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Abu Dhabi Desert Morning Safari: 4x4 Dune Bash, Camel Ride and Sandboarding provided by Emirates Tours and Safaris

Abu Dhabi Desert Morning Safari: 4x4 Dune Bash, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Abu Dhabi Desert Morning Safari: 4x4 Dune Bash, Camel Ride and Sandboarding
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Tour snapshot
Experience three desert pursuits in a morning from Abu Dhabi
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
100
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Dune driving, camel riding, and sandboarding: some pursuits are only possible—or at their best—in the desert. This Abu Dhabi experience lets you capitalize on the desert’s sporting opportunities: allowing you to experience all three in the morning's relative cool. Enjoy a 4x4 dune bash, ride a camel, and go sandboarding, all with refreshments and hotel transfers provided, and an afternoon kept free to pack more into your day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Sample some of the desert's top sports in the morning cool
  • 4x4 dune bash, camel ride, and sandboarding, with refreshment break
  • Ideal for sports fans, with morning timing that lets you use day to full
What to expect
Meet your driver-guide at your Abu Dhabi hotel and settle inside a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle bound for the desert. Gaze at the sands along the way and arrive at a Bedouin-style camp with a range of desert pursuits on offer. Then, set out on a 4x4 dune bash with a trained driver at the wheel. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you career up the slopes before sliding back down—it’s a serious thrill. Back at camp, refuel with sodas and chilled water, and experience two other activities. Ride a camel over the sands and try one of the desert’s most popular sports—sandboarding. Pick up a sandboard, get instructions, and then take on the dunes: surfing the slopes as if on a snow board. Your experience then ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the order of activities described above may change on the day of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
  • Sample some of the desert's top sports in the morning cool
  • 4x4 dune bash, camel ride, and sandboarding, with refreshment break
  • Ideal for sports fans, with morning timing that lets you use day to full
What to expect
Meet your driver-guide at your Abu Dhabi hotel and settle inside a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle bound for the desert. Gaze at the sands along the way and arrive at a Bedouin-style camp with a range of desert pursuits on offer. Then, set out on a 4x4 dune bash with a trained driver at the wheel. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you career up the slopes before sliding back down—it’s a serious thrill. Back at camp, refuel with sodas and chilled water, and experience two other activities. Ride a camel over the sands and try one of the desert’s most popular sports—sandboarding. Pick up a sandboard, get instructions, and then take on the dunes: surfing the slopes as if on a snow board. Your experience then ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the order of activities described above may change on the day of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12596MSAFARI
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport to the desert
  • Dune Bashing by 4 Wheel Drive
  • Camel ride
  • Sandboarding session
  • Light refreshments such as Arabic Tea, Coffee, Dates, Soft Drinks & Mineral Water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Emirates Tours and Safai LLC is a company based in Abu Dhabi and our pickup locations are within Abu Dhabi only. Unfortunately, we do not offer pickup from Dubai or any other emirates except Abu Dhabi. We offer pickup from any Hotel, Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi or from the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
  • Ports:
  • Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport to the desert
  • Dune Bashing by 4 Wheel Drive
  • Camel ride
  • Sandboarding session
  • Light refreshments such as Arabic Tea, Coffee, Dates, Soft Drinks & Mineral Water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Emirates Tours and Safai LLC is a company based in Abu Dhabi and our pickup locations are within Abu Dhabi only. Unfortunately, we do not offer pickup from Dubai or any other emirates except Abu Dhabi. We offer pickup from any Hotel, Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi or from the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
  • Ports:
  • Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
A note from Abu Dhabi Desert Morning Safari: 4x4 Dune Bash, Camel Ride and Sandboarding
Guest must be able to show their negative PCR within 14 days and Proof of Vaccination Card in case of Al Hosn App is not available.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
232 reviews
Excellent
218
Very good
12
Average
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Terrible
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Enver Y
1 contribution
May 2022
Amazing trip to the edge of the desert. Rasak was not only a great guide, but also an awesome pilot negotiating the tall sand dunes and pulling through the scary drops throughout the desert. It was well worth getting up at 4am to see the sun rise and experience the calm!
Written 9 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Suzette H
Emirates Tours team would like to Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted that you had enjoyed the desert activities, I will pass on your compliments about Razak, We are looking forward to see you again.
Written 25 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katie
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Kabeer for taking us out this afternoon. He was punctual, polite and was just fab on tour. He gave us a great experience for our overseas visitors at dine bashing, helped get some great photos at the camels and of course helped us get some amazing sand boarding skills.
Thanks Kabeer for a great tour. We will definitely recommend.
Written 26 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Suzette H
Thank you for taking time in giving your feedback with your experience with Emirates Tours! We are very glad to know that we were able to provide you a wonderful and amazing desert safari experience and we will also tell to kabeer that he do the great job. Looking forward in having more of your family and friends on our safari in the near future. Keep safe!
Written 19 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heinrich W
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Fantastic day/evening in the dessert.
We were picked up at our friends house in 2 cars.
Our driver Unni was very informative and told us about the tour and about the things we drove by.
He is an excellent driver in the dunes and we had so much fun (age 9-47)
The Kids had fun in the camp with camel ridning and sand bording and the food was very good also for the Kids.
Thanks for a great experience.
Fam Werge
Denmark.
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! Our hearts are definitely overflowing with joy knowing that we have given you an amazing adventure in the Abu Dhabi desert. The beauty of the UAE desert is something that is unforgettable once seen. It is magical and heartwarming at the same time. We're glad that you were able to take part of this tour and that you had a wonderful time. It's great to know that Mr. Unni took care of you during your trip to the desert and had been a great host. Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

M&M
4 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked this last minute the night b4, and the communication with Unni via watsapp was excellent. We were picked up from our cruise ship on time as promised and driven to the desert. The Dune Bashing was amazing & thrilling and we felt safe at all times.
With the added bonus of a camel ride and sand boarding afterwards made it a day to remember.
We would like to thank Unni (our driver for the day) who was very friendly professional and a credit to the company, he was very informative throughout the tour and took many photos and videos of us through the day. We will be re booking when we visit again and will not hesitate to recommend this company. Thankyou .
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! It gives us tremendous happiness knowing that you had so much fun and exciting adventure on your desert trip with us. Our driver Mr. Unni will definitely get another star on his tab for another job well done. Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roland Borges
13 contributions
Feb 2020
we booked the trips in our hotel. the pick-up was on time and the journey to the destination was very pleasant. our driver rashid muhammed was very nice and did a great job. when we drove in the desert we filled up very safely. rashid muhammed has always looked after us and explained everything to us. we would do a tour with rashid again at any time is only to be recommended thank you rashid muhammed for the great experience
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! Thank you so much for enjoying the Desert Safari Tour with us, It's great to know that Mr. Rashid took care of you during your trip to the desert and had been a great host! We will surely commend him for his job well done! Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written 15 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

C C
5 contributions
Jan 2020
We joined the morning Safari desert tour. We started with our pick up at the hotel and started off with about an hour drive to the desert. Zain, our driver and guide took great care of us from suggesting great area and ways for photo in the desert. He was very thoughtful and caring in the dune dashing where every passenger in the car for sure had so much fun and excitement yet in still felt safe. He also answered to my request to experience sand boarding and certainly was an incredible experience and Zain helped to took great videos of the unforgettable experience. It is certainly a great condense way to experience the Safari Desert, would definitely recommend this to others.
Written 31 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! We are happy to know that you had great time in the desert and that Mr. Zain had given his best service to you. He is truly one of the best safari marshals in our company. Every activity that we are offering in this tour have been carefully planned to ensure that our guests will have a fun and memorable day in the desert. Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Miah
1 contribution
Jan 2020
One of the best activities you could possibly do in Abu Dhabi! It was so interactive, fun especially with a big group and you do get the best bang for your buck! All the tour guides were so nice and really helped us get the best pictures lol. And it was great that we got a confirmed ride to and from the hotel. The food was also great as well! I would definitely recommend and do this again!
Written 18 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Roberts, Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! We are glad you have enjoyed the tour with us and really appreciate the desert safari. It is joy in our hearts to know that you have appreciate our services. We hope to see you again on your next visit in Abu Dhabi. **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook.
Written 22 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Umar R
1 contribution
Feb 2020
The morning safari was great. We were picked up on time by a very friendly and polite driver from our hotel. The journey to the desert took about an hour including other pick ups.
Once we got to the desert the dune bashing was good, i personally thought it would have been a bit more fun/exciting than it actually was - but it was still good. The driver kept asking if we were okay, which was nice for people who may have been more scared/nervous.
After we got to the desert everybody got the option to do a short camel ride, sand boarding and tea/water in the tent area. We opted for all three.
The camel ride was cool, as we hadn't done it before but i would not write home about it.
The sand boarding was the highlight for myself. We got loads of time to keep trying
to board the sand dunes and were not rushed at all. It is really fun and exciting.
The tea and water refreshments in the tent was nice as it was really hot by midday and the shade was needed.
Above all this our driver went above and beyond, and took great photos of me and my wife which was really really good and made it a five star experience overall for me.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! Our hearts are definitely overflowing with joy knowing that we have given you an amazing adventure in the Abu Dhabi desert. The beauty of the UAE desert is something that is unforgettable once seen. It is magical and heartwarming at the same time. We're glad that you were able to take part of this tour and that you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas Kim
Seoul, South Korea18 contributions
Dec 2021
Ideal for short stays in Abu Dhabi and still being able to experience the desert around Abu Dhabi. The short 3 hour tour after hotel pickup incl. around 45 min. ride to the desert and stops at a Camel farm, desert photo stop, dune bashing in an SUV, camp stop for short camel ride, sandboarding and some refreshments (coffee, soft drinks, water).
All in all very well organized and our guide and driver Unni gave us some explanation on Abu Dhabi and its history when passing by certain points.
The only minus was that at the camp we had to wait quite a while for the camel ride as the camel person was not available.
Written 21 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joos H
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Perfect arrangements and communication. Unni, both excellent driver and guide introduced us to Abu Dhabi outside the city. After skilled dune bashing Unni took enough pictures te revive the outing! Our children wanted to go again.
Written 5 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Suzette H
Thank you for taking time in giving your feedback with your experience with Emirates Tours! We are very glad to know that we were able to provide you a wonderful and amazing desert safari experience. Looking forward in having more of your family and friends on our safari in the near future. Keep safe!
Written 8 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent tour
An excellent tour with a great guide - Sadath. A great tour for the Grand Mosque, the the Dates Market and the Heri
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Dune Bashing = FUN
We honestly didn't know what dune bashing was (making fun of the sand hills or the movie?) but that was the highlig
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Best activities you can find in Abu Dhabi
This was absolutely the best part of my vacation in Abu Dhabi. 100% recommended because the staff was so nice and t
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Amazing Safari in Abu Dhabi
Fantastic experience. Must do when in Abu Dhabi. We had a great time doing this Safari alongwith evening program.
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Desert experience
Great experience of the desert culture. Our driver Abdulrasheed was very helpful and skillful when it comes to dune
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Go for it if you're still not decided
Excellent experience, all as described. We did a last minute booking for the same day and everything went well. We
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Crazy fun in the desert!
We had a fantastic time with Abdul Rasheed as our guide. The dune bashing was a crazy and fun experience and the ab
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Great
Thanks for super trip to desert and heavenly ride in dunes with Umi our guide. We were able to enjoy sunset and sta
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Abdul Rasheed Desert Tour!
It was a very fun desert tour. I took pictures with my lover at sunset, ate at camp, and watched the performance. I
Matthew w
Matthew w
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Amazing trip
Such a good experience, dune bashing was great fun and the package as a whole made for a great evening. Our driver
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Awesome experience, well worth it
The tour was excellent and our tour guide, Khalifi, was great. He made the dune rides exciting and went the extra m
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Khalifi the dune driver
The desert safari was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Khalifi was great and we felt safe the entire time.
travelpower66
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Excellent guide Jino and he help us some ideas for photography sunset
Take the best place desert for sunset perfect spots and he give us some idea photos taken. I’m so happy he was fan
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Evening Safari tour
Driving through the dunes with Haris was a memorable experience for the whole family and was followed by a nice BBQ
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Great trip & great guide.
Great trip to the desert. Mohamed Rasheed was an excellent & knowledgeable guide with great driving skills. Lots of
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