Evening Desert Safari in Dubai
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.
Timing is tentatively provided as a reference only.
15:00 - 16:00: PICK UP
Hotel pick up will vary depending on your hotel, and will be specified once you have made your reserservation.
You will be picked up from your hotel and returned to your hotel after the trip.
Note: for private option, pick up can be done from anywhere.
16.00 - 16.30: ARRIVAL IN THE DESERT
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’.
16:30 - 17:00: DESERT DRIVING
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.
17:00 - 17:30 - PHOTOSTOP IN THE DESERT
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’.
18.00 - 20.00: DESERT 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:
- Camels: you are able to ride and take pictures with camels at no extra charge
- Falcon: there is a falcon at the camp for pictures (extra 10 AED)
- Small snacks: there are a couple of small snacks around the camp.
- Bar: there is a bar serving alcoholic beverages at the camp.
- Henna Station: there is an area for hand painting (henna) at an extra charge.
- Hookah: aka shisha, an arabic water pipe for smoking is available at extra cost.
- BBQ Dinner: the buffet dinner at the camp consists of mainly BBQ meat, 6 kinds of salad, Rice, potatoes and hummus – as well as water and non alcoholic soft drinks.
19.15 - 20.00: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The Live Entertainment consists of 2 shows:
Belly Dance Show
This is performed by a female belly dancer – a traditional form of dance characteristic of the levant region of the Arabian world.
Tanura Dance Show
This is performed by a male dance and is a dervish dance that consists of a constant spinning motion with various patterns.
21.00 - 22.00 - RETURN TO HOTEL
Depending on the location of your hotel, you should return before 22.00.