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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2020
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Entry for leisure travel is open from most countries. Flights are functional from India, England, Paris, United Kingdom, Cairo, Milan, Bangkok, Glasgow, Africa, Frankfurt, Egypt, Kigali, Iran, Toronto, Manila, and 5+ more destinations.

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory for travellers from the time they enter Dubai's borders
  • Filling the health declaration form on arrival is mandatory for all travellers
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  • Mandatory negative result for COVID-19 test (not more than 96 hours before departure) is required on arrival
  • In absence of test before departure, it is mandatory to take on-arrival COVID-19 test to enter Dubai's borders
  • 14 days of home quarantine is mandatory for travellers with a positive COVID test result
  • The tourists will have to bear the cost of COVID treatment and isolation

Flights to Dubai is available from India, England, Paris, Bangkok and 20+ destinations 

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Public transport such as bus, taxi and Dubai metro are operational with proper social distancing enablers and safety measures in place

Dubai government has taken appropriate steps to curb the spread of Corona virus and keep the travellers safe. With such precautions, Dubai has reopened major, parks, beaches, malls, restaurants entertainment activities and is now safe to visit. However, it is always suggested that one takes proper precautions as suggested by the local government and practices personal hygiene to ensure further safety.

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Desert safari in Dubai: Explore best offers on Dubai desert safari tours and packages at Thrillophilia. Book deluxe Desert Safari Dubai with BBQ Dinner at Flat 40% Off and Overnight Desert Safari at Flat 35% Off for the best desert experience.

A desert safari in Dubai is one of the best things that you can experience during your trip here for it offers an ideal vacation day filled with thrill and excitement. This part of Dubai has been rightfully titled as the Pearl of the Gulf with mesmerizing scenery and vast lands of loose gravel shimmering under the reflection of the day and night lights.

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A safari on the Dubai deserts is a quintessential experience which takes you on a journey to another treasure trove of Dubai where there aren’t any tall architectural buildings or pristine beaches, but just a massive stretch of golden land. No matter which type of safari you wish to get on board, each one is designed to drive you into the depths of the Arabian sandy desert experience that is certain to engulf you with its immaculate splendor.

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Some activities that you can include in your desert safari tours in Dubai is a camel ride and dune bashing which makes the safari a sensational event. Other activities you can participate in here are sandboarding, sand-skiing, stargazing, a hot air balloon ride in the midst of the desert and watch cultural shows to name a few after a fulfilling BBQ dinner. You can even try a ride in Dubai desert safari with quad bike on the sand dunes with the help of experts.

Here are some of the best desert safaris in Dubai:


Morning Desert Safari

Morning Desert Safari

The cool morning temperatures and the first ray of the sun on the Dubai deserts make a Morning Safari in this city a marvelous experience. This is amongst those desert safari tours in Dubai which have a refreshing and thrilling experience as it begins just at the break of dawn. All desert activities like quad bikes, hot air balloon, wildlife and camel rides are available options during a morning safari as well.

This safari shall surely register as one of the most beautiful moments of your life owing to the desert's morning beauty combined with thrilling activities! You can also ski on the sand, go sandboarding or even go on a dune bashing ride during a morning desert safari.

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: Starting from INR 2100

How to Book: Morning Desert Safari Dubai - Flat 20% Off

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Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Desert safaris come in different combinations of unique activities and experiences you can go for while in Dubai. Desert safari with barbeque dinner is especially popular among tourists. If you find yourself free one evening and wish to do something remarkably exciting, go for a desert safari Dubai visit in Dubai with barbeque dinner in the best hotels of Dubai. The best desert safari Dubai is the safari along with the BBQ dinner.

Start for the evening desert safari around three in the afternoon from your hotel. The drive takes you through the desert to your destination camp where you will be spending the evening. Once reaching the camp, you will be leaving for twenty to thirty minutes of dune bashing as the sun sets on the horizon. You can also go for sandboarding, and ride a camel once the dune bashing is over. 

Dinner is an elaborate affair, with shisha, cups of Arabian coffee called Qahwa and Arabian dates, and a delicious barbeque dinner spread that will take your breath away. You can also watch hot belly dance in dubai desert safari after dinner when you are seated around the campfire and enjoy a nice cup of Qahwa.

Starts from INR 5095 per person

5 hours

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Overnight Desert Safari

Overnight Desert Safari
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Conducted right in the middle of the night, the overnight desert safari opens options and the clear skies for a wondrous stargazing opportunity. Since the nights are cooler and completed with flowing breeze, it makes the aura a bit more romantic and also adventurous to ride on the dunes late into the night. 

Standing in the middle of this Arabian Desert is a relaxing experience because this gorgeous land is a nirvana of peace and tranquillity during the late-night hours. This overnight desert safari could start with a nice BBQ dinner, a cultural program and a desert dune safari Dubai which can extend into a camp stay in the desert and end with an early morning breakfast.

Duration: 9 hours

Price: Starting from INR 3,380 / 180.11 AED

How to Book: Overnight Desert Safari In Dubai Flat 35% Off

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Hummer Desert Safari

Hummer Desert Safari

Desert Safari is one of the most popular extreme sports in Dubai, as you set off on an enthralling four-wheel drive in the beckoning desert of Dubai, you will find yourself gliding at a good clip. The action-adventure play of 45 minutes can bring your heart in your mouth as the Hummer bashes the dunes.

Post hummer desert safari ride, sit back and enjoy a Bedouin-inspired setup that includes delish BBQ dinner together with hookah and cultural shows like fire dance, Tanura dance, etc. Hummer safari is the most famous safari rides in Dubai which may require you to book in advance.

The hummer desert safari dubai rates are around INR 4199 per person.

Duration: 6 Hours

How to Book: Hummer Desert Safari Dubai - Flat 10% Off

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Hot Air Balloon Desert Safari

Hot Air Balloon Desert Safari

An early morning ride on the Hot Air Balloon imparts an uninterrupted view of the sunrise that blazons the dunes.  Out of the many desert safari tours in Dubai, a hot air balloon ride is the only one that takes a flight and gives you a bird’s eye view of the rustic beauty. If you are a sucker for sunsets, hop on an evening safari ride and look out for Arabian gazelles and Oryx in the desert.

The 60-minute long aerial safari accommodates about 24 people at a time. A professional pilot operates the balloon in the desert while a guide recites stories about Dubai's past and present. Once you land, you can participate in a range of desert activities, one of which is the cliche act of getting clicked while the national bird of UAE- the Falcon, sits on one of your arms.

On this amazing hot air balloon safari, you can also choose overnight safari with the sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride and a gourmet breakfast. Each of these safaris is worked by Dubai's best abandon safari organization, Platinum Heritage.

The price fluctuates between INR 17300 to 20,000 per person.

4 Hours

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4x4 Desert Safari

Dubai City is a treat to all your senses and the must do things in Dubai are innumerable. A trip to Dubai is incomplete without a desert safari experience. The safari is not just about the adventures ride on the sand dunes, there is so much more to it. 

The entire experience lasts up to 5 to 6 hours. Once you get to the event spot in the desert, there are several activities that you could try there such as go on a camel ride, ride an ATV by yourself in the dunes, get henna designed on your hand and watch Dubai desert safari belly dance shows by experts. Stops between the dunes will be made, where you can get some great photographs taken!

Price: INR 5373 per person

6 hours

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Evening Desert Safari

Evening Desert Safari
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An evening desert safari is everything that you need to get up close with Dubai and its best. The view of the Dubai desert safari sunset behind the tall dunes is enchanting with you in the middle of nowhere watching the night set in.

It makes a beautiful backdrop for photography which you can combine with some evening shows like BBQ dinner or other cultural programs. Dune bashing and a hot air balloon ride in the desert to watch the sunset are the most fun things to do when you go for an evening desert safari Dubai tour.

Duration: Six hours

Price: Starting from INR 2200 to INR 4000 which includes a 4x4 car as well as a camel ride.


Camel Safari in Dubai

Camel Safari in Dubai

The oldest mode of exploring the vastness of any desert in the world is by taking a seat on the back of a Camel. The wheel bashing is definitely an exhilarating desert experience in Dubai but the uniqueness of jouncing atop a Camel is a slow-paced and peaceful pleasure. They aren’t just famous as the “ship of the desert” for no reason, ensconce oneself on the back of a Camel and enjoy an elevated view of the surrounding.

A Camel can go places where the motor-vehicles may not navigate. You are also taken to the Camel Farm on the sightseeing tour in Dubai and later to the camp where you can try activities like Quad biking and sand-skiing etc. 

Operational hours: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Price: INR 2995 per person.

Duration: 6 Hours

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Private Night Safari and Star Gazing

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Private Night Safari and Star Gazing
Wheel through the sand dunes with desert safari as the night rises and the sun goes down, explore the nightlife in Dubai. This private safari in a 4x4 vehicle will let you enthrall the ups and downs of sands and sends thrill within the heart. As you sit back on the seats, click pictures of not just yourself but also the millions of stars waiting to be looked at overhead. Stop in between the Dubai desert safari location and delve into the starry night, be with your family or bae.
The experience is not worth explaining with mere words, go and be a part of the same. Do not worry as trained and professional drivers will make your journey happening. Do not forget to carry binoculars and a good camera to capture thoughts as well as desert safari Dubai pictures.

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"it was a great experience. I was bit apprehensive, when I booked through thrillophilia. but, they really organized it well. I booked a VIP package (costing 3800 per person). they arranged for private pick up in Nissan Petrol. They took us to camp, which is little far but better than Al Avir. \n\nLocal operator Mr. Danyal is a nice person. He took a great care of us. \n\nwe were provided land cruiser for dune bashing. then quad bike for 20-25 mins. after that, we did horse ride and camel ride. although camel ride and horse ride were namesake only. they would allow for 2 mins only and if you want to take a longer ride, you need to pay extra. so I skipped it. \n\nCamp had good performances like belly dance, Tanura show, Fire show and Jumba. Food was served on the table. Food quality was average.\n\nalthough, In the camp, they would try to get you money through multiple activities like sand art, Premium fruit salad, premium desserts, handbags, photo printouts, photo with eagle etc. And one needs to hard bargain. like I paid 20 dhiram for photos, they started with 150 dhiram."
02 March 2020
Awesome experience with a very close view of such big fishes. Underwater zoo is also very big and needs atleast 2 hours to complete. Super package deal. Please go for it.
"It was perfect site seeing experience managed by Thrillophilia. Special mention for lowest prices for tickets of Burz Khalifa."
"both the tours were really amazing.\nDubai city tour was nice, learned a lot about their history.\ndesert Safari was awesome but the food was ok ok .\nthe shows were awesome only if the food and drinks were organized well it would have been more fun"
29 January 2019
Burj Khalifa is a brilliant architectural structure. Spending money on visiting the building is really worth. We got a hassle-free booking through Thrillophilia. Thanks to Aditya. Thanks to Thrillophilia. The price is fair enough and I purchased the ticket for 125th floor and 124th floor. The visit was grand and memorable.
We had an amazing experience while travelling with Thrillophilia. It was nice tour looking forward for more.
Satisfied with the services and nature of the team as well as the hospitality was really good, we admire and love the effort the tea puts in. Will definitely travel again.
In love with Dubai and the friendly staff which were there all the time to attend us and help us out. Loved the dinner cruise and desert safari. Will surely plan more with Thrllophilia.
I loved the journey since the day we arrived everything was exceptionally well and so much more to what we actually expected. Hope we travel together soon!
It was one of the few exceptionally well trips we had in the past years. Totally satisfied and happy with services and plan execution!

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People Also Ask About Dubai

  1. What is unique about Desert safari in Dubai?

    A desert safari in Dubai is unique for several reasons apart from the fact that there are so many activities that you can enroll in during this safari. To begin with, the landscape that you witness during a safari is gorgeous. You can continue to watch at this marvel with a camp stay all night after a safari experience which makes this Dubai desert safari more unique.

    Another unique thing about the desert safaris in Dubai is that you can choose to do it during that time of the day that you enjoy the most- morning, evening or night. Nowhere else in the world will you find vibrant cultural programs to complement your safari evenings and nights with spellbinding entertainment. The cordial staff, guides, and riders who are friendly and professional amplify the desert safari experience in Dubai.
  2. What are the desert safari Dubai timings and how many of them are available?

    The different kinds of Desert Safaris available are:

    1. Evening Desert Safari available between 03.30 p.m. to 09.30 p.m.
    2. Hummer Desert Safari which is open to people twenty-four hours
    3. Hot Air Balloon Desert Safari is available only in the morning starting at 04.30 a.m.
    4. Morning Desert Safari which as the name suggests can be done only in the mornings during sunrise
    5. Camel Safari is available from 08.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.
    6. Overnight Desert Safari which is conducted post-sunset
    7. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner begins in the afternoon and ends after a BBQ dinner
    8. 4x4 Desert Safari
    9. Private Night Safari and Stargazing begins after sunset
  3. What do you wear on a Desert Safari in Dubai?

    It is best that you wear comfortable clothing that is loose and doesn’t stick to your body as you would be indulging in some adventure. Men could stick to three-fourths or shorts with light coloured t-shirts, especially if it is a morning safari. Women could wear a comfortable pair of jeans or track pants.

    Avoid skin-tight clothes, or clothes that come in the way of sand skiing or even walking on the sand. Couple your clothes with convenient sandals with buckles; avoid wearing shoes because sand could enter inside making it difficult for you to walk.
  4. How much is the desert safari Dubai price?

    The desert safari Dubai cost depends solely on the kind of safari you choose. A simple morning or evening desert safari dubai cost per person is between INR 2000 to INR 4000. Similarly, a camel safari costs around 2995 INR per person.

    With the availability of so many kinds of safaris, desert safari Dubai ticket price also has a wide range that starts from 2,000 INR and go up to 20,000 INR for safaris like the Hot Air Balloon Desert Safari.
  5. What is included in desert safari Dubai?

    The desert safari in Dubai usually includes a number of fun activities, such as camel rides and dune bashing. Safaris conducted during the evening and night may also include cultural shows, barbecue options, and desert camping packages. Stargazing and hot air balloon rides are also popular activities here.
  6. How much does evening desert safari Dubai cost?

    The cost of the evening desert safari can be anywhere between Rs. 2,200- Rs. 4,000 per person, depending on the season of travel. The cost generally includes the charges for a 4x4 car and the camel ride.
  7. How long does desert safari take?

    The safaris conducted during the morning and evening generally take around 4-6 hours. The overnight safaris, which includes camping in the desert, generally takes a little longer- around 9 hours.
  8. How cold is Dubai Desert at night?

    The Desert in Dubai generally remains cold throughout the year. The temperature at nighttime can drop to as low as 5 degree Celsius.
  9. What are the activities that can be done in a Desert safari?

    You can pick from various activities during a desert safari tour in Dubai. Some major things that you can combine to make your ordinary desert safari an extravagant one are:

    - BBQ Dinner
    - Sand Skiing
    - Camel Ride
    - Sandboarding
    - Riding a bike
    - Watch Traditional shows
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    - Witness the sunrise or sunset
    - Quad Biking
    - Hot air balloon ride
    - Stargazing
    - Dune Bashing
    - Watch the Tanoura show
    - Other cultural shows
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  10. What is dune drive activity in Desert safari tour?

    Dune Drive is one of the most exhilarating things to experience when you opt for one of the desert safari tours in Dubai. Since the vast stretch of sand isn’t even, it requires a special kind of car and driving skill to move on it. A dune drive comprises of a ride on this land wherein one drives at increasing and decreasing speed in specific cars to cross distances.

    Riding a car on this surface requires a lot of expertise and also involves a sports car or a jeep to reach far off distances. The in-between high speed on the sand and the sudden ups and downs is a stirring activity.
  11. What is the best time to visit Desert Safari in Dubai?

    The best time to visit Dubai for a Desert Safari is between the months of November to March since the weather is cold during this time. You would be directly under the sun, and so it is best to avoid the summer season for it will be difficult to beat the heat.

    While early morning safari is a perfect choice to enjoy the view of the sunrise, it will be convenient to go for a safari after 03.00 p.m. so that the weather cools down. Make sure to carry appropriate clothing according to the weather at that time, and wear sandals to make the safari a comfortable one.
  12. Is it best to book desert safari Dubai tickets before arriving in Dubai?

    Dubai is a tourist hub, and therefore it is very important that you travel there with a fixed plan and itinerary. To avoid the crowd, and to cut the waiting time, it is best to complete the desert safari Dubai booking before you reach there. Booking this safari beforehand promises what you really want to enjoy, rather than choosing only from what is available at the end moment.

    You can also pick add-ons with your safari package with ease rather than choosing on the spot. Plus, there is always the benefit of yielding discounts with online booking than paying the complete amount after reaching there.
  13. What stuff should I keep with me on Desert safari tour?

    It is essential that you travel light with the least baggage when you go for a desert safari in Dubai. Apart from wearing comfortable clothing and a pair of sandals, make sure to carry a pair of sunglasses and a hat/cap to avoid the heat and dust from going into your eyes.

    If you have chosen a night desert safari, then it is suggested to carry a shawl of a jacket as it could get chilly at night. Apply ample sunscreen lotion before you go on a day desert safari as you will be right underneath the sun.

    A camera will be a blessing so that you can capture and record your entire experience, although you can buy some of these at the end at an added cost. Keep some money handy with you to buy water or other refreshments in some of the shops that you may come across.
  14. Any travel tips before visiting Desert safari in Dubai?

    The most important thing to remember before you go on any desert safari tours in Dubai is that you should eat light. The dunes are shaky and uneven which could lead to nausea or other health problems if your stomach is very full.

    Pack comfortable clothes which makes getting in and out of the car convenient as you would have to do that many times during the safari; these clothes will also be perfect if you plan to take a camel ride. Make sure to carry sunblock and to apply it before you go safari.
  15. Are medical patients or people under treatment are allowed to go for Desert Safari in Dubai?

    The desert safari tours in Dubai are one of the best adventures to experience in this lavish city, but it is not for everyone. Since the dunes are a challenging area to drive on, it is advised that pregnant women refrain from taking this safari. It is also not advised that young children take this ride, for it could be dangerous for them, and also could scare them.

    The sand dunes are bumpy and a safari would involve traveling on them with high and low speeds, therefore people who have back ailments or heart ailments should also avoid going on a desert safari to stay in the best of physical health and to avoid further injury.
  16. Which desert safari Dubai vehicles are used for evening desert safari?

    A land cruiser is the best vehicle to go for an evening desert safari in Dubai. The car is sturdy enough to manage the terrain in the dunes and is also a more comfortable option for those who are going on a desert safari for the first time.

    You can dune bashing too with this very vehicle. Apart from these, jeeps and range rovers are also available to make your evening desert safari more luxurious.

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