Private Overnight Safari: Sandboarding, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner And Belly Dancing - Dubai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
    • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pic.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 9am.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Sleep under the starry desert sky on an action-packed Dubai desert experience, led by a private guide! After venturing into the desert by 4x4 vehicle, Watch a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificent Falcons are so special to the Nation.Continue the drive to our Desert campsite where you experience a camel rideand race down the desert dunes on a sand board. If adventurous activities are your thing, upgrade to include a 30- or 60-minute quad biking session.Feast on a BBQ dinner, watch a folk- and belly-dancing show, get a henna tattoo, and then sleep overnight in a tent. Breakfast and transport back to Dubai the next day is included.

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Day 1: Dubai Dubai Desert (D)
After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your private air-conditioned 4X4 vehicle as you head to the desert that surrounds the city. Admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way, and listen to your private guides tales about the region and its fascinating geology.

Watch a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificent Falcons are so special to the Nation.

First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent humpbacked herbivores. Show off your balance skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, and learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sandboarding! Learn to master the art of 'surfing on sand' and race your friends and fellow travelers down the sand dunes during in an adrenaline-rushing experience. If you have upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy this after sandboarding. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take to the dunes as you follow a local guide around the desert canyons and valleys.

Then, travel with your guide to a campsite, nestled deep in the desert where you will join other guests sharing the same experience. Take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains, and settle in for the evenings entertainment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe), if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance around the campfire. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of One Thousand and One Nights!

When you are ready to leave the partying, make your way to your tent complete with comfortable mattress, pillows and sleeping bag within the camp. Settle in and enjoy sleeping overnight in the heart of the desert!

Overnight: Arabic camp in the desert

Day 2: Dubai Desert Dubai (B)
Relax over breakfast, meet your private driver and then travel back to Dubai. Your overnight experience finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: During the month of Ramadan (May 27, 2017 to June 26, 2017) this activity will not include Entertainment and alcohol will not be available.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu
First course (choose from following selection):

• Hummus, green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, coleslaw and Arabic breadSecond course (choose from following selection):

• Lamb chops, marinated chicken, beef burgers, barbequed potatoes, sauteed onions, steamed rice and lentil curryThird course:

• Arabic coffee and dates

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Dubai hotels

Transport by 4x4 vehicle

Private guide

Falcon Show

Camel ride

Beverages (soft drinks and water)

Sandboarding

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)

Henna tattoo

Belly dance performance (excluding Ramadan)

1 night of campsite accommodation (tent, mattress and sleeping bag)

Quad bike and helmet if option selected

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Anantara Qasr al Sarab, Anantara Desert Islands, Tilal Liwa Hotel or Liwa Hotel

Gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants 3 years and under are not recommended for this tour

Not recommended for pregnant women ,participants with back problems.

Not wheelchair accessible.

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel.

Please note: The duration can take up to 17 - 18 hours.

Vegetarian options available

After the regular Evening Desert Safari finishes, those who have booked for our regular evening safari will depart camp and Overnight guests will stay back.

We shall provide sleeping bags, mattress and igloo tents (2 persons per tent).The guests will have to bring their toiletries and some woolen cloths, which can fit in a small carry bag.

All facilities at the camp site are basic and cannot be compared with any hotel accommodation.

The guest will also provide emergency lamp , Camp security and Jeep drivers will be stationed at the camp site.

Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution, especially during off-road tours and overnight stays in the desert"

Please note:

During the below Islamic holidays / month ,there will be a restriction on live entertainment ( Belly dance , Tanoura dance) and serving alcohol throughout the UAE. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days.

Ramadan fasting month

Al Isra'a Wal Miraj Ascension day

Arafat (Haj) Day

Al Hijri - Islamic New Year

Milad Un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Mohammad

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

WINTER time (Sept - Apr) - Between 13:45 pm and 14:15 pm approximately

SUMMER time (May - Aug) - Between 14:45 pm and 15:15 pm approximately

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Oct-2014

    We did not expect to join hundreds of other vehicles on our trip! The visit to the camel farm was interesting and dune bashing OK.
    The "Bedouin camp" was disappointing as was the food - very ordinary.
    There were a lot of people there and only four camels for a short ride.
    Entertainment just OK
    The worst part was the accommodation - just 2 man tents in the middle of the arena, very uncomfortable thin mattresses and old sleeping bags with a cushion from the lounge for a pillow! We hardly slept all night and were pleased to get back to our hotel after a VERY ordinary breakfast!

  • 28-Feb-2013

    Great experience!! Def worth doing :)

  • 21-Mar-2012

    Nice but too commercial

  • 16-Jan-2012

    Was well worth paying extra for private vehicle. Broke my wrist quad biking, that hurt. Continued on with the trip, bandaging my wrist (which is now in cast). I took my tripod expecting to get some great sunset shots, I didn't. So don't waste your time dragging your tripod around the world. Food was beautiful. Plenty of choice of drinks. Toilets were clean. There was about 40 people for dinner and we were only couple that stayed over, which was great. Would not want to experience dinner and overnight in peak season when its busy, would spoil the experience.

  • 15-Feb-2011

    Great belly dancing. Food was really mediocre for the price. Stayed overnight in the desert but never slept as planes flew over every 2 minutes all night. Obviously in the flight path