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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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+971 4 809 8710
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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
Fee: Yes
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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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This is a good place to be if you are in Dubai. We arrived this place after having a wonderful ride from a toyota sahara V6 vehicle. they offer this as a desert safari as a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good place to be if you are in Dubai. We arrived this place after having a wonderful ride from a toyota sahara V6 vehicle. they offer this as a desert safari as a package.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can recommend this attraction to all. We have spent fantastic day on: dune driving in Toyota Cruisers, dune boarding, camels and quads driving. It's awesome for families with children. It's worth every money :-). It's not quite expensive (150 - 300 AED per person, depends on which attraction you decide.

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really worth the trip. You'll ride camels, see belly dancers, get in ALI BABA story before you have the time to open your eyes ! a MUST do ! specially the ride with 4X4 in the desert

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Pescara, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice experience that you'd do it once in your life. Staff are really nice and they know how to deal with the customers and the experience in driving on the desert it's pretty nice.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great conservation area, a must visit, kept impeccably clean, a good break to be in the midst of nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This excursion gave a new meaning to the word Safari for me. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride whipping around but the dunes were amazing and the camel rides, evening entertainment and dinner worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visit there while doing safari with platinum heritage and found that this is not a clear desert you`l see alot of small tress and cactus here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on desert safari with Platinum Heritage and I would not miss it for anything! You must plan to go with this group, you won't be sorry. About $300 USD for 2 of us and well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great experience doing the desert safari with a company called Arabian Adventures. Our driver Aziz was experienced and had a great sense of humour. We thoroughly enjoyed our safari, the food was good and dancers were excellent. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Dubai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was scared to take my 3 year old for this desert safari but she enjoyed a lot infact more than adults.

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