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

Main Details
Tour Duration
06 Hours
Live Tour Guides
Pickup Time available
15:45, 16:30
Cancellation Policy
Cancel before 48 hours for a full refund, while any cancellation done after 48 hours is not eligible for a refund.
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.

Activity Options

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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 come closer to the magical Arabian ambience and lets you experience the thrill of the desert. Activities like dune bashing, sandboarding, quad biking and dune buggy satisfy your longings for a thrill in the aptest way and the traditional campsite recreates the feel of age-old Bedouin lifestyle with various activities arranged for you like  Shisha smoking, Henna painting, Camel ride, Arabic makeover and last but not the least, a BBQ dinner under the stars, with some spectacular entertaining performances like Tanoura and Belly dance shows.


Meet our expert safari guide in the selected location or hotel, 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 in the desert before the real action starts. As the preparatory actions are carried, as it includes adjusting the tyre pressures, catching up with the convoy, meanwhile you may proceed to try some 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. Feel the heart pounding as you race up and down the highest sand dune.If your yearning for a thrill is not over yet, you can surf through the soft sands of the desert. There is no need of you being a professional skater for Sandboarding. 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 the desert, you may even catch the view of the sunset (however, sunset view is not guaranteed before you proceed to the 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 lying 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 the 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. 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 things to know before you book

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 if parents traveling with infants need to book the trip on private basis so driver can control the dune bashing according to your wishes.
  • For ‘Dress Code’ the choice is yours. You may wear casuals like light clothes & shorts with slippers, sports shoes or sandals, during Desert Safari. However, we recommend you to wear sports shoes so you can practice the sandboarding safely and if you are not planning to practice sandboarding we recommend to wear slippers/ sandals so as to feel the soothing soft sands. Also, this prevents the sands from getting 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 who manage not to feel sick/ vomit even after having eaten something.
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches or cell phones as the phone signals are possibly not available in the desert.
    Your belongings are your own responsibility and OceanAir is not responsible for any lost belongings during the trip and in case if we found any belongings we will try our best to deliver it to whomsoever it may concern.
  • Dry days: Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan (5th may - 4th June) you can watch Tanoura only in our desert camps as there will be some restrictions for belly Dance.Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.

OceanAir Travels Desert Safari Safety/ insurance:

OceanAir Travels ensures that all our desert safari guides/drivers are well trained and licensed. 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 Kohl, Denmark 

November 12, 2018

"Thrilling activity"

Overall a great experience

Reviewed by Jason, Guyana 

November 11, 2018

"Yummy food and great adventures… moreover a peaceful evening "

Have a lot of fun with this first long distance trip with my family and we had good memories of this union. Different options are here and you are free to choose according to your interest. We are so lucky to have beautiful pictures of the sunset, which was not guaranteed thing to do. From our shared experience it is clear that we had a good time at the campsite. Too tasty and yummy BBQ, henna painting, belly dance, shisha smoking …… Yet! We are on the active mode

Reviewed by Marc, Hungary 

November 10, 2018

"What an alive and kicking desert it was!!!"

Everything went smoothly! All I can say is that excellent and marvellous

Reviewed by Emma, United States 

November 9, 2018

"An evening gift "

It was an unexpected evening, spending late afternoon with my friends is not a new thing, but this time I felt everything with fresh air. The only reason for this freshness is the landscape I have selected. Abu Dhabi is a tourist location more than that, their great success is lies in maintaining this place with great effort without losing its naturalistic view. This is the main attraction I found it here. Calmness of the desert is still there and we can have it fully as we can. Stirring events like camel riding, sandboarding are fully blasting events. Dance show at the desert camp is another experience, for me it’s a time of relaxation but at the food time I turned completely changed and have it without remembering my stomach. A nice evening and I don’t want to lose this memory.

Reviewed by Darryl, Slovakia 

November 9, 2018

"A place I had long wanted to see"

A few days before, I traveled to desert and it was for the first time I am traveling to this kind of a remote area. Desert experience thought of me that I certainly don’t know as much as I think about off-roading.

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