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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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Nature Trails Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.
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“camel ride” (96 reviews)
“dune bashing” (107 reviews)
“sand dunes” (79 reviews)
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a booking to go there in the agency Ocean travel Dubai it will be included in the desert drive. If possible ask to get Aku the leader of the group. He will make it perfect for your visit.

Thank Hubert M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The desert safari was the thrilling to say the least. Such a great experience but this is not for the faint heart....We got to enjoy the entertainment and dinner at the camps.. Henna application was a plus to in indulging in the Arabic culture

Thank Grace N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose arabian adventures safari. One of the best company in Dubai. The price range was reasinable and it was a exclusive hotel pick up and drop. The driver was very courteous. The sand dune bashing was very adventurous.The balley dance was a little disappointment.There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the desert more interesting then the bright lights and the brashness of the city. The 4WD was fun - however they do squash 6 people to a car so I would suggest if you get motion sickness to take a tablet before the...More

Thank smilingtravelbug
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired our own driver who has experience in the desert safari, it was a superb experience the driver was too good. Once we reached there it was fun seeing all the events organised, only thing required is more planning for the dinner and snacks....More

Thank Assumption G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very fun experience great people and vibrant energy.Only the heat was killer at that time.A definite try

Thank Famzyyyyy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the desert life, then this is for you,lots of entertainment and action as well as food,the downfall was that it was pretty cold as the evening approached.

Thank SabrinaSweet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the desert sunset trip. Must take a pill before doing the dune ride by car. My family all barfed.LOOOL Sorry - I didn´t and had great fun. Love the buffet afterwards and the show. Its a special experience to visit the desert and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Range Rover dessert rides. It was exciting. Love the camel rides too but it was very short. The food was ok. (Buffet style). Too many people but they have lots of activities for people to do.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arabian Adventures, sundowner desert safari, absolutely incredible trip with the family. Our guide, Wassim, was just exceptional, He got on so well with all of us, was a fountain of knowledge on all aspects of Dubai and all round great fun. Would highly recommended this...More

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ChrisRocha
24 September 2017|
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Response from AgentAC | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get a private car from the company that does the tours but will follow more or less the whole convoy of cars and more or less stick to the schedule. Sunset is part of the tour though in any case.
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L8C
20 March 2017|
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Response from camnyc2 | Reviewed this property |
We just went back in Feb with Platinum Heritage amd they were FANTASTIC!! Great time, really wonderful guides, wonderful dinner at desert camp. You cannot go wrong with them!
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grevillia
6 March 2017|
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Response from Travelaround59 | Reviewed this property |
You are in the desert so hardly the kind of wildlife you are seeing in Africa. Saying this there are plenty of Onyx and other little quadrupeds, little birds that are reintroducing in the desert etc.
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