Desert Safari Dubai

Go on a safari trip to the desert and explore the secrets of Dubai's breathtaking sands. Try out all the stomach-churning adventures and experience some heart-thumping dune bashing action. And most importantly, feast on sumptuous intercontinental barbecue dinner in a traditional Arabic Bedouin camp along with amazing folk dance performances. The desert safari Dubai trip will let you escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the forgotten lifestyle of the past century Arabs.

Choose One From The Safari Packages That Suit Every Schedule And Budget
Premium Desert Safari

Picked Up:

In a 4x4 Land Cruiser from anywhere in Dubai & Sharjah.

Dune Bashing:

30 Minutes Adventurous Ride

Desert Campsite Activities:

Welcome Drinks - Dates - Tea & Arabic Coffee
Camel Riding - Sandboarding
Tanoura Dance - Fire Show - Belly Dance
Henna Tattoo - Arabic Dress Up
BBQ Buffet Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
Sheesha - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
Quad Biking* - VIP Seating*

AED150 Per Person

Budget Desert Safari

Picked Up:

In a tourist van from selected locations in Dubai & Sharjah.

Dune Bashing:

20 Minutes Adventurous Ride

Desert Campsite Activities:

Welcome Drinks - Dates - Tea & Arabic Coffee
Camel Riding - Sandboarding
Tanoura Dance - Fire Show - Belly Dance
Henna Tattoo - Arabic Dress Up
BBQ Buffet Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
Sheesha - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
Quad Biking* - VIP Seating*

AED70 Per Person

Self Drive Desert Safari

Picked Up:

Drive yourself to the meeting point close to the desert campsite.

Dune Bashing:

10 Minutes Adventurous Ride

Desert Campsite Activities:

Welcome Drinks - Dates - Tea & Arabic Coffee
Camel Riding - Sandboarding
Tanoura Dance - Fire Show - Belly Dance
Henna Tattoo - Arabic Dress Up
BBQ Buffet Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
Sheesha - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
Quad Biking* - VIP Seating*

AED40 Per Person

24 Hour Booking

24 Hour Assitance

Always Online


Dubai Desert Safari Includes

  • Pick-up & drop-off in Dubai & Sharjah in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Pick up timing: between 3.30 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Dune bashing in the Lehbab desert on the red dunes
  • Camel ride and Sand boarding
  • Photo-stops to capture the sunset
  • Campsite modeled after Bedouin traditions
  • Henna Painting
  • Traditional Arabic dress-up
  • Hubble Bubble Sheesha at the Sheesha corner
  • Unlimited Arabic coffee and soft drinks
  • Fire Show, Tanoura Show & Belly Dance Show
  • Buffet BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-veg menus
  • Drop-off to your location at around 9 PM
  • Pictures with Falcon

Desert Safari Dubai - The Overview

Desert is the heart of Dubai. Even after the rise of soaring skyscrapers and magnificent down towns, the whimsical sands of Dubai lure curious minds to it. The vast and mostly unexplored portion of Dubai presents numerous surprises to visitors. No visit to Dubai is complete without experiencing the charm of the desert. The contrast of the mysterious and silent desert against the sprawling cityscape is something worth witnessing. There is something for everyone in a desert safari in Dubai. The intrepid souls will enjoy the dune bashing over the red dunes of the Lehbab. Explorers will find the desert camp entertaining and nostalgic, and the foodies can relish the luscious barbecue dinner.

Premium Desert Safari - The Experience

For premium safari, the trip begins with the driver picking you up from your location. The pick up will be on a well maintained and 4x4 Land Cruiser with all the safety features. Even though the pickup timing depends on your location, it will be between 3:30 and 4:00 in the evening. The professional and polite English speaking safari driver will also double as your tour guide. He'll explain to you about the humble beginnings of Dubai from a small fishing village alongside Creek and about life in the desert.

Lehbab is a 40 minutes' drive away from the city. There will be a 15 minutes break in between for refreshment. During this break, the driver prepares the vehicle to deal with the loose sand. The car tires are nearly flattened by letting most of the air out. On deserts, flat tires are good. We stop for pictures once we enter the desert. You can capture the beauty of the desert against the golden hues of the setting sun. In the meantime, other cars join in.

All the SUVs form a convoy and move forward to the most thrilling part of the adventurous trip — the dune bashing. Dune bashing is, in fact, a roller coaster ride over the dunes. The Land Cruisers climb up and drop down over the red dunes sending chills down your spine. Red dunes of Lehbab desert are the best when it comes to dune bashing. It lasts for 30 minutes with another 15 minutes break for pictures near the quaint desert rocks towering towards the sky.

Have you tried Sand boarding ever? It is the desert-version of snow skiing. But this time, instead of snow slopes, there are dunes. We stop near the tallest of the dunes to try out Sand boarding. Everyone can try it because sand is the most forgiving to falls. Strap your feet on to the board and slide down to the bottom.

Next comes the desert camp. Modeled like a traditional desert settlement of olden day Bedouins, the camp brings back the vibes of their nomadic lifestyles in your minds. You will receive a warm greeting with welcome drinks and Arabic coffee as you arrive. Near the camp, you can also ride on top of the camel. Think about the Arabs who crossed the vast and impossible desert with only their feet and these magnificent creatures to aid. No wonder why the camel is called the ship of the desert. Then you can pose for a picture with a falcon, the national bird, and symbol of the United Arab Emirates. It is amazing to see these beautiful birds up close.

Get out there and have fun. Dress up in traditional Emirati attire and pose for some Instagram worthy shots. Get your hands adorned with beautiful henna tattoos. Try out the various flavors of Hubble Bubble Sheesha at the Sheesha corner.

The inside of the camp comes to life after the sun goes below the horizon. As the night falls, the camp lits up, and the starters are served. Then the mouth-watering five-star gourmet dinner follows. The dinner buffet has more than enough variety to satiate the taste buds of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. To make the dinner even more eventful, live performances of traditional folk dances add energy to the whole venue. Then the experience comes to an end on a happy note. After you finish your dinner and enjoy the desert air, the drivers will prepare the car for your return journey.

Budget Desert Safari

Sometimes your budget does not allow a premium safari. In that case, you can opt for this affordable safari package. In this, the pick up will be on a bus shared by other guests from a specific location. From the shuttle point near Al Awir desert, you will be taken to the desert camp on a 4x4. Along the way, there will be a small dune bashing ride, and sunset photo stops. Once you reach the camp, you can go for the camel ride, shoot a picture with the falcon, and enjoy the offerings of the camp, including the BBQ dinner and dance performances.

Self-Drive Desert Safari

Eating out at restaurants often gets too mundane. Why go for a usual restaurant dinner when you can enjoy alfresco dining against the desert backdrop? To make it all the more exciting, there are live folk performances. Self-drive safari gives you the freedom to come to the shuttle point in Al Awir desert. From there, the experienced safari driver will take you on 4x4 Land Cruiser for a dune bashing. Then you go to experience the camp, dance shows and savor the delicious dinner.

Morning Desert Safari

Desert has a different look and feel to it at different times of the day. Morning safari is for those who want to explore the desert under the morning sun, love the adventurous parts of the safari without the camp experience, or simply have schedule clash with the timing of an evening safari.

Morning safari starts with a pick up at 8:30 AM, which again varies slightly depending on your location. The safari will be on an exclusive 4x4 Land Cruiser, which ensures your group's privacy. There will be a complete dune bashing ride on the red dunes, several photo-stops, sand boarding, camel riding, etc. You can also get on the quad bike for an additional payment

Safari Trip Nuts & Bolts

  • Do not litter. Throw your trash only in the receptacles
  • Children shouldn't be left unassisted.
  • Avoid public display of affection during the trip.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the tour vehicle.

To Ensure Your Safety

  • Always follow the instructions of the Guide
  • We only use vehicles with proper insurance.
  • All drivers are certified in Off Road Driving.
  • Seat belts, air-bags and roll bars are fitted in all the cars.
  • Cars are fitted with government-mandated GPS trackers.
  • No luggage or large bags are allowed inside the car during the trip.
  • Standard first-aid kits are available in every vehicle.

Things To Keep In Mind

  • You will be notified through a phone call or email in case of any changes in the schedule.
  • Don't go to unauthorized agents promising similar Safari packages at cheaper prices to avoid landing up on a trip with poor service. They always fall short of their promises. We recommend that you book with the best desert safari company in Dubai.
  • Don't fall prey to Illegal freelance agents who are not licensed to take you for the safari. They might compromise your safety by using uninsured vehicles and unqualified drivers.
  • Always choose an authorized tour provider to ensure that your trip is free of risks.
  • Only go for a DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing) approved tour company.
  • If you are looking for more affordable vacation options than our best Desert Safari Dubai offers, we also have many other exciting tour packages listed on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to wear for desert safari?

There is no specific dress code for the tour. You can wear anything you prefer. But here are some recommendations. It is better to wear loose, comfortable clothes, especially if you are taking the trip in summer.

When it comes to footwear, high top boots are the best. Even open-toed shoes will be better than low top tennis shoes. When you walk the dunes with those low -top shoes, you will frequently find yourself removing the shoes to get rid of the sand. Be sure to bring your shades, sunscreen, and hat with you. Keep jewelry to a minimum and keep a jacket handy during winters as the temperature falls rapidly after sunset.

Is dune bashing suitable for all?

Dune bashing is not recommended for:

  • Senior citizens
  • Pregnant women & infants (below 3 years old)
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart conditions
  • Wheelchair users

Are there dishes for vegetarians in the dinner menu?

Yes, there is enough variety of dishes for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians.

Can we go without dune bashing to the camp?

There are safari packages that offer short dune bashing rides that will only last for 5-10 minutes. You can choose them if you are OK with that. Dune bashing can be completely avoided if all the guests in your vehicle agree to it or if you book an exclusive safari.

What is the duration of desert safari trip?

Duration of the safari depends on the tour package.

  • Premium Safari: 6-7 hours
  • Morning Safari: 4-5 hours
  • Budget Safari: 6-7 hours
  • Self-drive Safari: 3-4 hours

How to book a desert safari Tour?

You can book the safari using the live chat feature on the website or by simply calling us. We will provide you with all the necessary information. You can confirm your booking by paying the amount by cash or online payment.

Tips for the Dubai desert safari

  • The dune bashing can be quite bumpy. Therefore, we recommend you not to have a heavy meal before the trip.
  • Pack light. There is no space for large luggage inside the tour vehicle.
  • Avoid carrying valuables with you
  • If you are someone with back problems or motion sickness, choose a safari with short dune bashing rides.
  • Check out all the various desert safari deals to choose the perfect one for you.

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