Dubai Overnight Desert Safari, BBQ & Stargazing at Al Khayma Camp | La Vacanza Travel

Dubai Overnight Desert Safari, BBQ & Stargazing at Al Khayma Camp

Duration: 18 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai

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  • 18 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This overnight desert safari in Dubai is for those who want to ‘live’ desert life in real! Experience desert delights viz. dune bashing, camel riding, camping, bbq dinner with dance shows and stargazing with a telescope, and above all, stay overnight with a sunrise camel trek.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

We will first pick you from your hotel or location in a comfortable 4WD vehicle and will journey to the Lahbab desert.

A short break... Once at the desert, we will take a 20 minutes break before your safari starts. You can relax there, availing bathroom / toilet facilities or opting a Quad bike ride, while we prepare our vehicle for the off-road dune drive.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lahbab - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Desert adventure time... Soon we go for a dune bashing ride that lasts 30-45 minutes. You can feel that peculiar excitement as your Land Cruiser climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Then try the adventure sport - desert dubai sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself and glide over the desert sands.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Al Khayma Camp “Elite Camping & Dining Experience.”, Al Awir - دبي - United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Al Khayma... Next we will head to Al Khayma - a Bedouin type campsite. We will lead you to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. Get seated there, tasting Qahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), Dates, as the sign of welcome.

Time for ‘desert ship ride’... Go for a Camel ride around the camp premises and depending on the time, and own luck, view the desert sunset from a high dune.

Free at leisure... Back at Al Khayma Camp, spend your time trying Shisha smoking, Henna painting. Put on local Arabian cloth and pose for photos with Falcon.

Entertainment begins... At the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed first. You will soon be invited for a lavish buffet dinner full of Barbecue dishes. At the stage, the Ladies Khaliji Dance will keep you entertained. As night falls, the camp lights will be turned off, allowing you to feel the true essence and magic of the calm desert while enjoying a stargazing session with a telescope.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Al Khayma Camp “Elite Camping & Dining Experience.”, Al Awir - دبي - United Arab Emirates

Experience the desert life in full with an overnight stay in the camp. We will take you on Camelback near to the camp area where a fire is arranged for you. We will then give a demonstration session on how to make Arabic coffee/tea. Relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Our guide will add fun with interesting desert stories. When it’s time for sleep, we will return to the camp. Get back to your tent for a good sleep.

Wake up 15 minutes earlier the sunrise time for witnessing that view. Our guide will take you to the desert on the Camel caravan, that is waiting outside the camp. Go for about 10-15 minutes Camel trekking. And capture that nice view of sunrise over sand dunes.

Have a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast by 7:30 - 8:00 am, at Al Khayma - a perfect conclusion for your overnight desert safari in Dubai! Later we will drop you back at your hotel or location.

Duration: 11 hours

  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride experience (can be repeated)
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Camel feeding & Sunset photo stop
  • Overnight stay in a private air-conditioned tent at Al Khayma Camp
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Arabian makeover with Falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour)
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji Dance
  • 3-buffets dinner (Emirati, Moroccan & Arabian) from the Michelin Star restaurant, Al Khayma Heritage
  • Stargazing with a telescope
  • Rogag (Arabic bread) & Chai (Arabic Tea) at night
  • Shower room facility without towels
  • Morning Camel trekking (15-20 minutes)
  • Morning Arabic breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi during night at Al Khayma Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Al Khayma Camp “Elite Camping & Dining Experience.”

  • Any other expenses not mentioned
  • Quad Bike “ ATV” options (available on request)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tipping
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan you can watch Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for Ladies Khaliji Dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches or cell phones as the phone signal is not working in the desert.
  • Your belongings are your own responsibility and OceanAir is not responsible for any lost belongings in during the trip and in case if we found any belongings we try our best to deliver to whom they belong to.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
  • Luggage is not allowed to carry during the tour, only a small backpack is allowed.
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it.
  • Pickup will be within 45min prior your selected departure time. Please be ready at the hotel lobby on time
  • Kindly share your Whatsapp number for an easy communication during the pickup
  • We recommend you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury & is covered only by your insurance companies.
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the company’s insurance does not cover it.
  • Due to heavy traffic in the Rove Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina areas at the time of pick-up, we request that you come to the Stella Di Mare Hotel for an easy pickup within a few minutes' walking distances.
  • A passport copy is required for all tourists.
  • ID copy is required for all residents.
  • Soft or hard copies are accepted for both residents and tourists.
  • Long clothes and jackets are recommended during winter
  • Pick-up timing is subject to change due to the emerging summer heat: 1 hour earlier in the morning and 1 hour later in the afternoon. A notification shall be sent in advance in the case of any change.
  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, anyone with back or neck pain, heart problems or other serious medical complaints and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. (If this conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick-up is available from Dubai, Sharjah & Ajman hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminals in Dubai ( Port Rashid ) & Dubai Harbour. Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, and Jebel Ali is available for an additional fee.


  • Cruise Terminal 2, 77CH+QXG - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


18 hours

User's Reviews


24 May, 2024

2nd time booking a desert safari with oceanair .didn't disappointed . our guide imran was professional and knowledgeable to go with it. excellent driving to and during the dune Bashing 5* .excellent food. entertainment and accomadation. exceeded our expectations. would definitely book again


22 May, 2024

Fantastic experience! We were extremely well taken care of by Imran & Marwan who ensured that we had a pleasant experience throughout the tour. Remember that no luggages are allowed & you can only bring a small backpack with you on the trip as the cars which also take us on the sand dune experience can only fit maximum 7 people. However, you can generally store your luggages at Dubai hotels. Overall, a wonderful & unforgettable experience!


20 May, 2024

We had an awesome experience with this trip, our guid was amazing and very friendly and helpful thank you Mansoor Manz for your guid :) highly recommended whoever want to try this trip :D


20 May, 2024

Awesome experience with OceanAir Travel. We opted for the private desert safari. We were picked up on time at our hotel by our guide, Mr. Sakr, in a clean vehicle and driven to a "meeting point." We were given water and dates with the option to pay for an ATV experience (which we declined). Next, we did some dune bashing, which was lots of fun! We then stopped for photo ops and dune boarding. Mr. Sakr took some great photos for us! We then went to the Al Khayma Camp. Mr. Sakr encouraged us to feed baby camels, then take the camel ride on the adult camels. The camel ride lasted about 5 minutes. The camels appeared to be well cared for. We did not observe any mistreatment of the animals. We were told that the camp has herd of 30+ camels. We observed only about 8-10 camels carrying other tourists for the limited window of time for the 5-minute camel rides. Nonetheless, I preferred feeding the baby camels. Mr. Sakr then showed us around the camp and encouraged us to try some local delicacies at our reserved table. My wife got some henna work done on her hand using henna without any additives. Dinner was exceptional with a large buffet and incredible variety of Arabic foods. Mr. Sakr consistently checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed throughout the evening. However, the performances that accompanied dinner were not very impressive and our least favorite part of the evening. The stargazing experience was also sub-par. Three telescopes were set up to observe three distinct stars. There was too much light pollution to really see the sky blanketed in stars as we had imagined. Nonetheless, the astronomer was very engaging and happy to answer all our questions. Shisha and local snacks then followed. However, we were too full from dinner to consume any more food. The tent was very large, just as described, and accurate to the picture. There was air conditioning and electricity in the tents, and the tents were stocked with water and soft drinks. Shared bathrooms and showers are available, so def bring a change of clothes. The next morning began at 5:30am for the sunrise camel ride. This ride lasted about 20 minutes; only about 5-6 camels were used for the ride, and then taken back to their holding area after the ride. We then had an impressive breakfast served by very attentive hosts, although we were still full from the night before to finish all of it. We were then driven back to Dubai. Overall, this was an excellent experience and the highlight of our Dubai trip. Special thanks to Mr. Sakr for his care an attention throughout our visit. We highly recommend.


18 May, 2024

My overnight desert tour was absolutely phenomenal! From start to finish, the experience was nothing short of extraordinary. The adventure began with an exhilarating ATV ride across the dunes, setting the tone for an adrenaline-filled day. The dune bashing in the 4x4 was heart-pounding fun, made even better by our incredible guide, Imran. He was not only a skilled driver but also a fantastic photographer, capturing our thrilling moments perfectly. Sandboarding down the dunes was an absolute blast, adding a unique twist to the adventure. As the sun set, we were treated to an amazing buffet BBQ, with a variety of delicious dishes that catered to all tastes. The night shows were captivating, adding a touch of local culture and entertainment to the evening. Stargazing in the serene desert night was the perfect way to wind down, with the clear skies offering a breathtaking view of the stars. Imran's knowledge and passion for the desert made the entire experience even more enjoyable. This tour was hands down the best I’ve ever been on, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable desert adventure!

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