Discover Red Dune: Camel Rides & BBQ in Exclusive Bedouin Camp

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Discover Red Dune: Camel Rides & BBQ in Exclusive Bedouin Camp
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Escape the city and explore the desert region of Dubai in 4WD vehicle. Take a dune drive across the red sands and experience a scenic sunset on this desert safari tour. Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style desert camp.
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In Brief

Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Duration:
4 to 7 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Pass By: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp'.

Start your experience with pickup in a safari-style 4WD vehicle from your central Dubai hotel and zoom into the remote Lahbab desert that lies outside the city.

During the drive, your guide answers any questions and shares information about the region. Head off road into bright red dunes and have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sand. During a break to gather the convoy, make use of optional quad bikes on-site. Then hold tight as you cruise toward the highest slopes. Feel the adrenaline race as your 4x4 plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sand in the process.

Reach a high desert dune for a photo stop and admire 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets (afternoon tour). Take a camel ride and surf the dunes on a sandboard before you continue on to a Bedouin-style camp hidden in the middle of the desert (if 7-hour option selected).

The 4-hour tour ends here and you are returned to your Dubai hotel.

For those who have chosen a 7-hour tour, proceed to a torchlit camp, settle inside a cushion-strewn tent, and savor some fresh Arabian coffee and dates. Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available: smoke a shisha (water pipe), decorate your hands with henna designs, and take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes.

As dusk falls, dig into a scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas and mineral water, and additional drinks (own expense) from the bar. While you eat, enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and tanoura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. If you wish, click snaps with Arabian falcons at the camp.

Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4, where your experience concludes with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop off from your selected hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking safari guide with in 4x4 vehicle
  • Cold bottled water in vehicle
  • Dune bashing 30-45 minutes
  • Sand-boarding in the desert
  • Short camel rides
  • Sunset photo stop in the desert
  • Welcome greet at camp with Qawha (Arabic coffee), dates & Lugamat (traditional sweet)
  • All desert camp activities including BBQ buffet dinner, Shisha pipe, Tanura & Belly Dance show, henna painting, camel rides and unlimited soft drinks – (with the 7-hour tour option)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the desert camp)
  • Quad bikes

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup from any hotel in Dubai and Port Rashid (Cruise terminal). Pickup from Jebal Ali and Investment Park or other locations available on additional cost. Pick-up time will be within 45 minutes before the tour start-time.

Ports
Port Rashid

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
  • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
  • The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
  • The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August).
  • Tour duration includes pickup and travel time.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

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

We were picked up from our hotel promptly and was whisked away to the desert where we met up with a lot of other drivers. We "bashed" the dunes in a caravan style line of vehicles. Then we stopped for some pictures and sand surfing this was really fun. After a short while we hopped back in the vehicle and headed to the dinner show where they drew Henna tattoos, took pictures with traditional Arab garb, and held the Falcons. Dinner and the show was great, and alchohol was served for an additional cost. Overall great experience highly recommend.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
Something you should do while in Dubai,friendly guide, mostly friendly camels, ha.Dune 4x4 excellent fun.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Such a great experience would recommend to anyone. Our driver Siddique made the experience so much fun. He couldn’t do enough to help. Thank you!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
The Safari was fantastic! The guides (particularly my guide, Sanjip?) really cared about making sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The guides pointed out sights to see along the way to the camp, where we then rode camels and could ride quad bikes (the quad bikes were an extra cost) or go to the toilet or grab a snack whilst they let the air out of the tyres for the dune safari. The guides made sure that we all felt comfortable during the safari, including warning us that it might make some people feel car sick and providing us with sick bags just in case (although no one in my car felt sick). The ride was exhilarating! It got your heart beating and you were jumping around but it was not too scary! The guides stopped every now and then to check everyone was okay and not scared. Once we all chimed that we were all good, the music would start again and off we'd go! After the safari we stopped to take photos and go sandboarding. The guides again were really attentive and took the time to take lots of photos and videos of everyone and ensuring that everyone got to try Sandboarding at least twice. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Our driver Mujeeb was excellent !!!!! Really reccomend him !!!! He has been very helpful during the safari, driving carefully, and also assisted us taking some really nice pictures. If i do this safari again, i would fr sure choose this guy as our driver again !
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
This was an awesome experience. Loved the camel ride and sandblasting. Major was an exceptional tour operator. He provided 100% customer service. He was superb in the drive in the desert. He took pictures when my friends stayed inside the vehicle. Loved the tour. He allowed me to use his googles to keep the sand from my eyes. I wear contacts.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Amazing day out, friendly tour guide be prepared to wait once you’ve been picked up you go to a camp where you can hire bikes to go off, you wait for all the car to go in the desert
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
This was my first solo trip to Dubai so I thought I would book an excursion to give me something to do and an opportunity to interact with people. My guide was very communicative and picked me up from my hotel on time. He gave us a mini tour as we headed out of the city to the desert. I booked the half day safari and did camel riding as well as the dune safari. There was the option to do quad biking too. Refreshments were aplenty. Endless bottles of cold water which was welcomed. The group was a lovely mix of people and we had a really nice day. I would and have highly recommended this day out even if you just did a half day like me. The 4/5 hours was enough as it is so hot it can be exhausting. I had a fab day! Thank you to the tour operators
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Our driver for the experience was called Siyyad and he was fantastic. We took our tour on Tuesday 4th September and we got picked up from our hotel with no issues and collected another group on our way to the dunes. Siyyad was super friendly and informative about the day and what we would experience. I was feeling a bit nervous as I can experience motion sickness, he made sure I was ok throughout the dune safari and made me feel much better. We enjoyed the desert entertainment and the food on the BBQ was very nice. I would certainly recommend the tour, great way to escape the city and see some traditional stuff. Thanks again to Siyyad
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
The half day safari (9am-1pm) was just right in terms of having the opportunity to experience the desert without having to include a meal which is offered on some other tours. Our guide picked us up promptly and we enjoyed the short camel ride and paid extra to drive quad bikes. The dune bashing was fun and we got some good photos to remind us of our experience.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
This excursion was the highlight of our holiday. It was very well ran, staff were friendly and the entertainment was fab.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
Our guide was Rashid who was great with communication on WhatsApp, very kind, picked us up on time and was a GREAT driver diving through the sand dunes. If we ever have an opportunity then we would book this excursion again.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Great tour, professional and efficient pick-up, with great communication before tour regarding pick up. Comfortable car; with lots of cold water and juice! Siddique was a wonderful tour guide- very knowledgeable and a great driver, he was attentive and helpful. Professional throughout but still made for a very fun day, that we will never forget! Thank you!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
Dune bashing was fun and the show afterwards was entertaining (especially the flame throwing)along with good, authentic food. Our driver, Ibrahim was very nice, accommodating, and making sure we were good.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
I had a very good time during this tour! It was everything amazing. The guide, Mr. Brown was very friendly and made the tour more than perfect. he is the best photographer and guide! He deserves more than 5 stars. I really recommend it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Mujeeb picked us up right on time and was knowledgeable and kind. When I asked if we could add 2 more he was very accommodating. The only negative was the camel ride was pretty short and disappointing. Other than that, all good!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Best trip we have ever done! Great for couples and families. The experience was incredible lots of action and non stop fun!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Fantastic afternoon/evening, driven by the fabulous Mohammad Saddique, who looked after us so well. Picked up on time, very comfortable clean vehicle which held 6 of us in comfort. Thrilling ride in the desert, scary at times but felt safe in Saddique's hands. Great food and spectacular entertainment. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2019
Had an amazing time dune bashing led by Mr Brown. Best time to visit during sunset. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
It was a greate day with superb Entertainement. We had an excellent (you will need one in the dunes 😉) and very friendly driver.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Bishi was our driver who picked us up from our apartment, he was very accommodating from the get go and we felt safe the whole time. The whole experience was amazing, from the dune bashing in the 4x4, sandboarding and photo ops galore! When you get to the main camp the camel riding, henna and falconry are optional. There is a belly dancing show etc while you eat your dinner from the large buffet. Complimentary Arabic coffee and sweet treat on arrival also. We also stopped off at a quad bike area before the dune bashing which was optional and extra cost. Great experience but maybe not suitable for children under 8.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
It was a great moment in family for Christmas with our guide Jabar. He's a very good sanddriver, very funny things.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2018
Amazing experience. Our guide Amer was fun and professional. We had a rare opportunity of getting rained in the middle of the desert. This made the driving on the dune difficult but he was really skilled and totally reliable. Sitting down for dance shows and meal at the camp was a nice relaxing way to finish the day. The desert is so beautiful, it's worth a visit even if you are not interested in camel ride or other touristy stuff.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2018
excellent day trip, our host was fabulous. the experience was one i'll remember, highly recommend!
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018

In Brief

Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Duration:
4 to 7 hours
Operates:
Daily