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“lots of fun”

Abu Dhabi Desert Safari
Ranked #8 of 66 Tours in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: It is our great pleasure to introduce ourselves to you. based in Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates. We offer you wide variety of tours and excursions within the UAE that enable you to experience the best of the land, the people, the culture and the tradition. Through our specialist services, we have become Abu Dhabi's best Destination Management Company and one of the very best in the UAE. Within a dedicated team of multilingual staff, " Visit us, as we look forward to greeting you and having the privilege of showing you more of this wonderful city and its surroundings.
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“lots of fun”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

You drive for an hour out into the Al Khatim desert.Stand around as the driver lets air out of the land rover tires. Get back in for an hour of roller coaster sand dune fun. Seems like the car will roll over as you plunge up and down the dunes. Lots of thrill ride screams from the passengers. Stop at a small camel farm, more dunes to a touristy encampment where there is mediocre food, drinks, a belly dancer and time to meet travel friends. Sand boarding, camel ride, photo ops, henna tatoos and lights out to watch the desert stars. A delightful way to spend an evening.

Visited May 2013
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Penrith, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What an adrenaline rush!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This was a fantastic tour supplied by Abu Dhabi Tours. Never experienced anything like it before.
Would highly recommend this for the biggest thrill. Food great as well and boy can they drive....

Millis Sydney Australia April 2013

Visited April 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great activity for all ages”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a 'must do' activity when spending even a few days in Abu Dhabi. They picked us up at 3.30pm from our hotel and after about an hour we reached the sand dunes where we stopped to see a local camel farm and take pictures, then we experienced some 4WDing for a few hours over the dunes with a few stops to take pictures and climb the dunes. Then we arrived at a 'Bedouin camp' where we were able to have a short camel ride, climb the dunes, sand-boarding with a snowboard or for an extra fee ride a 4wheeler motorbike over the dunes for a while. Then the ladies were treated to henna tattoos before dinner and then some traditional smoking before a belly dancer provided some entertainment. This finished at about 9.30pm and we were then driven back to our hotel.
Overall a fun experience and I would consider doing it again next time I visit.

Visited April 2013
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent. You must do this tour”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Booked through Big Bus Tours for 250DHS pp. We were taken to desert in a jeep, we stopped at a camel farm on the way. It was amazing driving up and down the sand dunes, some are so high and you feel like you are going to topple over! They stop every so often so you can climb the dunes etc and take photos. We drove around the dunes for about 3 hours then Finished at the Arabic camp, you could take part in various activities such as sand boarding, dress up in traditional tandoora's and obiahs (not sure of spelling!), henna tattoos, camel trekking,traditional Arabic tents to relax and all drinks were included throughout the day and there was BBQ for dinner. Afterwards there was shisha and then the camp lights were turned off so you could watch the stars in the sky over the desert. We then had a belly dancing show and we all got to take part. It was 9.30pm when we left to go home! A fantastic day out and highly recommended. Excellent value.

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