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“Reckless Driver”
Review of Knight Tours

Knight Tours
Ranked #115 of 457 Tours in Dubai
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Reckless Driver”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

We were all quite apprehensive/ excited about our trip, having taken a recommendation. Driving there was fine (as fine as the driving can be in Dubai!).

We got to the place where all the tours appear to take off from. And they did the standard checks with letting down the tire pressure etc.

We set off and cleared one dune which I thought was quite fun and seemed to be a smallish one. And then we drove sideways up a very steep slope and banked at the top, I could feel the wheels weren't on the ground, and the car was stuck on the too of the dune.

We then, in almost slow motion toppled down the side of the dune, I'm not sure how many times we rolled, but at least 1 full rotation, with the car ending up at the bottom of the dune still at a harsh angle.

We all managed to get out the car, though the car was in a bad way, wind screen was broken inwards, and there was severe denying across all sides of the vehicle.

Once we got out, that was when the situation began to be handled appallingly. Literally minutes after it happened, one of the other drivers said to us there were 2 spaces in another car to keep going!

They then made us get back into another car, without saying where we were going, we had all said we wanted to just go! They kept saying you can still go out to the camp for dinner, we'll drive slow...

Considering we were all very shaken, and visibly upset, they offered no water, until we kept asking, and then didn't tell us why we had been driven back to the accident site. They then said we had to wait for the police to talk to them, which took another half an hour. At one point, a more senior looking representative from the company asked 'how are you doing', and tried to making light of the whole thing, laughing about it, which didn't go down well with us.

All in all, they were very slow to get us moving, and were trying to make us change cars twice before we got driven back! I thought they were insensitive to how shaken we all were, and didn't offer water until we asked.

I'm not saying that rolling over on the dunes doesn't ever happen, it was unfortunate, but I felt the driver was being reckless (one of our party had done it before, and she thought it was stupid that he even attempted this particular dune).


And lastly, it was their poor handling of the whole ordeal that has forced me to want to write this, only to warn others about this particular comany.

Visited May 2014
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Tour while in Dubai”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our tour operator used Knight Tours. Highly recommended as a "Must Do" tour while in Dubai.
Our driver was outstanding driving desert sand dunes. Used Toyota 4 wheeler. Picked up at hotel 30 minute ride to sand dunes. 20 minutes ride on the dunes. then drove us to dinner at dessert camp. OK food, excellent show. 20 minute ride back to hotel. A Must Do while in Dubai!!!

Visited April 2014
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Agra, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Safari”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Perfect Driver Called "FAROOQ"

Going up and down the sand dunes was very exciting. It was a unique experience of going in desert, in the SUVs , is like a roller coaster ride.Dont ever miss out on Desert Safari when you visit Dubai. It is so much fun

Visited February 2014
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Niksic, Montenegro
Level 1 Contributor
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“Great expirience!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was one of our best days in Dubai! The sand is very fine. We're very thankful that it was not hot at all when we went there. In fact, the sand is cold ... It was beautiful and so much fun .. This tour is a 'must do' for all brave hearts who want to experience the ride on the sand dunes at thrilling speeds traversing over miles and miles of golden sands .. We had THE BEST driver Shabeer who is very friendly!

Visited January 2014
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Munich, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Perfect team and perfect desert safari”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had amazing time and lots of fun. They have really good cars and friendly drivers and also their tent at the end is only for this company and really good. I would highly recommend.

Visited December 2013
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