A buggy tour in the desert of Dubai is one of the most demanded experiences for visitors who come to this exotic place. There is no better way to get to know the Rub al-Jali, one of the largest deserts in the world, and tour its dunes, while escaping the hustle and bustle of this great city.
This type of excursion, which can be done either in a group or alone, lasts between 3 and 6 hours, although the actual driving time of the buggy is barely an hour. If you want to know more details be sure to read on. And if you are looking for alternative plans be sure to read this article on what to see and do in Dubai which details a wide range of activities. Come on!
Option 1: Tour the Dubai desert by buggy
Have you ever imagined yourself doing a buggy tour? If you have imagined, I propose you an even better proposal, to do it in the desert of Dubai. That is an unimaginable experience in which you will feel like an explorer touring the sand dunes and going into a limitless adventure in a buggy of 800 cubic centimeters in which you will explore the valleys and peaks of this beautiful desert landscape.
In addition, you will be able to take a refreshment break to lower your adrenaline and, on certain tours, there is also the possibility of ending with a barbecue dinner to regain strength after the intense tour.
Regarding the duration of the tour, the morning experience usually lasts 3 hours from hotel pick-up time, while the afternoon experience with barbecue is around 6 hours. The pick-up time is usually quite early, 7 am or 3 pm in the afternoon.
Price... from 50€.
Duration... between 3 and 6 hours depending on whether or not barbecue is included.
Option 2: complete experience with buggy tour, camel ride and sand boarding
If you are looking to disconnect from the big city while having the most complete experience possible, to the buggy tour you can add a camel ride and a sandboarding experience. Yes, just as you are reading. You will not miss any secret of the desert and you will spend an unforgettable day! I'll give you all the details. But first do not hesitate to read the post Dubai by camel that will be very very useful before doing this tour.
This tour can take place in various areas such as the red dunes of the desert around the city of Dubai, the Lehbab area, located about 50 kilometers from Dubai or Hajar. In addition, this type of excursion includes the possibility to visit a camel farm and enjoy a short ride on this mythical and popular desert animal.
And, as if that were not enough, you can also surf the dunes of the Dubai desert in sandboarding, a kind of surfboard to glide over the dunes, where an expert will guide you during the tour. And if you want to know other alternatives in the desert be sure to read this post about other excursions to the desert of Dubai.
Price... from 150€.
Duration... 6 - 7 hours.
Option 3: Delight yourself with a desert show after your buggy tour
Have you ever imagined the possibility of camping in the desert and enjoying a dance show in the middle of nowhere? In Dubai you will have the opportunity with this buggy tour where you can also enjoy other experiences such as getting a henna tattoo, admire a beautiful sunset, take a camel ride, live the experience of being in a typical desert camp or even dress up in Arabian clothes and take a photo book or smoke a sisha. A full day of new experiences whether you go alone, as a couple or family!
In this marathon and unique day you can also enjoy a belly dance show or a typical dance of the area known under the name of Tanura dance. But the best thing about this tour is that while you enjoy the show you can recharge your batteries while enjoying a tasty barbecue with multiple dishes under the starry sky. Which, believe it or not, taste much better in this scenario and, above all, after all the adrenaline invested in the buggy ride and after having lived so many new experiences in just one day.
And if this excursion is not enough for you, don't forget to read the post excursions with dinner and show in the desert of Dubai and look for the most complete option.
Price... from 180€.
Duration... 6 hours.
How much does a desert buggy tour in Dubai cost?
The Dubai desert buggy tour has a very variable price range that can go from 50€ to over 400€ depending on whether it is limited to just the buggy ride or you can also enjoy other added experiences such as a short camel ride, watch a dance show, enjoy a barbecue, enjoy a sandboarding experience or have the possibility to dress up in typical clothes and have a photo book.
Why is it advisable to take a buggy tour in the desert of Dubai?
On your trip to Dubai it is essential that you take advantage of one of the days to make a buggy tour in the desert of Dubai because you will leave the bustle of the big city and live an experience full of novelties, you will witness unique landscapes and you will be able to take some dreamlike pictures. In addition, you can enjoy various experiences such as enjoying a dance show, being in a camp in the desert or see the vastness of the sky.
Undoubtedly, I recommend that if you do a buggy tour in Dubai you do it in the most complete way possible to live all possible experiences.
What are the advantages of taking a guided desert buggy tour in Dubai?
This type of excursion is essential to do it with an expert guide to accompany you both in driving and location, since, as you can imagine, it is paramount not to get lost. In fact, there is no other option for this type of excursion. In addition, the guide will give you all kinds of details along the itinerary.
What clothes should you wear on a buggy tour in the desert of Dubai?
Due to the incessant sun, high temperatures and possible winds, it is essential that you wear comfortable clothes that cover your entire body during your buggy excursion to the desert of Dubai. In addition, it is advisable to wear a cap, hat or cap and sunglasses. And, on the other hand, footwear is also a very important factor to take into account as it should be covered and comfortable.
What is the worst time to take a desert buggy tour in Dubai?
Undoubtedly, the worst time to take a buggy tour of the Dubai desert is in the summer months because of the extreme heat. Likewise, December and January are also not suitable months to go because it is high season and there is more tourism, so the prices of tours to the desert of Dubai can be higher at the time that the tours are more saturated.
Regarding the day of the week it is always more appropriate to do it in the central days as there is not so much demand. On the other hand, the best time of the day is at sunset and sunset because you have the opportunity to see both the sunset and the starry sky and both experiences are truly unique. Do not hesitate to go with your camera! You will be the envy of all who see it.
What is the climate in the Dubai desert?
The weather in the desert of Dubai is characterized by being quite extreme. As you can imagine the climate is desert and it practically never rains. In addition, there are quite significant temperature variations between day and night so it is interesting to wear a vest or jacket to not suffer so much contrast in temperature, especially if you are going to spend the night in the desert of Dubai.
The summer season is characterized by very high temperatures, with an average of 30º C at night and 40º C during the day. In addition, there is high humidity and gusts of wind are common. On the other hand, winter temperatures drop to 20 - 25 ºC on average. Even so, and so that you have more details about it be sure to read the article best time to travel to Dubai and you will know all the details.
Recommendations when taking a buggy tour in the Dubai desert
Few people have done a buggy tour and those who have done so have not enjoyed this experience in an area as authentic as the desert of Dubai. When doing this tour it is advisable to follow a series of recommendations that I indicate below but, on the other hand, be sure to read the post tips for visiting the desert of Dubai and you will have the most complete guide for your trip.
There are people who take a biodramine pill before this trip to avoid getting dizzy after the abrupt driving and thus be able to continue enjoying the day.
- It is advisable to carry water.
- Wear comfortable and closed shoes.
- Wear comfortable and light clothing.
- It is advisable to wear sunglasses and a hat or cap.
- Sometimes, it is also recommended to wear protective gloves.
- It is very important to use sunscreen both before and during the excursion.
- Backpacks or large bags are not allowed.
- If you carry a camera or electronic devices, it is essential that you put them in a bag so that they are not damaged by the sand.
The vehicles on these types of tours are very safe and are equipped with bars and special seats to increase the safety of the drivers. Even so, you should not let your guard down.