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Half-Day Desert Safari

  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$82.00
Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.
Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.
On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.
Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).
With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
Reviews (328)
1 - 5 of 327 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Dune bashing bbq in dessert

Our day was amazing and our driver Saad was fantastic one of the highlights of our holiday! Food and entertainment in the dessert was very good everyone could not do enough for us.

Thank R1994PFkeithb
Reviewed 3 days ago
Dune Bashing Lots of Fun

Saad is a terrific and experienced driver, who knows how to handle the dunes in challenging situations. We had a lot of fun and always felt totally safe with him, who, by the way, was very friendly and informative throughout our tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tmagnolia
Reviewed 6 days ago
Half-Day Desert Safari

Marvellous trip, very well organized! We were party of 18 people (ages 4-49). Everybody enjoyed. Good food, great facilities. Drivers were Super!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank perhematka18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Well organise

I've been to 5 or 6 desert safari since I've been in this country. It's my second time going with Desert Rose since they have impressed me with their services and facilities. They took bookings via phone calls. Re-confirming the day before. 4WW comes to...More

Thank elisha_miu
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Experience

As a family, we wanted to get an authentic dessert experience whilst visiting UAE. With the dune bashing, camel riding, countless incredible photo opportunities and the variety of activities to partake in at the camp, it far exceeded out expectations and we had the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dzgdagr
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.Ajeeb is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Could be a bit much for a 3 year old given the length of time and the heat. You would need to contact the operators. The 4WD cars we were in were not equipped with booster seats etc. and the nights entertainment whilst very... More
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the late reply. Like the others I would contact them direct. We were picked up from the hotel we were at, but there are other places they can pick up. There were 6 of us and the driver. But about another 10... More
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, a member of their booking team will be in contact with you and ask where you are staying. Then a confirmation email with pick up times from your own hotel or location you are at.