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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
About OffRoad-Zone
A unique way to enjoy the beautiful deserts of the UAE along with the adrenaline rush of driving a fully modified 4x4 Jeep Wrangler through the dunes. With our fully trained and professional guides you do not need to have any experience but by the end of your day you will feel like a seasoned pro. This is a perfect way to spend quality time with family, friends or co-workers as you experience what many have said is the best time they have ever had in Dubai. You will get one fully modified 4x4 rental, all necessary safety equipment, walkie-talkie, water and the 5-6 hours driving experience (Maximum 1 driver + 3 passengers per Jeep). We stay away from the camp areas and safari trails to give you the best experience in the most beautiful scenic spots of the UAE. Each driver will receive personal instruction, driving tips, and learn the technique required to have a safe and educational experience. We also offer 2 day and 3 day camping and VIP camping experiences with A/C
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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

Most Dubai desert tours include dune bashing with a professional driver at the helm. This tour breaks with convention, letting you take the wheel of your own 4WD vehicle in a guided convoy. Race over low dunes before conquering steeper slopes and enjoy various driving challenges before admiring the sunset from Fossil Rock. Upgrade to share the driving between two of you, if you wish.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $410.67
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Simon L wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom22 contributions31 helpful votes
We (me, my wife and our two daughters aged 24 and 17) did a 1 day self-drive trip (booked through Viator). We were picked up right on time (12.10) from our hotel. We were taken to the OffRoad office by David, and then got in our 4WD jeep for the drive out to the desert. We went in convoy with our guide Kevin and one other vehicle, driven by another client (Brigitte). We were provided with walkie talkies so it was very easy to communicate the whole way. The drive to the desert took about an hour on the highway but was very easy. We stopped at a shop to use the toilet and buy anything we'd forgotten for the trip, and then went to the desert where Kevin deflated our tires. We then set off driving in the dunes and we loved it! My 24 year old daughter and I shared the driving and it was challenging and certainly adrenaline inducing to start with but we soon got used to it and it was a lot of fun! The other 4WD vehicle got stuck a couple of times but, rather than sorting it out himself, Kevin coached the driver Brigitte how to get out of it and both she and we learned from that what to do if you got stuck in the sand for a bit. We drove in the desert and sand dunes for about 2 hours in total. The only downside was that one of our party got motion sickness but that wasn't OffRoad Zone's fault.! We then drove back to the city, after making a brief stop to re-inflate the tires, getting back to Dubai about 6 pm. I love going to the desert, but getting a chance to drive in it was definitely more exciting to my mind than alternative desert safaris' on offer such as camel rides (done that) or trips to Bedouin camps. And Kevin was a great guy. OffRoad were very professional from the time I signed up, We had to provide a copy of passport and driving licence in advance. One thing to be aware of is that you have to pay a security deposit or excess of 3,500 Dirhams in case of damage. Ours was returned in full within the promised 5-7 days.
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Date of experience: February 2022
Eloi_Beauchamp wrote a review Dec 2021
Montreal, Quebec, Canada19 contributions4 helpful votes
Honestly, I love to drive, I love Jeeps and I love the desert! I had it all. I was lucky to be accompanied by David. The perfect guide. Cool, insightful and 100% present. I took they half day adventure, perfect package for an introduction. Basically, you get your Jeep (impeccable machine), you drive an hour to the desert, deflate the tires and hop you go! Pure pleasure for 2 hours exploring the desert, learning how to navigate and earning confidence. By the end of the expedition, you rock the dunes and have a blast!!! Absolutely recommend this activity. My goal is to do the 3 day expedition when I come back to Dubai. Truly a « once in a lifetime » experience.
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Flavia S wrote a review Dec 2021
Mannedorf, Switzerland1 contribution
Sorry, english isn't my best language... The trip was the best thing that we have done in Dubai. We we're here one week and we went one day with offroad zone on a jeep tour. We booked the hotel pickup, which happens perfectly on time and just in front of the hotel. Then we were driven to the office from offroad zone. Here we get our jeep, everything was very simple and thrustworstly. Our driver David was so motivating and gentle. We drove to the desert on our jeep for 1h. Then we go to the desert, let the air out of our jeep tires and then the fun began. We started with lower dunes and get higher time by time. We drove for about 2.5 hours in the desert. When we got stucked, David helped us over the radio to get out of it. It was so much fun!! After that, we drove to a gas station to pump again our tires. We went back after one our of driving and David brings us back to the hotel. It was a completely simple and funny trip. If we come back to Dubai once, we will book the two days trip with offroad zone, it was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much David for this Adventure and this Experience!
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Date of experience: December 2021
Anja wrote a review Nov 2021
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
This was an exciting experience! Focus on driving techniques shown by an experienced instructor (David). Organisation and tour as described! Fully recommended.
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letiziacs wrote a review Nov 2021
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
We had an amazing day with Offroad Zone going into the desert of Dubai. We did the half-day trip (self-drive) and it was superb (2hours drive offroad was enough for us and felt actually quite long). It all worked very well from the pick-up to the drop-off. Also the booking procedure was super easy with a online chat and good e-mail communication. Even though we were the only booking of the day, the tour was not cancelled or rescheduled, which we really appreciated. Driving ourselves was challenging at first, but at the beginning we did some training on easy ground. Plus, we always got instructions when necessary, so we felt very safe at all times. The landscape is beautiful and it is so much fun. The only advice is that the journey in the desert obviously gets a bit bumpy, so if you have a sensitive stomach, it might be helpful to take any precautions in order not get sick. My boyfriend booked the tour for us, since he has been with YouDrive once before with the family, and we would do it again. Absolutely recommendable!
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Date of experience: September 2021