Al Maha Desert Safari
Highlights: Just outside the city lies a pristine slice of well-preserved desert where wildlife is protected from the modern. An adventure like no other, the desert safari will start off by driving over sand dunes of varying colours and heights, riding in luxurious four-wheel drive vehicles. All throughout this ride, you will be enthralled by the spectacular scenery that nature has to offer. An opportunity to view the full glory of an Arabian Desert sunset will be a cherished experience.
From US $82 (AED 299) per adult
- Type: Off road fun and relaxation tour
- Departs from: Dubai
- Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel, residence, cruise terminal
- Duration: 6 hours with Dinner
- Days of Operation: Daily
- Pickup Time: 4.00 - 4.30 PM (please check exact pickup time on the day of tour)
- Drop off Time: 900 - 9.30 PM
Let your hair down and scream “Woo Hoo!” as you ride nature’s roller coaster, dune bashing across the big red soft sandy hills of the desert in a 4×4 Land Cruiser. Dune bashing is a form of off-roading, using a 4x4 vehicle to explore all the dips and slopes of sand dunes, giving you a thrilling excursion, so buckle-up and brace yourself for a very different ride, one that promises to banish the snooze-worthy blahs of your work week.
From 4x4’s to ships of the desert - discover how it feels to ride the camel, often known as the “ship of the desert” for its ability to transport people and goods across long distances. Get up close and personal with the remarkable creature that is such an important part of the Arabian culture. With camels usually towering over 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall, it promises to be an unforgettable ride.
As guests catch a picture-perfect sunset surrounded by rolling red hills, a traditional Arabian campsite awaits you for more activities to
savor. Opportunities to ride a camel, smoke aromatic Shisha (water pipe), sand
surf, Grab the opportunity to dress up in Emirati abayas and dishdashes - that
would definitely be one for Facebook and the photo albums or have a traditional henna painting
done are all part of the experience. As for the grand culmination, a 3-course
Arabic feast is to be enjoyed. A Belly Dancer will then perform, having the
moonlit sky and an Arabian folk music as background completing the mood.
- Dune Bashing/ desert drive will be done in the big red dunes (Lahbab area)
- The Desert Camp is located in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Area
Just outside the city lies a pristine slice of well-preserved desert where wildlife is protected from the modern. That’s what makes Al Maha, the region’s only eco-tourist resort, such a precious gem. It was opened with the mission statement that ‘The United Arab Emirates’ rich natural heritage must be protected and preserved and conservation must be made a priority to ensure the preservation of the country’s natural flora and fauna. To this end, a perimeter fence was thrown up around 225 square kilometres of desert, ringing in and protecting the natural wildlife and shutting out the litter-buggers and building companies. Bordered only by Fossil Rock, Jebel Rawdah and a handful of camel farms, this isolated spot is the single largest conservation area in the country.
DRESS CODE: Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Having good quality sunglasses, sunscreen and hat are advisable when in direct sunlight.
SAFETY FEATURES: The trip involves off- road, desert driving in Dubai desert. Our professional drivers are desert driving trained. Safari vehicles are insured, all fitted with A/C, seat belts, roll bars and first –aid box. We are licensed to carry 6 passengers, excluding the driver. Guests must wear seat belts during the tour.
NOTE: Due to holy month of Ramadan (24 May 2017 - till last day of Ramadan), there is no Alcohol & Belly Dance.
Al Maha Desert Safari
Price information: From 01st August 2016 until 30th September 2017From 1 and more persons:
Price per adult: US $82 (AED 299)
Price per child: US $62 (AED 225) [4-10 years]
Infants: 3 years old and below is free of charge.
Operating daily from: 16.00 hrs until 21.30 hrs
Our Al Maha Desert Safari Price Includes:-
- Pickup from your hotel or residence in Dubai
- Dune Bashing (Adventurous Desert Drive)
- Henna Painting
- Arabic Dress Photograph opportunity
- Camel Ride
- Sand Boarding
- BBQ Dinner (Vegetarian option available)
- Soft drinks, Mineral Water, Tea & Coffee (Unlimited)
- Sheesha / 'Hubbllee Bubblee' smoking facility
- Belly Dance Show
- Tanoura Dance Show
- Falcony (take a photo with a falcon) - optional at extra AED 10 per person
- Separate Toilet facilities for both Men & Women
- Drop back to your hotel or residence