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What are the different ways to enjoy the Dubai desert?

by janeausten

Desert Dubai brings together in a proposal some of the activities you can enjoy to the fullest and spend an unforgettable day.

Buggy / Quad. Transfers included from your hotel in Dubai to the desert. You will safely drive a buggy on a guided tour. There are also quads, quite unusual and extreme entertainment. Therefore, these activities can only be experienced in the desert.

Camel ride in the middle of the desert- 45 minutes- This activity can be hired as an option in the Desert Safari in 4×4 vehicles or Hummer H2

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is approximately an hour’s drive inland from Dubai.

Different ways to get to know the Dubai desert

As the only ones authorised to enter the Conservation Reserve are certain tour operators, they offer a wide variety of activities so that everyone has their ideal way to explore the desert.

The tremendous Arabian desert is a fantastic place to witness a sunrise. The sun looks bigger and brighter, and the horizon seems close at hand. The dunes have a different golden aspect to the reddish hue of the sunset, and you will be able to take some of the best photos of your trip. 

Al Khatim Desert

Al Khatim Desert is a desert on the way to al-Ain from Abu  Dhabi. Al Khatim desert is a fantastic location for off-road riding experiences in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Khatim Desert – Traditional Experience

The traditional experience of the Al Khatim desert will leave you satisfied as it consists of a crossing through the dunes and dinner with a show. Includes pickup and drop-off to Abu Dhabi.

The traditional experience of the Al Khatim desert will not leave you indifferent. Instead, you will enjoy a dune bashing and an enjoyable dinner show under the stars, with pickup from Abu Dhabi.


We will begin this adventure by picking you up in a 4×4 vehicle with a maximum capacity for six clients. Then we will arrive at the Al Khatim desert, located in the direction of Al Ain, approximately one hour by car from the city of Abu Dhabi. And already in the desert, we will make a sensational ride through the dunes at the wheel of expert drivers.

On our walk through the desert and before heading to the camp for dinner with a show, we will have the opportunity to witness a fantastic sunset. It will be the best moment to take some beautiful photographs, enjoying the silence and peace perceived from the desert and this landscape of fine, reddish sand.

Then we will arrive at the Bedouin-type tourist camp with its typical Persian rugs. And some of the activities that we can do within this camp and that are included are: dressing up in traditional costumes, trying the typical freshly made Arab sweets, getting henna tattoos, learning the critical role that falcons have in local life and smoking a water pipe (shisha) in its designated area or at a cost if it is served at the table.

Later, we will enjoy a varied buffet dinner in the open air, followed by a Tanoura and belly dance show. And once this show of almost an hour is over, we will take you back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Al khatim traditional desert experience additional information

Departure time and place: depending on the time of year. Departure days: Every day. Duration: 5 hours. The price is almost the same for adults and children. Includes: Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Abu Dhabi. Dunes 4×4, Arab sweets, henna tattoo, smoking a water pipe (Shisha) in a designated area. Buffet dinner, water, soft drinks, Tanoura show and belly dance.

Note: Not suitable for people with back pain, pregnant women and children under four years of age. During Ramadan and days declared “dry days” by the Government of Dubai, alcohol, Tanoura and belly dance performances are not allowed.

The vehicles have a maximum capacity of six clients. However, we cannot guarantee the place within it. Therefore, you can reserve a private car for yourselves, putting the number of people you are six.

Optional hiring

Camel ride: includes one camel for every two people.

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