Dubai Desert Safari Tour: ATV, Camel Ride, BBQ, Belly Dancing

Outdoor Activities in Dubai

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Venture into the desert and enjoy a quad bike ride, barbecue dinner and traditional Emirati entertainment on this 5-hour 4x4 safari from Dubai. As the sun starts to set, scale the dunes on your 4x4 and arrive at a Bedouin-style camp for Arabic coffee and dates. Then, take an exciting quad ride, watch henna artists at work, enjoy a camel ride, and admire impressive sand art. Finish with a barbecue dinner under the stars as you watch belly dancers and a ‘tanoura’ dance, with whirling dervish dancers spinning before you.
Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel and settle into your air-conditioned 4x4, with your driver doubling as your guide. Leave the city behind and admire the desert views as you head towards your base for the evening.As you drive, enjoy some exciting dune bashing just as the sun starts to sink over the desert. Then, arrive at the lantern-lit, Bedouin-style camp and enjoy a traditional welcome of freshly brewed Arabic coffee and dates, paired with the offer of an aromatic shisha (Arabic water pipe).During your visit, enjoy a 15-minute quad bike ride. After a safety briefing and instructions, put on your helmet, rev your engine and rumble around the camp and surrounding desert terrain. Head for a nearby camel farm and make like a Bedouin with a camel ride. As your hump-backed herbivore plods over the sands, enjoy the panoramic views from your elevated perch. Afterward, see some sand art and traditionally dressed Arabic henna artists at work, and if you wish, get your own henna tattoo painted on your hands or feet.As dusk falls, return to the desert camp and sit down to a mouthwatering barbecue dinner. Savor an enticing selection of mezze, kebabs, fresh salads and desserts, served with soda and water. Additional drinks are available from the cash bar. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. While you eat, be spellbound by a live belly dance performance played out to Arabic music. Then, after your meal, watch a tanoura dance show, where whirling dervish-style dancers spin effortlessly across the floor at dizzying speed.When the time comes, enjoy a relaxing 4x4 ride back to Dubai, where your trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • BBQ dinner with soda and water
  • Helmet
  • Quad bike ride
  • Camel ride
  • Henna tattoo
  • Arabic coffee and dates
  • Belly-dancing and tanoura folk dance show

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional drinks (available from cash bar)


  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Dinner included