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Premium Red Dunes Desert Safari in Dubai

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 1594 reviews.
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Free cancellation
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7 hrs
Transfers included
Meals included

Embark on a red dune desert safari including pick-up and drop-offs. Enjoy desert activities like dune bashing and sandboarding and visit the Al Khayma Camp for a delicious barbecue dinner.

Great For: Thrill-Seekers | Classic Desert Safari | Foodies


  • Delight in a dune bashing experience in this red dune desert safari in Al Lahbab desert, and take a shot at sandboarding.
  • Enjoy an unlimited supply of soft drinks at the Al Khayma Camp, after being welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates.
  • Indulge in quintessential desert activities like camel riding, Shisha smoking, henna painting, and donning Arabian costumes.
  • Lose yourself in the spectacles of a Tanoura dance performance, a fire show, and a Khaliji-style dance show.
  • Partake of a sumptuous barbecue dinner, along with a taste of local desserts, either with self-service or served at the table.
  • Avail transfers to and from the desert for hassle-free transportation.
  • Opt for the quad biking ticket option if you're looking for some self-driven fun!


  • Pick-up and drop-off in a shared AC 4x4 vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • 30-45 mins dune bashing in an AC 4x4 vehicle
  • Sandboarding
  • Short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Falcon experience
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor) in the Shisha Area
  • Tanoura, fire show, and belly dance Khaliji style
  • BBQ dinner with veg and non-veg options (open buffet or VIP service)
  • Quad biking (optional)


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dune buggy
  • Quad biking

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Depart for the Lahbab Desert in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle

2:45pm onwards

After being picked up by the Safari Captain, a 60-minute drive will take you to the desert. On the way, you will learn about Dubai's humble origins and trendsetting innovations.

Your first stop in the desert will be a rest area. Enjoy a 25-minute break before your safari experience begins to rest or make use of the bathroom facilities. If you so wish, go for an optional quad bike ride.

Experience the Thrill of Dune Bashing and Sandboarding

4:30pm onwards

The red dune desert safari adventure begins in earnest after the break. Spend the next 30-45 mins bashing dunes on the silken sands of the Lahbab. For an extra dose of adrenaline, take a gander at sandboarding - go all the way up to a top of a sand dune and slide all the way down on a sandboard.

You can also opt to experience some sand tromping fun on a quad bike instead.

Head to the Al Khayma Desert Camp

5:30pm onwards

Make your way to the desert camp, where you will be welcomed with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates. An unlimited supply of drinks is at your disposal.

Get Ready for Camel Riding, Live Entertainment, and More at the Desert Camp

7pm onwards

Commit yourself to enjoying classic red dune desert safari experiences such as camel riding and henna painting. You can even get an Arabic makeover as you try Kandura and Abaya - Arabian clothes for men and women. Don't miss out on a meeting with the Falcon expert, and pose for a picture with the regal bird.

Evening entertainment comes in the form of 3 delightful shows that will take you close to the Middle Eastern arts and culture - a Tanura dance show, a fire show, and a belly dance Khaliji-style show after the barbecue dinner and tasting of local desserts. You can choose between a self-service open buffet or a VIP food service wherein the staff will serve the meal at your table.

As a final treat, the camp will be completely switched off, casting the camp in a beautiful desert night ambiance. Gaze at the night sky and soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

Have a Relaxed Drop-Off

Enjoy your journey back to your drop-off location.

Note: The timings mentioned depend on various factors and may differ slightly on the day of your safari.


  • Winter (Oct to Apr): 1:45pm - 2:15pm.
  • Summer (May to Sep): 2:30pm - 3pm.

Important Information

  • Reduced ticket pricing is available for this experience. Head to the checkout page for more information.
  • It is advised to wear lightweight clothing during summers. Bring along sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and a jacket during winters.
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any sickness during dune bashing.


  • The dune bashing experience is not suitable for: children aged 3 and under, pregnant women, wheelchair users, people with back and heart problems, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Some entertainment shows may not be available during national holidays and Islamic occasions.
  • You will receive a confirmation email along with a mobile voucher. Please display that mobile voucher with a valid photo ID during the pickup.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry a valid photo ID proof for verification.

Transfer Service

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel are included in the ticket price.
  • You will be required to provide the hotel address and location details at the time of booking.
  • The local operator will contact you one day before the experience, so kindly provide a mobile number with an active network and internet connection in the UAE, during the time of booking.
  • Transfer services are available in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Cruise terminal Dubai (Port Rashid) and for Dubai Airport Holiday Inn hotel only. Private transfers can be arranged from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, and Jebel Ali with an additional fee to be paid directly to the local operator in Dubai.


  • This tour is valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.

ratings & reviews

1.6K Ratings
Yelda Tayyareci


Feb, 2023
Everything was well planned, with good standards. Tour guide was so helpful during the tour and all the staff was so nice. Thank you for such a well organised , fantastic tour. We really enjoyed.
Karan Oberoi


Nov, 2022
Some features could have improved with the amount of money that was collected. General price range for safari is 200-300 AED. We paid 500+ AED, so was expecting better service.
Giuseppina Moffa


Oct, 2022
Guide was very helpful. Logistics could be improved, as we were late at the camp and barely had time to explore other activities beyond dinner.


Oct, 2022
it was noce but the dancer was not a belly dancer 💃 , that's why me and my friends were upset. 😭😭😭
Almuzldeenalla Elamin


Jan, 2023
Dear concerned, I'd like to express my dissatisfaction with the most recent desert safari trip as follows: 1. We have to wait for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the quad bike area since we are not interested, and as per the driver, we have to wait for 30 minutes, which is consumed from our journey time and affects the other activities waiting for our colleagues. The driver's comment was that it is a sharing car and we have to wait for them since it is a sharing car, which was surprisingly ridicules and wasn’t what we paid for. 2. We had only around 15-20 minutes in the bush desert with the car as per the program, which clearly mentioned 35–40 minutes, and unfortunately, that was the thing we were looking forward to the most. 3. Since we were already late, sadly, we didn’t catch the sunset near the camp or the camel ride and reached the camp late after the sunset unfortunately. 4. It was about the belly dancing, as there was no belly dancing, and it named the Khaliji performance, and the pictures in the application never happened this time or like previous desert safaris as well. Since it is not my first time, I thought the program would improve and be better, but apparently it was the worst and I was super upset and not satisfied, especially with the driver's attitude, compared to our previous trips. This might be the last time since we didn’t go with any other company beside OceanAir.
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