Evening Desert Safari: BBQ, Henna, Camel Ride, Belly Dance

Outdoor Activities in Abu Dhabi

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Experience a host of exciting desert activities and a BBQ dinner on this 6-hour, desert camp expedition from Abu Dhabi, including round-trip transport. Travel to a Bedouin-inspired camp amid the dunes, and throw yourself into the traditional Emirati activities on offer. Enjoy a 4x4 dune-bashing adventure; try sand boarding, camel riding, Henna Painting, Sheesha Smoking; watch belly Dance show; and much more. Rent a quad bike (additional cost) if you wish, and finish with a tasty BBQ.
Meet your Safari Marshal and get into a comfortable 4X4 Land cruiser for transfer at any major hotels or Malls of Abu Dhabi. Then, head out towards Al Khatim Desert on Al Ain Road. Enjoy the surrounding as your safari Marshal tells stories about Abu Dhabi and the customs and traditions that still hold strong in the emirate.After around 45 mins, arrive at the desert meeting point of the Al Khatim region. Get prepared to enjoy 4x4 for some exhilarating dune bashing, you will visit camel farm where you can have a photo shoot.After Dune bashing you will reach our Arabic themed camp, Settle in one of the cushion-laden tents to enjoy some Arabic coffee and dates, or if you prefer, soda, tea or water. Then, take your pick from the many complimentary activities on offer.Enjoy a camel ride on the sands, and head off for a spell of adrenaline-pumping sand boarding or quad biking (own expense). You can also get a henna tattoo and dress in traditional Arabic costumer for a souvenir photo!Later, sip tea around a sunset campfire and watch a fascinating belly dance. Then, feast on a delicious barbecue dinner of foods such as hummus, kebabs, and flatbreads, paired with Western dishes.Your experience then ends with a drop-off back at your original departure point.Please note: During the month of Ramadan this activity will not include Entertainment and alcohol will not be served.

What’s included

  • Round-trip transport in 4X4 air-conditioned Land Cruiser(Sharing Basis)
  • Inclusive of BBQ Dinner
  • Arabic Tea, coffee, and dates
  • Water & Limited Soda at camp
  • 4x4 dune bashing
  • Camel riding
  • Sand boarding
  • Henna tattoo
  • Sheesha Smoking
  • Belly Dance
  • Tannura Dance

What’s not included

  • Quad biking (approx. 50 AED for 10 minutes)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available