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Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari provided by ABC Tours Dubai

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari
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About
Pack in numerous activities on this full-day Dubai experience, which combines a city tour with a desert adventure. It’s an ideal itinerary for those short on time, and included transportation makes for a seamless trip. You’ll see the sights of old and new Dubai on a morning tour, then after a break, enjoy a full-blown 4x4 desert trip with dune bashing, camel riding, and a Bedouin-style BBQ buffet dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Experience Dubai’s highlights and a desert adventure in a single day
  • Save time by pairing a morning city tour with an afternoon desert trip
  • Tour old and new Dubai; enjoy a dune bash, camel ride, and desert camp visit
  • All transportation and a BBQ dinner included for smooth experience
What to expect
  • Depart your central Dubai hotel by climate-controlled coach and set off to discover the city's highlights as your guide sheds light on their history. First, see the wind towers of the old Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, learning how they were built by Persian merchants in the late 1800s. Then, explore the city’s wider history at Dubai Museum before crossing Dubai Creek by abra boat to visit Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. Next, enjoy a panoramic drive around new Dubai, seeing the Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Marina, and other futuristic landmarks. After a hotel drop-off and time for lunch (at own expense), leave your hotel by 4x4 to head into the desert. Ride across the dunes and visit a Bedouin-inspired camp for activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and belly dance and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows. Lastly, savor a BBQ-buffet dinner under the stars before ending your day with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience Dubai’s highlights and a desert adventure in a single day
  • Save time by pairing a morning city tour with an afternoon desert trip
  • Tour old and new Dubai; enjoy a dune bash, camel ride, and desert camp visit
  • All transportation and a BBQ dinner included for smooth experience
What to expect
  • Depart your central Dubai hotel by climate-controlled coach and set off to discover the city's highlights as your guide sheds light on their history. First, see the wind towers of the old Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, learning how they were built by Persian merchants in the late 1800s. Then, explore the city’s wider history at Dubai Museum before crossing Dubai Creek by abra boat to visit Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. Next, enjoy a panoramic drive around new Dubai, seeing the Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Marina, and other futuristic landmarks. After a hotel drop-off and time for lunch (at own expense), leave your hotel by 4x4 to head into the desert. Ride across the dunes and visit a Bedouin-inspired camp for activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and belly dance and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows. Lastly, savor a BBQ-buffet dinner under the stars before ending your day with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34459P3
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup prior to Dubai city tour
  • Hotel drop-off after Desert safari program
  • Thrilling and adventurous dune bashing with 04x04 jeeps (roller coaster ride) on the giant dunes.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Camel ride, Sand boarding, henna lady, shisha pipe, and Arabic dress
  • Live entertainment - belly dancer
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Fire show
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Special delicious Emarati starters and snacks
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Shisha at the table is not included whereas the guest can enjoy it at the exclusive area for shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks at the camp
  • Hotel drop-off after City tour
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Dubai city tour - Pick up between 9am - 9:30am  Desert safari program continued after lunch (guest would not go back to the hotel before safari)
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available for safari dinner, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • Guest can opt to do the program in 2 days or the same day.
  • Dubai Museum is closed on Friday until 2:30 pm. Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed
  • Dubai city tour on Friday mornings will be limited to 04 hours as the museum is closed and there is not traffic on the roads.
  • Soft beverages, tea/coffee water is included in the desert safari package will be served at the campsite.
  • For the desert safari, there will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanura dance and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month (expected to be from 05th May - 05th June 2019 slight change in date based on moon sighting expected, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calendar and cannot be pre-advised.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup prior to Dubai city tour
  • Hotel drop-off after Desert safari program
  • Thrilling and adventurous dune bashing with 04x04 jeeps (roller coaster ride) on the giant dunes.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Camel ride, Sand boarding, henna lady, shisha pipe, and Arabic dress
  • Live entertainment - belly dancer
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Fire show
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Special delicious Emarati starters and snacks
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Shisha at the table is not included whereas the guest can enjoy it at the exclusive area for shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks at the camp
  • Hotel drop-off after City tour
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Dubai city tour - Pick up between 9am - 9:30am  Desert safari program continued after lunch (guest would not go back to the hotel before safari)
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available for safari dinner, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • Guest can opt to do the program in 2 days or the same day.
  • Dubai Museum is closed on Friday until 2:30 pm. Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed
  • Dubai city tour on Friday mornings will be limited to 04 hours as the museum is closed and there is not traffic on the roads.
  • Soft beverages, tea/coffee water is included in the desert safari package will be served at the campsite.
  • For the desert safari, there will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanura dance and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month (expected to be from 05th May - 05th June 2019 slight change in date based on moon sighting expected, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calendar and cannot be pre-advised.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari
"Your safety is our top priority". We are concerned and as a responsible tour operator we have implemented all the requirements as per the regulations and guidelines by Dubai Tourism and UAE government Covid-19 Control Centre to ensure that you remain safe.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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4.5
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Geoff C
1 contribution
Highly Recommend! Amazing Experience
Oct 2021
Amazing experience! A big shout to Shah! He was very professional and hospitable and he ensured that we had a good time. Highly recommend for desert drifting and just off-road sand bashing, ask for Shah.

Belly dancing was great! The Pyro dancer was astounding and the Egyptian dancer was traditional and highly entertaining.
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beverly V
10 contributions
Excellent tours and good value
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was an excellent value, touring Dubai, then the desert safari with dune bashing, BBQ, camel ride, henna. The food at the BBQ was virtually never-ending so you more than got your money with on this tour. Our guides were amazing and very safe driving the dunes.
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juliana
4 contributions
Fabulous experience in Dubai even in times of Covid
Sep 2020 • Friends
I have no words to describe how well organised and safe (it's a covid world and all necessary measures were taken to the max) the tours were.
First I need to say that Anna, the company manager was phenomenal in giving options to our interests within the things we were allowed to do, she went out of her way to make sure we've had the best experience.
The Safari was really cool TK was our driver and guide, really knowledgeable and engaging. Perfect day driving through the dunes, watching the sunset, and the show at the end of the day was also fantastic.
We did the city tour of Dubai a few days later and that was awesome too giving us a great overview of this beautiful city. Kudos to Roshan and Naeem who did their upmost to make us see and learn about as many things as they possibly could.

Overall if you are in Dubai and want to explore more by all means reach out to ABC, you wont be disappointed and will for sure experience the best of Dubai with the best company.
Written 9 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Thank you so much for the beautiful and long review. Our colleagues will be more than happy seeing this. Once everything is okay please come back to Dubai and it will be our pleasure to assist you. We wish you Good Luck!
Written 13 October 2020
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Torsten
Leipzig, Germany39 contributions
city tour: good overview (4 stars), desert tour: excellent (5 stars)
Mar 2020
The city tour gives a short overview over the most important sights. We had little time at each sight, in most cases it was only a drive through or a short photostop, so it felt sometimes a bit rushed. But however, everything was as described, the guide was great and we have seen nearly everything that we wanted to see. So choose this tour if you have little time and it is ok for you to get a glimbse of Dubai. Opt for a full day tour if you want to see more.

The desert tour in the afternoon was really great. Wonderfull camp, great driver, nice activities and shows, good food. Nothing to complain at all. Highly recommendable.
Written 17 March 2020
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ABCTOURSDUBAI333
Dear Torsten We are really glad to see the narration of the Tours and your happiness.. Come back to Dubai again it will be our pleasure to assist you. Good Luck
Written 18 March 2020
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Tami
30 contributions
Recommend city tour if you like learning the history of a city
I did the city tour and the desert safari.

City Tour
My guide was Whiskey. He was fun and shared a lot of knowledge about the city. I wish we had more time for shopping in the souks, but you have time to pick up a couple of things so bring money and be ready to negotiate! The vendors are a little pushy. This was the only time in my trip when I truly needed cash.

Desert safari
The dune bashing for fun, but it did turn my stomach a bit so I took a pill for motion sickness. I still recommend this though! At the desert camp, the meal was so so (everything was cold). I highly recommend paying the $10 for the VIP service, which essentially means they bring the food to you. The buffet area is quite far from the sitting area, so this additional expense is worth it.

Also, know that the desert is cold at night and it happened to rain while we were there, so bring a jacket or sweater for the nighttime.

Hotel pick up
The hotel pick up in the morning was completely smooth. He was right on time. After the city tour, they drop you back at your hotel. They didn’t give us directions or a pick up time for the afternoon, so we had to contact them in WhatsApp during the city tour for more information about the desert safari. You would think that the city guide would have this information, but the central office didn’t share it with him. They dropped me back to my hotel with just 25 min to get something to eat, go to the bathroom, etc. this was not long enough. Given that they pick you up so early, they really need to make sure you have tome for lunch. The driver this time picked me up 15 min late with no communication from the company about the lateness. Once pick up happened, everything was smooth, but I was really nervous about not being picked up on time since I had received so little communication about how the afternoon pick up process worked.

All in all, I would recommend this experience, but I would ask more questions up front about the afternoon pick up situation and ensuring there’s enough time for lunch if you are doing two legs of the tour.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mel2042016
New Delhi, India6 contributions
Best memory of my life !
Jun 2019 • Family
Where do I start from.. Anna has been the face of ABC tours for me even before I landed in UAE. She is a super star when it comes to guest relationship, coordination of schedule, management and politeness. She deserves an award, really I mean it.
Then comes Liji our Dubai city tour guide. Her knowledge about UAE is commendable. They had promised us a tour on Sunday and even though we were only two of us in a luxury car, they did not cancel the tour. I am sure it was expensive for them..this is called world class customer service. Hats off to Liji. Hats off to Anna. I recommend ABC tour to every tourist coming to UAE. I vouch for them with all my heart!!!!
Written 16 June 2019
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Aussie
5 contributions
Private Shore Excursion
Mar 2019 • Friends
We hired ABC tours for two days from Port Rashid cruise terminal,both tours were outstanding with first class guides.
The Dubai city tour with Burg Kalifa tickets was a fun and information tour.
Desert Safari was great way to spend the evening,all tours we were picked up on time and dropped off at a arranged time.
The arrangements made online through Reena at ABC were done very effeciatly.
Written 2 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bah_Buta
24 contributions
A great tour guide for our city tour
Sep 2018 • Friends
We really enjoyed our Dubai city tour. We wish we could spend more time at the souks. But nevertheless, we understand it’s a half day tour. Tour guide Rafiq was really very informative, friendly and very very helpful. He was really attentive to everyone during the tour. To add on, even though he wasn’t our guide for the Abu Dhabi tour, we bumped into him and when we were separated from our guide, he was there to help and look out for us too.

By the way, we didn’t have time for lunch for this Dubai City Tour and Dessert Safari . It was very rushed for us as we had to connect to the next transport to the Safari Tour.

As for the Safari Tour, we enjoyed the tour. But sorry to say the back seats were horrible. Extremely bumpy. Gave us very bad headaches. We felt nausea and giddy! Would prefer not to have passengers in the back seats. It will be good if the Safari guide could give some safety briefing prior the sand dune bashing. We didn’t know the roller coaster ride was coming. We couldn’t hear the conversations between the Safari guide and the rest of the passengers in the front seats. Hence, didn’t know what’s coming up next (sand dune bashing).

There are some difficulties getting in touch with the tour company. We tried emailing them, but did not receive a reply. We call them too, but the operator on the phone did not get back to us after the call. It subsequently took me quite a few WhatsApp messages to 2 different Whatsapp number to reach them.

Other than that, I would say the tour was good and Rafiq was a fantastic tour guide.
Written 31 March 2019
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Dimitris M
Glyfada, Greece2 contributions
Great tour! Really worth it!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great tour! Really worth it if you want to take a quick taste of Dubai in combination with the desert. The city tour takes you to some landmarks like Dubai Marina, Burj khalifa, Burj al arab for photos. Then you visit the museum and via water taxi you cross the creek to visit the spice souk and gold souk. Only negative point of the city tour is the fact that we only had 30 minutes to visit the Dubai museum and the souks were just a stop, not walk through, but overall very interesting experience.
The desert safari is really unique, especially the dune bashing. Our driver was really cool and funny and we had a great time going up and down the dunes. Then you visit the camp where you can ride the camel and the night finishes with the dinner and the live show. The show is a bit touristic but still nice to watch. Food is very good given the circumstances.
All in all great experience, I would definitely recommend it.
Written 20 January 2019
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Judy
Arizona7 contributions
Great Tour
Aug 2018 • Couples
The city tour was great, got to see many attractions of Dubai and learned about its history. Many photo stops. You get an idea of Dubai. The Safari part was excellent! Fun 4x wheeling on dunes, feeding camels, short ride on camel, sand surf, great food and entertainment. Guides were nice! Both tours are a must to experience Dubai. Only drawback was the heat and humidity. It’s like being in a sauna. But what do you expect in Aug in the desert!
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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MUST-DO!!
This was an awesome experience and a must-go-to! We had so much fun and took some amazing photos. The service was g
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This was a good experience.
This was a good time. Their was not one activity that we did not enjoy. I really appreciated that they set expectat
blackpearl1906
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A desert to remember
We booked this as part of group tour and I must say this was one of my favorite tours. We did camo outfits for th
AndyS123456786
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A must do!
We had an absolutely amazing day with ABC tours! Mr Tariq Shah our guide was absolutely phenomenal. He was an excel
Katharina P
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Great tour!
The tour was really nice and the tour guide gave us a lot of information about Dubai. He was very nice as well. I c
scottiedubz
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Dubai Desert Tour w/ ATV, Camel Ride, SUV Dune Bashing, Shows, Dinner
Had a great experience with the tour and met my pre-expectations of what the excursion would be like. Our driver As
JC1521
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great organization good drivers highly recommended
safari tour good driver very friendly and helpful show was also good especially liked the fire show and the food wa
Mariana V
Mariana V
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Amazing tour
This tour was the best in Dubai! Shah was the best guide! Always patient, he helped me with everything, assisted
Noel061971
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50th in Dubai
It was a great and thrilling experience. Our tour guide/driver is amazing. He is a great driver and tour guide. His
jgayle01
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Bang for your buck
Trust me… you can NOT beat the price for everything this package comes with. We had a driver pick us up and offer t
Maria N
Maria N
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Not worth the time
The tour is not very exciting. Mostly consists of photo stops. I wish the guide would speak more and tell us things
claire4383
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Fun tour
Great trip to the desert with the quad biking and sand boarding being the highlights. Our tour guide was lovely and
TanjaF84
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Desert safari fun
Amazing all inclusive experience in the desert including transfers, dune bashing, camel riding, dinner and entertai
kinnya
kinnya
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Awesome Desert Safari in Dubai!
Awesomeness!! We had a great time on this tour, great communication from the time we booked, keeping us updated on
Montsemaheux88
Montsemaheux88
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Excellent!!!
Excellent, Zaire was so kind and an excellent tour guide, we have so much fun in the dune dashing, the food delicio
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