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Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner, & Stargazing

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Experience desert life on this tour from Dubai to the Red Dunes and Al Khayma Camp. Enjoy dune bashing, camel riding, a BBQ dinner, dance shows, stargazing, and staying overnight in the desert.

  • Free cancellation
    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Instant confirmation & Mobile tickets
    Receive your ticket right away. Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Free pickup
    A complimentary hotel pick-up service is offered.
  • Live guiding
    English
  • Start time - Available today
    2:30 PM
  • Duration
    17 hours
  • Includes
    • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or selected location
    • English-speaking licensed driver
    • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
    • Sandboarding
    • Camel ride
    • Henna painting (for women only)
    • Arabian makeover with falcon photos
    • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor)
    • Arabian entertainment, such as Tanura, Fire shows, and Ladies Khaliji Dance
    • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
    • Sweets, coffee, and dates
    • Barbecue buffet (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
    • Stargazing session with a telescope
    • Overnight stay in a private air-conditioned tent
    • Free Wi-Fi during night at Al Khayma Camp
    • Night desert guide
    • Seasonal Fruit Basket
    • Rogag (Arabic bread) and Chai (Arabic tea)
    • Showers
    • Toiletries, towels, and slippers
    • Morning Sunrise camel trek
    • Arabic breakfast
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Quad bike/dune buggy activities (optional)
Highlights & Description

Highlights

  • Marvel at the desert's starry sky with overnight stay in a air-conditioned tent
  • Take an exciting dune bashing drive through the red dunes
  • Improve your surfing skills with desert sandboarding
  • Enjoy a camel caravan trip across the desert dunes
  • Eat a barbecue dinner accompanied by shisha, henna, tanoura and Khaliji dance

Description

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a air-conditioned Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day.
After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts.
Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes.
Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands.

Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome.
Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting.
Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. Enjoy a lavish barbecue buffet dinner while a Khaliji dancer keeps you entertained. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the essence and magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope.

Later, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee or tea as you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above.
Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay.

The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp.
Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast.
Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Good to know before you go
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity taken at your own risk and the activity provider’s insurance does not cover it. Any accidents or damages from the activity will be the sole responsibility of the rider and passenger. International travel insurance is recommended as self-driving activities are prone to risk, possibly leading to serious injury.
  • It is required to have a passport copy for tourists and an ID copy for residents; both soft and hard copies are accepted.
  • Pickup timing may change due to summer heat: 1 hour earlier in the morning and 1 hour later in the afternoon.
  • Casual clothing is advised in summer, and a jacket in winter.
  • Avoid bringing valuables and be cautious with henna if you have sensitive skin.
  • Individuals with back problems, disabilities, or those aged 60 and above are advised against riding camels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cancellation policy for this activity?
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
2. When will I receive the confirmation of my booking?
You will receive an email notification right after your successful payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder. When the payment is completed you have the option to download your ticket directly.
3. What is a free pickup?
When a tour company offers free pickup, it means that they will pick you up from your hotel or other designated location at no charge. When making a reservation, you can specify your pickup location.
4. Are mobile tickets enough or do I have to print them?
Tickets don't need to be printed. You can show your ticket from your smartphone as a PDF.
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    12-99 years
  • Children
    3-11 years
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