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“The desert camp was just average”

Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai
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$42.00*
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Dubai Desert Dinner with Traditional Show
Ranked #9 of 147 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
Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is my 5th desert safari in Dubai as I live here. I always take our visiting friends and relatives for desert safari. In my 5 experience, it was only the first time that I find the camp was outstanding and I can't remember which company but it's not expensive. The next ones I had was the cheap ones, usually from groupon, and the camp was not as nice. So I decided to spend more cash through Fun Tours to see if the camp was a lot better or similar to my first experience. But sad to say, it was just similar to the cheap ones' camps.

But our driver was very nice and kind, that's it.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014

We booked this last minute and we were pleased when they could accommodate our group of 5. Our driver DK picked us up. He was polite, professional and friendly.
We drove to a meeting point where they let down the tyre pressure and after waiting for a late car, headed into the desert. The dune bashing far exceeded our expectations and DK was a fantastic driver.

After the drive we got to the camp (sadly after the sun had set so we didn't have a chance to take sunset photos.) The camp itself is touristy and a base where all the tour groups meet at the end of their trips. DK took us to our area and made sure we had a good seat. We wondered around the camp and looked at the stalls, sat on a camel (the ride was about 5m up and down! Poor old camels looked like they had rather stiff knees from getting up and down so much.) The show was repetitive but entertaining- belly dancing and Tanura dancing. Dinner was basic but fine (one queue of food for women and one queue for men!)

All in all it was a fun afternoon.

Note to Funtours: The bathroom facility despite being clean when we arrived,was nothing short of revolting by the time we left. It was a shame to leave after a good day with this as a departing memory.

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FuntoursDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy that you've liked and enjoyed your trip with our company especially the service of DK. Hope to accommodate your future trip here in Dubai again. :)

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visiting friends who live in Dubai and recommended we go dune bashing with Funtours who they use for all their guests. Our guide Kisman (sorry about the spelling) was fantastic. Friendly, professional and an insane driver on the dunes (which is a good thing). Got a whole new appreciation for what Landcruisers were made for. We also stopped and did a bit of dune snowboarding. Very funny. Totally worth it.

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FuntoursDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2015

Glad to know that you've enjoyed your trip with us! :) Thank you so much for trusting and choosing our company with your trip. Thanks for your time in giving us a review. This will be passed to Qismat also. :)

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a fantastic time with this tour. Majid, Rafiq and Nur were our tour guides who did a wonderful job. They had their time managed, drove smoothly and worked as a team, guided us during our safari giving us details step by step. Running shoes and relaxed clothes are recommended to enable walking in the Desert sand and Camel riding. Henna painting was beautiful and so was the delicious dinner. Excellent tour and recommend once in a life time experience.

Riyaz Essa, Toronto, Ontario

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FuntoursDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Funtours - Desert Safari Dubai, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2015

Thank you so much for your time in writing a great response about your experience with your trip. We are so happy that you've enjoyed the overall trip and liked the service provided by Mujeeb, Noor and Rafiq. This comment will be address to to them. Hope to see you again here in Dubai! :)

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Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The booking is good also the staff is great, but dune bashing not happen, also no Sunset photos, the show is fare, but the food is bad, people stay in line to get serve advise run fast to the line, because if you are slow you will get less food AN cool... Bbq is 2 stiks off meet and one chiken drum

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