4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

activities / Adventure

Review score

4.5/5

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari information and booking

from
$86
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Dubai hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm
Time of departure
3:40pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 5-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ride and get a henna tattoo! Complete your experience with a delicious barbecue dinner under the twinkling Arabian stars while watching a traditional tanoura dance performance. It's a must-do experience when visiting Dubai!

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle as you head to the desert that surrounds the city. Admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way, and listen to your guide’s tales about the region and its fascinating geology.

First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. After showing off your balancing skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sandboarding! Learn to master the art of 'surfing on sand' and race your friends and fellow travelers down the sand dunes during in an adrenaline-rushing experience.

Show off your balance skills on a camel ride or relax and take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner.

After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe), if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance around the campfire. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of One Thousand and One Nights! Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Please note: The belly dancer does not perform during Ramadan (June 28, 2014 to July 27, 2014).

Sample Menu
First course(choose from following selection):

  • Hummus, green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, coleslaw and Arabic bread
Second course(choose from following selection):
  • Lamb chops, marinated chicken, beef burgers, barbequed potatoes, sauteed onions, steamed rice and lentil curry
Third course:
  • Arabic coffee and dates

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Henna tattoo
  • Beverages (soft drinks and water)
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Belly dance performance (except during ramadan)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified