Things You Can Do On A Typical Desert Safari In UAE

Visiting a desert for the first time will be an exciting experience for many of us. The rare landscapes and wildlife you will witness is bound to leave a lasting impression on you. UAE lies in the border of the Empty Quarter. This is the largest sand desert in the world. Conveniently, this can be reached in less than an hour from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

The best way to enjoy the desert is to travel with an experienced tour company. Any desert safari UAE will usually comprise of a typical set of activities irrespective of the tour agency you choose. They are usually scheduled twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Camel rides

Camel rides are sure to be one of the most memorable things you will ever do. Camels are massive creatures with a gentle nature. However, never approach a camel suddenly. They are able to kick in all four directions! Once you get used to their pungent smell and rolling gait, you will find the ride quite relaxing. You can enjoy the sunrise astride a camel if you choose the morning safari Dubai or view the glorious sunset if you choose an evening ride.

Cultural dances

Many tours scheduled for the evening have an entertainment component which includes cultural dances, belly dances and songs. Dancing takes place around a camp fire. You might even join some of the dancers and dance along with them.

Dune bashing

This is fun activity for those who enjoy being jolted about in a vehicle. Experienced drivers will race over the sand dunes and give you a very bumpy ride. Keep in mind to eat a light meal before you take part in this. Unfortunately this may not always be a family friendly activity. Very young kids, pregnant mothers, elderly people and injured people must be cautious if they decide to partake in these activities. Sometimes they will not be allowed by the company policy.


Shopping is one of the most exciting things we all do when in a foreign country. During these rides you will get many opportunities to shop for souvenirs and gifts to take back home. There are special shops at most of the stops on the way that are specially designed or tourists.


They will be many opportunities to take photographs as you go on the tour.

Once you get an opportunity to visit the desert don’t forget to indulge in the simple pleasures too. Feeling the soft desert sand on your feet can also be a rare experience.