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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) Tours - page 4

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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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Desert Safari Gold Package - 25 Minute Quad Bike Ride and BBQ Dinner

Desert Safari Gold Package - 25 Minute Quad Bike Ride and BBQ Dinner

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Experience the most craved adventure in the UAE. Dubai Desert Safari is an excellent opportunity to spend a wonderful time with your loved ones in the serene vastness of the Arabian desert. Be amazed by the untouched beauty of nature and amusing activities altogether. One of its own kind, Dubai Desert Safari is crowned as most favorite tourist activities in the United Arab Emirates. Thousands of tourists come from all around the world to enjoy this thrilling expedition. No doubt there are numerous Desert Safari operators in UAE and it is difficult to choose one, especially when booking online they just give a vague overview to trick people. But we make sure that what is promised it is delivered so you have the best time in the magnificent Arabian desert with safety as the priority. After involving in exhilarating activities, experiencing long gone Arab lifestyle at camp, feasting on mouth-watering dinner and watching scintillating performances our team will drop you back.
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  • 6 hours
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$71.80
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Afternoon Dubai Falconry Safari

Afternoon Dubai Falconry Safari

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Enjoy a once-in-a-life-time program during your stay in Dubai that features a nature drive and interactions with a falcon, hawk, eagle, and owl on a 90-minute Falconry Experience.
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  • 5 hours
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Private - Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner and Belly Dacne

Private - Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner and Belly Dacne

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The Desert Safari is a must for those who wish to experience the 'Real Desert'. Professional safari drivers take us on a thrilling roller-coaster ride across the golden dunes. We stop by the highest sand dune for a photo-shoot of the spectacular sunset. We then proceed to the Bedouin campsite located in the heart of the desert. A warm Arabian welcome awaits us, accompanied by refreshing Arabic coffee ('Kawa') and dates. Soft drinks, tea and water are also available. A brief camel ride adds fun. While we relax on the carpet and cushions. A delicious BBQ is prepared under the star-lit sky. Later, an enchanting belly dancer appears, tearing apart the darkness of the night. keeping pace with the increasing tempo of authentic Arabian music. Excitement rents the air as the audience try to match her steps. Tanura Dance performances will liven up the evening. Delicious BBQ buffet dinner is served right on time, unveiling a feast of Arabian and international delicacies.
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  • 6 hours
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Abu Dhabi Tour with Desert Safari, BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Abu Dhabi Tour with Desert Safari, BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

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Witness the enigmatic beauty of Arabian desert in our Morning Desert Safari Tour specially designed for those who love to spend the start of their day in the flawless beauty of nature. Morning Desert Safari in Dubai is becoming very popular among tourists and expats to have a fun time with their friends in the serene environment of the daybreak in the desert. This wonderful trip to the Dubai desert acquaints you with the desert traditions, in addition, t Eyewitness the royal Arabian culture while visiting top-rated tourist spots in the cultural axis of UAE. Abu Dhabi is not only the capital city of the Emirates but has very significant importance for local Arabs as it played the main role in the development of today’s miraculous infrastructure of United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi has a very different aura as compared to dazzling Dubai.
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  • 12 hours
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Morning Desert Safari with Sand boarding and Camel Ride

Morning Desert Safari with Sand boarding and Camel Ride

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Embark on a enjoyable 4-hour morning desert safari and sand dunes in Dubai Desert and experience the adrenaline rush and excitement of adventurous dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Hop on the friendly camel and enjoy the ride while taking beautiful snaps. Try out the sand boarding and feel the thrill while it slides you down the slope. Get ready for an adrenaline and thrilling roller coaster drive plus the picture point stop in the middle of Dubai desert
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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Private Vintage Land Rover Heritage Desert Safari- 4 Course Dinner & Activities

Private Vintage Land Rover Heritage Desert Safari- 4 Course Dinner & Activities

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Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a private vintage Land Rover on this afternoon excursion from Dubai. With your private guide teaching you about the local flora and fauna, enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top 4WD vehicle. Then head for a luxury Bedouin-style desert camp for a barbecue dinner with entertainment that includes a falconry display, dancing, and music.
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  • 7 hours
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$847.00
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Private - Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride, Belly Dance and Dune Bashing

Private - Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride, Belly Dance and Dune Bashing

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The Desert Safari is a must for those who wish to experience the 'Real Desert'. Professional safari drivers take us on a thrilling roller-coaster ride across the golden dunes. We stop by the highest sand dune for a photo-shoot of the spectacular sunset. We then proceed to the Bedouin campsite located in the heart of the desert. A warm Arabian welcome awaits us, accompanied by refreshing Arabic coffee ('Kawa') and dates. Soft drinks, tea and water are also available. A brief camel ride adds fun. While we relax on the carpet and cushions. A delicious BBQ is prepared under the star-lit sky. Belly dancer appears, tearing apart the darkness of the night. She dances gracefully and rhythmically, keeping pace with the increasing tempo of authentic Arabian music. Excitement rents the air as the audience try to match her steps. Tanura Dance performances will liven up the evening. Delicious BBQ buffet dinner is served right on time, unveiling a feast of Arabian and international delicacies.
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  • 6 hours
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$379.92
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Exciting Dubai Dune Buggy Safari & Sand Boarding & BBQ Dinner & Belly Dance Show

Exciting Dubai Dune Buggy Safari & Sand Boarding & BBQ Dinner & Belly Dance Show

Cram more adventure into a Dubai desert trip than you could independently without tons of planning on this action-packed tour. After hotel pickup, cruise into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and kick things off with a 6-mile (10-kilometer) dune buggy drive followed by a dune bash, sand boarding, camel riding, and Arabian costume photos. A final highlight is dinner accompanied by fire dance, belly dance, and whirling dervish-style dance performances.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.00
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Thrilling Red Dune Desert Safari with 45 Minutes Dune Bashing and BBQ Dinner

Thrilling Red Dune Desert Safari with 45 Minutes Dune Bashing and BBQ Dinner

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Let us add an adventurous trip to your to-do list in Dubai, that you can’t miss out. It includes one of the most thrilling Red Dune Desert Safari along with camel ride. Best Dubai Trips presents you a bundle of tour packages that are best suited for your needs. It offers action-filled ride, a dinner and relaxing entertainment. In other words, it is a full-fledged tour package. Indulge yourself with the heart and soul of the desert and Ride through the dunes of the Red Dunes Desert. Take exotic photographs from the highest dunes. Witness the majestic sun rise from the horizon, where the first few rays hit your face. Create a memorable photo album by taking pictures of you and your family throughout the tour.
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  • 6 hours
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

The beaches, desert dunes, and skyscraper-lined promenades of Dubai make an impressive backdrop for a photoshoot. On this tour, capture the most memorable moments from your Dubai vacation with a private photographer. Customize your itinerary and choose from destinations such as Dubai Marina, the Miracle Garden, or the Dubai desert, where you can pose for photos or let your photographer capture candid shots.
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  • 30 minutes
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Dubai and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Dubai, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dubai

Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Dubai and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Dubai, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
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Premium Red Dunes Safari, Quad Bike Ride with BBQ Dinner

Premium Red Dunes Safari, Quad Bike Ride with BBQ Dinner

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Enjoy this 6-hour Dubai desert safari tour full 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 the exciting, adrenaline-pumping Quad bike ride. Take control of your fully automatic quad bike in the deserts and enjoy the ride of your lifetime. Feel the vivifying experience as you drive through challenging sand dunes. Enjoy the dune bashing and 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.
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  • 6 hours
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$105.00
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Private Morning 4x4 Dune Bashing With Camel Ride

Private Morning 4x4 Dune Bashing With Camel Ride

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Start your day with a 4x4 dune bashing adventure on this guided morning tour. Escape the busyness of Dubai and take a thrilling journey riding over the sand dunes through the Red Desert. Plus go sand boarding and experience a camel ride, which is the way Arabs have traveled for centuries.
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  • 4 hours
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$70.52
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Private Starlight Safari

Private Starlight Safari

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Spend an unforgettable evening in the desert on this sunset safari and enjoy the personal touch of a private tour. Drive out to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the comfort of a private vehicle, watch the sunset over the sand dunes, and ride a camel to a private gazebo amid the desert dunes. Finally, enjoy an intimate dinner for two including delicious barbecue, accompanied by wine and traditional Arabic desserts.
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  • 6 hours
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$575.34
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Half-Hour Quadbike ride with Dune bashing,Sand Boarding, Dinner and Live Shows

Half-Hour Quadbike ride with Dune bashing,Sand Boarding, Dinner and Live Shows

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An ATV (quad bike) excursion is a thrilling way to explore the Dubai Desert and this tour lets you spend even longer behind the wheel. After your ATV tour, continue to a desert camp, where you can ride camels, enjoy belly dancing and tanoura performances, and refuel with a tasty buffet dinner.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$59.00
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Morning: 30-Minutes Quad Bike Ride,Sand boarding & Camel Ride with transfers

Morning: 30-Minutes Quad Bike Ride,Sand boarding & Camel Ride with transfers

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Ideal for adventure enthusiasts, this morning tour includes a thrilling quad bike ride through the desert dunes of Dubai. After receiving off-road driving instructions and being equipped with safety gear, hop on your own automatic ATV and take off. Following your journey, enjoy a brief camel ride. You’ll also have the chance to try sand boarding.
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  • 4 hours
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$99.49
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Desert Safari Experience and Dubai Parks Ticket Combo

Desert Safari Experience and Dubai Parks Ticket Combo

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Double the fun with the best two attractions in Dubai Desert Safari and Dubai Parks. Find the ultimate mix of sights in bustling Dubai and thrilling adventure in the Arabian Desert. Enjoy dinner under the stars at a traditional Bedouin camp, take a camel ride, and try sandboarding. Enjoy your day in one of the biggest theme parks in the world , you will have option to choose one park from four amazing parks (Bollywood , Legoland , Legoland waterpark or Motiongate)
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  • 2 days
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Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Ride With Gourmet Breakfast & Falcons

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Deluxe Hot Air Balloon Ride With Gourmet Breakfast & Falcons

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Prebook to secure a place on a sunrise hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Then, on the day, be transported into the desert, board your shared, piloted balloon, and absorb the views and watch for wildlife as you float over the dunes and the sun illuminates the sands. Your trip includes breakfast, a photo, and flight certificate. Book for a Tuesday for a live violinist to play on board.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Dubai Tour to Abu Dhabi w/ Camel Ride, Dunes, Heritage Village, Tattoo & Palace

Dubai Tour to Abu Dhabi w/ Camel Ride, Dunes, Heritage Village, Tattoo & Palace

Experience the mysterious beauty of the Arabian Desert with our special morning tour, made for those who like spending sunrise hours in the surreal magnificence of the golden dunes. This desert adventure is combined with cultural immersion and acquaintance with Arabian Desert traditions. Explore the royal culture of Arabian sheiks while visiting must-see sights in the cultural center of the UAE. Abu Dhabi plays a crucial role in today’s Emirates, being a significant center of the country’s development. Compared to exuberant Dubai, Abu Dhabi has a completely different atmosphere making it a place to visit. • Get your day started in the serene beauty of the desert • Experience modern and traditional desert activities including sandboarding, camel ride, and safari • Get acquainted with the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi to get a true feel of the country • Learn more about history and traditions from your guide
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  • 12 hours
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$249.00
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Dubai Camel Rock Desert Safari Nonstop Adventurous Drive and Dune Bashing

Dubai Camel Rock Desert Safari Nonstop Adventurous Drive and Dune Bashing

Dubai is known for its modern skyscrapers and indoor attractions, but the desert around the metropolis remains wild. This tour includes several desert experiences, starting with riding the dunes in an off-road SUV and camelback ride. When evening falls, you’ll be treated to a luxurious buffet dinner, plus a Henna tattoo session and opportunity to dress in traditional Arab garb.   
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  • 6 hours
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Dubai Desert Safari by Camel and 4x4 Jeep with BBQ Dinner with Live Belly Dance

Dubai Desert Safari by Camel and 4x4 Jeep with BBQ Dinner with Live Belly Dance

Experience a range of fun desert activities on this all-in-one evening tour. Join your driver for a safe dune-bashing session in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser. You’ll travel over the undulating sand dunes before stopping to catch the sunset. Then, head to the campsite to ride a camel, wear traditional Arab dress, and receive henna tattoos. The night ends with a buffet dinner and traditional entertainment.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$145.00
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Red Dunes by Quad Bike, Camel Ride, Sandboarding and BBQ

Red Dunes by Quad Bike, Camel Ride, Sandboarding and BBQ

For those seeking an exciting desert adventure, look no further than the Lahbab Desert outside Dubai. Zoom over the sands on a quad bike, surf down the red dunes on a sandboard, and take a camel ride all before dinner. Then head to a Bedouin desert camp for more desert activities, a delectable barbecue dinner, and live performances by folk and belly dancers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.99
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Dubai Sunset Camel Trekking With BBQ Dinner

Dubai Sunset Camel Trekking With BBQ Dinner

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No trip to Dubai is complete without a trip to the desert. Take a sunset camel ride as you make your way to a Bedouin camp where a plethora of activities are waiting for you; smoke some shisha, get a henna tattoo, pose for a photo with a falcon, and more. Then sit down to a delicious buffet dinner while traditional folk and belly dancers entertain.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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