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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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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

2. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4x4 Land Cruiser. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride while other convoys catch up.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding.  Enhance your dune adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners.  Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you’d like, go on a 10-minute camel ride across the sand. During your time at the camp, you can smoke Shisha, do Henna painting, and meet the resident falcon expert and his loyal bird.  The buffet barbecue begins at sunset. While you eat, be entertained by traditional dances performed in the center stage. Finish your dinner on a high note with a tasting of various local desserts. As a final treat, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambiance of a desert night before being returned to your accommodation in Dubai.

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Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

3. Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

Explore the magnificent Lahbab Desert on a thrilling guided tour, including quad biking, sandboarding, a camel ride, shisha smoking, a Khaliji dance show, and more. Start the tour with a pickup by your guide in an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your desert adventure, discovering the beauty of Bedouin culture. Upon arrival in the desert, enjoy a short break during which you can use the toilet before starting your quad bike adventure. Listen to your guide as they give you safety instructions on quad biking including how to wear the helmet. Once geared up, hop on the quad bike, and kick-start your 1-hour bike ride. Feel the thrill and adrenaline rush as you race through the sand surmounting the red dunes. Follow the instructions of your leader to conquer the red dunes with this biking experience. As you get to the peak of the dunes with the bike ride, take a break to relax and breathe in the beauty of the desert terrains. Later, try your hand at sandboarding. Strap the board onto your shoes and slide down the dunes. Don't be scared to fall off your board, it is just like landing in a sea of silk. While enjoying the sport, click photos of your fun-filled adventure and the serene desert. Next, ride back to the starting point and proceed to the ravishing Al Khayma desert camp. At the camp, be welcomed with the traditional Arabian coffee, sweets, and dates. Hereafter, meet your friendly camel and enjoy a ride in the desert, admiring the beauty of the dunes. Return to the camp to take part in traditional activities like posing with the falcon, Henna tattoos and Shisha smoking. Finally, as the entertainers take the stage, enjoy a Tanoura show and belly dancing performance while savoring a delicious BBQ meal. As the red dunes desert adventure comes to an end, be taken back to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

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

4. 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. After this, you can 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.

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Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

5. Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

Head out of Dubai and into the desert for an all-encompassing guided tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned Jeep. Enjoy an exhilarating drive through the Dubai desert and experience spectacular desert landscapes on a quad bike ride. Visit a Bedouin camp for a traditional meal and entertainment. After a safety briefing, follow your guide into the desert and feel the adrenalin rush as you tackle challenging sand dunes on a quad bike. Then, head to a traditional Bedouin camp as the brilliant sun sets. Relax on Bedouin-style seating and enjoy an aromatic shisha pipe to relax into the evening's festivities. Feast on a traditional barbecue dinner of grilled meats, fresh salads and local sweets, savoring each flavor. Watch an rapturing belly dancing performance and a tanoura dance show during and after your meal, feeling the true welcome of Middle Eastern hospitality.

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Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

6. Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

After pickup from your hotel in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, you’ll head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, you’ll have about 20 minutes to relax. For the more adventurous, you can try quad biking, which is an optional activity.  Once your 4x4 vehicle is ready, you will hit the desert for about 30-45 minutes of dune bashing. Feel your stomach leap as the Land Cruiser drives up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  Enhance your desert adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners 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.  The next stop is Al Khayma camp, where you’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Then, visit a camel farm to learn about how these animals are a key part of traditional Bedouin culture. After enjoying a short camel ride, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

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

7. 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

8. 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: Red Dune Bike Tour with Camel Ride and Barbecue

9. Dubai: Red Dune Bike Tour with Camel Ride and Barbecue

Your experience will begin as your guide picks you up from your accommodation before taking you out to the Lahbab Desert in an air-conditioned vehicle. Once there, listen to the instructions from your quad bike guide before putting on your protective gear and beginning the quad bike adventure. You'll enjoy a 45-minute dune ride on the splendid red dunes of Lahbab, following which you will advance on to sandboarding. This activity will see you glide across the sand plains with a wooden board provided. After your sandboarding, you will move on to a desert camp where you can experience henna tattooing, shisha smoking, and an Arabian makeover. You'll also enjoy a short camel ride to witness the desert terrains to the fullest. Afterwards, savor a delectable barbecue buffet dinner and enjoy some Tanoura and belly dance shows. As your tour concludes, your guide will take you back to your accommodation or another preferred location of your choosing.

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From Dubai: Sunset Camel Trek with Shows & BBQ at Al Khayma

10. From Dubai: Sunset Camel Trek with Shows & BBQ at Al Khayma

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Dubai, then start your journey to the peaceful desert surroundings for a sunset experience of a lifetime. Make your way to a camel caravan, and experience the beauty of the landscape from the back of one of the "ships of the desert" for about 45 minutes. Take (optional) rides up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, go to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee (kahwa) or tea on arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel "Old Arabia" come to life in a unique Bedouin setting. Take part in traditional activities to complete your journey into the culture of the Arab world. Try your hand at smoking a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in typical Arabic attire and pose for a photo with a falcon resting on your hand or shoulder.  Feast from a delicious barbecue buffet dinner as you watch authentic belly dance folk performances. Relax under a canopy of stars, and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

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What people are saying about Lahbab Desert

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23,152 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!!!

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

We had a great morning out in the wonderful deserts of the UAE.