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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 3 days ago via mobile
wonderful experience

a recommendable experience, very attentive people who made a great day, especially the hafick guide.

1  Thank dominic v
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Desert Rose Safari Tour with Hafid

Fantastic afternoon and evening. The sand dune bashing was very exciting. Hafid was a very experienced driver. Camel rides and Henna painting was fun. Delicious Arabic meal and fantastic entertainment. It was hot but a great desert experience.

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent Experience

The overall experience is great! Service is good, evening shows are amazing, and pickup from/dorp-off at the hotel service is comfortable. Would recommend friends for this for sure!

1  Thank Bozhang L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fantastic experience!

Kabeer the driver was very kind and helpful. He drove very good in the Desert and the Safari was really fun. A stop at a farm of Camels for some photos and off we go...Up and Down !!! Nobody was seasick and Kabeer asked every...More

Thank nad2016mad
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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.kabeer is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dune Bashing and Dinner

One of the best activities I've ever done. The staff is excellent. They are very friendly and helpful. Our driver, Salim, is awesome and a fantastic driver. Everyone including the kids that were ages 9 and 10 enjoyed themselves.More

Thank palarice
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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.salim is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

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shyjo
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
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shyjo
19 September 2018|
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Response from BBQ05 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, best to contact company, the times for pick up differ for each point. We had 6 pax in vehicle plus the driver, they use 4 wheel drive vehicles, so not large groups together but the company has many vehicles.
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srussell23
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.
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