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DINNER IN THE DESERT | Dinner & Traditional Show in the Desert: 5-Hour Tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Fancy dinner in the desert without a dune-bashing session? Then, this family-friendly dinner and show experience from Dubai is ideal. Travel to a Bedouin-style desert camp, skipping the dune-bash that most tours include en route. Ride a camel, get a henna tattoo, and choose optional activities like quad bike riding (additional cost) before a sunset barbecue-buffet dinner and belly dancing and fast-spinning ‘tanoura’ shows. Return transport and non-alcoholic drinks included.
  • Desert dinner, activity, and show experience from Dubai
  • Visit a Bedouin-style camp nestled in the UAE desert
  • Take a camel ride and get a henna hand tattoo
  • Enjoy optional activities (additional cost), such as quad biking and souvenir photos with falcons
  • Savor a BBQ-buffet dinner of Arabic dishes including non-alcoholic drinks
  • Watch belly dancing and whirling dervish-style ‘tanoura’ shows
  • Return air-conditioned transport with central Dubai and Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Dinner
Beverages
Live entertainment
Henna hand decoration
Camel ride
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Quad bike rides (price not included)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

After pickup from your Dubai hotel or another city-center location, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and journey into the desert.

Gaze at the desert terrain as the sun starts to fade, and arrive at a desert camp complete with Bedouin-style tents and carpets.

Hop out and enjoy the sunset views and select activities. Take a camel ride across the sands and get an henna hand tattoo. If you wish, enjoy an optional quad bike ride (additional cost) or have your photo taken with one of the UAE’s prized falcons (additional cost).

As darkness falls, help yourself to a delicious barbecue-buffet dinner. Dig into a wide array of Arabic dishes like salads, grilled meats, and flatbreads served with sodas, water, and tea and coffee. Alcoholic drinks are also available (own expense).

After dinner, relax over a cup of freshly brewed Arabic coffee and try an optional puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe). Finally, be treated to classic Arabic entertainment in the shape of dazzling belly dancing and whirling dervish-style tanoura shows.

After watching the artistes perform to the swirling Arabic music, return to Dubai, where your tour ends at the start point.
Itinerary
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Funtours Desert Safari Dubai
The excursion begins with a pick up at your accommodation in Dubai where you will be driven to the deserts on the outskirts of the city. Once you arrive, you have your choice of a short camel ride or a henna tattoo session. Other optional activities are available, such as quad biking (additional cost) and taking photographs with a falcon (additional cost). As the sunset descends over the dunes, help yourself to a delicious barbecue buffet dinner. After dinner you can enjoy Arabic coffee and try a an optional puff on a shisha. Finally experience classic Arabic entertainment in the shape of belly dancing and the fast spinning "Tanoura" shows before departing back to your accommodation in Dubai where your tour will end. This is the perfect excursion for those who wish to experience the desert at night but aren't interested in dune driving or dune bashing. This tour is especially suited for families, including the very young and the elderly.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Check for Ramadan and other religious holidays, as no live music or alcohol on those days.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Fun Tours Dubai

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during DINNER IN THE DESERT | Dinner & Traditional Show in the Desert: 5-Hour Tour?
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The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during DINNER IN THE DESERT | Dinner & Traditional Show in the Desert: 5-Hour Tour?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during DINNER IN THE DESERT | Dinner & Traditional Show in the Desert: 5-Hour Tour?
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The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during DINNER IN THE DESERT | Dinner & Traditional Show in the Desert: 5-Hour Tour?
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The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips


  • "Yes the camel ride is short but there is a lot of people waiting so for what it is, It’s ok." See review
  • "Would highly recommend this for families traveling with small children." See review

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Excellent
Guy_F
, Mar 2020
We were picked up by our guide Munir at the time that was arranged. He was an excellent guide very helpful and courteous. He took excellent care of my elderly disabled mother and ensured all her needs were met. He was obliging and knowleable in taking photos and knew the best locations to take them. We paid extra to do the quad biking which was great fun and reasonably priced, although health and safety was questionable. The food in the desert was very good and the entertainment was also a good standard. Overall an excellent evening out and great value for money. We all enjoyed our trip.
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Dessert was enjoyable but...
MEHMET
, Feb 2020
This was a great safari as the entertainment was more enjoyable than some others. Yes the camel ride is short but there is a lot of people waiting so for what it is, It’s ok. The henna girl was all hennaed out because of the amount of people waiting, the dessert is cool so you can take lots of photos and enjoy the surrounds and for something different it is a good experience. The food is okay but I wouldn’t expect much for the amount of people they’re cooking for so just take it as it comes and enjoy the experience
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star-5
Great Choice for Families
marcofroy24
, Nov 2019
We had a great time with our two little ones. The driver was very friendly and explained everything to us. Would highly recommend this for families traveling with small children.
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Fun night out
PennyW532
, Nov 2019
This is something that everyone staying in Dubai should do. From the beautiful sunset to the rising moon twinkling over all the coloured light the scene was set for a magical night. Our guide was very helpful in making sure we were settled with chairs for my Mum and I to sit on and making sure I got extra meat when i went and collected our dinner. Just a tip though, we found removing our shoes made it easier to walk through the sand.
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Had jitters at first
Treva J
, Sep 2019
Over all our evening was great. We had concerns, this was our first time to Dubai and we trusted the guide to put our best interest first. After a 90 minute ride into God knows where we stopped at a local attraction where we could have rode dune buggies for a fee in desert. There were two other couples riding with us and we all chose to use the restroom and await our driver whom disappeared for about twenty minutes. At his return he found each of us eagerly awaiting him cause we didn’t know where we were and why he chose to stop at this attraction that we did not want to participate in. When he arrived we asked how much further to our location? He answered about ten minutes and about twenty minutes later we arrived in the middle of the desert switched to another vehicle and taken to the choice area. When we got there the same dune buggies were available at the site as well. So my concern was why have us pay another vendor for something that we would have received at our outing? After all that confusion the evening we very well. The food was great, we upgraded for 100 aed for a table. The show was fantastic and I got my first real henna tattoo that has lasted longer that the lady promised. So we had a really good time!
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Quite an experience
pacheca
, Jul 2019
This trip included a stop off at a dirt bike attraction which we weren't informed about beforehand and was a dirty and VERY hot wait while others on the tour took bikes out. The desert show was pretty boring and the buffet unremarkable. Our minibus driver made the trip for us by taking pictures of the sunset with us in front of it and driving us over the sand dunes in the dark on the way home.
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Desert visit
Sightseer30159461110
, Nov 2018
The show and food was very good and well organised. Took 1.5 hours to get there with the driver filling his mini bus up on the way. Struggled with the seats.
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star-5
Great Night Out
mandyw614
, Oct 2018
Great night out well worth the price when compared to eating out in Dubai. Good entertainment and value for money.
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star-5
We had only 2 days in Dubai and it...
Magdalena S
, Mar 2018
We had only 2 days in Dubai and it was a perfect option for us to do night time, a little taste of arabic culture plus some entertainment, great service, fun to watch entertainment,nice food, free soft drinks, amazing sunset, definitely it is a must to do it in Dubai
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Amin
, May 2021
Der Reiseleiter war der Beste den ich bisher hatte Sehr Freundlich und es war ein toller Tag Hat sich gelohnt 😊
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie eine so gute Zeit mit Funtours hatten. Danke.
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