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.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Superb and great value for money-highly recommended!

Anish, our driver was amazing. He called us and hour before we were due to be picked up and also sent a text and WhatsApp message. Dune bashing was amazing and Anish was by far the best driver, truly an exhilarating experience. He was also a great photographer and took some great shots whilst we were dune boarding and on the camels! Can’t recommend it highly enough !!

Wonderful desert safari experience with guide humza.

I had a wonderful desert safari experience with guide humza. This is a must when visiting Abu Dhabi. 10/10 experience.

Dune bashing was excellent! Our driver Faiz was exceptional.

This is a fun night out in Abu Dhabi. Everything from dune bashing to the entertainment at the camp is great. Highly recommended!

What an awesome experience !! Would do it any time again.

If you are looking for a camel riding experience in the desert and don't care about dune bushing, this is it ! You get a focused tour on one thing (incl. the arabian coffee during sunset and later a very delicious dinner and entertainment in a desert camp at the end of the day). We were a group of 4 people, riding 2 camels, and our guide Hamsa could not have done a better job ! He looked after us in a very professional, courteous and caring way, always concerned we could not get the best out of this tour. The tour company initially faced a challenge reg. my pick-up location in Abu-Dhabi. Hamsa noticed the challenge and jumped in. He knew the location and .... "What was the problem ?" Got picked-up on time and off we went into the desert. While driving in the desert, Hamsa demonstrated his driving skills in the sand. Speedy but very safe. He took lots of pictures with our own cameras while we were riding. Thank you so much for such a memorable and enjoyable tour !

Abu Dhabi: Sunset Camel Trek & Barbecue Dinner Reviewed by Erich, 19/10/2018

If you want to feel a desert you should be banging out with these guys

The whole trip is amazingly planned! Al you need to do, is to enjoy it. Yes you might feel yourself bad during the drive in desert. But that’s a normal thing if you’re going for new experience! They always asking during the drive, is everything ok? If not they will stop for a break! Camel riding, festivals with dances and food are on top! If you want to feel a desert you should be banging out with these guys!