1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Zayed Port

From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Product ID: 76064
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Experience life in the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi on a morning or evening safari by 4WD Land Cruiser. Take part in desert activities such as sand boarding and camel rides, watch traditional belly dance shows, and more.
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Duration: 4 - 6 hours
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Any hotel in Abu Dhabi, or the cruise terminal

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  • Drive across the dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm, and experience the desert sunset from the summit of a dune
  • See a traditional Arabic camp and enjoy first-class Arabian hospitality
  • Get a photo shoot in traditional Arabic clothes
  • Enjoy unlimited Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under a starlit sky (evening option only)
Full description
Depart from Abu Dhabi and journey to the desert on the outskirts of the city for an arrival at a desert camp in Al Khathim in around 45 to 60 minutes. Take an exciting drive across the sand dunes by 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a multilingual driver, and stop at a camel farm to catch your breath.

Continue to the camp to take advantage of a host of thrilling activities, including the chance to cross the desert sands by Quad Bike (own expense), glide down the dunes on a sand board, put on some traditional Arabic costume for a photo shoot or ride a camel and experience the desert's original mode of transportation.

Choose an evening desert safari to watch a magnificent sunset from the desert and sample Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee. A BBQ dinner and live entertainment, including authentic belly dancing and the chance to smoke a shisha pipe are included with the evening tour. Whichever option you choose, benefit from a package specially timed for guests arriving on one of the following cruise ships:

• AIDAstella
• Azamara Journey
• Celebrity Constellation
• Costa Fortuna
• Costa neoRiviera
• Crystal Esprit
• NCL Norwegian Star
• Oceana Nautica
• Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas
• Seabourn Encore
• Silversea Silver Cloud
• Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises
  • Pickup and drop-off in Abu Dhabi
  • Dune bashing
  • Sand boarding
  • Camel farm stop and camel ride
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Arabic traditional dress (for taking pictures)
  • BBQ dinner (evening tour only)
  • Arabic tea, coffee, and dates (evening tour only)
  • Tanoura and belly dance (evening tour only)
  • Shisha (evening tour only)
  • Henna (evening tour only)
  • Falcon (for taking pictures, evening tour only)
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike (available for an additional payment)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid any vomiting or sickness during the dune bashing
• Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate in dune bashing
• The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
• Any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the sand boarding or the optional quad biking activities are not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
• Bring a hat, sandals or flip flops, your camera, sunscreen, and a light sweater during the winter or casual, loose fitting clothes in the summer
• Tanoura dance and belly dance will not be available on public holidays in UAE
• Transportation in the land cruiser will be on a sharing basis with 6 people per car

From US$ 79 per person

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Desert Rose Tourism

Product ID: 76064