One of the most popular activities in Dubai is Desert Safari. I went there at least 10 times and always had lots of fun. I honestly recommend it to all tourist and friends coming here. Tour usually starts between 15:00-16:00, the driver will pick you up from a hotel or place you stay. Usually, in the car, there are up to 6 people so you might pick up some other tourists on the way. To reach desert from Dubai downtown takes 40-60 minutes but don’t worry you will get there on time. Also, you will stop on petrol station right before your safari, so driver removes air from the wheels. It is very important for the safety reason to drive inside of the desert with soft wheels.
The trip is quite extreme, you will think all the time that car will roll or fall to some dune. Most of the tourist are screaming and laughing during the ride. It is really scary to come to the edge of a sand heel. However, it is very safe because the speed is actually 20 km/h and all safari cars has metal corsets inside. I saw some people come there even with infants so don’t worry it will be safe extreme. Last time, I took Safari in the Red Desert, the color of the sand there is so beautiful, you can see my photos below. I took this trip with my family and since I love animals so much, we got the one which included stopping at the camel farm. It was such a great experience fidding cute camels. They were absolutely adorable.
After you safari, driver will drop you at the camp where you will have a barbique and see a show with belly dancers. Besides, you can ride a camel for 5 minutes, smoke shisha, do henna on your hands and buy some souvinirs. All of these are included to your tour, expect the souvenirs of course. In addition, you can rent quadricycle and ride it in the desert for 30 minutes. I tried it a couple of times and absolutely loved it. So if you got extra cash, it might be a great way to spend it.
- Tour – Desert Safari Dubai
- Food – meat barbecue with Arabic starters, food court type of meal
- Activities – safari, camel ride, belly dancers, Turkish dance, shisha, henna tattoo (some companies do fire show and photos with falcon as well)
- Price – 150-600 AED per person (depends on the season and company)
- Overall Experience – ★★★★★