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Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

1. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose between a 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, and a camel ride, or the 7-hour tour option which adds on a BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive across the desert. Feel your adrenaline rush as you slide across from one dune to another in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take you further into the desert, up to a high desert dune for a photo stop. From here, admire beautiful 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing), before heading to the desert camp. The 4-hour tour program ends here, and you will be returned to your hotel. If you've chosen the 7-hour option, your tour will continue with a visit to the hidden desert camp. Arrive at camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates, and Lugamat (a traditional sweet). Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available at the camp. Hop on a camel for a short ride, try a shisha pipe, decorate your hands with Henna tattoos, or take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes. As the night settles in, enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. Don’t forget to snap some photos with the Arabian falcons that are present at the camp. Finally, after the last show, return to your hotel in Dubai.

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Red Dune Desert Safari, Quad bike, Sandboarding & Camel Ride

2. Red Dune Desert Safari, Quad bike, Sandboarding & Camel Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes of the surrounding Arabian Desert. Go dune bashing and sandboarding, ride a camel, and take an optional quad bike ride. Satisfy your sense of adventure, whether traveling as a family, couple, or solo. Choose from a shared or private option, and experience the legendary hospitality. Get picked up from your hotel in a 4x4 vehicle and journey to the remote desert area of Lahbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Upon arrival at Lahbab, take a short break while your driver deflates the vehicle's tires to get a better grip on the sand. Hop on a camel to take pictures or have a short 2-3 minute ride on them around a track. Maybe even choose the optional quad bike experience (age-restricted). Then, head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser and hold on to your hat as the vehicle slips and slides on a rollercoaster ride across the dunes.  Go deeper inside the desert to get the best views possible and catch your breath on the highest dune. Try your hand at sandboarding and "surf" the sand, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views.  After the desert adventure, get dropped off back at the hotel.

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Dubai: Red Dune Safari with Quad Bike, Sandboard & Camels

3. Dubai: Red Dune Safari with Quad Bike, Sandboard & Camels

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in a 4×4 then heads to the remote Lahbab Desert where adventure awaits. Along the way, receive tips and recommendations from your driver to enhance your stay in Dubai, and soak up breathtaking views of the silky red sand dunes. Upon arrival in the desert, enjoy a relaxing camel ride through the dunes or an exciting quad bike adventure whilst your driver deflates the tires for the ride ahead. Once the tires are ready, hop back in the 4×4 and let the fun begin as you slip and slide from one dune to another. Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you soar through the sand dunes, and soak up incredible views across the desert along the way. Midway through the drive make a stop to take some photos of the landscape and have a go at sandboarding.

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Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

4. Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your escort-guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.

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Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

5. Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

Try something different during your time in Dubai and get bird's eye views of the city on a parasailing activity with up to 3 of your friends. Soar through the sky as you are towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing known as a parasail. Benefit from all necessary equipment and safety gear as you are pulled by a brand new boat with an amazing music system. Speed above the water as your parasail is attached by a harness to a boat powerful enough to accommodate 2 or 3 people parasailing at the same time. Rise up to an altitude of about 500 feet (150 meters) for extraordinary views of city sights, such as Dubai Marina, the luxury waterfront homes and buildings of Jumeirah Beach Residence, and even the iconic Burj al Arab. The Parasailing ride will take 8min to 10mins depends on the wind condition.

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60, 75 or 99-Minutes Dubai Marina Landmarks Speedboat Tour

6. 60, 75 or 99-Minutes Dubai Marina Landmarks Speedboat Tour

Cruise through Dubai Marina, marveling at its spectacular modern skyline, the exclusive yachts in dock and the vibrant urban lifestyle that the development supports. Take you past the Yacht Club, the five-star hotels along the beach and the fabulous JBR Walk. Discover Dubai’s new development the Bluewater Island, located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach. It sits alongside two hotels, a few high-end restaurants, and residential apartments and features the famous Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. There is no better way to experience Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR, than from the sea. Capture the amazing waterfront community come to life as you cruise by. See the iconic five star Atlantis Hotel. The hotel has one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world and is a spectacle to see from the water. You will be given the ideal view of this magnificent building, truly a modern day wonder of Dubai. A must see in Dubai and there is no better way to see this hotel than from the sea. We’ll get you up close and personal with this hotel providing great photo opportunities as well.  • 99 minutes - The Original Tour of Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, The Atlantis and Palm Jumeirah Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, JBR, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab • 75 minutes - The Atlantis Tour  Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, JBR, and Atlantis • 60 minutes - The Marina Cruise  Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, and JBR Go for an up-close photo-opportunity with help from your professional skippers at one of the key sights and make this once in lifetime experience a memorable one.

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Dubai: Jet Ski Tour including Burj Khalifa and the Marina

7. Dubai: Jet Ski Tour including Burj Khalifa and the Marina

Meet your guide at the jet ski station near the Burj Al Arab. Set sail from the famous Dubai Fish Market. Stop in front of Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7-star hotel and have your photo taken by your guide. Enter the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. Cruise through the lagoon and admire the Dubai Marina skyline and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Marvel at Ain Dubai, the world’s biggest wheel. Pass by the sheik’s private island, a sight that few people get the chance to see up close. Enjoy an amazing view of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Take in the downtown Dubai skyline as you make your way back. Set your own pace—there’s no need to rush through all the beautiful sights. Up to two people can ride one jet ski, making this a great activity for couples, friends, and family.

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Dubai: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

8. Dubai: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

Witness the beauty of the Dubai Marina from a unique perspective with this luxury cruise. Begin with a meet and greet at the Dubai Marina Walk, then head to your very own luxury yacht. Onboard, discuss the details of your cruise with your friendly crew, let them know the landmarks you’re particularly interested in seeing and if you’d like to go for a swim. Set sail onto the glistening waters of the bay and enjoy a refreshing drink while marvelling at the epic views. Admire the shining coastline with its many landmarks including the Ain Wheel, Bluewaters Island, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and the impressive Palm Jumeirah. Make unforgettable memories with your friends as you soak up the glorious sunshine on deck or cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in the sea. At the end of your luxury adventure, gaze at the last of the coastal views before arriving back at the start point.

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Dubai: Sea Cruise: Swim, Tan, and Sightsee

9. Dubai: Sea Cruise: Swim, Tan, and Sightsee

Cool off from the heat of the city and escape to the sea on a cruise from Dubai. Climb aboard a luxury boat and marvel at the legendary attractions from the water. Choose between a 1-hour cruise, seeing the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, or the 2-hour cruise to admire the luxury developments of Palm Jumeirah and see the Atlantis the Palm Hotel and more. Get privileged views of the Burj Al Arab and other iconic monuments. Available as a non-private and a private option for up to 6 people, the cruise includes a stop to swim in the sea and a good stereo system on board the boat to listen to your favorite songs. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a picnic out on the water. Top up your tan in the Persian Gulf, as you are never fully dressed without some color. Create great memories with your family and friends as you experience Dubai without the stress.

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Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

10. Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

Spend the day at Royal Island Beach Club, the 1st development on Dubai’s World Islands to open its doors to the public. This modern wonder is located just 7 miles off the coast, and at its heart lies the unique outdoor Lebanon Island. Your full-day access to the pool is ideal for the restaurant and 2 fully-stocked bars. Enjoy round-the-clock sunshine and attentive service from the staff. Volleyball pitches are available for the energetic, while those who prefer to chill can relax to soothing Balearic beats on comfortable sunbeds. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak by the hour. Come evening, the pool is the ideal location for an intimate dinner or party celebration, with breathtaking views of Dubai's lights as a backdrop.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,257 reviews

Really incredible experience. Highly recommend renting ATVs probably was our favorite part. Our tour guide — Asghar Ali — made the experience 100x better. He’s funny informative a great driver and took amazing pictures for us. He also gave us advice about what to do and see while in Dubai. Thank you Ali really appreciate it!

I can only recommend. Price / performance fits perfectly. You get a lot on offer and it's very interesting and entertaining. Nothing is imposed on you either. Everything is possible, nothing is neccesary. Top service from being picked up at the hotel to being dropped off at the hotel.

We had a fantastic day thanks to our amazing guide Ali! He picked us up on time and looked after us throughout each activity, he also had a great sense of humour and made sure everybody had fun! Thank you so much Ali!!!

Very good whistle stop trip as described The on board guides were very knowledgeable -friendly and keen to help taking photos etc

Bishi our driver guide was super cool excellent ride in 4 * 4, great pilot !!!!