Dubai Desert Safari: Everything to Know

An Overview

Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a perfect mix of history and innovation. The Desert Safari in Dubai is very popular among tourists. Originally a modest fishing village, this city was founded in the 18th century. In the early 21st century the city grew rapidly. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot and humid. 

The average temperature in summer in Dubai is around 40 degree centigrade. The highest recorded temperature  is 48.8 °C. It has a hot desert climate. One of the top tourist attractions in Dubai to enjoy the splendour, serenity, and natural beauty of the desert that attracts you like a magnet is the Dubai Desert Safari trip.


There are two different desert safaris offered in Dubai. One is in the morning and the other one is in the evening. You can book a Dubai tour package online that offers a desert safari. Both morning and evening safari provide a range of exciting activities that would  make the best of your day spent in the Dubai desert.

  • Morning Desert Safari in Dubai:

Here are some lists of things that one can do in the morning safari.

The first ray of the rising sun: 

You can get a view of the first ray of the rising sun from the Arabian desert. This will make you fall in love with nature. Capture that mesmerising and peaceful moment into your camera as a golden moment.

Dune bashing experience:  

This is a jeep safari ride.This is an activity that lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes. The jeep picks you up from the camp and takes you for a ride offering guaranteed fun and thrill. Nothing could be better than this activity with Dubai sand safari.

The cost for Dune Bashing starts from 100 AED.

Camel ride:

A 45 minute ride on the back of a camel will help you to explore the wildlife. After the long day, tourists can choose to spend the night in the desert enjoying Tanura dance performance and a delicious barbecue.

Camel rides start from 50 AED.

Quad biking: 

Here you can experience the thrill of riding a quad bike in the desert.Quad bike is a four-wheeled motorbike that provides an amazing journey on desert terrains.

Tickets for quad viking start from 150 AED.

Hot air balloon ride:

The hot air ballooning experience in Dubai is truly amazing and unforgettable. A journey 4000 ft above the desert will give you a 360-degree view of Dubai city.

This beautiful Hot air balloon ride starts from 600 AED.

Desert skiing:

Sand skiing is one of the top Things that one can do in Dubai. During this activity you need to wear comfortable and light clothing.Skiing in the vast desert area will release your stress.

Desert skiing starts from 300 AED.

  • Evening Desert Safari in Dubai:

Capture the sunset in Dubai:

Don’t miss the disappearing sun behind the sand dunes. This will definitely be a mesmerising sight to capture.

Taste the local cuisines:

Enjoy a beautiful evening with your loved ones. Must try the popular Arabic foods like kefta, Kebabs and mansaf. Nothing beats the joy of taking  authentic Arabic cuisines in a luxury tent.

Enjoy the night sky:

After a hectic day you can spend a night by gazing at the blanket of stars above you. This will be a beautiful experience. An astronomy tour with a private astronomer will help you realise the magic of stargazing and recall how people in old times relied on the stars for navigation.

Enjoy an entertainment night:

There is a range of entertainment activities that makes your night amazing in the Dubai desert. The tanoura dance,performance by fire dancer and belly dancing would give you speechless entertainment. Here one can get a temporary henna tattoo with a beautiful design.

Overnight desert safari:

This adventurous session starts with the sunset in the Dubai desert. You can spend your night in the middle of Dubai’s golden desert under a star-studded sky. Inside a traditional Arabic tent one can take BBQ dinner including the local specialities with a range of options.Relax in front of the bonfire watching many beautiful dance performances. It takes 9 hours to complete this total session.

Best Time To Visit:

The best time to visit Dubai is from November to April. Dubai desert safari is the most adventurous tour in the United Arab Emirates.Many photography enthusiasts take the advantage of its glowing sunrise and sunset.The vast desert is your playground and you can choose your favourite activity which will blow your mind. As the night falls you can taste Arabian culture. You can also meet the UAE’s national bird, the falcon, during your desert safari trip.