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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 809 8710
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area...

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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Dubai Desert Experience - Must See

I truly enjoyed this experience and took great pics in the desert. I liked the ATV's and taking pics with the camel. The camp had some good food but not great! The dancers were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I truly enjoyed this experience and took great pics in the desert. I liked the ATV's and taking pics with the camel. The camp had some good food but not great! The dancers were nice to watch but a little long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sand duning in land cruiser was awesome. It was scary yet worth it. My son enjoyed camel ride, bike riding and sand boarding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a must watch place....you have to prebook the cars for dessert safari. ..In one car you can sit around 6 7 people. ...All cars are none other than Land Cruiser....From Deira Dubai it's takes around 1 hour to reach the place depending upon the traffic....there is a detour in between where you can enjoy driving small motor bikes, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dubai Desert is a cultural experience. 40 four-wheel-drive vehicles travel across the desert to a desert camp for an evening Arabian meal. A cool evening means taking warm clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must when in Dubai. We had a blast dune bashing. Dinner was amazing as was the entertainment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Dubai and have sometime you can do this activity , not so special but good to have the experience if you want to do outdoor activities in Dubai not only shopping .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I Have been here twice. Frist time was in 2005..the conservation park wasn't what it is today..we went sandduning in a 4 wheel drive..What an experience..took me right out of my comfort zone many times but I was soo glad that I had done it..it is a memory I will treasure for life. Very skilled drivers, certinally got our moneys... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the luxury platinum-heritage tour. Were picked up at our hotel on schedule. Went for an adventure into the desert. Our guide was really friendly explaining about alot of things in Dubai. Saw some wildlife, went on a camel ride and had belly dancing and dinner in a small private camp. Absolutely worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best adventure! Our driver was fun, great and helpful. He was very informed. He made the trip enjoyable. We will do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was told we were going on a 'safari' I internally groaned. I had been on one before, and it was extremely touristy. While the dune bashing was fun, everything else felt fake and cheap (2 minute camel ride? Terrible food?) This was the complete opposite. The jeeps you go in are super cool, and as I have been... More 

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