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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Duration: 7 hours
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Escape Dubai for an unforgettable desert safari across red sand dunes and enjoy a BBQ dinner feast and traditional desert activities inside the…

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Choosing the Perfect Dubai Desert Safari

These days Dubai might be better known for its jaw-dropping skylines and lavish attractions, but its golden desert remains as unmissable as ever. Here's how to make the most of your safari visit.

Wildlife

Wildlife

With gazelles, wildcats, monitor lizards to be seen, the Dubai desert can match any savannah for wildlife sightings. Try a falconry experience for the ultimate in animal close-ups.

Camel Rides

Camel Rides

Camel rides make for a great hands-on Dubai Desert Tour. Most desert safaris include a short ride, but you can definitely opt for a tour with extended riding time.

Food

Food

Budget safaris (meals included) are available, but it's worth it to spend a little more if possible. You'll get authentic, local cuisine and hospitality that makes you feel like a VIP.

Extreme Thrills

Extreme Thrills

Thrill-seekers are spoilt for choice with the dune-bashing, quad-biking, sand-skiing, and dune-buggy rides offered on various safari tours. Not for the faint-hearted!

Time of Day

Time of Day

Can't handle the heat? Experience the desert by night. The evening tours offer breathtaking beauty and a unique stargazing experience.

Planning Your Visit

What is Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve?

With Dubai's rapid expansion, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was founded to protect the natural landscape and endemic wildlife from overspill. It is located in the southeastern corner of the Emirate of Dubai and covers 87 squared miles of land. Some safaris are allowed to take you out to these pristine dunes.

How hot does it get?

Dubai summer temperatures average at 106ºF (41ºC), and often get a lot higher than that. Temperatures are more comfortable between December and March, but you might have to contend with irregular spurts of rain.

Can you camp?

In some places it's possible to camp, but unless you're extremely experienced, we wouldn't recommend it without being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately, there are several overnight camping safaris available.

What is a desert safari?

What can you really expect on a safari tour? More than you may realize! This is your chance to drive over dunes and participate in a variety of traditional desert activities: camel riding, sandboarding, trying shisha, authentic cuisine, henna tattoos, and local entertainment.

What people are saying about Dubai

Fantastic from start to finish. Ericson our Tour leader was outstanding and made the trip very memorable for all our family. Quad biking was brilliant, sand boarding was too. Definitely need a ski lift installed to get you back up the dune . Burning those extra calories made way for the fantastic barbecue, so much delicious food. Carmel ride photos, exceptional dancers, henna tattoo and small gifts to purchase completed the trip. ** highly recommend **

It was one amazing experience. I LOVED IT SOO MUCH! My first time doing this and I will surely recommend my guests in hotel to try for sure! Huge huge thank you to Mr UMMER who was such a super nice guide and amazing photographer for me as well He does know how to take good pictures. He really made us feel comfortable and cared. Thank you Mr UMMER for such an amazing trip! I will do it again for sure and recommend you only! From Lakshana

Incredible experience with the best tour guide Noman! If you’re coming to Dubai you’d be silly not to do the red desert! Quad bikes, dune bashing (amazingggggg), sand boarding, camel ride, impressive show at the camp site and amazing food!

Best day EVER!!! And I’m not just saying that. Our guide, Arafa, is among the best tour guides I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending a day with. He was friendly and knowledgeable about all thing Dubai. Oh yeah...and a f

Great experience, Marwan our tour guide went to extreme lengths to ensure our trip was exactly what we wanted, also very polite, welcoming and a great tour guide overall. Would definitely recommend.