When you’re thinking about traveling to Dubai on vacation, some of the things that come to mind are undoubtedly Dubai’s towering skyline, the beautiful beaches, shopping and most of all, adventure. Your trip to Dubai wouldn’t be adventurous enough if you don’t experience the awe-inspiring desert safari in the middle of the Arabian desert, on stunning red sand dunes.
There are desert safari packages and deals available for a single person as well as for couples and families. You can even book an entire bus if you want! Some well-known and trustworthy companies that provide desert safari tours are Arabian Nights tours, City Smart tourism, Lama tours, AHA Tourism, etc. These companies have a history of providing quality service so you can enjoy your desert safari to the fullest and in luxury. Furthermore, they provide desert safari tours all over UAE in Ras al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and last but not the least, in Dubai.
The prices range from 40 AED to 300 AED depending on your choice. For example, if you want a personal 4×4, or if you want to travel by bus, the charges will vary. Desert safari tours are generally held 3 times a day: morning safari, evening safari, and overnight desert safari. The evening safari tour is the best in our opinion and also speaking from personal experience as you can get enough time to start your day off, escape too much heat and then embark on a safari adventure with one of the prime highlights being the jaw-dropping sunset over the red dunes of Dubai, which you would miss on the morning tour. Also, the evening desert safari tour is considerably more affordable than the other tours for if you are planning to go as a couple or with multiple friends or family.
Now that we have dealt with the packages and deals, let’s move on to the fun part: ‘What is the Dubai desert safari experience all about, and what does it have to offer?’ Depending on which package you opt for, the company bus or luxury 4×4 will pick you up at your place of residence at around 14:00 local time and drop you back at your place at around 20:00 hours, which makes this tour around 6 hours long. Once you reach the desert, you will first be awe-struck by the sheer beauty and wide expanse of never-ending red sand dunes and then by the adrenalin-pumping dune-bashing. If you’re not self-driving, the expert drivers will spiral, drift and race up and down the huge sand dunes which is sure to be an experience you won’t forget. You can also drive quad bikes over the dunes and just so children don’t feel left out, camel rides are also available.
After enjoying the dune-bashing and camel rides and quad-biking over the beautiful red dunes, you will get a chance to experience and capture the mesmeric sunset over the horizon. The desert safari tour is worth it for this view alone as it is bound to make you feel calm and wondrous and joyful at the same time. After all this, you would probably be exhausted and we have you covered in that regard as you will be greeted at a beautiful Arabian-styled tent which is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. There, you can enjoy refreshments like snacks and tea and juices and also Hubbly Bubbly (Hookah) while the festivities and shows start. The ladies can buy jewelry and traditional ornaments as souvenirs and get beautiful henna designs on their body to remember the experience by.
The evening isn’t over yet as you would get to watch some great belly dancing performances as well as a Tanoura show and a fire show that will leave you spellbound. You would then be treated to a wide array of traditional Arabian BBQ dishes for non-veg as well as veg people that are sure to make you salivate.
Having said all that, we hope to see you on one of the desert safari tours as you make memories and witness spectacles to last you a lifetime. Happy desert safari!