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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert | Dubai-Al Ain Road - Exit 50, Dubai 118887, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 809 8710
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area...

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.

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We went on desert safari with Platinum Heritage and I would not miss it for anything! You must plan to go with this group, you won't be sorry. About $300 USD for 2 of us and well... read more

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camnyc2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on desert safari with Platinum Heritage and I would not miss it for anything! You must plan to go with this group, you won't be sorry. About $300 USD for 2 of us and well worth it!

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Wolseley, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great experience doing the desert safari with a company called Arabian Adventures. Our driver Aziz was experienced and had a great sense of humour. We thoroughly enjoyed our safari, the food was good and dancers were excellent. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Dubai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was scared to take my 3 year old for this desert safari but she enjoyed a lot infact more than adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was amazing must vist this place i dont think the moring is good to vist because you not getting worth the money because u dont see the belly dances only in night plus to take a picture with bird is like 20dirum for like 1 picture

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tops the list when you are thinking of the top 10 things to do in Dubai. If you miss this then you Dubai visit is incomplete.Quad bikes are very much enjoyable. The four wheel drive in the desert sand is amazing. Its like a roller coaster ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aah.. Dubai this Desert is a surprise. Out Taxi Driver from Pakistan took us for a ride through desert and it is an experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i think if you visit Dubai, you have to visit the desert, DDCR is the best place to see the wildlife of the desert and how the country if working to protect it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a really nice driver, he cared for everything and we had lots of fun. The dune bashing was really an great experience. At the end of the day with a great view from a huge dune. Friday may be not the best day, the dessert is full and crowded. After sundown he drove us to a desser camp... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening riding the dunes, experiencing the fantastic show and great food.. the only disappointment was the litter on the dunes! Dubai is so clean but the dunes were a disgrace..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The desert areas surrounding Dubai are very beautiful and worth a visit. You may see Arabian Oryx, Gazelle, Desert Fox and a variety of birds and reptiles. Remember to travel with a group take plenty of water and know where you are at all times. Otherwise there are plenty of guided 4 WD tours including overnight camping. I am always... More 

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