A Guide to the Dubai Dune Buggy Experience

Dubai-based travel blogger and destination expert Robeena Brown shares everything there is to know about a Dubai dune buggy experience. 

In my opinion, one of the very best ways to explore the Dubai desert is by renting a buggy in Dubai. A series of memorable activities are incorporated into the tour itinerary, which makes this activity an exciting and memorable experience. Exploring the Dubai desert on a buggy tour is a highly sought-after experience for tourists looking for an escape from Dubai's busy city atmosphere.

This tour, whether taken by an individual or a group, is the greatest way to explore the Rub al-Khali, one of the biggest deserts in the world. The tour as a whole usually lasts between 3 and 6 hours, even though the buggy ride only lasts for approximately an hour. Continue reading to learn more about the Dubai dune buggy adventure.

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Dune Buggy Dubai Highlights

  • Experience the rugged and barren landscapes of Dubai through an exciting buggy ride across the Sharjah desert.
  • Observe a stunning sunset as the sun transforms the sky ablaze with orange hues, creating a peaceful and enchanting atmosphere.
  • Indulge in an exhilarating two-hour buggy drive through the sand dunes, filled with speed and adrenaline.
  • Professional guides and instructors will provide assistance on how to operate the buggy and will lead you through the entire activity.
  • Learn intriguing facts and information about the desert during the ride.

Type 1 : Dubai's Desert Tour By Dune Buggy

Experience an expedition like no other as you drive an 800cc buggy across the peaks and valleys of the stunning desert scenery while navigating the sand dunes. You can take a pause during the journey to refuel and let the adrenaline wear off. In order to help you recover from the exhilarating ride, some trips also include a barbecue dinner. The morning experience normally lasts three hours from the time of hotel pickup, but the barbecue-filled afternoon adventure lasts roughly six hours. Hotel pick-up is usually scheduled for the early morning, either at 7 a.m. or 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Type 2: Camel Tide and Sandboarding, Experience with Buggy Tour

For those seeking a complete desert experience and a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, consider adding a camel ride and sandboarding to your buggy tour. You won't miss a single aspect of the desert, and the day will be unforgettable.  This experience is usually conducted in three different locations, Hajar, the Lehbab area, which is 50 kilometers away on the outskirts of Dubai, or the red dunes of Dubai. You'll also have the opportunity to visit a camel farm and take a short ride on these iconic desert animals. But that's not all. You can also go sandboarding with an expert guide across the dunes of the Dubai desert.

Dune buggy in Dubai desert

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Type 3: Desert Show After Buggy Tour

Immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience by going on a buggy tour in Dubai that includes camping in the desert and a mesmerizing dance show in the middle of nowhere. In addition to the buggy ride, there are numerous other activities you may take part in, such as getting a henna tattoo, riding a camel, visiting a typical desert camp, dressing up in Arabian attire for a picture session, or smoking sisha. This full-day tour promises to provide a wealth of new experiences, whether you're traveling alone, with a partner, or with family.

You can take in a breathtaking sunset and a belly dance or Tanura dance performance during the day. The tour's highlight, though, is a multi-course barbeque meal served outside beneath the stars that will undoubtedly revive you after a full day of discovery and adventure.

Dubai Desert Buggy Tour Costs

Depending on whether the tour only includes the buggy ride or includes extra activities like camel riding, dance performances, barbecue, sandboarding, and traditional dress-up with a photo opportunity, the price of a Dubai desert buggy tour can range from AED 500 to more than AED 600. That's between £110-£130 GBP.

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What to wear on a Buggy Tour in the Dubai Desert

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience on the Dubai desert buggy tour, it is important to dress appropriately according to the high temperatures, strong winds, and intense sunlight. Wearing comfortable clothing that covers your entire body is recommended, along with a hat or cap and sunglasses for protection. Additionally, it is crucial to wear closed and comfortable footwear. Don't forget your suncream.

What did you think of this guide to dune buggy tours in Dubai? If you have any queries or additional tips to add, be sure to leave a comment below. 

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About The Author

Robeena Brown is a travel blogger & destination expert living in the UAE and works for local tourism companies like Arabiers. If you have been looking forward to touring Dubai, getting a visa, extending stays and exploring the city, you can follow her on social media.

Jessica Ruth Gibson is the Founder and Editor of Travelista and an award-winning travel content creator of 10 years. She lives in York, UK with her son and has travelled to over 50 countries; her favourites being Italy, Canada and Vietnam.

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