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Abu Dhabi Desert Morning Safari: 4x4 Dune Bash, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

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Enjoy three exciting desert activities on a 3-hour morning safari from Abu Dhabi that's timed to beat the desert's fierce heat. Head through the desert to a Bedouin-style camp and enjoy a white-knuckle 4x4 dune bash. Climb up and skid down the dunes as your driver spins the wheels, and then return to camp to enjoy two other adventures. Ride a camel and tackle the dunes with a sandboard to glide and slide down the steep sandy slopes, snowboarder-style.
Highlights
  • Experience three desert pursuits in a morning from Abu Dhabi
  • Sample some of the desert's top sports in the morning cool
  • 4x4 dune bash, camel ride, and sandboarding, with refreshment break
  • Ideal for sports fans, with morning timing that lets you use day to full
What to Expect
Meet your driver-guide at your Abu Dhabi hotel and settle inside a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle bound for the desert.
Gaze at the sands along the way and arrive at a Bedouin-style camp with a range of desert pursuits on offer. Then, set out on a 4x4 dune bash with a trained driver at the wheel. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you career up the slopes before sliding back down—it’s a serious thrill.
Back at camp, refuel with sodas and chilled water, and experience two other activities. Ride a camel over the sands and try one of the desert’s most popular sports—sandboarding. Pick up a sandboard, get instructions, and then take on the dunes: surfing the slopes as if on a snow board.
Your experience then ends with a hotel drop-off.
Please note: the order of activities described above may change on the day of your tour.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really nervous about doing one of these just because of the heat and whether we would manage the camp visit but decided to book this as the only tour we could find that started really early. We booked one day before and received...More

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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Emirates Tours & Safari LLC greatly appreciate your time in sharing with us your fantastic feedback, thank you so much! It is certainly sweet music to our ears knowing that we are part of your unforgettable desert experience accompanied by one our best safari guide...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the morning safari, our tour guide Nisam was super, pick up was prompt and his knowledge of the area great. The dune bashing was fabulous, and although scary at times we always felt safe and reassured with Nisam at the wheel. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sending us your wonderful review, Emirates Tours and Safari do appreciate it very much! It is such an overwhelming joy knowing that we were able to assist you promptly on your request and provided you such a memorable trip to the majestic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful experience! Seeing the desert @ 5am in all it’s peacefulness gives you a calming effect and a different perspective. My guide Razek was also super calm, cool and skilfully tackled the dunes in the 4WD. Both exciting and fun.More

Thank Chris T
EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your amazing review here in TripAdvisor! Emirates Tours & Safari LLC takes pride in providing unforgettable safari experiences and seeing the desert during sunrise if a different kind of experience. It's majestic to see in every direction. Having great safari...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

An incredible half day. Our driver was a great driver in the dunes !!! After, a great dinner with dances and the meal was delicious. I will definitely do it again and especially recommend it to my friends. A big thank you and congratulations to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thank you very much for sending us your kind review, we really appreciate it! It is indeed an overwhelming happiness knowing that you had a marvelous time on your desert trip with us. Safeer is definitely one of our finest safari marshal and he will...More

Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Hospitality, food, entertainment absolutly amaizing. A must do! Driver made sure we were fine and enjoying it. He went the extra mile and we (6 of us) were all super happy and had lots of fun!More

Date of experience: June 2019
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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

Thank you Salito G for sending us your wonderful review, we do appreciate it very much! It is such an overwhelming joy knowing that we were able to assist you promptly on your request and provided you such a memorable trip to the majestic desert...More

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I went during the winter months. The driver picked us up at hotel at 8:00 and we were returned to hotel at 12:00 -- 12:30. During summer months they start at 7:00 because of the heat. I believe they operate direct through... More
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I simply used the Trip Advisor booking. I was worried because I know that some outfits take your money and never show up. But this group was exactly on time, and gave us a great tour.
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