1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Al Khayma Desert Camp

Dubai Morning Desert Safari Sandboarding, Camels & Quad Bike

Product ID: 64252
Escape Dubai on a morning 4x4 safari to the nearby desert. Admire spectacular landscapes and experience the thrill of dune bashing and sandboarding on the red dunes. Choose from shared and private tour options, select the option with quad bike or brunch.
About this activity
Duration: 4 - 6 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotels or apartments in Dubai, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport-Motor city, and Al Maha resort is available only with an additional fee.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Enjoy a morning safari in the Dubai Desert
  • Experience the excitement of a dune-bashing adventure in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Try sandboarding, fast becoming one of the most popular desert activities and drive the optional off-road quad bike
  • Visit Al Khayma traditional camp, and ride a camel
  • Taste the delicacies of Arabic food
3.5 - 5.5 hrs
  • Dubai

  • Break

  • Lahbab Desert (photo stop, sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp

  • Brunch

    • Optional
  • 45 minutes
  • Dubai

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
Your 4-5 hours morning safari begins when you’re picked up at your hotel in a 4x4 Land Cruiser and head off with your local guide to the desert, just a 45 minute ride from Dubai.

Reaching Lahbab Red Dunes desert, you will get 20–25 minutes to relax. Restroom and toilet facilities are available there. Try quad biking, which is an optional addition. Once your 4x4 vehicle is ready, you will be taken across the desert. 

Be ready for a 35–45 minutes dune bashing. The time will be based on your selected tour option. Feel the car bounce around driving up and down the red dunes in the Land Cruiser to get the adrenaline flowing. Try sandboarding, a popular desert activity, once the drive is over. Remember to take plenty of photos before heading to the Al Khayma camp.

At the camp, get welcome by the Arabian hospitality with a traditional Arabic coffee, sweets (Gawa, Gaymat) and dates. Relax for sometime before a short camel ride (which can be repeated) in the nearby area. On return to the camp, enjoy a perfect conclusion with a light brunch (please note that brunch is not automatically included with the tour, so you will need to select the brunch option). Once you've finished your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.  
  • Clean, air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Pickup and drop-off in Dubai
  • Dune bashing (35-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding and photos stop
  • A professional licensed safari guide
  • A short camel ride (which can be repeated)
  • Cold mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Quad bike (optional)
  • Light meal (optional)
  • Other services not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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
• On shared tours the actual pick-up time will be within 45 minutes of your selected pickup time
• Infants (under 3 years of age) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing drive
• This activity is not allowed for pregnant women or those who have back, neck or heart problems
• All desert safari drivers are well-trained, licensed safari drivers. The Land Cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS, and a first aid box, etc
• It is recommended that you do not to eat 2 to 3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
• Self-practicing quad biking is solely your responsibility. It is strongly recommended that you listen to and follow the tour leader. Please note that any damage, injuries sustained or items lost during quad biking are not covered by insurance
• The tour duration includes the pickup and drop off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1815 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We would rate the tour with a 5.... It was amazing, it was really more than expected, the driver/host FAIZ that was with us, made an exceptional job, that made the experience feel much better Very pleased, and would recommend this tour and this company as the best thing done until now in dubai...

March 6, 2020

We wanted to see the desert and ride some camels without extra frills that take us away from the beach. This tour was perfect as we booked the no quad option. Our courteous driver Sharif picked us up from hotel in a clean Toyota 4 x 4. We had two more stops to pick up four more guests then a 45 minute drive to the “dune bashing” area which was very cool (and safe). We did a stop on top of a dune to take plenty of pictures and sandboarding was offered as part of the trip. 3 out of 6 in our group tried it while the others took more pictures. After some more dune bashing we traveled 15 minute more to the camel area and had 3 camels and a guide waiting for us. We had plenty of time for pictures before the camel ride. Again Sharif took pictures as did the guide halfway through the ride. Then we were offered cold drinks before heading back to our hotels. It felt like a private tour since the car really only seats 6 and we were never rushed. It was a great experience and we left we good memor

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February 21, 2020

It was an fantastic safari and experience . Our driver Lala gave us excellent service all the way. He is an fantastic guide and very good driver He is always smiling and helpfull, and do take very good picture if you ask! All the best recomondation from us - for the safari and Lala /Ulf

February 20, 2020

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Product ID: 64252