Frequently Asked Questions

Desert Safari Dubai FAQs

1. What is a desert safari?

A desert safari in Dubai is a guided off-road tour that lets you discover Dubai’s unspoiled Arabian Desert and the warm traditional Emirati hospitality in the most thrilling way.

Depending on your chosen desert safari package, you can look forward to participating in various activities. One of the main highlights is the 4X4 dune bash, followed by a camel ride and optional adventure sessions like sandboarding, quad biking, dune buggy rides, etc. You can also watch the compelling desert sunrise or sunset, or even both, and further visit the modest campsite for a dose of Bedouin culture and traditions, with activities like henna tattooing, Shisha smoking, and falconry. Subject to desert safari package, feast on a lavish BBQ dinner and enjoy traditional performances including Belly Dance and a Tanura show.

As a specialist in desert safari tours, our portfolio covers all types of desert safaris, such as Evening Safari, Morning Safari, Sunrise Safari, Overnight Safari, Dinner in the Desert, Red Dune Safari, Hummer Safari, Premium Safari, and Private Safari (exclusively crafted for you and your group).

We conduct desert safaris across the UAE, from Al Awir and Lahbab in Dubai to Abu Dhabi’s Al Khateem and Liwa Oasis to Ras Al Khaimah.

Wear comfortable clothing that adheres to the region’s climatic conditions. Add layers to your dress if you visit the desert in the winter months. Complete your look with a comfy pair of shoes, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen and carry items like hats, sunglasses, etc.

It largely depends on your chosen desert safari tour. The duration of a morning safari is three to four hours, while it may extend up to eight hours in an evening desert safari. If it is an overnight desert safari, you can expect to spend about 16 hours in the desert.

Your chosen package and its duration, inclusions, etc., determine its pricing. It can range from AED 175 for a standard desert safari to AED 1000 for a private or premium desert package.

We are owned by Rayna Tours and Travels, a destination management company with an immaculate track record. So you can count on us for the following aspects:

  • Extensive Experience
  • Exceptionally professional guides
  • Variety of desert safari tours
  • Immaculate safety record
  • Unbiased customer testimonials
  • Stress-free booking procedure with a flexible cancellation policy
  • 24/7 customer support team

Make sure you observe these cultural etiquettes for a pleasant and evocative desert excursion. Firstly, dress modestly and avoid PDAs (public display of affection) on a desert safari as a respect towards local customs, religious values, and traditional heritage. Although you can buy alcohol at an extra charge during a safari, don't expect it to be served on holidays or most Islamic occasions. Most importantly, the Arabian Desert encompassing Dubai and the UAE is unspoiled, ecologically sensitive, and well-protected as a national treasure. So refrain from littering or indulging in any acts that cause disturbance to its flora and fauna.

Consider the following essential things for a smooth and stress-free desert safari experience:

  • Choose lightweight clothes and comfortable shoes for your desert trip, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses and hats.
  • Listen to the safety instructions provided by your guide for a safe and enjoyable dune bash adventure.
  • Notify our team in advance about any medical conditions or special dietary requirements you may have.
  • Stay hydrated during your desert trip, and you can easily do it with unlimited refreshments served throughout the safari.
  • Respect local culture and traditions and refrain from causing disturbance to the delicate desert ecosystem.

A desert-exclusive safari lets you appreciate Dubai's bona fide culture and heritage with a touch of sheer amusement, excitement, and thrill, which makes it a must-do in Dubai.

A variety of inclusions bundles up a desert tour package, which are as heart-racing and distinct as a 4x4 dune bash, a camel ride, falconry, henna tattooing, and Shisha smoking.

A desert safari should be best experienced during the winter months between October and March.

Choose comfortable, modest, and right-fit clothing for your desert trip, and wear a good-quality pair of shoes or footwear to complement your look. It is primarily a must if you plan for an action-packed desert trip.

No, it varies according to your choice. The inclusions and amount of time you wish to spend on a desert safari determine its cost. The prices may vary depending on whether you choose a morning, evening, or overnight desert safari.

A dune bash is central to most desert safari packages. That said, you can opt for a desert safari without this intense activity. You only need to speak to your representative to customize your package.

You can select a desert safari tour as per your unique priorities. A morning safari is mostly ideal for those with minimal time in Dubai, while an evening desert safari or an overnight desert safaris for those want to admire the Arabian Desert in detail with BBQ dining and traditional entertainment.

A desert safari in Dubai takes place in the city’s untouched desert environs spread over the Al Awir or Lahbab region.

Although it’s an all-age activity, some inclusions in it, especially the dune bash, are not recommended for pregnant ladies, those with certain ailments, or those who have recently undergone surgery.

Regardless of your chosen package, you can upgrade or add more activities to it on-site, such as quad biking, a dune buggy ride, etc.