Sharjah
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Our most recommended Sharjah Desert Safaris

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and More

1. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and More

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

2. Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and venture to its pristine dunes. Enjoy an evening of adventure with a desert safari accompanied by dining, stargazing, and cultural experiences. Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located hotel. Meet your private driver and board your air-conditioned transportation. Admire the contrasts of the city’s urbanscape and the desert’s isolated sand dunes. Get a glimpse of agricultural life, rock formations in the desert. Visit the famous Fossil and Camel rocks. Thrill-seekers can sandboard and dune bash across the vast desert landscape. Drive to the Archaeology Museum in Sharjah which blends history, nature and culture. Gain insight on ancient Arab tradition. Take time to look around and take pictures. Capture breathtaking views of the desert during sunset. Enjoy a beautiful evening exploring the stars and planets with an experienced guide. Unwind with a traditional dinner at Mleiha Café before heading back to Dubai.

Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

3. Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Avoid the urban sprawl of Dubai on an action-packed experience in the desert. Drive across the dunes and visit a traditional Arabic Bedouin camp. Head to a Bedouin camp and experience the traditional Arabic reception of coffee and dates on arrival. See the camp at your own pace, cover yourself in traditional Arabic clothes, and take pictures. Have the opportunity to ride a camel and stop across the desert to watch the beautiful sunset. Enjoy having henna painted on your hands or feet. Listen to music while drinking tea or Arabic coffee at the campsite. Taste a delicious barbecue dinner and try the famous Arabic shisha water pipe. Gaze at a star-lit belly dance performance around the campfire before you return to Dubai or Sharjah.

Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

4. Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Get out of Dubai for a bit on a desert safari tour. Sit in a Bedouin tent and learn about desert life as you take part in traditional cultural activities. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Dubai. Hop into a 4x4 when you reach the outskirts of town and zip through the sand dunes on your way to the campsite. When you get there, go on a camel ride and experience this traditional form of desert transport. Follow up your ride with some flavored shisha in a Bedouin tent and try some sandboarding. Immerse yourself in the local culture with a captivating belly dance. Sip on some traditional Arabic coffee. After your cultural experience, venture out of the tent and enjoy the desert sunset. Afterward, try on traditional costumes or get a henna tattoo. Finish off your tour with a buffet dinner featuring local favorites. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour after dinner.

Hatta Safari & Honey Bee Garden Visit

5. Hatta Safari & Honey Bee Garden Visit

Start your half-day trip into the desert and the Hajar Mountains with a drive eastward through the desert interior. On the way, let your guide know if there are any sights that you want to see more of during your trip; your tour is private, so the schedule can be tailored to your wishes. As you head toward Hatta, watch as the landscapes change from open expanses to dunes, and then to the rocky foothills of the Hajar Mountains. Learn about Hatta from your guide and see an old trading settlement and rock pools nestled into the mountain slopes. Stop to enjoy a picnic breakfast and continue to Jebel Maleihah, nicknamed Fossil Rock after the ancient marine fossils embedded in its slopes. The Honeybee Garden is your next stop in Hatta where you learn all about the fascinating art of beekeeping and honey-making. Afterward, make your way through the imposing Hajjar mountains to Hatta Dam.

Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

6. Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari Private Tour and Camel Ride

7. Dubai: Morning Desert Safari Private Tour and Camel Ride

Rise and shine with a different view of the city on a morning desert safari private tour of Dubai with convenient pickup and drop-off service. Greet the day with the power of a well-equipped 4x4 vehicle as you conquer new horizons. Even hop on a camel for a sashay around the desert. After an early morning pickup, you'll head for the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle. Feel the freedom as you admire the local flora and fauna. See the early morning rays of sunlight hit the golden sands, and snap loads of memorable photos. Enjoy the beauty of the Arabian Desert and at the same time the comfort and convenience of a modern vehicle with all the amenities. Sit back and let your driver take over as the unique morning views rush past before concluding your tour exhilarated.

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What people are saying about Sharjah

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,839 reviews

From the pick-up to the course and the return journey, everything went well and on time. The drive through the red dunes is very impressive. The camels you meet along the way are very trusting and curious, a very nice experience. The museum visited is quite interesting, but you don't need to stay there very long. We could have left out the adjoining horse farm. The camp was very nicely furnished and decorated with seating and lots of lights and the BBQ was absolutely delicious. There were chicken legs, meat, vegetable and poultry skewers, rice, flatbread and much more. It was impossible. Cold drinks, coffee and tea were also available. After sunset, stargazing was another highlight. After an interesting, hot, adventurous and impressive day, we arrived back at the hotel shortly before 10 p.m. The shoes full of red sand and the head full of great impressions.

We had a fantastic adventure and our driver made our trip a 5 star experience. Very friendly, helpful and fun. He even took lots of pictures for us. I would highly recommend using his services. It was the prefect end to our holiday. We will be back! Thank you

Ahmed was welcoming and friendly on our Dubai safari trip. He accommodated everyone and enhanced our experience today. Very happy for this experience and customer service.

Ammar is a friendly guy, very good driver and always helpful. He gave us all the information and answered questions. Very good show. Highly recommended.

A great experience this Safari. Thanks to Ali and colleagues for their kindness. I recommend this trip with Ammar Organisation.