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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Al Khayma Desert Camp

Dubai: Fossil Red Dunes & Camel Rock Safari with BBQ

Product ID: 121428
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Experience the thrill of dune-bashing and sandboarding on this desert safari. Visit the famous Fossil and Camel rocks, enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner and also take part in a sunset camel ride.
About this activity
Duration 6.7 - 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup available from Dubai hotels, Port Rashid (cruise terminal) or the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport (take a local taxi or the hotel shuttle bus to reach the Holiday Inn Express, at your own expense). Pickup from Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Bab Al Shams, Discovery garden and Investment City or others locations are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location. Please note that pickup is not available from the Naif and Al Sabkha areas. Pickup time will be within the first 45 minutes of your booked tour time, depending on your location. If there is any change you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or email.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the Fossil Rocks, which was a seabed 80 million years ago
  • Test your courage with sand surfing on the desert dunes
  • Feel the thrills and chills of red dunes bashing drive
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner in a Bedouin desert camp
  • Take part in an evening camel trek with splendid sunset views
Full description
Following a hotel pick-up, head out from Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle for your Fossil & Camel rocks safari. On the way learn some fascinating facts about the Fossil Rocks from your guide. Upon arrival, take a short break (20-25 minutes) in the rest area, making use of bathroom facilities, relax, and if you’d like to, go for an optional Quad Biking nearby.

Red dunes adventure time; as soon as your 4x4 is ready, proceed for a dune bashing drive. Feel the excitement mounts as your safari driver rides the 4x4 over those steep dunes for 35-45 minutes. Marvel the sights of Fossil and Camel rocks. For more thrills take a sandboarding ride on the desert dunes. 

Next, drive to Al Khayma camp in Dubai desert. Get seated in your own Khayma and experience the Arabic culture and hospitality by having Arabic coffee, dates and sweets. It’s then time for an evening camel ride — enjoy the beautiful views while riding across the desert terrains. Head back to camp where you can experience henna body painting, smoke a shisha pipe to get into the Bedouin spirit, put on an Arabic costume, get a photo of yourself with a falcon on your hand, and be entertained by the traditional Tanoura dance on stage. Once you've worked up an appetite, you will then enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner followed by desserts, before watching the Belly dance shows later on. 

You will then be driven back to your hotel/accommodation at the end of the tour.

  • Pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle (Land Cruiser/Jeep)
  • Licensed safari driver
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Henna painting
  • A short camel ride (repeatable)
  • Shisha pipe
  • Tanura and belly dance show
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • BBQ meal
  • Arabian makeover and photo with Falcon
What’s Not Included
  • Quad Bike (optional and your safari guide will help you to get it)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Duration of the tour includes pickup and drop-off, pickup not available from the Naif and Al Sabkha areas
• Drop-off time may vary
• Pregnant women & those with back/neck pain may not participate
• Infants under 3 years old are not allowed in the car during dune bashing. Please book a private option so they can participate without dune bashing
• The Fossil Rock Dunes are extremely high, not recommended for people who get car sick
• It is recommended that you do not eat for 3 hours before your tour
• The local partner shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should have travel health insurance as there are potential risks and hazards
• From 5th May - 4th June there are restrictions on belly dancing. 3rd April, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov there won't be any entertainment in the camp due to UAE law. Days might change due to season or UAE law
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Overall rating
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based on 828 reviews
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Product ID: 121428