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The first national park in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) offers visitors a stunning landscape of sand dunes and desert fauna. Once a huge camel farm, the land it occupies was bought by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1993, who, inspired by the national parks of South Africa, decided that Dubai needed its own reserve. The reserve is a must-visit for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts, with its rolling dunes setting the scene for thrill-seekers to experience fat-bike riding, off-roading, camel trekking, sandboarding, and falcon demonstrations.

The Basics
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve offers one of the the UAE’s best opportunities for viewing native wildlife and experiencing the adventure possibilities of the inland desert. Options are plentiful, including morning dune drives, hot air balloon flights over the Arabian desert, private desert safaris, and outdoor dinners in a Bedouin-inspired camp. To visit, you must book a guided tour with round-trip transportation from an approved operator—both half-day and full-day tours are available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours from Dubai last anywhere from two to seven hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the reserve offers very little shade.
  • Drink plenty of water—it’s easy to get dehydrated in this arid environment.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, particularly if you’re participating in adventure activities.

How to Get There
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is situated about 37 miles (60 kilometers) outside of Dubai, a journey of about 45 minutes by road. 

When to Get There
For the best weather—temperatures around 80°F (27­°C)—visit the Dubai Desert (or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates for that matter) between November and March. Occasional rain showers occur from January to March, but they rarely last for long. Those who opt for a summer visit should expect highs well over 80°F (38­°C).

Flora and Fauna of the Desert Reserve
While it may not look like it at first glance, the desert is teeming with life. Among the many critters that call the dunes home are the sand cat, Gordon’s wildcat, Arabian red fox, sand fox, gazelle, Arabian hare, hedgehog, and the pygmy shrew. Even the plants are colorful and diverse, with several species of trees, flowering shrubs, herbs, and grasses. The true success story of the national park is that of the Arabian oryx, a species of antelope. Before the park was established in 2003, the Arabian oryx was close to extinction. Today, well over 100 live here. 
Address: E-66, Murqqab, United Arab Emirates
Admission: Varies
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Dubai Red Dune Safari with BBQ Dinner & Live Shows from RAK

Dubai Red Dune Safari with BBQ Dinner & Live Shows from RAK

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Enjoy this 7-hour tour of fun and heart-stopping activities in one of the biggest as well as magnificent deserts in the Arabian Peninsula. Your desert safari trip is a mix of adventure, cultural entertainment, and sumptuous dinner under the stars. The real highlight of the desert safari tour is an exciting, adrenaline-pumping 4×4 drive deep into the desert to explore the vast stretch of the golden dunes by plummeting low in the deep ditches and escalating high on the summit of the dunes. This is followed by a visit to a traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite, which enables you to capture the real essence and beauty of the desert, as you relish traditional Arabic coffee, smoke a flavored shisha, and rivet in mesmerizing belly dance movements and Tanura shows.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

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Try your hand at falconry on a private tour within the Dubai desert. Set out in the early morning to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, located amid the emirates' vast sand dunes. Learn about the region and its wildlife, then enjoy a hands-on falconry experience with guidance from a professional trainer. Feed a bird of prey and marvel as it returns to your gloved hand, and discover a variety of training techniques ranging from age-old tactics to remote-controlled drones. Upgrade with an optional post-falconry breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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$114.00
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Dubai Desert Sunrise

Dubai Desert Sunrise

Mornings in the Desert are always bright and full of promise. As the sun shines in the morning, it brings about the expectation of things to come. our aim is to fulfill those expectations by bringing you the best that the desert can offer, starting off with an adventure in the desert with our fully-packed morning safari. Whether you are an adventure junkie or a culture enthusiast there is an offering that is just for you!
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.71
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Dubai Desert Safari and Buffet Dinner with PRIVATE Transfer

Dubai Desert Safari and Buffet Dinner with PRIVATE Transfer

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Explore the Dubai desert on this private safari. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the desert, over rolling dunes, to go sand boarding. Then, stop by a camp for a welcome drink, and traditional dinner under the starts. Enjoy activities at the camp including henna painting, sheesha, and more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$330.00
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Dubai Desert Red Dune Half-Day Safari Adventure and BBQ Dinner

Dubai Desert Red Dune Half-Day Safari Adventure and BBQ Dinner

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Dubai’s dunes are a must-see, and taking an organized tour is the easiest way to see them and enjoy an obligatory dune bash and desert dinner to boot. This trip covers the bases: a 4x4 bash in some of the UAE’s highest red dunes, plus sand boarding and camel riding, and finished with a desert camp dinner and live entertainment. Optional quad biking (additional cost) is also available for extra adventure.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Dubai Desert Safari and 30mins Quad Bike Ride with Buffet Dinner & Live Shows

Dubai Desert Safari and 30mins Quad Bike Ride with Buffet Dinner & Live Shows

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Get your adrenaline pumping with this Half hour Quad bike and Desert safari tour. Experience the thrilling dune bashing. Admire desert views of the sunset. Experience Sandboarding. Then go to Bedouin camp. Enjoy traditional Arabian Buffet Dinner (veg and non-veg) followed by Live Entertainment which includes Exotic Belly dance, Tanura Dance and Fire show.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Luxury Desert Safari Dubai With Quad Bike

Luxury Desert Safari Dubai With Quad Bike

Enjoy this 6-hour Dubai desert safari tour full of fun and heart-stopping activities. Your desert safari trip is a mix of adventure, cultural entertainment, and sumptuous dinner under the stars.The real highlight of the desert safari tour is an exciting, adrenaline-pumping 4×4 drive deep into the desert to explore the vast stretch of the golden dunes by plummeting low in the deep ditches and escalating high on the summit of the dunes. This is followed by a visit to a traditional Arabic Bedouin campsite, which enables you to capture the real essence and beauty of the desert, as you relish traditional Arabic coffee, smoke a flavored shisha, and rivet in mesmerizing belly dance movements, Tanura and fire shows. • Spectacular views of the desert dunes at sunset • Multiple activities: dune-bashing, sandboarding, and camel ride • BBQ buffet dinner of traditional cuisine with live entertainment • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Dubai hotel
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.84
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$124.84

Private Red Dunes Desert Safari Dubai

Private Red Dunes Desert Safari Dubai

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Travel through the Red Desert on this private guided tour from Dubai. As you watch the sunset, head to a desert campsite where you’ll be able to take a camel ride, have your hands painted with henna designs, and enjoy a dinner of traditional BBQ. Plus watch live entertainment including a belly dancing show.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.29
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Dubai Trio Tours: Desert Safari with Dinner,Dubai City Tour & Dhow Cruise Dinner

Dubai Trio Tours: Desert Safari with Dinner,Dubai City Tour & Dhow Cruise Dinner

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Dubai’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers rise improbably out of the desert landscape. This fascinating metropolis is home to the Palm Island Atlantis Hotel, the Dubai Mall, and the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. This tour includes your choice of a dinner cruise on Dubai Creek, a half-day city tour, or a desert safari complete with dune bashing, camel ride, sand boarding, dinner barbecue, and entertainment.  
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00
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Desert Safari Dubai The Arabian Experience with buffet Dinner,Sandboard & Shows

Desert Safari Dubai The Arabian Experience with buffet Dinner,Sandboard & Shows

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Get ready to experience a breathtaking roller coaster drive . You'll venture deeper into the Red dune desert for the best scenic views possible, then stop for a picture as the sunset approaches. Enjoy breathtaking views of the red sand and high dunes, almost a picture-perfect views of the Arabian Desert. Experience a traditional Arabic welcome of coffee and dates, and learn more about the culture through multiple activities and entertainments. Enjoy the camel riding activity, albeit short, it can be done repeatedly. Relax in the beautiful Bedouin encampment and watch traditional Tanura dance shows, belly dancing, fire show and more. Then, enjoy a gourmet barbecue of Arabian treats under a canopy of stars.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.00
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$57.00
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Private Falconry Experience and Wildlife Desert Safari in Range Rovers Dubai

Private Falconry Experience and Wildlife Desert Safari in Range Rovers Dubai

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Discover Dubai’s ancient hunting traditions on this private 5-hour falconry experience and wildlife tour. Visit a beautiful retreat nestled among the desert dunes with your private guide. Enjoy the chance to interact with elegant falcons, and learn of their life-cycles, diet and natural habitat. Then, watch a traditional falconry display and admire the birds’ power and prowess in the air. Afterward, visit the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and search the sands for sightings of native oryx and gazelles.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$988.93
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Half-Day Morning Desert Safari with Quad Bike from Dubai with Hotel Pick-up

Half-Day Morning Desert Safari with Quad Bike from Dubai with Hotel Pick-up

Start your morning with adventure and make it memorable. Our expert driver’s team will take you to the Lahbab desert where you will enjoy 45 minutes dune bashing that will accelerate your heart beat. If you want to drive in desert you can also enjoy quad bike that will be more fun and you can also enjoy camel riding. After that our driver will drop back you to your hotel or residence.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Dubai 4 Tours :Desert Safari,Dubai City Tour,Cruise Dinner & Abu Dhabi City Tour

Dubai 4 Tours :Desert Safari,Dubai City Tour,Cruise Dinner & Abu Dhabi City Tour

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Combine four of Dubai's most popular tourist experiences in a single package. Tour the city of Dubai, take a desert safari tour, eat dinner aboard a Dhow on Dubai Creek, and take a day tour to Abu Dhabi. Choose to take the tours in any order you like; each tour picks up at your Dubai hotel.  Please note: During Ramadan, Dry Days, and official public holidays, no alcohol or entertainment are permitted.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner - UAE Must Do

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner - UAE Must Do

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Take a break from the city on a half-day tour of the Arabian Desert with round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Dubai accommodation. After an afternoon of dune bashing, camel rides, and frame-worthy photo ops, dig into a barbecue dinner while you watch a range of dance and music performances under the night sky.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Morning Desert Safari Dubai with Camel Ride, Dune Bashing and Sand Boarding

Morning Desert Safari Dubai with Camel Ride, Dune Bashing and Sand Boarding

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Explore the beauty of UAE’s Desert as it was a meant to be seen on the back of a camel! we invite you to take a guided camelback ride on the scenic trails of the of UAE. The unique location and terrain as well as the variety of service offer will surely give you a taste of the real Arabia. We suggest that the Camel Trekking for 45 Minutes or more should be completed in the morning or late afternoon, as the temperature is more pleasant to our riders and the resident Wildlife is more active and visible, Even if you are a complete beginner and don’t know how to ride a camel, our guide will be more than happy to coach you and prepare you for a very special ride experience.
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  • 4 hours
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$65.13
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Desert Dune Buggies: Exclusive Experience

Desert Dune Buggies: Exclusive Experience

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Grab the wheel of your own dune buggy on a thrilling 2-hour ride in the Al Lisaili Desert. Bring along up to three friends who can accompany you on a guided trail over sand dunes. A helmet, safety instructions, and refreshments plus round-trip hotel transport by 4WD vehicle are included in this half-day excursion. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of four people per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$431.51
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$431.51
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VIP Desert Safari Dubai with Buffet BBQ Dinner serve on table

VIP Desert Safari Dubai with Buffet BBQ Dinner serve on table

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Combine adventure, entertainment, and dinner under the stars on this evening desert safari from Dubai. Jump in a 4x4 vehicle and explore the golden desert during a thrilling dune-bashing session. Then head to a traditional Bedouin campsite to enjoy some Arabic coffee, smoke flavored shisha, and watch a mesmerizing belly dancing performance as you dine on a BBQ meal.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Red Dune Desert Safari with Dinner, Dubai City Tour & Dhow Cruise Dinner - TRIO

Red Dune Desert Safari with Dinner, Dubai City Tour & Dhow Cruise Dinner - TRIO

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Experience three of Dubai’s must-dos in two days or more on this combination tour, including a desert trip, city tour and dinner cruise. See Dubai’s highlights including the Burj Khalifa on a morning city tour; enjoy a desert dune bash, camel ride and barbecue dinner; and take a Dubai Creek dinner cruise aboard a traditional ‘dhow’ boat. Do all three to suit your schedule, in any order. Hotel pickups and drop-offs included.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Luxury Desert Safari

Luxury Desert Safari

Head into the desert outside Dubai for an evening of dining and entertainment. First, enjoy a thrilling dune bashing ride with an experienced driver at the wheel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$790.00
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$790.00

Red Dune Desert Safari

Red Dune Desert Safari

Escape Dubai for the evening on red dune desert safari. Drive across the red sand dunes by 4WD vehicle. Watch the sunset over the desert sands. Go to Al Khayma Camp for a BBQ where you can participate in different optional activities
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.00
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6 Hour Private Evening Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner

6 Hour Private Evening Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner

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Dune bashing in Dubai Desert is pure thrill. You can enjoy 30 minutes of dune bashing in Lahbab desert that will accelerate your heart beat. A promising fun trip for a lifetime!!! Camel raiding and sand boarding on Dubai’s dunes that you can never forget. It is the most favourite part of the trip for kids epically kids. To serve the entertainment for all especially for women we offer henna painting and sheesha smoking. Wide  variety of international dishes in dinner buffet with unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee. Traditionally dressed up and traditionally belly & Tanura dance will be the best part of fun in desert camp.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$355.00
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Morning Desert Safari with Quad Bike

Morning Desert Safari with Quad Bike

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Morning Dune Bashing is the most excellent services for morning time tours. The tour starts in the morning your hotel. After a drive of 60mins we will reach at the staring point you will drive through the ever changing dunes; weave through the desert, tackling both low and high dunes for 30mins. we will make sure that we provide enough briefing before the quad biking.Then our experienced driver will drive you through the desert with a thrilling drive in the sand dunes with tremendous unforgettable dune bashing. The tour will continue with more fun activities such as photo snaps in desert, Sand Boarding, and Camel ride if you have confirmed during booking .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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Private Sunrise Morning Desert Safari Tour

Private Sunrise Morning Desert Safari Tour

Every sun rise is good greeting. Start your morning with adventure and make it memorable. Our expert driver’s team will take you to the Lahbab desert where you will enjoy 45 minutes dune bashing that will accelerate your heart beat. If you want to drive in desert you can also enjoy quad bike that will be more fun and you can also enjoy camel riding. After that our driver will drop back you to your hotel or residence.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.38
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$271.38
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Exclusive Sunrise Desert Safari with Camel Ride Sand Boarding Dune Bashing

Exclusive Sunrise Desert Safari with Camel Ride Sand Boarding Dune Bashing

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An amazing experience to embark an unforgettable Sunrise Desert Safari tour of Dubai Desert and explore the majestic breezy Dune bashing. First light of the Day itself adds many benefits and experiencing the same in Desert gives you opportunity for splendid photos with your loved ones.A short visit to camel farm after adventurous dune bashing and sand skiing with some refreshments completes the tour with serenity.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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