Red dunes desert safari with BBQ dinner and Tanoura dance show at Al Khayma Camp
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Red dunes desert safari with BBQ dinner and Tanoura dance show at Al Khayma Camp

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Feel the thrill as you dune bash on the famous Red Dunes in a 4x4
  • Try sandboarding on the soft desert sand and feel the excitement
  • Wear a beautiful local Arabic dress and pose for photos with a falcon
  • Feast on a delicious BBQ buffet dinner
  • Watch Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji Dance
What to expect

Discover the beautiful red desert landscape on the outskirts of Dubai on an evening safari to an exclusive Bedouin camp with three options available for you:

  • Shared Red Dunes and BBQ Dinner: Shared tour with a maximum of 6 people in one Land-cruiser. Normal dunes bashing, At Al Khayma camp, dine at the self-service open buffet
  • Sharing Extreme Red Dunes and BBQ Dinner: Shared tour with a maximum of 6 people in one Land-cruiser. Adventure across extremely high dunes, At Al Khayma camp, dine at the self-service open buffet)
  • Shared Red Dunes and VIP Food Service Tour: Shared tour with a maximum of 6 people in one Land-cruiser. At Al Khayma Camp, Enjoy food and soft drinks on a table served by us as a VIP)

Following pick-up from your hotel, you'll drive to the center of the desert on an approximately 60-minute journey to reach your first destination. Upon arrival, you can take a break for photos or ride an optional quad bike (not included) while the vehicle is being prepared to drive over the sand dunes.

Then, drive across the desert red dunes on a thrilling 4WD dune bashing activity. After, stop in the heart of the Dubai desert to try your hand at desert sandboarding, similar to skating or snowboarding, and conquer the dunes. Just stand on the board provided and glide over the soft and smooth sand dunes. If the timing is right, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset before going to an authentic Arabic VIP camp. At the new exclusive camp, you will be able to enjoy fewer lines and crowds as the camp is organized for a more unique atmosphere to experience the traditional warm Arabic hospitality.

You will be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates, and learn more about the culture through multiple activities and entertainments. Relax in the beautiful Bedouin camp, and watch traditional Tanoura dance shows, Ladies Khaliji Dance, and more. Take a ride around the desert sands on the back of a camel. Get a traditional henna painting on your hands, or smoke a shisha pipe to get into the spirit of the Arabians. You are invited to put on traditional costumes for a souvenir photo. You can even get a photo taken with a falcon on your shoulder! Then, enjoy a gourmet barbecue of Arabian treats. There will be a variety of BBQ food available such as shawarma, kebabs, salads and all. Feast under a canopy of stars for an unforgettable evening.

The camp lights will be turned off completely when the entertainment activities are finally over to set a typical desert night ambiance for you. Relax and refresh yourselves by meditating. Watch the vast sky, the lucky ones might even be able to spot a few stars!

Finally, you will be dropped back off to your hotel/selected location.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Pick-up/drop-off at the hotel or designated location
    • English-speaking professional licensed driver
    • Dune bashing
    • Sandboarding
    • Welcome drinks and water
    • Henna painting (hands for ladies)
    • Camel ride, shisha smoking, and unlimited water and soft drinks
    • BBQ dinner - open buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
    What's not included
    • Each 15-minute quad bike or dune buggy ride (around USD 27)
    • Alcoholic beverage (price varies depending on the type of drink)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will be picked up from your hotel or designated location in central Dubai

    What to remember
    • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, people with back & heart problems, and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed in the shared dune bashing activity
    • Entertainment activities: during the holy month of Ramadan (23 April - 23 May) you can watch the Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for the Ladies Khaliji Dance
    • Please note there will be no entertainment activities in the camps on other religious holidays of the UAE law i.e. 3 April, 10 & 31 August, 9 November, etc.
    • The tour provider takes no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury or death that you or anyone else may suffer or incur arising out of the activities and/or in connection with your contract with and/or the operator of any activities. You are advised to have comprehensive travel and health insurance. All personal effects are at your own risk at all times during the activity
    • Please be aware of potential risks and hazards that can be involved in certain activities. You take sole responsibility in ensuring that you are mentally and physically capable of participating in a particular activity
    • Recommended dress code: athletic shoes and comfortable clothing specifically if partaking in sandboarding activities
    • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid motion sickness during the dune bashing
    • It is not recommended to carry jewelry, expensive watches or cell phones as there will not be phone signal in the desert
    • Your belongings are your own responsibility and the tour provider is not responsible for any lost belongings during the trip
    • Pick-up service is not available from Naif and Al Sabkha area. Pick-up from Sharjah & Ajman, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Bab Al Shams, Discovery garden and Investment City available only with an additional cost upon request based on your location
    • Pick-up from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable)
    • Pick-up time will be within 45 minutes of your booked tour time
    • Please be advised that in some cases henna application can cause skin irritation and rashes. We strongly advise you to check all side effects prior to application
    • If there are any changes you will be notified by email or WhatsApp
    • There is a quad bike or dune buggy option available upon request and depending on the availability during the day. There are also alcoholic beverages available at the camp for extra costs
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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