Overnight Safari Dubai

Overnight Desert Safari Overview

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Prepare for the ultimate desert adventure as you embark on an overnight desert safari! Enjoy all the standard inclusions of an evening desert safari and get the rare chance to camp in the desert and witness both sunrise and sunset views, all with this exclusive desert package. A convenient pickup by a comfortable vehicle ensures a perfect start to your desert expedition.

Notice the shift in the scenery as you enter an isolated landscape swathed in golden dunes, and get ready for more action and fun with a terrific 4X4 dune bash session. Catch the unparalleled desert sunset views before you visit our modest campsite.After a traditional welcome with Arabic coffee and dates, you will spend the rest of the evening with various unforgettable experiences that let you glimpse into the fascinating Bedouin culture and heritage, such as a camel ride, henna tattooing, and Shisha smoking. You can also pose for some captivating pictures wearing Arabic costumes.

Refuel your energy as you feast on the delicious BBQ delights (with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) and feel active by watching belly dance and Tanura performances. What awaits you next on your overnight desert safari Dubai is a laid-back stay in a modest tent. It, however, is fully equipped and blissfully located amid the vast desert expanse.All you have to do is settle in for a peaceful slumber under the desert stars.

Start your next day with the magical sunrise views and then savor an aromatic sumptuous breakfast served with refreshing tea and coffee. Finish your extraordinary Dubai desert safari journey with a convenient return transfer to your hotel or preferred location.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers
  • Dune bashing aboard a 4X4 vehicle
  • Desert sunset views
  • Camel ride
  • Henna tattooing
  • Shisha smoking
  • Opportunity to pose for photograph wearing traditional costumes
  • BBQ dinner
  • Tanura performance
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Access to the fully equipped overnight tent
  • Sunrise views
  • Breakfast with tea and coffee
  • Belly Dance (not available during Ramadan)


  • The overnight desert safari price does not include alcohol. You will have to pay extra charges.
  • All personal expenses spend for shopping and activities like sandboarding, quad biking, Shisha smoking, etc.

What to expect

Reliable Transfers:The adventure of overnight desert safari Dubai begins comfortably with round-trip transportation from your designated pickup point.

Dune Bashing: Buckle up for an exhilarating ride as you explore the majestic sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle. Feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the slopes and experience the thrill of desert off-roading.

Sunset Photography: As the journey moves ahead, there will be a photo op where you can hop off the vehicle and immerse in the scenic visuals surrounding you. Take Instagrammable pictures of this once-in-a-lifetime opprtunity.

Camel riding: The adventure takes a soothing turn when you straddle a camel. Camels are one of the friendliest animals you’ll ever meet. Like the old golden days when trading was carried out and bedouins traveled to and fro on a camel’s back, you will get a glimpse of history.

Arabic dress wearing: As the day winds down and you reach the beautiful site of overnight desert camping Dubai, embrace the local culture by dressing up in traditional Arabic attire. Strike a pose and capture photos that will be cherished memories for years to come.

Henna Designing: An essential part of Arabian culture, henna is an eye-pleasing body art. Get a beautiful and temporary henna design on your hands or feet.

BBQ Dinner: As you work up an appetite, savor a delicious buffet spread, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. There is also a shisha smoking facility for those interested. You can try this traditional flavored tobacco smoking experience.

Entertainment: Admire the exciting performances of a Tanoura artist twirling with their colorful skirts on mesmerizing music. Later, you also get to enjoy and be captivated by the vibrant energy of a belly dancer.

Facilities: One of the best things in this tour is night desert camping. Sleep under the twinkling stars in the comfortable tents provided for your overnight stay. Sleeping bags will be included to ensure a warm and restful night.

Unlimited Refreshments: During the thrilling journey of night desert safari Dubai, there is an intense need to hydrate. So, you can get refreshments, such as tea, coffee, and beverages, anytime.


The best overnight desert safari in Dubai is a 13-16 hour experience, depending on the package you choose. The usual pick up time for overnight safari is around 3:00 pm and drop off at 9:00 am the next morning, letting you witness both sunrise and sunset. However, for an overnight camping escape, the pickup timing is around 8:00 pm when the desert has turned cold and pleasant.

To understand the overnight desert safari timings, here is a detailed overview:

Transfer Type Pick-up Timings Approximate Duration
Sharing Transfers Pickup time between 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Drop Off time between 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM 13:00 hours
Private Transfers Pickup time between 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Drop Off time between 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM 13:00 hours
Without Transfers Activity starts at 09:00 PM 12:00 hours

Important Information

  • Dune bashing is not recommended for pregnant women or people with backache.
  • A minimum of 2 adult bookings is required for this tour.
  • Pickups are available from Dubai hotels or residences and not from the airport. A request with an extra charge is made for areas other than Dubai hotels or residences.
  • Sharing transfers are available for pickup in Deira, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed up to Marina.
  • Pickup times may vary by 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic and your hotel's location.

Child Policy

  • Children under 3 years have free entrance.
  • Children between 3 to 10 years are allowed at the child rate.
  • Children above 10 are charged at an adult rate.

Cancellation Policy

  • A cancellation made at least 24 hours before your scheduled departure time will be applicable for no charges.
  • There will be no refund for cancellations made within 24 hours of your departure time for overnight desert safari.
  • If you are eligible for a refund, you will receive it back within 7 business days.
Frequently Asked Questions

An overnight safari in Dubai is a great way to experience Arabian culture and adventure. What makes it more exciting than the other safari packages is that it extends beyond the usual time. Guests indulge in a range of thrilling sports in the evening, sit in the Boudin-inspired campsite for live shows, eat by the bonfire under the starry sky, and then wake up to the sunrise. It’s a comprehensive safari tour that creates lasting memories of the Arabian journey.

The price of an overnight desert safari starts around AED 425. It can vary depending on a number of factors, including the location, the duration of the safari, the type of accommodation, and the activities included. For an ideal overnight camping escape, you have to pay AED 350, but in case you want to blend overnight and morning safari adventure, it will cost you AED 450.

It is a treat for thrill seekers. If you want to immerse in the Arabian culture and spend a night under the tents in the endless desert like a raw camper, then an overnight desert safari is for you. Activities like dune bashing, camel riding, henna tattooing, Arabian dress photography, belly dancing, and much more add cherishable chapters to your journey. If you have worked up an appetite, there is an arrangement of a lavish spread buffet as well.

Overnight desert safari in Dubai lasts 16-18 hours. It varies due to itinerary, inclusions, and seasons. You will be received by 2.30 pm on Day 1 (when you indulge in an adventurous session in the desert followed by overnight camping) and then dropped off at 9 am the next morning of Day 2 (after the sunrise view and breakfast).

Overnight desert safari is a lengthy affair that stretches from late afternoon to early morning. Regardless of the weather, you must wear comfortable clothes made of lightweight fabric. Long-sleeved tops and full pants are the most preferred option. Cover your head from the sun using a hat or scarf. A close-toe footwear is essential as sand gets inside and irritates your feet. Bring a hoodie, shawl, or sweater to feel warm during late-night camping. Avoid wearing body-hugging clothes, heels, short skirts, or sleeveless tops. Don’t forget to keep a small pouch packed with sunscreen, moisturizing creams, a water bottle, and other essentials.

Take your lightweight sweater or jacket for the night, as the temperatures drop after sundown. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, shawl, and scarf into a bag. Toiletries, tissue paper, and other personal items can come in handy. Also, carry a camera to capture perfect moments. Keep your electronics charged with a power bank or charger. Get your medications, bottled water, and some cash for optional activities or buying souvenirs.

Yes, food is provided on an overnight desert safari. At the campsite, there is an arrangement for a grand spread of buffet dinner. Different safari packages offer the choices of a 3-course, 4-course, or 5-course meal, including grilled meats, barbecue, appetizers, salads, and desserts. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. Many operators also organize breakfast before departure.

There is no age limitation to visit the desert. You can bring your little ones to the excursion as there are loads of family-friendly entertainment. However, activities like dune bashing and quad biking are not recommended for children under three.

Desert Safari is carried out in a well-maintained, robust 4*4 vehicle. A few top examples of 4-wheeled vehicles are Land Cruiser and Hummer.

Yes, overnight safari can be quickly booked through travel portals. Search for the tour, browse the packages, compare the prices of different operators, and choose the one that fits your bill.

The cost of a desert safari in Dubai depends on your chosen package. This package covers activities, food, entertainment, and other optional services that you pick. A typical overnight safari in Dubai costs around AED 400.

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