Desert Safari Dubai

The one thing that was on my list months before visiting Dubai was to head out on a Desert Safari! I had read in advance that different travel companies would take you on tours where you’d get to go dune bashing, camel riding and more – followed by a dinner in the desert.

We booked an Evening Desert Safari with Desert Safari Dubai, and opted for a private car. We paid 1,100 AED and felt like this was completely worth it considering all that was included. Prices depend on the season and availability, and you must contact them for a quote. Visit their website here!

Evening desert safari dubai

We were picked up at our hotel, and also dropped off there at the end of the night. This was a big plus in our books, as we didn’t have to bother with transport and addresses. Our driver, whose name sounded an awful like Shere-Khan (I actually asked “like in the Jungle Book??”, but he just laughed), was incredibly helpful. He told us at the beginning of the 40 minute drive out to the desert that we could ask him anything we wanted about Dubai and their culture, and we did.

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

When we made it to the desert we were supposed to wait for the other cars, but Shere-Khan (and us) couldn’t be bothered to waste time. So we hit the dunes, and boy was it a bumpy ride! We screamed and squealed and had a couple of minor heart attacks along the way. It was incredibly scary, and at one point the front of our car hit the ground hard on the way down a steep hill.

I asked if that could be considered a crash, Shere-Khan answered “No, that was only bumper.

(And thus ended any confusion)

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

Amidst trying not to pee ourselves we took in the stunning views of the desert.

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

Once we got to the camp we were met by an exciting sight – camels! We immediately tried to make friends with them, but their selfie game just wasn’t as strong as ours. Okay, maybe it was.

Girls riding camel Evening Desert Safari Dubai

We were led around in a circle on the camels, which I must admit was a little disappointing. I did feel like a 10-year-old at riding camp, but I guess you can’t have it all. And we did get some killer photos from the camel’s back!

After camel ‘riding’ we entered the camp, where we would be served a buffet with unlimited soft drinks. Shere-Khan quickly gave us our table number, told us where we could get drinks and informed us of where we could find him if we needed anything. During the buffet he also brought our table extra spring rolls, which is a great plus in the eyes of three hungry girls.

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

The entertainment during dinner consisted of an Egyptian dancer who spun around in a colourful skirt, and a belly dancer. The latter was definitely what was considered most fascinating, and received loud cheering from the male part of the crowd. Not that we weren’t transfixed as well..

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

Dinner wasn’t bad at all, and my favourite part of it all was when Sunshine faceplanted in the sand with her plate of food in front of the entire queue. It was priceless, and I wish I had my camera for it.

After dinner we were taken straight back to our hotel, and concluded that it had been a very successful evening. My favourite part was definitely the dune bashing and sunset photo-op! I now have a Facebook cover photo that rocks, and it may or may not be the background photo on my iPhone as well..

Evening Desert Safari Dubai

We had such a great day with Evening Desert Safari, and I would 100% recommend making a booking with them if you are visiting Dubai in the future!

I would also like to extend an apology to Shere-Khan, as I am sure that is not at all how you spell his name (and probably not what it is either). We had a great time, thank you!

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  • missgetaway

    Oh my god that is amazing. Definitely something I wanna do one day too! You look so happy on the pictures πŸ™‚

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • It really was , and I was exactly as happy as I look! πŸ™‚ Thanks for leaving a comment, Kerstin!

  • How fun!! This is definitely something that is on my must do list. That’s too bad the camel ride was kind of lame. When ever I picture camel riding I always picture Sex in the City 2, lol. clearly this wasn’t like that.

    • It was so much fun, and I’m so glad we did it! πŸ™‚ Yea, that was the only down side, but it was still fun to cross off my list πŸ™‚

      Haha, we spent the entire trip talking about SitC! I felt just like Carrie (most of the time) πŸ™‚

  • this is so cool! sounds like you had an amazing time- adding it to the bucket list now πŸ˜›
    xo, Ingrid

    • It was such a great evening, we all loved it! My bucket list grows longer and longer the more blogs I read – I know the feeling! πŸ™‚

  • Blondes & Bagels

    What amazing photos! lol I especially love the one of you jumping in the sand. You’re making me want to take a trip to Dubai…
    xoxo Kelsey

    • Thank you! It’s my new favourite photos, but believe me it took several tries, haha πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting, Kelsey! πŸ™‚

  • Looks and sounds like you had fun!
    | http://golden-cor.com

    • We really did! Thanks for leaving a comment, Maricor! πŸ™‚

  • Dubai looks incredible, and you guys look so sun kissed! x
    Emily

    wonemil

    • It really was, I can’t wait to go back one day! Aw, thank you, Emily! Being tan is my favourite feeling, haha <3

  • Kim

    Wow, looks like you had an amazing experience in the desert! It must have been so cool to get to do a photo op on the sand dunes!

    • We really did, I was so happy with the whole experience! πŸ™‚ And the photo op was amazing, especially as it was amidst a perfect sunset! πŸ™‚

  • Ive been to Dubai twice now and still haven’t managed too do a desert Safari. Hoping In will next time im out there, fingers crossed.

    Leonie β™₯ Lo On The Go
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    • Next time you go, you know what to do! I absolutely love Dubai, you’re so lucky to have been more than once! πŸ™‚

  • I would love to visit Dubai and going on a desert safari is one of the things that I’d absolutely love to do! I think I’d probably go for one of the ones where you can stay overnight too as that would be such an amazing experience! It sounds like you had such an amazing time!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • We looked at those, they looked absolutely amazing! Imagine sleeping under the stars in the desert! Would’ve been amazing πŸ™‚ We had a great time, it’s a must if you ever visit Dubai! πŸ™‚

  • That looks amazing! I did a desert safari in Egypt once and loved it. We had a bumpy ride too, our driver was definitely showing off and my boyfriend hated it (he was actually scared, but he won’t admit), but I loved it, haha.

    • That’s great! I’d love to try that in Egypt too! When I visited Egypt I went horse back riding in the desert which was quite cool! Haha, I gladly admit to being a little scared – just like him! It was a great time still πŸ™‚

  • kenza dwn

    Wooooow that’s something I’d love to do as welll !!

    Must have been so nice, you must have had an amazing time.
    Thanj you for sharing. πŸ™‚

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

    • It really was! Thanks for commenting, Kenza! πŸ™‚

  • This looks super fun and that camel is so cute! I wish I had done this when I went to Dubai. Instead, I visited every single mall on the island…that might explain why I wasn’t the hugest fan of Dubai lol.
    -Sally from http://passportandplates.com

    • I only went to the Dubai Mall, but I did love it! The next time you go, you’ll have to try the safari, it was a blast! πŸ™‚ I hope you get a chance to re-discover Dubai!

  • This looks like an amazing experience! How cool that you did this.

    • It was so much fun, I absolutely loved the experience! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you so much, Miche! It really was an adventure!

  • Really a best adventure place to go. Red dune bashing with sand boarding is a thrilling experience
    Desert Safari Dubai