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Half-Day Desert Safari

Highlights
  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
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Half-Day Desert Safari
From US$ 82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
US$ 82.00
Overview
Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.

Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.

On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.

Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).

With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
Reviews (235)
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Desert Safari

Our driver(Hafiq) was the most amazing person. He was so friendly and kind. He really looked after us so well and we enjoyed the trip tremendously. I would recommend him anytime to anyone who goes on this trip. He made sure that we are enjoying...More

Thank stephaniebam59
Reviewed 2 days ago
Don`t pick the wrong seats

My wife and I booked the afternoon desert safari which included dune bashing and riding, camel riding, BBQ dinner and dancers. The main purpose of the trip was the dune riding and unfortunately my wife and myself got sat in the back of a six...More

1  Thank David S
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests Thank you very much for being with us Desert rose tours customer is our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Most amazing experience!!

My wife and I did the desert safari with our driver Sanal Mohamed today. What an incredible adventure. Sanal was polite and informative during the drive to the desert. The dune bashing was exhilarating! The meal at the desert camp was excellent and more than...More

1  Thank Brad J
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests sanal is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing

Enjoyable evening with my co-workers. Thrilling dune bashing. Clean and organised camp site. Tasty food!!! Our Guide Sana was amazing and skilful driver. And not forget to mention, the belly dancer is beautiful 😊More

Thank pyaen
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests.sanal is one of our best and experienced marshel. We will praise him for his...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Half day desert safart

Thrilling dune bashing, mesmerizing entertainment and fantastic photo opportunities. With excellent driving from Hafeq we definitely got memories for a lifetime. Highly recommendMore

1  Thank Charlotte G
Anshar S, General Manager at Desert Rose Tourism - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Desert rose Tours would like to thank you for your positive review here in TripAdvisor. As always we ensure that our tour packages memorable and good experience to our valuable guests. Thank you very much for being with us Desert rose tours customer is our...More

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shyjo
19 September 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Could be a bit much for a 3 year old given the length of time and the heat. You would need to contact the operators. The 4WD cars we were in were not equipped with booster seats etc. and the nights entertainment whilst very... More
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shyjo
18 September 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the late reply. Like the others I would contact them direct. We were picked up from the hotel we were at, but there are other places they can pick up. There were 6 of us and the driver. But about another 10... More
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srussell23
26 August 2018|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, a member of their booking team will be in contact with you and ask where you are staying. Then a confirmation email with pick up times from your own hotel or location you are at.
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