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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
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 (235)
1 - 5 of 234 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Don`t pick the wrong seats

My wife and I booked the afternoon desert safari which included dune bashing and riding, camel riding, BBQ dinner and dancers. The main purpose of the trip was the dune riding and unfortunately my wife and myself got sat in the back of a six...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Most amazing experience!!

My wife and I did the desert safari with our driver Sanal Mohamed today. What an incredible adventure. Sanal was polite and informative during the drive to the desert. The dune bashing was exhilarating! The meal at the desert camp was excellent and more than...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable evening with my co-workers. Thrilling dune bashing. Clean and organised camp site. Tasty food!!! Our Guide Sana was amazing and skilful driver. And not forget to mention, the belly dancer is beautiful 😊

Thank pyaen
Reviewed 1 week ago
Half day desert safart

Thrilling dune bashing, mesmerizing entertainment and fantastic photo opportunities. With excellent driving from Hafeq we definitely got memories for a lifetime. Highly recommend

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Half-Day Desert Safari

Sanal, our tour guide was on time to pick us up and while dropping us. He was very talented in terms of his driving skills. He shows his concern asking multiple times if everyone is ok and enjoying.

Thank Ankit S
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18 September 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
18 September 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
26 August 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.