A Trip to the desert is full of fun and adventure.
Experience the thrill of a roller coaster ride on the sand dunes then take a pause and view the splendor of the beautiful sunset as it begins to lower over the horizon.
The journey will continue to the Bedouin Campsite in the heart of the desert and upon arrival you will refreshed with soft drinks, mineral water, tea or coffee.
In the camp, you can take a camel for a ride or decorate your hands with a traditional ‘henna’ design.
Alternatively, dress yourself in some traditional local clothing for some fun photo selfies. After all that – relax and recline on a carpet and pillows in the tents while waiting for the sumptuous BBQ dinner to be served.
After relishing the meal, take a chance to try some shisha that comes in different flavors. Before we conclude the night, a belly dancer will perform an exciting and mesmerizing show following the rhythms of traditional Arabic music.
For sharing options, we can only do pick ups from hotels in Dubai or Sharjah. For private car options we can do pick ups from anywhere.
Hotel pick up time will vary depending on your hotel, and will be specified once you have made your reservation.
You will be picked up from your hotel and returned to your hotel after the trip.
Upon arriving at the desert, the first step is deflating the tyres and grouping together.
Deflating the tyres is necessary to increase the area of the tyres and thus increase the offroading driving capabilities.
Once the group is all together and the tyres are deflated, you will be proceed to desert driving, aka ‘dune bashing’.
The dune bashing or desert riding is arguably the most important part of the trip.
The cars used for Safaris are powerful full option Toyota Land cruisers, and with deflated tyres in 4×4 mode these cars are perfectly suited to take on the sands of the UAE.
Driving in the desert is a lot of fun and feels like a roller coaster, with going up and down the dunes.
Its a mix of tranquility which comes from being in complete emptiness mixed with adrenaline that comes from the rather unusual feelings of such driving.
We work with extremely experienced drivers and perfectly equipped cars. Cars which are fully insured for off-road, have roll cages and the right engine power along with the right tyre size.
After a bit of dune bashing, we will make a pit stop somewhere in the heart of the desert where you will be able to leave the vehicle and get the magical feeling of being in the sands. The desert is a really tranquil place and for someone who has never been inside it before is fascinating.
The sand is very soft and the landscapes which it forms are mesmerizing.
During the photostop you will be offered some refreshments and once all the selfies and group photos are shot we will board the cars again and proceed towards the ‘camp’.
The desert camp is rather large and located approximately 1.5 km from the main road in a ‘bowl’ surrounded by sand dunes.
The camp is centred around a ‘stage’ on which live performances happen.
Around the stage are low tables with cushions which is the main seating area where guests are seated for dinner and drinks.
A couple of important things about the camp:
The Live Entertainment consists of 2 shows:
This is performed by a female belly dancer – a traditional form of dance characteristic of the levant region of the Arabian world.
This is performed by a male dance and is a dervish dance that consists of a constant spinning motion with various patterns.
Depending on the location of your hotel, you should return before 22.00.
The only difference between a sharing and a private option is whether or not the vehicle will be exclusively for your group or there will be other guests in the car aswell.
In the camp, everything will be the same for both packages. The benefits of having a private car are that you will be able to leave whenever you like, can control the degree of dune bashing and have no one else in the car with you.
Dune bashing inherently is a moderately risky activity, just like any offroad driving. There are a number of measures that have been taken by the government to increase the safety.
All safaris are conducted on either Toyota Land Cruisers or Nissan Patrols. Extremely comfortable and durable cars perfect to handle this experience.
Its a large area, approximately a football pitch in area, with a entertainment podium/stage in the middle and cushioned tables all around. There is also a buffet area where you will be served some BBQ meat aswell as a range of side dishes, salads and
We are constantly monitoring the guidelines published by DTCM and working in compliance with them.
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The Land Cruiser is used for the Desert Safari and is the perfect vehicle. The car is very large and comfortable, air conditioned and most importantly, its powerful enough to take on the desert.
Visiting the desert is the main point of this experience.
The desert is beautiful and the feeling of being in the desert is really different to being in the city or any other landscape for that matter.
The UAE desert is very special and the dunes around Hatta where the Safari is conducted has red sand and very large dunes.
The Desert Camp is surrounded by large sand dunes forming a kind of bowl.
There are some key characteristics of the camp:
National dresses for photo shoots
Snacks & BBQ buffet
Live Belly Dance Show
Live Tanura Dance Show
Shisha Smoking Area + Alcoholic Drinks Bar
The desert safari is one of Dubai‘s most popular tours for a reason.
The Safari Tour facilitates a trip to the desert, a very important land scape of the UAE, nay, perhaps the most important land scape of the UAE.
Unlike what many people think, the desert is not ‘deserted’ – its actually a live organism with lots of life.
Small rodents, gazelles, camels, scorpions and even the rare fox can be seen in the UAE desert.
The evening desert safari takes place in an area of the UAE called ‘badayer’, which is known for its ‘red sand’ versus the yellow sand that is common around the rest of the UAE.
The red sand of badayer is most likely due to its proximity to the Hatta Mountains and creates some beautiful pictures at night.
Driving in the desert is truly a beautiful experience and reminds one of snowboarding on a car, with the same concept of ‘flowing’ and ‘gliding’ through the soft sand.
Once you have done some dune bashing – you will take a moment to enjoy a photo opportunity in the desert and get a moment to enjoy the serene beauty of the desert, something very calming and serene.
At this point the sun is starting to set and we make our way towards the desert camp, located about 15 minutes drive away in an area of Dubai called ‘Awir’.
Evening Dinner, Desert Camp
The concluding part of the evening will be in a desert camp – a kind of little ‘village’ surrounded by dunes which has a lot of different activities. A bbq, an area for sheesa, a bar, an area to dress up into local costumes and a lot more.
The main part of the evening is the live show, conducted in the centre of the camp.
The first live act is the female belly dancer, a whirl wind of sexual energy and unusual movement.
A dance that requires a lot of skill and a lot of practice as well as the right body type.
The second act is the ‘tanura’ dance show – a dervish dance, common in Turkey & Egypt. Its another dance that requires a lot of skill and practice – spinning for hours on end, literally is extremely difficult and requires a lot of practice.
Most people cannot last more than 30 seconds.
The final act is the tanura dance show with fire. Its a very dramatic act, and even a little dangerous.
The dancer dips his special skirt in petrol, lights it on fire and spins. Its truly an epic sight!
The dinner consists of salads, potatos, rice, hummus, bread and BBQ dishes.
At approximately 8/8.30 PM you will leave the camp and head back towards the city lights.