Dubai Desert Safari

3.0 / 5 30 votes

2,500 onwards


Time Required: 3 - 6 hours


8:30 AM to 10.00 PM
Morning Safari - 8.30 AM to 11.30 AM
Evening Safari - Starts around 3.00 PM with pick up from the hotel and drop back at around 10:00 PM.

Entry Fee:

It varies from tour operator to tour operators, but the average range is from AED 55-220.

Dubai Desert Safari, Dubai Overview

Dubai, mainly renowned for its great infrastructure, is also known for its adventurous streak. Due to its architectural brilliance, aesthetic surroundings, and sparkling beaches, Dubai has become a favourite of holiday goers and the adrenaline junkies. However, the heart of Dubai is still its desolated desert. And so, to enjoy the desert a bit more effectively, the city presents 'Desert Safari'. The experience is one of its kind and worth every penny spent!

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Dune bashing is one of the most popular extreme adventure tours with several vehicle options of 4X4 Safari Jeeps, Sand Boards, Quad Bikes and Dune Buggies. SUVs with specialist drivers are available that will take you to thrilling sand dunes ride while enjoying the gorgeous sunset from a strategic vantage point. The new addition to the list of vehicles is Hummer H3, which might cost a bit more but is worth an experience. 

The Desert Safari trip starts with a driver of a 4*4 car, arriving at your pick-up point and taking you to a common stop. This is where you'll meet everyone else going to the safari from your tour operator. Most of these stops also have a farm where you'd be able to catch a glimpse of a falcon, the national bird of the U.A.E, and other farm animals. Then the guide will take you to the dunes, where the real fun begins aka dune bashing. Feel your adrenaline coursing through, as you plunge from one dune to another with an experienced driver. Most of these drivers also make you feel comfortable, try to make you laugh too and are very compassionate. The duration of this activity is about 20-30 minutes with one stopover on top of a dune; where the lighting is pretty good for a spontaneous photo shoot.

After the dune bashing, it is time to relax and enjoy. So, as the sun sets, you are taken to a central camp where entertainment awaits you. Most of the tour operators also offer you free camel-riding experience; it is advisable to check this beforehand. However, the camel ride in the desert is highly recommended as it makes your desert trip a bit more authentic. For an additional price, you can also experience sand boarding or quad biking for extra thrills. The entrance of the camp welcomes you with Arabic coffee, tea and dates. You can enjoy the rest of your time doing sheesha in one booth of the camp or by applying henna tattoos from experienced women in the other booth or even by taking pictures in traditional dresses in yet another booth. While you eat your typical Arabian-cuisine-dinner under the stars, enjoy the Belly dance and the Tanoura dance.

The belly dance is usually performed by an expert female and is perhaps the most awaited performance. The songs and the dance sure bring you to your feet. The tanoura dance is an awe-inspiring dance, which is usually done by a male expert and constitutes of the entire dance done while whirling around the same place, it makes you feel dizzy but then the magic happens. In the final part of this dance, the lights of the camp are shut down, so the dance is done in absolute darkness. However, the dancer's attire has lights on in it as well which makes the dance even more mesmerizing. These two traditional dances are often the highlights of the latter part of the safari. They are bound to keep you entertained and forget your worries. This unique and equally enthralling experience ends with you being dropped to your pick-up point.

Numerous tour operators offer Dubai Desert tours.

Rayna Tours

They offer almost everything listed above and guarantee a wonderful experience. Though the price of their safari tours is AED 220, however, there are several other inclusive packages that are listed on their site.

Desert Safari Tours
They offer an unforgettable experience with hospitable service. For their rates, you’ll have to personally contact them.

City One tours
They have impeccable service and excellent hospitability. Arabian Nights Tours It is one of the favourites here due to the compassionate staff that work here. They make you feel warm and welcome and offer one of the most splendid services.

Some more notable tour operators include North Tours and Dubai Dune Buggy.

  • It isn't advisable for pregnant women, extremely elderly people and toddlers to go for a desert safari, because of dune bashing.
  • If you have motion sickness, it is advisable to carry the proper medications and warn your driver beforehand.
  • Have good quality sunscreen and sunglasses during the daytime. Check with your tour operator for all the warnings in detail.
  • If you get carsick easily, you might want to skip dune - bashing.

Though this experience can be availed throughout the year, the best time for this is from October to March.

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Dubai Desert Safari Reviews

7 months ago by Nehad Zein

The Dubai desert safari is an experience which one must try atleast once in their lifetime. The sheer adrenaline when the driver drives and jumps across the sand dunes is exhilarating. The most enthralling is especially when they race the vehicle down the really steep sand hills. The post safari, belly dance and tanoura dance are mesmerising. And unwinding finally with the sheesha is another experience altogether.

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