Dubai is a city built in the desert and has turned the endless sea of sand into a tourist’s paradise. Traversing waves of sand in a dune buggy is a unique experience visitors cannot miss on a trip to Dubai. The activity is usually scheduled to take place at sunset when the temperature in the desert begins to drop. Visitors can off road through undulating sand dunes, experiencing the speed and weightlessness of daring jumps. Evenings offer a taste of Arabian barbecue and belly dance performances in a tent set up on the sand.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Sindbad Gulf Balloons
"Hot Air Balloon"
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Badayer Retreat
Looking down at the desert from the sky, you'll feel so free! You'll be amazed by how fast you can go. Step on it! Rushing down the 60 degree slope and across the hills, you'll get an indescribable buzz. You'll have great fun bobbing up and down in the car as you watch the sand fly around in front of you.
This desert camp is a meeting place for desert safari trucks. The large camp is filled with Arabic-style sofas and tables. Here, you can ride a camel, make a freehand sketch of the desert, or take a souvenir photo wearing Arabic dress. Everything has an exotic charm. At night, you can enjoy an authentic meal while watching a belly dance or Sufi dance performance.
If you have seen, the television program Divas Hit the Road, you may be familiar with this kind of desert safari. It is the most popular activity in the Arab world. In a desert truck, you can speed up high and down low to drift, feeling weightless in the vast desert. Delightful and exciting, this is the best way to enjoy Arabic folk customs.
While you’re in the UAE, you should definitely join in on a magical overnight tour of the desert in Abu Dhabi for a more authentic experience.