Day trip

Sunrise Desert Dunes & Wildlife Experience

Sunrise Desert Dunes & Wildlife Experience

From $102.85 per person

Watch the desert come alive in the early morning hours on a dune drive and visit to Al Qudra Lakes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal) Pick up from your Hotel lobby
Private group


  • Get your perfect sunrise photo
  • See the Arabian Oryx at a feeding station
  • Visit Al Qudra Lake
Full description
Experience the desert as the sun rises, at its most mystical and tranquil, and enjoy a dune drive. Watch the desert come alive as your driver takes you on a dune drive. After roaming the desert, drive to watch the protected indigenous wildlife such as the Desert Gazelle and Arabian Oryx. Then take a quick drive to the Al Qudra Lakes part of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Across the lakes at Al Qudra, enjoy a picnic or a leisurely ride. Take in Dubai’s beautiful desert sunrise with a waterfront view and spot some local wildlife.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in a private vehicle
  • Sunrise photo stop
  • Dune drive
  • Light refreshments (coffee, water, soft drink)
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Sandboarding
  • English-speaking driver
  • Stop at Arabian Oryx feeding station
  • Visit to Al Qudra Lake
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • Departure time is between approximately 4 AM - 4:30 AM
  • On a foggy/hazy day the sunrise may not be clear
  • Children aged 5 years and under are not allowed to join the tour
  • Spotting wildlife is not guaranteed
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius, it is recommended to take adequate precautions
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 3 – 4 hours, but the driving time from Dubai may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We wanted to discover the desert on the natural side, at a good time (24 degrees in August!), Take the breakfast with the sunrise and we were delighted! I therefore recommend: discovering the flora and fauna with Orient Tour. Thanks to Mustapha our guide who led us, explained, showed us gazelles, oryx and lots of bird species! Prepare oriental coffee and tea with assorted sweets at sunrise on a dune. It was just magic! We had all our senses awakened. Frankly, discovering Dubai off the beaten track is worth the detour! We recommend!

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August 12, 2021

Javid was great and very knowledgeable! Thank you for the amazing pictures and experience!

June 11, 2021

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