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Half-Day Desert Safari from Abu Dhabi provided by Desert Rose Tourism

Half-Day Desert Safari from Abu Dhabi

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Arranging a DIY trip into Abu Dhabi’s desert can involve lots of time and planning, making it easier to join a guided excursion. This tour delivers all the activities most visitors want—safely, smoothly, and stress-free—and with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, dune bash, watch a belly dance show, and savor a barbecue dinner—all without transport or organizational hassles on your part.
  • Complete Abu Dhabi experience, with desert activities and dinner
  • Experience the desert essentials in one afternoon and evening
  • Go dune bashing, camel riding, and sandboarding at a tented camp
  • Includes belly dance show, barbecue dinner, and return hotel transfers
What to Expect
Your tour begins at your Abu Dhabi hotel when you settle inside an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and journey into the desert. Head off-road onto the sands and enjoy a pulse-racing ride up and over the dunes. Then, hop out for a camel ride and to take photos of the desert sunset before resuming your dune bash en route to the next stop: a tented Bedouin-style camp. On arrival, enjoy some classic Arabian hospitality with a serving of qahwa (Arabic coffee) or tea, plus fresh dates. Duly refreshed, jump into the activities offered at the camp. Grab a supplied sandboard to try dune surfing, have a henna tattoo, and, if you wish, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe). With your activities over, sit down to enjoy a traditional belly dance show and barbecue dinner before your tour concludes at your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • BBQ dinner
  • Camel diding
  • Belly dancing
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha (hookah)
  • Sand Skiing
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Keti T wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
This was absolutely fabulous... I was expecting another semi boring tour however this was anything but... Our Driver Ajeeb was the best- we did the most thrilling dune driving after seeing the camels and on our way to the sunset festivities... there were plenty of activities in
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Date of experience: September 2019
Claudia S wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
It was definitely the best experience we made in Abu Dhabi. From the beginning till the end it was completely worth doing it.The driver Fahim was very good and nice and we had a lot of fun. Also our 4year old girl enjoyed the trip and was sad when we stopped dune bashing.Many
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Date of experience: March 2020
TrustyTravel8ter wrote a review Mar 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
What amazing experience we had. Our driver Fahim couldn’t have been any nicer he made the dune bashing fun and thrilling we all laughed and screamed with excitement he was absolutely excellent. The whole experience was great value for money and worth every penny. If u are
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jon H wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester103 contributions62 helpful votes
I've been fortunate enough to experience this trip twice now and it never disappoints. Well organised, great value and an experience that will deliver some lasting memories. The open desert is a phenomenal site to behold and your day will pack in a rage of fun stuff from dune
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Date of experience: February 2020
Julesandpp wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
From collection to drop off this was a fabulous experience. Ubaid was a fantastic driver, exciting and felt totally safe with him at all times. Fantastic value for money and the BBQ Dinner was delicious. We will return to Abu Dhabi and will definitely use Desert Rose Tourism for
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Desert Rose Tourism
Sergio M
Ajeeb the best driver
I appreciated the skill of one of the drivers ajeeb. Very easy going. Awesone, friendly and trustworthy
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Wonderful experience in Abu Dhabi
It was the one wonderful adventure of my life among the sands. We traveled as a couple and our guide Ajeeb was prof
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Rachel K
A Great Way to see Abu Dhabi
Thank you Shino, our guide, who was absolutely fantastic. The tour gives you a good insight into Abu Dhabi and Shi
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Great driver Mr. Salimu, very experienced and skilled! He took us and drop in safety! Very nice belly dancer, nice
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It was fun
It was a really fun safary. The car ride was extreme and the belly dancer was radiant. Henna tattoo is also good a
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Beautiful overnight desert trip
4 of us booked an overnight trip to Liwa Desert with Desert Rose. The whole process was painless and Roseanne, the
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Amazing experience
Had a great time during this morning Safari in Abu Dhabi. Our driver was Ajeep who was very polite and friendly and
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Good Times
Desert Rose tourism was such an amazing desert safari! There were so many activities all involved in the main price
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Host was amazing.. very talented driver :) - Great time kids loved it we all had a great time and would highly rec
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All Day Al Ain Desert Oasis Tour - Fantastic
I have visited Abu Dhabi many times but had never been to Al Ain, the desert oasis. I had trouble booking a tour,
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We booked a private desert tour with Desert rose tourism. The tour with our private guide ubaid was very good. He t
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Day trip which completely worth the money
A day trip which completely worth the money. This was my first time in the desert, I was absolutely satisfied, had
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Great experience
Our driver Ubaid picked us up at Cruise Terminal on time, after around 1 hr drive we arrived at the desert camel fa
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Perfect with a glitch
Mr. Richard S. Parson, the Rep. at Hotel Corniche is an excellent person, very helpful with any and everything (eve
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Thanks to Nassar
Was a wonderful trip with our driver Nassar. An excellent driver. We had much fun. He took nice pictures of us.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
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