Oceanair Travels - Overnight Red Dune Desert Safari with Dune Bashing, BBQ and Breakfast

Duration : 17 hours

OVERVIEW
Highlights

Go for exciting dune bashing in the Dubai Desert

Improve your surfing skills with sandboarding

Go for a short ride in a camel caravan

Dress like a local with Arab costumes and a falcon

Enjoy shisha, henna, Tanoura and Nashaat show

Have a delicious barbecue buffet dinner  

Stay overnight in the desert in a Bedouin tent

View desert sunrise on an early morning camel trek

Description

This overnight desert safari in Dubai is for those who want to experience the true desert life. Enjoy fun desert activities like dune bashing, sandboarding, and camel riding, and indulge in a ravishing BBQ dinner buffet. You'll have the chance to smoke shisha, try out henna painting, experience an Arab makeover and snap photos with a falcon. Admire various dance performances before your magical night in a typical Bedouin-style setting. Wake up in the morning to a sunrise camel trek.

We will first pick you up from your hotel or selected location in a comfortable four-by-four Land Cruiser and journey to the Lahbab desert. Once at the desert, we will take a 20-minute break before the safari starts. You can relax, avail bathroom/toilet facilities or opt for a quad bike ride, while we prepare the vehicle for the off-road dune drive. Then it's time for some dune bashing. You can feel that peculiar excitement as your Land Cruiser climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. After that, you can try your hand at sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself and glide over the desert sands. Next, we will head to Al Khayma - a Bedouin-type campsite. We will lead you to your own tent (khayma) inside the camp. Get settled. whilst tasting gahwa (Arabic coffee), gaymat (sweets), and dates. You can then go on a camel ride around the camp premises and depending on time, and a bit of luck, view the desert sunset from a high dune. Back at Al Khayma Camp, spend your time trying shisha smoking and henna painting. Put on local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. As the evening continues, at the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed first. You will soon be invited to a lavish buffet dinner filled with various barbecue dishes. At the stage, the Nashaat show “group of ladies” dance will keep you entertained. The pleasure of desert activities doesn’t end there, for you are going to experience the desert life in full with an overnight stay in the camp. We will take you on camel ride near to the camp area where a fire is arranged for you. We will then give a demonstration session on how to make Arabic coffee/tea. Relax by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Our guide will add fun with some interesting desert stories. When it’s time for sleep, we will return to the camp. Get back to your tent for a good sleep with the provided Bedouin-style bed, pillow and blanket. Wake up 15 minutes prior to sunrise to witness the mesmerising desert sunrise. Our guide will take you to the desert on a camel caravan, that is waiting outside the camp. Go for a 15-minute camel trek and capture the beautiful view of the sunrise over sand dunes. Have a freshly-cooked Arabic breakfast at 7:30am after camel trekking. Later, we will drop you back at your hotel or selected location.

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your selected hotel location (please note that the pick-up service is not available from the Naif and Al Sabkha area)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during transfers
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Camel feeding
  • Gaymat, gahwa, and dates upon arrival to camp
  • Henna painting for ladies and falcon experience photos
  • Shisha
  • Shared camp, as per your selected option
  • Tanoura and Nashaat show
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Barbecue dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Overnight stay in a Bedouin tent
  • Night desert guide
  • Regag (Arabic bread) and chai tea at night
  • Nawar bed (Bedouin-style bed)
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Alcoholic drinks (not permitted)
  • Quad bikes / dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Towels
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your booked time slot. No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

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