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Dubai Desert Safari, Including BBQ and Al Hibab Red Dune Bashing

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The fun starts here. The must do trip for any traveler to Dubai. Dubai desert safari,otherwise known as dune bashing. This is not your standard African safari, it is an extreme ride over the amazing red dunes of Al Hibab. Described by our previous guests as a roller coaster on sand!  You will stop for pictures before continuing to the camp, where you will relax and enjoy under the stars, an evening of entertainment and a delicious BBQ.
  • Experience Dubai’s higher red dunes on a desert-dune adventure
  • Enjoy a 4WD bash in Al Hibab, home to some of the UAE’s biggest red dunes
  • Camel ride, henna art, and quad riding (additional cost) at desert camp
  • Complete experience: includes barbecue dinner, live shows, and return transfers
What to Expect
Leave your Dubai hotel or other central location of your choice by air-conditioned vehicle, and make the journey to the Al Hibab region of the desert. Marvel at the red dunes and head off road by 4WD vehicle for a dune bash. Enjoy the thrill as your driver speeds up the steep inclines, before pausing and letting your vehicle drop back down. After the bash, continue across the sands to a Bedouin-inspired desert camp. After an Arabic coffee and short camel ride, take your pick from the activities on offer. Get a henna tattoo and falconry souvenir photo, admire sand art, puff on a Arabic water pipe (shisha), or enjoy a quad bike ride (additional cost). Then, savor a barbecue buffet dinner and enjoy live entertainment in the shape of belly dancing and Whirling Dervish (tanoura) shows. Your experience then finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We do pickup and drop from hotel and residence within central area of Dubai
Departure Time
3:00 PM
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live entertainment
  • Dune Bashing
  • Camel Ride
  • Sand Boarding
  • Henna Painting
  • Shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike / Buggy
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Check for Ramadan and other religious holidays, as no live music or alcohol on those days
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

I was in Dubai for a week with my wife and one year old daughter and the desert safari was easily the highlight of the trip! I was able to book the all-inclusive tour on the same day with FunTours and since I was with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Shailesh D
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This was an amazing experience and should not be missed. The tour guide was superb! Many activities to choose from. (We purchased this tour from GetYourGuide). Only caution - We stopped in the desert at sunset and a person dressed in traditional garb and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I first was at this tour with my elder son in April 2016 on the occasion on his 10th birthday. The dune bashing was great. Now that his younger brother got to choose where he would like to travel on his 10th birthday the choice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank ArtoM83
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was a great experience for me and my husband. Our driver Khalid was very experienced and helpful. We really enjoyed this safari.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NasiaT18
Reviewed 19 December 2017

What a shame this was, it all started so well - Funtours you royally let us down!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our day our driver whilst wasn't the most talkative he was pleasant enough, we sat in a long 2hr journey on the way there in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
14  Thank 989Anna
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