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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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Great adventure in Dubai

Took the luxury platinum-heritage tour. Were picked up at our hotel on schedule. Went for an adventure into the desert. Our guide was really friendly explaining about alot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the luxury platinum-heritage tour. Were picked up at our hotel on schedule. Went for an adventure into the desert. Our guide was really friendly explaining about alot of things in Dubai. Saw some wildlife, went on a camel ride and had belly dancing and dinner in a small private camp. Absolutely worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best adventure! Our driver was fun, great and helpful. He was very informed. He made the trip enjoyable. We will do it again!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I was told we were going on a 'safari' I internally groaned. I had been on one before, and it was extremely touristy. While the dune bashing was fun, everything else felt fake and cheap (2 minute camel ride? Terrible food?) This was the complete opposite. The jeeps you go in are super cool, and as I have been... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a desert safari with Arabian Adventures. The dune bashing is a lot of fun, especially if you're not prone to motion sickness :) You have a lot of opportunities of some good desert sunset pictures. The BBQ dinner was not that interesting, as it was very crowded and the dinner was just OK. The belly dance wasn't certainly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very touristy, and sadly heaps of plastic and rubbish left behind by local picnickers / bbq. Dune bashing good fun but be careful who you go with - ensure you have a Landcruiser from your hotel and an exclusive vehicle just for you is well worth it. If it's a bus based tour, forget it.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With King Khaled the Best travel guide. Great company, great trip, first time in the desert, moving and much more. Discover by yourself.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sand dunes looked so beautiful especially with the afternoon sun,made it look golden...the ride was something I wouldn't take again,it made me sick to my stomach and got drenched with perspiration...good thing,we didn't eat before coming...it was an unforgettable experience...unfortunately,it was a dry day when we went to the Bedouin camp so there was no entertainment...the food was good... More 

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Diamond Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guide, Michael from Arabian Adventures - 2 children, 4 adults 31st Dec 2016. Only 1hr from hotel and this is a must do. The camel ride, photo opportunity, sand boarding (if you are game) was impressed with other traveller who had handbag, camera whilst sandboarding! The breakfast was fresh and well received. All staff were friendly. The sand bike... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit to the Arabian Desert was a dream come true. To see the vast expanse of sand and experience a sunset just magical. Camel rides, food, local dancing - fun

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a blast running the dunes in Land Rovers. Stopped to watch the sunset over the dunes and then went to a nomadic camp for dinner and local culture. Fun time and got to have a picture with camels.

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