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Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
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Updated 11/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Transfer restrictions now include: 1) Maximum of 1 pick up location per car 2) Maximum of 5 people plus 1 driver per car
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Updated 11/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Most Dubai desert excursions take up the afternoon and evening, with a campsite dinner and entertainment into the night. This tour treads a different path with a morning adventure that leaves the rest of the day free. Activities include a longer-than-standard dune bash, camel riding, and sandboarding plus two attractions often missed by other tours: falconry and quad biking. Hotel pickup and drop-off provide the finishing, all-inclusive touch.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Dubai
    Stop: 3 hours
    Action Packed Morning Adventure Be picked in the morning from your Dubai accommodation and arrive at the dunes just before 9am to start some camel trekking. The original transportation in the region and a fantastic photo opportunity. From here we drive to the Quad biking, Sandboarding and Dune Driving location for the modern, 21st century transportation options. It's thrilling, exciting, adventurous and incredibly fun. You will be transported in the same 4x4 throughout the tour. Your driver/guide will share a narrative about the surroundings, general UAE history, desert safety, and general conversation. You will be left with amazing memories, a story for life to share with everyone you meet, and plenty of photos to remind you of the time you spent out in the dunes of the UAE. There will be water and soft drinks provided throughout, included in the rate. After your action-packed day you will be returned to your hotel or residence at approximately 1pm.
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Highlights
  • Morning desert activity tour from Dubai: leaves the rest of your day free
  • Sports-driven: longer-than-usual dune bash, sandboarding, and camel ride
  • Includes quad biking and falconry show, both treated as extras on some tours
  • Ideal for first-time visitors, sports enthusiasts, and those short on time
What to Expect
After early pickup from your Dubai hotel, venture into the desert in a climate-controlled 4WD vehicle for your morning of activities. Sodas and water are provided throughout to keep you refreshed. En route, listen as your driver-guide tells tales of the desert, its history, and its habitat. Then, hold tight as you head off-road for a high-speed dune bash.  Next, continue to a camel farm for a camel ride across the sands. Then, grab a sandboard and have a go surfing the steep dunes. After carving down the slopes, watch a display of traditional Bedouin falconry, and pose for a photo with one of the beautiful birds. Your activities continue with an exciting quad bike ride. Hop onto an ATV and, after instructions, race over the desert, churning up clouds of sand as you go. Your desert experience finishes back at the departure point in Dubai.
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Important Information
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 45-minute dune bash
  • Camel ranch visit
  • 30-minute camel ride
  • Unlimited sand boarding
  • 30-minute quad bike ride
  • All safety equipment
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will 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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Vicky W wrote a review Nov 2020
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I don’t even know where to start! Organisation process from Susi was flawless- she made the whole thing super easy and stress free! Our driver ( Shoukath Ali ) was outstanding. I cannot praise him highly enough! We had the most fantastic morning. we literally all can not
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Shoukath A, Guest Relations Manager at Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
Responded Dec 3, 2020
This is such a fantastic review. Thank you so much for this glowing report on the Action Packed Adventure that you had with us and you have really made Ali's day with your compliments. Feel free to tell all of your friends about us and we would love to welcome your family again for more fun in the desert. We will always remember how much fun your dad had in the dunes! Fantastic
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Hila W wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great tour - we asked to start later and to fix a car seat and that was approved and done, the cars came on time to pick up, and were new and clean. The quad bike ride over desert dunes was fun especially for our kids - they loved it, camel ride, sand boarding - although it
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Shoukath A, Guest Relations Manager at Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
Responded Dec 3, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We are so happy that your family had fun on the Action Packed Morning Adventure and we hope you loved the rest of your holiday in Dubai. Feel free to tell all of your friends about the trip and we shall look forward to seeing you again next time.
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Ramshad R wrote a review Mar 2020
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My family had a fantastic time in the desert especially the sand boarding.my daughter doesn't want go home. This experience was amazing until the end.special thanks to our driver mithi for give such a wonderful moment's
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Shoukath A, Front Office Manager at Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are very grateful and Mithi is very happy with your compliments about him. We are happy that your daughter loved the desert just as much as we do and we look forward to seeing you again next time for more fun in the dunes. Kind regards, Team DI
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Judith D wrote a review Jan 2020
Swinton, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a fabulous afternoon in the desert. Were picked up at home by Faisal in a Landcruiser and taken first to a camel race track where there were hundreds of camels. Then to the desert where we rode up and down sand dunes, saw camels roaming in the desert and gazelles. We stayed
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DITourism, Front Office Manager at Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Hello Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We really appreciate it and Faisal is very happy with the compliments about him. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Kind regards Team DI
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Seillier G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Perfect day for the kids and family and very well organized ! The driver was very good and helpful. Pick up and drop off at home.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Shoukath A, General Manager at Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are really glad your family enjoyed the Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner. Feel free to tell all of your friends. See you next time for more adventures in the dunes.
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Desert BBQ
The team were punctual and very organised to get everyone to the desert location for sunset, were we were able to r
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Boho Birthday Dinner!
Destination Insight did a lovely job organizing and setting up for a intimate birthday dinner. Very easy to work wi
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LindaRAbraham
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Professional and Beautiful
What a beautiful time I got to spend with friends. The team were professional, on time, set out the dinner and retu
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Catch up in the desert!!
We had such a great experience out in the desert last night with the guys from Destination in Sight. Mary has a gre
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Amazing Experience
We booked an overnight desert camping experience with them and it was amazing. They gave us a glamping tent that wa
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DanyLabb
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One of the best private experience in the UAE!
The experience with destination insight is a must do in the UAE. We had a series of activities during my the day an
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Mr McCormack
We had an amazing time when we went on our desert safari. My wife and children loved every minute of it. Mary was s
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mbad2010
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Amazing experience - well worth the $$
Booked a desert safari + bbq + ATV last minute via WhatsApp. Mary was extremely efficient and helpful in providing
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Bonvoyagist
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Must do when in Dubai
An amazing experience away from the busy city life in Dubai but close enough to make it convenient. The dinner was
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Rufaro M
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Amazing service!
My family and I wanted to do something in the desert for Christmas and, I found this great company. Desert Insight
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AirborneForAnimals
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Greatest morning adventure ever!
My family of 5 (two children ages 4 and 10) did a quad bike adventure and we had the best time ever! The people loo
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Zurlick
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Glamping, Dubai style...
If, like us, you love the outdoors but are not “hard-core campers”, the Destination Insight Glamping option is just
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Alice G
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Totally Remote Wilderness Desert
We did a self drive safari in the Liwa desert (one night). I think it was one of the best experiences ever. Prashan
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Rachel M
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Wow...An unforgettable experience!!!
Where do I start... from the moment I spoke to Mary prior to booking anything her professionalism was brilliant, sh
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Reemkay
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Must do in Dubai
This was my first time properly experiencing the dessert since moving to Dubai. With two young children I was conce
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  • Duration: 5h
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