Family-Friendly Desert Safaris and Experiences in Dubai

Looking for a change of scenery sure to delight the entire family? With Arabian Adventures, our desert safari deals and packages in Dubai offer great value, with the chance to get back to nature, and experience the city and its surrounding desert landscapes in new and exciting ways. Go on a morning desert safari and nature walk to meet the local wildlife, try ‘sandboarding’, take a group ride in one of our thrilling dune buggies as the sun starts to set, or try some of Dubai’s most iconic aqua experiences with our package taking you to the highlight attractions of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Check out the best options for family-friendly desert safaris and experiences in Dubai, from the team at Arabian Adventures.

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Try sandboarding in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Morning Dune Drive (and Nature Walk)

Leave the city behind and explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with one of our safari guides on a Morning Dune Drive. From your location of choice, we’ll collect you and take you out to the Arabian sands for a morning desert safari in one of our four-wheel drives (in a Land Cruiser or similar vehicle). As you ride on the dunes, look out for local wildlife including Arabian Oryx, or try sandboarding in the perfect spot (weather permitting), just like snowboarding – but on sand! Relax at our traditional campsite with a light breakfast, and have the option to take part in our FREE inclusion of a Nature Walk. Take a stroll through ghaf trees, hearing interesting facts about the desert’s unique and colourful flora and fauna from one of our expert guides.

Desert Dune Buggies (Evening Run)

Experience the desert like never before with an action-packed ride, driving over the sand dunes as a passenger or driver in one of our high-speed, off-road Desert Dune Buggies. One of our safari guides will collect you from your hotel or residence and take you out to the magical desert dunes. Here, enjoy refreshments in the departure area before an unforgettable adventure across the epic desert landscape. Watch the beautiful Dubai sunset as you enjoy this thrilling experience. Take part as a passenger in one of our latest four-seater dune buggies driven at high-speed by one of our expert safari guides; take turns driving a shared buggy, with other drivers; or book a private buggy and share the driving experience with your family and friends.

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Drive over the sand dunes in our high-speed Dune Buggies

Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm

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Get your pulse racing on waterslides and attractions at Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, the Palm Dubai

Add a splash of adventure to your weekend with an entrance pass to two of the most famous attractions at Dubai’s iconic resort, Atlantis, The Palm. At the world-class Aquaventure Waterpark, relax on 500m of its private white-sand beach with incredible city views, or on Dubai’s longest Lazy River. For thrill-seekers, 30 attractions include world-record-breaking waterslides. Young families can enjoy Splashers Island, while animal lovers can get up close with unforgettable marine life. Add entrance to the city’s largest aquarium – The Lost Chambers Aquarium – let a Marine Educator take you on a guided tour (scheduled hourly, every day) to experience more than 65,000 marine animals at more than 20 exhibits, including a touch tank and Aquatheatre show.   

All of our desert safaris have restarted with the SafeTravels hygiene and safety protocols in place for your peace of mind. All of our partner attractions are open at limited capacity, abiding by the latest health and safety precautions set by Dubai Tourism. Book at, call us on 800-ARABIAN (2722426) or email