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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #13 of 206 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It... more » Owner description: The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We booked Desert Dubai Safari with BBQ dinner with Isango Limited, and received a pick up from our hotel, driven to the desert, in a great and comfortable car, had a amazing drive thru a "real " desert, watched the sunset, and then were treated to a beautiful BBQ, a belly dance and a show display . This was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A must do thing I Dubai. Which I would do it again and as many times I go dubai.everything was good about desert safari

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Went on a afternoon/evening half day Jeep Safari which included riding through the dunes, photo opportunity to see the sunset in the desert, visit a bedwin camp for a mezze meal, camel rides, belly dancing and view the stars.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the whole day out including falconary display, dune driving, sunset in the desert (loved it!), a short camel ride (only for photos really) and the bbq in the beduin camp. There was hubbly-bubbly pipe available and belly dancer show too. All inclusive, very good value for money. The reason for a star minus is that we felt we... More

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Jhb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Here we got to ride quads, pose with falcons, ride in a 4x4 through the dunes and finally had dinner in a private tent with belly dancing. A great experience which the kids will enjoy. Shop around for the best deal though. Your hotel concierge can arrange.

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The most looked forward to adventure and it totally didn't disappoint my expectations! saw the sunset and had a nice arabic bbq afterwards

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went on an Arabian Safari Evening the highlight of which was the sunset in the desert, but everything all rather staged for tourists.

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Fort Smith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hated the heat, but worth it! You fly over the dunes with awesome and safe guides. They go out of their way

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Avoid this if you feel motion sickness from the the sand dune experience. Beautiful views of the Sandy desert especially at sunset. We opted out of the dinner as I don't lie to watch belly dancers. A must go if you are in Dubai

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nothing about this activity is worth with most tour operators. I have no idea of the two most expensive ones though (apparently they are a better experience) I'm going to exclude that I felt nauseous through the trip (which usually never happens to me though) while basing my review. - the actual drive through the desert is only half an... More

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