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“Private dune experience for those looking for a bespoke trip”

Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours
Ranked #66 of 461 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Beyond the Dunes is a bespoke leisure and adventure Company providing luxurious, individually tailored experiences in the desert: for couples, intimate groups, small parties, right through to large events.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We joined a small, intimate tour with Ahid (2 couples in a Ford F150 extended cab - a very solid and confidence inspiring vehicle). Ahid runs the company - while he has a staff and multiple vehicles, he himself leads at least one of the tours each day during the peak and comfortable Nov-Apr season. There are many tour operators for desert safaris, but if you are looking for a private, bespoke experience, contact Ahid at Beyond the Dunes. He also specializes in events for corporates or small groups (e.g. an embassy). The basic package will cover driving through some sites along the way to the desert (e.g. camel race track, up and coming neighborhoods, camel farm), then intelligent (ie. not crazy) dune bashing, before setting up camp in a very quiet part and remote of the desert, where you'll barbeque, enjoy the sunset, photograph serene desert scapes, sand surf, and relax with drinks and shisha and stargazing on beautiful cushions and carpets (ie. you will be away from the large group caravans and their noise). While it's possible for Ahid to arrange for a falcon show and dancers, this is not part of the standard experience as the company is focused on relaxing, quiet and contemplative desert visits. If you're looking for a big, loud, prepackaged party with lots of other people and dancers/etc, this is not the company to go with -- but if you're looking for a serene, authentic, and private experience, then Beyond the Dunes (which is perhaps a bit pricier than the big package tours) and Ahid's very personalized attention and service are strongly recommended.

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BeyondtheDunes, Manager at Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Dear Alfbo,

Thankyou so much for sharing your experience with Beyond the Dunes. We are happy that you enjoyed our authentic experience off the beaten track into the desert. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more sunsets.

Kind Regards
Ahid Mansour

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were picked up from our hotel by our friendly driver/guide ahid. He was most accommodating during our safari.... what music would we like on our journey to the dunes?, refreshments offered.....his skill as a driver was evident as we moved up and down the dunes. Our tour delivered the whole package.....thrilling dune moves, stunning views especially as the sun set and then a relaxing evening at a private desert camp. Attention to detail is something this company certainly seems to pride themselves on. We would happily recommend them to any one.

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BeyondtheDunes, Manager at Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Dear GoingtheDistance8,

Thankyou for sharing your experience. We sure do pride ourselves on ensuring our guests have an experience they will remember tailored to their specific requirements.

We are glad you had a wonderful time and look foward to seeing you out on the dunes again soon.

Kind Regards
Ahid Mansour

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Beyond the Dunes is THE ONLY way to see the desert! Ahid could not have done any more for our group, his passion and expertise is unrivaled. Dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding, a traditional Arabic signer, and the most delicious BBQ (ask for the lamb chops!)... all contributed to the most memorable Birthday yet! Thank you, thank you, thank you, we'll be back shortly!!!

Katie xx

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BeyondtheDunes, Manager at Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Dear Katie,

Happy Birthday, thankyou for sharing your experience. We were thrilled to have helped you celebrate your evening, and glad that our passion for the desert has you hooked.

We look forward to sharing the next plate of lamb chops.

Kind Regards
Ahid Mansour

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

There are lots of desert safari operators but if you want something truly special contact Ahid. He and his team provide a safe but magical evening in the desert. Nothing is too much trouble and they will offer you everything from a basic safari to a customised event that will blow you away. As in life there are always choices but I tell you this- Beyond the Dunes would be my choice everytime. Stuart

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BeyondtheDunes, Manager at Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Dear Stuart,

Thankyou for your kind review. We are glad that were able to provide a magical experience for you. At Beyond the Dunes we endeavor to provide personalised experiences with the utmost safety standards.

We look forward to seeing you out on the dunes again soon.

Kind Regards
Ahid Mansour

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We have been living in Dubai for three years now, we have often been in the desert, bbq's , camping, dune bashing... But what Ahlid and his team have organized is above all expectations! What impressed us most was his availability , his kindness and the wonderful time we all had. The food was delicious, the tent and settings a delight. I would advise everyone to organize a night with this Organisation.
Thank you on behalf of all my family.
Pablo

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BeyondtheDunes, Manager at Beyond the Dunes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Dear Pablo,

It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to celebrating the desert magic with you again soon.

Kind Regards
Ahid

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