Dubai is one of the world’s most impressive urban landscapes, unbelievably built in the middle of the desert. Dubai Desert is a great attraction in its own right, and offers plenty for visitors to explore throughout the year, whether looking for indoor or outdoor attractions.
Exploring Dubai Desert
This stunning desert surrounds the city of Dubai, and is characterised by wide expanses of sands and captivating dunes. One of the most popular ways to explore the desert is by safari. These expeditions to Dubai Desert can be booked throughout the day. Morning safaris are ideal for visitors with a busy sightseeing schedule, but evening safaris offer the most memorable views and the best photographs.
In addition to seeing the sunset illuminate the sky, evening safaris in Dubai Desert may also include dinner, belly dancing and the traditional shisha pipe. You may also be able to book an overnight desert safari, during which travellers will be able to sleep under the Arabian sky after an al fresco dinner and return to Dubai the following morning.
An alternative way to explore Dubai Desert is from above. Book a hot air balloon tour and enjoy a bird’s eye view of this inspiring sandy landscape.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
To learn more about the desert and its natural environment, visit the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This organisation is dedicated to preserving the desert’s biodiversity, and guided tours can be booked with approved operators.