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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Safari Desert

This was so much fun and worth the money. Riding trucks in sand, camel rides, sand skiing. Dinner and belly dancing was great. Need to bring cash for quads. We did not. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Allentown, Pa
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was so much fun and worth the money. Riding trucks in sand, camel rides, sand skiing. Dinner and belly dancing was great. Need to bring cash for quads. We did not. It was an amazing day

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

one of the most wonder attraction in Dubai, its a great place for a tour to discover the wonder of the Arabian Desert.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did an inexpensive (about $45/pp) tour that involved driving over the dunes in roller coaster fashion, then dinner in a "Bedouin" camp. Had to put quotes around that because it was a stationary tourist camp (Bedouin's are nomadic). Still had a great dinner and entertainment with belly dancers and a nice traditional male dancer. Great experience.

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Toyota Cruiser wehicle by chauffer comes and pick you from your address on time. Adventure takes around 7 hours. You share the car by other people. Dune bashing, camel and ATV riding are not include the price. Hena tatoo, dinner soft drinks, shisha and dance performs are included the package price.Prices are very flexible. Make a good bargain and do... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Place is amazing, drivers are carefull, dunes are orange color its an amazing view. Two shows while sitting, camells, hena tatto, hooka and all its free

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Desert Safari and dinner was a nice introduction to the mystries of Arabia. It was fun and the shows were original

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with a jeep safari company owned by Emirates airlines. This was a superb evening. Picked up at our hotel at 4pm and returned at 11pm ish. Just google this to see what is on offer. You get exactly what is offered and all aspects of the safari are excellent and extremely well organised. You are part of a... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

oh... the desert is fantastic! Can't wait to visit Desert on sunset)) Very recommend to visit it!!!!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have done this multiple times, and never tire of the same. This is a one-of-its-kind experience and a must-do during your visit to Dubai. Take a pick of any of the providers. But ensure that you do extra due-diligence and you can find a very good deal!!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually they take you at the desert in 4x4 suv's. The ride is breath taking. The loud music, the ups and downs in your land cruiser is sure to make your day at desert safari. But the belly dance, the sheesa and especially the food is worst. If you are a sheesa lover then they are sure to disappoint you.... More 

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