After taking a tour of Dubai's breathtaking skyscrapers and world-class shopping malls, many visitors head into the dreamlike surrounding of the desert. Here you can discover the exotic wildlife whilst experiencing the thrills amongst the endless dunes.

A visit to the desert is incomplete without a safari that starts with a drive across the dunes in powerful 4x4s. Expert drivers slowly climb tall mountains of sand, suddenly accelerate at the top and take a sharp dive down the dune cliff. Dangerous as it may sound, it's absolutely safe and the adrenaline rush makes it all worthwhile. If you have a taste for speed and an enthusiasm for an unusual sport like sand skiing, strap on your skis and enjoy the descent down the steep but harmless sand dunes.

Also worthwhile is a special tour to visit the Hajjar Mountains. Along the way, explore the wadis (dry river valleys) that are formed by streams flowing down from mountains. Then move on for an excursion to Fossil Rock and ancient archaeological sites like Camel Rock. If you wish to delve deeper into the fascinating Arabian heritage, a visit to Hatta, a 200-year-old village, and Al Ain, which is popularly known as the Garden City is highly recommended.



Al Maha Desert Resort

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation...


Bab Al Shams Desert Resort

Situated in the heart of the desert and nestled in the dunes of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat...


Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Amid stretches of desert in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, Banyan Tree Al Wadi is just a 45 minute drive from Dubai...


Hatta Fort Hotel

Set among the beautiful Hajar Mountains, Hatta Fort Hotel is just an hour's drive from Dubai...


Day 1: Desert

Accommodation: The Address Dubai Marina

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Start your trip in the heart of the world's biggest man-made marina, making a choice between a huge number of luxury hotels, with countless sumptuous dining options.  Looking out across the iconic Dubai skyline, you'll soon get into the rhythm of this most unique destination.

City sightseeing from a power boat, a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view and of course world famous shopping, will give you a starting point from which to explore.

Day 2 - 3: Desert

Accommodation: Al Maha Desert Resort

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. Al Maha showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins and also offers a sense of desert adventure.

The Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions in the reserve. The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all Villas. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay.

The private desert event site situated away from the hotel is available for weddings, special celebrations and group functions for up to 300 guests. It is the perfect location for family events.

Day 4 - 6: Desert

Accommodation: Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Inspired by the shape of a breaking wave, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a vibrant symbol in Dubai’s skyline and a destination synonymous with sophistication and luxury. Standing 93 metres high and 275 metres long, its surreal fluidity and beauty is achieved through the impressive architectural wonder of aluminum and blue plated glass that artfully reflects the waves of the Arabian Gulf. Beach-inspired interiors offer modern comfort and unparalleled relaxation within 598 rooms and suites as well as 19 exclusive beach side villas. Within this superb hotel is a seamless arrangement of elegant entertaining opportunities including over 16 restaurants and bars, Sinbad’s Kids Club, a relaxing spa and health club, five swimming pools, seven tennis courts, a private beach and lots more, making Jumeirah Beach Hotel a resort for the whole family.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.


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