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Sunset Self-Drive Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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For the first time in the 20-year history of the gated 225-square-kilometre Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), visitors can enjoy a self-drive safari in our specially prepared Toyota Hilux Adventure overlanding vehicles through the unique area under the expert guidance of Sand Sherpa. For those who do not wish to drive themselves, a guide-driven safari can also be arranged.

The sunset adventure begins with a self-drive safari as we guide and instruct participants over hand-held radios and spot indigenous wildlife, including gazelle, oryx, monitor lizards and countless birds, and discover fox dens and natural phenomena. Adults and kids alike will learn all about the desert, its history and its inhabitants during this informative safari.

Upon arrival at Sherpa Camp, participants can explore the sands and enjoy a nature walk around the site. We have fully equipped bathroom facilities on-site and offer snacks and refreshments along the way. The experience is ideal for families with children. It is designed to teach participants more about the desert so that they can become familiar with considerate exploration that will equip them for lifelong discovery of the desert. 

Itinerary:
15:00 - 16:00: Pick-up from hotel (time will be confirmed directly with participants). (Pick-up and drop off services are offered to visitors only; UAE residents will be welcomed directly at the DDCR Margham Gate)
16:30: Arrival in DDCR
16:45 - 17:10: Briefing and instruction on reserve/off-road driving
17:10 - 18:00: Off-road drive to camp
18:00 - 19:00: Snacks will be served
19:00: Departure from camp*
*For participants choosing the optional dinner package, the meal will be served at 19:00 with departure from camp at 20:00. Click here to view the menu.

What's Included:
- Professional briefing at the entry to the desert
- 75-minute self-drive wildlife safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
- Snacks and water
- Bathroom facilities on site

Add on:
- Dinner package (set menu with options for beef, chicken, lamb or vegetarian meals)

Required:
- A valid UAE driving license or international driving license and the credit card used for booking to be shown to the guide at the time of pick-up for the experience. Please note that failure to present these documents will mean that the experience will be guided (vehicle operation and safari conducted by guide) rather than self-drive.
- Closed-toe shoes to be worn at all times by all participants

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  • UAE Residents' Package: AED2250 AED1,500 for two participants and AED250 AED100 per additional participant (maximum three people allowed per vehicle)
  • Visitors' Package: AED2250 AED1,800 for two participants and AED250 AED200 per additional participant (maximum three people allowed per vehicle) including pick-up and drop off from hotel/residence
  • Pick-up and drop off services are offered only to visitors; UAE residents will be welcomed directly at the DDCR Margham Gate
  • Following a briefing on desert driving etiquette, participants will drive a Sand Sherpa 4x4 through DDCR while spotting indigenous flora and fauna
  • After the safari, participants can enjoy snacks at the campsite
  • What's Included:

- Professional briefing at the entry to the desert
- 75-minute self-drive wildlife safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
- Snacks and water
- Bathroom facilities on site

  • Add on:

- Dinner package (set menu with options for beef, chicken, lamb or vegetarian meals) - AED300 per adult, AED150 per child. Click here to view the menu.

  • Required:

- A valid UAE driving license or international driving license and the credit card used for booking are to be presented to the guide at the time of pick-up for the experience. Please note that failure to present these documents will mean that the experience will be guided (vehicle operation and safari conducted by guide) rather than self-drive
- Closed-toe shoes to be worn at all times by all participants

  • For those who do not wish to drive themselves, a guide-driven safari can also be arranged.
  • Participants will sign a disclaimer and waiver of liability for the organiser in case of any accidents, injuries or death occurring during the experience. Click here to view.
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What's Included:

  • Pick-up and drop off services are offered only to visitors; UAE residents will be welcomed directly at the DDCR Margham Gate
  • Professional briefing at the entry to the desert
  • 75-minute self-drive wildlife safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Snacks and water
  • Bathroom facilities on site

Add on:

Required: 

  • A valid UAE driving license or international driving license and the credit card used for booking are to be presented to the guide at the time of pick-up for the experience. Please note that failure to present these documents will mean that the experience will be guided (vehicle operation and safari conducted by guide) rather than self-drive.
  • Closed-toe shoes to be worn at all times by all participants.

Terms & Conditions

  • Participants will sign a disclaimer and waiver of liability for the organiser in case of any accidents, injuries or death occurring during the experience. Click here to view.
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age.
  • In the event that damage is caused to the vehicle by the booking party, AED5,000 will be charged to the credit card used for booking, which is the excess applicable for insurance. 
  • Failure to follow instructions and abide by the rules of the reserve may result in the experience being suspended. A guide will assume control of the vehicle and may decide to proceed or return participants to their point of collection.
  • Food and beverages may not be consumed within the vehicles except for water provided as part of the experience. Snacks and other beverages are available at Sherpa Camp.
  • The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited during our experience and Sand Sherpa reserves the right not to allow our vehicles to be operated by those suspected to be under the influence.
  • A minimum of three individual bookings is required for the experience to take place.
  • The experience begins with collection at your designated collection point.
  • No pets are allowed to be carried within vehicles.
  • All vehicles should be standard as per the manufacturer or the organiser be advised of modifications that may affect the vehicle's behaviour off-road.
  • The organiser reserves the right to refuse participation in the event if the participant is deemed to be unprepared or is not cooperative with instruction and/or feedback.
  • Participants accept that driving off-road can be dangerous and that vehicles and their occupants are at risk when participating in desert experiences.
  • Safety is paramount and customers may choose whether or not to follow in the path of the lead vehicle.
  • Adherence to speed limits in the reserve is mandatory.
  • Convoy and tracks to be followed at all times.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside our vehicles.
  • Sand Sherpa reserves the right to reassign the date of the experience due to inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy

  • Bookings, once processed, cannot be cancelled.
  • Experience dates can be amended by getting in touch with our team at least 72 hours before the booking.
  • No refund will be made in case of cancellations or no-shows.

The allocated credit card will be blocked with the total amount of your booking while the booking request is confirmed with the Supplier and will only be charged upon successful confirmation.

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