Desert Adventures

Overnight Desert Safari

By Arabian Adventures
Our overnight safari is closed for the summer. Please select a date from the 1st October onwards. We look forward to hosting you!
Get a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance
From USD 487

Price varies by vehicle and tent selection

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    Transfers ( optional )
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    Overnight stay
    in comfortable tent
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    Walking Night Safari
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    Personal waiter service
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    Gin bar
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    soft drinks
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    beverages (optional)
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An overnight stay in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve brings you closer to the natural magic of the Dubai desert. On an Overnight Desert Safari, you will sleep under starry skies in a deluxe tent, have the opportunity to spot protected local wildlife from your tent’s terrace space, enjoy a full desert safari itinerary including a BBQ dinner in a traditional Bedouin-inspired setting, and awaken to the tranquil sound of the peaceful desert on this truly unique experience.
Language: English

Full description

The safari is set within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, in a secluded camp. The camp is set across two characterful spaces with 8 canvas safari tents, each with a comfortable double bed, private decking area, and a rustic desert charm. Individual toiletry amenities and shared bathroom facilities are also provided on site.

The Overnight Desert Safari experience includes a complimentary parking space for your vehicle, a BBQ dinner and cooked breakfast, and a variety of unique activities that will contribute to making your overnight stay a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Beginning at the DDCR entrance, the Arabian Adventures team will be on hand to greet you and transfer you to your overnight camp. Upon check out, you are welcome to take a short tour of the Reserve’s visitors centre at your convenience or begin the journey home with unforgettable memories.

Included as part of the Overnight Desert Safari experience are activities including a camel ride on an Arabian Camel, a walking night safari by torch light followed by fireside marshmallows, and endless wildlife spotting opportunities throughout your time on safari. Every Overnight Desert Safari experience is inclusive of a soft drinks package for each guest.

If you are looking to further enhance your Overnight Desert Safari, there are additional add-on options available. We offer upgrades from soft to premium drinks packages, as well as transfer options to and from your hotel or residence. Transfer options also allow guests to avail extra activities including a morning wildlife drive and a 4x4 dune drive.

What's included

  • Complimentary parking space for your vehicle at the DDCR entrance
  • Your private, deluxe tent accommodation in a Bedouin-inspired campsite with shared bathroom facilities
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities throughout your time on safari
  • Short camel trek on an Arabian Camel
  • Set menu BBQ dinner with waiter service, including unlimited soft drinks or premium drinks depending on your booking
  • Walking night safari by torch light, followed by fireside marshmallows
  • Set menu hot and continental breakfast
  • Morning wildlife drive (for packages including transfer)
  • 4x4 dune drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (for packages including transfer)
  • Transfer to and from your hotel or residence (for packages including transfer)

What's not included

  • Local Emirati entertainment performances


  • A unique overnight experience in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Close encounters with local wildlife throughout your stay
  • An evening dinner in a Bedouin-inspired camp with waiter service
  • Camel trek onboard an Arabian Camel
  • Opportunities to witness the desert sunset and sunrise
  • Once-in-a-lifetime moments throughout your stay

Know before you go

  • We will work to accommodate any special dietary requirements you may have, provided they are shared with us in advance. Please contact our team via WhatsApp or via the form linked here to share your request
  • Each overnight tent can accommodate a maximum of two adults, and a child under 12 on a rollaway bed. Requests for a rollaway bed should be made during booking, or by contacting our team via WhatsApp on +971 4 274 8803, or via the form linked here
  • Comfortable clothing and suitable walking shoes are recommended for your time on an Overnight Desert Safari. We also recommend that you pack some warm clothing as the desert can get quite chilly after sunset, along with sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Fresh linen and towels are provided in your tent
  • The meeting time at the DDCR gate for self-drive guests will be: October = 17:45 November & December = 17:15 January 1st - 15th = 17:15 January 16th - February 28th = 17:45 March & April = 18:15
  • While we endeavour to show you as much wildlife as possible, we cannot predict the movements of every species. Therefore, if some of the animals change their plans, we can’t guarantee you’ll spot them.
  • Tent allocation remains entirely at the discretion of the Arabian Adventures team, however we will do our best to accommodate any specific guest preferences where possible
  • Please inform our team of any existing medical conditions before joining us for your Overnight Desert Safari. Where necessary, we will work to make alternative arrangements for certain activities to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all guests throughout the experience
  • Please note, for expectant mothers and guests with existing medical conditions joining us with a package which includes transfers, the 4x4 dune drive will be omitted from their individual itinerary for their comfort

Age policy

  • Adults: 12+
  • Overnight tents can accommodate one child, aged between 5-11, on a rollaway bed which must be requested in advance. You can request by speaking to our team via WhatsApp on +971 4 274 8803, or via the form linked here
  • The Overnight Desert Safari operates a minimum age restriction of 5+. However, when the entire Overnight camp is reserved exclusively for private use, this minimum age restriction is lifted

Cancellation policy

  • We understand that plans can change. If they do, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your activity. We will not be able to process refunds for bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before your activity starts
  • Full payment for your booking is required at least two days prior to your activity. If payment is not received before the expected date, we reserve the right to cancel your activity
  • In exceptional circumstances, we may have to amend the Overnight Desert Safari schedule, or cancel the activity entirely. We reserve the right to amend and cancel activities in such circumstances, and will ensure we communicate any changes in advance where possible


Is the overnight desert safari suitable for solo travellers?

Absolutely! Both shared vehicle and private vehicle packages are available for solo guests, and accommodation can be reserved by solo travellers too.

How many people does each tent accommodate during the overnight stay?

The tent accommodation is designed to host a maximum of two adults and one child (aged 5-11).

Are special dietary requests accommodated during the stay?

We can accommodate special dietary requirements during your stay with us. All we ask is that you share these in advance, so we can prepare your request accordingly.

What is the entertainment schedule during the overnight desert safari?

A typical activity schedule for an Overnight Desert Safari includes

  • Camel Ride
  • Dune drive
  • Walking night safari
  • Morning wildlife drive, including a sunrise stop

Between these, the main activities on your schedule are to enjoy the view and enjoy your overnight camp accommodation!

Is there a pickup option available from areas other than Dubai hotels/residences?

We review these requests on a case-by-case basis. Reach out to our team and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

Are there any restrictions on carrying electronic devices to the overnight campsite?

Electronic items such as mobile phones are allowed on the campsite. How else can you get those Insta-worthy shots, right? Your accommodation won’t have any charging points however, so we’d recommend bringing a portable charging pack with you.

We also ask for you to refrain from bringing any items which may be harmful to the wildlife and environment we are looking to protect, like e-cigarettes for example.

What to wear for the overnight desert camping in Dubai?

We suggest wearing leisurely clothes that are easy to move around in, as well as comfortable walking shoes. We also suggest bringing warm clothes as the desert gets cool after sundown!

Is the desert camping experience suitable for children?

Children are welcome to enjoy the desert camping experience with us, under the following circumstances:

  • Children under the age of 5 can only be accommodated when the camp is privately booked on an exclusive basis.
  • For children under the age of 5, a private vehicle should be reserved for the safari experience and their information shared with us at the time of booking.

Are there vegetarian or vegan meal options available?

We are able to accommodate vegetarian or vegan meal requests when they are shared with our team in advance.

What safety measures are in place at the campsite?

The safety and wellbeing of our overnight guests is a top priority, and we have taken a variety of steps to ensure the overnight experience is comfortable and safe.

A comprehensive risk assessment has been conducted for our campsite facilities and activities, to ensure that potential risks are identified and effectively managed. While you’re camel riding, relaxing by the campfire, and sleeping – know that we have taken precautions to ensure your safety.

Although an emergency of any kind is highly unlikely, we understand the importance of being prepared. We have emergency procedures in place and have trained all our Safari Guides accordingly to put these into practice. Our Guides are also certified in First Aid and have access to first aid kits and defibrillators.

We have also taken steps to ensure fire safety at all times. Our campfire is carefully managed by our Safari Guides, and we have multiple fire extinguishers conveniently located throughout the campsite and the Guides are trained in their use. If the need arises to evacuate, our campsite offers an open plan layout with plenty of safe egress options.

As a rule, we encourage all guests to act in a respectful and mindful way throughout their time with us. We discourage any behaviours which could disrupt any wildlife or compromise personal safety in any way. With this in mind, while we do not prohibit any specific items, we ask our guests to make reasoned judgements about what they bring into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Our Guides are always on standby, ready to assist and ensure that you have a memorable and safe stay with us.

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Packages Comparison

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Soft Drinks Package - Excluding Transfer
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icon Tent accommodation (max. 2 adults + 1 child)
icon Dune drive & camel ride
icon BBQ dinner & shisha
icon Walking night safari
icon Breakfast
icon Complimentary soft drinks
icon Unlimited alcoholic drinks
icon Self-drive to DDCR gate
icon Hotel/home pick-up & transfer (shared)

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