#1 Dubai Desert Safari – A Complete Guide | OceanAir Travels
15 July, 2019

#1 Best Dubai Desert Safari – A Complete Guide

Dubai Desert Safari is a fusion of fun and adventure! Being an important highlight of UAE tourism, Desert Safari not only offers adventure but this sandy landscape also gives unlimited possibilities to enjoy the traditional Arab life. People from all walks of life choose this destination for one of the wonderful enjoyments; “Desert Safari Dubai”. If this activity is on your list then there are certain things you should be essentially aware of making your trip a great experience.

Popular Dubai Desert Safari Activities

There are several pulsating activities in the desert that will give an adrenaline rush for you. They are as follows;

Dune Bashing in Dubai

The real exciting part of the safari is “Dune Bashing”- a 4×4 vehicle drive deep into the desert to explore the steep dunes spreading abundantly across the desert and the vehicle will accommodate only six people at a time. You can take part in this activity without a second thought.

Red Dunes Desert Safari

All of our Vehicles will be well equipped with appropriate safety measures. You should ensure that you take an only light meal before dune bashing. Drinking too much water or eating heavy food can make you feel uncomfortable. Since the vehicles are driven by professional experts, you do not have to be scared when the vehicle hit bumpy dunes and take sudden turns. All that you need is strap yourself into a Land Cruiser and feel the unmatched enticement of the drive.  

Sand Boarding

Sandboarding dubai

Sand boarding is very much similar to ice skating; the only difference is that it is done on sand dunes. By using wooden boards, you can surf on the sand and experience the desert like never before. All are welcome to try this activity, as getting balanced on the board is the only thing needed. Don’t be tensed of getting injured since the sand beneath you is too soft and you can just freely surf over the dunes.

Camel Trekking

Desert can be best explored by Camel Trekking and therefore it is one of most interesting activities in the safari. This is a fine way to know the transportation facility of people in the early times.  On the camelback, you can enjoy about 30 minutes ride exploring calmness of the desert.

dubai desert safari camel riding

No matter you are experienced or not, an expert guide will give you necessary training for climbing & dismounting the camel and will make you ready for a comfortable ride. If you have knee, hip or joint issues, have pain relievers should be used before your ride. Wearing long pants and soaks will help you avoid itchiness. Make sure that you do not carry anything

Quad Biking / Dune Buggy

quad biking in dubai desert safari

Both Quad Biking and Dune Buggy are two off-road riding that will quench your thirst for a thrill. These are advised to take with the assistance of outdoor adventure enthusiasts who are expert in driving. You are requested to wear Helmets and goggles for safety. Those who are only above 15 are allowed to take this ride.

Al Khayma Desert Camp

Al Khayma Desert camp is a perfect way to get a flavour of traditional Arab culture. This Bedouin style camp is full on with leisure activities like Henna painting, Shisha smoking, Belly, and Tanoura Dance Shows, apart from BBQ dinner and the golden chance to take a photo with Falcon. You can also enjoy a short camel ride on the camp premises. Those who want to enjoy the Al Khayma Desert Camp must opt for Evening desert safari.

Things To Take Care

  • When you go to desert safari you should wear comfortable and loose clothing. Choose a lightweight and light coloured fabrics as the temperature is high during day time.
  • It is better to carry a jacket with you because; it will be cold in the night.
  • While in the desert, it is good to use open shoes, sandals or flip-flops instead of covered shoes, to avoid sand to get inside the footwear.
  • Using contact lenses or sunglasses helps to avoid dust and sand particles.

Who All Can Try This?

It is better not to allow small children (especially under 3) in desert sports. Als,o pregnant women and unwell people (especially heart patients) should avoid adventurous activities.  

Best Time For Dubai Desert Safari

  • If you choose evening desert safari, you can enjoy the desert camp and can also view the sunset, if you are lucky enough.
  • For those who like to feel the cool ambience in the morning and see the shining golden sands, the morning desert safari is an ideal choice for you.


  1. Do not take expensive things (like laptop, jewelries) with you.
  2. Carry some essential medicines with you as desert climate is contrasting during day and night.

If you ensure all these things then a pleasant experience without any hassles is guaranteed. Be ready with full-spirits for an adventurous day out!


Olivia Mary Jones

Olivia Mary John is a wanderlust soul since 2011 when she jumped out of her office cubicle and decided to travel across the globe. For her, a journey is something more than merely seeing the sights. She travels to experience, learn and immerse herself in different cultures. Very much passionate about her trips, she loves to share her experience thus making your travel plans more accessible and enjoyable.


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