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

From Dubai: Sunset Camel Trek with Shows & BBQ at Al Khayma

Product ID: 105913
Experience the beauty of the Arabian desert in time-honored fashion on a camel trek at sunset. Journey back in time to ancient Arabia and visit a Bedouin camp. Take part in traditional activities, such as henna hand painting and smoking a shisha pipe.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotels or apartments in Dubai city limits, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport-Motor city, and Al Maha resort is available at an additional cost - otherwise, a nearby meeting point can be suggested for these locations instead.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Ride a camel through the Arabian desert (1 camel per couple)
  • Go to a Bedouin style camp and take part in traditional activities
  • Try a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo
  • Pose for a photograph with a falcon on your shoulder
  • Satisfy your hunger with a delicious buffet dinner in the middle of the desert
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Dubai, then start your journey to the peaceful desert surroundings for a sunset experience of a lifetime.

Make your way to a camel caravan, and experience the beauty of the landscape from the back of one of the "ships of the desert" for about 30-45 minutes depending on the option selected. Take (optional) rides up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, go to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee (kahwa) or tea on arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel "Old Arabia" come to life in a unique Bedouin setting.

Take part in traditional activities to complete your journey into the culture of the Arab world. Try your hand at smoking a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in typical Arabic attire and pose for a photo with a falcon resting on your hand or shoulder. 

Feast from a delicious barbecue buffet dinner as you watch authentic belly dance folk performances. Relax under a canopy of stars, and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour services.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from anywhere in Dubai city limits, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid)
  • Camel ride and feeding (30-45 minutes depending on option selected)
  • Sunset view photo stop (subject to time and convenience)
  • Coffee and dates at a Bedouin-style camp
  • Shisha pipe
  • Henna painting
  • Belly dance shows
  • Local Arabic attire for makeovers and posing with a falcon
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Barbecue open buffet dinner (vegetarian and non vegetarian options)
What’s Not Included
  • Quad Bike and dune buggy activities in the desert
  • Sandboarding
  • Any extra service or expense not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 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
• The duration of the tour may vary as it includes pickup and drop-off times
• Infants below 5 years are not allowed to ride the camels
• The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women
• Entertainment show (Belly Dance) will not be available on March 22, April 23 to May 23 (Ramadan), July 30, August 20, and October 29, 2020, or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law (dates may vary)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 757 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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Rafeeq our driver was fantastic. Picked us up from our hotel in a lovely, comfortable land cruiser and drove about an hour to the destination. A 45 minute camel tour through the desert followed by an evening in a traditional Bedouin style camp with a delicious buffet dinner and an array of activities was very fun and a highlight of our trip.

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March 5, 2020

We were picked up by Jo Jo and joined 4 other people in a land cruiser. First we went on a fun ride on the dunes and then to the camp to ride the camels. While we had only booked for a 30 min camel ride, we got 45 minutes because others had booked more time. This was the highlight of the day, felt like we went back in time as we went trekking in the dunes. Our camel guide even offered to take each person's pictures on their cameras. After the ride we returned to the camp and enjoyed many different activities ...drank Arabic tea with dates, dressed up in ethnic attire, took pics with a falcon and the entertainment. Our guide Jo Jo was wonderful! He was very attentive and made sure we had a great time ...thx Jo Jo!!!!

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January 13, 2020

Well organised. Mahmoud was fantastic. On time, energetoc, happy, attentive and fun to be with. Lots of good activities. The food, both dinner and dessert were tasty and the camel ride of good duration and enjoyable.

March 12, 2020

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Product ID: 105913