Enjoy outdoor adventure among the dunes on this 2-day seat-in Dubai desert experience. Ride over the dunes during an exciting sand-boarding session. Watch the sun set on the horizon at your desert campsite, then enjoy traditional entertainments including henna tattooing and folk dance. Savor a delicious barbecue dinner and relax with a pipe as belly-dancers perform around the campfire. Afterward, drift off to sleep as the stars twinkle overhead.
Day 1: Dubai – Dubai Desert (D) After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your 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 drivers 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.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 where you will join other guests sharing the same experience. 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 evening’s entertainment. 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! When you are ready to leave the partying, make your way to your tent — complete with comfortable mattress, pillows and sleeping bag — within the camp. Settle in and enjoy sleeping overnight in the heart of the desert! Overnight: Arabic camp in the desert Day 2: Dubai Desert – Dubai (B) Morning after a light breakfast, meet your private driver and then travel back to Dubai. Your overnight experience finishes with a drop-off at your hotel at around 08:30 am.