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Everything You Need To Know About Desert Safari Dubai 

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Are you looking to experience a Dubai Desert Safari in UAE during your visit? In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about a Dubai desert desert safari trip

Visiting Dubai, your trip will be incomplete without the desert safari tour. Whether that be a camel ride, a dune buggy ride, or a dune drive in a 4×4 vehicle such as the Land Cruiser, an amazing experience awaits you. The cultural experience of these Arabian adventures and safari tours in a sand dune in the evening includes a delicious BBQ dinner and cultural dances.

Type of Desert Safaris in Dubai

In Dubai, there are two different desert safari experiences – One in the morning and the second in the evening.

Safari in the Morning


In the morning desert safari, experience the first rays of the Arabian Desert sunrise and bask in its glory, while the infinite sea of sand will reflect the golden glow of the sun in a sight more captivating than you can imagine. After this venture into the heart of the desert to engage in adventure activities such as quad biking, camel riding, sandboarding, dune bashing, wildlife drives and horse riding.

Safari in the Evening


The red dunes in the evening safari shine with a different glow. As the day transitions into the mesmerizing sunset, you can’t miss the views of the evening desert safari tour. The dreamy orange hue as the sun disappears behind the sand dunes, is a sight no one will refuse to take to heart.

Enjoy the thrill of dune bashing as skilled drivers navigate through the undulating sand dunes. Experience the hospitality of a traditional Bedouin camp where you can savor a delicious BBQ buffet dinner, immerse yourself in cultural performances, and enjoy activities such as camel rides and henna painting.

What does Desert Safaris in Dubai offer?

Dubai Desert Safari is a comprehensive experience offering a myriad of attractions and action-packed adventure activities. Depending on the different packages of the tour, it usually includes the following:

  • Transportation to and from your accommodation
  • Exciting dune bashing in a four-wheel drive vehicle
  • Desert adventure activities like sandboarding, dune buggy ride, horse ride, and quad biking among many others
  • Camel rides, which allow you to navigate the desert like a real Bedouin
  • A cultural experience full of live performances, belly dancing, Tanoura shows, henna painting and traditional costumes
  • Sumptuous Arabic cuisine, including buffet or barbecue dinners
  • Opportunity to watch the stars, witness a falconry display or try hookah (water pipe)

Desert Safari Dubai Experience Options: Budget & VIP

When you plan your trip for the Dubai Desert Safari adventure, it is important to choose which activities and parts you would like to visit during the day. You can easily choose which premium red dunes of the desert you wish to visit depending on your preferences and budget.

Following are a few options

Morning Desert Safari


If you are busy in the evening and have time for the safari in the first half of the day, the morning safari is the right time. A vehicle will pick you up at around 9 a.m. and take you directly to the desert.

Here you will enjoy 20 minutes of exciting dune bashing in a 4×4 vehicle with our experienced drivers before returning to the camp provided by the zoo. At the camp, you will also have the option to try quad biking, camel safaris, and sand boarding. The dune buggy riding experience is popular and considered the most adventurous of the desert safari experience. These activities can be completed within 2 hours.

Complimentary water and soft drinks are provided at the camp. Afterward, you will be transferred by car to your hotel.

Evening Desert Safari


On the exciting dune safari tour in the evening, you will reach your first destination for a beautiful sunset. We will stop to watch the sunset and continue the dune rush before finally arriving at our camp. Sunsets in the desert with camel riding are the best moments to click some beautiful photos.

Apart from the adventure activities with decreasing temperatures, you can try out henna designs on your hands or feet. After that, taste the delicious barbecue dinner at the camp. The option for smoking the famous Arabic hookah is available. You can experience the fire show and Tanura show by the campfire under the starlight to conclude the day.

Overnight Desert Safari


At least 2 people will make this safari extra enjoyable, but if you are on your own, booking this overnight Dubai Desert Safari would be an excellent option. The overnight Dubai safari is an extension of the evening desert safari. It begins once the evening safari guests leave the campsite.

You can relax at night in your overnight tent and enjoy the star-filled sky, moon list sand dunes of the desert. Tents will be provided as well as mattresses, pillows and blankets. You can also try the Shisha smoking facility at the Shisha Corner.

The Desert Safari Camp have toilet and shower facilities ensuring hygiene. The next morning, after the freshly prepared breakfast with tea or coffee, we will return to the hotel.

Desert Dinner

This is the ideal visit for those wishing to skip the dune bashing and head straight to the desert camp for a relaxing experience. This safari tour is recommended for people with any back problems, pregnant women, families with small children, the elderly, and people with any heart-related problems.

You will be picked up from your hotel or place of residence and taken directly to the Desert Safari Campsite, which has a variety of campsites for all ages. Wear traditional Arabic costumes, click pictures with falcons, apply henna tattoos, smoke bubbles/water pipes watch the unique belly dancing – these are a few activities to do at Desert Dinner Safari.

Apart from belly dances, Tanour dance shows and fire shows are also performed live during your dinner. The buffet dinner includes a variety of vegetable and non-vegetarian cuisines, including starters, main courses, and sweet treats in the BBQ options. A special Arabic-style barbecue is not to be missed.

Why you should do the desert safari in Dubai?

The Emirate and the town of Dubai have ample recreational and adventurous opportunities for your trip. However, the Desert Safari will always be unique. Desert safari is the essence of the city’s Bedouin heritage.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should take part in this adventure:

Unparalleled Excitement


Adrenaline rushing and exciting adventures will fill you with moments for a lifetime. During a trip to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the Arabian Desert, you can go for Dune Driving, camel riding, archery, dune bashing, wildlife drives and a hot balloon air tour.

Cultural Immersion


Engage with Emirati culture through live performances, traditional food, and the chance to try out traditional activities.

Scenic Landscapes


Vast desert vistas, sunset hues, and a star-studded night sky create a surreal backdrop for a special desert experience. At Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, enjoy sightseeing landscapes along with wildlife.

Unforgettable Moments


Whether it’s capturing the perfect sunset shot, riding camels or simply enjoying the serenity of the desert, Dubai Desert Safari offers countless moments to cherish.

What to prepare for on a desert safari in Dubai

Pack the following essentials so that the desert safari in Dubai becomes easier

  • Loose, comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather
  • Water bottle to keep yourself hydrated
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun
  • A light jacket or shawl for cooler evenings
  • Camera or smartphone to capture the amazing scenery
  • A small bag to keep your personal belongings in
  • Cash or bank card to cover any extra expenses during the safari
  • Footwear such as lightweight boots and closed-toe shoes, you can wear sandals but it will be difficult to walk in the dunes at times

Summing up

Desert Safari in Dubai is highly recommended during your visit to UAE. Choosing morning or evening, budget or VIP experience, all the activities of the desert safari tour will leave you with beautiful lifelong memories.

So pack your bags, book your dates, and book your Dubai Desert Safari packages to begin the adrenaline rush to be mesmerized by the Arabian desert. The thrill of the desert safari adventure is waiting for you in Dubai.

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