An essential part of any trip to Dubai is a desert safari Dubai. You can do a lot of different things, like dune bashing, camel riding, quad biking, sand boarding, falconry, henna painting, smoking Shisha, belly dancing, Tanura dance, wearing an Arabic costume, having a BBQ dinner, and so on. To find the best desert safari in Dubai for your needs, you should consider when it starts, how long it lasts, what activities are available, and how much it costs. 

Desert Safari in Dubai selection

The essential things to think about when choosing a desert safari:

  • The start time
  • The length of the tour
  • The cost of the tour
  • The level of adventure
  • The cultural activities included
  • The food and drinks

How much is a desert safari?

In Dubai, there are a lot of tour companies that offer a wide range of desert safaris. This is the cheapest way to see the Dubai desert. A shared evening safari costs about AED 475 ($130) per person and includes a barbecue dinner. Like most tourist activities, desert safaris in Dubai tend to be cheaper during the week and during slow times. 

Safari’s adventure levels

Different Dubai desert safaris offer different kinds of exciting things to do. Booking a morning safari with activities like dune bashing, quad biking, a ride in a dune buggy, sandboarding, riding a camel, etc., will give you the most adrenaline rush. You shouldn’t go dune-bashing if you’re traveling with a young child (three years or younger) or an older person. In this case, you might want to book a desert safari in Dubai that doesn’t involve driving over dunes. Evening safaris have exciting things, like dune bashing, but they tend to be less intense.

Cultural activities included

Evening safaris in Dubai are a great way to learn more about the Emirati culture and how people live in the desert. 

  • Sitting on a dune to watch the sunset
  • Camel Riding
  • Birds of prey show
  • Henna Painting
  • Shisha Smoking
  • Pictures of people in Arabic dress
  • Pictures of a Falcon
  • Dance the belly
  • Tanura Dance
  • BBQ dinner with food from the area

 Food and drinks

You can go on a morning desert safari with or without breakfast. Every evening, safari has an excellent barbecue buffet dinner with dishes from Africa, Europe, and India. When you go on an overnight safari, you get dinner and breakfast. All desert camps have well-stocked bars, but guests must pay extra for drinks. During the month of Ramadan, the bar is not available.

Morning desert safaris

Morning safaris are great for people who like to get a lot of adrenaline out of their activities or have plans for the evening. 

Overnight desert safari in Dubai

Desert safaris in Dubai are for people who want to experience the real desert. The next day, they wake up early to watch the sun rise over the desert, eat an Arabian breakfast, and then are driven to their hotel. A 20-hour overnight safari is part of the Planet Adventures Luxury Tours. A gourmet breakfast follows it. Each person has to pay AED 1000 ($270).

Desert Safari with BBQ dinner

Dubai desert safaris with a barbecue dinner are popular with guests who want to try local food or spend more time in the desert at night. On most evening desert safaris, you can choose to add a BBQ dinner to your trip. Everyone sits around the stage in the middle of the Bedouin-style camp at a low table. If you have any special requests, the chefs at the venue will do their best to meet them. You can get soft drinks, coffee, and tea at the campsite as much as possible.

Desert safari with quad biking

 Quad bikes are like motorcycles but have four big tires and are ridden like dirt bikes. As you speed through the dunes on a quad bike, you’re sure to get a rush of adrenaline. 

Safari with riding in dune buggies

It gives off-road exploring a new twist because you ride a two-seater dune buggy over the beautiful dunes in the area. This excellent dessert experience can be had by one person or two people who share a buggy for an hour.

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Without dune bashing, it’s a desert safari.

A big part of a Dubai desert safari for most tourists is dune bashing, where everyone gets into a 44 car and is driven over and around the dunes in a dangerous way. For example, booking a Dubai desert safari without dune-bashing is best if you are traveling with a baby (less than 3 years old) or older. Planet Adventures has two kinds of safaris that don’t involve driving over sand dunes. 

Falconry in Dubai Safari 

Dubai is a popular place for falconry, and it’s a great place to watch falconers work with their trained birds. Falconry safaris are only provided by Royal Shaheen Events, which is the only other top tour company.