When you travel on vacation, you want to visit a relaxing place where your mood is refreshed, and you can have fun with your friends and family. An example of such a destination is a Desert Safari in Dubai. It’s one of the best ways to spend the night which is filled with dancing, exploring, and fun. 

A vast majority of Dubai’s terrain consists of sand as well as gravel based deserts found in the southern region of the UAE. Shell and coral fragments make up the sand, which is clean, white and fine. It is thrilling and electrifying to experience a safari in the sandy desert surrounding Dubai. An indispensable part of the fascinating Emirates’ culture, heritage, and traditions is this section of the country. Desert safaris are the best way to soak in the beauty and stillness of the desert. 

You have a lot of choices when it comes to adventurous desert tours. From the pick-up point, passengers board a 4×4 wheel drive vehicle.

The following will give you an idea of what to expect on your safari, a refreshing escape from the urban buzz of modern Dubai.

Types of Desert Safaris you can book

There are various distinct types of Desert Safaris, each providing a different experience based on your preferences. 

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Morning Desert Safari

Sunsets are beautiful, aren’t they? And they are magical in the Middle East as well. People with busy schedules rarely get time to plan for evening safaris. Therefore, they can opt for a morning safari tour. Enjoy the desert’s captivating morning views and get a heavy dose of fun and adventure, whether on quad bikes, camelbacks, or dune-bashing rides. 

If you are not interested in dinner and camping, this is the ideal option for you.

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Evening Desert Safari

Desert safaris in the evening include the same things as in the morning, plus a full barbecue meal cooked to perfection and cultural experiences like henna, falconry shows, shisha (hookah), and Emirati cultural shows like Tanoura and Arabian belly dance. You will be enjoying all this against the vivid orange-pink-gold backdrop of the setting sun, with its mesmerizing colors. 

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Dinner in the Desert

This option is for you if you wish to experience the raw magnificence of Dubai’s desert while staying away from the nerve-wracking adventure activities that are included in a standard desert safari. You can not only enjoy a lavish barbecue dinner in the middle of the desert, but also take part in activities that reflect the area’s ancient Bedouin culture. As soon as you enter the camp, you will find a host of activities waiting for you. Camps usually offer camel rides and quad bikes.

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Overnight Desert Safari 

At night, when everyone is asleep in the camp, take a look at the night sky filled with stars over the Arabian Desert. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the sunrise in the sands of Dubai with a camera. Get your hands on henna designs, traditional costumes, and a camel ride. In the calm night, you can sit alone to listen to the sound of soft wind striking sand after a complete dinner. Consider watching a few steps of a belly dancer if you like dancing. You can sand ski and go dune bashing. If you’re staying the night, make sure you have sleeping bags and blankets.

What to expect in the Safari Adventure

Your desert safari will likely include the following, depending on the type of safari you choose.

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Dune bashing

This is the highlight of a desert safari. On a Hummer or Land Cruiser, you’ll drive along the unpaved trails of the sand dunes. While you whiz across this drive at exhilarating speeds, you’ll feel a rush of adrenaline. A typical dune-bashing session lasts 45 minutes. 

Dunes can also be nauseating and anxiety-inducing, so be prepared for a roller-coaster ride!

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Camel rides

Taking a camel ride over the dunes is another great way to view the desert’s wilderness. This ride will take you on a trip back in time where you will experience how ancient Bedouins and early settlers crossed through the Arabian desert once upon a time.

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Quad biking and sandboarding

For a more wild experience in Dubai, you can also choose to explore the desert dunes on a quad bike, an easy-to-maneuver vehicle that is simple enough for first-timers as well as experts to do.  To try this rugged activity, you must be at least 16 years of age and free from any illnesses that prevent you from doing so.

Sandboarding is another option. Glide down the massive sand dunes while you try to keep your balance. Simply strap your feet into a sturdy sandboard and let the sands do all the work!

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Visit a Bedouin camp

Enjoy the culture of Emirati hospitality in a laid-back setting with low seating, where you can relax. The chairs are so comfortable that you may sit there for a long time digesting your hearty barbecue dinner.

Cultural experiences

At camp, you’ll have an abundance of cultural experiences on every desert safari! Among the many interesting aspects of this exhibition are henna tattooing, shisha smoking, falconry, and traditional Arabian photos. 

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Traditional barbecue dinner

Be prepared for a feast when you go on a desert safari in the evening or overnight. You can choose what’s included in your dinner menu based on your dining service provider. You can be sure that whatever you’re offered will fill you up.

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Local entertainment

The vibrancy of an evening desert safari is enhanced by magnificent fire shows, sensational belly dance performances, and dazzling tanoura performances. Enjoy it all while you sit back. They’re fun to watch!

Camping in the desert

A desert safari is not complete without this experience! There is no extra charge for the camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, pillows), and unlimited refreshments are provided. As a camping enthusiast, it is your duty to enjoy nature and camp under a star-filled sky. Furthermore, this is a legendary experience you shouldn’t miss, especially if you have the time.

To sum it all up, this trip into the Arabian Desert will be an experience that you will never forget and is filled with fun-filled moments that will remain in your memories for a lifetime. We are sure this will be one of your favorite activities in Dubai so book away!