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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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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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“camel ride” (96 reviews)
“dune bashing” (106 reviews)
“sand dunes” (79 reviews)
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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Reviewed 1 week ago

taken here as part of the balloon ride and breakfast in the camp. Were not taken anywhere else so can't comment any more

Thank JeddaCath
Reviewed 1 week ago

The DDCR is a pristine desert reserve, where it's possible to see a variety of wildlife and experience the desert as it would have been before the arrival of the oil industry changed everything. Peaceful, dramatic, and a haven for the region's wildlife it is...More

Thank GloucestershireDad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chill And Enjoy the place...... deep inside you find peace and meditation...... alone time i would prefer more....

Thank Shiraz P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The desert conservation provides an opportunity to dash into sand and enjoy a desert safari at its best. A worth activity for every visit.

Thank expressionsbyKT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can experience the true Sahara in this reserve. It’s a bird and animal conservation place. In the evening, convoys of SUVs take on the desert with their mights through the desert safari adventure tours.

Thank Akizel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and best experience of the sand dunes. It gives a majestic view with camels and best safari cars to drive in. The place gives the chills in the nights.

Thank alvasonal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camp in the desert offers convenient souvenirs, canvas painting art, traditional dinner, belly dancing, various artists perform

Thank Dalia333xxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Background The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is the UAE’s first national park. Carefully planned rehabilitation over the years has resulted in a protected environment for the last of the desert wildernesses. With the rapid development of Dubai as a major business centre in the...More

1  Thank 8800llee
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Was good fun, little different from the usual AC places of Dubai.. a bit hot when i went.. but has a good fun..

Thank kunal T
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Didn’t really enjoy this it was ok but wouldn’t say it’s a must in my opinion. Not the worst thing but wouldn’t do it again however nice to see the dessert and our driver really nice.

Thank alisonwilliamsj2008
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24 September 2017|
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Response from AgentAC | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a private car from the company that does the tours but will follow more or less the whole convoy of cars and more or less stick to the schedule. Sunset is part of the tour though in any case.
20 March 2017|
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Response from camnyc2 | Reviewed this property |
We just went back in Feb with Platinum Heritage amd they were FANTASTIC!! Great time, really wonderful guides, wonderful dinner at desert camp. You cannot go wrong with them!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Travelaround59 | Reviewed this property |
You are in the desert so hardly the kind of wildlife you are seeing in Africa. Saying this there are plenty of Onyx and other little quadrupeds, little birds that are reintroducing in the desert etc.