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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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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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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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“sand dunes” (76 reviews)
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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Reviewed yesterday

Totally awesome!!! Falcon display was magnificent, then sand dune "bashing". The sunset photo op is wonderful and thanks to Fawzi for my memorable pics. Dinner was superb and with all the "optional extras" of other tours included made great value for money, Highly recommended to...More

Thank CatherineBros
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is well worth the long drive. Here, if you are lucky, you can see many animals. There are camel rides, ATV rides, jeep rides into the desert. We were lucky enough to see many gazelle. We were here as part of an organized desert...More

Thank DudesAdrift
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the view and the beauty of Dubai. This is an amazing place, We will go back. Loved it and have beautiful memories. lovely pictures of this place.

Thank JandKFen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did an evening safari which included quad bikes,barbecue and camels. The best was the drive in the dunes ,it was amazing. At the barbecue the food was good but the entertainment was superb,the belly dancer was excellent. A great evening.

Thank shazzcoles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a guide who drove to pick us up at a mall and take us to the desert conservation. He spent the entire day with us, pointing out buildings and telling us about the culture. Once we arrived at the desert, we were...More

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening starts out by the people conveniently coming to your hotel and picking you up. We were with a couple other folks in the Ford Expedition and the driver was friendly. You drive about 45 min out into the desert. Then you get out...More

1  Thank UncleHerm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest hype n farce of Dubai. There is no thrill in dune bashing and the camp food is below par. The only saving face is the wilderness of the desert.

Thank Mans00r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an experience like no other. we did the 4X4 sandune thing and it was a little scary for me cause it felt like at any time we were going to flip over it was like riding a rollercoaster. The camel ride was like...More

1  Thank pharatonge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Dubai and would like to take in a desert safari experience, then look no further than the Desert Conservation Reserve. It is a little bit more expensive than other safaris, but worth it. In addition to the ride through the...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the rolling desert dune expedition, and camel ride, to the falconry, discovering the onyx, local culinary feast and belly dancing this was an evening for us to remember. Thank you oh so much.

Thank robertbG8011PY
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20 March 2017|
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Response from camnyc2 | Reviewed this property |
We just went back in Feb with Platinum Heritage amd they were FANTASTIC!! Great time, really wonderful guides, wonderful dinner at desert camp. You cannot go wrong with them!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Travelaround59 | Reviewed this property |
You are in the desert so hardly the kind of wildlife you are seeing in Africa. Saying this there are plenty of Onyx and other little quadrupeds, little birds that are reintroducing in the desert etc.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Soumitra D | Reviewed this property |
No, the desert is quite far from the city and cannot be accessed by the metro.