Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Main Details
Tour Duration
06 Hours
Live Tour Guides
Pickup Time available
14:30, 14:40, 15:00, 15:15, 15:40, 16:30
Pickup Service
Pick-up will be within 30 minutes of your booked time example if your selected time 3:00 means you can expect the guide any time from 3:00 to 3:30 and you should be ready at the hotel/building lobby from 3:00 itself. The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.

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  • Find excitement, fun and thrill of supreme level at the Abu Dhabi Desert
  • Involve in the adventuresome dune bashing
  • Surf through the soft sands of the desert on a sand board
  • Try your hand at the optional Quad Biking and Dune Buggy
  • Enjoy Shisha smoking and Henna tattooing at the campsite
  • Explore the beauty of the evening desert on a camel back
  • Feast on a delicious BBQ dinner while watching the dance performance of Tanoura dancer and belly dancer



The evening Abu Dhabi Desert Safari makes you to come closer to the magical Arabian ambience and lets you experience the thrill of the desert. Activities like dune bashing and sandboarding satisfy your longings for thrill in most apt way. And the traditional campsite makes you travel to the world of Emiratis as the camp recreates the feel of ages old Bedouin lifestyle with various activities arranged for you. Catch the feel of an Arab by engaging in Shisha smoking, Henna painting, Camel Ride, Arabic makeover and last but not the least the BBQ dinner under the stars, besides the entertaining Tanoura and Belly dance shows.


Meet our expert safari guide who, after your pick up, will drive you to the Abu Dhabi Desert in a modern air-conditioned Land Cruiser to begin your safari packed with real thrill and excitement. You will have to wait for some time at the desert before the real action starts. As the preparatory actions are taken which includes adjusting tire pressure, catching up with the convoy, you may proceed to try optional Quad biking or Dune buggy. Soon, get into your Land Cruiser to start the thrilling session of dune bashing. Enjoy your drive through the desert and feel the thrill of conquering one dune after the other. Sense your heart pounding as you race up and down the highest sand dune.

If your yearning for thrill is not over yet, you can surf through the soft sands of the desert. You need not have any training for Sand boarding. Just strap your board onto your feet and glide through the sand dunes. After some attempts, you will successfully glide through the sand dunes to catch up with utmost excitement. After all the thrills of desert, you may even catch the view of sunset (However, sunset view is not guaranteed before you proceed to campsite).

Thereafter, you will soak in the serenity of the desert at the traditional campsite. You will receive a warm welcome at the camp. Relish on the traditional coffee and dates at the campsite as you rest for some time. Feel like a Bedouin as you sit inside the encampment which is beautifully arranged with low laying tables and Arabic cushions. You will be delighted to get engaged in activities like Henna painting and Shisha smoking. Afterwards, go for a short camel ride to witness the beauty of desert at the time of dusk.

Then comes the time to get dressed up in the traditional Arabic attire! Enjoy getting clicked while you hold a falcon on your shoulder/hand. The Arabic feel is complete as you enjoy BBQ dinner which is complete with a variety of tasty cuisines. The lavish dinner includes Arabian Kebabs, Arabian Shawarma and choices of Arabic Salads and Desserts along with the main course. You are free to choose the Standard Service (open buffet) or the VIP treat (food will be served on your table). After enjoying thoroughly, you will be returned back to your hotel / selected location.



  • Pickup and drop off to the selected hotel / location.
  • AC 4x4 land cruiser
  • English Professional licensed driver.
  • Dune Bashing for 30-40 minutes.
  • Sandboarding.
  • Welcome drinks
  • Henna painting (hands for ladies)
  • Short Camel Riding (Can be repeated)
  • Sunset photo stop (Not Guaranteed before the camp)
  • Smocking Shisha / “Hubbllee Bubblee”
  • Tanoura & belly dancing show.
  • Snacks and unlimited water and soft drinks
  • BBQ Dinner - Open buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Separate Bathrooms facilities for ladies and gents.
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer


  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tipping Kitty & Extras

Important to know before you book

  •  Pregnant ladies and also those with back pains, neck pains, are not allowed.
  • Infants (below 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing, however we accept in case of parents have the full responsibility and for sure our driver will take care, but its recommended if parents will have kids to book the trip on private basis so driver can control the dune bashing according to their wishes.
  • For ‘Dress Code’ the choice is yours. You may wear casuals like light cloths & shorts with slippers, sport shoes or sandals, during Desert Safari.However, we recommend you to wear sport shoes so you can be able to practice the sandboarding safely and if you are not planning to practice the sandboarding we recommend to wear slippers/sandals so as to feel the soothing soft sands. Also, this prevents getting sands into your shoes / boots.
  • We also recommend not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid the vomiting/sickness during the dune bashing, however there are many people eat and they don’t get sick.
  • It is not recommended to carry jewelry, 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 incase if we found any belongings we try our best to deliver to whom they belong to.
  • Dry days: entertainment activities (tanoura dance and belly dancing) will not be available during the below dates,May 16 - June 15; October 20; December 12 or any special Islamic days as per UAE law

OceanAir Travels Desert Safari Safety/insurance:

OceanAir Travels insures that all its desert safari guides/drivers are well trained and licensed Safari guides/drivers. The whole Land Cruiser/hummer 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...

Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 48 hours will be full refund, after 48 hours will be full charge.

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 Sean, United States 

June 19, 2018

"We were a little overwhelmed at our time in desert"

I visited the desert with my wife and kids. We all enjoyed it a lot. It was our last day of UAE vacation. When we arrived at desert, we were in a bit of shock. What an amazing landscape! Full of sand. It was refreshing feel to breath the fresh air from there. Dune bashing was a life changing experience for me. I still remember that feel of excitement when vehicle accelerates to great speed. Sandboarding was a nice experience. though I don’t know skating, I was happy to learn it. We had a night camp in the desert. Most important highlight of the camp was BBQ dinner. I enjoyed it very much. Got a chance to ride a camel across the dunes. My wife got her hands painted with henna. Belly dance was mind blowing. While enjoying there performance, we also tempted to do some steps. Took lot of pictures. My camera is now running out of space.

Reviewed by Andrea, Bulgaria 

June 18, 2018

"Well this proved to be something very different experience for us"

Loved everything about the trip

Reviewed by Mann, Ireland 

June 16, 2018

"A mix of fascination and fear"

We had a thrilling tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed by Steve, Antigua 

June 15, 2018

"How lucky being able to experience something like this"

I was very much surprised by the desert. As our vehicle started to ride, I was literally scaring. It was very exciting experience to be in a 4x4 vehicle. Only when the vehicle halts for a while, I could leave my breath. I felt like being on a rollercoaster. It was so much fun. Sand boarding again was a brilliant experience. I could never have imagined I would skate on the sand. I find it quite easy. Desert camp was so special. With so many activities, I became able to realize how people lived in desert during the past. After a long day of new experiences, it was nice to be back home. I loved it all the way.

Reviewed by Riff, Trinidad 

June 14, 2018

"I got goosebumps!!"

Wow! This trip was sooo interesting!

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