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Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

Product ID: 180971
Escape from hustle & bustle of city life on this sunset safari, a trip to red dunes desert with full of adventures like dune bashing, sand surfing, and camel trekking. Finish your day with Bedouin activities and a BBQ dinner at Al Khayma
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

· Complimentary pick up is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels, apartments also from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). · Pick up from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. · Pick up will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Feel the thrill of an off-road ride during desert dune bashing
  • Feast on a scrumptious BBQ meal with delicious desserts
  • Receive an Arabic makeover, smoke shisha, or get a henna tattoo
  • Watch an entertaining Tanoura and belly dance show
  • Hop on the camel to go trekking to view the beautiful sunset
Full description
Start the tour by getting picked up by the Safari Captain from your hotel or selected location. Take a 45-minute drive in a 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser to the Lahbab Red Dunes Desert.

When you arrive, stop in the rest area to make use of the available bathroom facilities. First, go for an optional short quad bike ride as the Land Cruiser gets ready for the dune bashing adventure. Enjoy the dune bashing session across the red dunes for 30-45 minutes. Feel the thrill as your experienced driver takes you up and down the dunes to smash some sand. After this, try your hand at sandboarding and surf on the sand, down the dunes. Your Safari Captain will capture these exquisite moments on camera for you.

Next, proceed to the Al Khayma Camp for a 15-minute camel ride and the chance to enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings. Listen as your Safari Captain explains in detail about all the traditional camp activities. Get yourself seated and enjoy a warm welcome with Gahwa, Gaymat (Arabic coffee/sweets) and dates. Finally, savor a flavorsome barbeque meal with BBQ dishes and salads followed by desserts.

After this, rest up for some time before the entertainment at the camp begins. Enjoy the special Bedouin activities in the camp such as dressing up in traditional Arabic dress, posing with a falcon, henna tattooing, and shisha smoking. Watch the live Tanoura and Belly dance shows. Then, as the camping ends, get taken back to your preferred location or hotel by the Safari Captain.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Licensed safari driver
  • Dune bashing (40-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel trek (15 minutes)
  • Camel feeding
  • Al Khayma desert camp visit
  • Shared camp
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha smoking
  • Arabian makeover and photo with falcon
  • Barbecue dinner at Al Khayma
  • Tanoura and belly dance shows
  • Sunset photo-stop
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Quad bike activities (optional ​with extra cost - approx. $41 for single drive and 55 for double drive)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
• Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding & bring light jacket from Nov-April
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during dune bashing
• By UAE law, pregnant women, people with health issues and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed to take part in dune bashing (if these conditions are applicable to you, please contact the supplier to make changes to your tour)
• The tour duration includes pick up and drop off
• Entertainment activities (Tanoura and belly dance) won’t be available on the following dates: March 22, April 23 to May 23, July 30, August 20, Oct 29, 2020 or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law; dates may vary subject to moon sighting
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We chose evening desert safari with the Ocean Air Travel via GetYourGuide and we had an incredible experience! Our tour guide, Ikhlaq, was more than great from the start till the end! He provided us with everything we needed and he was extremely kind! It is definitely a must do experience if you visit Dubai!

December 18, 2019

Our Safari Tour experience was awesome. From the beginning, with our booking and thereafter, communication up until the pick up, went smoothly and without any hustle. Our tour guide, Mohammed Boraik, was an absolute gentleman and made sure that we had an amazing adventurous tour. He considered all guests in every decision and made sure we were safe at all times while having the best time. Definitely a well organized tour and would highly recommend. Kind regards.

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December 13, 2019

It was a great tour. The red dunes desert is lovely. Enjoyed the dune bashing very much, just the right amount of excitement. Our guide Yasir made sure we felt comfortable at all times. The campsite was very nice surrounded by high dunes, the fire show was amazing. Food was good, tea and Arabic sweet were tooo yummy. Yasir was a great guide, he gave due importance to all the travelers. I was traveling solo, but thanks to Yasir, I got a couple of very good photos and he also made sure I was able to do all the camp activities I wanted to. The only shortcoming was that I had booked the package that mentioned 15 minutes long camel ride, but I was given a short camel ride. There were 300 people that day at camp and probably they did not have that many camels. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the desert and camp. As a solo female traveler, I felt comfortable and absolutely safe at all times. A big shout out to Yasir for being a great guide and especially the great pics

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December 8, 2019

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Product ID: 180971