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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 52 308 7786
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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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“camel ride” (97 reviews)
“dune bashing” (107 reviews)
“sand dunes” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a nighttime safari in the reserve in a vintage Land Rover, spotting the lovely Arabian Oryx, two gazelle species, and enjoyed a walk with flashlights into the scrub desert in search of scorpions. The dinner included in the tour was superb, served in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ドバイ在住の友人と一緒に参加しましたが、ドバイ中心地からは遠く車で参加者をピックアップしながらスタート地へ向かいます。 ツアー内容は迫力満点の計1時間ほど体験するデザードアクションドライブと、その後ベドウィンの休憩所のようなものをイメージした砂漠内のキャンプ地での食事とショーの観覧です。 デザードの眺めは体験すべき美しく神秘的なもので、夕暮れを砂漠から観るのは絶景です。 但し、車酔いをする人は決して参加すべきものではなく、友人がサプライズで登録していてくれたので、参加したものの、途中で気分が悪くなり、史上最悪の気分でした。 ※ツアー自体は質が高く楽しめます。 I joined with a friend lives in Dubai, the tour start place is far away from the center of Dubai, it took 1hour more. The contents of the tour is desert safari and ,meal and a watching show at the...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

interesting experience, and enjoyed seeing the Arabian wildlife in such a remote place. Lots of "dubs" (big lizards) to be seen the day we went.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The safari is great fun, primarily the dune bashing and the dance shows. The other frills promised such as henna, dressing in the native clothes, and the camel ride are forced additions.

Thank Vikas222
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Wow!! Sand Dune safari was just so exhilarating! Roller coaster over the dunes.. then onto the desert BBQ with entertainment.. wonderful

Thank Caro W
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Its a nice place, its the best at the time of Sunset. Night turns out to be the traditional shows there.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Really a great day . Everything was extraordinary and well organized such as dune bashing , sand boarding , the food and drinks , the show ........ We had an excellent tour guide(driver)-SHAMEER was very friendly and knowledgeable and also hep is to take many...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The Safari Tour was one of the greatest things I’ve ever did. We were really lucky with Bokhari our super driver and guide. He is an Expert in taking Pictures and he is very experienced. Everybody who will have him will be very lucky. We...More

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

we did a safari desert there and loved it it was so great to be able to walk trough the dunes and see the camels also loved the bbq dinner and belly dancers totally recommend to go there if you can perfect opportunity to take...More

1  Thank OntarioAna
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Many other places to go and visit to have a private and real experience of the desert. If you like touristy places with crowds of people, maybe.

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ClothesOff D
March 14, 2018|
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Response from 8800llee | Reviewed this property |
i did not come across a morning camel ride program. evening ride is the usually the itinerary where the sun is not hot and you can end up with a Arabic dinner and dance program or a sun set viewing chill off.
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Response from AgentAC | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a private car from the company that does the tours but will follow more or less the whole convoy of cars and more or less stick to the schedule. Sunset is part of the tour though in any case.
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