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Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari

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Overview
Roar through the desert in your modified Jeep Wrangler and negotiate the dunes on an exciting 5.5-hour self-drive desert safari from Dubai. This is a pure driving experience that is safe for the whole family. While following your guide in his own jeep and listening to his instructions on the supplied walkie-talkie you will learn to bash the dunes, drift, traverse sandy terrain, and conquer the high dunes of Fossil Rock just as the sun begins to set over the UAE. We supply professional photos of your experience at no cost. You will see wild life and enjoy stunning views as you go. Upgrade to allow two people to drive, if you wish. We stay away from the regular safari camps and the touristy gimmicks and focus on the pure excitement of the drive.
Highlights
  • Drive your own 4WD on a desert tour from Dubai with up to three passengers
  • Conquer dunes and climb Fossil Rock at the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler
  • Suits all driver levels, with instructions, walkie-talkie, and guided convoy
  • Price per 4WD vehicle, with a driver and passengers, or upgrade for two drivers
What to Expect
Book your desired option, depart your central Dubai hotel with your guide, and board your climate-controlled Jeep Wrangler with you or your other nominated driver (depending on option selected) at the wheel. Then, receive instructions and a walkie-talkie before leaving Dubai in a guide-led convoy. After the journey along blacktop roads, arrive at a desert base and deflate your tires to the right pressures for driving on sand. Hit the desert and follow your guide vehicle first over low dunes. Then, pick up speed and enjoy climbing and dropping down ever steeper and higher slopes. Stop for photos and watch for wildlife, and if you’ve upgraded to the 2-driver option, take turns at the wheel. Lastly, ascend the high dune at Fossil Rock to view the sunset and tackle a final driving challenge before driving your Jeep back to Dubai, where your experience ends at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our hotel pickup time is 12:10 sharp at any and all Dubai Area hotels
Departure Time
12:10 PM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Concludes at your centrally located Dubai hotel
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of air-conditioned 4x4 Jeep Wrangler
  • Fuel
  • Use of walkie-talkie and safety equipment
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The main driver must be at least 25 or over. 21-24 can drive once in the desert
  • Important information:
  • Copy of your passport, drivers licence will need to be emailed to the supplier upon completion of the booking. Additional documentation will also be required and will be confirmed by your local service provider.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hoping to be back soon for a family trip and a 2 or 3 day stay, our guide was hands on, did not stress.
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Absolutely brilliant day out in the dunes with desert ranger David. He teaches you how to tackle the dunes, and then throws you right into the deep end. Great fun and a serious hit of adrenaline to kick off the new year. Couldn’t recommend enough
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating. We are always working hard to make sure the experience exceeds all expectations.
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It was much better than I expected. I and my family loved it. There was much more adventure, adrenaline and excitement than I thought was going to be. It completely fulfilled my desire to drive in the desert for one day. It is worth every penny. David and his excellent,
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 3 weeks ago
Happy to hear we exceeded all of your expectations and even better your whole family enjoyed their experience with the You Drive Desert Experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings and rating us excellent.
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This is the number one thing to do in Dubai! Fabulous day out...picked up promptly from our hotel by David, great staff at the office, clear professional instructions. Lived in Dubai 22 years ago, first trip back (it's changed a little bit!), so this was a must for us to enjoy
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating. We had a great time with you and your boys and hope it's just the beginning for them.
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Wonderfull day driving myself a Jeep Wrangler JKu V6 lifted in the sand dunes following a very qualified leader. If you have never experienced 4X4 in the desert try that. Fun and adrenaline !!!
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Response from Travis B, Owner at Dubai Self-Drive 4WD Desert and Dune Bash Safari
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing the You Drive Desert Experience
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About the operator
By: OffRoad-Zone
758 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
IngeMichiels
10
Absolute fun, ended all too quickly!
Hoping to be back soon for a family trip and a 2 or 3 day stay, our guide was hands on, did not stress.
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849charas
10
Dessert off-road self drive
It was amazing! The tour was an experience for me. Very professional and Kevin was very very helpful! Thank you
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martinsL6547DZ
21
Great fun for family and visitors
The tour and guide Kevin was great. We were lucky and were the only customers on that day and had a lot of
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Jamie I
20
Desert Ranger David
Absolutely brilliant day out in the dunes with desert ranger David. He teaches you how to tackle the dunes, and
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oliverf530
30
If you’re into cars, don’t miss this experience
If you always wondered what it’s like to surf sand dunes in a Jeep, this is your chance to find out. Perfectly
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rifat82
London, United Kingdom
20
Best desert experience ever...
It was much better than I expected. I and my family loved it. There was much more adventure, adrenaline and
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DDMR2468
10
A must if you want the real Desert drive experience
This is the number one thing to do in Dubai! Fabulous day out...picked up promptly from our hotel by David, great
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Fortier45
Orleans, California
20
Jeep
Wonderfull day driving myself a Jeep Wrangler JKu V6 lifted in the sand dunes following a very qualified leader.
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Kuckuck
Näfels
10
Fun day...
We had an amazing day and had so much fun in the dunes! Since there were no other guests we had a private tour!
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FioletR
10
Off Road Zone Dubai
Our off road trip was amazing. Real off roading in the desert. David was a very nice and experienced guide.
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854DP
Wellington, New Zealand
1801455
Brilliant brilliant brilliant
Kevin took our group which was basically him leading with us and one other car taking it in turns following. We
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philippedP7682EK
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
378
Wonderful experience
I really had a blasting experience in the desert for a good 2 hours following the tracks and the advises of Kevin
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Jacqueline D
10
Amazing experience
The trip with offroad zone was really great fun! Our guide Kevin explained everything very well. It was an
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LeszekB5
Wroclaw, Poland
2313
Incredible desert ride
I was looking for self drive safari in Dubai and i found offroad zone. I also like Jeep very much and that’s why
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K_S_Bradley1
10
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Kevin our guide was brilliant and communications from the admin team were perfect. We were picked up right on time
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Key Details
  • OffRoad-Zone
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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