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Half-Day Desert Safari

Highlights
  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
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Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
US$82.00
Overview
Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.

Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.

On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.

Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).

With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Hot... but lots of fun

Ubaid our driver was wonderful, very skillful and had the ability to assess his passengers to gave them the best experience, added to that he looked as though he loved doing it. Despite the fact that we did it in 44C it was wonderful. The...More

Thank Sanet T
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.ubaid is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eventful Evening in the Arabian Gulf.

On my stopover to Boston i had a chance to layover in Abu dhabi to visit my brother. He convinced me to spend an evening in the desert and promised it would be a thrill evening and indeed it was. An Expert Venkatesh booked us...More

Thank Rkabs
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.venkitesh is one of our best and experienced staff . We will praise him for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
at the desert

the activity was fun especially the dune bashing. feels like riding the big waves in the ocean. kudos to the driver Saad, that made our trip safe and amazing. good job to the whole Desert Rose tourism team. 👍More

Thank scottie032
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.saad is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Desert Rose safari

This tour was amazing,had such a wonderful time,I really think it's a must do when in Abu Dhabi! Our guide Iqbal was super,such a great driver and also took great pictures of me! Highly recommendMore

Thank Monica S
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.iqbal is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What a thrill. Along with the animals and the evening show with dinner

We had a fantastic time. Picked up from our hotel right on time and took the same vehicle straight into the desert with a small stop to lower the tyre pressures. Ajeeb was our driver/tour guide and did a wonderful job. The evening entertainment was...More

Thank Bruce B
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.Ajeeb is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

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Heike v
29 June 2018|
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Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn’t really be a problem from an airport hotel, would probably be picked up 2:45ish to join the others.
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