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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

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Overview
Most Dubai desert tours include dune bashing with a professional driver at the helm. This tour breaks with convention, letting you take the wheel of your own 4WD vehicle in a guided convoy. Race over low dunes before conquering steeper slopes and enjoy various driving challenges before admiring the sunset from Fossil Rock. Upgrade to share the driving between two of you, if you wish.
Highlights
  • Drive your own 4WD on a desert tour from Dubai with up to three passengers
  • Conquer dunes and climb Fossil Rock at the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler
  • Suits all driver levels, with instructions, walkie-talkie, and guided convoy
  • Price per 4WD vehicle, with a driver and passengers, or upgrade for two drivers
What to Expect
Book your desired option, depart your central Dubai hotel with your guide, and board your climate-controlled Jeep Wrangler with you or your other nominated driver (depending on option selected) at the wheel. Then, receive instructions and a walkie-talkie before leaving Dubai in a guide-led convoy. After the journey along blacktop roads, arrive at a desert base and deflate your tires to the right pressures for driving on sand. Hit the desert and follow your guide vehicle first over low dunes. Then, pick up speed and enjoy climbing and dropping down ever steeper and higher slopes. Stop for photos and watch for wildlife, and if you’ve upgraded to the 2-driver option, take turns at the wheel. Lastly, ascend the high dune at Fossil Rock to view the sunset and tackle a final driving challenge before driving your Jeep back to Dubai, where your experience ends at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
5h 30m
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep Wrangler
  • Fuel
  • Use of walkie-talkie and safety equipment
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • The main driver must be at least 25 or over. 21-24 can drive once in the desert
  • Important information:
  • Copy of your passport, drivers licence will need to be emailed to the supplier upon completion of the booking. Additional documentation will also be required and will be confirmed by your local service provider.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
106Reviews
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Tamás H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
I had a half-day self-drive Jeep safari, which I enjoyed a lot. Kevin, my guide, is a super nice guy, he was very helpful and showed me some interesting tactics how not to stuck in the sand. Jeeps are new, very well kept and the trip is very safe. I can strongly recommend this
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from DOtieno, YouDrive Assistant Manager at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate your excellent review and rating. Our guides are well trained and experienced to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Our 2 days and 1 night package will be the perfect product to give you that extraordinary desert experience to be enjoyed by both family and friends.
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Inge Michiels wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Hoping to be back soon for a family trip and a 2 or 3 day stay, our guide was hands on, did not stress.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from DOtieno, YouDrive Assistant Manager at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad you had absolute fun, we look forward to seeing you all in our 2 day and 1 night experience, this we promise wont end too quick!
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Jamie I wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
Absolutely brilliant day out in the dunes with desert ranger David. He teaches you how to tackle the dunes, and then throws you right into the deep end. Great fun and a serious hit of adrenaline to kick off the new year. Couldn’t recommend enough
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating. We are always working hard to make sure the experience exceeds all expectations.
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Rifat wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
It was much better than I expected. I and my family loved it. There was much more adventure, adrenaline and excitement than I thought was going to be. It completely fulfilled my desire to drive in the desert for one day. It is worth every penny. David and his excellent,
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Happy to hear we exceeded all of your expectations and even better your whole family enjoyed their experience with the You Drive Desert Experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings and rating us excellent.
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DDMR wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
This is the number one thing to do in Dubai! Fabulous day out...picked up promptly from our hotel by David, great staff at the office, clear professional instructions. Lived in Dubai 22 years ago, first trip back (it's changed a little bit!), so this was a must for us to enjoy
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating. We had a great time with you and your boys and hope it's just the beginning for them.
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About the operator
By: OffRoad-Zone
F_Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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Great Fun, Unique Adventure
Just spent a fantastic afternoon learning how to drive up, down, and along banked walls of dunes in a Jeep
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Tamás H
10
Really good fun
I had a half-day self-drive Jeep safari, which I enjoyed a lot. Kevin, my guide, is a super nice guy, he was very
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Sean Hurly
10
A New Found Respect
You will appreciate the skill of the Dakar Rally drivers after doing this. You also appreciate the dangers
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Inge Michiels
10
Absolute fun, ended all too quickly!
Hoping to be back soon for a family trip and a 2 or 3 day stay, our guide was hands on, did not stress.
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Chara Samidou
10
Dessert off-road self drive
It was amazing! The tour was an experience for me. Very professional and Kevin was very very helpful! Thank you
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Martin S
21
Great fun for family and visitors
The tour and guide Kevin was great. We were lucky and were the only customers on that day and had a lot of
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Jamie I
20
Desert Ranger David
Absolutely brilliant day out in the dunes with desert ranger David. He teaches you how to tackle the dunes, and
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Oliver F
30
If you’re into cars, don’t miss this experience
If you always wondered what it’s like to surf sand dunes in a Jeep, this is your chance to find out. Perfectly
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Rifat
London, United Kingdom
20
Best desert experience ever...
It was much better than I expected. I and my family loved it. There was much more adventure, adrenaline and
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DDMR
10
A must if you want the real Desert drive experience
This is the number one thing to do in Dubai! Fabulous day out...picked up promptly from our hotel by David, great
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Key Details
  • OffRoad-Zone
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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