The Complete Guide to Self-Drive Adventures in Desert Safari

Dubai Self Drive

If you are currently low on budget and would like to explore deserts in Dubai but are not finding any suitable options, you can always opt for the Dubai Self Drive safari tour. It’s a budget-friendly way to discover the desert, where you can drive your vehicle, check out the region’s hidden beauty, and learn about the region’s rich culture.

Try 4×4 dune bashing with your group, or hop on a quad bike and see how far the desert stretches. If you are not that much into adventure, you can try camel riding and photoshoots around the evening and capture the most beautiful desert scenes on your camera. After you are done with your safari activities, you can head down to the campsite to relax and enjoy refreshments. You can also see some stunning folk dance performances later, and you get to savor a delicious BBQ dinner to end your visit.

Prepare yourselves for the adventure of a lifetime on a self-drive Dubai safari trip. Let’s read more about it in a little more detail.

What to Expect on a Dubai Self-Drive Safari Tour?

On a self-drive safari tour, you arrive at the desert location in your vehicle or conveyance that you have arranged at your own expense. After arriving at the desert, you can park at the VIP car parking facility and head to the camping facility, where you can relax or prepare for your first adventure, the 4×4 dune bashing.

The dune-bashing ride lasts for approximately 25-30 minutes. After that, you return to the campsite and prepare for the next activity, which can be camel riding or sandboarding. You can also book quad bike rides for additional charges if you want to. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the best desert shots and witness the sunset views around this time.

As the night approaches, you can return to the camping facility, where the festivities begin with traditional dance and fire shows. You end the tour with a delicious BBQ dinner before you head back to the city in your vehicle.

Some Things Points to Remember for Dubai Self-Drive Safari

The issue of safety on the self-drive safari tour is very critical. The guides will give you a brief safety orientation and some protective gear to help you avoid injuries during the ride.

Remember to wear suitable and relaxing clothes that will not only protect you from intense desert heat but also keep you comfortable throughout the ride.

Choosing loose-fitting clothes and closed-toe shoes will be an appropriate decision to guarantee comfort and ease of movement during the tour. In addition, you should take a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to be more protected from the sun.

Travelers must consider additional factors to ensure a successful Desert Safari Self-Drive Tour. First of all, the needs of a traveler should be defined. This experience may require physical activity, so participants should be at a medium fitness level.

Moreover, the weather conditions should be understood before going on the tour. A reliable weather forecast is necessary to enjoy this adventure in the desert. If there is a sandstorm or rain prediction we may have to cancel it entirely.

Pricing Details of Self-Drive Safari Packages

Pricing Details of Self-Drive Safari Packages

There are some Interesting Packages For The Desert Safari Self Drive tour that you can book in Dubai. Here are the details.

Self-Drive VIP Ride

Self-drive VIP ride is a basic safari package where you arrive in your vehicle in the desert and try all the exciting activities offered.

  • Price: 99 AED
  • Duration: 6 hours

Self-Drive Desert Ride+ Quad Bike ATV

This is similar to the previous package but with the addition of Quad bike ATV rides for 30-40 minutes.

  • Price: 149 AED
  • Duration: 6 hours

Self Drive Desert VIP Safari+ ATV

Book this package if you want a more premium and private safari experience for you and your group. Here, you will have a private camping facility and a personal guide that will only tend to you and your group, along with table dining and sofa seating. You can customize your BBQ dinner menu and select the items you want.

  • Price: 199 AED
  • Duration: 6 hours


Dubai Desert Safari Tours offers adrenaline junkies an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. You will surely enjoy exploring deserts and creating new memorable moments with your friends and loved ones. The Self-drive safari is cheaper than other packages, so we recommend this if you are short on budget. You won’t be disappointed. 

Bilal Mohsin

Bilal Mohsin

Senior Content Writer at Desert Planet Tourism LLC
Bilal Mohsin, an accomplished writer, has crafted over 1000 articles that delve into the realms of travel, Tourism, lifestyle, education, and pets. His captivating narratives transport readers to far-off destinations, inspire them to embrace a fulfilling lifestyle, equip them with personal and academic growth knowledge, and celebrate the bond between humans and their beloved pets. Bilal's concise and evocative writing style leaves a lasting impression on his audience, making him a trusted source of inspiration and expertise.
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