Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

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Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai information and booking

from
$93
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Dubai hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
3:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend a day in the desert with a private guide, and enjoy a camel ride and sandboarding session as well as a BBQ dinner and show under the stars! After leaving Dubai by private 4x4 vehicle, stop off at a camel farm for a ride, and then race down the sand dunes by sandboard before heading to a desert campsite for dinner and the folk- and belly-dancing show. If you want to experience another exhilarating activity, upgrade to include a 30-minute or 60-minute quad biking session that takes place roughly halfway through the day.

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 private 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 humpbacked herbivores. Show off your balance skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, and learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains 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. If you have upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy this after sandboarding. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take to the dunes as you follow a local guide around the desert canyons and valleys.

Then, travel with your guide to a campsite, nestled deep in the desert. Take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains, and settle in for the late afternoon’s entertainment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional 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!

Meet your guide after the show and meal, and then finish your day in the desert 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).

What's included

  • Transport by private 4x4 vehicle
  • Camel ride (approximately 5 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Henna tattoo
  • Quad biking (if option selected)
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Beverages (soft drinks and water)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver/guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Airport pickup and drop-off