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Evening Desert Safari (Dune Dinner)


This off-road arabian adventure takes you from the bustle of Dubai city to the desert of golden sand dunes. You will travel to the desert from your pick-up point in a luxury 4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser) and reach there in around 45 minutes. Next, the Arabian roller coaster ride known as dune bashing (desert driving) will begin, where you will shriek and laugh with excitement as the car goes up and down the dunes.
As the sun descends into the horizon, we stop to allow you to take sunset photographs, while standing on top of the fading desert dunes. We now head to the campsite where a convoy of camels awaits your arrival for short camel rides. After returning, you can purchase some souvenirs before relaxing on a majlis (low cushions) in traditional Bedouin tents. Enjoy an Arabian BBQ (barbeque/barbecue) buffet dinner beside a blazing bonfire with traditional cups of coffee and dates, underneath the pitch-black night sky. You can also get more dressed for the occasion by dressing in traditional Bedouin male or female garments, and also have Henna (temporary tatoo) decorate your hands, legs and feet and smoke flavored sheesha (hubbly-bubbly/water pipe). Before we head back to Dubai, we will be entertained by the dancing of a belly dancer to traditional Arabic music, and you are welcome to join along.


Photographs of Desert Safari, Dubai
 
     
         

 

The Dubai safari tour, also known as a half day desert safari, normally lasts for 5 to 6 hours and begins in the afternoon from between 3:30pm and 4:30pm and ends around 10:00pm..
For VIPs, honeymooners, or lovers who wish to have the entire car at their disposal throughout the Evening Desert Safari, this can be arranged with a maximum of 4 individuals.
Sand Boarding
Those interested in skiing down the hot slopes of the desert dunes, sandboarding can also be included in the tour. This add-on facility normally lasts for around half an hour.


Photos of Dubai Desert Safari Sandboarding


Overnight Desert Safari

This safari contains the same events and thrills as the evening desert safari, but instead of heading back to Dubai city in the evening, we spend the night at the campsite. Under the starlit sky, you will slip inside comfy sleeping bags inside spacious tents and savour the genuine exotic beauty of the Arabian nights. In the morning, we have breakfast at the camp before heading back to Dubai city. Overnight desert safaris are possible daily. VIP bookings are also available for the Overnight Desert Safari, with a maximum of 4 guests and can also be booked daily.

New Year's Eve Desert Party
Guests will be picked up at various designated pickup points in Dubai and will be transported by bus to the camp site, where they will be entertained by a live band and DJ, an international buffet with live cooking stations, open bar, and games for the entire family. The fun won't end until around 3am as the new year's celebration in the desert with also include a new year's cake, champagne, exotic dancer and prizes. The new year's eve party can be an addon to a day of dune bashing can be provided at an additional cost of the evening desert safari.