Things to do in Maleha

Our most recommended things to do in Maleha

Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

1. Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and venture to its pristine dunes. Enjoy an evening of adventure with a desert safari accompanied by dining, stargazing, and cultural experiences. Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located hotel. Meet your private driver and board your air-conditioned transportation. Admire the contrasts of the city’s urbanscape and the desert’s isolated sand dunes. Get a glimpse of agricultural life and rock formations in the desert. Visit the famous Fossil and Camel rocks. Thrill-seekers can sandboard and dune bash across the vast desert landscape.  Drive to the Archaeology Museum in Sharjah which blends history, nature, and culture. Gain insight into ancient Arab tradition. Take time to look around and take pictures. Capture breathtaking views of the desert during sunset. Enjoy a beautiful evening exploring the stars and planets with an experienced guide. Unwind with a traditional dinner at Mleiha Café before heading back to Dubai.

Dubai: Self-Drive Adventure with 2000cc Dune Buggy

2. Dubai: Self-Drive Adventure with 2000cc Dune Buggy

Escape to the charming desert and ride over the Red Dunes in a customized dune buggy. Be picked up from your selected location in Dubai for your Desert Safari. After reaching the dune buggy center in the desert, receive instructions from your Safari Captain for the buggy ride. Get fitted out with all the appropriate safety gear for your dune buggy ride, after which, it is time to let the excitement begin. Get to drive down from the high red dunes in your customized dune buggy and enjoy the ultimate thrill. Then, get ready to enjoy the next action-packed activity—sandboarding. Strap your feet to the sandboard and slide down the sand dunes. Once you are done enjoying both desert activities on your 4-hour tour, be transferred back to Dubai. If you select the 6-hour evening tour option, you will be taken to the Al Khayma Desert Camp after the buggy ride. At the camp, enjoy activities such as a camel ride, a photo session with a falcon, shisha smoking, henna tattoo, and a BBQ dinner. Afterward, be dropped back to your hotel or your preferred location.

Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with ATVs or Dune Buggies

3. Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with ATVs or Dune Buggies

Admire the beauty of the Dubai desert landscape riding ATV bikes or dune buggies across the iconic sand dunes. Spend the rest of your evening at a Bedouin camp to relax, feast on a traditional barbecue dinner, and watch a Tanura dance show. After picking up from your hotel in Dubai, transfer to the starting point for a safety briefing on how to ride your vehicles. Feel and experience the adrenaline exhilaration that takes you up and down the adventurous and challenging sand dunes. As the sun sets, head to Bedouin Camp for the traditional Arabic coffee and date reception. Relax in the Bedouin-style seating area and savor the scented shisha pipe to relax in the evening festivities. Tuck into a mixture of grilled meats, fresh salads, sweets, and treats. Experience the desert from behind camels, see local sand art, and admire the traditional costumes of henna artists. Watch authentic belly dancing and take part in a Tanura dance show featuring traditional Middle Eastern dervish dances. At the end of an unforgettable evening, sit back and relax on your way back to your city hotel.

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What people are saying about Maleha

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 120 reviews

If we could rate this 10* we would! The description on get your guide doesn’t nearly do this your justice. There are some things money can’t buy and this tour is one of those absolute gems in life that really money couldn’t buy. I will be honest, we aren’t overly museum people so for us, the tour started the moment we got back in the truck after this. The Desert drive was incredible, sand boarding was such a rush and the dinner by candle light whilst star gazing was a once in a life time experience! The food was absolutely incredible. The whole set up was so authentic. Everyone we met gave 10/10 service and the whole set up was seamless. Sahib was the star of the show, such a kind, helpful and interesting guide who really knows his stuff. A trip of a lifetime with the best service.

We had such a great adventure with Ali & Sidra, I’m so glad we decided to book the tour and got them as our guides. We instantly felt comfortable and had good conversation. Ali was a verrry skilled driver around the dunes so we felt safe and could actually enjoy the experience! Also very helpful, taking all the photos for us at each activity and made sure we were taken care of. Highly recommend booking with them if you get the opportunity! :)

Our guide's name was Siyyad. The whole day was well organized and you could contact him directly if you had any questions. He was very helpful, and water was always provided. You were picked up directly from the hotel. Quad biking, sand boarding and camel riding were a once in a lifetime experience.

Incredible Stargazing excursion explained by a passionate Astro physicist! Memorable Memories

Razzaq gave us a fabulous experience in the desert.