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Half-Day Desert Safari

  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.

Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.

On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.

Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).

With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 221 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best time ever

Would totally recommend this, we went on the Safari on Thursday with my three friends. Our driver Zahoor was brilliant. Looked after another guest with a back complaint and although he couldn't participate in the dune bashing made sure he had a great time! We...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Desert Rose Safari Tour with Ajeeb

Our tour guide was Ajeeb and he was attentive and well mannered and very skilful in his driving. We had an exciting afternoon of dune bashing followed by an amazing evening at the camp . Enjoyed the entire experience of camel riding, henna painting, posing...More

2  Thank 420PAT
Reviewed 6 days ago
memorable desert safari

I come from Sweden and i would like to thank Mr Iqbal for the good hospitality he gave us yesterday 19th September 2018 at the desert safari. I highly recommend Desert Rose tours for anyone who visits Abu Dhabi

1  Thank DayTrip388690
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
wonderful experience

a recommendable experience, very attentive people who made a great day, especially the hafick guide.

1  Thank dominic v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Desert Rose Safari Tour with Hafid

Fantastic afternoon and evening. The sand dune bashing was very exciting. Hafid was a very experienced driver. Camel rides and Henna painting was fun. Delicious Arabic meal and fantastic entertainment. It was hot but a great desert experience.

1  Thank Peter B
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Could be a bit much for a 3 year old given the length of time and the heat. You would need to contact the operators. The 4WD cars we were in were not equipped with booster seats etc. and the nights entertainment whilst very... More
18 September 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the late reply. Like the others I would contact them direct. We were picked up from the hotel we were at, but there are other places they can pick up. There were 6 of us and the driver. But about another 10... More
26 August 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, a member of their booking team will be in contact with you and ask where you are staying. Then a confirmation email with pick up times from your own hotel or location you are at.