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Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari provided by ABC Tours Dubai

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari
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Tour snapshot
Experience Dubai’s highlights and a desert adventure in a single day
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Pack in numerous activities on this full-day Dubai experience, which combines a city tour with a desert adventure. It’s an ideal itinerary for those short on time, and included transportation makes for a seamless trip. You’ll see the sights of old and new Dubai on a morning tour, then after a break, enjoy a full-blown 4x4 desert trip with dune bashing, camel riding, and a Bedouin-style BBQ buffet dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Save time by pairing a morning city tour with an afternoon desert trip
  • Tour old and new Dubai; enjoy a dune bash, camel ride, and desert camp visit
  • All transportation and a BBQ dinner included for smooth experience
What to expect
Depart your central Dubai hotel by climate-controlled coach and set off to discover the city's highlights as your guide sheds light on their history. First, see the wind towers of the old Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, learning how they were built by Persian merchants in the late 1800s. Then, explore the city’s wider history at Dubai Museum before crossing Dubai Creek by abra boat to visit Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. Next, enjoy a panoramic drive around new Dubai, seeing the Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Marina, and other futuristic landmarks. After a hotel drop-off and time for lunch (at own expense), leave your hotel by 4x4 to head into the desert. Ride across the dunes and visit a Bedouin-inspired camp for activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and belly dance and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows. Lastly, savor a BBQ-buffet dinner under the stars before ending your day with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save time by pairing a morning city tour with an afternoon desert trip
  • Tour old and new Dubai; enjoy a dune bash, camel ride, and desert camp visit
  • All transportation and a BBQ dinner included for smooth experience
What to expect
Depart your central Dubai hotel by climate-controlled coach and set off to discover the city's highlights as your guide sheds light on their history. First, see the wind towers of the old Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, learning how they were built by Persian merchants in the late 1800s. Then, explore the city’s wider history at Dubai Museum before crossing Dubai Creek by abra boat to visit Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. Next, enjoy a panoramic drive around new Dubai, seeing the Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Marina, and other futuristic landmarks. After a hotel drop-off and time for lunch (at own expense), leave your hotel by 4x4 to head into the desert. Ride across the dunes and visit a Bedouin-inspired camp for activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and belly dance and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows. Lastly, savor a BBQ-buffet dinner under the stars before ending your day with a hotel drop-off.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup prior to Dubai city tour
  • Hotel drop-off after Desert safari program
  • Thrilling and adventurous dune bashing with 04x04 jeeps (roller coaster ride) on the giant dunes.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Camel ride, Sand boarding, henna lady, shisha pipe, and Arabic dress
  • Live entertainment - belly dancer
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Fire show
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Special delicious Emarati starters and snacks
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Shisha at the table is not included whereas the guest can enjoy it at the exclusive area for shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks at the camp
  • Hotel drop-off after City tour
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Dubai city tour - Pick up between 9am - 9:30am  Desert safari program continued after lunch (guest would not go back to the hotel before safari)
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available for safari dinner, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • Guest can opt to do the program in 2 days or the same day.
  • Dubai Museum is closed on Friday until 2:30 pm. Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed
  • Dubai city tour on Friday mornings will be limited to 04 hours as the museum is closed and there is not traffic on the roads.
  • Soft beverages, tea/coffee water is included in the desert safari package will be served at the campsite.
  • For the desert safari, there will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanura dance and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month (expected to be from 05th May - 05th June 2019 slight change in date based on moon sighting expected, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calendar and cannot be pre-advised.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup prior to Dubai city tour
  • Hotel drop-off after Desert safari program
  • Thrilling and adventurous dune bashing with 04x04 jeeps (roller coaster ride) on the giant dunes.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Camel ride, Sand boarding, henna lady, shisha pipe, and Arabic dress
  • Live entertainment - belly dancer
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Fire show
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Special delicious Emarati starters and snacks
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Shisha at the table is not included whereas the guest can enjoy it at the exclusive area for shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks at the camp
  • Hotel drop-off after City tour
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Dubai city tour - Pick up between 9am - 9:30am  Desert safari program continued after lunch (guest would not go back to the hotel before safari)
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available for safari dinner, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • Guest can opt to do the program in 2 days or the same day.
  • Dubai Museum is closed on Friday until 2:30 pm. Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed
  • Dubai city tour on Friday mornings will be limited to 04 hours as the museum is closed and there is not traffic on the roads.
  • Soft beverages, tea/coffee water is included in the desert safari package will be served at the campsite.
  • For the desert safari, there will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanura dance and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month (expected to be from 05th May - 05th June 2019 slight change in date based on moon sighting expected, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calendar and cannot be pre-advised.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 25, 2020
A note from Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari
"Your safety is our top priority". We are concerned and as a responsible tour operator we have implemented all the requirements as per the regulations and guidelines by Dubai Tourism and UAE government Covid-19 Control Centre to ensure that you remain safe.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Tami
30 contributions
I did the city tour and the desert safari.

City Tour
My guide was Whiskey. He was fun and shared a lot of knowledge about the city. I wish we had more time for shopping in the souks, but you have time to pick up a couple of things so bring money and be ready to negotiate! The vendors are a little pushy. This was the only time in my trip when I truly needed cash.

Desert safari
The dune bashing for fun, but it did turn my stomach a bit so I took a pill for motion sickness. I still recommend this though! At the desert camp, the meal was so so (everything was cold). I highly recommend paying the $10 for the VIP service, which essentially means they bring the food to you. The buffet area is quite far from the sitting area, so this additional expense is worth it.

Also, know that the desert is cold at night and it happened to rain while we were there, so bring a jacket or sweater for the nighttime.

Hotel pick up
The hotel pick up in the morning was completely smooth. He was right on time. After the city tour, they drop you back at your hotel. They didn’t give us directions or a pick up time for the afternoon, so we had to contact them in WhatsApp during the city tour for more information about the desert safari. You would think that the city guide would have this information, but the central office didn’t share it with him. They dropped me back to my hotel with just 25 min to get something to eat, go to the bathroom, etc. this was not long enough. Given that they pick you up so early, they really need to make sure you have tome for lunch. The driver this time picked me up 15 min late with no communication from the company about the lateness. Once pick up happened, everything was smooth, but I was really nervous about not being picked up on time since I had received so little communication about how the afternoon pick up process worked.

All in all, I would recommend this experience, but I would ask more questions up front about the afternoon pick up situation and ensuring there’s enough time for lunch if you are doing two legs of the tour.
Written January 26, 2020
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Geoff C
1 contribution
Amazing experience! A big shout to Shah! He was very professional and hospitable and he ensured that we had a good time. Highly recommend for desert drifting and just off-road sand bashing, ask for Shah.

Belly dancing was great! The Pyro dancer was astounding and the Egyptian dancer was traditional and highly entertaining.
Written October 26, 2021
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ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Thank you so much for all appreciation. We are more than happy to know that you have enjoyed all our services. We wish you all the best!
Written January 10, 2022
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Torsten
Leipzig, Germany39 contributions
The city tour gives a short overview over the most important sights. We had little time at each sight, in most cases it was only a drive through or a short photostop, so it felt sometimes a bit rushed. But however, everything was as described, the guide was great and we have seen nearly everything that we wanted to see. So choose this tour if you have little time and it is ok for you to get a glimbse of Dubai. Opt for a full day tour if you want to see more.

The desert tour in the afternoon was really great. Wonderfull camp, great driver, nice activities and shows, good food. Nothing to complain at all. Highly recommendable.
Written March 17, 2020
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ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Dear Torsten We are really glad to see the narration of the Tours and your happiness.. Come back to Dubai again it will be our pleasure to assist you. Good Luck
Written March 18, 2020
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Juliana
4 contributions
Friends
I have no words to describe how well organised and safe (it's a covid world and all necessary measures were taken to the max) the tours were.
First I need to say that Anna, the company manager was phenomenal in giving options to our interests within the things we were allowed to do, she went out of her way to make sure we've had the best experience.
The Safari was really cool TK was our driver and guide, really knowledgeable and engaging. Perfect day driving through the dunes, watching the sunset, and the show at the end of the day was also fantastic.
We did the city tour of Dubai a few days later and that was awesome too giving us a great overview of this beautiful city. Kudos to Roshan and Naeem who did their upmost to make us see and learn about as many things as they possibly could.

Overall if you are in Dubai and want to explore more by all means reach out to ABC, you wont be disappointed and will for sure experience the best of Dubai with the best company.
Written October 9, 2020
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ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Thank you so much for the beautiful and long review. Our colleagues will be more than happy seeing this. Once everything is okay please come back to Dubai and it will be our pleasure to assist you. We wish you Good Luck!
Written October 13, 2020
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Beverly V
10 contributions
Couples
This was an excellent value, touring Dubai, then the desert safari with dune bashing, BBQ, camel ride, henna. The food at the BBQ was virtually never-ending so you more than got your money with on this tour. Our guides were amazing and very safe driving the dunes.
Written October 26, 2021
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ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Thank you so much for all appreciation. We are more than happy to know that you have enjoyed all our services. We wish you all the best!
Written January 10, 2022
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mel2042016
New Delhi, India6 contributions
Family
Where do I start from.. Anna has been the face of ABC tours for me even before I landed in UAE. She is a super star when it comes to guest relationship, coordination of schedule, management and politeness. She deserves an award, really I mean it.
Then comes Liji our Dubai city tour guide. Her knowledge about UAE is commendable. They had promised us a tour on Sunday and even though we were only two of us in a luxury car, they did not cancel the tour. I am sure it was expensive for them..this is called world class customer service. Hats off to Liji. Hats off to Anna. I recommend ABC tour to every tourist coming to UAE. I vouch for them with all my heart!!!!
Written June 16, 2019
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mutendeleki
72 contributions
Solo
If you are in Dubai for a short period this combo will definitely work for you as it did for me. The price is an added bonus.
I enjoyed both tours but the dessert safari was superb. I was warned not to sit in front or the back of the suv for the sand bashing. I was the last one to be picked up and only the front seat was available. I am happy to report I did not experience any mishaps and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I read that after doing the morning city tour I won't be able to go back to my hotel and I will be picked up to proceed to the dessert safari tour at a designated hotel. I prepared myself but I later learned that the driver was trying to pick me up my hotel at 2.45 pm for the dessert tour. Anyway it ended well as the guide from the morning tour coordinated for my pick up as the morning tour ended a later than scheduled.
I would have loved to have used ABC tours for the day trip to Abu dabi the next day but unfortunately I was a solo traveller and the charge I was expected to pay was $79 compared to $40 advertised, so I ended up using a different company for that reason.
Written April 4, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind review. We are honored. Please keep in touch and if you need any assistance to Dubai please do remember. We wish you Good luck and all success.
Written April 28, 2018
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Boonis P
3 contributions
Family
Package tour with a Dubai city tour in the morning and then safari experience in the desert afternoon.World-class and professional service by ABC Tours.Very well organised & tour helped us to understand the history of Dubai.The safari ride in the sand was awesome... Kudos to the Driver.Overall, great experience & the best value for the money.
Written March 25, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind review. We are honored. Please keep in touch and if you need any assistance to Dubai please do remember us.We wish you Good luck and all success.
Written April 28, 2018
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Jiten P
1 contribution
Family
Great staff, activities, communication, and tour!! And the safari was very vegetarian friendly!!!!!!
Written March 15, 2022
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TsvetelinaBaramova
Bulgaria39 contributions
Excellent experience! Dubai city tour was great thanks to our guide , he told us a lot about the history of the city and future projects of Dubai!We had a lot of fun in the desert safari too! Thank you!
Written May 8, 2018
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Beth T
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Great value for money, small camp, lots of activities.
An amazing experience for such a great price. Intimate camp with so much to do and no waiting around for any activi
tacua2022
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Wonderful day
Everything was perfect and I will star with the driver Naserullah very nice and polite guy which tells us a lot
charlesvS2499VR
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Thrilling Desert experience
From the wild ride up and down the sand dunes to the Quad biking this was a great Experience!! The camel ride was a
Mimiley
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Outstanding service
The team were very welcoming , polite and professional. All activities were well explained and We were kept infor
Ibrahim2001904
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10/10 experience would definitely recommend
Rasheed Ali was an excellent driver and was amazing. he picked us up on time from our hotel and continued to check
George K
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Experience
It was a perfect experience, the people were very friendly and helped me with everthing. I would highly recommend t
Esther S
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Highly recommend it
Nafissa, our tour guide has a great sense of humor. She made this tour extremely enjoyable. She was very knowledgea
Jonathan S
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Abu Dhabi
Absolutely wonderful experience! Loved the visit of the Grand Mosque and Presidential Palace! A must to visit
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Rasheed is the best
Rasheed is the greatest, made the experience 10x better. Dune bashing with him was one of the highlights of my time
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18hrs in Dubai
It was great from the beginning to the end. All the personal running the activities were great to work with and acc
belik369
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Must do
Lovely experience, whenever you land in Dubai grab this chance and explore this beautiful safari desert experience
Beanyboy61
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Fantastic trip
Had a fantastic time...the service was very attentive and professional...would recommend this company for an amazin
paulosalveaano
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Top experience.
Great day! Great experience and a value service. We had and an amasing experience with lots of emotion mixed. Top!!
nicolaj805
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Only place on earth you could try this
Wasn't expecting much from this excursion but it ended up being a great day. Quads, camels, sand boarding, dune bas
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Awesome Time
Absolutely fantastic. Everything went well, and was organized perfectly. ABC Tours did a great job. Thank you.
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