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“Excellent Safari Experience”

Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai
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$70.00*
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Dubai Desert Safari Including BBQ and Al Hibab Red Dune Bashing
Ranked #5 of 121 Fun & Games in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We put the Fun in Tours. Funtours is a British managed company that puts your Safety and enjoyment first. We guarantee VALUE FOR MONEY on all our tours and cater to the individual needs of our guests. Our ENGLISH speaking staff is trained to the highest standard of both safety and customer service. Our new fleet of 4x4's are fitted with all the latest safety equipment and fully insured! At Funtours we realise this may be a once in a lifetime holiday, and go out of our way to ensure that you have the best possible experience with us. Our Desert Safari has the best in Dune driving, entertainment and catering. N.B. This IS a tourist attraction.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Safari Experience”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Booked with this company and from the start they were extremely professional. Their communication was excellent including keeping me up to date with where their driver was on pick up. Loved the dune bashing and BBQ. Would recommend them to anyone wanting a quality experience with great service!

Visited March 2013
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Fiona D, General Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you so much, lovely review. So glad to hear that Funtours lived up to your expectations.
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Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I was searching for good attraction for Dubai and was lead to posts about Funtours. There is a reason why this company has very good reviews and I'd like to commend them.

My wife and I took the City Tour and Desert Safari bundle through the web. Similar tours booked through hotels would be about 20-30% more expensive. The biggest reason why we loved Funtours are its drivers/guides.

For the city tour, our driver was Ismael who came in on time, very friendly and very knowledgeable about the city. Not only was he really nice, he was very accommodating and highly efficient. With the high cost of taxis in Dubai, getting the half day city tour was worth the money we paid for it. A big attraction of the city tour was the museum.

The Desert Safari is a must for every Dubai visitor and we are so glad we got it through Funtours. Again, the drivers/guides are the biggest plus to this offering. Our initial driver was Kismat who was very nice and accommodating. We were 6 in the tour and my wife and I was placed at the 3rd row which was a concern for me because they were not comfortable at all. Without me complaining, Kismat arranged for us to be transferred to another SUV who only had 2 passengers so that we will have a better experience during the awesome drive to the sand dunes. The driver during the sand dunes was Zach who is an excellent driver and very nice as well. We love that they use new Toyota Land Cruisers for the drives also. The dinner buffet was also such an experience as well as the show. We also picked up 2 new & great friends because of the tours - Renee and Norma.

We feel so blessed to have been driven around by Ismael, Kismat and Zach and that we booked through Funtours. Well worth every Dollar (or Dirham).

Visited March 2013
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Fiona D, General Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your fabulous review, all the drivers have been informed. It is fantastic for us to see that all our hard work pays off and that we have a majority of very happy guests. We seem to have a mutual friend in the Philippines also, will message you her name. Many thanks.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Desert DinneFamily fun”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We went on the Dinner in the Desert tour organised by Funtours. From the moment we inquired regarding tour options and until we were returned to our hotel, Funtours staff were very helpful and professional. We all (2 young children/2 adults) had a great time in the desert and it was certainly excellent value for money. We would not hesitate to use Funtours again if we return to Dubai.

Visited February 2013
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Fiona D, General Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
So glad to hear you and your family had a great time. It really gives all of us a great boost to read these reviews. Also wonderful to see how many different nationalities go with us. Thanks again.
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kinross
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“You gotta do this!! With Qismat :-)”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was the best bit of our Dubai holiday! We were picked up on time by the friendly Qismat. We picked up 2 other couples from their hotels then we headed into the desert. We stopped of for a toilet break to allow the other vehicles with the tour company to catch up. Remember to take your own toilet roll as they don't have any! Also don't buy anything from the shops there they are a complete rip off. Qismat then deflated his tyres ready for going crazy on the sand dunes. Crazy may be an under statement! I had no idea these vehicles could do that kind of stuff aka going sideways along steep sand dunes. So much fun and felt very safe. Qismat then spent time taking photos of us which turned out great. We were then taken to the camp where you get a short camel ride. Then in the camp you get some snacks and drinks until you wait on the show starting, after the first few acts food is served, then more entertainment is put on. We also got a henna tatto and tried on traditional clothing. We were then headed back after he inflated his tyres and had a bit of fun skidding about on the dunes on the way out (don't expect this from everyone, other drivers on other tours seemed a bit boring)! This tour was amazing and Qismat made it even better. Thanks :-)

Visited March 2013
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Fiona D, General Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review, it is becoming something of a joke in the office about Qismat now, he get's his leg pulled about this, and is now booked till April! I can assure everyone that all our drivers are both experienced and have a good sense of humour. Thanks again for the great review.
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Northumberland
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Really enjoyed our morning desert safari with this company. The driver Qismat was punctual and the vehicles were new air conditioned and looked well maintained. Qismat pointed out areas of interest along our journey to the desert. We stopped at a store for some drinks and a toilet break and the guys in the shop were rather too persistent in their efforts to dress us up in local attire and sell things the kids found it a bit scary. The dune bashing was great fun as was sand boarding, camel ride and quad biking (extra charge)
All in all a good value trip which we found very enjoyable.Thank you.

Visited February 2013
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Fiona D, General Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you so much for a great review, glad you enjoyed it. Yes I have been on the receiving end of those guys at the shops. I usually tell them no thank you quite firmly, which seems to do the trick, but not always!
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