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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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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...more
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip when we visited Dubai. It is a must do and I highly recommend it. Loved the surreal feeling when we were in the desert with the dunes and animals around us. I've neve we felt more at peace...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cicigirl
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We visited the Desert Conservation Reserve with Platinum Heritage which I heartily recommend. We saw a number of wildlife, had wonderful photo opportunities and really enjoyed the desert with its flora and fauna. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Camping, camels, campfire in the desert, bbq, and some traditional rituals in the dunes. Could not be happier with the decision to do this. What we missed was the jeepride as it was a bit stormy that day and we had to cancel it. But...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank uchiaramburu4384
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I would go back in a heart beat. A very unique reserve, but with eyes open there is much to see and enjoy. I didn't stay in the reserve, but did enjoy a most delicious breakfast.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank amandawZ3570HC
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Amazing night sky with a very knowledgeable guide. Great dinner of steak and vegetables. Seeing the moon and planets through the telescope, priceless.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank willie2
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Johan was our guide and he was the best. Extremely knowledgeable about the conservation park the animals and everything we asked about Dubai. We did the desert experience with dinner and vintage land rovers and camels. Food was wonderful. And the whole overall experience was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank louisep402
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Perfect service and hospitately.Professional trip besides the best views of the desert.An we say " GazeLL Gazel Gazel1 with whole family.So sorry to leave late feedback.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bener G
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I thought when i did the helicopter tour in Istanbul that it was the coolest thing i had ever done until i went to the desert tour. Omg this desert safari tour was coolest the main attraction for me was not so much the camel...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Hired private guide. Enjoyed seeing the wildlife and the desert. Worth the time and money we spent during day layover in Dubai.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NC_Hiker
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

ドバイ在住の友人と一緒に参加しましたが、ドバイ中心地からは遠く車で参加者をピックアップしながらスタート地へ向かいます。 ツアー内容は迫力満点の計1時間ほど体験するデザードアクションドライブと、その後ベドウィンの休憩所のようなものをイメージした砂漠内のキャンプ地での食事とショーの観覧です。 デザードの眺めは体験すべき美しく神秘的なもので、夕暮れを砂漠から観るのは絶景です。 但し、車酔いをする人は決して参加すべきものではなく、友人がサプライズで登録していてくれたので、参加したものの、途中で気分が悪くなり、史上最悪の気分でした。 ※ツアー自体は質が高く楽しめます。 I joined with a friend lives in Dubai, the tour start place is far away from the center of Dubai, it took 1hour more. The contents of the tour is desert safari and ,meal and a watching show at the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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ClothesOff D
14 March 2018|
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Response from 8800llee | Reviewed this property |
i did not come across a morning camel ride program. evening ride is the usually the itinerary where the sun is not hot and you can end up with a Arabic dinner and dance program or a sun set viewing chill off.
Chris L
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.