Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

Combine the highlights of Dubai with an evening desert expedition on this two-part, 12-hour tour. Enjoy a morning city tour, taking in must-sees like the old Al Bastakiya quarter, riding an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek, and admiring landmarks including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. After a break at your hotel, ride a 4x4 to a desert camp for a fun-filled evening and barbecue buffet dinner. Hotel pickups and drop-offs included.

Combine the highlights of Dubai with an evening desert expedition on this two-part, 12-hour tour. Enjoy a morning city tour, taking in must-sees like the old Al Bastakiya quarter, riding an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek, and admiring landmarks including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. After a break at your hotel, ride a 4×4 to a desert camp for a fun-filled evening and barbecue buffet dinner. Hotel pickups and drop-offs included.

  • 12-hour Dubai city and desert experience tour
  • 5-hour morning tour of Dubai, including Al Bastakiya and Dubai Museum
  • Ride an ‘abra’ on Dubai Creek and visit the Gold and Spice souks
  • Stop for photos at the Burj Khalifa, Atlantis, and Burj Al Arab
  • 7-hour 4×4 evening trip to a Bedouin-style desert camp
  • Includes barbecue buffet dinner, live dance shows, camel ride, sand boarding, and more
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs for both morning and afternoon tours

After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, start your morning tour by air-conditioned coach. On route, learn about Dubai’s origins as a fishing port and its explosive growth during the 20th century. Discover the Al Bastakiya quarter, where Persian merchants built wind tower houses during the 1890s, and visit Dubai Museum, tracing the city’s past through the artifacts. Ride an abra across Dubai Creek, and soak up the atmosphere of Deira’s Gold Souk and Spice Souk. Then, explore new Dubai, viewing highlights including Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai Marina, and stopping for photos at Atlantis The Palm and Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower. After about five hours, enjoy a hotel drop-off and free time for lunch (own expense). Then, after a mid-afternoon hotel pickup, begin your 7-hour desert experience by comfortable 4×4. Travel to a Bedouin-style camp among the dunes, and enjoy a fun-filled evening. See a camel farm and oasis, savor Arabic refreshments, watch whirling-dervish tanoura and belly-dancing shows, and enjoy activities like sand boarding, camel riding, and more. Finish with a barbecue buffet dinner at the starlit camp, including unlimited sodas, and with alcoholic drinks available to purchase.