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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Our most recommended Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Day Trips

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

1. Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Experience a morning desert expedition that will show you the serenity of the Arabian sands. Take in views of the unique landscape, enjoy a camel ride, give sandboarding a go, and try typical Arabic specialties. Escape the city and head north to the desert, boasting spectacular landscapes of pristine, rolling sand dunes. Once you arrive, stop to deflate the tires then enjoy an exhilarating ride over the undulating dunes and into the wilderness, making several stops for photos. The drive continues until you reach an Arabian Desert Campsite, where you will experience a traditional welcome with ‘Gahwa’ Arabic coffee and local dates. Stretch your legs and enjoy a brief camel ride, sandboarding, and shisha, the Arabic water-pipe.

Dubai: Private Falconry Safari

2. Dubai: Private Falconry Safari

On this private 5-hour program, head to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a nature drive in search of the houbara bustard, Arabian oryx and sand gazelle. At the Emirati Falcon Hunting Camp you’ll be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates. The falconry experience begins as you help to train a greater spotted eagle, desert eagle owl and Harris’s hawk. All of the birds will be flown to your gloved fist. Participate in a modern training technique: fly a peregrine falcon, the planet’s fastest animal, to a drone. As an optional add-on, you can enjoy breakfast at the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, or a picnic-style canapé breakfast at the falcon camp.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

3. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up, and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Finally, be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

Dubai: Desert Self-Drive Experience

4. Dubai: Desert Self-Drive Experience

Strap in for an unforgettable adventure as you drive across pristine desert terrain in a jeep, quad bike, or buggy, and experience a 60-minute rollercoaster ride with friends or family. Embark on an epic journey across the desert wilderness and feel the thrill as you career over sand dunes in your chosen 'Ship of the Desert', and maximize your experience in this incredible landscape with an optional sand-boarding ride. Relax in the capable hands of an experienced off-roading instructor, who will provide you with comprehensive safety training on how to manage your vehicle on the sand.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 709 reviews

A really super friendly driver who picked us up on time and brought us safely to the desert (there was water or lemonade during the drive). There we were able to experience what an SUV can do in the desert sand - amazing, where the limits of such a vehicle are. We were able to take photos and then drove to the organizer's camp - there we had cold drinks and coffee before we could snowboard down a dune. The ride on the camels was another highlight - highly recommended. Family with 2 children

Really nice desert safari with a great photo stop. The dune bahing is absolutely cool, but you should have a good stomach (e.g. tolerate roller coaster rides). In the event of nausea, the driver immediately takes heed and tries to distract; meanwhile always asks if everything is fine, if someone is feeling sick. The camel ride is short but absolutely sufficient. Sanboarding is really a lot of fun. All in all, absolutely recommendable!

Best experience. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Dubai. Worth every penny. It’s well worth opting for the experience with breakfast at a superb hotel.

It was a morning tour and we were alone. It was perfect. Our driver Yarif was excellent and explained us everything. His driving skills are amazing.

The attention was excellent, the tour very well and the friendliness of the guide at all times was a 10 !!!