Dubai Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Dubai Safaris & wildlife activities

Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

1. Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

After pickup from your hotel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, be welcomed into an air-conditioned tent with refreshments and time to relax. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try some optional quad biking and take a ride over the beautiful red dunes of the Dubai desert. Next, you will hit the desert for a dune bashing experience in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Feel your stomach leap as you ride up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  After dune bashing, you will have a chance to try sandboarding or simply admire the scenery around you. Make sure you take plenty of photos of the scenic desert landscape.  Next, stop at the red dunes desert and enjoy a camel ride in the open desert. Then, relax in air-conditioned comfort as you enjoy soft drinks, water, and Arabic tea or coffee with dates before getting dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124 or 125 Combo Ticket

2. Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124 or 125 Combo Ticket

Experience the magic of Dubai with a combined ticket to 2 of the city's most amazing attractions, and discover the Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa on the same day. From the depths of the ocean to the skies above upgrade your Burj Khalifa visit with an enchanting encounter with 485 aquatic species at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Start by traveling to the top of Dubai's most iconic monument with a pre-booked entrance ticket to the Burj Khalifa. Once you have selected your time slot, take the world’s fastest elevator to the observation floor on level 124 of the world’s tallest building. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramas across the city, desert, and Gulf. Learn more about the architecture and technology behind this unique skyscraper. Enter the world’s largest suspended aquarium. Admire thousands of aquatic animals from around the world, including rare species such as the King Crocodile and Sand Tiger Sharks. Discover three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. 

Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

3. Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Pre-purchase your entry ticket and visit the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo located at level 2 to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

4. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

Experience the rides and slides of the Aquaventure Waterpark and then discover more than 65,000 marine animals up close at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Skip the long lines to Aquaventure Waterpark and then brave the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide. Set your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500 meters of private beach. Prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon or ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an innertube and face the rapids of a tidal river or experience the dramatic wave surges of The Torrent. Get up close to more than 65,000 marine animals at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Walk amongst the ruins of a lost city and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be a marine animal expert. Encounter sharks and rays at close proximity and feel some of the world’s most exotic invertebrates in the touch tank.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

5. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

6. The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

The Green Planet is a bio-dome inviting visitors to explore Earth's fascinating flora and fauna through an immersive expedition into the tropics. Designed as an enclosed ecosystem, The Green Planet recreates the enchanting world of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals and the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree. Step inside The Bat Cave to meet some of nature's most thrilling and wondrous denizens. Touch an Emerald Tree Boa snake if you dare. Hear the distinctive calls of the wonderful variety of birds flying around Green Planet. Say hello to one of the two sloths living here who sleep between 15 and 20 hours everyday. Watch the squirrel monkeys jump and climb using their very long tail to balance as they move from one tree to another. The educational and recreational facility raises awareness for the delicate balance of nature and the preciousness of one of our world’s oldest living ecosystems making it the ideal educational destination for the entire family. The Green Planet is set to inspire people of all ages and nationalities to learn about and care more for every single plant and animal that inhabits the earth. 

Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

7. Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

Explore the beauty of the sand dunes in the Lehbab desert on this desert safari tour from Dubai in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Watch exciting live entertainment with dancing and a fire show. Take part in family-friendly activities like henna painting and falcon photos.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and take in the desert scenery on the drive. Transfer to a 4x4 Land Cruiser and experience the adrenaline rush of riding through sand dunes and seeing remnants of Bedouin empires. Travel back in time as you ride a camel over wind-swept dunes. At the camp, be greeted with a traditional welcome of Arabic tea and coffee. Have some Arabic sweets and fresh fruits. Try sandboarding and get a unique henna painting done.  Take a picture to share of you with a fierce-looking falcon. Sit down to a international buffet dinner with barbeque. Have a delicious range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.  View live entertainment with belly dancing to traditional Arabic music, Tanura dancing, a fire show, and a full light and sound display. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour. 

Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

8. Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Enjoy a combo ticket and explorer package and enhance your visit to the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Board a glass-bottom boat where you can watch thousands of creatures swimming below you as well as get the chance to feed the curious fish. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

Dubai: Dolphin Encounter Ticket at Atlantis Waterpark

9. Dubai: Dolphin Encounter Ticket at Atlantis Waterpark

Get up close with playful dolphins in shallow water with a dolphin encounter at Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm. Make your way to Dolphin Bay at Atlantis the Palm at your allotted time, and meet a marine mammal specialist for a 15-minute safety briefing and orientation session. Then, wade waist-deep into the water to interact with a dolphin. Enjoy a 30-minute in-water encounter as you pet and touch the dolphins in groups of no more than 10 people per animal. Including check in and time to change into the provided wetsuits, the full experience should take around 1.5 hours. Experience an animal encounter suitable for all ages and ideal for non swimmers.

Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark Ticket with Transfers

10. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark Ticket with Transfers

Splash your way through Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark with an entry ticket and hotel transfers. Spark your adrenaline with thrilling slides, such as "Poseidon's Revenge," or simply relax on the lazy river. We will pick you up from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai and transport you to the Aquaventure Water Park in an air-conditioned vehicle. When you arrive at the park, begin the adventure by sliding into a shark lagoon or spiraling down the Aquaconda ride. Rowing along the Shark Tunnel or the Lazy River, unwind in the raft. You also have the opportunity to experience one of the most thrilling rides in the waterpark, 'Poseidon's Revenge,' which drops you down a 75-foot-long chute through a trapdoor beneath your feet, then arcs you in a double loop before ejecting you. You shall also explore Splasher's Island, which is exclusively created for the mini and junior adventurers with shallow pools and other fun rides that the little ones can enjoy. After having fun at the water park, you will be heading to the Lost Chambers aquarium if option booked. The stunning underwater aquarium is home to 65,000 marine creatures, including rare species such as crayfish, stingrays, vibrant clownfish, menacing moray eels, albino alligators, and seahorses. Once the Atlantic Aquaventure tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel or other chosen destination in an air-conditioned vehicle.

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based on 28,462 reviews

Had an amazing full day out with Our guide Alam. From start to finish Alam was an amazing guide who looked after us amazingly well and my word what a driver during our dune bashing experience. Loved everything about the trip from start to finish. Quad biking was great fun, fab camel ride, amazing dune bashing followed by sand boarding watching the sun set and finally finishing off with food and entertainment. If in Dubai this tour is a must . You won’t regret it especially if you get Alam as a guide. Alam was such a lovely man. Thank you Alam. We will be back. Xx

We enjoyed our tour to the dunes a lot, especially the Sand bording and camel ride. But the best what we had not expected, where the additional interesting informations from our guide muharam Ali. Besides this, we really felt safe with him, he is a very good and responsible driver. Thank you!

All the experience was excellent!!! We had a great time in the dessert and in the camp!!! Ahsan was the best, very kind and helpful, he took care of us and always with smile. He made our trip the best memory!!! This experience worths every penny..!!

guide was so kite and nice. it was great experience in dubai.

All good apart from huge waiting for have 40’’ of fun