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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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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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“sand dunes” (78 reviews)
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Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 809 8710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a safari early in the morning - hoping to see oryx, gazelles, desert monitors, birds and possibly a rare cat. We drove round the reserve and indeed saw lots of oryx, several gazelles, desert monitors and a few birds, including a distant...More

Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dubai desert was an unbelievable experience. You can leave Dubai without experiencing the desert. We did the dunes rides and enjoyed every minute.

Thank Odalys H
Reviewed 1 week ago

do ,you like desert and survival or Arabic food and survival if you like all of this lets go with water and sun cream

Thank timeop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had 3 desert safaris over a period of 6 years. This one was the worst. The other two safaris were not by ISango. Isango you gave the contract to Travco and they gave the catering to Albert Abela Catering services. I opted for...More

1  Thank Samrathukral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip is not worth the time and money spent. It is poorly organised and the food is below average. Would not recommend the desert safari.

Thank smiyer82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to do this trip and were really looking forward to it, it began with a 4x4 ride across the desert with was amazing, we were then taken for dinner where there were Bedouin tents offering a buffet dinner, dancers, henna tattoos and camel...More

Thank The_Traveller122011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic safari with dune drive,camel rides, meal, entertainment. was a great night and a perfect end to our holiday

Thank sheena338
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a organized tour to this place. It was nice to feel the hospitality in the middle of the desert.

Thank deepakjk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to visit. saw the falcons and camels, staff were helpful and fun. highly recommend this experience if you come to Dubai

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a trip to this reserve with an included a camel trek and it was well worth seeing. Beautifully peaceful place to visit on an organised trip though.

Thank SCE54
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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.
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!
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.