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Lahbab Desert: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

1. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

Discover the desert outside of Dubai on a guided dune bashing safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride or dinner and entertainment with an extended tour option. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with trained drivers. You can also try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the optional camel ride and included refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

2. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

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

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

4. 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: Premium Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

5. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

Discover Dubai on a day-long journey across the Dubai Desert. Enjoy thrilling activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, and take the chance to relax at a camp with traditional snacks and activities like henna and shisha. Finally, enjoy the sunset through a powerful telescope. After being picked up by your Safari Captain, make the first stop of your journey to stretch your legs and relax, or take the optional quad bike ride. Also, if you choose the option, ascend the steepest slopes of the desert and descend them on a dune-bashing ride. For an extra kick of adrenaline, try out sandboarding. The Al Khayma premium camp will be all set to welcome you with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates once you finish the desert safari. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you like, hop on the camel for a 10-minute ride across the dunes. Enjoy one of the activities conducted by the camp, such as henna painting, Arabic coffee and tea, camel feeding, and even a shisha station. Tuck into a dinner buffet with activities, Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dishes, followed by a live BBQ during sunset. Feast your eyes on the Bedouin entertainment live show and finish your dinner on a sweet note by relishing various local desserts. The camp’s ambiance will change as the sun goes down, allowing you to take in the peaceful desert night. Spot the stars in the desert sky through a high-power telescope on a fascinating stargazing session before calling it a day. Get dropped off at your hotel after a beautiful day of adventure and entertainment.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

6. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

Dubai: Quad Bike Safari, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

7. Dubai: Quad Bike Safari, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

Discover the Lahbab desert while taking part in desert adventures such as quad biking, sandboarding, camel rides, and more. Experience the best of what the desert has to offer on either a full or half-day experience from Dubai with roundtrip transportation. Begin with pickup your hotel or other selected location. Upon reaching the desert, get ready for quad biking and listen to a safety briefing. Then, set off on a quad bike ride over the beautiful red sand dunes. Try out other desert activities such as sandboarding and camel riding. After that, head to the Al Khayma desert camp where you'll be welcomed with Arabian coffee and sweets. Enjoy camp activities such as camel rides, photos with falcons, henna tattoos, and shisha smoking, along with cultural performances. Taste a BBQ buffer dinner with a fusion of Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian food. After the tour, return to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

Dubai: Adventure Dune Buggy Safari, Camel Ride & BBQ Dinner

8. Dubai: Adventure Dune Buggy Safari, Camel Ride & BBQ Dinner

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Dubai and heads out to the Lehbab Desert where adventure awaits. Arrive at the dune buggy center and get kitted out with all the necessary safety gear while listening to the instructions from your safari captain. Drive your 1000cc Polaris buggy out onto the sand dunes and enjoy an hour of thrill-seeking. Speed through the desert landscape and glide across peculiar sand formations, feeling the buzz of adrenaline rush through your body from start to finish. Once you’ve had some fun on the buggies, it’s time for the next activity of the day. Grab a sandboard and hit the slopes, sliding and slipping your way across the dunes. This is the final activity for guests who opt for the 4-hour experience. After sandboarding, the experience continues with more fun-filled activities at the nearby Al Khayma Desert Camp. Here you can enjoy a camel ride across the sandy landscapes, get a traditional henna tattoo, or watch an incredible falcon show. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a tasty BBQ dinner and relax as you partake in the traditional Dubai pastime of shisha smoking. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your city hotel.

Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

9. 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: Red Dunes, Camel Ride, Quad Bike, & Bedouin Camp

10. Dubai: Red Dunes, Camel Ride, Quad Bike, & Bedouin Camp

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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What people are saying about Lahbab Desert

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 61,007 reviews

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.

Despite the rain, we had a great time on the Dubai Safari! Best driver ever was Taj from Ammar Tours and Safari. He was very caring and took care if us during every event to ensure we were ok.

It was an amazing experience. Nasir was our driver and he made sure we were all comfortable and had a great time. From pick up to drop off we really enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you!!