Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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Your Abu Dhabi desert safari: What to do and when to do it

Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!

Ride a camel

Ride a camel

Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.

Treat a special someone

Treat a special someone

Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?

Smokey nights

Smokey nights

Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!

Feeling indecisive?

Feeling indecisive?

Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

What's the weather like?

Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.


What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Amazing guide wich made the experience even better, thank you!

Great guide, good explanation, spent time with me to help me getting an understanding on the country, had a beautiful jouney

Abu Dhabi: Sunset Camel Trek & Barbecue Dinner Reviewed by Diane, 11/02/2019

wonderful ride, mainly because of the very good and nice driver.

Our very safe and very nice driver Fayis made the trip an unforgettable experience. Being a little bit dissabled, he even took care of a chair during the performance. The tour itself was very nice, but I would like to spent a little bit more time at the camel farm and maybe a little less time at the dance performance.

My previous desert safari was awesome. This one was even better!

I price & review checked desert safaris, and decided to try GetYourGuide. They connected me with OceanAir Travels. Our driver and guide was Imran. I have met many travel guides, and I think Imran was one or the best. He spoke perfect English, was knowledgeable of the city & sites, continuously checked if we were comfortable & enjoying the tour, and most importantly(?!) took great pictures of my family. He was not afraid to take burst shots, compose shots, panorama shots, which all turned out great. He was not pushy, but politely suggested various choices we could take during the tour. I highly recommend GetYourGuide, OceanAir, and Imran for your Dubai or Abu Dhabi desert tours.

A fantastic day out, great value for money.

We booked this trip whilst we stopped over in Abu Dhabi. Looking at the price and list of inclusions we were fully expecting to have to pay for extras throughout the day (as has happened with other companies). We were very surprised that not only was everything included there was even more than we were expecting. A really action packed few hours that we will remember for a long time, highly recommended, thanks guys.

brilliant..guides are brilliant and it’s a thrilling experience

Our guide,Akash, gave me and my family a wonderful sand dune ride and he encouraged us to do the sand boarding and it was one of the best things that I will ever do in my life. The whole package was amazing and I would definitely do this again with the same company. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience!

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 14/12/2018