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Choosing the Perfect Dubai Desert Safari

These days Dubai might be better known for its jaw-dropping skylines and lavish attractions, but its golden desert remains as unmissable as ever. Here's how to make the most of your safari visit.



With gazelles, wildcats, monitor lizards to be seen, the Dubai desert can match any savannah for wildlife sightings. Try a falconry experience for the ultimate in animal close-ups.

Camel Rides

Camel Rides

Camel rides make for a great hands-on Dubai Desert Tour. Most desert safaris include a short ride, but you can definitely opt for a tour with extended riding time.



Budget safaris (meals included) are available, but it's worth it to spend a little more if possible. You'll get authentic, local cuisine and hospitality that makes you feel like a VIP.

Extreme Thrills

Extreme Thrills

Thrill-seekers are spoilt for choice with the dune-bashing, quad-biking, sand-skiing, and dune-buggy rides offered on various safari tours. Not for the faint-hearted!

Time of Day

Time of Day

Can't handle the heat? Experience the desert by night. The evening tours offer breathtaking beauty and a unique stargazing experience.

Planning Your Visit

What is Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve?

With Dubai's rapid expansion, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was founded to protect the natural landscape and endemic wildlife from overspill. It is located in the southeastern corner of the Emirate of Dubai and covers 87 squared miles of land. Some safaris are allowed to take you out to these pristine dunes.

How hot does it get?

Dubai summer temperatures average at 106ºF (41ºC), and often get a lot higher than that. Temperatures are more comfortable between December and March, but you might have to contend with irregular spurts of rain.

Can you camp?

In some places it's possible to camp, but unless you're extremely experienced, we wouldn't recommend it without being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately, there are several overnight camping safaris available.

What is a desert safari?

What can you really expect on a safari tour? More than you may realize! This is your chance to drive over dunes and participate in a variety of traditional desert activities: camel riding, sandboarding, trying shisha, authentic cuisine, henna tattoos, and local entertainment.


What people are saying about Dubai

Brilliant morning, so much fun and our guide Nabeel was excellent!

The quad bike, sand boarding, camel tour was excellent. Our guide Nabeel was excellent. He took good care of us and explained parts of Dubai as we drove around. Highly recommend this tour!

It was very nice. My wife and I loved it.

All the activities that were included were great. We recommend it to others. Also I left positive feedback on TripAdvisor.

Sensational..a very well organized tour!!

Great communication from the tour operator from start to finish. This is great tour that covers a lot of activities in a small space of time but never felt rushed. My tour guide Akku went out of his way to make sure everyone was well catered the entire tour. Thoroughly recommend this tour.

Fantastic fun filled activity morning in the desert

Highly recommend this morning tour. We were promptly collected from our hotel by Mujeeb who had text to confirm pick up time. Very friendly and professional. We experienced camel rides in the desert which was great fun. My husband and two older children then went dune bashing and sandboarding, which was great for the thrill seekers that they are. Had a nice relaxing drink and ice cream before heading back to the hotel. Highly recommend, good value for money. 5⭐️

Morning Safari with Quad Bikes, Sandboarding & Camel Ride Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 17/01/2019

I enjoyed myself and will do it over and over again .

Our tour guide Alam he was very helpful and very patient with us. Alam thank you once again for the tour and keep on being nice we enjoyed. He picked us in time as was adviced on the email