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:
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.
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
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).
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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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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Price: The exciting activity kicks off from AED 250, where one can indulge in dune bashing, quad biking, camel ride, and sand-boarding.
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.
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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.
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
Dubai provides you with the best night beauty in all possible forms,
once the sun drops get ready for a delightful night safari under the
supervision of a trained guide who will ensure you are safe as well you the
relish your night exploration of the desert and the nocturnal species that you
are most likely to see during this trip.
Enjoy a spectacular telescope views of the mesmerizing night sky decked
with billions of stars in a star gazing experience like never before.
Timings: The duration is likely to vary with
different tour operators. However, the average time of the activity is
approximately 5 hours and begins in the evening. The experience can be availed
on request via tour operators in Dubai.
Highlights: This delightful activity is conducted on
ever-so-stylish legendary vintage Land Rover. Enjoy the spectacular views with
night-vision binoculars and head lamps.