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Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour
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Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour

By Destination Insight
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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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.
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$210.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$210.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • For hotel pick ups we require you to wait in the main lobby of the hotel and our team will be in the Destination Insight uniform. For private residential address pick ups, we require a location pin by whatsapp one day prior please.
  • Ports:
  • Al safa metro station, 564H+7CJ - شارع الشيخ زايد - 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

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42315P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour?
Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour price starts from $210.00. Discover and book Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour cancellation policy?
Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour?
Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour is hosted by Destination Insight. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Destination Insight on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Dubai Desert Adventure Half-Day Tour on Tripadvisor

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: 42315P1

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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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leonorap219
leonorap219
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BBQ in the Desert
The evening was perfect: We were picked up and taken into the desert by one of the team who greeted us with a welco
joannaL8950FX
joannaL8950FX
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Wonderful desert experience with private lunch!
I booked with Destination Insight a private lunch at the desert for a VIP group. The food was great, the set up of
Fiona S
Fiona S
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Fabulous night under the stars
Such a wonderful evening under the stars. The word fabulous just sums up the whole experience - fabulous location,
carolinesL3628GZ
carolinesL3628GZ
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Very relaxing and a whole lot of fun!
Right from picking us up at the meeting point, Baiju our 4x4 driver was very welcoming and Mary was a lovely host.
Gil7097
Gil7097
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Outstanding
We have used this company numerous times . Initially invited with friends we have now used them for group events an
602frankh
602frankh
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Thumbs up from my Teenager School group!
Took 12 teenagers on their school trip as part of a cultural experience before the World Scholars Cup competition -
linzilocket
linzilocket
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Amazing!
Amazing Trip. We organised the trip beforehand in the UK with Mary who is excellent and couldn’t be more helpful. W
Karen V
Karen V
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Great fun!
A must for those wanting to get out of the city! Our driver Baiju was friendly & polite & a whizz at bashing those
nassera887
nassera887
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We are going how many Tim for desert safari but this Tim the bist trip good servis and good driver all the pist thank you so mu
Today the greet day for desert safari we are enjoy loft withe trip and the driver so good thank you so much for the
482kristinel
482kristinel
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Amazing side trip
Amazing experience with my guide, Baiju. My colleague and I had an afternoon off and booked this based on a friend’
Getaway435626
Getaway435626
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100 % perfect!!
The whole day was 100 % perfect. Could not wish for anything more. Just Perfect! Lovely staff and well organised. A
Vanessa B
Vanessa B
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Desert safari
Very nice experience, dune bashing was a lot of fun, sand boarding also and our guide was very nice. It’s a shame t
Travel54407449268
Travel54407449268
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Exceptional sight and food
Exceptional set up and very attentive. We went to do the BBQ experience for two people and I say it could have gone
Luis M
Luis M
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Good service with Khalid
Superb experience with the safari desert and shared BBQ, including Khalid driver. Súper profesional, good service a
rehals394
rehals394
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Brilliant!
Excellent Desert Safari! Communications with the company has been brilliant from point of query right through to th
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Leicester foodie
Leicester, UK8 contributions
Had a fabulous half day adventure with Baiju, he was very sweet throughout the experience. He went above and beyond especially with helping my friend who wasn’t feeling well so couldn’t take part on the quad biking. We also loved the activities and so glad we did it. We were pleasantly surprised that it was a private tour. We would highly recommend doing this excursion and Baiju made an excellent tour guide he was more than happy taking plenty of great photos for us.
Written March 28, 2022
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Shoukath A
Dear Leiceste, We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us and thanks again choosing Destination Insight. we hope to see you again soon Best regards
Written June 7, 2022
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Judith D
Swinton, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
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 until the sun set and took photographs. Rode down sand dunes on boards and had an altogether wonderful experience. Faisel couldn't have been more helpful and then dropped back at the door after a wonderful afternoon. Would recommend it.
Written January 30, 2020
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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
Written February 4, 2020
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Emma M
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
Feb 2022
Our experience was fantastic, our driver and guide Baiju was so friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we had lots of fun. We did the dune bashing and sand boarding with him which were fantastic. He was happy to take photographs of us and we were provided with water by him. He made us feel safe and welcomed. Thank you Baiju.

We also experienced the quad bikes with a different company, organised by Destination Insight. This did feel a little rushed and the guide kept telling us to hurry up and often went out of sight which wasn't what we expected.

However, I would definitely use Destination Insight in the future and it was well worth the cost. I would recommend the company.
Written February 18, 2022
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Shoukath A
Dear Emma, We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us in the desert. Thanks again choosing Destination Insight services. We hope to see you again soon with another level of adventure. Best regards
Written June 7, 2022
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Vicky W
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Family
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 get over how fab he was, such a lovely lovely man and so knowledgeable. He was amazing with my niece who is normally super shy around strangers but he was fantastic with her and she thought he was so great. He in an absolute credit to the company I can’t speak highly enough about him.

The experiences themselves where all such great fun we had a ball and have laughed from start to finish! It was so nice to have such a fun time together and we really created memories to last forever, I can’t wait to use susi and the team again!

Thank you a hundred times 💜
Written November 29, 2020
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Shoukath A
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
Written December 3, 2020
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Hila W
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Family
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 was windy. Thank you Ali our guide, you are the best. So kind and helpful, I really enjoyed speaking with you as well.
Written November 25, 2020
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Shoukath A
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.
Written December 3, 2020
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Reviews
New York City, NY2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great tour. It’s well worth it to participate. The company makes sure to get in touch with you. I received a text on my cellphone confirming details. Then again on WhatsApp, then again from my tour guide, Hakkem, on WhatsApp the day before. Hakkem was awesome. He was right on time. He was personable and knowledgeable about the area on the drive out to the desert. He stuck with us all day and kept checking to see if we were handling the dune bashing ok. Great guy. Good company. Good tour.
Written September 22, 2021
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Shoukath A
Fantastic to read this review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for us. Hakeem is so happy that you enjoyed the time with him and we are really happy that you have your own desert story with us now. See you again next time and thanks again for your time. Team DI
Written September 23, 2021
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Ramshad R
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
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
Written March 9, 2020
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Shoukath A
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
Written March 18, 2020
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Mr_S
London, UK12 contributions
Destination insight were amazing!! Very easy to book with (we called Ali via the number provided through the entertainer app) and a bonus point was that we got the 2 for 1 offer on the entertainer app, which made going on this excursion as a family more affordable.
We were picked up from our hotel very promptly at the time promised via telephone, and were taken to a quad biking stop off followed by amazing dune bashing. Our driver Hakim was excellent - very professional and we all felt very safe with him at all times! There were also other tour groups around on the day too, but Hakim took us to a few photo hotspots around the desert well before other tour groups arrived which made our photo taking experience much better as we did not have to fight over the same photo hotspots with other people from other tour groups - our family comfortably had approx 15-20 mins at each photo spot to take photos/selfies etc which made the experience more enjoyable too!
We were then taken to the camp which had the camel riding, falcon show, sandboarding, henna, shops, entertainment for the evening and food. I must say having been on this excursion before a few yrs ago, the food provided through this excursion was great!
A very good variety of options for both vegetarian and non-veg was provided and all food was hot!
Our driver then drove us back to our hotel and again very professional and very safe driver.

I was recommended Destination insight through a friend and overall we had an amazing experience and I would most definitely book with then again! If you are booking this excursion, I would definitely recommend that you request Hakim as your driver as he will make your experience very safe and very enjoyable.
Written May 7, 2018
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Dear EKVS101, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review for us. We really appreciate your time, We are delighted to have hosted you and your family for the Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner sharing basis evening and are very very very happy to hear that the food was great. We love food and it is our best interest to make sure that our guests enjoy their dinner as we would hope to on a tour. Thank you for pointing this out. Feel free to pass out our contact details and we look forward to hearing from you again for the next adventure. Kind regards Team Destination Insight
Written May 11, 2018
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686aswina
6 contributions
It was a spectacular experience being at the desert for the first time with family. We had a great ride on the desert and then a decent BBQ dinner with amazing shows that you wouldn't wanna miss. Our guide, Hakeer was very friendly for the whole tour and he's definitely a skillful driver as we requested not to have any dune bashing. So, it was a delightful and adventurous Desert Safari. We also got a chance to have a fun ride on an ATV. I would really recommend it for anyone who's going to do Dubai cause you'll never regret it!
Written May 30, 2018
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Dear 686aswina, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Trip Advisor is the most valuable platform for recommendations and we value your review very much. We are so glad that you and your family were well looked after by Hakeer and that you all enjoyed the Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner. Visit us again. Tell all of your friends. See you next time! Thanks again and kind regards Team Destination Insight
Written September 10, 2018
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SandyBear
United Kingdom8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We had the most wonderful time during our camel riding, falcon holding, sand bashing, sand boarding and quad bike experience. Our driver Prashanth really looked after our whole family and catered to our needs. He really made our trip worth while and helped us in every possible way... even when my
Son wasn’t feeling too well after the sand bashing he drove so slowly to our next activity to ensure us a smooth ride, things like this really shows he cares about the people he is in charge of. He also helped my son climb back up the sand hills after the sand boarding. I really would like to give a massive shout out to him and would most definitely highly recommend him. Thanks Prashanth for making this a great memory for us.
Written August 13, 2019
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Shoukath A
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us. We are really glad that you and your family enjoyed the Morning Activities and please do get in touch again next time you visit the UAE. Thank you for booking with us and feel free to share our details with everyone you know. Kind regards Team DIT
Written August 14, 2019
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