Overnight desert safari tour in Abu Dhabi
- Overnight stay in the desert, perfect for stargazing
- Dune bashing through the steep dunes
- Adrenaline inducing quad bike expedition
- Camel ride caravan style with a helpful guide
- Sandboarding on the slopes of the crimson dunes
- Bedouin-style camp for an authentic atmosphere
- Delicious BBQ dinner and exotic belly dancing entertainment
All about the trip
Experience an incredible sunset in the Al Khatil Desert and wake up the next day to a dazzling sunrise over the rosy-colored sand dunes. This overnight tour offers the most incredible views that the desert has to offer. Join in for a day rich in culture, adventure, and ultimate relaxation.
In the afternoon our experienced English-speaking guide will pick you up in style and comfort from your hotel. Our 4X4 cruiser comes equipped with air-condition, mineral water as well as a driver. As you make your way into the desert the guide will share the history of the city as you leave the tall skyscrapers behind. The guide will also provide information about the itinerary of the tour, this is the perfect opportunity to ask questions or amend the activities if necessary. The journey will take you the Al Khatil Desert renowned for its virgin dunes and tranquil landscape.
When you arrive in the desert it’s time for exhilarating dune bashing! This activity involves the driver riding to the peak of the sand dunes and letting the car slide down with control. You will experience a suspension of time and feel weightless as you make your way to the base of the sand dune. Next, you can try to master the desert by riding a camel across the dunes at the local camel farm. With help from your guide, they will help you mount the camel safely and you can ride caravan style with others on the tour. However, if you prefer a modern approach, try your hand at sandboarding! Ride the dunes as you would the waves in the sea; the surf is always good in Abu Dhabi!
Once you arrive at the camp, you’ll notice it’s in the Bedouin fashion. This lovely camp is an important part of Arabic culture, the Bedouin people were traditionally nomadic and once filled the Fertile Crescent. Tall tents and lush carpeted floors with soft cushions add a sophisticated touch for your desert adventure. Feel free to relax and lounge in the tent if that is your preference, you can enjoy a traditional shisha pipe, snack on sweet dates, sip tea or enjoy an Arabic coffee. Feel like royalty as you take part in this culturally rich adventure.
Look up at the sky and admire the dazzling stars unhindered from ambient city light. As dinner time approaches you can feast on delicious BBQed cuisine, kebabs, hummus, and flatbreads to fill your bellies after a day of action. While you feast, enjoy entertainment from exotic belly dancers, Tanoura folk dance and a blazing fire show!
After this time, you can choose to relax and sleep in the tent as you await the sunrise. However, if you choose to stay awake and star gaze you will be transfixed by the thousands of stars that light up the sky. The stars combined with the milky tones of the moon is a breathtaking sight to behold.
When the sun begins to rise; breakfast awaits in the main tent. After we’ve finished, we will pack up our camp and make our way back to the city. As the desert fades away and the bustling city life approaches, you’ll wonder why you ever left the Al Khatil Desert. Join us for an incredible day and let us show you Emirati hospitality!
What is included in the price
- Round trip hotel transfer
- Desert driving & Dune bashing
- Sand Boarding
- Camel Ride
- Camel Farm Visit
- Desert Sunset watching
- Refreshments on arrival (Arabic tea, coffee and Arabic dates )
- Unlimited soft drinks and mineral water
- Local dresses for men and women for picture taking
- Falcons for picture taking
- Henna Painting
- Bedouin tent with carpet and pillows
- BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
- Dance floor and music system
- Belly dancing
- Thanoura Dance
- Live entertainment
- Fragrant Sheesha
- Sleeping in traditional Bedouin tent
What is not included in the price
- Personal expenses
- Optional gratuity
A good level of fitness required for sandboarding.
During Ramadan, alcohol will not be served and entertainment will not be included during the tour.
The tour is not for pregnant women as well as for people with heart problems and other medical conditions, such as back problems.
This activity is organised by Extreme Tourism LLC, Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, 00000, United Arab Emirates, +971 55 484 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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