When in the UAE, a desert safari in Abu Dhabi is indeed an activity that shouldn’t be missed. There is something magical about exploring the vast expanse of dunes and witnessing the spectacular sunset and sunrises in the desert. The fun and excitement is out of this world. A desert safari is an experience that will linger in your heart for years to come.
One of the most popular spots for desert safari is Al Khazanah. Tucked between Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain oasis, Al Khazanah offers a broad range of activities for the adventurous travelers including dune bashing, quad biking, and other adventure sports. Here you can enjoy the traditional Emirati life at Arabian Nights Village.
Best Time for Abu Dhabi Desert Safari
There is no perfect time to book. Travelers can take a desert safari tour at any time of day. Morning Abu Dhabi desert safaris are amazing. It is a perfect time to discover the beauty of the desert under the shadows of the rising sun. For a more magical experience, consider an evening safari – a time when you get to feel the authenticity of the desert environment. It is also a perfect time to enjoy stunning views of the sunset, take pictures and experience a night full of wonders at the Arabian Night Village. Another great option for those who have a keen interest in adventure is the overnight desert safari in Abu Dhabi.
Things to Do On a Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi
- Camel ride
- Camel farm visit
- Quad biking
- Dune bashing
- Camping under the stars
Arabian Nights Village – An Authentic Desert Retreat
Nestled among stunning dunes, Arabian Nights Village is an experience like no other. The village is designed for a purpose, which is to attract more visitors to experience the timeless beauty of the desert. And this it has done without fail. Millions of visitors troop into Abu Dhabi annually just to experience the authenticity of the village and also have a taste of traditional Bedouin life.
Arabian Nights Village boast four types of accommodation which include Bedouin tents (Bayt Al Shaaer), palm houses (Bayt Al Bahar), desert houses (Bayt Al Bar), and The Fort Tower (Al Manha). There is something for visitors of all types including families, couples, honeymooners and even solo travelers, thanks to the various desert activities to explore. These include camel trekking, dune bashing, quad bikes, and sand surfing just to name a few. Unfortunately, dune bashing is not available for kids aged 6 and below for safety and security reasons.
The village is open to visitors on a day tour or overnight trip. So no matter the time of the day, Arabian Nights Village is open for all. Keep in mind that you are in the middle of the desert, so there’s nothing like a store or shop. Be sure to pack all you need for the trip before leaving.Getting to the village is easier than you think. However, there are basically two transportation options. It is either you self-drive or book a transfer service. The latter is the most preferred option.