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Red Dune Safari with Sandboarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Options

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  • 4x4 dune bashing and desert camp experience from Dubai—with choice of 4- or 7-hour tour length
  • Visit a lamp-lit Bedouin-style desert camp for a BBQ dinner under the stars
  • Enjoy Arabic coffee and dates, ride a camel, try sand boarding and get a henna tattoo
Red Dune Safari with Sandboarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Options
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4-Hour Morning SafariMost Popular
Morning 4-hour Red Dune Bashing tour in shared 4x4 vehicle. Includes Red dune bashing, sandboarding and camel rides only.
From US$50.00
4-Hour Afternoon Safari
Afternoon 4-hour Red Dune Bashing tour in shared 4x4 vehicle. Includes Red dune bashing, sandboarding and camel rides only.
From US$50.00
7-Hour Afternoon Safari
7-hour All Inclusive tour in 4x4 vehicle with BBQ options. Includes dune bashing, sandboarding, camel rides, a BBQ dinner and all VIP desert camp activities. Pickup time may Vary.
From US$63.00
Take a thrilling dune bash and savor a delicious barbecue dinner on this desert adventure from Dubai. Hop inside a comfortable 4x4 and cruise to the towering orange-red dunes of the Lahbab region. Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping dune drive as your driver skids, slides and plows up and down the slopes. Then, after a sunset photo stop, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp and enjoy a camel ride, sandboarding, and other desert activities. Cap your experience with a sumptuous barbecue accompanied by belly dancing and a fast-spinning ‘tanoura’ dance show and a Falcon show.
What to Expect
Choose between a 4- or 7-hour tour time and start your experience with a 4x4 pickup from your central Dubai hotel and zoom into the desert around the city. Optional upgrade available for a private pickup. 

On route, listen as your guide shares information about the region and how Dubai rose from a fishing port into a cosmopolitan, wealthy city on the back of the discovery of oil during the 1950s and 1960s. See the light brown sands gradually shift into vivid orange and pink hues, and watch as the flat expanses crinkle up into undulating dunes all in a kaleidoscope of deep reds and golds.

Head off road into an area of bright red dunes known as the Lahbab region. Have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sands, and then hold tight you cruise toward the highest slopes. Then, feel the adrenaline race as your 4x4 plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sands in the process. 

Afterward, take pictures of the sunset from the dunes before driving on to a Bedouin-style camp hidden in the middle of the desert.
Enter the torchlit camp and settle inside a cushion-strewn tent. Savor some fresh Arabian coffee and dates, and smoke a shisha (water pipe) if you wish.

Then, take your pick of desert activities. Perhaps take a camel ride, surf the dunes on a sandboard and get a henna tattoo painted on your hands or feet. If you fancy upping the pace, take an exciting buggy ride (additional cost) over the sands.

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 along with a Falcon show.

Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4, where your experience concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews (336)
1 - 5 of 76 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Sand bashing

Unfortunately we didn't book correctly. We had thought we were riding camels into the desert, having a BBQ and to watch dancing. On pick up our driver did tell us what was happening and that was when we realized our mistake. We had at least...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marygree
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
AmaIng trip, highly recommend for Dubai visit!

I wanted to firstly thank our tour guide Nasir for being very welcoming and extremely helpful. He went to step above with the trip and provided WhatsApp before pick up, refreshments, always checking if we felt ok during dune bashing and he takes very good...More

Thank HayleyC316
Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly recommended tour!

Of all the tours and activities we did in Dubai, we loved the Dubai Desert Safari the most. We thoroughly enjoyed the 9-hours of this activity! The tour started with Dune Bashing which was insane! We were literally riding up and down and curving through...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShruthiUB
Reviewed 1 week ago
Landcruisers riding the dunes

The tour was really super. Everything was OK, we felt safe with our driver. We did ride the camels but opted not to go to BBQ, so no comment there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 671AntonK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
An amazing experience-Must do.

I highly recommend this tour- from pick up to drop off it was amazing. Fahim is an excellent driver that knows the dessert very well and a great photographer. Thanks to Fahim he have some great photos to remind us of this unique experience. Overall,...More

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