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Overview
Pack in numerous activities on this full-day Dubai experience, which combines a city tour with a desert adventure. It’s an ideal itinerary for those short on time, and included transportation makes for a seamless trip. You’ll see the sights of old and new Dubai on a morning tour, then after a break, enjoy a full-blown 4x4 desert trip with dune bashing, camel riding, and a Bedouin-style BBQ buffet dinner.
Highlights
  • Experience Dubai’s highlights and a desert adventure in a single day
  • Save time by pairing a morning city tour with an afternoon desert trip
  • Tour old and new Dubai; enjoy a dune bash, camel ride, and desert camp visit
  • All transportation and a BBQ dinner included for smooth experience
What to Expect
Depart your central Dubai hotel by climate-controlled coach and set off to discover the city's highlights as your guide sheds light on their history. First, see the wind towers of the old Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, learning how they were built by Persian merchants in the late 1800s. Then, explore the city’s wider history at Dubai Museum before crossing Dubai Creek by abra boat to visit Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. Next, enjoy a panoramic drive around new Dubai, seeing the Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, Marina, and other futuristic landmarks. After a hotel drop-off and time for lunch (at own expense), leave your hotel by 4x4 to head into the desert. Ride across the dunes and visit a Bedouin-inspired camp for activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and belly dance and tanoura (whirling dervish) shows. Lastly, savor a BBQ-buffet dinner under the stars before ending your day with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Duration
11h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup prior to Dubai city tour
  • Hotel drop-off after Desert safari program
  • Thrilling and adventurous dune bashing with 04x04 jeeps (roller coaster ride) on the giant dunes.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Camel ride, Sand boarding, henna lady, shisha pipe, and Arabic dress
  • Live entertainment - belly dancer
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Fire show
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Special delicious Emarati starters and snacks
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Shisha at the table is not included whereas the guest can enjoy it at the exclusive area for shisha
  • Alcoholic drinks at the camp
  • Hotel drop-off after City tour
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available for safari dinner, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • Guest can opt to do the program in 2 days or the same day.
  • Dubai Museum is closed on Friday until 2:30 pm. Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed
  • Dubai city tour on Friday mornings will be limited to 04 hours as the museum is closed and there is not traffic on the roads.
  • Soft beverages, tea/coffee water is included in the desert safari package will be served at the campsite.
  • For the desert safari, there will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanura dance and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month (expected to be from 05th May - 05th June 2019 slight change in date based on moon sighting expected, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calendar and cannot be pre-advised.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tami wrote a review Jan 2020
30 contributions2 helpful votes
I did the city tour and the desert safari. City Tour My guide was Whiskey. He was fun and shared a lot of knowledge about the city. I wish we had more time for shopping in the souks, but you have time to pick up a couple of things so bring money and be ready to negotiate! The
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mel2042016 wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Where do I start from.. Anna has been the face of ABC tours for me even before I landed in UAE. She is a super star when it comes to guest relationship, coordination of schedule, management and politeness. She deserves an award, really I mean it. Then comes Liji our Dubai city
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Date of experience: June 2019
Aussie wrote a review Apr 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We hired ABC tours for two days from Port Rashid cruise terminal,both tours were outstanding with first class guides. The Dubai city tour with Burg Kalifa tickets was a fun and information tour. Desert Safari was great way to spend the evening,all tours we were picked up on time
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Date of experience: March 2019
Bah_Buta wrote a review Mar 2019
24 contributions2 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our Dubai city tour. We wish we could spend more time at the souks. But nevertheless, we understand it’s a half day tour. Tour guide Rafiq was really very informative, friendly and very very helpful. He was really attentive to everyone during the tour. To add
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Date of experience: September 2018
Dimitris M wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great tour! Really worth it if you want to take a quick taste of Dubai in combination with the desert. The city tour takes you to some landmarks like Dubai Marina, Burj khalifa, Burj al arab for photos. Then you visit the museum and via water taxi you cross the creek to visit
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Date of experience: January 2019
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By: ABC Tours Dubai
PepeCisneros
Leon, Mexico
72
Amazing Experience
Really good desert experience. Highly recommended to check desert visit off your list. The food was one of the
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Michael B
41
All the sights without the hassle!
If you want a quick taste of Abu Dhabi and a visit to the Grand Mosque, this tour is ideal. Enough time to take
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Shadreck Mhango ZAYA
10
Mr. Shadreck Mhango
Your tour guide was amazing. He was very informative. Wow!! I have met tourguiders, but this one knew exactly what
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clairmontjeff
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
765212
Great day
The tour guide was very knowdgable which made for a very informative day. The highlight was of course the Mosque
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Rasa
30
You see a lot, but very quickly
It is a great tour if you want to see a lot at once, but you are short in time. Because the stops are usually
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t.stanley
Liverpool, United Kingdom
20
Half day tour
Excellent tour with very informative guide, nothing was too much trouble for our guide. Thoroughly recommend this
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Curiosity311694
10
Great tour
Lots of fun! Smaller camp so easy to be involved in all it offers. Good price for the activity. Don’t shop
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Younus
10
Dubai city Tour was amazing
Our tour guide Mr.Rafique was amazing. He has good knowledge about the city. We were picked up from hotel on time
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Ramsay H
10
Must do tour
Very informative history of Dubai old and present thoroughly enjoyable very knowledgeable guide happy to
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Pam D
New York City, New York
113
Great and beautiful experience!
We had a great time at the day tour, they arrived on time for pick up and were very professional. Our tour guide
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Key Details
  • Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Jumeirah Public Beach, and 11 more
  • Duration: 11h
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