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Time Required : 4-5 hours

Entry Fee : It varies from tour operator to tour operator, but the average range is from AED 200-1200

Timings : Morning Safari: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening Safari: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Desert Safari, Abu Dhabi Overview

Capturing a view of the sunset and the sunrise through the eternal sands of Abu Dhabi’s deserts is an experience everyonemust haveonce in their lifetime. Apart from the safari, one can experience Camel Riding, Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Dune Bashing and other thrilling and fun-filled activities.

The Desert Safari ends with peaceful camping sites present right in the desert! Arabian belly dancers and musical events showcased under the stars along with delicious cuisines will leave no stone unturned in making one's desert experience a special one!

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Abu Dhabi Desert Safari Tour Operators

During your trip to Abu Dhabi, you may contact either of the following Operator Agencies and book for yourselves and your family or friends the appropriate Desert Safari tour package as per your convenience and travel budget:

1. Nuzhath Ideas
The safari tours offered by the operator along with their pricing structure are as follows:
Morning Safari
Cost: AED 300 (Per person).
Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening Safari
Cost: AED 250 per Adult (Above 10 Years Age); AED 200 per Child (Between 3 – 10 Years Age).
Timings: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Night Safari
Cost: AED 1000 (Car Rental Charges) + AED 200 (Per person).
Timings: 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM (Day 2).

2. Rayna Tours
The safari tours offered by the operator along with their pricing structure are as follows:
Morning Safari
Cost: AED 194 (Per person).
Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Evening Safari
Cost: AED 268 (Per person).
Timings: 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
Night Safari
Cost: AED 479 (Per person).
Timings: 3:00 PM to 10:00 AM (Day 2).

3. Jashan Tourism
The safari tours offered by the operator along with their pricing structure are as follows:
Morning Safari
Cost: AED 1200 (Maximum 4 people per group); AED 1500 (Maximum 6 people per group).
Timings: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening Safari
Cost: AED 250 (Per Adult); AED 200 (Per Child).
Timings: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Night Safari
Cost: AED 1100 – AED 1200 (As per Group size).
Timings: 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM (Day 2).

Top Locations for Desert Safari

Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), Al Dhafra
Present across around two–thirds of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, you may get to witness some of the most intriguing and magnificent sceneries at the Rub Al Khali or the Empty Quarter. Beyond the expansive date palm plantations of the Liwa Oasis lie one of the largest stretches of sand, eagerly waiting to welcome you with all the thrill and adventure it has in store for you. 
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Al Khaznah
Situated between the city of Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain Oasis, the view of sand dunes of Al Khaznah is definitely a sight to behold. Long stretches of sand valleys combined with some huge dunes make it the best spot to try your hand at activities such as Dune Bashing, Quad Biking and Sand Boarding apart from the Safari tour in your SUV.

Morning Desert Safari

  • Pick up from hotel or pick-up point to the bedouin tents in the Al Khateem desert.
  • Dune Bashing
  • Back to the tents to freshen up.
  • Visit the camel farm. 
  • Sand boarding
  • Back to the tents to prepare to leave.
  • Drop off to hotel or drop-off point
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Depending upon your respective operator, the inclusions may include the following:
  • Pick–up and drop–off from your stay/ common point in Abu Dhabi
  • Transportation to and from the desert
  • Refreshments at the Bedouin tents.

Evening Desert Safari

  • Pick up from hotel or pick-up point to the bedouin tents in the Al Khateem desert.
  • Dune Bashing
  • Back to the tents to freshen up.
  • Visit the camel farm.
  • Sand boarding
  • Back to the tents and relax in the camp.
  • Watch a belly-dancing and Tanura performance or smoke some shisha
  • Indulge in fine Arabian daes and coffee
  • A delicious barbeque meal awaits you
  • Drop off to hotel or drop-off point
Abu Dhabi Desert Safari
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Depending upon your respective operator, the inclusions may include the following:
  • Pick–up and drop–off from your stay/ common point in Abu Dhabi
  • Dune Bashing
  • Camel riding
  • Sand boarding
  • Quad Biking (Additionally charged)
  • Visit to Camel Farm
  • Sunset watching and photography
  • Refreshments at Bedouin tents
  • Henna Tattoo sessions
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Dance performances
  • Transportation to and from the desert.

Night Desert Safari

  • Pick up from hotel or pick-up point to the bedouin tents in the Al Khateem desert.
  • Dune Bashing
  • Back to the tents to freshen up.
  • Visit the camel farm.
  • Sand boarding
  • Back to the tents and relax in the camp.
  • Watch a belly-dancing and Tanura performance or smoke some shisha
  • Indulge in fine Arabian daes and coffee
  • A delicious barbeque meal awaits you
  • Drop off to hotel or drop-off point
Depending upon your respective operator, the inclusions may include the following:
  • Pick–up and drop–off from your stay/ common point in Abu Dhabi
  • Sunset watching and photography
  • Photography session with Falcons
  • Refreshments at Bedouin tents on arrival
  • Henna Tattoo sessions
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Blankets and pillows for night stay
  • Transportation to and from the desert.

Other Things to Do During Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi

Camel Riding and a visit to Camel Farm: Hop on to the ship of the desert across the beautiful desert to capture the picturesque landscape. Visit the Camel Farm in Al Khateem Desert to learn about the Camels closely.

Quad Biking: Gear up the Quad Bikes on the dunes of Abu Dhabi, with loads of thrill and fun in store for you!

Dune Bashing: Buckle up in your 4X4 Land Cruiser to enjoy the ups and downs on the sand dunes of the desert. Visit the breeding farm to witness Falcons and many other animals and birds before clicking pictures with your friends on top of the dunes.

Sand Boarding: If sea waves are not sounding in the distance, no worries! Just grab your sand board and glide through the towering sand dunes of the Arabian desert.

Belly Dancing: Be prepared to get infused into the Arabic culture as the belly dancers and Tanura dancers begin their performance to the beats of traditional Arabic folk music.

Barbeque Dinner: Enjoy a wide range of dishes at your Bedouin tents while smoking your favourite flavour of Shisha beneath the star –filled sky of Abu Dhabi’s desert.

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How to Reach

The Desert Safari tours and other related activities are performed in the Al Khateem desert region. The desert is situated near the town of Al Khateem, which lies around 78 Km southwest of Abu Dhabi city. To reach the desert region, it is advised to coordinate with your respective Desert Safari operator to arrange pickup and drop–off to and from your stay in Abu Dhabi.

For those who are willing to reach the place all by themselves, you may rent a vehicle and drive to the desert region by travelling along the Al Ain Road. Since the desert lies around 83 Km west of Abu Dhabi city, it would roughly take around 1 Hour to reach the Al Khateem desert from the city.

Tips

Desert Safari Tour and Dune Bashing activity is not recommended for those suffering from spine problems as well as for pregnant women.

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