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Dubai may be famous for its ultra-luxurious hotels, upscale eateries and world-class shopping, but the emirate's scenic deserts and azure sea set the stage for a contrasting host of outdoor adventures.

Desert Safaris
The United Arab Emirates landscape is dominated by desert, and many of Dubai's best outdoor offerings, staged amid the rolling sand dunes, can be combined into a single tour. The possibilities for exploring the area are plentiful—have a traditional desert experience atop a camel or horse, or for something a little more heart-pumping, try navigating the dunes in a Hummer, Jeep, dune buggy or quad bike. This is also the perfect place to cross sand boarding off your bucket list.

Cruises and Boat Trips
The Persian Gulf and its golden sandy shores are a large part of what makes Dubai such a beautiful place. Boat excursions from the city come at a range of adrenaline levels, from a romantic dhow dinner cruise to a thrilling speed boat ride around the Palm Jumeirah. Charter a luxury yacht to experience the coast in style, or take a day trip by boat to Oman and its rugged coastline and stunning fjord-like bays.

Water Sports
There's no better way to cool off in Dubai than by getting in the water. On the surface, flyboarding and jet skiing are both popular options for the adrenaline rush and views of the Dubai skyline they provide. At the grand Atlantis Resort, you can also swim with dolphins, scuba dive with sharks or snorkel in the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Fishing, Hunting and Falconry
The calm waters of the Persian Gulf are perfect for deep-sea fishing, and you might catch snapper, grouper, cat fish, barracuda or even baby shark. Come nightfall, head out on a tour into the mangroves of Umm Al Quwain with a spear and lantern to try your hand at crab hunting. Falconry tours are also incredibly popular, and although you won't be catching dinner during this experience, you can still learn about the sport and even practice handling a falcon in the deserts just outside of Dubai.
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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp by OceanAir™️

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Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp by OceanAir™️

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Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of the Arabian Desert on a half-day tour with convenient round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Dubai accommodation. The day’s itinerary includes sandboarding, dune bashing, camel rides, and frame-worthy photo ops. Round out the evening with dinner and live dance performances.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Khalifa

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Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Khalifa

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See the sites of Dubai from the water on this Jet Ski tour along the city’s waterfront. Choose from a variety of morning departure times and take in the view of Dubai’s breathtaking skyline while following a certified guide. Stop in front of the famous Burj Al Arab, a symbol of modern Dubai and the third-tallest hotel in the world. Bring a camera to capture incredible photos. Suitable for all skill levels. A safety briefing, instruction, and equipment are included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Dubai Desert 4x4 Dune Bashing, Self-Ride 30min ATV Quad, Camel Ride,Shows,Dinner

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Dubai Desert 4x4 Dune Bashing, Self-Ride 30min ATV Quad, Camel Ride,Shows,Dinner

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Head into the desert outside Dubai for an evening of dining and entertainment. First, enjoy a thrilling dune bashing ride with an experienced driver at the wheel, then climb aboard your own quad bike for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. Take part in other activities such as hookah or camel riding as you enjoy traditional Arab music and dancing at a Bedouin camp. A full buffet dinner is served in addition to tea, coffee and other refreshments.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$55.00
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30 Mins Jet Ski Tour Burj al Arab and Burj Khalifa, Dowtown Dubai

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30 Mins Jet Ski Tour Burj al Arab and Burj Khalifa, Dowtown Dubai

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Popeye Jetski Introduces you to the pleasure of jetski with our high powered jetski (Yamaha 1800cc), take unforgettable photos at the foot of the most luxurious hotel in the world Burj Al Arab.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.14
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30-Minute Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab

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30-Minute Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab

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See the sites of Dubai from the water on this jet ski tour along the city’s waterfront. Choose from a variety of morning departure times and take in the view of Dubai’s breathtaking skyline while following a certified guide. Stop in front of the famous Burj Al Arab, a symbol of modern Dubai and the third-tallest hotel in the world. Bring a camera to capture incredible photos. Suitable for all skill levels. A safety briefing, instruction and equipment are included.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.50
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Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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Take a dune drive across the red sands outside Dubai while exploring the desert by 4WD vehicle. You’ll experience the thrill of dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Upgrade your 4-Hour morning or afternoon adventure to a 7-hour and linger for a scenic sunset, with the addition of a barbecue dinner at a Bedouin-style desert camp. You’re treated like a VIP with belly dancing, henna, and other entertainment.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
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$41.00
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Dubai Self-drive Quad Bike, Sand Boarding, Camel Ride and Refreshments at Camp

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Dubai Self-drive Quad Bike, Sand Boarding, Camel Ride and Refreshments at Camp

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Take a break from the bustling city and discover Dubai’s red sand dunes on an active day tour. Gain intimate experience of the scenic landscape with camel riding, quad bike driving, and sandboarding included, then unwind with complimentary refreshments served in a traditional-style camp. Access the remote location with ease by air-conditioned vehicle, and relax either side of an active day with included hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$56.42
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Red Dunes By Quad Bike, Sandsurf, Camels & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp by OceanAir™️

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Red Dunes By Quad Bike, Sandsurf, Camels & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp by OceanAir™️

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No trip to Dubai is complete without an exciting trip into the desert. Spend an evening riding quad bikes, sandboarding down the dunes, and riding a camel like a Bedouin during this evening experience. After you’ve worked up your appetite, sit down for a delicious barbecue dinner accompanied by live belly dancing and traditional tanoura shows at an Arabian desert camp.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1H JET SKI tour Dubai Marina and Burj al Arab

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1H JET SKI tour Dubai Marina and Burj al Arab

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Extend your enjoyment at POPEYE JETSKI with our one-hour tour accompanied by an experienced instructor who will make you discover the best sensations and the most beautiful spots of Dubai: the Burj Al Arab of course, but also the skyline of Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and The World Island accessible only by sea.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.98
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Morning Red Dunes with Camel Ride, Sandboarding and Refreshments at Camp

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Morning Red Dunes with Camel Ride, Sandboarding and Refreshments at Camp

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Experience the ultimate wake-up on this adventure-filled safari tour. Beat the heat with an early-morning departure, and cruise to untrodden corners of the Lehbab desert in a comfortable Land Cruiser. Power across red sand dunes as you try your hand at dune bashing, following by sand boarding on your own. Tours also include a camelback ride, plus coffee, dates, and refreshments in a relaxing desert camp.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dubai Morning Desert Safari: Red Dunes, Sandboarding, Camel Ride at Al Khayma

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Dubai Morning Desert Safari: Red Dunes, Sandboarding, Camel Ride at Al Khayma

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Take advantage of your morning on a half-day tour of the Arabian Desert with convenient round-trip transport from your Dubai hotel. In addition to navigating, your guide offers a range of activities for all ages, including dune bashing, sandboarding, and camel rides. The tour features refreshments and a full brunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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90 Minutes Speedboat Tour: Dubai Marina, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab

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90 Minutes Speedboat Tour: Dubai Marina, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab

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See Dubai's landmarks and beautiful coastline from the deck of a boat on the Persian Gulf. During this boat tour, available in the early morning and late evening to beat the desert heat, get views of the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Marina, and the Burj Al Arab. Bring your camera for photo ops and learn about the history and culture of Dubai through your guide's narration.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jumeirah Beach Parasailing Experience in Dubai

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Jumeirah Beach Parasailing Experience in Dubai

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See Dubai from a different perspective—from high above the water with up to three of your friends. On this exciting parasailing adventure, soar above the Arabian Gulf and enjoy views of Palm Island, Dubai Marina, and other incredible sights off the shoreline of this world-class city. This tour is for the adventurous only—you may rise to heights of up to 500 feet (152 meters) if the winds allow. Multiple departure times are available.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.29
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Dubai Overnight Safari: Red Dunes, Camel Trek& BBQs at Al Khayma Camp

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Dubai Overnight Safari: Red Dunes, Camel Trek& BBQs at Al Khayma Camp

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Experience the life of a Bedouin on this overnight desert adventure. Partake in all the typical activities like dune bashing and sandboarding before heading to the camp. Learn about the Bedouin lifestyle through cultural shows while enjoying a delicious dinner. Listen to stories around a campfire and sleep in a traditional tent for the night. Watch the sunrise the next morning and enjoy an Arabian breakfast before heading back to Dubai.
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  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.12
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Hot Air Balloon Ride, Vintage Land Rover Ride & Breakfast

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Hot Air Balloon Ride, Vintage Land Rover Ride & Breakfast

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See the desert sunrise from the air on this hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Rise early, travel by air-conditioned minibus to the launch site, and glide over the billowing dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with your pilot. Watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above Earth in a trained demonstration as the sun rises over the Hajar Mountains. Conclude with a gourmet breakfast back on the ground.
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  • 5 hours
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Desert 4x4 Safari, Complimentary ATV ride, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner & Live Shows

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Desert 4x4 Safari, Complimentary ATV ride, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner & Live Shows

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Experience a desert safari on this excursion from Dubai. Traveling by comfortable 4x4, venture to a desert camp and after Arabic coffee and dates, take off on a thrilling quad bike ride across the sands. Enjoy a camel ride, see some sand art, get a henna tattoo, and finish with a starlit barbecue dinner back at the camp. As you feast on delicious Arabic dishes, watch a sequinned belly dancing show and hypnotic ‘tanoura’ performance, with dancers spinning in time to traditional Emirati music.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.24
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 Dune Buggy Ride in High Red Dunes + Complimentary Desert Safari

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Dune Buggy Ride in High Red Dunes + Complimentary Desert Safari

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This hands-on experience puts you behind the wheel of a sleek 2,000cc engine dune buggy. Unlike 4x4 vehicles which need their tires deflated to drive on the dunes, these powerful machines were built to drive on sand. Climb and crawl over massive dunes as your convoy leader forges the path. You’ll also have the opportunity to do some sand boarding if you choose. All safety equipment and an unlimited supply of water are included in the trip.
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.39
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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

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Enjoy the thrill of driving your own 4x4 through desert dunes on this exciting adventure from Dubai. Take the wheel of a rugged Jeep Wrangler with up to three passengers, and cruise into the desert in convoy. Rumble up and down orange dunes, cross sandy expanses and climb the sandy ridge of Fossil Rock as the sun goes down. Enjoy regular photo stops, look for wildlife, and absorb the awesome desert scenery along the way. Choose to upgrade so two of you can share driving, with up to two passengers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$394.88
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Flyboard Experience in Dubai - 30min

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Flyboard Experience in Dubai - 30min

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Soar high above Dubai’s beautiful waterfront on this guided, 25-minute flyboard excursion. Jump up to 19 feet above the the blue sea of Dubai, propelled by the power of this water jet pack, providing a one-of-a-kind view of the Burj Al Arab and the surrounding area. Get personalized attention and professional instruction, then grab the throttle and ride the flow. It’s a thrilling experience unlike any other. Safety briefing and equipment included.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.60
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6-Hour Dubai Desert Dinner Safari with Quad Biking and Sandboarding

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6-Hour Dubai Desert Dinner Safari with Quad Biking and Sandboarding

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Escape the city for a thrilling desert adventure on this afternoon tour from Dubai. Drive through the Dubai Desert in a 4x4, get your adrenaline pumping as you enjoy quad biking, sandboarding, and camel riding in the dunes, and experience Arabic culture with a delicious dinner and dance show at a traditional desert camp.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.70
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Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp

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Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp

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Ideal for culture connoisseurs, this desert safari features a heart-pounding dune bashing session, a camel ride, live cultural performances including belly dancing, a photoshoot in Arabic costume, and a BBQ buffet dinner. From Dubai, visit an oasis and a camel farm in the Arabian Desert before watching a magical sunset. Learn about Arabian culture at a desert camp inspired by a Bedouin village, try your hand at sandboarding, and let local artists decorate your hands and feet with henna. Dinner, unlimited soft drinks, and hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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Dubai: Sunset Camel Trek & Red Dunes Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

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Dubai: Sunset Camel Trek & Red Dunes Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

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Experience a stunning desert sunset and exhilarating desert activities on this evening adventure from Dubai. Go dune bashing in a 4x4, zoom through the sands on a quad bike, master the dunes on a sandboard, and take a ride on a camel all before dinner. Arrive at a local desert camp where you can partake in cultural activities before enjoying a delectable barbecue dinner accompanied by live entertainment.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on this Dubai desert safari. Leave Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of traditional and modern desert adventures. Ride a camel, surf a sandboard down the Dubai sand dunes, and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets. Get a henna tattoo, watch a ‘tanoura’ folk dance, and top off your trip with a delicious barbecue dinner, including shawrma station, and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.86
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Evening Red Desert Safari With Quad Bike

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Evening Red Desert Safari With Quad Bike

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Add an exciting ride on a rugged quad bike to the traditional Dubai desert experience. In addition to camel riding, sandboarding, and dune bashing, guests will get the chance to pilot a quad bike through the Lahbab Desert. Once you reach the desert camp, enjoy a barbecue buffet accompanied by live entertainment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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