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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 809 8710
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected...
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.
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Thrilling desert ride in a land cruiser, post which we were taking to a desert camp and enjoyed 3/4 hours of Arabian music and dance, post which we were treated to a nice dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Thrilling desert ride in a land cruiser, post which we were taking to a desert camp and enjoyed 3/4 hours of Arabian music and dance, post which we were treated to a nice dinner buffet and dropped back to dubai on a Hummer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Safari Experience was very exciting. The tour was thrilling, so much fun from the desert drive, belly dancing and camel riding... Fantastic experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was the best part of our Dubai trip! So much fun. And very inexpensive. It was a great experience. If you have a chance, do the ATV four wheelers! Our tour guide ( his name is Ashraff) was amazing! He showed us the best time.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I liked our guide and driver Samir, if it wasn't for him it wouldn't have been as pleasant. He was very pleasant and helpful. The trip itself wasn't anything special!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It was great experience. Reasonable price, food was great and heat was just not tolarable during teh summer, but during November to March it is best. Enjoyed everytime i went and lat one was the 21st time i visited Dubai so you guessed it right :-)

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

So peaceful and exclusive really not so far from downtown and very nice experience. We went there withsafari dinner platinum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We first had a welcome coffee at the entrance and afterwards had a beautiful sunset, rode camels, held falcons, enjoyed some drinks at their bars and at the end had an excellent buffet dinner and fantastic shows. All in all an experience you will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Loved the 4x4 riding in the dunes, great pictures, living in the desert. Made it to the camp, did some off road ATV, camel riding. Saw a great spectacle. Food was ok but who is complaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

this was the best experience interviewed local Sheik Had traditional breakfast , jeep ride through the desert dunes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really nice "Desert experience"!! We saw different species and the sunset is amazing! The reserve is definitely worth seeing!

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