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Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

1. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

2. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

Dubai: Platinum Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari

3. Dubai: Platinum Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari

Travel back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago with this tour in a 1950’s Land Rover. Look for local flora and fauna and spend time in a Bedouin camp. Immerse yourself in local culture with a henna painting, falconry, shisha, Arabic music, and a traditional dinner. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Be greeted with a warm Arabic welcome of coffee and dates. Tour in a piece of UAE history with a vehicle that was extensively used in the 1950s. Drive through the desert in style as you try to spot local wildlife like the Arabian oryx and gazelles in the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Live a unique experience at the Bedouin camp which is lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps. Experience cultural activities like henna painting, falconry, shisha, and music. Have the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local breadmaking recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. Watch and partake in interactive Emirati performances like drumming and Yola. Sit down to a 4-course scrumptious dinner under the stars. Let history come to life during this unique and fascinating heritage excursion. During the holy month of Ramadan, experience Ramadan in Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Break the fast and learn about the holy month in true Bedouin spirit. Learn about Ramadan and Iftar. Let UAE history come to life with this once-in-a-lifetime heritage event.

Dubai: Morning Camel Safari & Breakfast at Al Marmoom Oasis

4. Dubai: Morning Camel Safari & Breakfast at Al Marmoom Oasis

Travel to the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve to take part in a camel safari on this tour from Dubai. Experience what life is like in a traditional Bedouin village and have a delicious breakfast. Get your picture taken with a falcon. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax and take in the scenery on a 50-minute ride to Al Marmoom. Enjoy a traditional Emirati welcome of gahwa (Arabic coffee) and delectable local sweets.  Meet your camel and head out into the Al Marmoom desert. Travel by camel through the largest unfenced desert reserve in the UAE. Keep an eye out for the wildlife like birds and the Arabian oryx antelope. Hear about the Bedouin way of life from your guide. Arrive at a Bedouin village which was built from natural and sustainable materials. View Bedouin tents, a restored well, cooking stations, and farm animals. Watch a live Arabic coffee making session. Savor a fresh cup of coffee as you listen to Bedouin stories.  Dress up in Arabian clothing and take some photos with a majestic falcon. After your photo session, try a traditional Emirati breakfast. Admire the beauty of the desert landscape while experiencing new flavors. Return to your accommodation in Dubai. 

Dubai: Evening Camel Safari & Bedouin Dinner at Al Marmoom

5. Dubai: Evening Camel Safari & Bedouin Dinner at Al Marmoom

Explore the desert dunes by camel and hear Bedouin life stories as you ride. Return to the Bedouin Village to enjoy an authentic meal and witness traditional entertainment. Then, Indulge in star gazing with a telescope after the camp lights go out and feel the calm desert night surround you. Get picked up from your hotel and arrive at Al Marmoom Desert Reserve. Feel welcome with traditional coffee and sweets and prepare for the camel safari of the Dubai Desert without any surrounding walls. Learn of the Bedouin ways of life while exploring the rippling dunes. Arrive back at the village and admire its construction from many natural materials such as goat hair. Watch an Emirati make traditional Arabic coffee, bread, and luqaimat. Taste rich flavors while watching the desert sunset. Take photos among the endless waves in the dunes. Watch the live methods of Emirati cooking, including an Emirati lady making bread and sweet dumplings. Partake in a delicious multi-course meal and hear true stories of old Bedouin life from your guide. Soak up traditional dance performances after dinner, a combination of modern and traditional folkloric styles. Participate in an Arabian makeover if you wish, and take photos with the majestic Falcon. Look up at the stars after the camp lights go out, and feel the calm desert night surround you.

Dubai: Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner

6. Dubai: Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner

Experience Dubai as it was a half-century ago on a full-day safari of the desert dunes. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to the desert landscape and explore it from the back of a camel. Traveling like the ancient nomads, enjoy a stunning journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of Bedouin travelers. Upon arrival at a Bedouin camp, soak up the atmosphere of the gentle flames from traditional lamps nestled inside a private royal retreat. Demonstrations of traditional activities, such as henna painting, falconry displays, and authentic folk music and dance will keep you entertained (not available during the Holy month of Ramadan). Learn the traditional ways of making bread according to recipes handed down from generation to generation. End with a scrumptious dinner under the stars as history comes to life in an ageless landscape.

Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

7. Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

Extend your heritage experience in Dubai with an overnight stay at a unique desert camp. Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a stunning journey in a museum quality 1950s Land Rover. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience for spotting exotic wildlife within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Watch the sun drop under the horizon as a falcon soars above you. Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps, is nestled inside a private royal desert retreat. You’ll see demonstrations of cultural activities such as henna painting, music, dance, making bread, and making Arabic coffee. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars. After dinner, you’ll relax beside a bonfire and marvel at the star-filled night sky. Your camp site is inside a traditional Arabic stone dwelling complete with bedding. In the morning, you’ll awake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a freshly cooked gourmet breakfast of hand cut smoked salmon, caviar, eggs Benedict, a fruit platter, and more. 

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Camel Ride, Desert Safari & More

8. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Camel Ride, Desert Safari & More

Enjoy a full-day adventure packed with activities allowing you to experience the desert in a completely unique way. Soar over the desert in a hot air balloon, zip through the dunes on a quad bike, eat delicious food, and ride on a camel and horse all in the one tour. Start your adventure early in the morning with a pickup from your Dubai accommodation. Kick-start the day with a hot air balloon flight over scenic Dubai. Partake in an a mesmerizing experience that you will cherish for years to come. Your guide will choose the most suitable take-off site for the day’s flight, depending on the direction and the strength of the winds. Arrive at the takeoff location and be welcomed with refreshment coffee, tea, and water. Enjoy watching the ground crew prepare the balloon envelopes and baskets. After a quick safety briefing, gather around your basket while your pilot begins the thrilling process of inflation. Climb into the basket and begin to peacefully float off the ground and ascend into the sky. Follow the staff’s instructions and get safely tucked into the basket as the ascent starts. Your journey to 4000 feet in the air is peaceful and exhilarating at the same time. Upon landing, get picked up for your morning desert safari in the deep desert with an experienced desert safari driver. Head to a Bedouin camp where you will enjoy a Quad bike ride over the dunes. Eat a delicious gourmet breakfast in a traditional Bedouin camp. Capture the sunrise and the scenic views of the Margham desert with your cameras. Experience the UAE's oldest traditional sport, ‘Falconry’. Sit a falcon on your forearm and feel like a character from the Arabian Nights tales. After enjoying the wonderful ride and activities, travel via 4x4 SUV with a licensed driver back to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 317 reviews

Ibrahim was a fantastic travel guide! It was a lot of fun. He made sure that all of us were well in the car.He even had water with him for us. There was plenty of time for photos and videos. It was a once in a life time experience. I highly recommend the Safari Tour with Ibrahim

Ibrahim was very amazing and helped me and my wife all throughout the day. He was on time and very polite. This was the best experience of my life. Thank you Ibrahim. Please ask for him when doing this booking

Good dune trip , our guide/driver Azar was very confident behind the wheel yet he drove fast and safe.

Very good trip. Quad biking was amazing! Imran was great. Definitely worth it

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Syed was an amazing toor guide! Ask for him! Also great photographer