The Desert Safari is undoubtedly the most demanded activity in Dubai. Every single day, dozens of agencies make excursions to the desert of various types and at different times.
Although the name of a safari can be misleading, the Desert Safari is a desert visit in 4×4 cars where, remembering the Paris-Dakar, the drivers give free rein to their sports driving skills. Cars race at high speeds through the desert on rising and falling dunes and leaning to unsuspected limits so it cannot be said to be an ideal activity for people with back problems or pregnant women.
The more adventurous can be also rent a quad or practice sand boarding in the dunes. A more peaceful activity that you could not miss in a desert is a camel ride. Sometimes you can also enjoy a falconry show with hawks.
Prices for Desert Safari
The prices of the desert safari vary according to the choice of package. There are multiple packages to choose from and their cost is similarly set. Let’s have a look at the packages and their prices.
- Morning Desert Safari
This is a two-hour package that will include pick up in the morning, dune bashing, sand ski and camel riding. The cost starts from AED 185. Quad biking in this package costs an extra AED 125.
2. Evening Desert Safari
This is a 6-hour affair with dinner and a lot of desert activities. This costs AED 150.
3. Overnight Desert Safari
The timings for this one are 3:30 pm to 9 am. This starts from AED 399. Sand skiing costs and extra 100 AED and quad bikes AED 125.
4. Private Dune Dinner only
This package is well suited for people who do not want to indulge in dune bashing and just want a quiet dinner in the starry night of a desert. The timings are 4 pm to 9 pm. It starts at AED 280 for couples wanting to enjoy a few romantic moments under the stars.
A starry night in the desert
Once in the desert and after adjusting the tire pressure of the 4X4, it is when our drivers will show their skill in driving on the dunes, making the ride 15 minutes in length to become an exciting experience. Before heading to the camp, they will make a stop to watch the sunset. Changes in the color of sand and dune shadows will make this moment magical. Once in the camp, you will have the option of camel riding, try the shisha, dress in traditional costumes, and tattoo with henna or just sit and enjoy the starry desert sky. All these activities are included.
Dinner will be a barbecue under the stars where you can try different types of meat, snacks, salads and sweets typical of the region. The end point is marked by different shows including the famous belly dance. After dinner and enjoying the show, you will head back to Dubai, finishing the tour in your hotel.
Desert safari in Ramadan
During Ramadan, there will be no entertainment at the camp and no alcohol will be served during dinner.
Duration varies according to the packages.
When to book?
We recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure availability, especially on public holidays. Reservations are allowed until 15:00 hours the previous day (Dubai time) whenever there are places left.
Way to pay
At the moment of making the reservation, you will be charged the full amount.
You can cancel by giving a 48-hour notice. T&C apply.
To do this activity, you do not need to print anything or carry any supporting documents. The supplier will have a list of the people targeted and just saying your name will suffice.
How to make the reservation?
To book this activity, just enter the desired date and complete the online form. The booking confirmation is immediate. Once the reservation process is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. In the email, you will find the contact details of the provider to resolve any doubts you have.