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Half-Day Desert Safari

  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
Half-Day Desert Safari
From $82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
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Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.
Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.
On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.
Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).
With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
Reviews (285)
1 - 5 of 285 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
A nice experience recommended

Picked up on time right in front of my hotel. All the activities mentioned on the advertisement were done in a nice way. It was my first time in a desert so I was quite curious and thrilled. Our driver/guide Rafeeque was pleasant and helpful....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eTolhs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
An Awesome Desert Safari

Desert rose is the the most professional tour operator that I have come across. Went to desert safari along with family, our driver Gafoor took extra care to ensure our comfort as we were with four months old infant. They went out of the way...More

Thank Anuj S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing tour

amazing tour the half day desert safri. worth every pennie. our guide rafeeq was on time, helpfulp.and knowledgeable with awesome tunes in the truck for the tour. The dunes were sick! And the evening of fun and dinner was so great.

Thank Crazyktravels
Reviewed 6 days ago
Perfect, affordable, considerable service

Special thanks to our driver Shamac.He is highly skilled in driving, taking pictures of us all the way, and recommending fun projects to the camp. The focus is he is especially handsome, haha.The camp is very clean and the performance is wonderful. We enjoyed this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Purple208LEE
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi!

This has been my 5th, yet the best desert safari experience! I've booked previous with other hotel partners, and Desert Rose really stood out. Definitely its for the great hospitality of the whole team, specially Shah our driver! Will definitely recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LizH19932018
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Could be a bit much for a 3 year old given the length of time and the heat. You would need to contact the operators. The 4WD cars we were in were not equipped with booster seats etc. and the nights entertainment whilst very... More
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the late reply. Like the others I would contact them direct. We were picked up from the hotel we were at, but there are other places they can pick up. There were 6 of us and the driver. But about another 10... More
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, a member of their booking team will be in contact with you and ask where you are staying. Then a confirmation email with pick up times from your own hotel or location you are at.