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

Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Product ID: 59115
Escape Dubai for the evening and enjoy multiple activities on a 4 to 7-hours red dune desert safari. Drive across the red sand dunes by 4WD vehicle. Watch the sunset over the desert sands. Go to Al Khayma Camp for a BBQ and many other activities.
About this activity
Duration: 4 - 7 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman, 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

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  • Enjoy an evening at the exclusive Al Khayma Desert Camp, Dubai
  • Bash dunes for 30-45-minutes in the Lehbab desert
  • Enjoy the BBQ with local cuisines (veg and non-veg)
  • Smoke a shisha pipe, henna painting, Arabian makeover with a falcon
  • Ride on a camel caravan
  • Sandboard (sand surfing) along the red dunes
  • Choose the option to ride quad bikes through the desert
  • Watch the tanoura and belly dance show
2 - 5 hours
  • Dubai

  • 1 hour
  • Break

  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (camel ride, camp activities, BBQ)

  • 1 hour
  • Dubai

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Safari through the fascinating desert life. At a scheduled time, you will be picked up by the Safari Captain, who will take you to 60-minutes drive to the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Learn how Dubai originated from its humble beginnings and its trendsetting innovations while you ride.

Your first stop in the desert will be a rest area. Take a 25-minute  break before your safari begins. Rest, and take advantage of the available bathroom facilities, while your vehicle readies for safari by adjusting tyre pressures. If you are game, take an optional Quad Bike ride while other convoy​s​ catch up.

The adventures begins, 30-45-minutes dune bashing ride deep in the Lehbab desert that is known for its peculiar red dunes. Try sandboarding (surfing over the dunes) for an extra thrill before going to Al Khayma Camp. Arrive at Al Khayma Desert Camp. You can visit a group of Camels for a desert ride. Entering the camp, the Safari Captain will point out all the activity slots in the camp, and lead you to your table in front of a Khayma (tent). This Khayma will have unlimited soft drinks supply and Kandora and Abaya - Arabian clothes for men and women. Be welcomed with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets) and dates.

Feel refreshed before moving on to your next activity: a Camel ride. Once back, capture the scene’s beauty in your cameras & videos. Enjoy your free time at the Camp by trying the Bedouin specialties – Shisha smoking, Henna painting, Arabic makeover with the given Kandora and Abaya. Meet the Falcon expert and pose with the royal bird.

The evening entertainments start with Tanoura dance show in the center stage. You will then be notified when the buffet barbecue begins. After the meal, taste the local desserts, watch the belly dance, and relax. As a final treat, the camp will be completely switched off, giving the typical ambience of a desert night. Relax and meditate as you watch the stars, before finally being returned to your accommodation.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sand boarding
  • Short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates (7-hour option only)
  • Henna painting for ladies (7-hour option only)
  • Falcon experience (7-hour option only)
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) in the Shisha Area (7-hour option only)
  • Shared camp (7-hour option only)
  • Tanura and belly dancing show (7-hour option only)
  • Barbecue meal (open buffet or VIP service- select your preferred option) with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options (7-hour option only)
What’s Not Included
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Quad Bike and Dune Buggy options (available on request, depending on availability)
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • 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
• Tour duration may vary depending on city traffic
• Infants (below 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the shared dune bashing. Please book a private option so that parents have full responsibility
• Belly dance will not be available during the month of Ramadan (April 23-May 23) and on March 22, July 30, August 20, and October 29, 2020, or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law (dates may vary)
• Casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in summer, along with a jacket in winter
• The local operator assures that all desert safari guides/drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives
• Land Cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with the needed safety facility such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS, first aid box, etc
• Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15993 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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Fantastic experience, the drivers are all so nice and full of enthusiasm and fun. They ensure you are safe and avail of all the fun their is to be had on the safari trip. They also contact you before the trip and make sure you are ready at your pickup etc. Really enjoyed

March 23, 2020

Please join us if you go to Dubai. Insanely fun people can spend. I participated with two university students and said, "I had the most fun in Dubai!" Being in the middle east and endless desert scenery makes you exotic. The food was buffet style but it was delicious. The price includes all drinks, henna tattoos, sweets, and coffee. I think it's a great deal. By the way, please rest assured that the toilet is clean. It gets quite cold at night.

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March 19, 2020

The day was our highlight in Dubai! Our driver Aku was simply the best! The complete program with dune ride, sandboarding and photo session (he also turned out to be a great photographer) was a lot of fun and then the camp in the middle of the desert with camel rides, sunset, BBQ and the show ended the day perfectly. We would book this tour again immediately!

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March 18, 2020

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Product ID: 59115