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Half-Day Desert Safari

  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
Half-Day Desert Safari
From USD 82.00
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Half-Day Desert Safari
USD 82.00
Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert.

Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp.

On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates.

Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe).

With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent moment

Our guide Sanal was very nice and professional. We recommand ! A lot of activities with smiles and pictures to remember It was a pure moment of hapiness for us

1  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wow! Best tour and tour guide

Saleem and his brother Salam are the best tour guides. Saleem was exceptionally helpful and went out of his way while I went into a hospital - and took amazing care while I was on the desert trip ensuring I still got to see the...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unforgettable experience

We were picked up by Ajeeb our tour guide from our hotel. Before we started our journey, he briefed us on what to expect on our desert safari. Ajeeb is a considerate, friendly and caring person. He is an extremely skilled driver and enjoys his...More

Thank Loyola A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Evening Desert safari

Heard about this tour from a friend at work and booked the evening 1/2 day safari with quad biking 24 hours before. Booking was quick and easy, hotel pick up and drop off. Our driver Iqbal, was very good and told us what was happening,...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great safari tour with an excellent driver!

We had a great safari tour in Juli 2018. Our driver Saad picked us up at the hotel and took us to the desert. We drove around one hour (60km) out of the city and than around 15km into the desert. The tour took around...More

Thank Alecci123
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Nibzee | Reviewed this property |
Check with your tour operator but I believe the answer will be no. From memory we left the area with the food and entertainment after 8 and remember getting to my hotel around 9.30. If you can stay an extra night is the... More
Heike v
29 June 2018|
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Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn’t really be a problem from an airport hotel, would probably be picked up 2:45ish to join the others.