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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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Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

This is a 7 nights Dubai & Abu Dhabi package which includes hotel stay with daily breakfast, Dubai city tour, Dhow cruise with dinner, desert safari with dinner, Burj Khalifa tour, Musical fountain, Dubai frame tour, Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden tour, Global Village tour, Dubai Garden Glow & Ice Park tour, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque visit, Ferrari World entrance tickets and Louvre Museum entrance tickets
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  • 8 days
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8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

This is a 7 nights Dubai & Abu Dhabi package which includes hotel stay with daily breakfast, Dubai city tour, Dhow cruise with dinner, desert safari with dinner, Burj Khalifa tour, Musical fountain, Dubai frame tour, Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden tour, Global Village tour, Dubai Garden Glow & Ice Park tour, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque visit, Ferrari World entrance tickets and Louvre Museum entrance tickets
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  • 8 days
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Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

This is a 7 nights Dubai & Abu Dhabi package which includes hotel stay with daily breakfast, Dubai city tour, Dhow cruise with dinner, desert safari with dinner, Burj Khalifa tour, Musical fountain, Dubai frame tour, Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden tour, Global Village tour, Dubai Garden Glow & Ice Park tour, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque visit, Ferrari World entrance tickets and Louvre Museum entrance tickets
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  • 8 days
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Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

This is a 7 nights Dubai & Abu Dhabi package which includes hotel stay with daily breakfast, Dubai city tour, Dhow cruise with dinner, desert safari with dinner, Burj Khalifa tour, Musical fountain, Dubai frame tour, Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden tour, Global Village tour, Dubai Garden Glow & Ice Park tour, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque visit, Ferrari World entrance tickets and Louvre Museum entrance tickets
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  • 8 days
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Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

Private 8-Day Dubai Tour with Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari

This is a 7 nights Dubai & Abu Dhabi package which includes hotel stay with daily breakfast, Dubai city tour, Dhow cruise with dinner, desert safari with dinner, Burj Khalifa tour, Musical fountain, Dubai frame tour, Dubai Miracle Garden & Butterfly Garden tour, Global Village tour, Dubai Garden Glow & Ice Park tour, Abu Dhabi city tour with Grand Mosque visit, Ferrari World entrance tickets and Louvre Museum entrance tickets
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  • 8 days
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Red Dunes Evening Desert Safari With Camel Ride

Red Dunes Evening Desert Safari With Camel Ride

Tour starts with a pick-up by a safety equipped 4WD land cruiser from your Dubai or Sharjah Residence or Hotels. Hence, passing the magnificent beauty of town, you’ll zoom into a Red Sands Arabian Desert. Once you arrive at the Desert Safari start point, It’s time to off-road into deep Red Dunes. Your vehicle cruises toward the highest dune edges and swing slide down again and again. Feel the adrenaline race as your 4WD plows up the dunes, slides, and slipping back down the edge of the dunes, beating up billowing clouds of sand dust in a safe manner. Watch the sunset while it moves down in slow motion behind the far dunes. Just before you begin your trail again towards the Bedouin-theme camp for furthermore activities, such as Belly Dance, Folk Egyptian Tanura dance, and Fire Dance during the starlit Barbecue Buffet Dinner, includes: veg & non-veg options. Our hotel pick-up and drop-off facility make your Desert Safari Trip ultra-smooth and convenient for your family.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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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
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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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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ Dinner,3 shows and sandboard

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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ Dinner,3 shows and sandboard

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Conquer the red dunes of the Lahbab region on this action-packed desert experience from Dubai. Ride a 4x4 over Lahbab's high, red-colored dunes and after sunset photo stops, visit a desert camp for traditional Emirati activities. Ride a camel, try sand boarding, get a henna tattoo, dress in Arabian robes for a souvenir photo with a falcon, and enjoy a BBQ dinner and whirling-dervish ‘tanoura’ and belly dance shows. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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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
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$330.00
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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
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VIP Dubai Desert Safari with Dinner served at table and 3 live Shows

VIP Dubai Desert Safari with Dinner served at table and 3 live Shows

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Enjoy a memorable evening tour to the Dubai Desert, just an hour from the city. Set out on a thrilling dune-bashing excursion in a 4WD and climb high into the dunes to watch the sunset. Then, visit a traditional Bedouin desert camp and enjoy activities like camel riding, henna painting, and sandboarding. End the night with a delicious BBQ dinner, accompanied by a belly dancing and Tanoura dance show.
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  • 6 hours
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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
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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
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$165.00
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Red Dunes by Quad Bike with VIP Camp, Camels, Sandboarding & Falcon

Red Dunes by Quad Bike with VIP Camp, Camels, Sandboarding & Falcon

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Choose an afternoon or evening adventure in the desert outside Dubai. Start with a roughly 45-minute ride on a quad bike through the dunes, alone or with a partner. Afterwards, you can relax at our desert camp with Arabian activities like a short camel ride, henna painting, and smoking shisha from a waterpipe. Try out sandboarding, then enjoy a specially prepared BBQ meal with tanoura and belly-dancing.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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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
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$140.00
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Dubai Evening Desert Safari - Private car

Dubai Evening Desert Safari - Private car

Our certified guide will pick up you from your location & takes you to Arabian red dunes. We will take you through the Arabian desert. We will make sure you will capture the scenic beauty of the desert. Then we will be heading to the camp site where we will have dinner & entertainments.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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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
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Dubai Desert Dune Buggies - Driver Experience

Dubai Desert Dune Buggies - Driver Experience

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Ride a four-wheel drive (4WD) dune buggy through the Lisaili Desert on a 2-hour tour from Dubai. Take an exhilarating spin over the rolling dunes in the fast, fun dune buggies while accompanied by an experienced guide. Includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Dubai.
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  • 4 hours
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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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PRIVATE Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride, Sand boarding & Shows

PRIVATE Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride, Sand boarding & Shows

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Experience the Dubai desert dunes and Arabic culture on a 6- to 7-hour private tour. After pickup from your accommodation, enjoy a off-road rollercoaster-like ride through the dunes in a private Landcruiser. After a photo opportunity, visit a Bedouin style desert camp. Here you can take a camel ride, try sand boarding, get a henna tattoo, and more. See a live belly dancing and whirling dervish performance during a buffet BBQ dinner.
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  • 6 hours
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$310.00
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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
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The Bedouin Desert Safari Experience

The Bedouin Desert Safari Experience

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Experience the most exhilarating part of your trip to Dubai by getting to see the sunrises and sunsets rising behind the sand dunes through Bedouin desert Safari. Visiting Dubai and missing the adventure through a thrilling 4X4 ride through Luxury safari Dubai would be an injustice with the trip. Get a chance to ride through the red dunes of the Arabian Desert through our Best Desert Safari. Either you are with your family or friends this Arabian Desert Safari will make your trip amazing. You will get a chance to visit the traditionally furnished Bedouin Style campsite where you can smoke the flavored Arabian coffee and tantalize your taste buds with the scrumptious array of barbecue dishes and salads along with the mind-blowing Arabic music and belly dance.
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  • 7 hours
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Royal Private Morning Desert Safari - Exclusive SUV

Royal Private Morning Desert Safari - Exclusive SUV

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Watch the sunrise over the orange desert of Dubai during this exciting adventure. Bash the large dunes of the desert with your 4x4 vehicle, glide down the soft sand on a sandboard, and visit a camel farm to learn about the “ships of the desert,” and ride an electric fat bike through the sand. Enjoy local Arabic snacks and refreshments with locals before heading back to Dubai.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$360.00
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