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Price of desert safari in Dubai – morning, evening and overnight safaris

No holiday in Dubai is complete without a desert safari. 

Next to visiting Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s most popular tourist activity is going on a desert safari.

All tour operators offer endless variations of the experience, so the price of desert safari in Dubai varies over a wide range. 

A well-rated safari tour starts from AED 125 ($35) onwards, while a private desert safari can even go up to AED 2,000 ($540) per person.

This article covers everything you must know about the prices of desert safaris in Dubai.

Why the price of Desert Safari varies

The cost of your desert safari in Dubai will depend on its timing, tour inclusions, and seasonal variation. 

Duration of desert safari

Tour companies take tourists into the desert for safaris all through the day.

Morning desert safaris are customized for extreme adventure and usually last only four hours. 

Evening desert safaris last seven to eight hours, including a BBQ dinner. 

That’s why evening desert safaris are costlier than morning safaris. 

Tour inclusions

Depending on the desert safari you book, you will experience some or all of the below activities – 

  • Dune Bashing
  • Quad Biking
  • Sand Boarding
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Camel Riding
  • Watching Sunrise
  • Watching Sunset
  • Photos wearing Arabic costume
  • Photos with Falcon
  • Henna Painting
  • Shisha Smoking
  • Belly Dance
  • Tanoura Dance

Dubai desert safaris are costlier, including Dune Bashing, Quad Biking, Dune Buggy riding, and BBQ Dinners.

The other activities are included with all safari tours. 

Seasonal variation

Desert safaris are cheaper on weekdays and lean seasons than other tourist activities.

However, the discounts on safaris come at a price because the weather can be scorching during lean tourist seasons.

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Morning safaris from Dubai ticket prices

Early morning Red Dune Safari
Image: Dreamjourney.ae

Morning safaris, including extreme Dune Bashing and other regular activities, cost AED 103 ($28) for adults aged 12 and above.

Children between three and 11 years pay a discounted AED 99 ($27) for this morning safari.

Dubai desert safaris, including Dune Bashing and Quad Bike Rides (35 minutes), cost AED 288 ($78) per person. 

Morning desert safaris are best for visitors who prefer to start their day early, want to be back before it gets too hot, or have something else planned for the evening.

private morning desert safari with a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai will cost AED 1443 ($393) for a group of six tourists. 

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Evening safaris from Dubai ticket prices

Safari in Dubai with BBQ dinner
Image: Reisroutes.be

Evening Dubai safaris are costlier than morning safaris. 

A regular safari costs AED 253 ($69), but if you want to include adventurous Red Dunes Bashing, 35-minute Quad Bike Ride, and Al Khayma Camp, its price goes up to AED 499 ($136) per person. 

To include VIP food service in your desert experience, you must shell out AED 404 ($110) per traveler. 

A seven-hour private evening desert safari with a pick-up from your Dubai hotel costs approximately AED 3900 ($1062) for two travelers. 

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Overnight desert safaris ticket prices

Overnight desert safari with dinner
Image: Oceanairtravels.com

The overnight desert safaris, which involve sleeping in a Bedouin tent followed by a sunrise camel trek & breakfast, are priced at AED 716 ($195) for visitors aged 12 and above. 

Children between three and 11 years pay a discounted price of AED 503 ($137) for entry.

Despite the cost, tourists love it because it helps them experience real desert life.

FAQs about price of desert safari in Dubai

Here are some frequently asked questions about prices of desert safari in Dubai.

What factors influence the price of a desert safari in Dubai?

Prices are influenced by various factors, including the type of safari (morning, evening, overnight), the activities included (dune bashing, camel riding, etc.), the duration of the safari, and the tour operator’s reputation.

What is included in the price of a desert safari?

The inclusion varies by tour operator, but common inclusions include dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, a desert sunset experience, and refreshments.

Do Dubai desert safari prices vary by season?

Prices can be slightly higher during peak tourist seasons, such as the winter months (November to March), due to higher demand. Conversely, you might find lower prices during the hotter summer months.

Is booking a desert safari online or in person cheaper?

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the counters. When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot. Because some tour operators sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out.

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