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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.
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“sand dunes” (80 reviews)
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was good fun, little different from the usual AC places of Dubai.. a bit hot when i went.. but has a good fun..

Thank kunal T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t really enjoy this it was ok but wouldn’t say it’s a must in my opinion. Not the worst thing but wouldn’t do it again however nice to see the dessert and our driver really nice.

Thank alisonwilliamsj2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth doing. Its a box to tick. There are several options, we did the desert safari with falcon display, desert drive and dinner. The driving is full throttle so be prepared. If you into that its fun. The dinner experience is OK, not one for...More

1  Thank FlyfishMJT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Groups of tourists gather here most evenings for their designated desert BBQ. Very well organised, and thank goodness, plenty of toilets which were relatively clean! Food acceptable, plenty of it and entertainment to while away the time before the busses come to pick you up....More

Thank Dilia186
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Most Lovely Evening of Dubai Dessert. After Dessert Safari we went to here. Outside we have camel ride and Bike ride. Evening sunset is here Lovely and when you see the sunset that to in Dessert that will make you So cool...More

Thank abdulmoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Al-Ain road- out of town. I always go to Al Maha resort for a high tea, you will drive though the reserve- and see Dhabi and oryx and camels. go. you will enjoy it! See lots of the Camel racing things on the drive out-...More

Thank paulajab2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desert we all went in the jeep was fantastic at first I said I wasn't going to do it but got talked in to it I am glad I did, then watched the sun go down than went to the camp for a camel...More

Thank carolmccaffrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited years ago with small kids, it was a nice day. But returning with teenagers was great! Super safe park with lots of lifeguards etc. Having teenage daughters I felt extremely safe to let them go around on their own. Love the wrist barcode...More

Thank Heidig74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a safari early in the morning - hoping to see oryx, gazelles, desert monitors, birds and possibly a rare cat. We drove round the reserve and indeed saw lots of oryx, several gazelles, desert monitors and a few birds, including a distant...More

Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dubai desert was an unbelievable experience. You can leave Dubai without experiencing the desert. We did the dunes rides and enjoyed every minute.

Thank Odalys H
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24 September 2017|
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Response from AgentAC | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a private car from the company that does the tours but will follow more or less the whole convoy of cars and more or less stick to the schedule. Sunset is part of the tour though in any case.
20 March 2017|
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Response from camnyc2 | Reviewed this property |
We just went back in Feb with Platinum Heritage amd they were FANTASTIC!! Great time, really wonderful guides, wonderful dinner at desert camp. You cannot go wrong with them!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Travelaround59 | Reviewed this property |
You are in the desert so hardly the kind of wildlife you are seeing in Africa. Saying this there are plenty of Onyx and other little quadrupeds, little birds that are reintroducing in the desert etc.