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24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

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24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

My partner and I've got exactly 24 hours to see AD and a half day desert safari would be something we would like to do. I'm wondering if the hotel can arrange this upon arrival for us, or we should prebook the safari with a tour..how should I go about doing this ?

Minimally, it should include dune bashing, camel rides and a nice dinner. Can someone recommend me a tour that can offer the best experience ? The only one that is on the trip advisor tour review page seem to be 'Emirates Adventures Tours and Safaris Day Tours', seems okay but more options would be great.

We haven't decided on a hotel yet, maybe the Emirates Palace. Good choice ? This is all going to take place on a Friday, in August.

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1. Re: 24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

Emirates Palace is a very nice hotel, gives you a chance to see the same place from close quarters; and adjoining corniche. No need to book desert safari in advance. Can do after you arrive. Google Abudhabui desert safari and you get many. Most packages from different companies end up providing the same experience, not too much difference. Trust you know you are landing in the thick of Ramadan month, so most likely the desert safari would exclude belly dancing. Abudhabi tends to be a bit conservative overall, compared to Dubai. You will of course get food inside the hotel all times.

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2. Re: 24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

Just read the Ramadan guide on TA. Does this mean that dinner in the desert would not be allowed too ?

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3. Re: 24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

Desert (if you meant the Safari) - you will be provided dinner, since dinner time at the desert camp would be after sunset prayer time, and they would have broken the fast.

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4. Re: 24 hrs in AD - Desert Safari

You are not usually forced to fast in daytime for a desert safari. Also they tend to leave your hotel later in the afternoon due to the high temperatures (it has reached 48.5C here this week). All cars are air conditioned so it is not as bad as it sounds... Your hotel concierge can arrange a desert safari for you on arrival. The only difference doing a desert safari in Ramadan is there is no music and dancing at the desert camp.

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