This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 6 Year(s)
Looking for an adventurous and unforgettable way to explore the Dubai desert? Musandam Travel & Tourism offers a thrilling-adrenaline-filled tour for families to explore the desert in and around Dubai, and experience the traditional nomadic culture unique to this region. Dune bashing is one of the most popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the UAE; you buckle up within a 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle, and your professional driver traverses the expansive golden desert and dunes. This off-roading experience helps you realize that despite being so harsh and sparse, this desert has actually been a home to a variety of plants and wildlife, as well as nomadic Emirati communities, for centuries. Additionally, this desert is shared by Dubai’s neighbouring Emirates, Sharjah and Ajman, where the colour of the sand is surprisingly different.
The adventure begins with a hotel pick up at 15:30 (3:30 PM), followed by a drive to a meeting spot in the desert where you are transferred into your 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle. This is when the adventure truly begins! Your professional driver will safely speed through the desert driving up, over, and along the side of the golden-sand dunes, some of which are enormous and deep. After this thrilling ride, guaranteed to make you shriek with laughter, your driver will take you to experience traditional Emirati culture at a nomadic campsite.
As the sun sets, this camp will give you a sense of what it feels like to be a nomad in the desert. Before dinner and drinks are served, guest can enjoy a variety of activities: hop on to a camel and go for a short ride; have your hand painted with a henna tattoo; and, try smoking shisha, also known as hubbly bubbly, a social indulgence enjoyed in the Middle East for centuries. Later, while feasting on delicious Arabic dishes, you will be entertained by two shows: the first featuring a beautiful belly dancer followed by the hypnotic twirling of the ‘tanoura’ performance. After an exciting day in the desert, a thrilling dune bashing experience, and a sumptuous dinner, your driver will drop you back to your hotel. Though the adventure will be over, you will be left with memories for years to come of an exhilarating drive and golden dunes as far as the eye can see.
Avoid if you have had either back or heart operations; also, since the car often stops suddenly, people with weak bones and current injuries should be cautious.
First Leg of the tour:
At 15:30 (3:30 PM), you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to a meeting spot in the desert. Here you will be transferred into a 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle, and then embark on your dune-dashing drive speeding safely over golden-sand dunes. This exhilarating drive stops to allow you take picturesque photos of dunes and the sunset.
Second Leg of the tour:
After dune bashing, your driver will take to you the nomadic campsite to enjoy dinner and refreshments, along with a variety of entertainment, which is all included: camel ride, henna tattoos, shisha, a belly dancing show, and a tanoura show. After your nomadic Emirati experience, you will be dropped back to your hotel at night.