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Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai
4.5

Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai

By Skyland Tourism
Recommended by 92% of travelers
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Heading into Dubai’s desert to experience its sports and cultural traditions is difficult without a guide to arrange the transport and activities. Make the most of the dunes and the Bedouin culture intertwined with them on this experience. After a dune bash, enjoy a full program of activities at a Bedouin-style camp, including sandboarding, camel riding, and quad biking (own expense), before a dune dinner and live entertainment.
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Ages 0-75, max of 300 per group
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Escape the city on a desert activity and dinner experience from Dubai
  • Enjoy the desert sands and culture, with a dune bash, camel ride, and more
  • Go sandboarding, get a henna tattoo, and ride a quad bike (extra cost)
  • Barbecue buffet dinner, live shows, nonalcoholic drinks, and transport included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dune bashing
  • Camel riding
  • Henna painting
  • Soft drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee
  • Starter
  • Belly dance
  • Tanura show
  • Fire show
  • Dinner
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bikes (available for hire)
  • Falcon Photography

Board your climate-controlled 4WD vehicle at your central Dubai hotel and follow tarmac highways into the desert. After a while, hit the sands for a dune bash. Power up the slopes and pause precipitously at the top before sliding back down in an exciting descent. Head to a high dune to admire a stunning sunset and then ride to a Bedouin-style camp. Here, take a breather on the cushions before enjoying the desert activities laid on for guests. Sandboard the dunes, ride a camel, enjoy an Arabic-costume photo session, and, if you wish, try a water pipe (shisha), get a henna tattoo, and rent a quad bike (additional cost). As darkness sets in, watch belly dancing, Whirling Dervish (tanoura), and fire dancing shows, and savor a barbecue buffet dinner with unlimited soda, mineral water, tea, and coffee. Your experience then finishes with a hotel drop-off.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid Passengers Terminal, 773G+8VM - D75 - Al Mina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40366P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No Belly Dance Show during the Holy month of Ramadan
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats available on extra charges
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 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
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai?
Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai price starts from $50.00. Discover and book Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai on Tripadvisor
What is the Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai cancellation policy?
Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai?
Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai is hosted by Skyland Tourism. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Skyland Tourism on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Exhilarating Desert Safari, Including BBQ Dinner from Dubai on Tripadvisor
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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: 40366P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Skyland Tourism
    Stop: 4 hours
    Dubai Desert Safari is a must do tour in Dubai. In this safari you will experience thrilling drive in the Arabian Desert’s sand dunes, and enjoy a great BBQ Dinner over a live Belly dance in a desert camp just outside the modern city of Dubai. Experience the thrills of the dunes and witness spectacular views of the sunset during our Desert Safari Tour. Upon reaching the camp in the desert, a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Enjoy the true Arabian ambiance at this typical good quality Bedouin campsite, with traditional Arabian carpets, low tables and cushions for comfortable seating and relaxation. experience the camel ride, enjoy aromatic shisha (hubbly-bubbly), sand boarding or have a henna painting done. At evening in the camp a BBQ dinner will be served along with soft drinks. A traditional belly dance show followed by the tanoura and fire show will be present in the camp.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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386radekc
386radekc
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Good adventure!
Really nice adventure, great man Qasim and really good driver. Next time we go 6 Hours version! I can recommend.
rubal h
rubal h
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Its a dubai city tour and top of burjkhalifa we enjoyed alot
Our advisor was amjadullah very polite and experienced person we enjoyed alot thanks skyland and the advisor we vis
501jochens
501jochens
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Nice price for a nice experience.
Ouasim was our driver and He did a fantastic Job. We enjouy the trip very much. He Pick us at the harbour and drop
kevinmH6011MC
kevinmH6011MC
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Camel 🐫 ride in the desert 🏜
Qasim was a great host and very experienced driver and made the whole experience fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyable ex
bobby8182
bobby8182
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Fantastic Team
Thanks to Nasir for taking us on our dessert Safari, the kids absolutely loved it. We did the half day safari which
723faisali
723faisali
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I'll recommend this for all tourist.
We had amazing experience. Qasim was our driver.He speaks good english. He came to pick us up 30 minutes before ti
ranao789
ranao789
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Nice Trip
We joined a trip to Abu Dhabi / Al Ain I wanna say thank you for the organizing and quick responds. Although the t
Flavoursales
Flavoursales
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Refused to give refund
If I could give them a lower score, I would We booked a tour to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with Skyland. Due to covid i
Cydio_ngados
Cydio_ngados
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Warm and friendly service from Dubai city Tour guide Amjad
I am really happy and satisfied with the service and Dubai city tour guide from Amjad. He picked us up on time and
39ismaelf
39ismaelf
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Amazing visit of Dubai !!
I met my driver, Amjad, from Pakistan. he is a great guy, respectful and very cool. I haven't met all of the guid
Levar84
Levar84
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Great fun tour with our experienced driver Habib
Thank you Habib for your great Tour in the Dunes, your service and even including city tour on the way to the Dunes
AnnieN377
AnnieN377
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Great
The drive with Habib was really fun especially in the desert . Great experience in general once arriving in the cam
DesislavBg
DesislavBg
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City Tour,Safari and Marina Dubai Cruise
We’ve been on City Tour with Habib.It was pleasure to us to travel with him.He introduce us all the history of Duba
nicomeu27
nicomeu27
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Desert Safari
Habib was really great. During the trip to make a safari, we were entitled to explanations of the city's buildings.
dominiquem755
dominiquem755
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Great experience!
Great experience with Habib, he was very accommodating, shares some trivia and useful information during the trip .
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Ganesh Karkera
12 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Had a week long trip planned with Skyland tourism , it was one of the finest itinerary keeping in mind the covid situations in UAE
We had few troubles with our tickets etc but Skyland tourism staff Juhi was patient enough and cooperative too.
Our day 1 started with the marina dhow cruise dinner which we didn’t have high expectations of but that was the best night I believe the most magical with the drone show , tanura show and a beautiful climate sailing past the marina. Our second day involved Dubai tour which was good too and our guide / driver gave us vast knowledge about Old Dubai and new Dubai. Day 3 we had desert safari with belly dance , tanura show and fire show which again was amazing , and in that we also involved three of our relatives which again was very kind of Skyland tourism in guiding us with that so that we can enjoy the night more, since we were a family of 7 we had two cars for desert safari both with excellent drivers with topmost driving and communication skills. Since Abu Dhabi was closed due to covid we had to skip on those attractions. We took 2 days off from our tour and enjoyed family time roaming on our own. On day 5 we had a dolphin bay adventure and aqua adventure trip at Atlantis which again we planned with Skyland tourism. They also upgraded our booking to a 4 star hotel Ramada , deira at a very reasonable price and keeping in mind of our taste bud the hotel was perfectly located between many Indian cuisines which we enjoyed a lot. Overall it was an amazing experience visiting Dubai with the help of Skyland Tourism. Must appreciate Juhi who kept coordinating and clearing each of our queries at any times and also must appreciate all the drivers who picked us from airport to all our tours plus dropping us back to airport. A very cooperative team, hoping to visit soon and booking soon with Skyland tourism to roam and experience the elements that we missed due to the covid situation in UAE.
Much appreciated one again 🌸
Written February 2, 2021
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lucy a
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our safari/dinner was with ''Skyland Tourism'' and we can only say : "WOW!!!". The trip to the camp for dinner was absolutely exhilerating and we must give our highest compliments to the drivers of the five vehicles on our tour. The bbq dinner was excellent, with plenty of food and salads, and the 'bar' was well stocked - we actually had a bottle of Jacobs Creek white wine so it felt like home!! During the tour, two members of the tour staff took photos and video and, when we arrived at the camp and they were very good and, as much as you take your own photos, etc, they captured everyone on the tour and you had no idea it was done. We bought a DVD set of the photos and video for 90 dhs (appprox AUD$30). There were other activities at the camp while the bbq was cooked and, after dinner, the belly dancer was great, taking some of the 'guests' up to show their style, so to speak. We were picked up at our hotel in Burdubai at 3 30 pm and returned at 9 30 pm, so it was a packed six hours, but extremely enjoyable. Definately one of the 'must do' tours in Dubai with Skyland Tourism.
Written January 6, 2020
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Prakash R
Bangalore District, India2 contributions
Aug 2022
We took Skyland tours covering , Dubai City tour, Dinner Cruise , Abu Dhabi and the desert Safari, spread over 3 days.
We had a wonderful experience.
The Drivers were Polite, Punctual & Courteous, answering all our questions as we were first time visitors
Perhaps we will make this trip again, with Skyland.
Written August 26, 2022
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Lucia J
4 contributions
Very disappointed with this experience.
Pick up vehicle was a run-down jeep with poor working airconditioning. The car had more than 500k on the meter. It was 40C and there was no water in the car, ride to safari was one hour!
When we arrived we had to wait 20 min in the hot car before change to the newer (2021 model) jeep for the dune bashing.
One the dunes, one passenger started feeling a bit dizzy, from heat and wild ride. We asked driver to slow down..Eventually he did, for a few minutes. Then he sped up again and we cone flying over a dune that had very steep other side. The car has a hard hit on the front and all backseat passengers get bruised by seat belts. One passanger is bleeding and impact on collar bone is pretty bad.
Driver didn’t first even stop! We asked to stop to check injuries. Driver checked only the car. I check on the injured passenger. There was no ice or first aid kit in the car. And ofcourse no water. We ask to be driven back to camp so we could put ice on the bruises.
Driver didn’t even say sorry. Rest of the show, the injured passenger sat with headache and neck pain… I have written a complaint to the company but they haven’t bothered to respond.
I cannot recommend this company, due to ingnorance and lack of health and safety.
Written April 18, 2022
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Enisa
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The agancy fullfiled our expectations. The driver Sami came on the time to pick up us from the hotel. With agency we make agreement very fast by what'up mesaages. We asked to pay by credit card and they bring us device on safari as we agreed.
Driving was safe and very interesting over the sand. The driver Sami drove us very safe. He insisted to put safebilts. All the time we wore masks in the car and outside so means that they pay big attantion on protection from Covid19.
Sami driver was more then driver. He was our tour guide with very interesting stories about Dubai and 7 United Emirates. He has answer on each our questions in the vechicle.
Since thar in our car was couple based on Palm, we left them in their hotel and in the same time have got city tour on the Palm 😊.
We returned to the hotel full of imperssions.
Thnak you very much to Skyland Tourism and Sami.
Written March 15, 2021
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Ayan H
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Friends
I and my friend had the best time. Our tour guide HABIIB was amazing and we had such a fun-filled day racing ATVs, dune bashing, Dune boarding, riding camels and dining in the sunset. I’ll sure come back again. Thanks
Written March 1, 2021
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Eurica
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Some of us were on a similar tour last year and had a very pleasant experience, the experience with Skyland Tours for a desert safari was unfortunately not the same..

Our driver moaned at us for being right on time, as he was 5 minutes early.

Our dune ride was far less than amazing. The driver again had no interest in entertaining us and the ride was about 15 minutes (last time it was an hour and half). The dunes were filthy and there was rubbish strewn in numerous places.

We arrived at our camp for dinner, and also were not impressed. There were flies everywhere. Our quad bikes were held together by string. The ‘Gold package’ included beverages, but no alcoholic drinks. There were people everywhere trying to sell us stuff, from photos to carpets. All the time. They were very rude to us when we didn’t want to buy anything, and gave us attitude. The camels were poorly treated.

Woman and men were made to stand in separate queues to get food. Woman got plastic cutlery while men got proper cutlery. The food was a buffet style, however no tags were next to the food so we were not sure what we were eating.

The bathrooms were a disgrace and very, very dirty. This is not acceptable. A picture is attached.

The evening had an abrupt stop at 7.40pm where we were told that we now have to wait for our transportation. We had to wait 30 minutes for the driver to come and collect us, and while waiting we could not even get anything to drink as the bar was also packing up so we just sat there.

On our way to the hotel our car got a puncture and again we just had to sit. The driver didn’t explain to us what was happening and we were left uncertain. We were asked to leave the car and were again not told what to do.. so as tourists we had to stand outside not feeling safe.

An hour and ten minutes later we were still not back at our hotel.

The evening left us feeling very disappointed and was truthfully a disgrace. This was not an Arabic evening in the arabic desert but more like a flea market. This was supposed to be one of the highlights of our Dubai trip, but left us with a very unpleasant experience.
Written January 4, 2020
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Caio Vicente
5 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
The entire experience has been amazing. The BBQ dinner is SO GOOD!! Also the shows are very nice, sunset at the desert is beautiful. All the staff is helpdul and polite. Habib was our driver and he was very attencious and careful with us all the time - for sure he is the best driver within the safari. He even took us for a ride at JBR and showed us the city. The money is really worth it and well spent. We loved the experience
Written January 18, 2021
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Suma
2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The Dune bashing and the programme at the safari was good. The food was fine and the host was good. But the person holding the falcon should tell before the amount and not just make us hold the falcon and then tell the price. The driver Mr Majid was good driver and helpful.
Written January 16, 2021
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Faizan Hasni
5 contributions
It is excellent and outstanding tour with the great people. Specially the person Habib that is so amazing and attractive person to us. We had enjoyed a lot with him and he driven the car so perfectly that we didn’t afraid in desert safari. Thanks a lot for this lovely tour.
Written February 13, 2021
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