After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, relax into your air-conditioned 4x4 and journey into the desert. On route, chat to your guide, who acts as your driver, and hear fascinating stories about Dubai and the desert around you.
Go off road and head into an area of dunes for an exciting dune bash. Hold tight as your 4x4 ploughs up the sandy slopes before skidding and sliding back down.
Continue to a beautiful, Bedouin-style desert camp nestled in the heart of the dunes. Hop out of your 4x4 into the torchlit grounds and enjoy a revitalizing Arabic coffee and fresh dates. If you wish, try an aromatic shisha (Arabic water pipe) along with your coffee.
Duly refreshed, take off on a 15-minute quad bike ride. Listen to a safety briefing and instructions, pull on a provided helmet, and zip and zoom around the camp and desert terrain.
Visit a camel farm and enjoy a short ride on one of these hardy desert animals. Afterward, admire some examples of delicate sand art, and if you wish, get a henna tattoo etched onto your hands or feet.
As darkness falls, return to the camp for a delectable barbecue dinner. Menus may vary, but typical dishes include shawarma (spit-roast meat wraps), Arabic salads and kebabs teamed with complimentary sodas and additional drinks (own expense) from the bar. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
During your meal, enjoy a glittering belly dance show and watch ‘tanoura’ dancers spin, whirling dervish-style, across the floor, in time to rhythmic Arabian music.
Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4 and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.
Your centrally located Dubai hotel
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I just had an amazing early Sunset desert safari tour. Pickup was around 03:30 pm 30 min drive into the desert from the Dubai Marina where we were staying and started off with about a 20 camel ride through the desert as the sun was sunset over all tour was amazing.
Everything was ok; the pick up, the trip. Your guide was very kind and funny. I really raccomd you to book with them .
Good trip, picked up from hotel on time by Mudassar, who was very informative the dunes were very good but we had a child on board and some more mature people so he adjusted the amount of bashing we did accordingly and i must say he got it spot on. the camp was good the shows the staff my only niggle was the food was barley warm, no henner tattooist as was advertised, but all in all a good trip
I always confirm our tours in advance. We were told that our guide would pick us up at 2:30. He didn't arrive until 3:36 and then took a smoking break for 10 minutes. On the way to our destination, he stopped and got gas. He then stopped at a convenience store for 15 minutes later for a "rest stop". We finally got to the dunes around 5:00. The food ran out. The show was good. When we got ready to return to Dubai after the show, our car wouldn't start, so, after 20 minutes of efforts, we were crammed into the back of an SUV that was supposed to seat 7 and we had 9 in it. Very uncomfortable.
The hype and promised activity was not provided. The first stop was the option to ride Quad bikes but no one in the group wanted to do it but instead of going on to the next activity, Ali, the driver disappeared and the group had to wait about 30 minutes for him to show up.
The sand bashing was okay but the the camel ride was short and embarrassing for one member of our group. She was rudely told she could not ride the camel because she was too fat. A disclaimer should have been made in the beginning about a weight limit for camel riding. It was promised that “unlimited” water would be provided but no water was offered.
The buffet was not “unlimited” as well as the lines were long and shut down early so that we couldn’t go back for seconds. The food quality was mediocre and again, set up not to encourage seconds as the lines were shut down after the initial crowd and no opportunity to get more.
The show and performance was good.
Experience a desert adventure on this 6-hour safari from Dubai. Traveling by comfortable 4x4, venture to a desert camp and after Arabic coffee and dates, take off on a thrilling quad bike ride across the sands. Enjoy a camel ride, see some sand art, get a henna tattoo, and finish with a starlit barbecue dinner back at the camp. As you feast on delicious Arabic dishes, watch a sequinned belly dancing show and hypnotic ‘tanoura’ performance, with dancers spinning in time to traditional Emirati music.
• 6-hour 4x4 desert safari with BBQ dinner and quad ride from Dubai
• Arrive at a Bedouin-style camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates
• Feast on a delicious BBQ dinner under the stars as you watch exotic belly dancers
• Watch a tanoura folk dance, with whirling dervish-style dancers spinning before you
• Admire traditional sand art, watch henna artists at work and get a henna tattoo if you wish