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What can be more thrilling than an adventure-filled ride into the surrounding deserts on a 4x4 vehicle? Let’s take a look at all the Dubai Desert Safari ticket options, tour highlights and everything else you’ll need for a perfect trip to the deserts.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at Dubai Desert Safari:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai desert safari experiences have enforced several safety measures:
  • Infants below the age of 2 years are not allowed.
  • People of age above 70 years are not allowed.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed
  • Camel rides will be brief so as not to overburden the animals, especially given the heat.

Dubai Desert Safari Ticket and Tour Options Explained

Whether you are an early riser or a night owl, our Dubai Desert Safari ticket options will allow you to choose the perfect experience for you. Based on your preferences, you can choose from morning desert safaris, evening desert safaris and adventure desert safaris. If you’d like to club a few experiences together and make the most of your Dubai visit, you can opt for a combo tour.
Morning
Evening
Adventure
Combo Tours
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a morning desert safari. You will experience fewer crowds and pleasant weather during this time of the day. Indulge in a variety of desert activities like dune bashing and camel riding. You can also sign up for additional adventure activities. End your morning Dubai desert safari with a delicious breakfast and sample many traditional dishes. This experience includes hotel pick-up and drop-off as well.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Witness the beauty of the early-morning desert during the morning Dubai desert safari.
  • Indulge in both traditional as well as adventure desert activities.
  • End your trip with a delicious breakfast in the local style.

Recommended Experiences

Explore the dunes of the Arabian Desert and indulge in a dune bashing session before heading over to a Bedouin-inspired campsite for more adventure activities.
Your evening Dubai desert safari experience will begin with a hotel pick up around mid-afternoon. You can take part in many adventure activities like sandboarding and dune-bashing. You will also get to witness traditional art forms like henna painting and Tanoura dance. You will then be treated to a delectable dinner consisting of both traditional as well as continental dishes, after which you will be taken back to your hotel. 

Why go for these tickets?

  • Explore the golden dunes of Arabia and witness the beautiful sunset on this unique safari. 
  • Take part in a variety of desert activities like dune-bashing, sandboarding, and quad bike riding. 
  • Enjoy dinner at a Bedouin inspired camp before heading back to your hotel. 


Recommended Experiences

Arrive at a traditional Bedouin camp in a 4x4 vehicle and indulge in activities like camel riding, shisha smoking, and henna painting before ending your day with a delectable buffet.
Get acquainted with the desert landscape with a wide array of desert adventure activities that await you. Indulge in a dune-bashing session and watch the golden dunes race past you. Enjoy a dune buggy ride through the challenging terrain or race each other on quad bikes. Camel riding, hot air ballooning, and sandboarding are some of the other adventure activities you can take part in. 


Why go for these tickets?

  • Experience the best of the Arabian deserts with these desert adventure activities. 
  • From sandboarding and quad biking to dune bashing and camel riding, a variety of adventure activities await you. 
  • End your Dubai desert safari experience with a traditional dance performance and a delicious dinner.


Recommended Experiences

Enjoy a trip to one of the best desert camps of Dubai and indulge in a variety of desert activities ranging from quad biking to camel riding. 
If you are looking for a comprehensive tour of the city, your best bet is to opt for a combo tour. These combo tours combine Dubai desert safari with some of the most popular experiences in Dubai such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai city tours. Perfect for those who are short on time, these combo tours will make sure that you do not miss out on any must-see attractions of the city. 


Why go for these tickets?

  • Experience the best of Dubai with these comprehensive Dubai desert safari combo tours. 
  • In addition to the Dubai desert safari experience, gain entry to popular attractions of the city like Burj Khalifa.
  • These combo tours are ideal for budget-conscious visitors who are looking for an immersive experience. 

Recommended Experiences

Desert Safari and Burj Khalifa: At the Top
Experience the best of Dubai with this combo tour which will give you a taste of both traditional as well as the contemporary Arabic lifestyle. Explore Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world before heading over to the golden deserts in the outskirts. 

Plan your visit

Here’s everything you need to know about the Dubai desert safari experience.
Location
The Lahbab desert, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and the Hatta Mountains are some of the most popular desert safari locations around Dubai. Each camp has its own specialty. For example,  the Lahbab desert is famous for its authentic desert culture while the Desert Conservation Reserve boasts a variety of flora and fauna.
Transfers
Most of the desert camps are located in the outskirts of the city. However, you need not worry about getting there as a typical Dubai desert safari starts at your doorstep. You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken to the camp. Similarly, you will be dropped back to your hotel after you’ve completed your Dubai desert safari experience.
Activities
Whether you opt for a morning or evening desert safari, you will kickstart your session with an exciting dune bashing session. Afterwards, depending on your tour, you’ll be introduced to other desert adventure activities such as quad biking, sandboarding and camel riding. Apart from these adventure activities, most camps also offer traditional activities like henna painting and local dance forms. 
Timings
As mentioned earlier, visitors can choose from morning and evening desert safari options. Sunrise and sunset desert safaris are also popular. According to your convenience, you can choose one that fits into your itinerary. For example, if you plan to shop during the day, you can opt for an evening desert safari. 
Know Before You Go 
Here are some things to keep in mind while planning your Dubai desert safari experience:
  • Infants below the age of 2, people above 70 years, and pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Pack light. Dragging along a heavy bag in the desert is not an easy feat. Similarly, going on adventure activities will become difficult if you over-pack. 
  • Wear open-toed shoes, flip flops, or sandals to prevent sand from getting inside your shoes. 
  • Listen to your instructor. Desert adventure activities can be rough. Therefore, make sure that you follow the instructions given by your guide. 

  Dubai Desert Safari Activities


What makes Dubai Desert Safari such a popular experience among visitors? What are the activities you can indulge in as part of this experience? Read on to find out.
Dune-bashing
A form of off-roading done on sand dunes, usually in big 4X4 vehicles like the Toyota Land Cruiser or Fortuner, dune-bashing involves driving at varying speeds over sand dunes and maneuvering the car in such a way as to maintain balance while going up the dune and coming down.
Sandboarding
Often referred to as the desert version of snowboarding, sandboarding involves sliding down the slopes of a desert dune on specially adapted boards fastened to your feet. Some of these dunes are as high as 1,000 feet, making for a very thrilling experience.
Dune Buggy Riding
Follow the natural trails in the sand as you explore the desert on your dune buggy ride. This unique adventure activity will let you explore the desert landscape by yourself with help from your instructor.
Camel Riding 
Ride the Ship of the Desert and go back in time as you enjoy the camel’s slow gait across the vast expanse of the desert. You can choose from morning and evening camel rides, as per your convenience.
Dubai Desert Safari FAQs
What time do Dubai desert safaris start?
Depending on your choice of tour, your Dubai desert safari will either be in the morning or evening. 
How long does a Dubai desert safari last?
A Dubai desert safari usually lasts for 5-6 hours.
What should I wear to a Dubai desert safari?
Loose-fitted clothes like t-shirts, shirts and pants are ideal. You should avoid wearing mini-skirts and shorts at all costs. 
​Are Dubai desert safari tickets refundable?
Headout offers tickets for Dubai desert safaris that are fully refundable.
How do I go back to my hotel after the safari?
All Dubai desert Safaris include hotel pick ups and drop offs.l Therefore, you need not worry about commuting. 
What should I bring on a Dubai desert safari?
Sunglasses, hats, sunscreen etc are some of the essential items for a Dubai desert safari.
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