This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 6 Year(s)
An adventure unique to this region, everyone must try a desert safari! Prepare yourself for an exhilarating ride over giant sand dunes, a beautiful sunset, a visit to a camel breeding farm, a ride down dunes on a sand board, to sit tall on a camel’s back, to feast on a delicious BBQ dinner, to experience a traditional Arabic camp, and so much more!
In Abu Dhabi, the safari begins with a pick up and transport into the desert by the professional team from Desert Rose Tourism in the afternoon; feel secure within a 4x4 Land Cruiser, built for off-roading trips, with an experienced driver. The first stop is to admire camels up close at a camel-breeding farm. After this, get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure dune bashing in the middle of the desert for 30 to 45 minutes with a break to capture views of the glorious Arabian sun setting over a sea of endless dunes.
Once the sand settles and the sun has set, the next adventure awaits: experience Arabic hospitality at a traditional Arabic camp. Upon arriving, admire the architectural techniques and fabrics used to set up nomadic camps in the desert for many centuries. Enjoy a variety of activities: ride down sand dunes on a sand board; perch up high on a camel and discover the slow roll of a camel’s walk; have your hands painted with Henna tattoos; smoke shisha, engaging in a centuries-old-social activity; snap photos wearing traditional Arabic clothing; and feast on a sumptuous BBQ dinner, Arabic sweets and coffee, while being entertained by a professional belly dancer! To end this amazing adventure, marvel at the star-lit sky before being driven back to your hotel or shopping mall in Abu Dhabi city. This will surely be a day never to forget!
Pre-existing medical conditions (including heart ailments), pregnant women, and passengers with back and neck conditions.
The desert safari adventure begins with a pick up at your hotel or a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi city at 3:30 PM returning you back at 9:30 PM. Leave the city in the afternoon and discover the secrets of the desert. The first stop is at a camel-breeding farm to see how camels are raised. After this, enjoy an adrenaline-charged drive over the sand dunes for around 45 minutes with a multilingual professional driver. Stop to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Arabian dunes, before being driven to a traditional Arabic camp to experience the renowned regional hospitality. The camp is located in Al Kathim on the Al Ain road about an hour’s drive from Abu Dhabi city.
There will be an opportunity to try a host of activities such as: camel riding, henna painting, sand boarding, trying on regional clothing, and smoking shisha. While enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner and refreshments under the starlit sky, take in the captivating belly dancing performance. Relax as you learn firsthand about Arabic hospitality with Arabic coffee and dates, which have been served for centuries and continue to be served in Emirati homes today. Climb into the car and reminisce about this unique adventure while being driven back to city under a starry night.