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Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Experience desert life on this tour from Dubai to the Red Dunes and Al Khayma Camp. Enjoy dune bashing, camel riding, a BBQ dinner, dance shows, stargazing, and staying overnight in the desert.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels and apartments. As well as from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, and Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee. Pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time, depending on your location.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
17 hours
  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

  • Lahbab Desert (quad bike ride)

    • Optional
  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (camel ride)

  • Coffee, free time, local snacks

  • Camp activities, bbq

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (overnight stay)

  • Camel ride

  • Breakfast

  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Marvel at the desert's starry sky with overnight stay in a private tent
  • Take an exciting dune bashing drive through the red dunes
  • Improve your surfing skills with desert sandboarding
  • Enjoy a camel caravan trip across the desert dunes
  • Eat a barbecue dinner accompanied by shisha, henna, tanoura and Khaliji dance
Full description

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day.

After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts.

Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes.

Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome.

Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting.

Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. Enjoy a lavish barbecue buffet dinner while a Khaliji dancer keeps you entertained. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the essence and magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope. Later, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee or tea as you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above.

Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp.

Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast.

Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Henna painting (for women only)
  • Arabian makeover with falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor)
  • Tanura Nashaat dance show
  • Ladies Khaliji dance
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Sweets, coffee, and dates
  • Barbecue buffet (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
  • Stargazing
  • Overnight stay in a private tent
  • Night desert guide
  • Rogag (Arabic bread)
  • Chai (Arabic tea)
  • Showers
  • Morning camel trek
  • Arabic breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike/dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Towels
  • Pickup from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels (meet at the nearby Stella Di Mare Hotel)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to heavy traffic in the Rove Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina areas at the time of pick-up, it is requested that you come to the Stella Di Mare Hotel for an easy pickup within a few minutes of walking distance
  • Casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • Overnight stay in Bedouin tent is not air-conditioned
  • Not recommended to bring valuables
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • It is recommended that you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the activity provider's insurance does not cover it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 739 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The desert safari was a great experience and very well organized. We would like to give a special thanks to our guide Nazeed. He was a great driver and told us a lot about the city. Friendly man with humor and a fantastic photographer for couples! Ask for him when you book a safari trip, you will not regret!

January 22, 2023

This was a fantastic experience! I am usually wary of package tours, but this one was done well. For the daytime part of the experience, we had Imran as our guide. He was attentive and punctual. Most importantly, he kept our group on time so that we got to the right places at the right times. For example, we were able to catch the sunset in an unhurried fashion. As someone over 50, I was skeptical of the sand dune ATV ride, but it turned out to be the most fun experience of the entire day! The dinner buffet was phenomenal. They treated us so well. Another highlight for me was the camel ride at sunrise. That is something I would remember for the rest of my life!

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January 21, 2023

It was wonderful experience. Our tour guide was Mansoor Manz! He came at the pick up point on exact time. Explained to us about dubai, took pictures of us fabulously, kind to us all the time☺️ All the activities were great too! Night sky was perfect! & Whatsapp is useful for communication with the guide.

January 16, 2023

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