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Dubai Overnight Safari: Red Dunes, Camel Trek& BBQs at Al Khayma Camp

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    What to Expect
    We will first pick you from your hotel or location in a comfortable 4WD Land Cruiser and will journey to the Lahbab desert.

    A short break... Once at the desert, we will take a 20 minutes break before your safari starts. You can relax there, availing bathroom / toilet facilities or opting a Quad bike ride, while we prepare our vehicle for the off-road dune drive.

    Desert adventure time... Soon we go for a dune bashing ride that lasts 30-45 minutes. You can feel that peculiar excitement as your Land Cruiser climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Then try the adventure sport - desert dubai sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself and glide over the desert sands.

    Welcome to Al Khayma... Next we will head to Al Khayma - a Bedouin type campsite. We will lead you to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. Get seated there, tasting Qahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), Dates, as the sign of welcome.

    Time for ‘desert ship ride’... Go for a Camel ride around the camp premises and depending on the time, and own luck, view the desert sunset from a high dune.

    Free at leisure... Back at Al Khayma Camp, spend your time trying Shisha smoking, Henna painting. Put on local Arabian cloth and pose for photos with Falcon.

    Entertainment begins... At the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed first. You will soon be invited for a lavish buffet dinner full of Barbecue dishes. At the stage, the Belly dance will keep you entertained.

    Night at the desert...Pleasure of desert activities don’t end here, for you are going to experience the desert life in full with overnight stay in the camp. We will take you on Camelback near to the camp area where a fire is arranged for you. We will then give a demonstration session on how to make Arabic coffee / tea. Relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Our guide will add the fun with interesting desert stories. When it’s the time for sleep, we will return to the camp. Get back to your tent for a good sleep with the provided Bedouin-style bed, pillow and blanket.

    A new day starts... Wake up 15 minutes earlier the sunrise time for witnessing that view. Our guide will take you to desert on the Camel caravan, that are waiting outside the camp. Go for about 10-15 minutes Camel trekking. And capture that nice view of sunrise over sand dunes.

    Breakfast and farewell... Have a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast by 7:30 - 8:00 am, at Al Khayma after Camel trekking - a perfect conclusion for your overnight desert safari in Dubai! Later we will drop you back at your hotel or location.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup available from Dubai central hotels and Port Rashid (Dubai Port).
    Pickup service not available from Naif & Al Sabkha area's.
    Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable).
    Duration
    18h
    Inclusions
    • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel / location
    • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
    • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during transfers
    • English-speaking licensed driver
    • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
    • Sand boarding
    • Sunset photo stop (not guaranteed, 50% chance)
    • Welcome drinks with Dates
    • Henna painting for ladies
    • Falcon experience
    • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) free in the Shisha Area only
    • Shared camp, as per your selected option
    • Tanoura and belly dancing show
    • Unlimited water and soft drinks
    • Barbecue dinner (self-service open buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options)
    • Night Arabic Tea
    • Overnight stay in bedouin tent Non-AC
    • Night desert guide
    • Morning Camel trekking (10-15 min)
    • Morning Breakfast
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (not permitted)
    • Quad bike / Dune buggy activities (optional)
    • Towels
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding
    • Pick-up will be within the first 30-45 minutes of your booked time
    • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
    • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan (5th may - 4th June) you can watch Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for belly Dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
    • By UAE law, pregnant ladies and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. ( If this conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
    • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches or cell phones as the phone signal is not working in the desert.
    • Your belongings are your own responsibility and OceanAir is not responsible for any lost belongings in during the trip and in case if we found any belongings we try our best to deliver to whom they belong to.
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
    • Luggage is not allowed to carry during the tour, only a small backpack is allowed.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    It was a very pleasant experience! We enjoyed it very much. Hamdy was very friendly and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and informative about Dubai. He also is a great driver and amazing tour leader. He managed the time perfectly, we got to ride the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Samira S
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I was in the safari with my wife this day and it was an amazing day ! The Guide, Faiz do all thing with professional way so don’t hesitate to do it. GO !

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank AminEGY
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very harmful person , very helpful and always professional ! A very good guide that has allowed us to spend 6 hours of safari, camel ride, BBQ and traditional dancing in a very amazing way.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Christian C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Great guide, Funny Tour. PERFECT! Pick up at the hotel was on time, Very friendly driver. Driving to the dunes was amazing and the sandboarding is awesome

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank duy vu h
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The trip was very nice. We saw a lot different things. The desert tour was very funny. Sometimes it was a little bit stressful because of haven't enough time for taking picture of the landscape. Alex was also a great guide who was very friendly...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank TimelessPics
    OceanAirTravels, General Manager at OceanAir Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear TimelessPics, Greetings from OceanAir Travels! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us to others here in TripAdvisor, we are very happy to know that you had an amazing time on your trip. We very much enjoyed organizing this trip for you...More

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    kevinwQ4414ZC
    6 October 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings from OceanAir Travels. Please note that luggage is not allowed For desert safari you can carry Backpack Bag. Regards Lima | OceanAir Travels
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    Ivette N
    4 October 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Greetings from OceanAir Travels. There are 4 participants in a tent. If you request we can arrange it just for two. Regards Lima | OceanAir Travels
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    Taschia D
    26 March 2019|
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    Response from OceanAirTravels | Property representative |
    Hi, Pick up of the overnight safari is in between 01.50 PM - 02.35 PM and as it ’s a sharing tour, it’s not possible to leave early from the camp, drop off time will be around 08.30AM depending on traffic. Regards Lima... More
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