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

Main Details
Tour Duration
06 Hours
Live Tour Guides
English
Pickup Time available
14:40, 16:00
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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Highlights

  • 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

 

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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. After enjoying thoroughly, you will be returned back to your hotel / selected location.

 

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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, 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 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 Amber, Mauritius 

June 30, 2018

"Pleasure! all the way!"

The color shades of sunset from Abu Dhabi desert is entirely a different activity and it will take you to the realm of aesthetic pleasure. There are many things arranged in the desert camp and I experienced the art of Arabian henna painting it is nice.


Reviewed by Kaylum, Slovakia 

June 28, 2018

"Nice to ride over the dunes"

Very nice experience overall! I must say it is a nice combination of fun and thrill. The 4x4 dune bashing was exhilarating in every sense. And I am glad I did it. It was an ultimate adventure experience. Luckily we got a professional driver. He actually amplified our excitement with his riding skills. Another activity that made us thrilled was sandboarding. Camel ride was short yet funny. These activities are must to do in desert. The camp itself was good with an array of entertainments. Belly dancing was really a visual treat. The graceful moves of the dancers were simply overwhelming.


Reviewed by Dale, Bulgaria 

June 27, 2018

"A trip to my dream destination"

Quality time ever. It was my dream destination. Visited desert to tick off my bucket list. It was a great experience, loved and enjoyed every minute. From start to finish, our guide put us at ease and views were amazing. Pictures taken were superb! What an awesome experience we had with dune bashing. Have to admit I was nervous about speed yet I enjoyed it. Sand boarding was superfun. Came riding was an experience like no other. I was riding it for my very first time. I am fortunate to have this exceptional trip.


Reviewed by Pamela, Haiti 

June 26, 2018

"Suspense thriller"

After having exhausted with full of fun and happiness I just want to be a mere observer of my Voyage. As an observer I can narrate it as a suspense thriller. Every activity from the start to the end keeps me alive and energetic because of its thrilling activities. This was my first time visit to a foreign country. My first activity of dune bashing is superb. The driver, he controlled his drive in a rhythmic way. Self-experience of sand boarding and quad bike ride take me into another world. During the time of henna painting I was curious to know how it look like at the end. Experiencing Arabian BBQ, witnessing other’s expressions of shisha smoking, I felt all are chronologically arranged like a suspense thriller serious. Really I felt it.


Reviewed by Wilfred, Spain 

June 25, 2018

"Marvelous!"

I visited Abu Dhabi for my personal purpose and got some free time and I used it effectively by taking a desert safari. An unexpected gift and everything was fresh to me, really I was surprised and I was very lucky to have this.


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