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Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 164 per person

Experience desert life on this tour from Dubai to the Red Dunes and Al Khayma Camp. Enjoy dune bashing, camel riding, a BBQ dinner, dance shows, stargazing, and staying overnight in the desert.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels and apartments. As well as from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, and Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee. Pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time, depending on your location.
Small group available

Experience

Itinerary
17 hours
  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

  • Lahbab Desert (quad bike ride)

    • Optional
  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (camel ride)

  • Coffee, free time, local snacks

  • Camp activities, bbq

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (overnight stay)

  • Camel ride

  • Breakfast

  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the desert
  • Take an exciting dune bashing drive through the red dunes
  • Improve your surfing skills with desert sandboarding
  • Enjoy a camel caravan trip across the desert dunes
  • Eat a barbecue dinner accompanied by shisha, henna, tanoura and Khaliji dance
Full description

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day.

After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts.

Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes.

Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome.

Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting.

Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. Enjoy a lavish barbecue buffet dinner while a Khaliji dancer keeps you entertained. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the essence and magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope. Later, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee or tea as you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above.

Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp.

Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast.

Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Henna painting (for women only)
  • Arabian makeover with falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor)
  • Tanura Nashaat dance show
  • Ladies Khaliji dance
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Gaymat (sweets) Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Barbecue buffet (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
  • Stargazing with a telescope
  • Overnight stay in the Desert
  • Night desert guide
  • Rogag (Arabic bread)
  • Chai (Arabic tea)
  • Shower room facility
  • Morning camel trek
  • Arabic breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike/dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Towels
  • Pickup from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels (meet at the nearby Stella Di Mare Hotel)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • Overnight stay in Bedouin tent is not air-conditioned
  • Not recommended to bring valuables
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • It is recommended that you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the activity provider's insurance does not cover it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 675 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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OceanAir Travels is simply amazing. Had the best time of my life exploring the majestic lahbab deserts. My tour guide Imran Khan was courteous,jovial and friendly. He made dune bashing and sandboarding an absolutely fun experience. All the activities were professionally arranged and meticulously executed. my favourite part of the night was drinking karak tea and smoking shisha. sleeping overnight in the desert was a fantastic experience. Do It!. Once again, I would like to thank Imran and team from OceanAir Travels for organising such an amazing experience for all of us. thank you and look forward to more adventures with OceanAir Travels.

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November 23, 2022

We had a great time during our overnight stay. The food is amazing and the team very funny and helpful (our guide Imran especially). The camp is nice and the activities offered are a lot of fun, including some very interesting and entertaining stargazing. Recommend adding a buggy / quad trip to the experience - worth it!

November 18, 2022

A must do experience if you find yourself in Dubai. Perfectly organized tour, the guide picks you up at the hotel, then takes you to the desert where you can first choose to take a quad or a buggy (separate payment). After the driver with a 4x4 takes you to ride the desert dunes and sandboarding, photos and then takes you to the camp where you have a sunset camel ride then a buffet dinner, dance show, star view with telescope and then overnight in a Bedouin tent. in the morning at 6am walk with camels with sunrise view. Typical breakfast and then they take you back to the hotel.

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November 15, 2022

Product ID: 176457