Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

From US$ 52.64 per person

Experience the desert in the morning hours on a dune drive with a camel ride, sandboarding, and typical Arabic specialties. Choose between a shared group or a private safari.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Enjoy the peace and serenity of the desert in the morning before it gets too hot
  • Feel an adrenaline rush from dune bashing, sandboarding, and camel riding
  • Taste Arabic coffee with local dates and try out shisha, the Arabic water pipe
  • Be sure to take plenty of scenic photos to show friends and family back home
  • Sit back and relax with roundtrip transportation from your Dubai area hotel
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Morning photo stop
  • Camel ride
  • Dune drive
  • Light refreshments (coffee, water, soft drinks)
  • Sandboarding
  • English-speaking driver
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • Children aged 5 years and under are not allowed to join the tour
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius, it is recommended to take adequate precautions
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 3 – 4 hours, but the driving time from Dubai may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

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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!

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August 13, 2022

It was a great experience in the nearby Dubai desert (the only operator who goes into that part of the desert); we were picked up in time at our hotel, Farooz was an experienced driver, took some amazing pictures of us, was a very nice guide and answered all questions we had! Due to low season we had the car for the two of us only, and there was only one other car with us. Nice atmosphere in the morning, not yet too hot, unfortunately a bit cloudy in the beginning, but still very special. Everything was as described, nice place to have the Arabic coffee and Shisha. Camel ride and Sand boarding was fun, just a bit short... All in all great experience and a good alternative if you don't have time in the evening.

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August 11, 2022

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

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 390592