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Our most recommended Dubai Outdoor Activities

Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

1. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

Embark on a cruise around Dubai to see its highlights from the water. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on board, depending on the option chosen.   Receive a red-carpet welcome upon boarding your yacht. Juices and water will be available, and the crew will help you with any requirements. Spend quality time networking aboard the 64-foot vessel. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and 3 beautiful cabins with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. 

Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

2. Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

See Dubai from the water on a adrenaline-filled speedboat tour. See Dubai's key landmarks in a unique and fun way as you cut through the waters from the marina to the beach. This thrilling round-trip journey departs from the famous Dubai Marina. The host has an office on the Marina where a red carpet awaits to greet you. Once you have checked in, your guide will run through a safety briefing, so please arrive 15 minutes early. Choose from a 90 minute full tour of the sights which will cruise through the marina up to Jumeirah Beach. From here, this unforgettable tour is full of great views and fun facts of all the coastline hotels, beaches, and of course Dubai's top landmarks, including:  • Dubai Marina • The Dubai Eye Wheel • Jumeriah Beach • The Harbour Project • The Huge Palm and its hotels • The Atlantis • Dubai Rulers Private Island • The Burj Al Arab

From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

3. From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

Indulge your inner adventurer as you escape the big city on a half-day trip from Dubai. Experience some of the most thrilling activities the desert has to offer, including a short camel ride and a self-drive quad bike drive through the dunes. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel in a 4x4 vehicle and head southeast of the city center to the desert. On a clear day, admire the Hajjar Mountains. After a 1-hour drive, stop for your exciting desert activities. Before starting your quad bike adventure, listen to your guide as he gives a full briefing with safety instructions. Then, enjoy a thrilling 30-minute self-drive across the high sand dunes. Then it's time to get to know the camels, and even enjoy taking a short ride. Next, try some sandboarding over the desert dunes. Similar to snowboarding, this activity gets your adrenaline pumping and tests your balance skills as you attempt new tricks and turns.

Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

4. Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

Head out of Dubai and into the desert for an all-encompassing guided tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned Jeep. Enjoy an exhilarating drive through the desert and experience spectacular landscapes on a quad bike ride. Visit a Bedouin camp for a traditional meal and entertainment. After a safety briefing, follow your guide into the desert and feel the adrenalin rush as you tackle challenging sand dunes on a quad bike. Then, head to a traditional Bedouin camp as the brilliant sun sets. Relax on Bedouin-style seating and enjoy an aromatic shisha pipe to relax into the evening's festivities. Feast on a traditional barbecue dinner of grilled meats, fresh salads and local sweets, savoring each flavor. Watch an rapturing belly dancing performance and a tanoura dance show during and after your meal, feeling the true welcome of Middle Eastern hospitality.

From Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp

5. From Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day. After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts. Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome. Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting. Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon, and at the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed. Enjoy a lavish buffet dinner full of barbecue dishes, while on the stage, a Khaliji dancer will keep you entertained. Following dinner, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee/tea, whilst you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp. Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast. Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

6. Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and spend the morning in the surrounding desert trying your hand at some of the adventure activities on offer here. Benefit from a convenient pickup at your hotel in Dubai, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort with a safari driver to the desert. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing and guidelines on how to operate a quad bike. Hop aboard and conquer the sand dunes during an amazing 60-minute quad bike ride. Dive deeper into your desert adventure and try your hand at sandboarding. Stand on a board and glide over the slopes of the desert dunes to witness its natural beauty from a different perspective. Next, experience life like a Bedouin of days gone by and ride a camel across the desert sands to get yet another perspective of the amazing landscape. Travel back to Dubai and get dropped off at your hotel or chosen location on arrival.

Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

7. Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

Experience the beauty of the desert sand dunes and the thrill of sandboarding on this unique Land Cruiser tour from Dubai. Keep cool in an air conditioned vehicle and enjoy cold mineral water on your tour.  Your morning safari begins with a pick-up at your hotel in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Head off with your local guide into the desert, just a 30-45 minute ride from Dubai. Along the way, the driver will take you up and down the dunes in the morning sun. Marvel at the beauty of the desert at this time of day. The first activity gets the adrenalin flowing, bashing some high Red Desert dunes, driving up and down in a Land Cruiser. Afterwards there's an opportunity to try sandboarding, one of the most exciting sporting activities in the desert. After your sandboarding experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

8. Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

Hop onboard the boat for a relaxing 60-minute cruise through Dubai Marina starting either at sunset or after dark. This is a perfect and affordable way to take in views of the city’s spectacular skyline by night from the water. Treat yourself to a special cruise from Dubai's Marina for a great price. Bring your family or friends along to discover Dubai Marina and JBR. Witness the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai, from a special vantage point on the sea. Experience red-carpet treatment from the moment you’re welcomed on board. Get ready to experience the iconic buildings of Dubai illuminated after dark and the pleasant breezes from the open-air deck.

Dubai: Evening Dune Buggy and Desert Adventure

9. Dubai: Evening Dune Buggy and Desert Adventure

Uncover the beauty of the desert on an exhilarating ATV tour from Dubai with private and shared options. Choose to include a visit to Bedouin camp and experience the joys of local hospitality. Upgrade your experience with the option to include mouth-watering BBQ dinner. Ride one of the twin-seater dune buggies and set off on this unique adventure around the Dubai desert. Explore the region’s majestic sand dunes, climbing up and over peaks and valleys and taking in the amazing scenery. Your guide will show you the best routes to take and will make sure you ride at a pace that you find comfortable. If you’re feeling a bit tired, stop for a breather and some refreshments before heading off into the sand dunes once again. For your comfort and safety, each dune buggy comes equipped with a full roll cage, bucket seats and a full safety harness. This adventure can be experienced as a solo passenger or as a couple sharing the buggy for an hour. Finally, once the buggy adventure is done, the 4x4 vehicles will be waiting for you, to take you to the Bedouin camp in the middle of the desert for some live entertainment and a BBQ Buffet dinner.

Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Tour to Burj Al Arab

10. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Tour to Burj Al Arab

Get a unique experience from the sea and drive your own jet ski on this 30-minute jet ski tour. You will be met at our station close to the Burj Al Arab. Use the changing rooms on site and leave your personal belongings in the lockers. You will be provided with a life jacket, premium goggles, and a waterproof case if needed. You’ll then receive a quick safety briefing from your instructor.  Then, head out onto the water on your Yamaha jet ski. Stop by the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, for pictures taken by your instructor. On your way back, you will have a great view of Downtown Dubai, as well as the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.  When the tour is finished, there is a shower you can use, with towels provided if necessary.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Our guide Sheru was phenominla, picked us up from hotel as promissed and full local info and care to attention. I would suggest anyone riding the quads be aware of the quad rental place as they hustle you into a head scarf which you dont have to buy but it is worth having. make sure you pay no mare than 70 AED for these. Also wear longs as the quad engines get hot and tend to roast your legs if in shorts.

We were able to get hold of 2 remaining places at the last minute, so to speak, and it was worth it beyond measure. In addition to the incredible appeal of exploring the palm on the water, guide armin also played a huge part in the great tour. Many thanks for this and for everyone who is interested - unreserved recommendation (unless you have back problems)

Relaxed and scenic boat cruise with excellent service and amazing views. The boat was very comfortable, juice and water were included. Captain and his crew very friendly smooth ride. . Booking and check-in were without any problem. Highly recommendable!

Captain Teddy and Vikki were absolutely amazing. Made my experience 10/10! Definitely recommend this activity, the crew and captain were amazing. Please give him some recognition or a raise!!!

Very nice tour. From the water you have a different view of the sights. In addition, driving a speedboat was a lot of fun.