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Dubai Desert Safari Tours

Embark on the best desert safari in Dubai and try thrilling activities like dune bashing, quad biking, and sandboarding. With Dubai desert safari tickets, enjoy BBQ meals, access to exciting activities, round trip transfers, and flexible cancelation.Dubai Desert Safari Tours

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Pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
15-20 mins dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle
A short camel ride
Small henna painting
Shisha in the designated corner (not on the table)
Welcome refreshments
Sandboarding at the designated area
Barbeque dinner (veg and non-veg)
Belly dance
Tanoura and fire show
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Pick-up and drop-off in an AC 4x4 vehicle
20 mins quad bike (150 cc) experience
Unlimited refreshments (tea, coffee, water, soft drinks)
15-20 mins dune bashing in an AC 4x4 vehicle
Live belly dance
Live Tanoura show
Fire show
BBQ buffet dinner with veg and non-veg dishes (menu here)
Shisha smoking facility at the shisha corner (apple flavor)
A short camel ride
20 mins dune buggy (optional)
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Pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
A professional licensed safari guide
30-45 mins dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle (as per ticket option)
30 mins quad biking (as per ticket option)
Sandboarding
Photos stop
Desert camp visit
A short camel ride (repeatable)
Cold mineral water
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You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Dubai Desert Safari Tours Guide

In the last few years, Dubai has not only established itself as the ultimate tourist destination, but as a rising hub for adventure activities. From skydiving to ziplining, one can get their entire fill of adrenaline here. Arguably, the most popular adventure activity is a desert safari in Dubai. What can be more thrilling than an adventure-filled ride into the surrounding deserts on a 4x4 vehicle? Let’s take a look at the best Dubai Desert Safari tickets, tour highlights, and everything else you’ll need for a perfect trip to the desert.

Post Covid-19 Safety Measures on a Dubai Desert Safari

  • Tickets and tours can now be reserved online.
  • Infants below the age of 2 years and adults above the age of 70 will not be permitted to go for a desert safari.
  • For safety reasons, pregnant women will not be allowed to participate in a desert safari.
  • Social distancing is mandatory during the desert safari.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times except for while dining.
  • Camel rides will be brief so as not to overburden the animals, especially given the heat.

Dubai Desert Safari Tickets and Tour Options Explained

Whether you are an early riser or a night owl, our Dubai Desert Safari tickets cater to every traveler's requirements. Based on your preferences, you can choose to book either a Dubai morning desert safari or a Dubai evening desert safari. 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 Desert Safari

Evening Desert Safari

Combo Tours

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with a morning desert safari in Dubai. You will experience smaller crowds and will get to enjoy the beautiful glow of the sun over the majestic dunes during daytime. 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.

Recommended Experiences

Explore the dunes of the Arabian Desert and indulge in a 45-minute dune bashing session before heading over to a Bedouin-inspired campsite for more adventure activities. Upgrade to try activities such as sandboarding and quad biking.
Enjoy the best of the Arabian desert dunes on this safari. Get plenty of great photo opportunities and experience exciting activities such as camel rides, dune-bashing, sandboarding and more.
Your evening desert safari in Dubai experience is going to be the highlight of your day. Under the mesmerizing sunset, participate in thrilling activities such as sandboarding, quad biking, and dune-bashing. Indulge in a delicious BBQ dinner with live entertainment such as tanoura performances or belly dances, depending on the ticket you opt for. Your ticket also includes round-trip return transfers.

Recommended Experiences

This thrilling experiences brings you the best of the desert. Enjoy a host of adventure activities such as dune-bashing, quad biking, and sandboarding. Then, indulge in a BBQ dinner while you are entertained with live performances.
After trying exciting activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner as you are entertained with multiple live performances. This tour also includes hotel transfers.
If you are looking for a comprehensive tour of the city, your best bet is to opt for a combo ticket. These experiences combine a desert safari with some of the most popular things to do in Dubai, like a visit to the Burj Khalifa or Dubai Aquarium, or go for a delightful city tour. Perfect for those who are short on time and on a budget, these combo tours will make sure that you do not miss out on any must-see attractions of the city while paying a lesser price. 

Recommended Experiences

Explore Dubai's change over the decades on this immersive city tour, after which you'll be taken for a memorable evening desert safari. Both experiences include hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Discover the cosmopolitan and traditional sides of Dubai with this combo tour. Head to the top of the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, before heading for an evening in the desert with dune-bashing, sandboarding, live entertainment, and a BBQ dinner.

Plan Your Dubai Desert Safari Experience

Morning Desert Safari

Evening Desert Safari

Know Before You Go

Timings

This desert safari will begin early morning. You'll be picked up between 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, depending on the experience you have chosen. You can expect the safari to last for 3-7 hours.

Location

The most popular locations for a morning safari are Al Awir Desert, Lahbab Desert and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Exact details will be available with your confirmed ticket.
You'll be picked up from your centrally-located hotel or a common meeting point in the city and dropped back after the safari.

Inclusions

Your experience would include round-trip return transfers, a hearty breakfast, adventure activities such as dune-bashing and camel rides, along with sandboarding and quad-biking if included in your experience.

Timings

You'll be picked up from a central location in the city between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. You can expect your experience to take around 7-9 hours, depending on your ticket type. If you've opted for an overnight safari, you'll be dropped back the next morning after sunrise.

Location

The common locations for this safari are Al Awir Desert, Lahbab Desert and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. You'll be picked up from your centrally-located hotel or a common meeting point in the city and dropped back after the safari.

Inclusions

Your experience would include round trip return transfers, an extensive BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, unlimited water and soft drinks, access to experiences such as dune-bashing, camel rides, sandboarding and quad biking (depending on the experience you opt for), and a host of activities and live performances such as henna painting, sheesha, tanoura and fire shows, belly dances and more.

Age Restrictions

Infants below the age of two and adults above the age of 70 cannot go for a desert safari in Dubai.

What to Wear?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing like t-shirts and trousers, with sneakers. Remember to carry a light sweater for an evening desert safari, and a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for a morning desert safari.

What to Eat?

Guests have been advised not to eat a greasy, heavy meal before trying out the adventure activities. Similarly, avoid traveling on an empty stomach as well. A light sandwich, milkshake, or some fruits would be ideal.

Health Restrictions

For safety reasons, pregnant women, guests with heart conditions and spinal issues will not be permitted on a Dubai desert safari.

Desert Adventure Dubai

What makes a desert safari such a popular experience among visitors? What are the activities you can indulge in while on a Dubai desert safari? Read on to find out.

Dune-bashing in Dubai

A form of off-roading done on sand dunes, usually in big 4X4 vehicles like the Toyota Land Cruiser or Fortuner, dune-bashing in Dubai 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 in Dubai

Often referred to as the desert version of snowboarding, sandboarding in Dubai 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 in Dubai

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 in Dubai

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. A camel ride in Dubai is an important experience to understand bedouin tribe's nomadic life and the importance of this animal.

Quad Biking in Dubai

Hop on a 4-wheel bike and zoom across the desert's terrains while quad biking in Dubai. With the low-pressure tires and special grip handlebars, your desert adventure is going to be thrilling.

What to Expect on a Desert Safari in Dubai?

A desert safari is unlike anything anything you've experienced before. Unlike locations with tall mountains or sandy beaches, you'll be surrounded by an endless expanse of golden sand and dunes. Here's what to expect on your one-of-a-kind experience.

Pick-up

On your booked ticket, you'll receive information about your tour timings, pick-up location, and other essential details. You'll be picked up in an airconditioned vehicle and taken towards the desert. Your pick-up point would either be your hotel in Dubai, or a location near a public transport station in the city.

Your Experience

Your desert adventure would begin as soon as you get to the camp. You'll experience various activities such as dune-bashing, camel rides, sandboarding and quad biking, depending on the inclusions in the ticket you've chosen.
After these activities, you'll be served a delicious meal, breakfast or dinner depending on whether you've opted for a morning or evening safari. You'll be treated to a wide spread of meals, comprising both traditional and continental dishes, accompanied with refreshments such as chilled water and soft drinks.
If you've opted for an evening safari, you'll also enjoy live entertainment at night, such as belly dances and tanoura performances.
You can also try activities such as sheesha smoking, henna paining, and more.

Drop-off

After the day's festivities, you'll be dropped back to your pick-up location in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Explore Dubai

Dubai is a city brimming with an endless variety of experiences. If you opt for a Dubai desert safari combo deal, you're in for a treat as you can conveniently cover top attractions in the city in a short while. Here are some not to be missed out on.

Burj Khalifa

The tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is Dubai's pride and joy. Towering at a massive 830 meters, the Burj Khalifa promises a spectacular view from the top. Travelers can visit At The Top (Levels 124 & 125) or At The Top SKY (Level 148).

Dubai Aquarium

Located in the Dubai Mall, right next to the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Aquarium is the world's largest suspended indoor aquarium. It is not just home to over 300 underwater animal species, including sharks and stingrays, but also offers activities like shark-feeding, cage snorkeling, scuba diving, and more.

Dhow Cruise

A great way to soak in the city's skyline is by opting for a quintessential experience: a Dubai dhow cruise. Take a cruise from the Dubai Marina, Dubai Creek, or Dubai Canal, and take in the wonderful sights around you. You can also make it a day and opt for dinner cruises.

Dubai City Tour

Explore the city like a local on a Dubai city tour. This is a great way to learn about Dubai's history and its evolution from a small town to a cosmopolitan city as you will tour along old and new buildings and parts of the city.

Dubai Desert Safari Tickets FAQs

Are Dubai desert safari tickets available now?

Yes, Dubai desert safaris are now available. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online in advance so as to receive their preferred date of travel.

What safety measures are in place for a desert safari in Dubai?

Guests can now book their tickets online to reduce physical contact. The usage of masks and social distancing are both mandatory throughout the desert safari except during meals. All vehicles used during activities are being sanitized frequently.

What are the different types of Dubai desert safaris tickets?

Guests can choose to book a morning or evening desert safari, or a combo tour that includes multiple experiences in the city.

What is included in my Dubai desert safari ticket?

A standard experience would include round-trip return transfers, dune-bashing and camel rides, a buffet meal with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal, unlimited water and soft drinks, and activities such as henna painting etc. Added inclusions depending on your ticket type, you'll also have activities such as sandboarding and quad biking, live entertainment such as tanoura performances and belly dancing, and sheesha parties.

What are Dubai desert safari prices?

Safaris are available across a wide spectrum of price ranges, depending on the experience you choose and the inclusions it offers. They can start from as low as AED 70 and go up to AED 1750. Online bookings at Headout offer additional discounts and cashback, along with flexible cancelation policies.

What are Dubai desert safari timings?

Morning safaris generally begin around 7:00 AM-9:00 AM and can last for about 3-7 hours, while evening safaris begin between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and can go on for 7-9 hours. If you've opted for an overnight safari, you'll be dropped back the next morning after sunrise.

What is the best time to go for a Dubai desert safari?

Morning safaris are best suited for cooler months to avoid the harsh Dubai climate; the best time would be between October to April. Evening safaris, on the other hand, can be experienced throughout the year to enjoy the cool desert breeze at nights.

What is the location of a Dubai desert safari?

The most common locations are the Lahbab Desert, Al Avir Camp, or the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Are return transfers included in my Dubai desert safari?

Yes, all safaris include round-trip return transfers. You'll be picked up from a common meeting point centrally located in the city in an air-conditioned vehicle and driven to the desert. After the safari, you'll be dropped back to the same point. This will help you save the hassle of planning your commute to and from the outskirts of the city.

Are meals included in my Dubai desert safari?

Yes. All safaris include meals as part of the experience. Morning safaris offer a hearty breakfast with fresh fruits and traditional delicacies. Evening safaris include an elaborate BBQ buffer comprising both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

What adventure activities can I try on a desert safari in Dubai?

There are a host of exciting adventure activities in store for you. Experience dune-bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, sandboarding, and camel rides while on your desert safari.

What should I wear to a Dubai desert safari?

Loose-fitted clothes like t-shirts, shirts and pants are ideal. You should avoid wearing tight-fitting or heavy clothing. Also remember to carry sunscreen, hats and a light jacket.

What should I eat before my Dubai desert safari?

Guests have been advised not to eat a greasy, heavy meal before trying out the adventure activities. Similarly, avoid traveling on an empty stomach as well. A light sandwich, milkshake, or some fruits would be ideal.

Are there any health restrictions for guests before their Dubai desert safari?

For safety reasons, pregnant women, guests with heart conditions and spinal issues will not be permitted on a Dubai desert safari.

Are there any age restrictions for guests to go on a Dubai desert safari?

Infants below the age of two and adults above the age of 70 cannot go for a desert safari in Dubai.
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