From Dubai: Desert Day Trip with Camel Ride, Dancers, & BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Dubai: Desert Day Trip with Camel Ride, Dancers, & BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore the serene Arabian desert on a camel trek at sunset. Visit a Bedouin camp where you can take part in traditional activities, such as henna hand painting and smoking a shisha pipe.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup isn't available from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels due to heavy traffic. If you're staying in this area, please instead head to Stella Di Mare Hotel which is 750M away.
Private or small groups available


  • Ride a camel through the Arabian desert (1 camel per couple)
  • Go to a Bedouin style camp and take part in traditional activities
  • Try a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo
  • Pose for a photograph with a falcon on your shoulder
  • Satisfy your hunger with a delicious buffet dinner in the middle of the desert
Full description

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Dubai, then start your journey to the peaceful desert surroundings for a sunset experience of a lifetime. Make your way to a camel caravan, and experience the beauty of the landscape from the back of one of the "ships of the desert" for about 45 minutes.

Take (optional) rides up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, go to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee (kahwa) or tea on arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel "Old Arabia" come to life in a unique Bedouin setting. Take part in traditional activities to complete your journey into the culture of the Arab world. Try your hand at smoking a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in typical Arabic attire and pose for a photo with a falcon resting on your hand or shoulder.  Feast from a delicious barbecue buffet dinner as you watch authentic Ladies Khaliji dance performances. Relax under a canopy of stars, and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • 45-minute camel ride
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Arabian makeover with Falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor) in the Shisha Area
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji dance shows
  • Barbecue buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Sandboarding
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any extra service not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
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

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is recommended you include your WhatsApp number during the booking process for easy communication during the pickup service
  • The duration of the tour may vary as it includes pickup and drop-off times
  • Infants below 5 years are not allowed to ride the camels
  • The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women
  • Entertainment (Ladies Khaliji dance show) will not be available on special Islamic days as per UAE law
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 929 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent evening. Our guide arrived on time and was friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone really enjoyed the camel ride, Bbq and entertainment. There was a bit of hanging around after the ride as we seemed to be one of the first groups to arrive at the camp but otherwise a great evening.

July 18, 2022

My wife, my son and myself really have a great experience in this trip especially our guide Omar. He arrived on time to pick us up and drive smoothly to the desert. While we were there he took care of us a lot. Took great pictures for us and sent to us. Bring us waters and refreshment after the camel ride and make sure we had great time. We are love this trip and has an wonderful experience with Omar

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July 13, 2022

This was a fun evening. Our driver Imran Khan picked us up on time and was an excellent guide. We had a great time at the camp. Food was was a bit too hot to eat so couldn't eat much. The performances were great..especially the fire show and sufi dance. All in all an excellent deal for the price.

July 12, 2022

Product ID: 105913