Connect with the desert
Experience the grandeur of Dubai’s majestic deserts and cultural traditions
Lose yourself in a family desert adventure
A captivating landscape, the Dubai desert is yours to explore. Tread your own path through a mesmerising expanse of undulating sand dunes. Climb aboard a camel, challenge yourself with a spot of sand-boarding, and immerse yourself in ancient Bedouin rituals, from hunting and falcon demonstrations to classic Emirati cooking.
Your desert playground
Embark on a desert tour in our fully-equipped four-by-four vehicle, just a 40-minute drive from our resort, on a personalised experience. Let loose on an exhilarating dune-bashing adventure and be enthralled by the vast expanse of Dubai’s desert, where you can roam for hours without encountering another soul. Engage with traditional Arabic pursuits, from camel and horse riding to falconry and archery, under the guidance of trained experts. Thrill-seekers can even surf down desert dunes, as the sand hills become your playground.
Back to nature
During your personalised desert adventure, immerse yourself in a nature-led safari, where you can learn about the UAE’s incredibly diverse ecosystem, as you look out for indigenous Arabian Oryx and desert lizards by day, and grazing gazelle by night. Little ones will delight in a visit to a traditional camel farm, where you’ll discover the trade of the Bedouins who call the desert home.
A local feast
Complete your desert journey with a barbecue under the stars at a traditional Bedouin camp. Sink into large cushions arranged in majlis-style seating around low tables and tuck into an authentic Arabic meal of traditional mezze, grilled meats, and mixed rice, accompanied by fresh juices and sweet baklava. Delight in age-old displays of belly dancing and falconry, take a camel ride, or indulge in henna hand-painting. You can even sample shisha, the Arabic water pipe, or try your hand at astronomy, as you star-gaze with your guide.
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