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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari provided by OffRoad-Zone

Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

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$410.67
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Most Dubai desert tours include dune bashing with a professional driver at the helm. This tour breaks with convention, letting you take the wheel of your own 4WD vehicle in a guided convoy. Race over low dunes before conquering steeper slopes and enjoy various driving challenges before admiring the sunset from Fossil Rock. Upgrade to share the driving between two of you, if you wish.
Highlights
  • Drive your own 4WD on a desert tour from Dubai with up to three passengers
  • Conquer dunes and climb Fossil Rock at the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler
  • Suits all driver levels, with instructions, walkie-talkie, and guided convoy
  • Price per 4WD vehicle, with a driver and passengers, or upgrade for two drivers
What to Expect
Book your desired option, depart your central Dubai hotel with your guide, and board your climate-controlled Jeep Wrangler with you or your other nominated driver (depending on option selected) at the wheel. Then, receive instructions and a walkie-talkie before leaving Dubai in a guide-led convoy. After the journey along blacktop roads, arrive at a desert base and deflate your tires to the right pressures for driving on sand. Hit the desert and follow your guide vehicle first over low dunes. Then, pick up speed and enjoy climbing and dropping down ever steeper and higher slopes. Stop for photos and watch for wildlife, and if you’ve upgraded to the 2-driver option, take turns at the wheel. Lastly, ascend the high dune at Fossil Rock to view the sunset and tackle a final driving challenge before driving your Jeep back to Dubai, where your experience ends at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
5h 30m
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep Wrangler
  • Fuel
  • Use of walkie-talkie and safety equipment
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • The main driver must be at least 25 or over. 21-24 can drive once in the desert
  • Important information:
  • Copy of your passport, drivers licence will need to be emailed to the supplier upon completion of the booking. Additional documentation will also be required and will be confirmed by your local service provider.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Adrien L wrote a review Feb 2021
Andermatt, Switzerland40 contributions25 helpful votes
Amazing experience. Guide is just wonderfull, he take care of you along your journey. Much more fun than buggy ride. You have to do it. Landscape are beautiful.
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rgw11 wrote a review Nov 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions60 helpful votes
I bought a 2002 Jeep Wrangler from OffRoadZone back in January and it came with a free YouDrive day. Because of Covid I wasn’t able to take advantage of that until now. But my wife and I have just had a fabulous day of dune bashing in the Dubai desert in our wonderful old Jeep.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Graeme A wrote a review Feb 2020
Tadcaster, United Kingdom20 contributions29 helpful votes
Fantastic trip self driving in the desert. David (our guide/instructor) was excellent. Self driving the 4WD Jeeps in the desert was great fun and an experience no tot be missed. Scary and exhilarating at times but a truly unique experience. We travelled as a family of four (with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Great to hear your experience with us was the highlight of your trip to Dubai. We are glad you chose OffRoad-Zone and our You Drive experience to share with your family and are grateful for your warm words and excellent rating.
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John T wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had an absolutely brilliant time with Kevin our instructor. He was an excellent teacher and very patient! The desert was beautiful and the scenery was magnificent. The jeep was very well setup and perfect for the terrain. Both of us learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed every
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded Feb 23, 2020
We are so happy you had such a fantastic trip and finding time to make You Drive a big part of it. Your words are received very warmly and with humility. We thank you for your excellent rating and hope to see you again one day.
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Tamás H wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had a half-day self-drive Jeep safari, which I enjoyed a lot. Kevin, my guide, is a super nice guy, he was very helpful and showed me some interesting tactics how not to stuck in the sand. Jeeps are new, very well kept and the trip is very safe. I can strongly recommend this
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DOtieno, YouDrive Assistant Manager at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded Feb 5, 2020
We appreciate your excellent review and rating. Our guides are well trained and experienced to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Our 2 days and 1 night package will be the perfect product to give you that extraordinary desert experience to be enjoyed by both family and friends.
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About the operator

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By: OffRoad-Zone
edoardor452
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Amazing dune bashing trip!
Had a great 2-day adventure with Off-road Zone together with a friend and our two teenagers. David, our guide, was
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269marfak
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Desert Camping Adventure near Dubai
I and my husband took a one-night trip to the desert in December 2020. It was one of the most fantastic experiences
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laurentn852
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You Drive 1-night experience
I took up the 1-night out You Drive experience with a friend and both our sons. This was awesome with great dune/d
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otomarm
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Learning and driving in desert
Perfect adventure. We have spent very nice afternoon learning and driving Jeep in desert with our excellent instruc
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Ptee
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Didn't stop smiling during this 'must-do' activity
What a fantastic experience! We were lucky enough to end up having our guide David to ourselves and he is a great
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Fushif
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Fantastic Trip with David
We have had great experience. It was unforgatable. Our Guide was wonderfull, explained and trained us very well. It
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F_Zurich
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Great Fun, Unique Adventure
Just spent a fantastic afternoon learning how to drive up, down, and along banked walls of dunes in a Jeep Wrangler
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hurly_sean
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A New Found Respect
You will appreciate the skill of the Dakar Rally drivers after doing this. You also appreciate the dangers involved
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849charas
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Dessert off-road self drive
It was amazing! The tour was an experience for me. Very professional and Kevin was very very helpful! Thank you K
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martinsL6547DZ
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Great fun for family and visitors
The tour and guide Kevin was great. We were lucky and were the only customers on that day and had a lot of driving.
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oliverf530
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If you’re into cars, don’t miss this experience
If you always wondered what it’s like to surf sand dunes in a Jeep, this is your chance to find out. Perfectly orga
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LeszekB5
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Incredible desert ride
I was looking for self drive safari in Dubai and i found offroad zone. I also like Jeep very much and that’s why I
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K_S_Bradley1
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ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Kevin our guide was brilliant and communications from the admin team were perfect. We were picked up right on time
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HenkS1983
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Fantasic desert experience
Our guide David made sure we had a great experience with our total group of 9. He quickly learned us how to drive
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Alex B
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Brillant experience
Very nice activity, good materials, and very friendly and experienced guide. Also the BBQ in the desert was delicio
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Key Details
  • OffRoad-Zone
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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