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Evening Desert Safari

Evening Desert Safari Dubai Overview

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Experience the quintessential Arabian Desert and its breathtaking allure on an immaculately systematized evening desert safari in Dubai. Starting with a hassle-free hotel pickup, it retreats you to the sea of golden sands surrounded by unspoiled beauty and tranquility. See them up close on a captivating, 20- to 30-minute 4x4 dune bash adventure characterized by jaw-dropping twists, turns, and endless screams and laughs. Stop along the way to capture the perfect sunset photos as the sun begins to sink over the desert with a burst of magnificent colors.

More fun and entertainment await you at our Bedouin-inspired campsite. Following a traditional welcome with Arabic coffee (gahwa) and fresh dates, indulge in experiences that reflect the region’s culture and traditions, such as a camel ride, Shisha smoking, and henna tattooing. Enjoy the chance to return with a keepsake to be cherished forever: your photograph captured wearing traditional Emirati attire (like an abaya for women or kandura for men). For those seeking an extra dose of amusement and thrill, optional activities, including quad biking and sandboarding, are available at an additional charge. You can sign up for a thrilling dune buggy if you want to try something exciting with your group of four.

Besides unlimited refreshments, you can chow down on a delicious BBQ dinner, served buffet style, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. Wind down as you chill by the campfire and watch traditional entertainment, such as the astonishing belly dance, mind-bending Tanura performance, and fire show, which add to your culinary session. When it’s time to culminate your evening desert safari Dubai, there is no doubt that you will return with hearts full of prized memories of admiring the magical desert landscape and enjoying exciting dune-exclusive activities with the warmth of Arabian hospitality.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup by a 4X4 vehicle
  • 20- to 30-minute Dune bashing
  • Sunset photography
  • Arabic coffee and fresh dates
  • Camel Ride
  • Shisha smoking
  • Henna tattooing
  • Opportunity to snap pictures wearing traditional costumes
  • BBQ buffet dinner (with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food)
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Sandboarding (extra charge applies)
  • Quad Biking (extra charge applies)
  • Drop off
  • Belly Dance (not available during Ramadan)
  • All personal expenses spend for shopping and activities like sandboarding, quad biking, Shisha smoking, etc.

Exclusion

All personal expenses spend for shopping, souvenir photography, quad biking, sandboarding, etc. on site

What to expect

Dune Bash: The first and most exciting thing that awaits you on this evening desert safari Dubai is a dune bash session aboard a high-performance 4x4 vehicle. It will rip you through the desert lows and highs at electrifying speeds, promising an adventure that leaves you in awe.

Sunset Spectacle: Enjoy the rare chance to capture the breathtaking allure of the Arabian Desert as thesun disappears into the horizon, casting the sky in hues of gold and crimson. With this picture-perfect backdrop, keep your camera ready and fully charged for endless snaps.

A Warm Arabian-Style Welcome: Yes, be greeted in traditional style at our Bedouin-inspired camp. You will be served Arabic gahwa (coffee) with fresh, succulent dates, ensuring a perfect start for an evening of cultural immersion and breathtaking entertainment.

Camel Ride: There is no better way to feel the desert’s authentic essence and rhythm than on a camel ride across the dunes. It takes you on a thrilling yet delightful journey, allowing you to navigate the vast golden sands as ancient settlers did.

Henna Tattooing and Shisha Smoking: This off-road is not all about action and thrills, with some enlightening cultural experiences covered in your evening desert safari Dubai price. Glimpse into the rich Emirati culture and heritage by smoking Shisha and getting your hands temporarily tattooed with henna designs.

BBQ Dining: Following a fun-packed evening, settle in for a lavish buffet-style BBQ dinner amid the serene desert surroundings. It is definite to delight your taste buds with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights.

Traditional Entertainment: Tantalize all your senses as you relish food and watch mesmerizing folk performances. Tanura performer will leave in a trance with his whirlwind performance, while a graceful belly dance session will complement the Arabian night charm and magic.

A Range of Musical Shows: Soothe your mind as the soulful rhythms of Sufi music play in the background and a traditional Sufi dancer serenades the ambiance. The music gets upbeat with the vibrant Khaliji dance show, arriving next on the stage that showcases the traditional dance styles of the Arabian Gulf region. Later, feel the energy rise with a pulsating Dabka performance, accompanied by powerful drumming.

Fire Show: As the evening reaches its peak, get ready to watch the spectacular fire show, which is full of spark and magic.

Pose for a Souvenir Picture: Don’t miss the opportunity to take home your wonderful snaps wearing traditional Arabic costumes. For a nominal extra charge, it makes a fantastic keepsake to treasure the extraordinary moments of your once-in-a-lifetime desert evening safari.

Quad Biking & Sandboarding: Activities like quad biking and sandboarding are available for an additional charge for those seeking extra amusement and thrill on the desert sands. The best thing is that even beginners can set out on these adventures with minimal supervision.

Timings

Experience the magic of the desert with our 6-hour evening safari. Pick-up for the evening desert safari starts around 3.30 pm; the exact time may vary depending on the sunset time. The unforgettable journey ends after dinner at 9.30 pm.

Take a look at the detailed evening desert safari timings:

Transfer Category Pick-up Timings Approximate Duration
Shared Transfer 15:30 hrs. Six Hours
Private Transfer 15:30 hrs. Six Hours

Important Information

  • Unless otherwise specified during booking, a Dubai evening safari package includes shared hotel transfers arranged from central Dubai locations, such as Bur Dubai, Deira, Dubai Marina, and Sheikh Zayed Road.
  • For our guests outside standard pick-up points, our dedicated operations team ensures seamless coordination to accommodate their transfer requirements.
  • Dune bashing and other high-intensity activities involved in an evening desert safari are not advised for pregnant women and those with back issues. Infants are not strictly permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Children under 16 are welcome to participate in this desert safari at applicable rates, but they are not eligible for activities like Shisha smoking and dune buggy rides.
  • Travel light, as heavy luggage is not permitted on a desert safari.
  • A responsible adult must join the children throughout the tour.
  • Pick-up and drop-off times may be adjusted by 30 to 60 minutes to accommodate traffic and other unexpected travel delays.
  • No refund is made for partially utilized services.

Child Policy

  • Children below three years old enjoy complimentary entry as they are classified as infants.
  • Child rate applies to children that fall between three and ten years old.
  • Adult rates are charged for children above ten years old.

Cancellation Policy

  • No charges are incurred for cancellation requests received 24 hours before the tour departure.
  • A 100% charge applies for cancellations within 24 hours of tour departure.
  • Refunds, if applicable, will be processed within seven working days.
Frequently Asked Questions

An evening desert safari is one of the popular excursions in Dubai reflecting on Bedouin times. It is a cultural-cum-adventurous escapade that takes you through the shimmering dunes on the 4*4 or camel. It also includes sand skiing and quad biking. This 6-hour trip during the evening gives you a glimpse of the sunset from your camping site and offers live entertainment, henna tattooing, buffet dinner, and much more.

An evening desert safari is one of the popular excursions in Dubai reflecting on Bedouin times. It is a cultural-cum-adventurous escapade that takes you through the shimmering dunes on the 4*4 or camel. It also includes sand skiing and quad biking. This 6-hour trip during the evening gives you a glimpse of the sunset from your camping site and offers live entertainment, henna tattooing, buffet dinner, and much more.

Keep a small bag to put all essentials for the desert safari. Take your camera to capture the most scenic views you’ll ever see. You might want to keep some cash for buying souvenirs or handling other expenses. Also, stack sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat to escape the heat. As the temperatures drop during the evenings, a shawl or light jacket can be useful too. Carry the necessary IDs if asked.

Yes, a buffet dinner is included in the evening desert safari package. The menu includes starters, a variety of bread, grilled meats, appetizers, and desserts like muffins. There are unlimited dates and beverages alongside the buffet. It is advisable to confirm with the tour operator whether the dinner is included.

You can order alcohol at extra charges.

Yes, there are plenty of vegetarian dishes in the meal served on the evening safari. You can inform the tour operator during the booking to customize your requests.

Yes, kids are allowed for the desert safari. However, activities such as dune bashing are not recommended for kids under three and pregnant women.

The duration of an evening desert safari is between 4 hours to 6 hours. It begins in the late afternoon and ends after sundown. The time could vary depending on what you choose to do and the extent of the ride from your pickup location.

Yes, you will get pick-up and drop-off services for the evening desert safari in Dubai. However, it is recommended to check with your tour operator regarding any changes.

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