Desert Safari (Without Transportation)

6 Hours

Experience the ultimate desert adventure on this Dubai safari. Kickstart your journey with an exhilarating dune bashing adventure in a 4×4 vehicle, followed by an opportunity to glide down the mesmerizing golden sand dunes on a sandboard.


The Desert Safari Self-Drive experience in Dubai offers adventure enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the desert at their own pace and in their own vehicles. Here’s a brief overview of what this unique adventure entails:

Self-drive desert safaris provide the freedom to use your own 4×4 vehicle, giving you complete control over your desert adventure. It’s an ideal option for those who prefer a more independent experience.

You’ll typically meet at a designated location or camp on the outskirts of Dubai, where you’ll receive a briefing on desert driving safety and a route map. This ensures you’re well-prepared for your desert journey. To enhance safety and camaraderie, self-drive participants often form a convoy led by an experienced guide. This guide ensures everyone follows the designated route and provides assistance if needed.


  • Dune Thrills: Experience heart-pounding dune bashing in 4x4 vehicles.
  • Golden Sunset: Watch the desert transform with stunning sunset views.
  • Adventurous Activities: Enjoy sandboarding and cultural experiences.
  • Arabian Delights: Indulge in a delicious traditional dinner and live entertainment.


  • Pickup from anywhere in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman
  • Dune Bashing (Driving over the Sand Dunes) 20 minutes
  • Camel Riding (For the experience)
  • Tea, Coffee, Water, Soft Drinks
  • Henna Painting
  • Sand Boarding
  • Arabic Costume for Self Photography
  • Starter Food
  • Smoking pipe (Sheesha Hubbly bubbly)
  • Tanora Dance, Belly Dance, Fire Dance Shows
  • International Buffet Dinner with BBQ

Exclusions (Addons on extra payment)

  • Quad Biking/ Buggy Riding
  • Long Camel Riding
  • Falcon Picture
  • Souvenirs
  • Sand Art
  • Food Service at the table
  • Sheesha At the Table
  • Professional Photographer
  • Any personal expenses incurred for shopping, beverages, dining, and other on-site expenditures during the tour are not included.

Important Details

Please ensure that you have a valid ID proof or passport with you during this activity, as it is necessary for verification purposes.

For the safety and well-being of all participants, kindly note that pregnant individuals, those with heart conditions, and individuals with other sensitive medical conditions will not be allowed to participate in this activity. We kindly request that parents or guardians take full responsibility for and supervise any children participating in the safari and excursions.

To maintain a comfortable and secure environment for everyone, eating, drinking, smoking and alcohol consumption, as well as the possession of such substances, are strictly prohibited in all vehicles throughout the duration of this activity.

In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, government-imposed restrictions, or similar circumstances, the supplier reserves the right to cancel or modify the activity. Rest assured, you will be promptly notified in advance if any changes occur.

Finally, please be aware that children are only permitted to participate in the desert safari portion of this activity and will be charged accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Desert Safari Self Drive experience?

A Desert Safari Self Drive allows you to explore the desert in your own 4×4 vehicle, following designated routes. You have the freedom to drive yourself through the dunes, enjoying the adventure at your own pace.

Is it safe to go on a Desert Safari Self Drive, especially if I'm not experienced in off-roading?

Safety is a priority. Before embarking on a self-drive desert safari, it’s recommended to receive a briefing or training session on off-roading techniques. Additionally, it’s important to have a well-maintained 4×4 vehicle and follow safety guidelines provided by the tour operator.

Are there specific routes or trails to follow during a Desert Safari Self Drive?

Yes, self-drive desert safaris typically have designated routes or trails marked by the tour operators. These routes ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience while exploring the desert landscapes.

What equipment or gear should I bring for a Desert Safari Self Drive adventure?

It’s essential to bring essential items like a shovel, tire deflation tools, recovery straps, a first aid kit, and enough water and supplies. Adequate navigation tools (maps or GPS) and a working communication device are also highly recommended.

Do I need a special permit or license for a Desert Safari Self Drive, and are there any age restrictions for drivers?

Permit and licensing requirements may vary depending on the location and the tour operator’s policies. Some areas may require permits, and drivers typically need a valid driver’s license. Age restrictions may also apply, so it’s advisable to check with the specific operator for their rules and regulations before booking your self-drive safari.


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From $27
/ Adult
From $27
/ Child
  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • No Booking Fees
  • Professional Local Guide
  • SUV's
  • All Season
  • Off Roading, 4x4 Adventure
  • Starter & Buffet Dinner
  • English, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-99
  • 2:00 to 2:30