Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

7 hours
Rub Al Khali
Hotel pickup
Best price

After picking you up from your hotel, you can relax in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle as we are heading to the desert that surrounds the city and admire the views of the barren, yet enchanting, landscape. Enjoy an exciting dune bashing with our professional desert drivers.

We are moving next, across the desert plains, to the desert campsite, where we are welcomed by friendly personnel and offered Arabic coffee and dates. Here at the campsite you can enjoy riding a camel on guided tours around the encampment, get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, watch a traditional Tanourah folk dance and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. After dinner, you can smoke the shisha (Arabic water-pipe), if you’re a shisha enthusiast, and watch a live belly-dance performance. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that comes straight out of the Arabian Nights tales!


  • Drive across the red desert dunes by 4x4 vehicle
  • Go to a traditional Bedouin camp
  • Explore the red desert sands on a short camel ride
  • Get a henna painting on your hands or feet
  • Smoke a shisha pipe to get into the Arabian spirit
  • Watch traditional Tanourah and belly dance shows
  • Feast on a BBQ dinner under a canopy of stars
  • Have a photo of you taken with a falcon or in traditional costume
  • Have a go at the desert sand surfing (sandboarding)

    What’s included:
  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4x4 air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Welcome drinks
  • Arabic coffee, tea and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • A short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Shisha pipe (hubble-bubble flavor) free in the Shisha Area only
  • Shared camp, as per your selected option
  • Tanourah and belly dancing show
  • Snacks and unlimited water and soft drinks
  • BBQ dinner with open buffet
  • Cold mineral water during a photo stop

    Pick up policy:
  • The pick-up shall be within the first 45 minutes of your booked tour time. For example 16:00 till 16:45 as per your hotel location
  • You will be notified by email for any schedule changes
  • Pick-up is available from any Dubai centrally-located hotel 
  • Pick-up from Port Rashid is available (extra charge of 15$ per booking)
  • Pick-up from Dubai International Airport available only from Holiday Inn Express Airport hotel
  • Pick-up from areas: Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, and DIP is available only as a private option at an extra charge of 20$ per booking

    Know before you go:
  • The duration of the tour will be between 6 and 7 hours depending on the traffic
  • Children under 5 years old are not allowed on the desert safari tour
  • Tour is not recommended for people with a heart condition, pregnant women or people with neck or back problems
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed safari drivers. All vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features
  • Dry days: entertainment activities (Tanourah dance and belly dancing) and alcoholic drinks will not be available during the below dates: the holy month of Ramadan; October 20th; December 12th or any Islamic holidays as per UAE Law
  • Please note, if your skin is sensitive to henna then you are advised against having a tattoo
  • Casual, loose fitting clothing in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter are recommended. Sports shoes are also recommended
  • Please refrain of eating 2 to 3 hours before the safari

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Timing: 15:00 - 21:30

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