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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Duration: 7 hours
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Escape Dubai for an unforgettable desert safari across red sand dunes and enjoy a BBQ dinner feast and traditional desert activities inside the…

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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.

Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

Food

Food

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

My experience from start to finish was beyond my expectations, both drivers Syed and Ericsson were amazing from start to finish. the pick up was on time, they were very professional the whole time. overall I had a great experience and I will for sure recommend these two to my friends and family. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience

Thank you for such excellent service in each of our tours in Dubai. Recommended to 100%. Punctuality, cordiality, hospitality, security and above all, make you feel safe. Create was one of the best tours we did, incredible, an extreme experience, ride camels, Arab dance show, food, overall all very satisfying. Recommended to 100%

Our tour guide Syed was amazing, definitely ask for him if you go. The quad biking, dune bashing, sand boarding, and camp were all excellent. The bbq buffet was extremely tasty also. There’s lots of opportunities to take photos, and is an absolute steal for the experiences and time spent there. Would highly recommend doing it.

This was one of the beat excursions I have ever taken! Our tour guide, Akbar, was absolutely wonderful! Very knowledgeable and such a great photographer! He provided great customer service and made sure we were taken care of at all times. I would 10/10 recommend this excursion while in Dubai!

Brilliant experience!! Day was packed with lots of great activities from the start to the end. Special thanks to Thilanga our driver for looking after us and great hospitality. You get so much for what you pay for, couldn’t fault it