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.
Important to know before you book
Official holidays, and national and religious occasions
Date (Gregorian calendar)
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
Wednesday 22 May 2019
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
Monday 9 September 2019
Sunday 3 November 2019
Saturday 9 November 2019
Saturday 30 November 2019
National Day 48
Monday 2 December 2019
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...
Cancel before 48 hours for a full refund, while any cancellation done after 48 hours is not eligible for a refund.
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.
Reviewed by Kohl, DenmarkNovember 12, 2018
Overall a great experience
Reviewed by Jason, GuyanaNovember 11, 2018
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, HungaryNovember 10, 2018
Everything went smoothly! All I can say is that excellent and marvellous
Reviewed by Emma, United StatesNovember 9, 2018
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, SlovakiaNovember 9, 2018
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.