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Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with Quad Bike, Camels, and BBQ

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with Quad Bike, Camels, and BBQ

From US$ 80 per person

Enjoy a wonderful drive to the Abu Dhabi desert and indulge in thrilling desert activities like desert dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding, and quad biking followed by some interesting activities at a traditional desert campsite.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
At your accommodation in central Abu Dhabi City or at the port or airport in Abu Dhabi. Pickup from any location outside the city is limited and will incur an additional charge. Please note that pickup will be within the first 30 minutes of your booked time. Any pickup far from the city limits is available with an extra cost based on your location.
Private or small groups available


  • Be thrilled and chilled at the same time with desert dune bashing
  • Test own gliding skills by sand-surfing the dunes
  • Take a ride on the ship of the desert, the camel
  • Feel the pleasure of off-road drive with a quad biking session
  • Live like a Bedouin for a while in a typical desert camp, and be served a delicious BBQ dinner
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation or another central location and be driven straight to the Abu Dhabi desert. This desert is a haven of peace for all people alike. Once you reach the desert, you will be taken to a camel farm nearby. Get ready for a thrilling dune bashing session. Enjoy moving up and down the dunes in a 4WD vehicle, led by a seasoned driver, and feel the adrenaline rush. Once the dune bashing is done, try out sandboarding, another thrilling desert sport. Glide down the dunes with both your feet strapped to a board. Amidst all the fun, do not forget to capture some cool photographs of the beautiful desert landscape.  Then it is time to drive to the desert camp. Here, be welcomed with Gahwa (Arabic coffee) and dates. Once you have refreshed yourself, it is the time to step out of the camp and go for a quad bike ride for about 10 minutes. The beauty of this activity is that it lets you experience self-driving in the desert at its best. Afterwards, you then go for a short camel ride and feel the aura of the desert as the gentle animal moves at a leisurely pace.  After the camel ride, head to the camp to catch the sunset from the top dunes. Partake in some traditional Arabian activities such as an Arabian makeover, shisha smoking, henna tattooing, and posing with a falcon, before enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner. To wind down the evening, enjoy an entertaining Tanoura and a breathtaking belly dance performance. The campsite and the activities in it have been designed to give you a special feeling of the Bedouin desert life from the bygone eras. Once you are done at the camp and it is time to call it a day in the desert, you will be returned to your pickup location.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned 4WD
  • Licensed safari driver
  • Dune bashing for 40 to 45 minutes
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Quad biking for 10 minutes
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha smoking
  • Arabian makeover and photo with Falcon
  • Tanoura and Nashaat ladies dance shows
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above
  • Alcohol beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All participants must sign an indemnity form before the tour
  • You are solely responsible when quad biking so any damage, injuries, or items lost are not covered by insurance
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Children under 3 years old, pregnant women, those with back or neck pain, or those with serious medical conditions are not allowed on this tour
  • It is recommended not to eat 2 to 3 hours before the tour to avoid any vomiting or sickness during the dune bashing
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Your pick up time will be within the first 30 minutes of your booked time
  • Entertainment activities (Tanoura and Nashaat dance shows) will not be available on special Islamic days as per UAE law
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 151 reviews

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It was a great trip to the desert and arabic culture. Dune bashing with driver Biju was so thrilling. The photographs he took were amazing. Quad bike, arabic dress , dance everything was superb. I enjoyed each bit of it. Our guide and driver Biju made the trip memorable with all his experience. Will choose ocean them again. Thanks

March 14, 2020

My husband and I did the desert safari everything was great from pick up to drop off. Our guide(Faisel) was fun and relaxed and kept things moving at a good pace while not feeling rushed at all. He tried to make sure we got to do what we liked throughout. The dune bashing was awesome! Camel ridng was cool over the beautiful dunes of the desert. We loved the quad bikes. And the dinner food was amazing! They did a very nice little dance show at the end as well. Would give it 10 stars if we could. Our guide Faisal was awesome!!! He listened to our groups wants and took as many pictures as we wanted. We highly recommend doing the tour and we are not people that typically do group tours.

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March 3, 2020

Hammer experience - must do! Very quick and friendly communication with the provider. We were picked up from the hotel on time. Our guide / driver gave everything in dune bashing (nothing for weak stomachs) and was also great at taking photos. The whole program is of course very touristic, but we found it fantastic. Thank you very much!!!

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February 8, 2020

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