Abu Dhabi Desert Safari, Abu Dhabi - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Abu Dhabi): 112 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4-6 Hours

Place Location: In The Al Khaznah Desert Region

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 40 km from Al Ain and 112 km from Abu Dhabi, the Desert Safari Tours and other related activities are performed in the Al Khaznah desert region of Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most popular things to do in Abu Dhabi especially for adventure lovers.

Capturing a view of the sunset and the sunrise through the eternal sands of Abu Dhabi's deserts is an experience everyone must have once in their lifetime. After Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) at Al Dhafra, the breathtaking patch of dunes at Al Khaznah is quite popular for desert safari in Abu Dhabi. Long stretches of sand valleys combined with some huge dunes make it the best spot to try your hand at activities such as Dune Bashing, Quad Biking and Sand Boarding apart from the Safari tour in your SUV. Al Khaznah also offers the quintessential Bedouin life experience at Arabian Nights Village as well as Al Badeyah desert camp.

A typical Abu Dhabi desert safari comprises a host of enchanting activities in which one could savor a delicious meal on the sand dunes, witness some fine belly dance performances, revel in the thrill of the buggy rides or just take at the moment to experience the magnanimous desert as you feel more alive than ever! Desert Safari Tour and Dune Bashing activity are not recommended for those suffering from spine problems as well as for pregnant women.

There are myriad operators offering a wide range of tours to suit every traveler's needs. Some of the most popular options for desert safari in Abu Dhabi include Morning Safari, Evening Safari and Night Safari. Mornings are a wonderful time to head on a safari in the desert with the cool temperatures and wonderful shadows cast by the rising sun. For a quintessential magical desert sojourn, an evening safari is the best bet with its authentic feel of the desert environment. However, night time is the best hour to let the vastness and unadulterated beauty of the desert engulf your senses. Sleeping in your tent under the stars and waking up to a gorgeous desert sunrise is surely an unforgettable experience.

The desert is situated near the town of Al Khaznah, which lies between the city of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain oasis. To reach the desert region, it is advised to coordinate with your respective Desert Safari operator to arrange pickup and drop-off to and from your stay in Abu Dhabi. For those who are willing to reach the place all by themselves, you may rent a vehicle and drive to the desert region by traveling along the Al Ain Road. It would roughly take around 1-2 hours to reach the Al Khaznah desert from the city.

Timings: 9 AM - 12 PM for Morning Safari, 3 PM - 9 PM for Evening Safari & 3 PM - 9.30 AM for Night Safari

Entry: AED. 200 - 300 for Morning Safari & Evening Safari, AED. 1100 - 1200 for Night Safari (As per group size)