Abu Dhabi: 7-Hours Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

6 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Experience life in the desert at the end of the day on a 4WD safari from Abu Dhabi. Watch traditional dance shows like Tanoura and Belly dance, get the chance to ride a camel and enjoy an open buffet barbecue feast.


  • Pick-up and drop off from Abu Dhabi
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser with Licensed driver
  • Dune bashing experience & Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Open buffet BBQ dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian)
  • Tanoura show and Belly dance
  • Shisha pipe (free in the Shisha area)
  • Traditional Arabic dress (for photos)

What to expect

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Stop At: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Meet our expert safari guide at your selected location or hotel. After the pickup, we will drive you to the Abu Dhabi Desert in a modern, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle to kickstart your safari packed with real thrills and excitement.

As the necessary preparations are carried out, including adjusting tire pressures and catching up with the convoy, we'll visit a camel farm where you can get up close to these animals well-adjusted to desert life.

Soon, you'll step into your 4x4 vehicle to embark on a thrilling session of dune bashing. Traverse the desert with excitement and conquer one dune after another, feeling your heart race as you ascend and descend the highest sand dunes. If your thirst for thrills remains unquenched, you can surf through the soft sands of the desert. After experiencing the exhilaration of the desert, you might even catch a glimpse of the sunset before heading to the campsite.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

A warm welcome awaits you at the camp. Take a moment to rest and savor traditional coffee and dates at the campsite. Experience the ambiance of a Bedouin as you relax within the encampment, adorned with low-lying tables and Arabic cushions.

Engage in activities such as Henna painting and Shisha smoking. Following this, embark on a brief camel ride to witness the desert's beauty as dusk approaches. And then, it's time to don the traditional Arabic attire! Enjoy a photo opportunity while holding a falcon on your shoulder or hand.

Watch captivating performances of Tanoura dancing and belly dancing, as you relish a BBQ dinner featuring an array of delectable cuisines. Arabian Kebabs, alongside various Arabic salads, desserts, and main courses, the dinner promises a lavish culinary experience.

After thoroughly enjoying the evening's offerings, you'll be comfortably transported back to your hotel or selected location.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for safe sandboarding
  • Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan (21 March - 20 April 2023) you can watch Tanoura only in our desert camps. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, people with Heart & back problems, and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. ( If these conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Pick-up available from your Abu Dhabi City Central hotels & cruise port, Airport pick up is from Premier inn Abu Dhabi Airport hotel.
  • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Great excursion. Many fun activities, topped by a dinner buffet and entertainment in a desert camp. Special thanks to our driver Sanu for a fun photo session and all the care he gave us!

May 2023

Shakmeer our tour guide was great, everything ran to schedule, we felt safe - but it was fun!.. lots of fun photo opportunities and a really good selection of things to do. It felt a little bit touristy - but that’s ok because when else do you sandboard, 4x4 ride the sand dunes, ride a camel, eat...

May 2023

It was hands-down, one of the best experiences of my life. The organization and itinerary of the whole tour is very well created. I loved how after being picked up from our guide Anish, I didn’t have to think about anything else. Everything was planned out perfectly, and filled with different act...

May 2023

I heard about this activity online and I knew it was gonna be fun, but oh man I couldn't imagine it be that fun(A big part of the fun was our excellent driver Aneesh). There are a bunch of activities and I was worried I'd get bored but there is always something happening to keep you entertaine...

May 2023

Really excellent tour we loved the views and the sand bashing was super fun. Shameerka Was a super lovely guide, helped us get lots of hilarious and fun photos plus went out of his way to ensure we were safe and enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend - although it is touristy is is absolutely worth ...

May 2023

This is by far the best excursion I have ever been on. Sameerka our tour guide experience is top notch. Thanks for the great memorable experience.

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