Dubai is known for its dazzling line-up of activities and yearly events that attract thousands of tourists from across the globe. However, amongst all the glamour that the Dubai offers, there is one activity that will always stay true to home – and it is, of course, the desert safari. If you are yet to experience a desert safari in Dubai – don’t worry. Here’s a quick guide on what it is all about. We also cover the top 5  desert safari companies in Dubai that are guaranteed to give you the best experience. 

activities in a desert safari in Dubai

For those of you who may now know what a desert safari entails – here’s a glimpse of what the experience is like.

Since Dubai literally sits in the heart of the Arabian Desert, it is the ideal place to be to experience a desert safari. As you may have seen in the video, desert safaris tours in Dubai are a lot of fun – you truly get to experience the adventure and thrill of cruising the sandy desert of the desert and also enjoy the live entertainment and delicious food. Desert safaris in Dubai also gives you the opportunity to learn about Emirati traditions as you get to dress in the traditional attire and indulge in Arabic food. Here’s a quick recap of the things you can expect when going for a desert safari in Dubai

  • Dune Bashing
  • Quad biking
  • Skiing on the sand dunes
  • Live music and belly dance performances
  • Henna painting for women
  • Take photos with the glorious Arabian falcon
  • Indulge in a sumptuous buffet


Top 5 companies with the best Desert Safaris in Dubai

Now that you have an idea about its like to experience a desert safari in Dubai. Here are five of the best-rated desert safari companies in Dubai that you can contact to book a desert safari tour.

1. OceanAir Travels

First up on our list of the best desert safari companies in Dubai is OceanAir Travels. They have over 15 years of experience servicing the region and are a registered agency in U.A.E, India and Egypt. They are known for their extensive local knowledge and exclusive tour offers. OceanAir Travels offers some of the best-rated desert safari packages in Dubai, that include morning and evening desert safari tours, as well as, overnight desert safaris – all of which come with variations of activities such as dune bashing, camel riding and even brunch. They also offer combo tours that include both city tours and evening desert safaris, in one package. Their packages are suitable for residents, tourists and visitors of all age groups as you will be accompanied by a trained local guide.

  • Prices starting from AED 146
  • Contact: +971 55 4030 943


2. Raptor Team Tourism

Biking is one of the favorite activities for many people who prefer to take part in safaris
Riding dune buggies is one of the favourite activities in a desert safari

Headquartered in Dubai, Raptor Team Tourism is known for its exceptional and professional tourism services that include packages for a range of outdoor activities such as city tours, dhow cruises and of course desert safaris and campsite visits. Raptor Team Tourisms’s desert safari packages include morning and evening safaris and also extreme adventure safaris, which will give you the most thrilling and authentic experience in the Arabian Desert. You’ll get to experience camel riding, henna painting, and also ride on dune buggies and quad bikes, depending on the selected safari package. They are also known to offer the best luxury desert safaris tours in Dubai, that include premium services such as chauffeured rides to the camp, complementary sheesha services amongst other things. Raptor Team Tourism are rated as second best on Trip Advisor. 

  • Prices starting from AED 220
  • Contact: +971 4 255 1377 / +971 4 255 1366


3. Khat Tours and Safaris

camel riding in desert safari
Riding on a camel is one of the most important desert safari activities

The next feature on our list of best desert safari operators in Dubai we have the Khat Tours and Safaris. This well-established tourism company has more than 10 years experience in the tourism and travel industry. They are known to have some of the best morning and evening desert safaris in Dubai. You can even book camel trekking packages that come with or without dinner included. If you’re interested they even have a helicopter tour, which allows you to enjoy a birds-eye with of Dubai popular landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab.

  • Prices starting from AED 220
  • Contact: or 042 959728 / +971 56 403 1609 


4. Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris

Platinum Heritage is known to be amongst the number one desert safari companies offering the best luxury desert safaris in Dubai. Their desert safari packages include unique, sustainable, desert experiences that highlight the local Emirati culture and heritage. This is only desert safari that uses 1950’s museum quality, vintage Land Rovers on their safaris so if you want an authentic experience, book with Platinum Heritage.

  • Prices starting from AED 495
  • Contact: or +971 4 440 9827


5. City One Tourism & Travel

The final feature on our list of best desert safari operators in Dubai is the City One Tourism & Travel. They offer dune buggy safaris, overnight safaris, camel riding safaris and the classic desert safari packages where you can enjoy can enjoy flavorful Arabic Gahwa and dates, unlimited soft drinks and live entertainment. They also do pick-up services from your doorstep to the safari camps. 

  • Prices starting from AED 175
  • Contact: or +971 4 25 255 16

That concludes our quick guide to desert Safaris in Dubai. We hope you found this article helpful in your search. If you did, please do share it with your friends and family. What do you think is the best part about a desert safari? Let us know in the comments below. 

Going for a desert safari is a perfect way to celebrate any long weekend, especially the one coming up. If you’re looking for some more things to do for the weekend, why not try out these events to celebrate National Day in Dubai.


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