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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 809 8710
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area...

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.

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Luxury Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover...
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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport...
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Private Tour: Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai with Optional...

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Its a must do when in Dubai .Desert safari is unique its own ways and you can truly experience the Desert ... The camp ,the Hookah ,camel ride etc everything was great ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Its a must do when in Dubai .Desert safari is unique its own ways and you can truly experience the Desert ... The camp ,the Hookah ,camel ride etc everything was great ...

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you go to the dunes on a 4 wheel drive. the driver was very good and knowledgeable. Is very important that you take something for motion sickness because the ride on the dunes is very radical. you stop to see a beautiful sunset before going for a fun Camel ride and a meal on the desert, very interesting, there was... More 

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Thank Muriel F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

my personal experience was not so good, just ok...you will do everything like camel ride, hukkah , buffet but everything in very low quantity.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went into the reserve in a 4 wheel drive. The guide was knowledgeable and ensured that we enjoyed ourselves in the sand. The trip also included a meal and drinks which was fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb, being in the car on the dunes and after in the middle of nowhere only you and wind, really nice time also on the camp. Highly recommend !!!

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Thank Lucian T
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real insight into the lives of the history of the Emirati people. The area has a fantastic history and culture far removed from modern day Dubai. A real gem.

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Thank suzanneegill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been to desert safari in Dubai. With quad biking, Dune bashing, and Belly Dance etc. Nice evening to spent on these activities in desert safari.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the jeep ride over the sand dunes, the visit to the Bedouin village and plentiful local food. Do try the camel ride under the stars - felt like Christmas!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the DDCR with a guided tour from Arabian Adventures - well recommended for a visit for sunset shots, shisha, and an experience duning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a trip to to the desert in a four wheel drive Toyota Safari. I paid a little extra and we had the car to our selves. we really had a great time. Our driver was excellent and really knew what we was doing. He really knew how to handle the sand dunes and took us to a couple... More 

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