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Escape the city and enjoy a half day dune drive tour with a small group (maximum of 6 travelers) in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enjoy a morning of exhilaration, exercise, and fun. Leave Dubai in a comfortable air-conditioned 4x4 with a professional guide and try out all adventurous desert activities and sports such as sandboarding, camel ride and dune drive. After all the excitement, enjoy refreshments in the desert.
  • Morning Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve adventure from Dubai
  • Focus on nature with an early start that's good for nature fans and those short on time
  • Dune and wildlife drive, camel ride, sandboarding, and refreshments
  • Group limited to six for a more informative and personal experience
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your central Dubai hotel in the early morning and ride to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, learn about the desert and reserve from your guide. Hear about Bedouin culture as well as the desert’s history and wildlife, and discover how the conservation project works to protect its nature and biodiversity. After entering the reserve, enjoy an exciting dune bash before a gentle drive to look for flora and wildlife. Keep watch for plants and animal species such as Arabian oryx, gazelle, rodents, and reptiles. Bring your camera for the many photo ops. Then, enjoy a short camel ride before you let fly on a sandboarding session. Get instructions and zoom down the dunes with a provided board, as if you’re racing on ski slopes. Finally, savor refreshments at a Bedouin-style campsite before your tour concludes at your Dubai hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please refer to your Arabian Adventures confirmation email for your exact pick up time.

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Departure Time
7:30 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safari guide
  • Camel ride
  • Refreshments
  • Sandboarding (if weather permits)
  • Dune Drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • A portion of your fee supports local conservation
  • Bottled water
  • Light breakfast
  • Any items not mentioned
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The 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.
  • For the safety of younger passengers in the off-road vehicles, special seating is required and must be requested and booked in advance. Child under 2 years of age cannot go on the off-road dune drive.
  • The vehicles are equipped with telephones to provide a constant link with other vehicles in the party as well as with the safari base. The 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 4WD vehicle will be rotated.
  • Tours are conducted in more than one language and are usually multilingual, however our safaris are conducted in English only
  • A portion of your fee supports local conservation
  • Arabian Adventures supports the zero plastic initiative and single-use plastic is not used at our campsite. Instead glasses and water dispensers are available at the bar.
  • Closed shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 36 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

A group of us (13 in total including 7 children from 5-12) went on the Morning Safari. Although there was some frustrations during the booking process (communicating by WhatsApp was far more effective than any phone call, and in fact I’m not sure how much...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 123louiep
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many trips through Dubai airport we decided to stop over. The desert tour very capably lead by Captain lived up to expectations. Captain gave us great insight into Dubai, he was knowledgeable and very friendly. The desert was amazing. Does include a camel ride...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diane W
ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diane W, Thank you for your kind feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Morning Dune Drive. Our safari guide Rizwan 'Captian' will be pleased to read your kind review too. It is certainly worth it to experience the desert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tour. Thanks to Usman, he is a very experienced driver and knows a lot about the desert and its fauna.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Defender15
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We had a brilliant morning, dune driving and camel riding. It was a shame we weren't able to do the dune surfing as it was raining! Just my luck in April!! Our driver Micheal was helpful and informative. The Arabian breakfast was really yummy. The...More

Thank 2Go0rNot2Go
ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2019

Hi 2Go0rNot2Go, Thank you for your kind words about the Sundowner Safari, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure welcoming you on our Safari experience. Our safari guide Michael will be pleased to read your kind review too. There is lots for the kids...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019

We spent a lovely morning on this trip and saw lots of 'off the beaten track' aspects of Dubai. Our guide, Ikhlaq, was very knowledgeable and he shared lots of interesting and insightful information en route to the desert and whilst there. The dune driving...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SandraVC78
ArabianAdvSamirMehta, General Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi SandraVC78, Thank you for your kind feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Morning Dune Drive Safari. We are proud of our safari guide team and our safari guide Ikhlaq will be pleased to read your kind review too. For...More

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February 27, 2019|
Response from Sno125patrol | Reviewed this property |
Pick up from hotel 8am, Drive to the desert in a 4x4 stopping briefly to take pics at a camel racing track. Arrive at dessert to do safari , dune bashing for about 30 minutes. Stop for lunch and a camel ride . Drive back... More
Tay M
July 12, 2018|
Response from Avo_3010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daphne The morning dune drive is half day from 8am to 1pm. The driver fetches you from your hotel The camel ride is a short ride, approximately 10mins. I booked my trip on the Arabian Adventures website for the morning... More
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