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Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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icon4 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Take a dune drive across the red sands outside Dubai while exploring the desert by 4WD vehicle. You’ll experience the thrill of dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Upgrade your 4-Hour morning or afternoon adventure to a 7-hour and linger for a scenic sunset, with the addition of a barbecue dinner at a Bedouin-style desert camp. You’re treated like a VIP with belly dancing, henna, and other entertainment.
  • Get an adrenaline rush while dune bashing in Lahbab desert for 30-40 minutes
  • Enjoy camel rides, sandboarding, and photo ops from the highest desert dunes
  • Treat your eyes with live entertainment showcasing Tanura & Belly Dance
  • Savor delicious BBQ and local cuisine buffet (veg & non-veg)
  • Choose from 4-hour or longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour
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Pick-up and drop off from your selected hotel
Licensed English-speaking safari guide with in 4x4 vehicle
Cold bottled water in vehicle
Dune bashing 30-45 minutes
Sand-boarding in the desert
Short camel rides
Sunset photo stop in the desert
Welcome greet at camp with Qawha (Arabic coffee), dates & Lugamat (traditional sweet)
All desert camp activities including BBQ buffet dinner, Shisha pipe, Tanura & Belly Dance show, henna painting, camel rides and unlimited soft drinks – (with the 7-hour tour option)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the desert camp)
Quad bikes

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup from any hotel in Dubai and Port Rashid (Cruise terminal). Pickup from Jebal Ali and Investment Park or other locations available on additional cost. Pick-up time will be within 45 minutes before the tour start-time.


  • Port Rashid

Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp'.

Start your experience with pickup in a safari-style 4WD vehicle from your central Dubai hotel and zoom into the remote Lahbab desert that lies outside the city.

During the drive, your guide answers any questions and shares information about the region. Head off road into bright red dunes and have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sand. During a break to gather the convoy, make use of optional quad bikes on-site. Then hold tight as you cruise toward the highest slopes. Feel the adrenaline race as your 4x4 plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sand in the process. 

Reach a high desert dune for a photo stop and admire 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets (afternoon tour). Take a camel ride and surf the dunes on a sandboard before you continue on to a Bedouin-style camp hidden in the middle of the desert (if upgrade selected).

The 4-hour tour ends here and you are returned to your Dubai hotel.

For those who have chosen a 7-hour tour, proceed to a torchlit camp, settle inside a cushion-strewn tent, and savor some fresh Arabian coffee and dates. Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available: smoke a shisha (water pipe), decorate your hands with henna designs, and take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes.

As dusk falls, dig into a scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas and mineral water, and additional drinks (own expense) from the bar. While you eat, enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and tanoura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. If you wish, click snaps with Arabian falcons at the camp.

Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4, where your experience concludes with a hotel drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
  • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
  • The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
  • The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August).
  • Tour duration includes pickup and travel time.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dream Journey Tourism
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options.
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options.
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Not worth it for the camel nor for the people." See review
  • "When you get to the main camp the camel riding, henna and falconry are optional." See review


1,820 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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A day you will never forget
, Jan 2022
This was one of the best days/night of my life. What an incredible tour and trip. Our tour guide was so kind and attentive. His name was P_v_Mohammed. I highly recommend this tour. I chose the 7 hour option and it was filled with culture, beautiful foods, sights, and all you could ever ask for.
Good fun
, Jan 2022
The activities were great, dune bashing and sand-boarding were lots of fun. The entertainment afterwards was good, although seating arrangement could have been made better. The food was quite bland though, otherwise it would be five stars.
We took short program,...
, Jan 2022
We took short program, without dinner. Thanks to guide Ibrahim the ride was safe and interesting. Beautiful sunset in desert worth it.
, Jan 2022
Mohammad was my tour guide. He was very kind, and energetic. He made the tour really fun and he has great photo skills. If you get him during your tour you’ll be in good hands. 10/10 experience
, Jan 2022
With ismail it was a very good afternoon. Hé is an exellent driver Thanks you Les dunes étaient belles
Great experience with the...
, Jan 2022
Great experience with the most funny guide we’ve had in Dubai. Worth every penny and 100% a mist while staying in Dubai!
Impressive say
, Jan 2022
impressive and our guide Ikhalq is a friendly and an experienced guide. we had a really nice day! Next year we will come back!
Amazing trip with the...
, Jan 2022
Amazing trip with the best guy Said , nice atmosphere . Said did take us to the best places and he s doing amazing photos . We had a lot of fun. I recommand it , 5 stars trip.
Awesome experience
, Jan 2022
The Sunset was gorgeous on the dunes and sand surfing was so fulfilling. The guide was kind and very attentive to our needs. One note, don’t buy scarfs inside the shops for 50 Durham. They can be bought at 10 and less outside
The trip was good,...
, Jan 2022
The trip was good, Ibrahim our guide was the best! he made sure we all had a great experience. dune bashing and our time in the desert was the highlight but the camel riding was very short

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