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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area...

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.

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Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari with Soft Drinks in the Dubai Desert Conservation...
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All-inclusive Morning Dune Drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover...

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Whilst on my Camel Safari, the people in our groups who didn't want to ride the camel for the whole journey rode through the Conservation area in vintage Range Rovers. I heard... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chrystine D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst on my Camel Safari, the people in our groups who didn't want to ride the camel for the whole journey rode through the Conservation area in vintage Range Rovers. I heard glowing reports!

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Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Following a long day of sand-duning it was lovely to sit down and taste the culture of Dubai. The food was great and the performances made It even better!!! There's plenty of vegetarian options. I personally loved the lamb skewers the most. Would recommend for a big day of fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite surprising that after about 10/15mins you are out in the desert away from the main tourist area.The area has some wildlife and great terrain

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly one of the highlights of my trip, the Premium Arabian Adventures Sundowner started off with private pick-up in a 4X4 at our hotel. Our driver/guide was wonderful: informative and not over-bearing. To start off, we saw both oryx and gazelles at the beginning f the ride into the conservation area. The falcon show was short which was good. It... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Safari together with my husband and his brother, who came to visit Dubai first time. So what can I say? It was so funny and exciting since the beginning of the trip until the end! We had explored the desert with the traditional food and activities and we were really impressed. I advised it to all of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is a protected area set aside from development, but used for 4WD tours, which feature rough and tumble rides up and down the dunes. The area itself is a treasure and makes a nice visit, were it not for the rough ride, which is not suitable for everyone.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To enjoy Dubai desert, when in Dubai ask for Desert Saffari tour. it's from 03.00 Pm to 09.00 Pm with food & belly dance at their camp in desert. As 4X4 vehicle will drive you in bumpy desert, not for very old aged people.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not amount of beach will prepare you for the desert! It is absolutely amazing. If you have not been to a desert safari... then you have missed essence of the desert.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did desert safari with Altaf a Dubai born Pakistani with degree in Islamic studies. He was very friendly & an experienced driver in dune bashing. My children got a buggy quad core drive in Labab. We enjoyed dune bashing, sightseeing, camel ride, traditional dress up, buffet dinner, Tanura dance , belly dance & fireworks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this trip with OceanTravel. Our guide Sharjanhan was extraordinary. A good experience for half day in Dubai.

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