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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

Both the city and desert safari tours were excellent.

Had a great time with many new experiences including visits to the mosque and crossing the creek to the souks. The driver on our desert safari was very good. Plenty of excitement but Normie was always in full control. The fire dance was incredible and the food was tasty and plentiful. This tour was good value and ticked many boxes on our short stopover in Dubai. Communication with the company was excellent via whatsapp. Two tours at a good price - would certainly use this company again. Highy recommend.

Dubai City Tour and Evening Desert Safari Combo Reviewed by Warren, 21/05/2019

Amazing experience. I would repeat right now!

I really enjoyed this activity. Everything was very well organized and managed by the company. Our guide, FAHIM made our trip even more pleasent, he is a very kind professional.

Great fun, well organised, well worth the money.

Good value for money, great fun from start to finish. Food was lovely, entertainment was good. If you dont travel well in a car probably not best for you.

Great tour - was exactly what I was hoping for.

Yosuu was a great guide and ensured we all had a good time. Plenty of time with the camels which was great, and lovely food / entertainment

Great activity! you should try it if you come to dubai

Ali explained a lot to us and the desert safari experience is great! Worth to pay 45 Euros for Desert safari + Camel ride + Drinks + Sand boarding. Definitely recommended!