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Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Take a 4-wheel drive adventure in the Ras Al Khaimah desert on this half-day tour. Opt to take a camel ride, get a henna tattoo, watch traditional tannora and belly dance performances, and cap it all off with a barbecue buffet under the night sky. Round-trip transportation from Ras Al-Khaimah
  • Half-day 4WD desert safari from Ras Al-Khaimah
  • Visit a local camel farm
  • Optional camel ride at the encampment
  • Enjoy traditional henna tattooing
  • Barbecue dinner in a tent under the stars
  • Round-trip hotel transportation
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Pick-up and drop off, Dune drive
Sunset watch, Sand boarding & Camel rides
Henna painting & Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner
Full buffet dinner, Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea
Shawerma station & Arabic bread station
Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes
Belly dance show & Traditional tannora dance
Alcoholic drinks

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3:00 PM
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Be ready for convenient late-afternoon pickup at your hotel in Ras Al-Khaimah. Climb into an off-road vehicle with your guide and group, then relax in air-conditioned comfort and leave the desert driving to the experts. 

Watch the city scenery turn into desert dunes, stopping first at a camel farm to observe the animals and learn about the different types that populate the area. 

Arrive at a campsite deep in the desert, where you will sip some traditional Arabic coffee and eat some dates as a welcome refreshment. If you so choose, ride a camel for a tour of the encampment or get a henna tattoo on your feet or hands. Watch a traditional tannorah folk dance, smoke shisha, and indulge in barbecue dinner under the stars followed by a belly dance performance. 

Return to your hotel the way you came for drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)
  • If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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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.

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Great tour!
, May 2022
Everything was good, friendly guides, good location, entertaining show , possibility to walk and go sightseeing on your own - overall great tour!
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience done it many times over a few decades always like the first time every time … great to come back with my kids and see them enjoy also
Great afternoon of fun!
, Apr 2022
Lovely afternoon. Dune safari was excellent fun, with a great driver - Mohammed, who look after us. The bbq and show at the camp were well organised and entertaining. A short camel ride was included as well as soft drinks and sand boarding. Picked up from RAK at 3pm and back shortly after 9pm.
Great afternoon and evening
, Jan 2022
Great afternoon and evening, 4x4 dune drive was excellent, the fire and dancing show was very good, as was the short camel ride. Would recommend.
Sunset views the highlight
, Jan 2022
A fun afternoon/evening. Highlight was the view across the desert at sunset. Food was plentiful and the entertainment was 'entertaining'. Driver was a bit crazy on the journey!!
Something for everyone - a good value for money.
, Dec 2021
This tour has something for everyone. From thrill seeker to love of arts and culture. This tour has adventure: off-roading through the desert, dune bashing and dune buggy rides to camel rides, Arabic coffee and dates, a bar, buffet dinner and incredible middle eastern and fire dancers. If you do not like the dune bashing, you can stay at the camp or request a gentle safari ride. The dancers were incredible and so talented. Our driver Imran was so kind and generous with his time. The camp is better than I expected but a bit rustic. Don't expect much from the buffet meal - you get fed but it's not the reason for going. Areas of improvement: 1. better communication before the tour to confirm, etc.. 2. Less waiting time after adventure rides and the show and dinner begin
Unforgettable trip
, Oct 2021
This was absolutely fantastic trip, our driver was amazing his driving skills are top and it made the ride unforgettable. We really loved the show as well at the camp and camel ride. Overall we would highly recommend this trip as you will remember this for life.
Dessert Adventure
, Jul 2021
-The pick up at hotel was in time. -Well english speaking driver/guide -dune bushing was excellent. You feel yourselves safe and comf. -sunset in the dessert -Comfort at the camp. Try arabian coffee. -Food and other drinks average. -Camel riding possible -Show programm well performed -additional cost for quad is to high (80,-€ for two persons)
Excellent value great experience
, Jan 2021
I have been on one of these a few years ago but this one was much better very good value for money and a great way to spend a afternoon
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Nice afternoon/evening
, Feb 2020
Worth doing this once, more touristic than native. Nice dinner. At the end of the day we were happy on our way home
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent night
, Jan 2020
great service and great excursion , evening entertainment was really good and food was ok I would definitely recommend this trip
Thrilling afternoon in the desert
, Mar 2019
The desert sand, the dunes that we sadly bashed a few times, the sunset and the entertainment was thoroughly enjoyable. Nature at its best pulled out all the stops for us! Our 4wd driver and guide Hidayaat, did promise a fun safari which he did deliver. This was my second time although the last time was more than 10 years ago. I had forgotten what it was like. I could make it a hat trick just being out on the sands and the drive! Fab afternoon !
Very good tour started at pick up...
Shereen L
, Jan 2018
Very good tour started at pick up 1500 finished at 2000 could have been an hour shorter as there was a lot of time hanging around the camp not doing much. Camp was nice they have one camel you can walk a few paces on get another person to take pictures for you or you can buy from them at 75d each.
Beware, not for the faint hearted...
kevin o
, Oct 2017
Beware, not for the faint hearted, especailly if you get the right driver . Brilliant value
What a fabulous experience! The...
Toni W
, Apr 2017
What a fabulous experience! The drivers were very professional, good fun and made the afternoon memorable. Well worth the money!
Everyone said this was a trip I must...
Russell A
, Feb 2017
Everyone said this was a trip I must do and they were all correct. It is great fun if a little scary but we had a very good driver and always felt safe. The evening entertainment and food were excellent. A great afternoon and evening and the chance to get some fantastic photos.
Absolutely fantastic...
, Jan 2017
Absolutely fantastic afternoon/evening. We were picked up from the hotel on time and were escorted by the driver who also picked up some more people from another hotel to where we were going. We were met by lots of other 4X4's and formed a type of caravan so we were not alone. The afternoon consisted of going over the dunes int he 4X4's which was tremendous fun and watching the sunset before we headed off the to dinner. The camp was lovely and the entertainment was really good. Only downside was the food wasn't anything to write home about. There were lots of staff who were trying to sell you alcohol, sand bottled, shisha etc but no-one was pushy and we were able to politely say no.They stopped asking once you did. All in all great value for money and if I ever went to RAK again I would definitely try and book this tour. This made our holiday.
Si te toca en la última fila de la camioneta no se ve nada
, Oct 2021
Si los 6 pasajeros de la camioneta pagamos lo mismo no puede ser que nos toque en el asiento de Hasta atrás A algunos que no se ve nada. Se deberían de cambiar los lugares a la mitad del safari en camioneta para que todos puedan disfrutar. No lo recomiendo sabiendo que no se preocupan por eso.
Safari Desert
, Mar 2020
Tres bien organisé,très bon buffet, 3 beaux spectacles pendant le repas Mais,trop touristique a mon gout avec les boutiques ; de plus possibilité de faire du buggy ou quad : mais les tarifs sont chères. Enfin,le chauffeur qu'on a eu n'était vraiment pas sympa, il nous a bien fait ressentir qu'il faisait juste son travail. Cest dommage.

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