Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 55 per person

Enjoy an exhilarating morning desert safari that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and a camel ride. Choose a semi-private or private tour option.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready in your accommodation lobby at the agreed time of pickup. Pickup will be within 30 minutes of your agreed time. The duration of the tour includes pickup and drop-off times.
Private or small groups available


  • Experience dune bashing in a 4x4 in the Abu Dhabi desert
  • Try out sandboarding and see how easy it easy to glide over the dunes
  • Ride a camel in the desert to complete your safari experience
Full description

Embark on an exciting morning desert safariin the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi. Ride over the vast dunes in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, glide down the dunes on a sandboard, and enjoy a relaxing camel ride with scenic views.

Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pickup at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes effortlessly. During the safari, there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

  • Pickup and drop-off from select hotels/locations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Professional driver
  • Dune bashing (30-40 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel riding
  • Mineral water
  • Quad bike and dune buggy in the desert
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate
  •  Infants (below 3 years of age) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing. Parents may book a private tour to allow the driver to control the level of dune bashing. This is entirely the client's responsibility
  •  Light, casual clothing is recommended. Open shoes or sandals are best for walking on the sand, but bring sports shoes for sandboarding
  • It is recommended that you not eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid motion sickness during dune bashing
  • Please note that the stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times
  • Any damage, injuries sustained or items lost during the sandboarding is not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 623 reviews

Review summary

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Everything was perfect! Information given in advance, punctionality of the pick up which was arranged directly from our hotel, very friendly driver who was really high skilled for sune bashing. He took also lots of pictures of us. The car is comfy, no worries about going for this with a child, our daughter is 5 years old and had no problems whatsoever. Thank you again for a wonderful time!

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March 17, 2022

The desert tour was great fun for us! We first had a small stopover at a camel farm. There you could feed the camels and take photos with them. Afterwards we went into the desert and our driver Faisel took us up and down the dunes with an action-packed but always safe ride. There was enough time for photos again and Faisel really knew how to take the best photos of us! The last stop was a camp where there were drinks, you could try on typical Arabic clothes and finally enjoy a short ride on camels through the desert. We had a great morning!

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March 14, 2020

It was an extremely great tour. We were picked up by our driver Rafeek right at the cruise port. After a long drive to the desert, we first fed camels. Rafeek took the first beautiful family photos. Then we drove up and down the dunes in a convoy (6 cars with a large distance). As the 5th car, we saw the others "disappear" - before we went up and down. The kids screamed a lot - but for fun - because Rafeek always had his car under control - while the sand splashed up the window ;-) it was a really cool experience ;-) In between sandboarding - and taking nice souvenir photos. Rafeek took what felt like 1000 photos - jumping, handstands,... we got refreshing drinks while riding the camels. Summary: a great tour!! You should definitely do a jeep tour.

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February 25, 2020

Product ID: 122655