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7 Best Desert Safaris in Dubai

 
  • Desert Safaris in Dubai are the most iconic and sought after past time and activity. This city is blessed with sprawling endless deserts filled with numerous sand dunes providing locals and tourists alike a fun past time.

    On a desert safari you can indulge in some dune bashing, sand boarding and even take an exciting camel ride. Dubai’s desert safari’s boast a wide array of entertaining activities apart from the safari itself. Entertainment shows consisting of belly dancing and more keep you occupied while you can indulge in some authentic Arabian practices.

    One can also choose from either a night desert safari or a day desert safari both wonderful in their own way. Night desert safaris’ are void of adrenaline pumping activities but make up with beautiful folk dance shows and quaint and comfortable overnight camping sites. Other desert safaris include camel safari’s where you tour the desert on a camel and the hummer safari. 

    Here are some of the best desert safari experiences in Dubai:

  • 01Ride the Ship of the Middle East

    A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. Camels are known as old Royce of the desert. Camel safaris in Dubai are always done in groups, otherwise known as caravans. Camels endure the strong winds in the desert thus referred to as the 'ship of the desert'.


    Highlights: Enjoy the views as your camel lumbers across the sands. Stroll into the dunes for to view beautiful sunset and enjoy a range of traditional desert activities inside a rustic-style Arabian tent.

    Price: The price approximately ranges from 180 AED to 1100 AED

    Things to Keep in Mind: In summer you are recommended to wear lightweight clothing. We recommended guests to carry their own camera for souvenir photos.

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  • 02 Overnight Desert Safari

    Spending one night in desert under moon light is a wonderful experience that will be imprinted in your mind for a long time. Deserts of Dubai are world’s renowned deserts that have great attraction of visitors. In fact Dubai Overnight Desert Safari is a way through which you can see the Arabian Desert culture and their unique way of living! If you are a nature lover, then night safari is the best way to connect with the nature.

    What to Expect: Most packages offer BBQ dinner, folk and belly-dancing show, a chance to get henna tattoo. Accommodation is usually in a campsite equipped with traditional tents furnished with carpets and pillows; however this could vary depending on the tour operators.

    Price: The tour package approximately starts from 143 USD

     

  • 03Quintessential Arabian Safari

    Desert Safari Dubai is undoubtedly the only and best safari provider in Dubai. A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, we recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spent. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination, a camel farm. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the campsite where you will have the opportunity to camelback ride, sand boarding and trying out a henna design. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and Shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). 

    Image Credits : traveljunction - Flickr


    Highlights: Belly dancing shows and lavish buffet dinner with veg and non-veg options.

    Operational Hours: Daily from 3.30 PM to 9.30 PM.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 150 AED to 300 AED

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  • 04Adventure in a Hummer

    Image Credit : Bryan Harris - Flickr

    No trip to Dubai is complete without a Desert Safari and what better way to tour the beautiful deserts other than in a monstrous hummer. Get a whiff of the ultimate adventure while you maneuver through the exciting and panoramic deserts of Dubai. There are a favorite few who offer amazing hummer desert safari’s in Dubai. Board an H2 Hummer off-roader with an expert driver, and take an exciting drive across the sands, tackling rugged terrain and rolling dunes. Stop to snap photos of a glowing desert sunset, and then return to camp for a scrumptious barbecue dinner of Arabic dishes as you’re entertained by spinning ‘tanoura’ dancers and a sparkling belly dancing show.

    Image Credits : Suny Schmidt - Flickr

    Timings: This is an activity that can be availed all year around and can be done both in the night and day. 

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 350 to 500 AED

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  • 054x4 Desert Safari

    Image Credit : Vignesh Ananth - Flickr

    Off-road through the magical desert in a 4x4 vehicle, and delve into an adventure that is unheard of in most places on the planet.

    Take on the sweeping dunes and embark on an adventurous trip, which promises to make a great story. A combination of experiences make this activity worthy of being on this list.

    Image Credits : Robert Young - Flickr

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    Location: Arabian Adventures offer an all-inclusive desert dinner experience after the desert safari. Drive into the deep forests in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and feast on the starry night.

    Timing: Open throughout the year, the activity might be inaccessible under drastic weather conditions.

    Price: Costing 375 AED onwards, the activity presents dune driving, camel ride, and a belly dance show. A regional selection of grilled meats, salads, sweets and beverages proffer a sumptuous experience.

    Difficulty level: Easy

  • 06Daylight Desert Safari

    Image Credit : Mark Kirchner - Flickr

    For those crunched for time in the evenings, the morning desert safari is a boon. Allowing the traveler to explore the desert in one of the most thrilling ways, a few desert safaris even allow for a camel ride and sand-boarding! Many operators offer an array of tours in and around Dubai, while the safari in the morning begins the day on a whirlwind ride.The activity is open on all days of the year if the weather permits. It also includes more than a few things to satiate the adventurer's heart. For those wishing to give the dining and camping experience a miss, to just enjoy the thrill of a desert safari, this is it.

    Image Credits : Shahnawaz Sid - Flickr


    Price: The exciting activity kicks off from AED 250, where one can indulge in dune bashing, quad biking, camel ride, and sand-boarding.

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  • 07Evening Desert Safari

    Image Credit : Kyle Taylor - Flickr

    Leave the city and see the vast desert surround Dubai. Evening desert safari in Dubai is the much publicized event in the Middle East. 

    Drifting on the golden dunes across the desert, pausing to watch the beautiful sunset while bashing the dunes.

    Image Credits : Cloudywind - Flickr


    Things to Keep in Mind: In summer you are recommended to wear light weight clothing, but extra sweaters or jackets are required for the winter season. The guest should carry their own camera for souvenir photos.

    What to Expect: In the campsite you will have the opportunity to take a camel ride and try some sand boarding, or get a henna painting on your hands or feet. Most packages offer delicious barbecue dinner and the famous Arabic shisha water pipe. If included in the package then, you can enjoy watching belly dance performance around the campfire.

    Price: The tour package approximately starts from 300 AED