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Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner and Hotel pick up

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Key Highlights
  • Embark on a thrilling desert safari in an adventurous 4x4
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • Enjoy barbeque dinner at either Al-Awir or the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Watch a riveting belly dance performed to rhythmic Arabic tunes
  • A range of optional activities in the desert such as camel rides and henna tattoos are included in the price
  • Our local operator is one of the 4 operators with a desert camp inside the Dubai Desert Conservation reserve
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    6 hours (approx)

    Start time

    Hotel pick-up between 3:15pm and 3:45pm (depending on the location) and between 2:45pm and 3:15pm from Fujairah.

    Meeting Point

    Your Dubai City Centre hotel.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your Dubai City Centre hotel

  • Overview & Itinerary

    This Dubai desert safari combines an adventurous 4x4 drive across the desert with a relaxing evening of food and entertainment.

    Your Dubai safari starts with a 4x4 drive exploring the vast expanses of the desert. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes in this epic ride. This safari gives you two options for the campsite – Al-Awir for a buffet barbeque dinner, and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where you will enjoy a barbeque buffet dinner sourced from a renowned 5-star hotel. Our local operator is one of just four operators who have a desert camp inside the Dubai Desert Conservation reserve.

    Whichever campsite you choose, you’ll get a taste of traditional Arabia with a belly dancering performance, flavoured shisha smoking and a delicious barbeque to accompany. Get beautiful henna designs on your hands or try traditional Arabic dress.

    With a day spent exploring the finer nuances of the desert followed by an ample supply of entertainment; this Dubai tour will be unforgettable!


    You will be picked up in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle from your hotel in Dubai for this Dubai desert safari. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Drive past the city and head to either Al-Awir or the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, as per option chosen. Once you reach the spot, experience the thrill of a life time as your 4WD vehicle takes you over the seemingly endless dunes to reach a Bedouin campsite.

    Like a roller coaster ride, you twist and turn down, leaving behind a trail on the satiny sands of the dune behind you. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes. Drive up to the highest dune and take a break to view the spectacular sunset over the horizon.

    At dusk, proceed towards a Bedouin campsite for a barbeque dinner buffet. At the campsite, you can get yourself henna tattoos and try Arabian traditional dress. Enjoy these activities while sipping on soft drinks, tea or coffee (as per your choice). You also have an option to take a camel ride and try out different flavours of shisha or hubbly bubbly (a traditional tobacco pipe). Sandboarding may also available for an additional fee, please speak to your guide on arrival at the camp.

    To make the evening even more enchanting, watch the belly dancers perform alongside rhythmic Arabic tunes, while relishing a delicious three-course barbeque buffet dinner.

    After a memorable evening of desert exploration, you will be dropped back to the starting point of the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Luxury 4X4 vehicle safari
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Barbeque buffet dinner at either Al-Awir or the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (as per option chosen)
    • Belly-dancing show (will not take place during Ramadan and Islamic New Year)
    • Softdrinks, Mineral Water, Tea or Coffee
    • Shisha smoking
    • Camel Rides or Henna Tatoos (choose any one)
    • Local dresses for photography
    • Sand Boarding (optional and payable locally)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick up details.

    The driver will wait only for 10 minutes after the designated pick up time. Passengers who arrive over 10 minutes late will be considered a "no-show" and no refund will be offered.

    There will be no pick up from any mall or residential areas. Pickup is only offered from hotels.

    The tour is not recommended for heart patients and clients with neck and back problems.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    For your comfort and safety during the Desert Safari we work with a local partner who:

    Only employs drivers with advanced licences, who are approved by the Department of Tourism and have vast experience of safe desert driving

    Uses vehicles that are under 3 years of age, also approved by the Department of Tourism

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • Customer Reviews
    • Best Dubai experience !

      Fantastic fun & vfm. Whole family enjoyed it, highlight of our trip & if we go back to Dubai I would book it again!...

      Susan Risteski, United Kingdom, 13/Apr/2018
    • Very good trip, value for the money

      Very nice and fun trip and the driver and staff was very friendly....

      Steen Hansen, Denmark, 07/Apr/2018
    • We enjoyed a lot the Driver was very friendly to us....

      Vijay Mudaliar, India, 19/Feb/2018
    • Experience into the desert was amazing. Ali was an amazing driver and so knowledgeable. Far better than we expected. Great value for money. Easy to book and reliable, friendly and professional.

      Hayley Morgan, United Kingdom, 13/Nov/2018
    • The Desert safari was very good!
      Excellent guides, good fun. Very well priced

      Karen Butcher, United Kingdom, 07/Nov/2018
    • Good evening of entertainment

      Robert Lock, United Kingdom, 03/Oct/2018

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