Self Drive Desert Safari Dubai | Own Car Experience

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5 Hours

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About this tour

Have you ever experienced having self-drive in the desert? If not, now you can choose a self-drive desert safari package if you are planning your visit to desert. The reason for choosing a self-drive option is that you have the chance to explore new locations that you admire to see.

Also, tourists can make their driving enjoyable by experiencing new sights and noises. You can get the most economical  tour in such Dubai adventures where self-driving options are open. Once you take the self-drive desert Dubai chance you will come to know that it offers many options for cost savings.

About the Self Drive Desert Safari Dubai

The more fascinating sensation you can have is by trying the self-drive come desert option on your own vehicle and going on to the desert. What you will have in this package is to drive right up to the camp along with various adventures like dune bashing, camel riding, sand surfing, and many more.

Moreover, you don’t have to take any worries about your car as it is safe and secure in the large parking area. Tourists have the facility to enjoy all desert safari activities till dusk and then watch various entertaining shows like the Tanoura dancing show.

Dune Bashing in self-drive Safari Dubai

You can have an exhilarating activity of dune bashing in a self-drive safari desert to get a surge of excitement along with the distinct view of the desert’s unspoiled splendor. What the tourists have to do is to take a self-drive from the hotel on their own vehicle and then use the large parking area of the desert.

After that, they can choose a dune bashing over the red sand dunes to explore the natural beauty of the desert. Dune bashing adventure in the case of desert self-drive package is available for both evening desert and morning safari desert options.

Camel Ride and Sand Boarding

Leave your car behind and go for the relaxing peace of a camel ride in the desert. Once having a thrilling drive on red sand dunes tourists choose a camel ride and sand boarding to explore the vast  desert.  A camel ride will give you the sensation of how the Arabians live their life. Moreover, you may also have sandboarding or sand surfing, the newest extreme sports to experience in the desert.

The fascinating views you can have when going sandboarding on the large sand dunes cause some dust to fly. Tourists can never have such a thrilling adventure except for the desert and with a self-drive option, it becomes more amazing.

Traditional Arabian Getup

The morning, evening, and overnight desert safari tours provide visitors to get an Arabian lifestyle by having beautiful attire. It is easy to explore the Bedouin’s lifestyle by choosing their dressing sense for you. Also, you should take your camera to make memorable pictures of your Arabian look and upload them on social media accounts.

You may also utilize the vehicle you used for self-driving to snap images. Make your tour more beautiful and charming by getting up yourself in the traditional outlook of the Arabian lifestyle.

Henna designing and Painting (for Ladies and Kids)

The amazing adventure for ladies and kids to enjoy in the desert in Dubai is to have numerous henna designs on their hands or make tattoos. Henna designing provides a truly popular Arabian lifestyle since ancient times. Don’t make the misconception that you cannot have more features of the desert to explore if you are not choosing pick and drop service.

All the inclusions of the desert including tattoo making with traditional henna is available for tourists to explore. Most European tourists love to have henna paintings to give themselves an Arabian outlook.

Live Entertainment Shows in self-drive safari

If you are choosing a self-drive desert package in the evening or overnight desert tours you can enjoy live entertainment shows. Such live entertainment shows include Tanoura dancing shows, magic fire shows, and belly dancing shows. These entertaining shows are the most adorable feature of the Dubai desert for tourists.

Moreover, the tour is incomplete without seeing the live entertainment performances that highlight the beauty of the desert. Get yourself immersed in the famous Bedouin culture and Arabian lifestyle and seize the beautiful moments. Take pictures of the individuals performing artistic skills in the dancing shows and save a beautiful memory in your smartphone.

International Buffet Dinner

If you are going to visit the desert in the evening or planning to choose an overnight package there is an amazing and delicious international buffet dinner for you to love. Tourists can have the food they wish to eat along with various soft drinks like Arabian gehwa, tea, coffee, and juices.

The international buffet dinner includes both vegetable and non-vegetable dishes with grilled meat. By having a self-drive to the desert which is your first experience doing so on the red sand dunes, you should surely need some refreshment. Such a type of refreshment is facilitated by the desert in terms of soft drinks, BBQ, and buffet dinner.

Falconry show in the desert

Tourists visit the desert to explore the wildlife of the desert and the falconry experience in one of them. You can learn about the lures of falcons and complete guidelines to have a falconry experience even if you are not choosing pick-up and drop-off service. Moreover, the falconry shown in the desert gives a complete package of the Bedouin lifestyle and how they keep the wild animals in the desert.

Wrap it up!

Self-drive desert safari tour provides tourists to explore the Dubai safari desert in another beautiful way. The most exciting thing about the package is that you can take part in all amazing activities, enjoy dancing shows, have a delicious supper, and do overnight camping under the bright sky stars.

There is nothing excluded from the package if tourists are not willing to take the pick-up and drop-off service. Instead, they will find more fun while driving on the red sand dunes.


  • There will be no pick-up and drop-off service as you are choosing the self-drive safari desert Dubai package.
  • A huge parking area will be provided to you for your self-riven vehicle.
  • You will get an amazing thrill of dune bashing over red sand dunes.
  • Camel riding and sand surfing (sandboarding) adventures are available in the self-drive safari desert.
  • Getup yourself in traditional Arabian costumes, take pictures and make a beautiful memory of your trip.
  • Explore the wildlife of the safari desert, enjoy falconry shows, and take pictures with the Arabian eagles.
  • Have fun with the amazing live entertainment performances including magical fire shows, Belly dancing shows, and traditional tanoura dancing shows.
  • Quad biking adventure is offered but at an extra additional cost
  • Delicious international buffet dinner with both vegetable and non-vegetable dishes for the tourists.
  • Unlimited Soft drinks like tea, coffee, chilled juices, Arabian gehwa, and Arabian dates are available.
  • A good piece of refreshment with snacks and soft drinks can be taken after taking part in a few thrilling activities.
  • Adore beautiful henna painting and designing styles for your hands or make tattoos.


  • Dune Bashing over red sand dunes
  • Camel riding to explore safari
  • Beautiful henna painting and designing over hands
  • Henna designing tattoos
  • Unlimited soft drinks like tea, coffee, and Arabian gehwa along with Arabian dates
  • International buffet dinner included in evening and overnight safari desert tours
  • Sandboarding or sand surfing over red sand dunes
  • Mesmerizing sunset views for an evening safari tour
  • Stunning sunrise view for the morning safari tour
  • Arabian-style traditional costumes
  • Falconry shows experiences
  • Belly dance shows, traditional Tanoura dancing shows (not during the holy month of Ramadan)
  • Stickman shows and magical fire shows
  • Sheesha, Hubble Bubble, and smoking
  • Not allowed to take any alcoholic beverages with you (however can be purchased at an extra cost)
  • Quad Biking is not provided (but can be taken at an extra cost)
  • No pick-up and drop-off service as you are choosing a self-drive safari desert package.


5 - 7 hours



Frequently asked questions

The self-drive package is generally cheaper than a guided safari tour. If you are taking a private guided safari tour it will typically cover your fuel expenditures, parking admission fees, and drinking water in the car.

There are two types of 4x4 cars that are mostly appreciable to choose from in self-drive safari named as Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser.

No, it’s not suitable to take up a normal car for driving in the safari desert as the sandy up and downs can’t be controlled by the car and you may get damaged.

Land cruisers and Land Rovers are two main famous Safari vehicles to better deal with sandy ups and downs.

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