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Red Dune Safari with Sandboarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Options

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Experience a thrilling 4x4 ride through the red Arabian Desert on this evening safari tour. Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sand-boarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
- The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
- Temperatures can be cool in the desert from October to April and extremely hot from May to September.
- Casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended, along with a light sweater in the winter.
- Please remember to bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and camera.
- The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
- Pickup time may vary depending on guests location and traffic.
- The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
- Limited Henna designs are complimentary. Custom designs which takes longer time to draw will be additionally charged.
- Due to large number of guests, camel rides are restricted to a minimum time within the camp premises which can be repeated.
- Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August)


This tour offers experiences in the unique desert landscape of red dunes. The tour is perfect for adventure seekers, families, couples and solo travelers looking for a unique tour combining fun, adventure, nature and culture.

Choose from 4-hour tour option which includes 30-40 minutes dune bashing in Lahbab with sand-boarding & camel rides or opt for a longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour option which includes 30-40 minutes dune bashing, sand-boarding, camel rides and additional BBQ buffet dinner and all desert camp activities.

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and then head straight towards Lahbab desert. The ride will take approximately 50 minutes to reach. Upon reaching the desert, wait for 20 minutes for your driver to inflate the vehicle's tires so they are better suited for driving on the desert dunes. You can also spend this time enjoying an optional quad bike ride while the driver waits for the other 4x4 group convoy to catch up. Then drive across the beautiful red dune desert.

Enjoy an adrenaline rush ride as you slide across from one dune to another in the 4x4. Venture deeper into the desert for the best scenic views possible. The dune bashing will take almost 30-40 minutes until we stop for a picture on the highest dune before sunset. Admire beautiful 360 views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets down.

Try your hands at sand-boarding during the picture-stop. You’ll be able to surf the sand on the never-ending dunes. Guests of all ages are invited to do this activity which does not require any training. Glide and conquer the dunes with sand-boards and experience the wonderful thrills. The 4-hour tour program ends here after the sunset, and you will be taken back to your hotel. The 7-hour tour program will continue to the Bedouin style camp hidden in the middle of the desert to enjoy many fun and exciting activities.

Arrive at the desert camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates and Lugamat (traditional sweet). Your safari guide will show you all the activities to look for at the camp before being seated at your tables. You can hop on a camel for a short ride, try a Shisha pipe, decorate your hands with paintings by Henna tattoo artists, dress up and take pictures in traditional Arabic costumes and even shop at the souvenir stand for find unique and exotic stuff to buy.

As dusk falls enjoy scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as kebabs, hummus and salads accompanied by sodas, mineral water and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers’ whirl across the stage. There will be Arabian Falcons showcased at the camp as well, so be sure take pictures with them too. Finally, after the last show, return to Dubai with your driver and enjoy a drop off at your hotel.


Departure point:

Complimentary pickup from Dubai and Port Rashid (Cruise terminal). Pickup from Sharjah, Ajman, Jebal Ali, Discovery Garden and Investment City or other locations are available on additional cost. Guests arriving from Dubai Airport are requested to go to the Holiday Inn Express Airport Hotel for pickup. Please refer to 'Departure details' for season departure time.

Departure time:

Morning Tour/ Pickup Timings
10:00am (All Year Round), except Fridays

Afternoon Tour/ Pickup Timings
2:30pm to 3:15pm (From 5th October to 4th March)
3:00pm to 3:45pm (From 5th March to 4th May)
3:30pm to 4:15pm (From 5th May to 4th September)
3:00pm to 3:45pm (From 5th September to 4th October)

All guests are requested to be ready for their pickup at their hotel lobby/ or room. Please allow up to 45 minutes for your driver to arrive at your location from the start time due to traffic and location. If there is any change you will be notified by Whatsapp, phone or email. 


4 to 7 hours



Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Ciara M

Bishi was our driver who picked us up from our apartment, he was very accommodating from the get go and we felt safe the whole time. The whole experience was amazing, from the dune bashing in the 4x4, sandboarding and photo ops galore! When you get to the main camp the camel riding, henna and falconry are optional. There is a belly dancing show etc while you eat your dinner from the large buffet. Complimentary Arabic coffee and sweet treat on arrival also. We also stopped off at a quad bike area before the dune bashing which was optional and extra cost. Great experience but maybe not suitable for children under 8.

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It was a great moment in family for Christmas with our guide Jabar. He's a very good sanddriver, very funny things.

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Amazing experience. Our guide Amer was fun and professional. We had a rare opportunity of getting rained in the middle of the desert. This made the driving on the dune difficult but he was really skilled and totally reliable. Sitting down for dance shows and meal at the camp was a nice relaxing way to finish the day. The desert is so beautiful, it's worth a visit even if you are not interested in camel ride or other touristy stuff.

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Nicole C

excellent day trip, our host was fabulous. the experience was one i'll remember, highly recommend!

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Christie E

The Tour guide was so nice and caring. My cousin had a minor accident and the tour guide was there with us the whole time. I will definitely use them next time. They are the best out there.

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Carol K

We had a great time!

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Excellent tour with amazing BBQ Dinner buffet!

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Martin F

100 Recommended! Mujeeb is the best guide ever!

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This tour was excellent, my mother and I enjoyed it.

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Jessica C

This tour was okay. The tour guide basically didn't talk or add value to the tour, but he was a great driver. It would have been nice for him to let us know when we picked up the last couple that this was who we would be spending the day with, or give us an itinerary/break down of what to expect on the tour that day. We traveled from location to location without description. During the Dune bashing the guide did an excellent job at getting our adrenal pumping. I could tell he truly enjoyed driving through the dunes. Since we were there during Ramadan we expected not to be able to partake in watching the belly dancers, however all entertainment was lacking. The Tanura dance was great, but there was no belly dancing as expected, no fire dance as advertised and no camel rides which my daughter was looking forward to. The camels were being taken away as we arrived well before sunset and did not return. The food however was good with a lot of selections. Overall the lack of entertainment and tour guide involvement made this a sub par tour experience.


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Red Dune Safari with Sandboarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Options

Experience a thrilling 4x4 ride through the red Arabian Desert on this evening safari tour. Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sand-boarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp.

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