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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area...

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.

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Private Tour: Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai with Optional...
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Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari with Soft Drinks in the Dubai Desert Conservation...
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All-inclusive Morning Dune Drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Wow what an amazing safari we had. Private pick up from Dubai and then headed out to the desert for a tour on open top Landrovers vintage 1950s. Amazing tour of the desert area... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

have heard a lot about it.Bt when i visited there.It actually changed my mind.Firstly its to far away from City.almost 50-60 mins away.Second the food provided by them is worst.you have to stand in queue as prisoners.They specify it as Buffet bt if you ask for second serving,they hardly give it.Food was worst. Very bad food preperation. 👎🏻👎🏻

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow what an amazing safari we had. Private pick up from Dubai and then headed out to the desert for a tour on open top Landrovers vintage 1950s. Amazing tour of the desert area, lots of wildlife and very informative tour guide. Dinner was also provided, but the camel may not be for everyone :) Enjoy the most amazing sunset... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the most favorite tourist attraction in Dubai. Must to do a desert safari while in Dubai.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must to have adventure and a must to do activity by one and all visiting Dubai. Our trip was organised by The Arabic Adventure Company, with Mr Khaled and Mr Ikalaq escorting us. The drive over the sand dunes was magnificent and the arrangements for dinner accompanied by belly dancing was superb.

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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dubai is amazing for the contrast: modern and tradition, but also because ww can explore the marvel desert, make a conecction with the nature and check animals that only can be seen there. Take a ride over a camel do sandboarding, and feel the adrenaline in a rally..... an experience you will ever forget.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

loved being so close to the camels, and enjoyed the ride on the dunes, wish the lamb wasn't so fatty, but otherwise the food was fresh and good. I would have expected there to be ice for the soft drinks, but no. not good to serve lukewarm sprite, coke or water in the desert guys.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First good experience: the guide! Smiling, clever, educated, willing to help us enjoy our evening. Then the ride in the dunes... Wow! Fun and surprizing at the same time. Pause: Champagne in the desert, with chocolate made of camel milk (!)... Finally - and of course - diner in a camp, belly dancing, camel ride, shishia... Classic?... Yes, maybe. But... More 

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Thank Winfried W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

every time we travel there or stay in the desert, we want more. I would not recommend to use the buggies , try walk or camel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Desert Dunes Safari and dinner at a Bedouin camp. An excellent experience and well worth the cost. An informative guide with a great sense of humor. Glorious sunset and great array of tasty food, plus henna tattoos, pipe smoking and belly dancing. Also views of wildlife within the reserve, A recommended adventure.

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Orsam Exp of driving land cruiser on desert,Mindblowing ups and down amazing turn around woww, must try at once while visit to Dubai,wonderful Driving skill

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