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Our most recommended Dubai Safaris & wildlife activities

Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

1. Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

After pickup from your hotel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, be welcomed into an air-conditioned tent with refreshments and time to relax. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try some optional quad biking and take a ride over the beautiful red dunes of the Dubai desert. Next, you will hit the desert for a dune bashing experience in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Feel your stomach leap as you ride up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  After dune bashing, you will have a chance to try sandboarding or simply admire the scenery around you. Make sure you take plenty of photos of the scenic desert landscape.  Next, stop at the red dunes desert and enjoy a camel ride in the open desert. Then, relax in air-conditioned comfort as you enjoy soft drinks, water, and Arabic tea or coffee with dates before getting dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124 or 125 Combo Ticket

2. Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Level 124 or 125 Combo Ticket

Experience the magic of Dubai with a combined ticket to 2 of the city's most amazing attractions, and discover the Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa on the same day. From the depths of the ocean to the skies above upgrade your Burj Khalifa visit with an enchanting encounter with 485 aquatic species at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Start by traveling to the top of Dubai's most iconic monument with a pre-booked entrance ticket to the Burj Khalifa. Once you have selected your time slot, take the world’s fastest elevator to the observation floor on level 124 of the world’s tallest building. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramas across the city, desert, and Gulf. Learn more about the architecture and technology behind this unique skyscraper. Enter the world’s largest suspended aquarium. Admire thousands of aquatic animals from around the world, including rare species such as the King Crocodile and Sand Tiger Sharks. Discover three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. 

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

3. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

Walk through the Aquarium Tunnel and experience life under the water. Marvel at the giant 10 million-liter tank which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the world's largest collection of sand tiger sharks. After exploring the aquarium tunnel continue to the Underwater Zoo, which provides an interactive approach to education on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Marvel at the various exotic species. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean.  Meet playful otters and penguins, and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his Queen at the Underwater Zoo.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

4. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

5. Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

Discover a fascinating aquatic world with a day admission ticket to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The 10-million-liter tank is home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. There are more than 300 sharks and rays living in the tank, including the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks. Just above the aquarium is the Underwater Zoo. Get up close to penguins, piranhas, seahorses, jellyfish and more. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks and many other sea creatures. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Penguin encounter allows you to get face to face with a colony of 16 Gentoo penguins residing at the new Penguin Cove exhibit along with a zookeeper. This exciting encounter starts with an educational video about the incredible Antarctic birds and their original habitat. Next, visitors get to meet the Gentoo Penguins, enjoy exceptional photo opportunities, and experience up-close penguin interaction.

Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

6. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

Experience the rides and slides of the Aquaventure Waterpark and then discover more than 65,000 marine animals up close at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Skip the long lines to Aquaventure Waterpark and then brave the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide. Set your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500 meters of private beach. Prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon or ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an innertube and face the rapids of a tidal river or experience the dramatic wave surges of The Torrent. Get up close to more than 65,000 marine animals at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Walk amongst the ruins of a lost city and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be a marine animal expert. Encounter sharks and rays at close proximity and feel some of the world’s most exotic invertebrates in the touch tank.

Dubai: Dolphin Encounter Ticket at Atlantis Waterpark

7. Dubai: Dolphin Encounter Ticket at Atlantis Waterpark

Get up close with playful dolphins in shallow water with a dolphin encounter at Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm. Make your way to Dolphin Bay at Atlantis the Palm at your allotted time, and meet a marine mammal specialist for a 15-minute safety briefing and orientation session. Then, wade waist-deep into the water to interact with a dolphin. Enjoy a 30-minute in-water encounter as you pet and touch the dolphins in groups of no more than 10 people per animal. Including check in and time to change into the provided wetsuits, the full experience should take around 1.5 hours. Experience an animal encounter suitable for all ages and ideal for non swimmers.

Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

8. Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

Explore the beauty of the sand dunes in the Lehbab desert on this desert safari tour from Dubai in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Watch exciting live entertainment with dancing and a fire show. Take part in family-friendly activities like henna painting and falcon photos.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and take in the desert scenery on the drive. Transfer to a 4x4 Land Cruiser and experience the adrenaline rush of riding through sand dunes and seeing remnants of Bedouin empires. Travel back in time as you ride a camel over wind-swept dunes. At the camp, be greeted with a traditional welcome of Arabic tea and coffee. Have some Arabic sweets and fresh fruits. Try sandboarding and get a unique henna painting done.  Take a picture to share of you with a fierce-looking falcon. Sit down to a international buffet dinner with barbeque. Have a delicious range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.  View live entertainment with belly dancing to traditional Arabic music, Tanura dancing, a fire show, and a full light and sound display. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour. 

Dubai: Sunrise Desert Jeep Safari with Wildlife

9. Dubai: Sunrise Desert Jeep Safari with Wildlife

Discover the beauty of the desert on a thrilling jeep safari from Dubai. Capture pictures of the sun rising over windswept sand dunes. Look for local wildlife and visit the Al Qudra Lakes. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and refreshments and drinks during your tour. Start your Arabian desert safari starts with pickup from your hotel. Sit back and relax on the drive into the desert in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Head across the dunes and get ready for a truly rare experience as the sun comes up over the horizon. Watch the desert come alive as your driver takes you on a dune drive. Enjoy a picnic breakfast seated in the traditional Arabian style. Have the opportunity discover the desert in a unique way. Look for indigenous wildlife such as the desert gazelle and Arabian oryx. Make your way to the Al Qudra Lakes part of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Across the lakes at Al Qudra. Stop for a picnic or take a leisurely ride before returing to your hotel in Dubai.

The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

10. The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

The Green Planet is a bio-dome inviting visitors to explore Earth's fascinating flora and fauna through an immersive expedition into the tropics. Designed as an enclosed ecosystem, The Green Planet recreates the enchanting world of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals and the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree. Step inside The Bat Cave to meet some of nature's most thrilling and wondrous denizens. Touch an Emerald Tree Boa snake if you dare. Hear the distinctive calls of the wonderful variety of birds flying around Green Planet. Say hello to one of the two sloths living here who sleep between 15 and 20 hours everyday. Watch the squirrel monkeys jump and climb using their very long tail to balance as they move from one tree to another. The educational and recreational facility raises awareness for the delicate balance of nature and the preciousness of one of our world’s oldest living ecosystems making it the ideal educational destination for the entire family. The Green Planet is set to inspire people of all ages and nationalities to learn about and care more for every single plant and animal that inhabits the earth. 

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based on 28,462 reviews

One of the best experiences ever! We had a wonderful afternoon! Our guide Hassan was super helpful, he made us enjoy the dune bashing, took tons of photos of us and was always very clear! Thanks to his skill and company it was one of the most beautiful experiences ever

Very good communication the guide Faisal give us exact time for pickup and the he took us to desert where is the place for atv which is fun and then we went for dune drive amazing skill of driving the food and and show was also great overall very good experience

This desert safari trip with our guide Mr. Ali was absolutely amazing! He took his time to explain everything to us and made sure we were comfortable yet having fun throughout the entire day. Definitely recommend this desert safari with Mr. Ali as your guide!

Excellent excursion, complete, which allows you to visit the desert well. The guide was very personable and we had a lot of fun. Our party of 7 would definitely recommend this excursion, especially at the price it is offered.

fantastic Water park and the entire family had a great time