Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari Dubai with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Main Details
Tour Duration
07 Hours
Live Tour Guides
Pickup Time available
11:00, 11:15, 13:50, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 15:00
Cancellation Policy
24 hours in advance for a full refund
Pickup Service
Pick-up available from hotels in Dubai and Port Rashid (cruise terminal). Pickup service is not available from Naif and Al Sabkha area. Pick-up from Sharjah & Ajman, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Bab Al Shams, Discovery garden and Investment City available only with additional cost upon request based on your location. Pick-up time will be within the first 45 minutes of your booked tour time, depends on your location, If there is any change you will be notified by WhatsApp, Phone call or email.

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  • Evening Dubai Desert Safari and a visit to the exclusive Al Khayma camp
  • Dune bashing for 30-45-minutes at Lahbab desert
  • Sandboarding (sand surfing) along the red dunes
  • Camel caravan ride  
  • Shisha pipe smoking, Henna painting, an Arabian makeover and posing with the majestic Falcon
  • Barbecue buffet Lunch/dinner with local cuisines (Veg. and Non-Veg.)
  • Tanoura and Belly dance shows


Spend an evening at the one and only Al Khayma Desert Camp to experience the bygone Bedouin life. Revisit those good old days with Shisha smoking, Henna tattooing, barbecue lunch/dinner, local Tanoura as well as Belly dance shows.


This Dubai desert safari tour will familiarize you how fascinating was the old desert life!

Our Safari Captain will pick you up, from the hotel or selected location, in a 4 wheel drive Land Cruiser. You will then be taken to the Lahbab desert. In that one hour drive, learn how the present cosmopolis Dubai was originally a village first and the way it transformed to a trendsetting city. As you arrive at Lahbab desert, take an initial break at the rest area for about 20-25 minutes. There you can take rest, avail bathroom/toilet facilities, meanwhile, your land cruiser gets its tyre pressures adjusted for the desert safari. Even as other convoys join your gang, you can go for an optional Quad Biking.

Soon the adventures begin with dune bashing at Dubai desert. Go for a dune drive through the peculiarly shaped red dunes at Lahbab. After 30 to 45 minutes of dune bashing drive, keep your thrills alive with sand-surfing along the dunes (sandboarding). Afterwards, we will proceed to Al Khayma desert camp.

At the Al Khayma camp, you can see Camels in a group - ready for a ride. As you enter in the camp, our safari captain will show you the slots (where main camp activities take place) and you will be lead to a table inside/in front of your tent (Khayma). There will be an unlimited supply of soft drinks in your tent where you can try out Arab attires (Abaya and Kandora - for ladies and gents). Get welcomed with Gahwa, Gaymat (Arabian coffee & sweets) and dry dates. Refresh yourselves before you move on for the next activity- Camel ride.

It’s now time for a ride atop ‘Ship of the desert’. You can experience the camel ride in a group which can be repeated. Also, watch the sunset from the camp’s dedicated sunset dune. Get these beautiful scenes captured with your cameras. You can use the free time to explore the Al Khayma camp with a lot of Bedouin activities including the must-do activities of Dubai desert- Henna tattooing, Shisha smoking, trying out Arab attires Abaya/ Kandora as of a local Arab citizen, meeting up with a Falcon expert and posing with that majestic bird.

Now it’s time for some evening entertainers! The Tanoura dance will be performed at the centre stage initially. Soon you will be invited to a barbecue dinner buffet. You are free to taste the desserts provided after the dinner with barbecue dishes. Belly dance would be the very next entertainment show.

Rest is the relaxation time for you. The camp lights would be turned off completely to set a typical desert night ambience for you when the entertainment activities are finally over. Relax or refresh yourselves by meditating. Watch the vast sky, the lucky ones can spot a few stars!

Finally, you will be dropped off to the hotel/ selected location.


  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee) & Dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Falcon experience
  • Few minutes camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Shisha pipe (hubble-bubble flavour) permitted at shisha area only
  • Shared camp
  • Tanoura and Belly dance
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Barbecue meal with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer


  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike/ Dune buggy activities (optional)

Important things to know before you book

  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding
  • Check the Weather condition, light clothes at summer, and long cloths with Jacket at winter
  • Pick-up will be within the first 30-45 minutes of your booked time
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/ sickness during the dune bashing
  • Dry days: entertainment activities (Tanoura dance and Belly dance) will not be available during the mentioned dates below;

    Official holidays, and national and religious occasions

    Date (Gregorian calendar)

    Holiday duration

    New Year

    Tuesday 1 January 2019


    Israa Wal Miraj

    Wednesday 3 April 2019


    Half of Shaban month

    Saturday 20 April 2019


    Beginning of Ramadan

    Monday 6 May 2019


    Bader Al-Kubra

    Wednesday 22 May 2019


    Fateh Macca

    Saturday 25 May 2019


    Lailat Al Qader

    Saturday 1 June 2019


    29 and 30 Ramadan

    Monday 3 June 2019


    Eid Al Fitr

    Wednesday 5 June 2019


    Arafat (Haj) day

    Saturday 10 August 2019


    Eid Al Adha

    Sunday 11 August 2019


    Hijri New Year

    Saturday 31 August 2019


    Ashura Day

    Monday 9 September 2019


    Flag Day

    Sunday 3 November 2019


    Prophet's Birthday

    Saturday 9 November 2019


    Commemoration Day

    Saturday 30 November 2019


    National Day 48

    Monday 2 December 2019


  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, people with Heart & back problems, and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. (If these conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches or cell phones as the phone signal is not working in the desert.
  • Your belongings are your own responsibility and OceanAir is not responsible for any lost belongings in during the trip and in case if we found any belongings we try our best to deliver to whom they belong to.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

    Desert Safari Safety/ insurance:

  • We assure that all our desert safari guides/ drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The whole Land Cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with the needed safety facility such as Roll Bars, Seat Belts, Government Tracker, GPS, GMS, First Aid Box, etc.

    Other Conditions.

  • To the maximum extent permitted by law, OceanAir Travels accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury or death that you or anyone else may suffer or incur arising out of the Activities and/or in connection with your contract with us and/or the operator of any Activities. You are advised to have comprehensive travel and health insurance. All personal effects are at your sole risk at all times during the Activity. You understand and accept the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in certain of the Activities. You take responsibility for ensuring that you are mentally and physically capable of participating in the particular Activity.

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Reviewed by Clarence, Italy 

November 13, 2018

"We all enjoyed very well.. Thank you!"

When my sister mentioned that they are planning a desert trip, I also joined them. Omg..it was a lifetime experience. It was really cool being in that sandy land. The activities we did were really funny. My favorite one was dune bashing. I had never done this ride previously. Though I was little scary at first like I was holding tight on the handles, it turned into fun quickly. Al khayma camp was more like reading an old Arabian story. It was more luxurious than ever expected. One put henna tattoo on my hand, how talented artist, no doubt! It was lovely to sit and see how fast they are putting designs on hands. Falcons were amazing. I was excited to hold this bird on my hand. Our guide took crazy snaps. If you are a bird lover, do it definitely. Camel riding was superb; that experience ranks high on my list. I got enthralled by the belly dancing. Not to mention the dinner! Truly an experience not to miss.

Reviewed by Alisha, New Zealand 

November 12, 2018

"A sand adventure trip!!!"

A highly executed trip to Dubai because every one of us wants to explore this location. The desert safari pictures from different sources increased my level of enthusiasm. Everything was nice and all family members are eager to know about desert life. Everything was special for us and it was the first time experience, for us the most interesting part of this tour was the Al khayma campsite experience. Tasting BBQ and other Arabian dishes are good enough to keep in memory. We got a VIP treatment from the tour authorities thanks for your concern and we will come back to Dubai, no doubt we will opt for you guys!!!

Reviewed by Sawle, Hungary 

November 11, 2018

"Breathtakingly beautiful desert"

This evening trip left us in awe

Reviewed by Kiara, Denmark 

November 11, 2018

"If you have this opportunity, go for it!"

My husband and I had a beautiful experience in Abu Dhabi desert and it was a life-changing experience. Definitely, I will carry all the memories of the campsite for the rest of my life. I felt that the Bedouin campsite is specially created for us and we discovered all the truth relating to desert life.

Reviewed by Clare, United States 

November 10, 2018

"Done what I wanted"

For a long time I was longing for this journey to Dubai, the only one destination I was looking for is desert. Really my intension is to make my day completely an adventurous one and I had done it. Holding a falcon near to my shoulder is interesting but its beaks are still frightening to me.

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