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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari with Soft Drinks in the Dubai Desert Conservation...
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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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  • Average4%
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“camel ride” (89 reviews)
“sand dunes” (76 reviews)
“dune bashing” (101 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an amazing time!! From Henna application to the melodious dancing. Our Family enjoyed every bit of Dune bashing, camel ride, ATV riding and the tasty food!

Thank zala5958
Reviewed 5 days ago

This trip inside the desert is absolutely great, a must if you go to Dubai. After that good trip the Reserve is like paradise for anyone

Thank Andres M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of my vacation.. Having dinner in the Desert, watching tamboora dance and fire show was a amazing experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the Oryx and watching the falconry display but the highlight was the 4x4 ride across the large sand dunes

Thank steamfan007
Reviewed 1 week ago

booked through Arabian Adventures for a morning dune ride. pick up at 8am, be back by 12plus pm. you get to ride a camel, free soft drinks and water, you get to do the "rollercoaster ride" in the desert, take some photos. if you are...More

Thank naihpos
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my vacation.. Having dinner in a Bedouin Tent in the Desert, being senior and riding a camel was awesome.

Thank raintor1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go Dune bashing, ride camels, and have a desert dinner. The dunes are great for photos, and the sunset over the dunes is beautiful. The sand is not too hot, we walked around barefoot in the afternoon and it...More

Thank DCB95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience, but would have been awful if it was busy. The soft drinks are free which was great and the shows were entertaining and traditional.

Thank Freetofly1508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and nice but take care once I u boo as some are cheap company that will destroy your day don't go for the Company cheap one or un noun

Thank odai m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the super fun 4X4 desert ride, they take us to the conservation reserve, the food was ok, the dance show was nice!

Thank Ben Y
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from camnyc2 | Reviewed this property |
We just went back in Feb with Platinum Heritage amd they were FANTASTIC!! Great time, really wonderful guides, wonderful dinner at desert camp. You cannot go wrong with them!
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Alirio_Menezes | Reviewed this property |
You don't get to see the wildlife except for few trained camels.
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Soumitra D | Reviewed this property |
No, the desert is quite far from the city and cannot be accessed by the metro.