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Half-Day Desert Safari

  • 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
Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$82.00
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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.
Reviews (261)
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Reviewed today via mobile
Very organized and amazing tour guide!

From start to finish, everything was in order and had a great experience. Ajeeb was our tour guide and he made sure that we were comfortable and having a good time. He always offered any assistance that he could provide such as asking us of...More

Thank Concierge_KNOBY
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing experience

I did the Desert Safari with Hafik and was great! Such a nice experience and adventure! He took a great care of our group, showed and explain everything for us and was always available to assist. All people was very kind and this tour is...More

Thank lilb_c
Reviewed yesterday
Desert Rose evening safari - worth visiting

Driver Hafik picked us from the hotel on time and we headed to desert. It took about 1 hour to get there when the all fun began. Driving over the dunes was very thrilling and kids liked a lot (a lot of laugh from the...More

Thank Finish_traveller
Reviewed 2 days ago
Must Do in Abu Dhabi

We moved to Abu Dhabi from the US and was told by several people that we must experience a desert safari. We waited until after summer to go, November seemed to be a good choice because the weather was great. Our driver Selimu was experienced...More

Thank kristinbern
Reviewed 5 days ago
Never to miss activity in your UAE itinerary

We went for a half day (3-9pm), safari experience, which included different fun activities to fill 6 hrs. Of course the highlight was ride in the dunes, an amazing experience. Our guide and driver Rafeeque seemed to be very well experienced for the challenging dunes,...More

Thank NorthStar718275
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Could be a bit much for a 3 year old given the length of time and the heat. You would need to contact the operators. The 4WD cars we were in were not equipped with booster seats etc. and the nights entertainment whilst very... More
19 September 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the late reply. Like the others I would contact them direct. We were picked up from the hotel we were at, but there are other places they can pick up. There were 6 of us and the driver. But about another 10... More
26 August 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, a member of their booking team will be in contact with you and ask where you are staying. Then a confirmation email with pick up times from your own hotel or location you are at.