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Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages - with unbiased reviews

Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages

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Overview
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve sits just south of the city and comprises one of the UAE’s most prized dune and wildlife zones. With this tour, visit this special reserve and enjoy a host of activities. Take a dune drive to look for wildlife and plants, watch a falconry display, and visit a Bedouin-style camp for desert activities, plus dinner and live entertainment under the stars.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve safari and dinner from Dubai
  • Bypass open desert to focus on the reserve's protected dunes and wildlife
  • Full desert program laid on: dune drive, falconry, camel ride, and more
  • All-inclusive: buffet, belly dance show, drinks, and transfers provided
What to Expect
Leave your Dubai hotel by climate-controlled 4WD vehicle and pass some of the city’s landmarks en route to the desert. After a roughly 45-minute journey, arrive at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a national park dedicated to preserving the desert’s natural beauty and wildlife. Here, take a leisurely drive around the dunes, watching for wildlife, such as oryx and gazelle, seeing plant species, and learning about the desert’s place in Emirati culture. Stop for a falconry display (subject to weather) and photos of the sunset, and then relax at a Bedouin-style camp in the sands. Enjoy a selection of activities, such as henna art, sandboarding, and camel riding, and savor a buffet dinner with unlimited beer and wine (except during Ramadan and religious holidays). Lastly, lounge on carpets as you watch a belly dancing show and observe the night sky before your outing ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safari guide
  • BBQ dinner
  • Dune Drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Falcon viewing
  • Short camel ride
  • Sandboarding
  • Henna hand painting
  • Arabic-style buffet dinner
  • Soft drinks
  • Beer and wine
  • Belly-dancing -except during Ramadan and religious holiday's eve.Alternative entertainment is set up
  • A portion of your fee supports local conservation
  • A variety of entertainment
Exclusions
  • Professional photography on site
  • Souvenirs are available in the campsite store
  • Any items not mentioned.
  • Shisha smoking
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A portion of your fee supports local conservation
  • Children are 2-11 years and adults are 12 years and above
  • Our safari vehicles are long wheelbase off-road cars that are fitted with seat belts, roll cages and air-conditioning and are licensed to carry up to six passengers, excluding the driver. By law, all passengers must wear seat belts while the vehicle is in motion.
  • There are special considerations for children travelling in our off-road vehicles. Guests under 2 years of age will not be allowed to participate in any activity involving a physical dune drive or other off-road safaris. They can however join our Sundowner or Sunset safari, where they will be transported directly to the campsite to enjoy the activities there. Option available, arriving at the safari camp site, accompanied by a parent/guardian, whilst the rest of the family members can carry on with the itinerary as planned.
  • For the safety of our younger passengers in the off-road vehicles special seating is required and must be requested and booked in advance, as below:
  • Baby Seat (2-3 years and/or 65cm – 95cm) - Exclusive vehicle must be booked
  • Child Booster Seat (4-5 years and/or 105cm – 125cm) - Exclusive vehicle must be booked if child is 4 years old/ Sharing vehicle can be booked if child is 5 years old
  • Booster Cushion (above 5 years and/or under 135cms) - Sharing vehicle can be booked
  • Our vehicles are equipped with telephones to provide a constant link with other vehicles in the party as well as with the safari base. Our safari guides are trained in first aid and carry first aid kits. Guides carry mobile phones and radios and vehicles are fitted with GPS.
  • Seating is not pre-allocated. During safaris, seating for passengers within one 4x4 vehicle will be rotated.
  • We recommend that all passengers read our Safety Card which is available with the driver/guide in the vehicle before proceeding on our tours.
  • Our tours are conducted in more than one language and are usually multilingual, however our safaris are conducted in English only.
  • Our safaris involve off-road driving through rugged country - which adds to the excitement of the tour. However because of the adventurous nature and the rough terrain covered, you should not participate if your health or any pre-existing medical conditions (including heart ailments neck or back problems) may be adversely affected.
  • We do accept expectant mothers and passengers with heart ailments neck or back problems but alternative arrangements need to be made in advance for certain segments of the excursions. Please contact tours@arabian-adventures.com or call +971 4 303-4888 for these arrangements.
  • Vegetarian option and children's meals are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A portion of your fee supports conservation
  • Child under 2 years of age cannot go on the off-road dune drive. For the safety of our younger passengers in the vehicles special seating is required and must be requested and booked in advance.
  • Arabian Adventures supports the zero plastic initiative and single-use plastic is not used at our campsite. Instead of glasses and water dispensers are available at the bar.
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ruchita M wrote a review Today
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Shaan was our Guide for Safari Trip. Was a awesome cool person & wonderful driver. If could give 10 out of 5, would have still done that. Overall arrangement was awesome. Sand dunes driving was super fun with Shaan along. Would highly recommend him & his company. Mama Mia !!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Aysel O wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions
We had so much fun while our guide Muhammed was showing us the best his land cruiser can do in the beautiful Dubai desert. We were lucky to see some gazelles and an oryx as well! In the end he also showed us a sand fish. Worth trying to catch! ;)
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Omarays, Thank you for your kind feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Sunset Safari. We are proud of our adventure expert team and our adventure expert Muhammed will be quite pleased to read your kind review too. For our reader's interest, the Sunset Safari is offered in 3 packages; the Basic with soft drinks package, the Bronze with house beverages package and the all-inclusive Silver with premium beverages package where you won't be asked to pay for any activities or beverages at the campsite - except for any souvenir shopping and photos taken by professional photographers. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best regards Samir Mehta General Manager
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SAN0310 wrote a review Dec 3
12 contributions4 helpful votes
My daughters aged 26 & 20 and I went on a morning desert safari in the conservation area today 3rd December 2019. May I say a huge THANK YOU to our tour guide ARIF . We cannot sing his praises enough from the pick up from our Hotel until drop off at lunchtime he was absolutely
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages
Responded 2 days ago
Hi SAN0310, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on the Morning Dune Drive. It was a pleasure welcoming you and your daughters on our Safari experience. I am sure that our readers will find this really interesting and useful and we do appreciate your comments! Our adventure expert Arif will be very pleased to read your review too . It is certainly worth it to experience the desert in the morning. As you mention on the Morning Dune Drive you will enjoy an exciting dune drive and can try sand boarding before enjoying a picnic breakfast – during the winter months. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best regards Samir Mehta General Manager
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Cruiser559389 wrote a review Dec 1
1 contribution
Our Dubai trip was a amazing Mohammad our tour guide for the Safari Adventure was awesome he made sure we were well taken care of. He was knowledgeable and went out his way to make sure out Safari Adventure was special. The scenery was beautiful, the food was delicious and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Cruiser559389, Thank you for your kind feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Sunset Safari. Our adventure expert Mohammad will be pleased to read your kind review too. For our reader's interest, we also offer private safari called Private Starlight Safari where we certainly can assist with a range of requirements as needed, please just let us know in advance. On the Private Starlight Safari, apart from having a personal waiter, a bespoke 3 three course BBQ dinner, unlimited adult beverages, you can choose to add; a oud player, astronomer, falconry, henna hand-painting, belly dancing, or a cake to mention a few. We look forward to welcoming you back on a tour or a safari again. Best regards Samir Mehta General Manager
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Kathleen wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Very happy about the tour. We had a tour in the dunes, sanboarding, camel riding. Very nice tour guide. His name is Emad he was very cautious and made us enjoy the experience a lot. Many memories ☀️
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Desert Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with house beverages
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Kathleen34552, Thank you so much for your kind review of the Sunset Safari. We really appreciate it. We are proud of our team and our adventure expert Emad will be so pleased to read your kind review. For our reader’s interest, the safari takes place in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and a portion of your fee from this experience supports local conservation projects too. Kathleen34552, we look forward to welcoming you on a tour or a safari again. Best regards Samir Mehta General Manager
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Key Details
  • Arabian Adventures, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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