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Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari provided by My Abu Dhabi Holidays

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Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari

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Overview
Going off-road into the UAE desert alone is a no-no for safety reasons, making a guided tour the best option for a full Bedouin camp experience. This trip puts it on a plate with a 4WD dune bash, camel ride, sandboarding, belly dancing displays, and a barbecue buffet dinner in the sands. Plus, it offers optional quad biking (additional cost) and return transfers to give you the full works.
Highlights
  • Dive into Abu Dhabi’s desert with a dune bash, activities, and dinner
  • Experience three desert musts: 4WD dune drive, camel ride, and desert camp
  • Try henna art, sandboarding, quad bikes (own expense)
  • Full experience includes starlit dinner, belly dance show, and transfers
What to Expect
After pickup from your Abu Dhabi hotel or Abu Dhabi port, relax into a 4WD Land Cruiser for the approximately 45-minute journey to the Al Khatim Desert, known for its rolling, empty dunes. On arrival, head to a camel farm for a short camel ride. Then, experience an exhilarating dune bash, as your driver takes your 4WD vehicle up and over the slopes at speed. Pause on a dune for photos of the sunset and continue to a Bedouin-inspired camp. Here, after Arabic coffee and fresh dates, choose from the activities on offer. Grab a sandboard to surf the dunes, get a henna tattoo on your hands, try a shisha (Arabic water pipe), and more. Plus, if you wish, take off on a quad bike (additional cost) across the sands. Finally, enjoy a belly dancing show and barbecue buffet dinner before returning to Abu Dhabi, where your experience concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • BBQ Buffet Dinner
  • Abu Dhabi City Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Local guide
  • Experienced & Licensed safari Marshal (Well trained for first aid & driving in the desert)
  • Picking up and Dropping off by 4×4 – Fully Insured & Roll-over protected vehicles
  • Camel farm visit
  • Adventurous Dune Drive (30 minutes – 45 minutes)
  • Henna painting designs by a Arabic lady
  • Arabic traditional costumes for photo session
  • Unlimited Soft drinks, Tea, Coffee, Dates & water at the desert camp
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Quad Bike Rentals
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AlanAuckland wrote a review Mar. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand48 contributions16 helpful votes
Just the best Safari adventure with Mohammed as driver & guide. Everything was perfect. Such a thrilling ride in the desert. Followed by a tasty dinner 10/10 all round
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Japie wrote a review Mar. 2019
Pretoria, South Africa22 contributions9 helpful votes
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Loved every moment of it! Mohammed was a brilliant guide. The dune bashing part was by far the highlight! Mohammed really knows his stuff making you feel safe even in the craziest of decents (sideways). At the camp the ambiance was mesmerizing giving a true age old middle
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Response from Go789488, Guest Relations Manager at Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari
Responded Aug. 10, 2019
Dear JPK831, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; Our team in My Abu Dhabi Holidays definitely will be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Barbara H wrote a review Mar. 2019
8 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked the tour for today (Sat, March 16) bur cannot seem to get in touch with anyone to confirm pick up time from our hotel (Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana at the Corniche). We tried the number indicated on the booking confirmation and were then given another one (which
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Response from Go789488, Guest Relations Manager at Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari
Responded Aug. 10, 2019
Dear Barbra, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better, We apologies again and would like to thank you for your patience ,,
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Tim G wrote a review Dec. 2018
St Margaret's Bay, United Kingdom63 contributions21 helpful votes
Picked up from our hotel and drove out to the desert, the whistle stop tour included feeding camels and a short ride which was enough! Fantastic desert experience in the Toyota 4x4 surfing the dunes then onto a BBQ evening with entertainment in the desert , belly dancers etc👌
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Go789488, Guest Relations Manager at Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari
Responded Aug. 10, 2019
Dear Tim , Nice to hear from you with amazing review, many thanks indeed. It's our pleasure to host you on this tour and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it, this is one of our most popular tours in Abu Dhabi there is yet so many activities waiting to be explored
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Bafor wrote a review Nov. 2018
Plainfield, Indiana4 contributions4 helpful votes
Got picked up from the hotel by Aziz. Made me feel very comfortable the whole journey to and fro. He let us know what to expect and everything he told us we experienced. He wasn't required to but he went the extra mile letting us know other fun activities we can engage in while
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Go789488, Guest Relations Manager at Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari
Responded Aug. 10, 2019
Dear Bafor, We are so happy to know that you had a good time and the experience had met your expectations, Indeed there is to much fun activities to do in Abu Dhabi Let us know when is your next visit and we assure you that you will enjoy even more thank you again
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  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic
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