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The perfect desert safari in Dubai

Even if Dubai is now well known for its breathtaking skyline and magnificent sights, you should definitely not miss a safari tour through the golden desert sands. With these tips, your desert safari will definitely be a highlight.

  • 1. Wildlife

    With gazelles, wild cats, desert monitors and many other extraordinary animal species, Dubai's deserts are in no way inferior to the savannahs! Or you can get up close and personal with the wild animals of the region on a falcon hunt.

  • 2. Camel riding

    Why just watch? A camel ride is a great opportunity for an authentic desert tour in Dubai. If you like to get very close to the animals, you should also try the hawk hunt, which is sure to be unforgettable!

  • 3. Eating

    Inexpensive desert safaris including dinner are always a great option. But it is also worth spending a little more money on the authentic regional cuisine and hospitality.

  • 4. For adventurers

    Adventurers are spoiled for choice: whether dune bashing by jeep, quad, sandboard or sand buggy, there is something for everyone! Not for the faint of heart!

  • 5. Landscape

    Are you bothered by the heat? Then book a desert tour at night. At this time it is basically even more beautiful in the desert and the unique starry sky invites you to relax.

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  • What is the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve?

    As Dubai continues to expand incredibly quickly, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was established with the aim of protecting the natural landscape and native species. It is located in the southeast corner of Dubai and extends over 225 square kilometers. There are a few tours that will take you to the reserve's pristine sand dunes!

  • How hot will it get

    In summer, the average temperatures in Dubai are around 40 degrees, but it can easily get even hotter. Temperatures are more pleasant between December and March, but you should be prepared for irregular showers during this time!

  • Can you camp?

    Camping is allowed in some places. If you are very experienced, you can try it on your own. Otherwise, it is advisable to book a tour with a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately, there are a number of overnight camping safaris available.

  • What do you experience on a desert safari?

    A desert safari actually offers more than you might expect at first sight. You will have the unique opportunity to dash across sand dunes and do activities typical of this breathtaking region: camel riding, sandboarding, skin painting with henna colors or tasting of local cuisine, smoking hookahs, entertainment shows with music and much more!

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41,874 reviews

After booking this trip online, I got a call from our guide Matti after a few minutes. The arrival time was as planned. Guide Matti is very professional and friendly. The drive in the desert was very good and safe. Everything was great. Safari was as described. Guide Matti is also a very good photographer;) This trip with guide Matti is only recommended.

The tour was very well planned. Everything was on time & perfect. Rashid was very polite and courteous. He even made the trip better for us. The tour incl. Rashid as guide were top and we can recommend this very gladly.

Mansour is one of the best tour guides you can imagine. We had lots of fun during our trip and hope to catch up with him again on our next trip to Dubai! The desert is beautiful and worth a trip! 5 stars for sure !!

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