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Evening Desert Safari

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Witness the charm of the evening desert during these safaris. Get the full-fledged experience complete with BBQ meals, exotic live entertainment shows, camel rides, henna painting, falconry, and more! The pick-up and drop-off service ensure that your experience is completely stress-free.
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Evening Desert Safari Guide

Dubai is home to a variety of cultural and adventurous experiences. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies an adventurous experience like no other: a desert safari. Along the golden sand dunes in the quiet of the desert is your chance to try thrilling activities like dune bashing, quad biking, and sandboarding, after which you'll be treated to a host of local experiences such as delicious meals, tanoura performances, and more. If you are planning a visit, read on to know about the best Dubai evening desert safari tickets, top desert adventure activities, timings, what to expect, and other essential visitor information.

What to Expect on an Evening Desert Safari in Dubai

A desert safari is a great way to take a break from the loud city life and escape to nature. Here's what to expect on your experience.


After your booking has been confirmed, you'll receive the exact time and location of your pick-up. After coordinating with your driver, you'll travel in an air-conditioned car toward the desert safari camp.

Activity Area

Once you arrive in the desert, the fun begins. Depending on the experience you choose, you will try various adventure activities such as dune-bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, camel rides, and more.

Drive to the Desert Camp

After you've had your fill of adrenaline, you'll settle into the camp for the next part of the evening's fun. On the side, for added fun, you can partake in activities such as henna painting, sheesha smoking, and collecting souvenirs.

Dinner and Entertainment

A spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian BBQ buffet dinner with unlimited refreshments such as soft drinks, tea and coffee awaits you. For entertainment in the evening, you'll get to enjoy traditional belly dances, tanoura performances, or a fire show.


Once the evening's festivities have wrapped up, you'll be dropped back to your pick-up point in a comfortable vehicle.
In case of an overnight stay in the desert, you'll be dropped back after breakfast in the morning.

Top Evening Desert Safaris in Dubai

A Dubai desert safari is the ultimate addition to any traveler's itinerary when visiting the city. Each experience includes a variety of fun and exciting activities from a hair-raising dune bashing adventure to a camel ride.
Your desert safari will also include a delicious BBQ dinner with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and for entertainment, you will have the chance to enjoy live music, Tanoura shows, belly dances, henna painting, and more. The cherry on top? You don't have to worry about planning your commute since each ticket includes round-trip return transfers from your accommodation in the city. Here are our best desert safaris in Dubai:

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Choose the Evening Safari Best Suited For You





You will be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and taken to the desert. Here, you'll experience the unique landscapes and wildlife of the Arabian Desert.
In the desert camp, indulge in henna painting and sample some shisha. As the sun sets, guests can enjoy a traditional BBQ dinner under the stars. The evening safari usually ends with a belly dancing performance, a Tanoura performance and a fire show under the night sky.
Looking for an evening adventure in Dubai? Opt for a safari with activities like dune bashing, quad biking, dune buggy, sandboarding, and camel riding that you can enjoy for an extended duration compared to the rest of the safaris. So come on out and explore the desert!
Before you head to your desert camp, you'll be taken to an activity area in the desert where you can indulge the thrill-seeker in you. End the evening on a delicious note with a barbeque dinner with veg and non-veg delicacies.
If you're looking for an evening desert safari in Dubai that's a little different from the rest, then our Heritage Evening Safari is perfect for you. This unique experience combines a traditional Bedouin camp with a more authentic, cultural experience.
According to the ticket chosen, you'll experience the exhilaration of dune bashing as you explore the magnificent sand dunes, before stopping for a sunset camel ride or sandboarding session.
Once the sun has set, you'll arrive at a majestic Bedouin-style camp where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and traditional Arabic coffee and dates. You'll also have the chance to try out some traditional activities such as henna painting and falconry, or simply relax under the stars with a shisha pipe. The Heritage Evening Safari is the perfect way to experience the best of Dubai's desert landscapes and culture!
A luxury evening desert safari in Dubai is a premium all-inclusive experience that includes luxurious rides in a premium Mercedes or Land Rover vehicle, a 4 or 6-course dinner, and more. Some experiences also offer seating in a private cabana to make your safari even more special.
Get the royal treatment and spend the perfect evening in Dubai with a luxury evening safari!

Evening Safari: Timings and Schedule

Pick-up: 2pm - 3pm
Drop-off: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Timings for evening desert safari in Dubai can vary depending on the experience and inclusions that you select. However, the most common operating hours are from 3pm to 9pm. In case of an overnight safari, you'll be dropped back the next morning after sunrise.
It takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete an evening desert safari. You can expect a duration of about 16-17 hours if you opt for an overnight stay at the camp.

Plan Your Evening Desert Safari in Dubai

Getting There

Know Before You Go

What are Dubai desert safaris locations?

The location varies depending on the safari you opt for. Popular evening desert safari locations in Dubai are:
1. Al Lahbab Desert
2. Al Khayma Camp
3. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Are return transfers included in Dubai evening desert safari tickets?

Yes, return transfers are included in your experience. You'll be picked up from your accommodation in the city in an air-conditioned vehicle, and dropped back after the experience.

Is there an age restriction for who can go for an evening desert safari?

Yes, due to safety reasons, infants below the age of 2 and adults above 70 will not be allowed on an evening desert safari in Dubai.

What should I wear for an evening desert safari in Dubai?

It is recommended to avoid sports shoes to prevent sand from accumulating inside and instead put on slippers or loose sandals if you’re taking part in any adventurous activities. Apart from that, loose, comfortable and light clothes such as cotton trousers, shorts and capris are advised. Sweaters and jackets can help withstand the cold weather conditions post sunset.

What should I eat before an evening desert safari in Dubai?

Guests are advised to avoid heavy or greasy food before you try the adventure activities as these items can create discomfort or motion sickness. Have something light such as chopped fruits or even a bowl of cereal for quick digestion.

Are there any health restrictions to consider before going for a Dubai evening desert safari?

Yes, guests who are pregnant, suffer from back or heart issues, and those above the age of 70 are advised to not take part in this experience. Dune bashing can be a rough roller coaster experience. Do listen to your instructor carefully while performing these activities, especially the adventure ones, in order to ensure that you stay safe.

What should I pack for an evening desert safari in Dubai?

It's important that you pack light for your experience. The only essentials you would need to carry are sunscreen, a hat or cap, a light sweater or jacket, and spare cash. Avoid carrying jewelry, large amounts of cash, and other valuables.

Evening Safari vs Overnight Safari

Why you should choose an evening desert safari?
The evening desert safari is the most popular safari in Dubai for a reason. It is the perfect way to experience the desert without having to spend the night in it. The evening desert safari includes all of the best activities, such as camel riding, sandboarding, and henna painting. Plus, you get to watch the beautiful sunset over the sand dunes.
Why do some people prefer an overnight safari?
If you want a more authentic desert experience, then you should opt for the overnight desert safari. This safari takes place extends to the night, so you can enjoy the stars and the silence of the desert along with the quintessential activities of the evening safari. You can also go camping, stargazing, and camel trekking. The overnight desert safari is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Evening Desert Adventure in Dubai

A visit to the City of Gold is incomplete without going for a desert safari. Here are some of the top adventure activities you can expect as part of your evening desert safari in Dubai.


Here, you’ll get to enjoy a thrilling experience by gliding down from the slopes of the desert dune using a specially designed board that is fastened under your feet, much like snowboarding! All you have to do is strap your boots along the sand-board and slide down from the top. Sandboarding in Dubai is completely safe and suitable for all age groups. 


Dune-bashing is an off-roading experience done in the desert. Dune-bashing in Dubai is usually carried out in a big 4x4 vehicle where you’d be going at varying speeds over the sand dunes and the car would be steered in such a way that balance is maintained at all times. It is sure to get your adrenaline pumping while maintaining maximum care and safety.

Quad biking

A quad bike is a three- or four-wheeled bike-like vehicle with low-pressure tires for outdoor landscapes. Hop onto a quad bike and ride along the uneven landscape at varying speeds. Enjoy the cool wind breeze past as you travel on the sand dunes while quad biking in Dubai

Camel rides

Camel riding in Dubai should be on your list of things to do as it gives you a glimpse into the travel lifestyle of the Bedouin people. Relax and let the camels take you across the vast expanse of the Lahbab desert while enjoying the beautiful sunset.
All these adventure activities would also be a part of a morning desert safari in Dubai.

Dubai Evening Desert Safari FAQs

Are Dubai evening desert safari tickets available online now?

Yes, you can now book your evening desert safaris in Dubai online now. Guests are advised to prebook their safaris so as to ensure that they get their date of choice.

How much does an evening desert safari cost in Dubai?

Dubai desert safaris are available across the price range, starting from as low as AED 125, going up to AED 350. The variation depends on inclusions such as activities available. Added benefits of booking your tickets online is additional discounts, up to 10% cashback, and flexible cancelation policies.

What is included in a Dubai evening desert safari?

Depending on the experience that you select, your Dubai evening desert safari tickets will cover a wide range of exciting activities including sandboarding, dune bashing, camel riding, henna painting, BBQ dinner with unlimited refreshments, live entertainment, return transfers, and lots more. 

Are meals included in my evening desert safari in Dubai?

Yes, all experiences include a full spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in the form of a barbeque buffet. Overnight stays include a healthy breakfast as well.

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

Depending on your ticket, you'll get the chance to experience activities such as dune bashing, sandboarding, quad biking, dune buggy riding, camel riding, and more.

Are return transfers included in a Dubai evening desert safari?

Yes, return transfers are included with every experience. You'll be picked up from your hotel or a common meeting point in an air-conditioned vehicle and dropped back to the same location after the desert safari.

Where are the desert safari camps located in Dubai?

There are several popular campsites, but the most common ones are Lahbab Desert, Al Khayma Camp and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

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

The best time of the year would be from October to March. The cool winds and pleasant winter will serve as the perfect backdrop during your safari.
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