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5 Must-Visit Off-Road Destinations for Desert Safari Tours in Dubai

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If you want an adrenaline-pumping experience in Dubai or just want to get away from hectic city life and the noise of huge crowds then a Best Desert Safari Dubai tour is definitely a must-do.

Although there are tons of activities you can do on desert safaris, the most popular ones are the thrilling off-road rides, which include dune bashing on 4×4 Landcruiser, Quad biking, and camel riding.

Dubai has a wide range of scenic spots and desert locations that you can visit on a safari tour each offering a unique experience. So you must choose the right one. To help you with that, we have compiled this guide highlighting the top 5 desert destinations to check out during your desert safari adventure.

5 Best Off-road Locations to Visit in a Desert Safari Dubai Tour

Here are the top 5 destinations to check on your desert safari tour in Dubai:

  • Al Qudra Desert

The desert is less than one hour from the city. It is a very popular tourist destination among the locals. Located in the Saih Al Salam region of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, the Al-Qudra is renowned for its beautiful dunes, and stunning scenery. Aside from that, it is also an excellent place to view wildlife in the Emirate.

There are oryx, gazelles, and desert foxes living within the reserve. As a birdwatcher’s paradise, it offers more than 130 species of birds, making it an ideal location for photography and general sightseeing. In the middle of the desert, there is a man-made lake called Al Qudra, surrounded by dunes.

For adventure lovers, there are many challenging trails where you can drive for a thrilling experience and enjoy the scenic beauty of the location. So when you Book Your Dubai Desert Safari Tour we recommend that you visit this place.

  • Liwa Desert

Located in southern Arabia, the Rub’ al Khali Desert stretches over much of its northern border, the Liwa Desert. This region, which translates to ’empty quarter’, has some of the harshest conditions on Earth, with temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

Many species of plants and animals have adapted to the extreme conditions of the desert. This world region is rich in culture and history despite its hostile environment.

It has recently become a more popular destination for tourists and archaeologists. If you are an adventure lover then you will love it here. Desert dunes here offer excellent terrain for off-roading activities like dune bashing and quad-biking, which can sometimes be challenging. In Liwa, dunes reach up to 300 meters, making them some of the world’s largest and tallest.

Best desert safari Dubai
  • Lahbab Desert

Lahbab Desert spans over 2,000 square kilometers and is inhabited by gazelles, oryx, and spiny-tailed lizards. Being a popular destination for adventure rides on safari tours these areas also have a considerable human population despite the harsh conditions.

The area’s archaeology indicates that people have lived there for at least 6,000 years. Today, approximately 1000 people live in the desert, mostly wealthy Bedouins with strong ties to Dubai’s ruling family. Even though the Lahbab Desert presents challenging living conditions, the nomadic people have been able to adapt and continue to practice traditional lifestyles. You can check out the campsites here to learn more about the region’s culture.

  • Bidayer Desert/ Big Red Dune

Known for its deep red color, the Bidayer desert is referred to as the ‘Big Red’ by off-road enthusiasts. This location has some smooth dunes in Dubai and both newbie riders and experts can drive here with little to no difficulty. Located along the Hatta Oman Road, the desert stretches from Sharjah to Dubai.

  • Sweihan Desert

Sweihan is the perfect location for desert safaris in Dubai between November and February, especially if you want to explore a place on a vehicle like Landcruiser or Quad bikes. The desert borders three popular destinations in the Emirate: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain. Driving on Sweihan is challenging; only experienced drivers can explore them on vehicles.

If you are familiar with driving in a desert, you may enjoy exploring this desert in a vehicle. Your tour operator can provide you with the necessary equipment and safety guidelines for your trip here.


These are the top 5 desert destinations to check out on your safari tour in Dubai. Choose anyone you like, plan a trip with your family and friends and create memorable moments while traveling in the beautiful deserts.

Contact Best Dune Buggy Dubai for the best deals and packages for a desert safari. Check our other services, including Dubai Desert Dune Buggy Rides, Quad biking, and Dirt biking.

Muhammad Bilal Mohsin

Muhammad Bilal Mohsin

Muhammad Bilal Mohsin, an accomplished writer, has crafted over 1500 pieces of publications on the tourism and travel industry. His writings transport readers to far-off destinations which describe engaging narratives, cultural discoveries, and scenic places that are sure to get the attention of the readers and inspire them to travel and find out for themselves. It's Bilal's concise and evocative writing style that makes him a trusted source of knowledge and information.

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