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Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding
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Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

By Oceanair Travels
Recommended by 99% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Abu Dhabi’s desert is a must-see for visitors, but going off-road into the sands isn’t recommended for first-timers. This afternoon-and-evening expedition steps in: delivering everything from dune exploration to tasters of Bedouin culture and dinner, all in one safe and effortless trip. Go dune bashing and sand boarding; enjoy traditional Bedouin activities at a desert camp; and conclude with a barbecue dinner and live shows before heading back.
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$80.50
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$80.50
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Ages 3-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 6h
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Highlights
  • Enjoy the complete desert experience on a tour from Abu Dhabi
  • Full mix of desert activities, with no transport or logistics to worry about
  • Dune bash, sand board, camel ride, henna art, dinner, and live shows
  • Relax with sodas and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Pick-up and drop off from Abu Dhabi
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser with Licensed driver
  • Dune bashing experience & Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Open buffet BBQ dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian)
  • Tanoura show and Nashaat show “group of ladies” dance
  • Shisha pipe (free in the Shisha area)
  • Traditional Arabic dress (for photos)
What's not included
  • Quad bike and dune buggy activities in the desert
  • Alcoholic beverages


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Abu Dhabi, as well as the cruise port (Port Zayed). Pickup will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91575P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for safe sandboarding
  • Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan (23 April - 23 May 2020) you can watch Tanoura only in our desert camps as there will be some restrictions for Nashaat show “group of ladies” dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, people with Heart & back problems, and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. ( If these conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Pick-up available from your Abu Dhabi City Central hotels & cruise port, Airport pick up is from Premier inn Abu Dhabi Airport hotel.
  • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding?
Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding price starts from $80.50. Discover and book Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding on Tripadvisor
What is the Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding cancellation policy?
Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding?
Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding is hosted by Oceanair Travels. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Oceanair Travels on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91575P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Abu Dhabi
    Stop: 6 hours
    Following pick-up from your hotel, the port or airport in Abu Dhabi, journey by air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser to the desert just 45 minutes from the city center. Take a ride across the sands on a dune-bashing adventure, experience what it is like to surf on sand with a sandboarding activity and visit a camel farm. Watch the sunset, and then go to a traditional camp to get a welcome coffee and dates. Ride on the back of a camel and avail of entertainments such as henna painting, shisha pipe smoking or posing with a falcon in traditional costume. Feast from a buffet dinner as you watch tanoura and belly dance shows.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

321yjs
321yjs
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Amazing trip!
The driver’s drive skill was amazing, very convenient environment to enjoy the trip with nice places and nice peopl
gabrielalH2355VF
gabrielalH2355VF
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Amazing!!
The trip was amazing, Azeez has really good experience driving on dunes it was like roller coaster. So funny sandb
Yurisprudencia
Yurisprudencia
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Do the 6hr tour!! (Hamza fan #1 )
This was a fantastic experience and I have enjoyed every single activity. Super glad we opted for the long 6hr tour
giadamQ2073JM
giadamQ2073JM
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Consigliata 5 stelle
wonderful experience I will recommend it to everyone. especially the friendliness and professionalism of AZEEZ the
vino_M4
vino_M4
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Fun day trip through the desert
This was a fun excursion through the desert in the morning. Vimal was a great driver and picked us up from our hote
930danield930
930danield930
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Azeez is the best
Azeez is the best driver and host you can ask for! crazy experience and lots of desert fun! would recommend it to e
michaelpannier72
michaelpannier72
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Great Time in the Dunes
Great Trip to the dunes.After Pick up we went to a camel farm first. Then in the dunes we liked the sand adventure
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Perfect
Quad bike is perfect, but all others acrivities was very good too! Azeez is super driver and guide ! :)
26in_sb
26in_sb
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Amazing day at the desert
We had a wonderful experience! Mr. Hamza is an incredible driver and experienced photographer! Totally worth it!
y0unjuh
y0unjuh
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perfect day
I strongly recommend it. I had a special and compact day. Thanks to Hamza, I was able to get unforgettable memories
T6950YYrw
T6950YYrw
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Don't miss out on this!
Excellent trip from start til the end ✌️ Really friendly and helpful guides who gladly will assist you with taking
153michalj
153michalj
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Great trip
We were on a desert tour. Well organized. A car ride through the desert full of adrenaline. Sandboarding is grea
U4346RBchristopherk
U4346RBchristopherk
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Awesome
It was a great tour! Hamza was awesome, he helps a lot and makes the whole experience very pleasant and enjoyable
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Best Guides and Fun
Our guide was Biju I have to go to the pharmacy in the morning, but you helped me well. The desert race was thrill
jiahaoh547
jiahaoh547
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Biju is great
Lots of activities including with camels, dune boarding and riding in the car, tour guides are great at accommodati
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Andreas R
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Our group had a great day on this Desert Safari. We enjoyed every part of it and had a lot of fun with sandboarding, camel ride, BBQ and so on.
The highlight was without any doubt the dune bashing with our excellent driver Shameerka - unbelievable how he drove us safely through the dunes! It was way better than everybody of us expected. It's definitely a must-do when visiting Abu Dhabi.
Written February 6, 2023
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GlobeTrotting736842
1 contribution
magnificent desert Safari experience thanks to the skill, professionalism and sympathy of Azeez our guide. highly recommended!
Written February 6, 2023
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Zara
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
We had wonderful time on the desert safari!!!
Excellent experience with amazing driver Hamza, who was very composed, polite and professional.
Very friendly and communicative. His driving skills were amazing but still very safe and we had a lot of fun. He was exceptional, and went above and beyond all my expectations to make sure we had the best time ever.
Professional driver, guide and photographer in one person!!!
I have always dreamed of having beautiful photos in the desert. THANKS to Hamza my dream finally come true!
This was a fantastic experience and I have enjoyed every single activity.
Really nice experience, I'm impressed. From beginning to the end everything was wonderful. I highly recommend this trip!
I would definitely go again. It is a must if you visit Abu Dhabi!!
Thank you Hamza!!!!
Written February 6, 2023
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Clara
France4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Really good experience, we had a good time and our guide was very kind and we had really good chat, really enjoyed it.
Written February 4, 2023
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SomedudeU
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
Biju was excellent. Very friendly and communicative. His driving skills were amazing but still very safe and we had a lot of fun.
Written February 4, 2023
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Juanma R
Arcos de la Frontera, Spain330 contributions
It’s a great experience!!! Thanks to Asi, it’s a really good profesional!!! We enjoy so much!!! We will recomended to our friends
Written February 3, 2023
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Curious257703
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
My wife and I had a great time during this activity. Our guide Biju was very helpful. He was communicating well before and on time to the hotel to pick us up. We went to a camel farm where we fed camels. Camel food was provided by the company. Then he took us on sand dune bashing ride which was very exciting. Then we did sand surfing which was enjoyable.
We proceeded to a place where they provided us BBQ buffet dinner which was followed by great dances. There are some more activities at this place.
I’m happy that we we went on this trip and would recommend to anyone who may be thinking about this activity.
Written February 3, 2023
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Harald B
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
This was an excellent experience with an amazing driver and personal guide called Hamza. He was very friendly, helpful and told us a lot of interesting things. He was really interested that our trip was an amazing time gor us.
The whole experience was well organised and the meal in the camp toped our expectations. Nobody tried to sell things abd everything was really fine. Hamza was a perfect guide! THX!
Written February 2, 2023
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Yousuf
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Friends
Had a great experience enjoyed lots of activities.

Especially the camel ride.

i highly recommend this trip :)
Written February 2, 2023
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Tiberiu
Linz, Austria1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
I really enjoyed this experience. It felt pretty short but weanaged to do so many things. So if you have only a few days in the Emirates, it is a must. Everyone acted with profesionalism, everything worked smoothly and above all we had plenty of fun.
Written February 2, 2023
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