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Wild desert safari in Dubai

Roaring engines, spraying sand and deep tyre tracks in the dunes. A desert safari is high on the to-do list of many Dubai visitors. There are very few places in the world where you can go zooming over red-hot sand in large 4x4s. Dubai is one of them.

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During the day it is often too hot to race through the desert, which is why evening safaris are especially popular in Dubai. From the centre, it is only a 45-minute drive to enjoy a true desert adventure. On private tours anyone with a valid driver’s license can learn the main tips and tricks of dune bashing.


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A desert safari may be best described as a combination between a roller coaster ride and dodgem cars. The SUVs race through the sands at high speeds in which the powerful cars are often at such a steep angle they almost seem to topple. In addition to the 4x4 adventure, many tour operators also offer the possibility of camel rides, sand-skiing or visiting a Bedouin village.

Desert nights

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Conclude your desert safari with an elaborate barbecue with music, dance, hookahs and belly dancers. Another option is staying the night – sleeping under the starring desert skies is a truly unique experience.

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