1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Day Trips

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Product ID: 116785
Experience life in the desert at the end of the day on a 4WD safari from Abu Dhabi. Watch traditional dance shows, get the chance to ride a camel and enjoy an open buffet barbecue feast.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Abu Dhabi, as well as the cruise port (Port Zayed). Pickup will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Satisfy your thirst for adventure by trying out sand boarding and dune bashing
  • Watch the sun set over the shimmering sands
  • Try traditional activities such as smoking a shisha pipe or getting a henna hand painting
  • Feast from an open buffet barbecue dinner
  • Experience the desert sands from the back of a camel
Full description
Start your desert adventure with pick up from your selected location or hotel in a 4WD air-conditioned vehicle by the Desert Safari Captain. Enjoy a comfortable ride to the desert for around 30-45 minutes whilst relishing the stunning roadside views. 

When you reach the desert, head straight to the camel farm where you can meet the gorgeous creatures and feed them. After that, experience an exhilarating dune bashing adventure. Feel the thrill as your safari captain maneuvers the vehicle through the sand dunes. Next, try your hand at sandboarding adventure and give your skating skills a test as you glide down the sandy slopes.

After this, head to the Bedouin desert camp and enjoy a warm welcome with Arabic Coffee (Gahwaa) and Arabic Dates. Take a short camel ride and get your camera ready to catch the best sunset view from the top dunes. Be delighted as you delve into the charm of Emirati customs and culture. Enjoy cultural activities such as henna painting and shisha smoking. Then, try on traditional Arabian costumes and take pictures with a falcon.

To wind down the evening, enjoy an entertaining Tanoura and a breathtaking belly dance performance. Savor a scrumptious barbecue dinner under the gleaming desert sky. Once the adventures and activities are wrapped up, the lights of the camp will be doused. Sit back and glance at the desert and the star-lit sky for a few peaceful moments. Finally, get dropped back to your selected location or hotel by the Desert Safari Captain.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Abu Dhabi city hotels, airport, cruise terminals or city locations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser
  • Licensed driver
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel farm stop
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Camel ride
  • Sunset stop
  • Shared traditional desert camp
  • Welcome drink
  • Falcon photos
  • Traditional Arabic dress (for photos)
  • Open buffet barbecue dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian)
  • Shisha pipe (free in the Shisha area)
  • Henna painting
  • Tanoura show and belly dancing
  • Stargazing
What’s Not Included
  • Quad bike and dune buggy activities in the desert
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pickup outside city location (available with extra cost)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during the dune bashing
• Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
• Tanoura dance and belly dance will not be available during Ramadan from April 23 to May 23, 2020, or on any special Islamic days as per UAE law. Dates may vary as per the UAE law and season
• Infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the dune-bashing activity
• Dune bashing is not allowed for pregnant women
• The tour duration includes the pickup and drop-off
• Any damage, injuries sustained or items lost during the sandboarding or the optional quad bike are not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
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From £72.13 £57.70 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 2203 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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Perfect excursion I highly recommend we take full eyes our guide Sanu was just fantastic a big thank you for this moment spent with him for the fabulous photos he made. The barbecue is delicious and the lady who made the henna just wonderful and a great kind THANK YOU

March 9, 2020

The experience was really beautiful, we were afraid it was too touristy and badly organized, but in reality it was all perfect and very flexible. Our guide Mohamed Shijin was really helpful and helped us to experience all the activities in an impeccable way despite the fact that we had some mobility problems.

March 9, 2020

An unforgettable day ! To do without hesitation! A strong sensation in the dunes, breathtaking landscapes, a sunset that remains etched forever .. surfing in the dunes is a unique experience. the show and the dancer who is very smiling .. the end of the evening with the passage of camels on the dune under the stars The sensational organization and the driver guides of an extreme kindness! Thank you FAISEL for his kindness and the little advice! I RECOMMEND ..

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March 8, 2020

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Product ID: 116785