Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

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Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner
from USD $66.00
Explore the Dubai desert on a 6-hour 4WD adventure, and experience the golden dunes of Arabia. Take optional camel rides, get henna hand paintings, puff on an aromatic shisha pipe, enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner beneath the stars, and much more!
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In Brief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
6 hours
Buffet dinner included
Hotel pickup included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Important InfoInfo

Experience the magic and mystery of an Arabian desert on a 6-hour scenic 4WD tour from Dubai. The safari will give you the golden opportunity to see the towering sand dunes of the desert as you go on a roller coaster ride on board your all-terrain vehicle.

Stop at the highest dune to watch a desert sunset and refresh yourself with complimentary mineral water. Back on board, continue the drive to a Bedouin campsite right in the heart of the desert. Here, henna paintings, local costumes and soft drinks, water, tea or coffee are all available for your enjoyment.

Climb on the back of a camel and experience the ships of the desert. Puff on a hubbly bubbly (shisha pipe), available in different flavors to suit your taste. Adding to the atmosphere of the night, an enchanting belly dancer will perform an impressive dance to the rhythms of Arabic music. And to top it all, a delicious barbecue buffet dinner will be served under the desert night sky.


  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Dune drive & Sunset watch
  • Camel rides & Sand boarding
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner
  • Full buffet dinner, Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Shawerma station & Arabic bread station
  • Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes
  • Belly dance show & Traditional tannora dance


  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All Hotels around Dubai , and private residences

Port Rashid

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
  • If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This tour was well worth the money and gives a nice glimpse into Arabic culture and traditions. If you have a few hours to experience take advantage.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2018
Great tour well organised with great food and beer, yes beer in the desert!!!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2018
It has always been my dream to see the desert. Finally I was able to see, walk and enjoy it in different ways thanks to Desert Gate. The 4WD were impressive and tthe pilots professionals and funny. Thy are excellent drivers and guide. After some fun up and down the dunes we went to a tent campsite in the desert. Food, dancers, drinks, music, camels. The best memory is the desert during night hours, enlightened by fires, stars, magic atmosphere.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Amazing day trip out in the dessert, this is a must when in Dubai, amazing experience and well worth the money.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
Well organized, great driver, great location, good food and entertainment. Can't recommend them high enough!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Thrilling experience. The dinner setup was amazing.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
This is a well organised tour by an experienced operator. No doubt as they do this day in day out. There are also other operators that run the exact same tours, as we saw that there are other tents in the desert having the same set-ups. I'd say that overall the pickup/dropoff, food, entertainment, shisha, cammel ride it's basically a get on - walk 3 steps - get down thing, but fine are great. This is a must do!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Best tour ever in Dubai!!! Picked up on time and what a thrill in the 4x4’s they really do take you everywhere and the sunset is beautiful. The camp itself is very well done and the food is a lot cooler which is much welcomed! Definitely recommend
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Fantastic...... we were greeted by our driver in full dress which was so lovely after other companies collect from out hotel in company t-shirts and Jeans. very well organised, loads of photo opportunities, lots offered has a amazing afternoon into the evening. We had the safari, quad bike rides, camel rides, henna, food drink, entertainment and have wonderful memories.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
We recently done the Desert Safari it was the best experience ever our tour guide Asif is awesome from the time he came to pick us up at the hotel until the time he drop us off. Kids loved him definitely loved the sand dunes it is a must when you visit Dubai.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Absolutely a wonderful experience! After the pick up by the driver/guide Arsi, I hope it was the right name we began our exciting drive in the desert, just one hour out of Dubai. It was so funny! The driver was really clear in explaining us interesting details about our tour and things about the desert. The campsite in the desert was so cosy! I really loved the shisha corner and the dinner, delicious! For an eventual future trip to Dubai I will sure book again and I obviously recommend this experience to everyone!
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
This tour was great and amazing value for money. The dune bashing was fun and the food finished the evening off perfectly. No one required tips (as you typically get with a large tour), which made the experience relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
Was really good from start to the end back to hotel. Great experience
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Well this was great, Barry was our driver, he made sure he assured in the desert, if we didn't like how he drove the 4x4. He was very funny, he even put music on for us, and really made us laugh, my daughter and her friend aged 24 was a bit frightened, but I think they he wasn't that bad, what a thrill, and it was nice to join the convoy, the dinner was nice, so much choice, belly dancer was ok and there was a man spinning round with a skirt that lit up, the Henna was nice. Barry got us back to our hotel at a reasonable time.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
The tour was amazing, well organised and we all had a fun. Having a driver Saleem that speaks english is essential! He was able to tell us a little more about Dubai on our way. The camp is also perfect, no too busy and the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the shows very much. A great afternoon!
• Submitted 17 Aug 2017
The tour was amazing but most of all our driver Hassan was awesome; showed us all the key landmarks on the drive to the tour and was both friendly and funny. This was the 2nd time of doing this as it's such a great experience but our driver made is even better - strongly recommend!!!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Tour guide Stanley was a great driver
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
Brilliant afternoon/evening travelling across the Dunes. Not for the faint hearted or anyone with a bad back though! The BBQ and buffet were very good along with the entertainment. Thanks to Mohammed for a great trip :
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
The tour was awesome my group totally enjoyed the experience. It was money well spent indeed. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. It's a ride of your life definitely not for the faint hearted.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
We had a good time, the pickup at hotel was on time. The whole trip was exciting and the driver was skillful. Highly recommend this to others.The 4x4 is very comfortable with air-conditioned too.
• Submitted 26 May 2017
We took our father in-law for his 60th birthday on his first desert safari. We all had so much fun! The driver showed up on time. He drove us out to the desert and our adventure began. We were very lucky that our guide had been giving tours for a long time so he was a bit more wild than other drivers we saw, which was perfect for us as we are thrill seekers! We got the chance to take some great photos in the desert. When we got to the camp there were many activities included in our tour....shisha, henna painting, camel ride, sandboarding and much more. The food was delicious! The entertainment was fun and the staff very friendly. Great value for the money. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2017
An absolutely exhilirating experience - well planned to expose travellers to various aspects of the Dubai desert lifestyle.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
An awesome experience, loved it. The drive from our hotel to the site took about an hour and it was amazing how far out of the city we went but still saw heaps of construction going on in the desert. Our driver, Wisem/Wisam really threw his V8 Land Cruiser around the dunes. Luckily I sat up front and got terrific movie action on my camcorder of the numerous 4WDs in front. The Bedouin BBQ was delicious albeit a bit gritty at times due to the sand blowing around. The Tannoun spinning man was a good spectacle and also comes up good on my video. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2017

In Brief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
6 hours
Buffet dinner included
Hotel pickup included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner