Safaris in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

A portion of the fee for each safari with Arabian Adventures in Dubai supports local conservation projects at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR). Covering 5 per cent of the emirate of Dubai, the conservation reserve is home to 560 species. By choosing an Arabian Adventures safari, you will not only have the opportunity to visit the reserve but support the conservation efforts too. Our team of adventure experts share more on the safari options available.

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Arabian Oryx – Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Nature Safari

Explore the DDCR on a nature safari and look out for wildlife on an informative morning drive through the desert, with an adventure expert who has great local knowledge of the indigenous plants and animals. Learn about conservation and sustainability efforts with a chance to assist by recording your wildlife sightings for use by the reserve. Drive past the lake in the DDCR and keep your camera handy.

Night Safari in Dubai

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Scorpion spotting in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

For a different perspective, take a night drive through the DDCR to see the nocturnal animals of the desert. Using a spot-light, our adventure experts look out for wildlife like the desert fox and Arabian onyx. The excitement starts as you have the opportunity to track scorpions under the supervision of your guide using UV-lights that cause the scorpion’s shell to glow in the dark. This is completely safe for the animal – and for the visitor! End the evening with time to stargaze through our powerful telescope at the Arabian night sky while enjoying a beverage.

Camel Trekking

Trek the camels in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Go camel riding in Dubai on your visit to the UAE. See the flora and fauna of the DDCR while taking a traditional camel ride across the dunes. On this trail-style guided ride on fully-grown dromedary camels, see the desert from a new vantage point. The trail leads to a man-made lake in the conservation reserve where a picnic table is set and refreshments are served.

Evening safaris

Take an evening desert safari in Dubai, in the DDCR. Join our must-do dinner safari that not only includes a BBQ dinner, dune drive and all of the desert activities that you would expect, but gives you the opportunity to look out for wildlife in the conservation reserve and to support conservation efforts.

Do more for conservation. See the amazing Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on your desert safari in Dubai and support local conservation. Just another reason to join us on safari. Book at, call us on 800-ARABIAN (2722426) or email