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Dubai: Morning Desert Safari

Product ID: 5235
Escape the hustle and pressure of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and head for the heat of the desert on a full morning’s adventure! Combine an exciting 4WD safari across the desert, with a leisurely camel ride, and try a spot of sand skiing for added thrills.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
English, Urdu, Hindi

Pickup included

Pick-up from any hotel or location in Dubai, Sharjah, or Ajman. Port Rashid pickup can be arranged. Guests coming from the airport must proceed to the nearest hotel lobby. Otherwise, they can take the metro and proceed to the lobby of Regent Palace Hotel near Burjuman Metro Station.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Head to the deserts of Dubai or Abu Dhabi and bash the dunes in a 4WD vehicle
  • Try your hand at sand skiing
  • Go to a Bedouin camp and experience traditional desert life
  • Take a camel ride with Bedouin guides
  • Enjoy comfortable round-trip transportation from Dubai or Abu Dhabi
  • Get back to the city by noon, and avoid the most intense desert heat of the day
Full description
This special combination morning tour to the deserts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi introduces you to the traditions of the desert and also gives you the chance to bash some dunes in a 4WD Land Cruiser. Later, ride a camel just like a Bedouin, and attempt to sand ski down a dune!

The 4-hour safari tour lets you experience a complete desert adventure. Start with a roller coaster drive in the desert by 4WD vehicle. Follow this with a modern desert adventure as you skid down the high sand dunes, and continue onwards to a friendly Bedouin desert camp.

At camp, join your Bedouin guides and take a camel ride through the dunes. Travel on the ships of the desert, just as nomads have done for thousands of years. You will head back to your hotel after your camel ride, arriving in the city by noon. The desert adventure is also available if you are staying in Abu Dhabi.
  • Water at camp
  • Dune Drive
  • Sand board usage
  • Camel ride (not available during summer)
  • Pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Adult and child rates include pickup and drop-off from Dubai City Hotels only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Great experience

We were picked up on time from the hotel for the morning desert safari. The driver was very friendly and personable. After half an hour we reached our destination, the driver let air out of the tires of the car to have better control in the sand and off we went! It went wild across the sand dunes, not for the weak stomachs! We later reached the camp where we could try sandboarding and camel riding. We had a lot of fun and felt safe in all activities.

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July 31, 2014

Short, completely sufficient trip to get to know the desert

In a nice jeep safari you will be introduced to the essentials of the desert. A little camel riding (approx. 10 minutes) sandboarding (unfortunately only 10 meters), short stops for photos and fun driving through the dunes. It is completely sufficient if you do not want to do everything in detail.

May 29, 2014

absolutely recommendable tour and a very reliable provider.

Everything really fine. The communication in advance was very good and detailed. We wanted to book the safari an hour earlier than stated and that was made possible. (At the same price) We were picked up absolutely on time at the agreed meeting point and had a very nice, attentive driver. It even enabled us to take great photos at the mosque on the way to the desert and offered us a great program in the desert (after what I had read on the internet before, I think it was a little more than just standard). The tour itself was just right for us adults and our children (13 and 15). We got to know the desert and experienced an adventure, a great combination. After the tour we were dropped off directly at the cruise ship. The tour is highly recommended and the provider as well. Any time.

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December 28, 2013

Organized by

Dadabhai Travel LLC

Product ID: 5235