Picture the scene: the fiery sun settles behind the horizon, the intense desert heat begins to cool, the colossal yellow dunes shift into orange and red as the sun descends, the desert a vivid painting. Then, as the sun is finally eclipsed by the Earth and the day blackens, more stars than you’ve ever seen twinkle across the night sky.
That’s what we consider the best evening desert safari in Dubai. In fact, the desert is perhaps best seen as the day ends. No longer do you worry about the beating sun. Now, you can take in the sheer scale and beauty of the landscape.
Still not sure? Below we’re exploring the best desert safari in Dubai, including what’s involved and why the evening is the best time to venture into endless dunes and soft sands.
In this article:
- Why Everyone Should See the Desert at Night
- What Makes the Best Evening Desert Safari
- Ride camels
- Try falconry
- Marvel at the landscape
- Dine on an authentic Arabic BBQ
- Get mesmerized by the sky
- How to Book the Best Desert Safari in Dubai
Did you know that most of the stars we see in the night sky have Arabic names? It’s no accident. Early Arabic astronomers could gaze up at the desert sky and see every speck of light. It’s unlike anywhere else on Earth. Witnessing and experiencing the desert at night is a must-do activity for any Dubai tourist. Here’s why.
- Stargazing Paradise: The desert at night becomes a stargazer’s dream. Far from the city’s light pollution, it offers an unmatched opportunity to witness constellations, planets, and meteor showers in crystal-clear detail.
- Unique Wildlife Encounters: The best desert safari in Dubai provides a chance to observe nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Spot elusive creatures that come to life under the cover of darkness.
- Pleasant and Cooler Climate: Escape the scorching daytime heat and experience the desert as it transforms into a cooler, more comfortable environment when the sun sets.
- Rich Cultural Immersion: Nighttime safaris often feature traditional performances, such as belly dancing, Tanoura dance, and live music, as well as authentic local cuisine, offering a deep dive into Emirati culture.
- Spectacular Nighttime Photography: Capture the breathtaking landscape under the moon and stars. The best desert safari in Dubai creates a photographer’s paradise, with the silhouettes of dunes set against a starry backdrop.
- Unforgettable Memories and Bonding: Sharing the serene and mystical beauty of the desert at night with loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds through a shared, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Not sure what to expect as you venture out on a desert safari? Here at Go Trips DXB, we treat visitors to a truly incredible experience, showcasing the best the desert can offer. After a day of sandboarding and safari tours, you can expect a spectacular evening, including:
No animal is more symbolic of the desert than the camel. These beasts of burden saunter through the desert like no other, perfectly adapted to the heat. Watch as the sun sets beyond the horizon as you trek over the dunes on camelback.
Like something out of Indiana Jones or One Thousand and One Nights, it’s one of the most authentic ways to explore the shifting sands. Take in the scenery and relax as your camel takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime ride.
Falcons are a key part of Dubai’s rich history and culture. Known for their extreme speed, power, and agility, the Bedouins of the Arabian peninsula once used these formidable hunters to capture prey. Life may have changed, but the UAE’s love of falconry has not.
We’ll help you get up close and personal with these majestic birds. We’ll show you how to hold and interact with them and demonstrate the incredible skill and bond between the hunters and falcons.
After all, it wouldn’t be a safari without exploring some of the desert’s most fearsome creatures.
Nothing prepares you for the endless sea of sand – the desert stretching on and on toward the horizon. Its beauty is particularly stunning in the evening, as the yellow sand shifts into oranges and reds. Watch the shadows lengthen and stare in amazement at the mountainous dunes and unique landscape.
Food is precious in the desert. But on the best desert safari in Dubai, we ensure it’s plentiful. As you settle down into the soft sand for the evening, you’ll have a steady supply of fresh meats and vegetables ready at the buffet. And there are always seconds of your favorite dish.
You’ll also get the best of Arabian entertainment, including traditional performances like belly dancing and Bedouin spectacles.
Finally, as the fires dim and the entertainment ends, there’s one last surprise: the night sky. Out in the desert, there are no city lights hiding the full majesty of the Milky Way overhead. It’s not hard to see how the astronomers got a head start naming the heavens.
Look for adh Dhi’b (the Wolf), al-Murzim (the Herald), or the Darb ut-Tabanah (the Milky Road), where the name Milky Way is from.
Booking the best desert safari in Dubai is a breeze with Go Trips DXB, your trusted partner for an unforgettable Arabian adventure. With just a few simple clicks or a quick phone call, you can secure your spot for a mesmerizing journey under the stars. Here’s how:
- Visit the Website: Navigate to the Go Trips DXB website to explore safari packages, each crafted to offer unique and enchanting desert experiences.
- Make a Reservation: Book online or call the friendly Go Trips DXB team to reserve your spot once you’ve found your perfect safari. You’ll want to specify our evening desert safari which contains all the activities as part of the price.
- Prepare for Your Journey: After booking, you’ll receive confirmation with all the details you need to get ready for your adventure.
- Embark on Your Safari: On the day of your trip, Go Trips DXB will handle all the logistics, from transportation to entertainment, ensuring your desert safari is seamless and unforgettable.
Ready to witness the majestic Dubai desert under a starlit sky? Book your best desert safari in Dubai with Go Trips DXB today!