Desert Safari Dubai
Desert Safari Dubai

Desert Safari Dubai – Explore The Arabian Desert Like Never Before

Since the Dubai Desert isn’t located at a great distance, it is easy to get away from the hubbub of the city to the tranquil silence of the desert. You can either spend an afternoon or evening in the desert and enjoy some amazing food and activities right in the midst of the desert through the Dubai Desert Safari. The best part? You can stay overnight as well and have a unique camping experience!

Imagine lying in the midst of the desert with an endless expanse of sand with a sky full of stars. The Desert Safari Overnight is unlike any experience you have ever experienced.

So, let’s take a look at all that Dubai Desert Safari entails:

Camel Ride

There can be no desert fun without a camel ride. Some desert safaris offer complimentary rides where you get to ride the camel for 15 minutes or so within the desert camp. A camel safari shall bring you out of the camp out in the vast desert that lasts anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes by paying an additional cost.

The camel ride happens to be a bit bumpy but you will get used to it. Do hold tight when getting off the camel!


Sandboarding is what you would call the sand version of surfing/skiing. First of all, you have to make your way up a dune. Easier said than done, though. Sand slips a lot, for every step that you take, you shall take two steps back. Once you are on the top, you would see some gorgeous views.

Once you are on top, you have to position yourself on the sand board and go. See that you apply some wax to the underside of the board and reduce the friction between sand and board.

Dune Bashing

Dune bashing is an exhilarating 4×4 ride where you shall be driven at different speeds over dunes. Since the sand is unstable, it is a lot harder than it sounds. SUVs are ideal for dune bashing and many people perform some daring stunts while dune bashing.

Sunset Picnic

Although all the activities are fun, they would make you a bit tired. Once you are done, you can relax and unwind with a lovely sunset picnic. When you are enjoying the beautiful views of the sunset, you would also see the vastness of the desert. There are no cars or buildings. You would realise how tiny your presence is.

Entertaining Performances

Once you head back to the desert camp, you will see a variety of performances. There is a fire dance, belly dance, and folk Egyptian Tanoura dance. It involves a lot of spins and the dancers were colourful swirling skirts. It was a sight to watch! The dinner is also served at the campsite. It includes local BBQ and buffet spread so you can enjoy both food and entertainment together.

Henna Tattoo

There is a henna station as well where you can get henna applied after choosing a design from the catalogue. You can also ask for a customised design. Henna tattoos are temporary and sporting an orange-brown hue. They last for about two weeks. Be careful not to smudge it while it’s wet. Make sure it dries fully first.

Stargazing and Campfire

Last but not least, there is the campfire. You are given sleeping bags; a bonfire is made. You are served tea, soft drinks, and coffee. You can enjoy the warmth of the fire under a star-lit sky.  The desert skies are usually cloudless and boast a blanket of twinkling stars. It quite a sight to see. You can even take some marshmallows with you and roast them on the fire.

When Should u Visit?

Well, it is best to visit the desert in the winter season. The temperature is acceptable and is around 25 degrees Celsius during the day. At night, it drops down to 12-15 degrees. During the summer, the heat is a lot. The temperatures go up as far as 41 degrees Celsius and at night, it is about 30 degrees. So, winter shall be a more comfortable and enjoyable time to experience the desert fun.

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The trip ends with a good breakfast early in the morning and you are taken back home.

If you are looking for some fun activity in Dubai to try out with friends and family, overnight desert safari is the one. It is available not only in Dubai, but Abu Dhabi as well. You can contact a well-reputed company for Abu Dhabi desert safari deals and offers.

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