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  • Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

    1. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

    Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4x4 Land Cruiser. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride while other convoys catch up.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding. 

    Enhance your dune adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners.  Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welc...

    Imran was such a great tour guide. He picked us up right on schedule was super polite and punctual. He took us for the ATV, the sand board and camel ride and took pictures of us all the way threw our tour. He was on top of everything going on from offering us water to making sure we were the first one to grab food to asking if we wanted anything else before leaving the camp area. He was absolutely welcoming. This tour is definitely recommended.

  • Dubai Desert Safari Red Dune: BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

    2. Dubai Desert Safari Red Dune: BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

    This unique desert safari begins with a pickup at your accommodation in Dubai. You’ll ride in a 4x4 vehicle into the Dubai desert and share this adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the desert sunset with your group and wear traditional Arabian costumes at bedouin camp. Enjoy a camel ride and henna painting in the evening. Sit back at Bedouin camp and watch the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the delicious tastes of Arab life at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel and shawarma.

    Amazing! Nabeel, our guide was very helpful and genuinely cared that we enjoyed every part of the tour. There were a selection of activities and shows so there is something for everyone :) Thank you!

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    3. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities.

    Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs.

    Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government.

    The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    4. Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble.

    Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the comple...

    Riz was the most amazing tour guide!!! We had a magical time!!!! I most definitely recommend!!!!

  • Dubai: Desert Safari Photography Session, Camel Ride, & BBQ

    5. Dubai: Desert Safari Photography Session, Camel Ride, & BBQ

    Begin your Dubai desert safari with a prompt pick up from your accommodation in a 4WD vehicle. After the 40-minute drive to reach the Red Dunes for a safari, you can take a quad bike ride if you are looking for more adventure. Enjoy the Dune Bashing activity and try sand boarding with a photo secession. Later, move on to the Bedouin camp where Arabian Qahwa, Luqaimat, dates, and soft drinks will be served as a sign of welcome. You can wear Kandora and Abaya, the traditional Arabian attires, and pose for more photographs. Later, you will be taken for a camel ride to enjoy the most beautiful desert sunset. Take amazing photos with the backdrop of the setting sun. Must-do camp activities include henna tattooing and shisha smoking. Enjoy the Tanoura and belly dance performances. The Bedouin camp entertainment is followed by a lavish barbecue meal and various Arabian desserts. You will be d...

    Unforgettable experience and excellent driver. Please ask for SAAJ if at all possible. He not only drives the dunes fast but very safe - he also explains lots about Dubai and the surrounding areas! I warmly recommending this tour with GetYourGuide! Never failed, never felt sorry booking you guys!!

  • Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

    6. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

    Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose the 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding. and camel ride. Select the 7-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, camel rides, BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy interesting views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive ...

    Amazing driver! Rashid picked us up on time and was very polite. We had so much fun and he kept making sure everyone was okay. Best experience ever!

  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    7. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Full-Day Guided Tour of Expo Dubai

    8. Dubai: Full-Day Guided Tour of Expo Dubai

    Experience the amazing Expo Dubai on this full-day guided tour, which, with 192 pavilions, is considered the largest event ever to be staged in the Arab world. To begin, get picked up from your hotel or selected location in Dubai. Upon arriving at the Expo, take some time to walk through and explore each of the three thematic districts — Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. Afterward, enjoy a food break and explore the world’s greatest gastronomy show, which offers 200 dining options with cuisine from all over the world. Finally, visit the World’s Greatest Immersion - Al Wasl Plaza, which is located at the heart of the Expo. Enjoy incredible shows and performances while admiring the beauty of the dome, which is the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world.

  • Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    9. Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside.

    Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time.

    Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items.

    Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with ...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

    10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

    Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai.

    After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. The largest museum in the Gulf region, enjoy displays of both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world.

    Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to yo...

    Loved the mosque and museum but there was plenty of time would’ve like 30-90 minutes to explore Abu Dhabi.

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We had a awesome time on our desert Safari. Our guide was awesome. The entire experience was great. He also took some amazing pictures of us which is always a plus in our book.

Safari guide Mohammed was amazing! Super helpful and we had a fantastic ride! The red dunes and the dancers at the camp were amazing!

Our tour was really cool and our guide Arif was in a great mood and he was very helpful. Definitely a must see when in Dubai.

Was good! Our driver was really friendly and helpful:)

We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.