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Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner provided by Desert Gate Tourism L.L.C.

Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner
4.5
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About
Inexperienced drivers heading into Dubai’s desert without a guide (not recommended) will probably miss out on activities such as camel rides and dune bashes. Get the very best of the desert all rolled into one on this single, afternoon-and-evening experience. After a dune bash, try sandboarding, camel riding, and more before dinner and live entertainment at a Bedouin-inspired camp. Round-trip transport is included for maximum comfort and convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Experience Dubai’s desert in one, hassle-free tour
Full line-up of desert activities, like dune bash, camel ride, and more
Enjoy an Arabian Nights-style dinner with live entertainment
Convenient round-trip 4WD transport from your Dubai hotel
What to expect
After an afternoon pickup at your Dubai hotel, head into the desert wilds in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. Take in the empty sands and go off-road for a roller-coaster ride around the high dunes. Hold tight as your driver takes you over the slopes, pausing at the top before slipping back down the shifting sands. Stop at the highest dune to view the sunset before continuing to a Bedouin-style campsite. Hop out here for an afternoon and evening of desert activities and entertainments. Go sandboarding, ride a camel, get a henna tattoo, don Arabian robes for a souvenir photo, and try an optional puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe). Stay refreshed with sodas, water, tea, and coffee; and later, feast on a barbecue buffet dinner. As you relax, enjoy belly dancing and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows under the stars before a convenient return transfer to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19101P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Pick-up and drop off, Dune drive & Sunset watch • Camel rides & Sand boarding • Henna painting & Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner • Full buffet dinner, Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea • Shawerma station & Arabic bread station • Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes • Belly dance show & Traditional tannora dance
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
All Hotels around Dubai , and private residences
Ports:
Port Rashid
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Pick-up and drop off, Dune drive & Sunset watch • Camel rides & Sand boarding • Henna painting & Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner • Full buffet dinner, Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea • Shawerma station & Arabic bread station • Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes • Belly dance show & Traditional tannora dance
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
All Hotels around Dubai , and private residences
Ports:
Port Rashid
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
If there is a kid under 4 years old then a private car must be booked (6 adults)
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
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Nino
Cologne, Germany68 contributions
Perfect Trip - Incredible Experience - Really better than all competitors
Jun 2021 • Couples
I'm a regular Guest with this tour, usualley 2 times per year and I can highly recommend the tour operator. In 2021, they took all Covid-19 Precautions and provided a safe experience, with well trained drivers and staff.

Here is my original review from 2017:

Did this Tour in Summer 2017, have had several tours (Safari + BBQ) with other companies before. DesertGateTourism did several things another ways than all the other companies on the market, for example: usually you stop at market in the dessert where merchands try to sell you overprized stuff- DesertGateTourism doesn't do that. They stop at a gas station to deflate tires and then you're ready to have a great ride through the desert. The food at the bbq was great and everything was free at the camp- from henna tattoos up to shisha. Overall, the best company i've ever used.
Written 4 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paula G
2 contributions
Thank you Hatim !
Jul 2021 • Friends
Hatim was fantastic! Knowledge about area history, great driver and just an overall fantastic experience! Thank you Hatim!
Written 2 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katalin U
Budapest, Hungary13 contributions
Perfect program
Jun 2021 • Family
Our guide was Hatim. He was the best! During our trip he answered every question, explained us everything about the desert, camels, history. Helped us during the whole trip.
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

E N
3 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Jun 2021 • Family
It was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide/driver's name - Hatim, experienced driver, very funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed tge Dune bashing, falcon show and bbq dinner. Hatim was professional and made sure we got all we needed. I am going back to Dubai with my friends and I will request him specifically.
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah B
12 contributions
Such a great ride!
Jun 2021
I traveled with friends in a soon after COVID restrictions were easing up so we had no idea what to expect (booked trip in advance and just didn't cancel). The SUVs we were picked up in were all very clean and the driver wore his mask appropriately. He was very friendly telling us about things as we passed them as well as information on the towns/villages we passed through. When we got to the dunes it was a wild ride that was 100% worth the ride out to the desert! We even paused mid-way through the ride for a photo op and our guide took some amazing photos for us. After the exhilarating trek to the camp site we were welcomed with a falcon show, camel rides, and tea/coffee. The following dancers, hookah, and dinner were the finale to a great afternoon away from the city. Absolutely recommend Desert Gate tours for anyone venturing to Dubai!
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jhaake
Charlotte, NC9 contributions
Amazing Off-Road Adventure and Desert Dinner
Jun 2021
Our group of 6 took a trip to Dubai this past week (June, 2021), and had an amazing time! As one of our excursions to see other parts of the region, we came across one that took us to the next Emirate, Sharjan and into the Al Awir Desert.

The Desert Gate is an enclosed, oasis style venue setup for hookah, drinks, dinner and entertainment. The belly dancing be my personal favorite of the night. Our guides came to pick us up at our hotels in Toyota Land Cruisers at the Atlantis and proceeded to drive us to the location.

At the edge of the desert, we stopped to get the vehicles ready for what was completely unexpected, but soooooooooo damnnn fun! If you are one for fun dune driving, this is right up your alley! We drove up and over dunes, loving the fun of the sand slopes and rises and sand being spun up in the air. Sincerely the thrill I been needing and the portion of our group that was with the drive was in the lead and we only encouraged him to go faster! =D

Once we got to the Gateway, we stopped for a show outside, lots of pictures and settled in for the evening with fresh grilled vegetables, meats, rice and a later, a full belly.

The full experience was so amazing, our guide was super personable and great to spend the day with and learn more about the region and the culture. I highly recommend this excursion or the others offered by this company!!!

Cheers
Written 22 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katie O
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
AMAZING Picture-Perfect Experience
Jun 2021
What an amazing, picture-perfect experience!!! Awesome Jeep drivers who simultaneously thrilled and terrified us (in a good way) in the sand dunes. :) Falcon show, camel ride at sunset, and meal/hookah/dancers were all incredible. Such a great experience out in the desert. I HIGHLY recommend!
Written 22 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chelsea H
5 contributions
Tour Guide-Hatim
Jun 2021 • Family
Hatim is amazing crew and staff were absolutely professional. The experience was phenomenal. Definitely should book.
Written 20 June 2021
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ciprianap2018
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany2 contributions
Excellent afternoon experience of traditional arabic food, entertainment, and dune rides
Loved our tour guide, Hatim. Excellent sand driving skills, nice conversation. Recommend the experience to anyone looking for excitement and entertainment.
Written 16 June 2021
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Yulia C
St. Petersburg, Russia2 contributions
As for the program, it is standard. National dance in a luminous dress and belly dance.
Jun 2021 • Family
On June 10, we visited this excursion, chose the VIP package, the price is not much higher than the usual package, but you will definitely get more comfort and attention! Better to pay extra and enjoy. I was in this desert in 2012 on a regular package, so this time we decided to take it better. And they did not regret it! We stayed at the Atlantis hotel, our personal guide and driver Hatim came for us! He is very very attentive, he told everything, showed. When we arrived at the village itself, he explained everything to us, approached, asked if he liked everything. Placed us in a vip booth. The waiters brought food all the time! There was a lot of it! Starting from salads and appetizers, ending with meat and desserts! A girl came up and applied a drawing with henna. Then they brought a hookah! And all this is included in the VIP package. But there is a bar card, you pay for it separately, if you order alcohol, you pay there. Payment by card is slightly higher. If in cash, then the price is the same as indicated on the menu. And what is important for girls, Hatim constantly takes pictures and films. Himself proposes and shoots with your camera or phone! Thanks to him, we have sooooo many photos and videos! This is so precious! Plus, I can't help but note, he has incredibly fantastic blue eyes! A very pleasant and courteous man who presents himself with dignity! I highly recommend this excursion! A regular package cost AMD 1,500, and vip 2,000.
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great tour with an amazing guide!
We were pioneers in traveling post COVID world, so we were nervous about what we could see/do/experience traveling
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Coolest Tour Guide Ever, Greatest Food, Gorgeous Mosque
Our tour guide Baher absolutely MADE this trip for us!! He was engaging, funny, knowledgeable - we loved him. He al
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Hatim
Hatim is so polite and attentive! He help us and give a lot of information! We really liked him !!!!
Wanderer30665558242
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Perfect, better impossible.
Amazing experience in the desert driving buggy and appreciate the desert natural beauty! Well organized and clean.
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203marineg
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Great emotions and feelings with driver Dilawar.
I highly recommend this tour as it was amazing. Our guide Dilawar was very kind, polite and very friendly. He told
jalip_explorer
jalip_explorer
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5 star experience
We booked our day desert safari at Novotel Al Barsha desert safari desk with Mr Ahmed. He helped us book day safar
Steven B
Steven B
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Do not go
Booked this trip through hotel rep and paid 550 AED and when asked why so expensive was told you get what you pay f
magarmach
magarmach
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Completely useless (Airport pick & drop)
I booked their services from Dubai Airport to Palm Jumeirah & Back for our holidays. On our arrival in Dubai, they
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Safari sand dunes
Took off from our hotel,in lovely Toyota 4 wheel drive ,took 30 mins to get to desert,then we had amazing rally in
hpbru
hpbru
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Excellent
BestGuide, best Organisation, Noushad Abbas and Mr. Hany... attentive, competent, smooth driving- just excellent, g
S2326KIrichardl
S2326KIrichardl
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Outstanding Tour and Trip!! Great Value!
With an afternoon to my self on a long business trip to Abu Dhabi took a chance on this tour. Well worth the time
362Diane
362Diane
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They didn't even bother showing up.
We booked a Dubai city tour with Desert Gate. They notified us that they would pick us up at 8:30 am. Waited unti
Nepuski
Nepuski
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Excellent Service
Very good and friendly service. Guide/driver was a real professional and drove extreme on the safari but absolutely
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Unique and unforgettable experience
It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it. Out driver, Kevin was friendly, polite and explained everyt
RanaZaidi
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Outstanding Experiance
I have a great experience with Desert gate, I can,t forget especially when our Landcruiser in the middle of the des
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