Booked this in advance in the UK before visiting Dubai.
What an amazing experience. The driver picks you up in the 4x4 right from your hotel, then you meet the other guests on your trip (7 seater car). The drive is about 45 minutes from JBR Walk then you reach the dessert. There is then a rest stop where you can buy gifts, refreshments etc while the driver takes some air out of the tyres.
The off-road dessert tour is amazing. It's exactly what it sounds like - your driver takes you on a trip over the sand dunes for about 30 minutes non stop at various speeds. At points it seems like the car is going to roll down the hills, but it manages to stay upright. It really gets your adrenaline rush up and really is a lot of fun.
The cars then stop for a bit where you can take photos etc then you head off to a camp where 4 or 5 other companies are they sharing the camp. The camp includes camel rides, food and drink stalls etc then there is a BBQ and traditional dancing where you sit around the stage on your hands and knees on small tables. This last bit at the camp all seemed a little fake and 'put on' tbh, but I guess it was all part of the experience. The food was nice and was all part of the price so can't complain.
You then find your driver where you will be taken back to your hotel.
I would recommend doing this trip, couldn't fault funtours as everything was included in the price and the driver was very polite and friendly. Our driver was dressed in the traditional white gown and headgear which added to the experience, whereas some of the other tour drivers were just dressed in polos and shorts which didn't seem as 'traditional'
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