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2-Day or 3-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Desert and Camping Adventure from Dubai provided by OffRoad-Zone

2-Day or 3-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Desert and Camping Adventure from Dubai

2-Day or 3-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Desert and Camping Adventure from Dubai
4.5
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from RM 3,228.32 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1: Dubai – Desert Driving - Desert Camp (D)
Begin your 1- or 2-night trip with a hotel pickup and collect your air-conditioned Jeep. Get a safety briefing, driving instructions and a walkie-talkie, and drive your 4x4 along the tarmac roads into the desert. After deflating your tires for off-road driving, leave the tarmac and cross the undulating sands to Pink Rock dune. Learn the desert-driving essentials here, swapping driving with your passengers as you wish. Watch for camels and desert wildlife, and make photo stops on route to Big Red, a beautiful area of high dunes. Have fun negotiating the sands, and then thrill as you tackle the higher, rock-crowned Fossil Rock before driving through more dunes to a desert campsite. Set up your tent, and enjoy a barbecue dinner under the stars as you chat over your exploits. Overnight: Desert Camp Day 2: Desert Camp – Dubai (B), or Liwa (B, L, D)After an early campfire breakfast, pack up camp. Then, if you’ve chosen the 1-night tour, enjoying an exhilarating morning dune bash before ending your tour in Dubai. For the 2-night tour, follow breakfast with a 4-hour drive to Liwa, a remote region in the Rub al Khali or 'Empty Quarter' that’s home to the Arabian Peninsula’s highest dunes. After a buffet lunch at a hotel, take an exhilarating dune drive. Master more advanced maneuvers and feel your adrenaline race as you slip and spin around the slopes. Make camp in Liwa and enjoy a barbecue dinner under a spectacular canopy of stars before settling in your tent. Overnight: Desert Camp in Liwa Day 3: Liwa – Dubai (B)After breakfast, leave camp and drive back to Dubai, where your tour ends around noon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17490OVERNIGHT
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Safety briefing • Use of air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep Wrangler, walkie-talkie and safety equipment • Bottled water • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Use of camping equipment, including Western-style tent, sleeping bags and pillows
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our hotel pickup time is 12:10 sharp at any and all Dubai Area hotels
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Safety briefing • Use of air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep Wrangler, walkie-talkie and safety equipment • Bottled water • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Use of camping equipment, including Western-style tent, sleeping bags and pillows
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our hotel pickup time is 12:10 sharp at any and all Dubai Area hotels
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Additional information
Please bring: change of clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera
Please wear comfortable and casual clothing
Please restrict luggage to one soft overnight bag per person
Important information:
Copy of your passport, drivers licence will need to be emailed to the supplier upon completion of the booking. Additional documentation will also be required and will be confirmed by your local service provider.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
The main driver must be at least 25 or over. 21-24 can drive once in the desert.
List of Approved Driving License as per Road and Transportation Authority: Albania Finland Japan Poland Spain Australia France Kuwait Portugal Sweden Austria Germany Latvia Qatar Switzerland Bahrain Greece Lithuania Romania Turkey Belgium Holland Luxembourg Saudi Arabia United Kingdom Bulgaria Hong Kong Malta Serbia USA Canada Hungary Montenegro Singapore 'People's Republic of China'' Iceland New Zealand Slovakia Cyprus Ireland Norway South Africa Denmark Italy Oman South Korea. If the driving license is not on the list please kindly provide an international driving permit
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Marfa K
11 contributions
Desert Camping Adventure near Dubai
Dec 2020
I and my husband took a one-night trip to the desert in December 2020. It was one of the most fantastic experiences in our life! The look of the desert is just breath-taking, fascinating. We watched a beautiful sunset, and in the following morning I woke up very early to capture just amazing sunrize! It's impossible to explain how great it is out there, very calm, very nice. We had a very kind and nice guide Otieno (David), who was constantly helping us to get the best possible experience. Otieno is a very friendly, accommodating, and encouraging guide. In the evening we cooked our dinner all together with Otieno, which we picked up on the way to the desert. The food was just great and it was even too much food for us ;-)
In the morning we ate breakfast in our camp again and continued driving.

Even for an urban person, as I am, this trip was just AMAZING.
All people in OffRoad Zone are very friendly and nice, Claris was supporting us through the whole journey as well. It was very nice of her.
I totally recommend it to everyone, this fusion with nature totally worth it. And I really hope that we will have a chance to do it again.

Thanks to OffRoad Zone, and especially to Otieno and to Claris for making our experience unforgettable.

Best,
Maria and Gergely
Written 10 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Henk
2 contributions
Fantasic desert experience
Nov 2019
Our guide David made sure we had a great experience with our total group of 9.
He quickly learned us how to drive through the desert and made sure it was a lot of fun. He had it under control during the tour and helped out when needed.
Driving was great and adventurous, the BBQ in the desert at night was delicious, as was the breakfast in the morning.
Overall a unique experience. Thanks David!

Henk
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you to you and your group for joining our overnight experience. We work really hard to make sure it is unique and delicious.
Written 11 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex B
2 contributions
Brillant experience
Nov 2019
Very nice activity, good materials, and very friendly and experienced guide. Also the BBQ in the desert was delicious
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our overnight experience. We are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations.
Written 11 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lengimm t
1 contribution
Desert camping
Well organised and stress free. Good experience for the family especially young children. Our guide was very accommodating and encouraging without being intrusive or in you face. Great memories for the kids.
Written 3 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy your family had a great time with us. Thank you.
Written 4 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Forrader
Central194 contributions
Poor experience
Feb 2017 • Friends
My experience is poor. Others had better luck with this company. Please do your own independent research on the numerous types of desert/dune experiences offered by several companies. Check the weather and the map, carefully ask for specific itinerary and routes, these must be documented in writing, before you commit by paying. Check the company's business permit and the specific vehicle's actual condition (not just external and internal, but also engine, steering and undercarriage). Sight the insurance policy for the vehicle. Be careful of your passport and financial credit card information that you provide, as these are collected used and retained by the company and their employees under their own practices, different from the privacy and banking data laws of countries such as US, EU, Australia etc. Be aware that even if the fine print standard terms are unreasonable or highly discretionary, the average company is likely to implement and enforce as it pleases, as there is relatively low consumer protection or no dispute resolution opportunity, compared to other countries.

My personal advice based on my experience:
1. For budget and best flexibility: Rent your own 4x4 from reputable companies in Dubai. Usually the ones with large hotel connections are good. There are various desert locations for 4x4 dune bashings.
2. For fuss free: Try out a mixture of desert experiences (e.g., buggy, surf, camel) first, before self drive 4x4. We had a better experience with Arabian Adventures.
3. We had great experience with guided dune bashing activities led by experienced driver guide in Anantara Qasralsarab resort.

We signed up for 3D2N self drive 4x4, via Viator, in February 2017. We were excited because of the Liwa desert segment. We encountered various difficulties. 1. We had to clarify the charge. Viator offered a better price with hotel pickup compared to direct booking with Off-Road Zone Dubai. 2. During the first day, lunch was a quick stop at fast food place in petrol station. Lunch though included, were not up to expectation. 3. Our guide was friendly and engaging, and we had a nice experience for 1.5 hours as we tried the low dunes near Dubai. Then we spent some time at a petrol kiosk waiting for a third party to deliver the BBQ food. We then set up for the first night, in dune area, just 80m to 100m from the main road, not quite the expectation. 4. Our guide decided to sleep in the next morning, so we had to close our jeep door loudly to wake him up at 9.30 am, and we had late breakfast at 10 am, and we then set off late. Second day was bad, as our guide led us through flat sandy areas, for 45 min to 60 min, we drove alongside twice, and we saw he was chatting on his phone. 5. The weather was poor, with rain, and we waited again for delivery of our BBQ food, the wait was slightly less than first dinner wait but it was still 45 minutes, and we had to put the jeeps side by side with the rear boot opened to offer some shelter from the rain, food spread was not bad but cold, with wet exposure, the guide built a fire upon our suggestion, we were in an area of the dunes, where other 4x4 driven by locals in irregular manner made us nervous as you could never tell what would come around the corner. In the end, the experience was so bad that we told the guide we did not want to set up for a second night in the same local dune.

Upon our return, I discovered that they did not bring us to Liwa as per the itinerary in Viator write up and their own website write up. When I asked, the guide told me he was not instructed to go to Liwa. When I persisted, the office told me that the Liwa was far away and dunes were high. When I asked why I was not told upon arrival at the shop, I was not given satisfactory answer, and instead I was later told it was the poor weather. Anyhow, I provided detailed feedback, and their manager, Travis Bruce together with their assistant Clarisse, agreed to provide a 1D1N complimentary Liwa experience to be utilised within 12 months. We took up this offer in November 2017, but asked for rental use of the jeep only without guide, and they then kindly agreed to 2N rental instead of 1N. At this point, they did not tell us about any restrictions on the rental, and our plans were not fixed save that we wanted to visit Abu Dhabi. In the end we decided to stay in a desert resort near Abu Dhabi. Upon collection of the rental car, we were given the usual rental forms, and on the spot, we were told that the rental car could not be driven off road, and there would be GPS and we would be made to pay the penalty. My friend signed the standard forms quickly, and we took the car nonetheless, as our idea of offroad was like the previous dune experience, at that point, we had no intention to go offroad. While at the hotel resort which included its own controlled dune area, we decided on the spot to try the resort experience with their experienced drivers in a second jeep. Upon return of the rental car, Travis Bruce the manager although he offered the courtesy of shaking my friend's hand, treated me in a most dismissive manner (possibly due to my Asian ethnicity). Travis angrily berated me, and the verbal abuse was shocking (he could just have implemented the standard term and penalty of AED3000 without the verbal abuse). He insisted on checking the jeep in his workshop (even though no such checks were made or offered to us, upon our collection of the jeep were made, so we were at his mercy. We had to tell him the steering was not even, the tyre pressure was poor at the start, and the cruise control was not working, and he dismissed this, and only nodded and asked his assistant who confirmed that I highlighted these via text within the hour of collecting the car. We were kept in the office and he kept on his verbal tirade until I raised my voice at him, and his response was that he would call the Dubai police if we were not happy, so we waited as we had a flight to catch. Travis repeated at least 8 times that he had every right to impose the penalty of AED3000 and more as the jeep was not insured for off road, which we doubt, as surely the UAE laws require this due to the nature of the vehicle and business. He ignored my asking whether his AED3000 constituted unlawful penalty, as this was hardly representative of any damage incurred by him. I left the office and waited outside, as any further escalation would not be fruitful. After an hour, the checks were clear (no damage at all to the vehicle). To prove his point that he was in full control having my credit card details from February 2017 even though I was not the person who signed the contract and did not provide the card details for November 2017, he debited my credit card and only reversed the charge when my friend intervened and paid the AED3000 penalty. In any event, this person's and the company's conduct is contrary to standard credit card and contract laws, and I have lodged the necessary reports with the relevant credit card company and authorities.

I would be very careful when dealing with this company.
Written 3 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
It's sad that you feel you need to write a total fabrication of a story to try to do harm to us when you are the one who broke your contract and purposely lied to us and misrepresented yourself. Because you broke the contract we charged you what it plainly states in the contract we would charge you. Not a penny more or a penny less. We have never retained anyones personal items, such as passports or drivers license. All we ever ask is a copy. We clearly state what is in our rental contracts. In 10 years of service we have had a few people who lie to us and they have all been penalized. You were one of them. We are not sorry for this. If you are truthful and obey the contract you sign along with the safety protocol, which are the majority of our guests, you will never have an issue with our company. Once again, remember, the truth always is the best way forward.
Written 8 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

krishnan s
1 contribution
Fantastic Desert Drives
Dec 2017 • Business
It is a fun filled experience. The experience in the sand dunes are truly memorable. Travis offered lively simple tips to make it more interesting. I am tempted to have this experience again.
Written 3 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your excellent review and we are happy you found your experience one you would like to repeat. See you soon...
Written 4 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dominique D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
Great experience
Third time with this team and always at the top. Will come back again for sure. Nice cars, nice teams, nice desert.
Written 3 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your continued support. See you again soon.
Written 20 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jonathanraillard
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Thanks for the great aventure!
Oct 2017 • Friends
Thank you for the great time in the desert.
It was an incredible day / Night and I look forward to making it again.

Jonathan
Written 13 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you Jonathan and we look forward to your return.
Written 15 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

shane_elec
7 contributions
2 Day Adventure
Oct 2017 • Family
Our family had an amazing experience in our Jeep crossing dunes and camping out over night. All went very well due to great trip preparation and organisation, continual instructions were given while driving and the vehicles were nicely set up for the conditions. Food was great, kids even barbecued marshmallows on the fire. Great trip will love to do it again, thanks to David and the team for the great experience.

Much Appreciated,
Shane
Written 3 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
The 2 day 1 night experience really is the best experience of them all. We are happy your family thinks so too. Thank you
Written 5 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

celiabornibus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Oct 2017 • Friends
Wonderfull experience thanks to a perfect organisation!
A big thank you to Travis & David for their help and their kindness!
Looking forward to do it again!
Written 1 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We appreciate and thank you for the kind words and the excellent rating. We are looking forward to your next experience with us.
Written 2 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amazing dune bashing trip!
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Learning and driving in desert
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Didn't stop smiling during this 'must-do' activity
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Fantastic Trip with David
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Amazing self-drive experience
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Absolute fun, ended all too quickly!
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Great fun for family and visitors
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