Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Escape from hustle & bustle of city life on this sunset safari, a trip to red dunes desert with full of adventures like dune bashing, sand surfing, and camel trekking. Finish your day with Bedouin activities and a BBQ dinner at Al Khayma

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
· Complimentary pick up is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels, apartments also from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). · Pick up from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. · Pick up will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location.


  • Feel the thrill of an off-road ride during desert dune bashing
  • Feast on a scrumptious BBQ meal with delicious desserts
  • Receive an Arabic makeover, smoke shisha, or get a henna tattoo
  • Watch an entertaining Tanoura and Khaliji dance show
  • Hop on the camel to go trekking to view the beautiful sunset
Full description

Start the tour by getting picked up by the Safari Captain from your hotel or selected location. Take a 45-minute drive in a 4x4 to the Lahbab Red Dunes Desert. When you arrive, stop in the rest area to make use of the available bathroom facilities. First, go for an optional short quad bike ride as the 4-wheel drive vehicle gets ready for the dune bashing adventure.

Enjoy the dune bashing session across the red dunes for 30-45 minutes. Feel the thrill as your experienced driver takes you up and down the dunes to smash some sand.

After this, try your hand at sandboarding and surf on the sand, down the dunes. Your Safari Captain will capture these exquisite moments on camera for you. Next, proceed to the Al Khayma Camp for a camel ride and the chance to enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings. Listen as your Safari Captain explains in detail all the traditional camp activities.

Get yourself seated and enjoy a warm welcome with Gahwa, Gaymat (Arabic coffee/sweets), and dates. Finally, savor a flavorsome barbeque meal with BBQ dishes and salads followed by desserts. After this, rest up for some time before the entertainment at the camp begins. Enjoy the special Bedouin activities in the camp such as dressing up in traditional Arabic dress, posing with a falcon, henna tattooing, and shisha smoking.

Watch the live Tanoura and Belly dance shows. Then, as the camping ends, get taken back to your preferred location or hotel by the Safari Captain.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Arabian makeover with Falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) in the Shisha Area
  • Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji dance performances
  • Barbecue buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Quad bike activities (optional ​with extra cost - approx. $41 for single drive and 55 for double drive)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding and bring a light jacket (Nov-April)
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during dune bashing
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
  • 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
  •  Entertainment activities (Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji dance shows) won’t be available on special Islamic days as per UAE law
  • Pickup is not available from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels due to traffic, instead, customers can be picked up from the Stella Di Mare Hotel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 275 reviews

Review summary

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We had such a great day with our guide Sharaf. He was friendly and knowledgeable about not only our activities but also gave us a lot of insight into the culture of Dubai and the UAE. We really enjoyed the dune buggy’s and the dune crashing as well as the sand surfing. It was HOT but he did all he could to keep us hydrated and cool. He took some amazing pictures of us as well doing the various activities. The BBQ was delicious and had lots of options and the after dinner show was a lot of fun! Totally recommend this experience and our guide!

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August 9, 2022

Akbal was our guide. He was amazing. Super friendly and knowledgeable about the many areas. He was also very patient and generous. He was an awesome guide. This experience was the best of any experiences. This attraction satisfied the thrill seeking in me. I was scared to do the sand boarding, but Akbol gave solid instruction and it was such an amazing experience. We did way more on this excursion than I expected!!! It was full of activity, fun, dancing,riding…. And FOOD was amazing!!! The entertainment was a topper too! This is an amazing bang for your buck. Experience the city in a whole new way. See the sights, smell the fire, feel the heat and touch the magic that has made this city the wonder it is…. 6 golden stars! Victory, winning and Love!!!!

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July 15, 2022

Today we went in our desert safari with our brilliant guide Aku we had such a fantastic day Aku was a very helpful and attentive guide nothing was too much trouble the dune safari was incredible camel ride and experience with the bird of prey were wonderful the BBQ was a gorgeous selection of food and then we ended the day with a fire eater and other brilliant acts! If you are looking for an all day excursion you couldn’t do better than to book this as it was 10/10

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May 21, 2022

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