Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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Your Abu Dhabi desert safari: What to do and when to do it

Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!

Ride a camel

Ride a camel

Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.

Treat a special someone

Treat a special someone

Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?

Smokey nights

Smokey nights

Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!

Feeling indecisive?

Feeling indecisive?

Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

What's the weather like?

Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.

What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Awesome!!! Imran is a fantastic Driver and tour guide !!

Everyone should go on a desert safari while in Abu Dhabi !!! Perfectly organized , great service , wonderful food and we had a great guide and driver - Imran wonderful person he does more than you expect him to and takes the best photos in the world. Thank you Imran for everything and see you again !!

Great time had by all, lots of new experiences.

We had an excellent driver (sorry don’t know his name), great fun on the dune bashing. Had a good time later trying out new things, henna tattoos, camel riding, holding a falcon, smoking a shushes pipe etc

Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/31/2019

Exceptional safari experience, more than 5 stars

The safari lead by Amir was magnificent, intense and full of unforgettable experiences. He is an amazing driver and a very friendly person, he took pictures for us, he made everything in his power for us to have a wonderful time. I highly recommend to book this safari with him.

Abu Dhabi Traditional Desert Camp Experience And Quad Bike Reviewed by DOINITA ADRIANA, 03/27/2019

Excellent evening, great Value for money!

Amazing value for money, and our guide Biju was very helpful! Will definitely be returning! Thank you

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience

An awesome desert safari with family. Our driver Bakru was extremely friendly and helpful, thanks to him we got the most of our experience. Worth every penny!