20 Amazing Desert Experiences in Dubai - 2021 (4700+ Reviews)
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Dubai government has taken appropriate steps to curb the spread of Corona virus and keep the travellers safe. With such precautions, Dubai has reopened major, parks, beaches, malls, restaurants entertainment activities and is now safe to visit. However, it is always suggested that one takes proper precautions as suggested by the local government and practices personal hygiene to ensure further safety.

Major parks and beaches reopen in Dubai Updated: 08 Feb 2021

The Dubai Frame, JBR Beach, Creek Park, Quranic Park, Al Mamzar Beach, Jumeirah Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach have reopened for public with strict adherence to the safety precautions.Read More

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One of the most popular parks in Dubai, the Global Village is all set to reopen on October 25 with strict safety measures in place. Read more.

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A recent COVID-negative certificate will have to be presented on arrival at Dubai by the international travellers. If not presented, they would have to undergo a test at the airport itself. Other documents that have to be presented by the arriving tourists will include an international health insurance certificate, and a health declaration form that will have to be filled at the immigration counter. Read more.Travellers from some countries are also mandatorily required to undergo a COVID test on arrival after presenting a COVID negative test certificate on arrival. Read more.

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Hotels are opening in Dubai with additional safety Updated: 13 Aug 2020

After the lockdown restriction getting eased, Dubai staycations like Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa are reopening and are taking additional safety precautions for the visitors.Read More

Pools open in Dubai for visitors Updated: 13 Aug 2020

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Delve in an oasis of Desert experience in Dubai, which locks up a wide array of exploring the traditions, golden sands, and heritage of the city. Dubai is all about the sparkling sands and enticing skyscrapers, with which you can uncover the amazing experiences.

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Ranging from a lavish stay at the Al Maha Desert Resort to a long lasting list of variants of desert safaris, a trip to this quarter is definitely incomplete without these. Of all the Dubai desert activities, hummer desert safari, private night safari, luxury dinners, are a selection with no regrets, if you are here to witness the royalty.

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Whether you are here with your family or you are up for a romantic tour with your beloved, this place lacks nowhere and holds a plush of striking activities. Boasting with a rich heritage and a bag full of exciting adventures, this place awaits with open arms and a whole lot more of unique experiences.

Here are some of the best desert experiences in Dubai:


Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

A trip is incomplete without going on a Dubai desert safari with BBQ Dinner. The tour takes about six hours with dune bashing, camel rides, buggy rides, henna design stands, belly dancing and some excellent shows being a part of the package.

The lavish buffet dinner serving veg and non-veg will have you taken aback in surprise at how such delicious food can be made available at the conditions of the desert. They also have Shisha cabins with exotic flavours of Shisha that you can make use of unwinding in the happy buzz of the place.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 730 INR / 38.88 AED

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Morning Desert Safari

Morning Desert Safari

If you wish to enjoy the dazzling lights of the Dubai city during the evenings, the morning desert safari in Dubai is just for you. Although it might get a bit hotter in the mornings, the safari is available throughout the year provided there is good weather. The safari includes an array of activities to enjoy such as sand boarding, camel rides, buggy rides, etc.

The entire tour lasts for about 5-6 hours and is a great way to explore the deserts of the region. While the drive through the sand dunes will have your heart pumping much faster than usual, the recreational activities will just set your holiday mood in the right tune!

There are various packages available to choose from for a safari according to your preferences, budget and time.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 2100 INR / 111.85 AED

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Quad Biking

Quad Biking

This activity definitely needs to be on the list of must do’s for those who love riding or driving. Quad Biking in Dubai requires you to follow certain guidelines of rough terrain driving that the instructors will give you. The difficulty level of this activity is moderate.

You will also be provided with security adapt and will be able to take control of your programmed quad biking while riding through the daring sand dunes of the desert. Riding on these quad bikes will have your adrenaline rushing high and will bring out the adventurous side of you once you get hold of it.

You could continue with the recreational activities at the campsite once you are done with your thrilling ride.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 2500 INR / 133.22 AED

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Overnight Desert Safari

Overnight Desert Safari
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Conducted right in the middle of the night, the overnight desert safari opens options and the clear skies for a wondrous stargazing opportunity. Since the nights are cooler and completed with flowing breeze, it makes the aura a bit more romantic and also adventurous to ride on the dunes late into the night. 

Standing in the middle of this Arabian Desert is a relaxing experience because this gorgeous land is a nirvana of peace and tranquillity during the late-night hours. This overnight desert safari could start with a nice BBQ dinner, a cultural program and a desert dune safari Dubai which can extend into a camp stay in the desert and end with an early morning breakfast.

Duration: 9 hours

Price: Starting from INR 3,380 / 180.11 AED

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Dubai the land of man-made wonders known for its astounding attractions which could only be dreamt of such as the tallest building in the world, artificial floating islands, underwater aquarium, man-made canal city and much more. Dubai is filled with a lot of fun-filled and memorable things that make it one of the most ideal holiday destination in the world.

Experience the thrill of Arabian nights from the sky with a great hot air balloon ride across Dubai's sand deserts. Enjoy the panoramic views and charming sites of the surroundings and boast a memory for a lifetime. Indulge in this adrenaline-inducing activity and float across the desert with the swift of the horizon.

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Hummer Desert Safari

Hummer Desert Safari

The hummer desert safari in Dubai is the perfect go to if you are looking for a thrilling as well as safe experience. Hit the dunes in a comfortable and safe Hummer, considered one of the best SUV’s in the world, driven by a skilled driver. It is one of the most amazing sport to experiences in Dubai.

The ride will be followed by a stop at a campsite with many activities such as sand-boarding, camel riding, etc. can be enjoyed along with a nice BBQ dinner. The entire tour will give you lasting memories to take back home with you!

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 4199 INR / 223.76 AED

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Camel Safari in Dubai

Camel Safari in Dubai

A trip to the desert without riding on the ship of the desert isn’t worth the trip at all. Camel safaris are undoubtedly very popular in the region. For those concerned about how these animals are treated, do not worry, they are well fed and not mistreated under any circumstances.

Experience how people travelled across the desert 50 years back when there was no other option. The camel safari lasts for about 45 min on the magnificent animals back. It is usually a package along with the entire desert safari experience which one can either take along with their loved ones during their honeymoon period in Dubai.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 3000 INR / 159.86 AED 

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Evening 4x4 Desert Safari

Evening 4x4 Desert Safari

What is a trip to Dubai without experiencing the desert safari? The 4x4 Dubai desert safari is a thrilling ride you would take in an SUV through the daring sand dunes of Dubai. Although the drive is the main highlight of the safari, there is so much more to it than just that.

You would be making a stop in between the desert to capture some breathtaking views of the sand dunes and the orangish-blue sky. Additionally, the campsite of the desert has many recreational activities waiting for you.

You could enjoy a belly dancing show, ride a camel, get your hands designed in henna and relax to some Arabian music with some hookah. The extensive buffet will also keep your stomach and soul satisfied. Without a doubt, it should be on the top of your bucket list while visiting Dubai.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: 730 INR / 38.90 AED

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Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

A one of a kind off-road experience to explore the sands on your own is by hiring a dune buggy! The dune buggies are fully equipped with safety convoys that include roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher and constant mechanical support throughout your drive.

There are both, single seater as well as double seater buggies available to choose from, depending on your pax and preferences to drive alone of together. Although the activity is available to try throughout the year, certain rough weather conditions may force the authorities to take down the activity for safety reasons. It is definitely worth an experience!

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 8337 INR / 444.26 AED

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This recreational activity is the same as snowboarding, except that you slide your way through the sand. Where better to try a hand at this activity other than the sandy dunes of Dubai. With a little practice, you can learn to gain control of the board and figure out new ways to glide your way through the sands.

There will be instructors there to guide you through this whole activity. Once familiar with sand boarding, you could compete with your fellowmen by gliding your way down the dunes. This activity is definitely worth a try during your desert safari!

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 3800 INR / 202.48 AED

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Dune Bashing

Dune Bashing

A private roller coaster in a 4x4 land cruiser hitting the sand dunes, driven by a skilled driver is what dune bashing is all about. An addition to the thrilling ride would be the stops they make for you to capture some mind-blowing photos of the desert.

The best time to take the ride would be during sunset when you can witness the sun go down and shades of the sky turn from orange to blue. It is one of the most amazing desert experiences in Dubai that cannot be missed.

There are various packages that you could opt for along with Dune bashing in Dubai, depending on the company you chose to book with.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 3705 INR / 197.43 AED

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Fat Biking

Fat Biking

Fat bikes are considered to be the new innovative avatar of all-terrain mountain bikes. The fat bikes are specifically designed for sand dunes. Fat biking in Dubai is indeed a thrilling experience that enables you to traverse the calm rolling dunes while exploring the desert flora and fauna accompanying you throughout this adventure. You will be biking for 5 hours. 

Feel the thrill as you try this satiating activity. You will be transferred to legendary vehicles and also get a chance to spot some wildlife.

The minimum height required for the fat biking is 130 cm. The activity demands a high level of fitness. In case, of back injuries or any other ailment prior notice to the tour operator must be provided. Approximate seat for an individual is 2 hours for half a day activity.

Duration: 5 hours

Price: 11023 INR / 587.39 AED

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Camping with Barbeque Dinner and Belly Dancing

Camping with Barbeque Dinner and Belly Dancing

There is no better way of exploring Dubai than indulging in a traditional Desert Safari. Enjoy a spectacular camping experience at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve once you pitch the luxury tents gear up for a mouth-watering barbeque dinner. Relish the lip-smacking charcoal cooked Middle- Eastern cuisine while enjoying a delightful belly dance performed by the trained artists and dancers.

Sleep under the star decked sky while enthralling in this amazing activity that provides you with the true flavours of Dubai. You will be transferred for the exotic camping activity via legendary 4*4 vehicles. Your entire desert camping will be led by a trained guide who will ensure that you have the best and the finest experience. 

Enjoy a dune bashing session while exploring the desert. Satiate your adventure thirst by embarking on quad biking or sand skiing session led by trained instructors and guides. 

For those who wish to know more about the traditional dessert, lifestyle can indulge in henna painting, sheesha, and exciting camel rides. End the day with Middle-Eastern cuisine and the traditional Arabian Coffee with a perfect date with your loved ones in Dubai.

Duration: 18 hours

Price: 3300 INR / 175.85 AED

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Al Maha Desert Resort

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Al Maha Desert Resort

Give yourself a refreshing retreat at Al Maha Desert Resort, which is seated elegantly along the palms trails. Featuring the ornate architecture of Bedouins, here you can savor the tinge of royalty. At this upscale-resort, you can experience a wide range of top-notch amenities like the Hajar Terrace Bar, Al Diwaan, which are its well-furnished bar & restaurant.

Apart from this, temperature controlled infinity pool, round the clock service and exceptional hospitality is something which adds up to a unique stay experience.

The Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the main attractions of the place. You can also behold the beautiful Arabian wildlife from the temperature of the infinity pools that are temperature-controlled.

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai, Al Ain Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Check-in from 2:00 PM and Check-out at 12:00 noon

The approximate price of the room starts from 2812 AED/52525 INR per night.

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Private Night Safari and Star Gazing

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Private Night Safari and Star Gazing
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Dubai provides you with the best night beauty in all possible forms, once the sun drops get ready for a delightful night safari in Dubai under the supervision of a trained guide who will ensure you are safe as well you the relish your night exploration & desert experience in Dubai and the nocturnal species that you are most likely to see during this trip. 

Enjoy spectacular telescope views of the mesmerizing night sky decked with billions of stars in a stargazing experience like never before, there are a lot of things you can do in Dubai at night. 

This delightful activity is conducted on ever-so-stylish legendary vintage Land Rover. Enjoy the spectacular views with night-vision binoculars and headlamps.

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Luxury Dinner in Desert

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Luxury Dinner in Desert
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Book a luxury desert dinner and reach the place in a luxurious car — a Merc or a Land Rover to kick-start yours with views of the setting Sun over at the horizon. Feel royal in the mighty desert as you enjoy private, romantic moments with your loved one and experience the best hospitality.

Explore the exotic wildlife while passing through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to reach the secluded dinner spot.

Duration: Afternoon until early evening

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Falconry Experience in Dubai

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Falconry Experience in Dubai
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Indulge in an extreme and majesty of the UAE’s falconry experience, know more about the ancient tradition old falconry in this desert land. Learn about the history of an age-old practice that employs trained birds to hunt their prey.

Grab the opportunity of admiring these birds’ natural agility and strength. Feel your heart racing as you mount these stunning falcons on your hand to have a go at swinging a lure. Enjoy this amazing experience for 5 hours. 

The best thing about this is that you be interacting with the Falcons and learn more about the age-old tradition of falconry. If you are worried about the transfers they don’t as you will be driven by legendary vehicles and also get a chance to spot some wildlife. 

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai

Price: 11000 INR / 586.17 AED

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Evening Desert Safari, Sand Boarding, and Camel Ride in Dubai
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About the Activity: 
  • Indulge in the amazing desert safari experience with the taste of authentic Arabic culture.
  • Get picked up from your hotels or residence from Dubai or Sharjah at around 3 PM and proceed to Al Aveer Desert.
  • Indulge in the adventurous desert safari at  Al Aveer Desert in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser, having a unique experience of dune bashing.
  • Afterwards, continue your journey to the desert camp and indulge in a camel ride. 
  • You will have plenty opportunities to take photos while enjoying this ride.
  • Also get a chance be photographed wearing traditional Arabian garb, and with a falcon on your arm.
  • Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner under the open night sky with delicious buffet barbeque dinner and cool drinks. 
  • While you enjoy your meals, witness the traditional entertainment like belly dance and a Tanura dance along with a Sheesha.
  • End your amazing desert safari tour by heading back to your residences or hotels in Sharjah or Dubai at around 9.30 PM.

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Ktm Desert Dirt Bike Ride in Dubai For Beginners
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About the Activity: 
  • If you have never ridden off road and have a burning desire to have this fun experience then look no further.
  • For dirt bike ride, you should posses the basic knowledge of a bike, skill of using clutch, gears, and throttle. Within a short span you will learn and master the art of riding in sand. 
  • Ride through the beautiful sands of the Dubai desert and feel invincible. The bikes are in the best condition and the equipment you will be provided ensures maximum safety. 
  • Utmost importance is given to safety measures and a guide will be with you on every step of the way. 
  • This tour is not only restricted to men but to women as well who would want to ride a motorbike in the desert of Dubai.
  • Spend 2 hours learning and taking part in something truly exciting.
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Advanced Ktm Desert Motorbike Tour Dubai
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About the Activity: 
  • Engage in this amazing one of a kind KTM motorbike tour of Dubai.This is perfect for those who have advanced motorbike experience.
  • This tour also includes the services of a professional instructor, who will take control over the riding and make it much safer.
  • This is the perfect opportunity to experience unforgettable emotions in your life and get an adrenaline rush.
  • No matter if you are a man or a woman, this is sure to thrill you in a great way.
  • Spend 4 hours on this motorbike tour and have an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Safety equipment is provided. 

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Amazing experience I enjoyed Burj Khalifa and underwater zoo alot. Thanks Thrillophilia for advance tickets booking options.
"it was a great experience. I was bit apprehensive, when I booked through thrillophilia. but, they really organized it well. I booked a VIP package (costing 3800 per person). they arranged for private pick up in Nissan Petrol. They took us to camp, which is little far but better than Al Avir. \n\nLocal operator Mr. Danyal is a nice person. He took a great care of us. \n\nwe were provided land cruiser for dune bashing. then quad bike for 20-25 mins. after that, we did horse ride and camel ride. although camel ride and horse ride were namesake only. they would allow for 2 mins only and if you want to take a longer ride, you need to pay extra. so I skipped it. \n\nCamp had good performances like belly dance, Tanura show, Fire show and Jumba. Food was served on the table. Food quality was average.\n\nalthough, In the camp, they would try to get you money through multiple activities like sand art, Premium fruit salad, premium desserts, handbags, photo printouts, photo with eagle etc. And one needs to hard bargain. like I paid 20 dhiram for photos, they started with 150 dhiram."
02 March 2020
Awesome experience with a very close view of such big fishes. Underwater zoo is also very big and needs atleast 2 hours to complete. Super package deal. Please go for it.
"It was perfect site seeing experience managed by Thrillophilia. Special mention for lowest prices for tickets of Burz Khalifa."
"both the tours were really amazing.\nDubai city tour was nice, learned a lot about their history.\ndesert Safari was awesome but the food was ok ok .\nthe shows were awesome only if the food and drinks were organized well it would have been more fun"
Amazing journey with fast service and great host
25 February 2021
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Park is fine. Shopping inside is much expensive. Swimming costumes were more than expected price.
"Good Service.. Every tour was perfectly planeed"
10 February 2021
A definite watch. This is awesome. Thanks to thrillophilia for a very quick service. This is the cheapest price I found across various sites and I'm amazed with that.
04 February 2021
Just loved the experience. the dune bashing was amazing and we were well informed in time about everything.

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  1. What is the best desert experience in Dubai for couples?

    1. Morning Desert safari: The desert safari in the morning offers a unique experience that attracts couples in huge numbers.  

    2. Hot Air Balloon: Flying over the desert at an altitude of about 4000 feet in a hot air balloon is the perfect way to spend some time with your partner while also enjoying the desert experience to the fullest. 

    3. Camel safari: Without a camel safari along with your partner, it is impossible to gain a satisfying desert experience in Dubai. You not only get to know about the desert culture but also gain some intimate moments with your partner.  

    4. Luxury dinner: Enjoying a luxurious dinner amidst the magnificent views of sand and the setting Sun is one of the most pleasant experiences that you can organize for your partner. Moreover, you get to ride in a luxurious car and take a look at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on the way. 

  2. What are the famous desert experiences in Dubai for families?

    1. Overnight desert safari: Stargazing under the clear sky and the serene atmosphere is a splendid opportunity to make some new memories with your family. 

    2. Quad biking: Riding through the sand dunes and experiencing the thrill with your family makes it one of the most popular desert experiences. Make sure that your family is aware of the safety protocols before hopping on it. 

    3. Dune Buggy: The experience you get while hopping onto a dune buggy is essential to complete your trip to Dubai. It is an excellent way to explore the desert and engage in some thrilling activity with your family at the same time. 

    4. Camping with belly dancing and barbeque dinner: To fully experience the authentic desert experience, this camping under the stars, along with traditional belly dancers and delicious barbeque dinner is a must. Gather your family around the campfire and start sharing stories to make the trip unforgettable. 

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