Everything You Need to Know About Desert Safaris in Dubai


There is no better way to admire Dubai’s raw allure than with a trip to its untouched desert landscape. To get the best out of it, make sure that you take a fully guided desert safari tour.

It is loaded with the most exciting adventures and cultural experiences, ranging from 4X4 dune bash, camel ride, and quad biking to henna tattooing, Shisha smoking and photographic chance in traditional Emirati costumes. For an all-inclusive experience, go on an evening desert safari complete with BBQ dining and live Arabic-style shows including Belly Dance and Tanura.

Here is all you need to know about Desert Safaris in Dubai, including the many types of desert safaris, activities, and much more.

Desert Safaris In Dubai

Morning Safari

You’re in for a treat if you can get up before sunrise. Early in the morning, when the desert is at its coolest, a morning Dubai desert safari is a really refreshing experience. The dawn over the dunes is a spectacular sight to see. Make your buddies envious by capturing this stunning beauty with your camera. You’ll also get the opportunity to take a hot air balloon flight over the sea of gold beneath you. Quad bikes, camel rides, and sandboarding are among the various activities available. The morning safari is usually 4-5 hours long, but if your travel agency agrees, you can easily extend it.


All Day Safaris

This option allows you to see the desert at all times of the day. From a crisp morning sunrise to a delicious meal while watching a belly dance performance, there’s something for everyone. It’s essentially an extension of the morning desert safari. Because this is a less common option, check with your operators before making a reservation. The benefit of this tour is that you may combine hot air balloons and dining in one trip, which is not possible with the other time options.

Evening Safari

If getting up early isn’t your thing, this is a great alternative because you can watch the sunset. Take a camel ride whilst enjoying the view over a dune, or chase it down in your jeep. The journey will begin between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and will last approximately 6 to 7 hours. After the Evening Safari desert tour, there will be beverages and dinner at a campground. Most tour providers offer a traditional shisha drink, as well as vegan and non-vegetarian options, but it’s best to double-check before booking.

Overnight Safari

Lying on chilly beaches under a starry sky, watching the sand reflect the moon’s white brightness. Don’t you want to have a beautiful experience like this? This takes a different amount of time depending on the operator. The ideal amount of time for the entire experience is 10 hours. During the Overnight Dubai Desert safari, you will get a unique opportunity to discover the desert and participate in as many activities as possible. The photography in their traditional clothing and relaxing in a Bedouin-style bed would be the highlight of the trip at this time. The icing on the cake is that you will be able to witness both sunrise and dawn.

Things to do in Desert Safari

Quad Biking

Most operators make this an optional activity that you must pay for separately due to a lack of time and the fact that it is a costly activity. It’s also possible that your trip operator won’t tell you about it. We strongly encourage you to participate in this activity; it is ideal for those seeking an adrenaline rush. If you’re a seasoned quad biker, the dunes of the United Arab Emirates’ deserts will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Amateurs will have a great time as their guide assists them in navigating the desert.


Camel Ride

On a traditional “ship of the sea,” traverse the deserts of the United Arab Emirates. Climb atop a camel and live out your dream of touring the Middle East like a royal. It is one of the main sights of a desert safari in the United Arab Emirates. Rather than the jerky ride of a Hummer, a camel safari allows you to enjoy the delights of the desert at a leisurely pace.

Sand Boarding

Snowboarding is no longer popular; instead, sandboarding is the latest trend that everyone wants to attempt. Sandboarding is a sport that involves sliding down sand dunes on a board comparable to that used in snowboarding. The best aspect is that you don’t need any prior experience with this activity to try it out on the milder slopes. For the more adventurous, the United Arab Emirates has some of the world’s largest sand dunes, reaching heights of 300 meters and even higher.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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