Camping Adventure in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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From $463.30

52 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 20 hours

Departs: united arab emirates, united arab emirates

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Sherpa Camp is based in a ghaf tree forest, deep within the DDCR. Adventurers stay in private locations with our trailers positioned among the trees and dunes, but within easy access to our toilet and shower facilities.

Each camping trailer is equipped with a penthouse suite rooftop tent, outdoor sofa, firepit, fridge, barbeque and more!

Guests are transferred between their hotel and camp by a Sherpa Guide and once they enter the reserve, they enjoy a drive on our specially prepared off-road track to camp. Our guides provide unique insight into the natural flora and fauna.

Food and beverages (based on the chosen package) will be included in the guests’ camping fridge on arrival, while their bedding will also be ready in their tent.

An evening nature walk is optional, while on the morning of departure, participants are also invited to participate in a hawk walk to identify animal tracks that have appeared overnight. Each guest is invited to experience the thrill of flying our hawk.

What's Included

8kg firewood (additional quantities available on request for an extra fee)

Bathroom facilities on site


Bird of prey interaction / nature walk

Bottled water


Camping trailer with Roof Top Tent and/or additional sleeping accommodation for children

Coffee and/or Tea


Utensils, cooler, water, shower all in your trailer

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 64

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Beyond expectations
RuiDubai, 01-05-2022
Best camping experience ever! It's a superb feeling to be in such a vast and pristine part of the Dubai desert, with plenty of wildlife and vegetation almost untouched.

The camping facilities are superb, and the overall experience - we went as a group with other 10 families - was great.

I've totally surrended to the overall experience and will try to book it on every occasion when I have visitors from abroad.
Best Camping in UAE
jaynewW3806KU, 25-07-2022
An amazing trip that really makes you feel a million miles from the daily grind and the camp area is stunning. Even as a seasoned desert camper and vaguely experienced at desert driving, the trip is hugely informative, and our appreciation of the desert is much bigger still. The walkie talkies during the self-drive in are great as the team point out things you wouldn't normally notice and give general desert info and driving tips. If you don't have an appropriate off roader you can get to the camp with the Sand Sherpa vehicles. The trip is not about desert bashing, it's about respecting the desert, mastering desert driving and understanding conservation. The camp trailer is immensely comfortable and fun, we all had a great night's sleep and there's everything you need, even chairs table and a sofa! Just bring your bedding, food, drinks, (there's a fridge and drinking water in your trailer) and warm clothes if you go in January, it gets unbelievably cold at night! I gather you can now hire bedding and order food BBQ packages etc. if you really want to go all out and reduce the effort factor. We've noticed the facilities are always being improved, we've been about 3 times now and there's always some new investment in the site. A real toilet and hot showers during a desert camping trip are a revelation! Our daughter really loves this trip, it really captures her sense of adventure. There's a guided morning 'hawk walk,' guests get to fly the hawk and the evening scorpion hunt is particularly fascinating (and very safe!) The guys at Sand Sherpa really know their stuff and are experts in the flora and fauna of the desert. All in all, a great chilled out way to escape with friends sat round your private campfire with a glass of grape or hops knowing that your kids have got stuck into nature and thrashed around in the freedom of the desert.
teulab2018, 21-05-2022
Just the most magical, unforgettable experience for the whole family. The team are delightful & extremely knowledgeable and we saw all sorts of desert animals including the infamous scorpion. Book this, you won’t regret it.
Amazing Experience - Great Guides
Joss-and-Leanne, 08-05-2022
My wife and I chose to do the self driving camping experience. You can either use sand sherpa's vehicles or if you have a 4x4 drive your own. We drove our own car but the guide take you through how to drive in the dunes and communicate through-out via walkie-talkie. It felt like a real adventure.
During the drive we got to see lots of the wildlife which was great to see in their natural habitats.
Once you're in the DDCR you really feel like you've left the hustle and bustle of Dubai (it's only a 35min drive from downtown Dubai).
The camp and facilities are also really good and fully equipped. All ready and set up when you arrive.
On the evening you can go on a scorpion walk with one of the guides. Michael (our guide) was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the local wildlife and conservation.
In the morning we also went on a tracking walk and Michael brought along his hawk. Again we all had a great time and learnt a lot.

In summary:
The drive, the desert, the camping, the wildlife, the guides are what make this an un-missable activity. We are looking forward to coming back or doing one of the other Sand Sherpa activities.
Kathey B, 15-04-2022
We had an amazing night at Sand Sherpa camp. It’s our second visit. We love the night walk/scorpion spotting and looking for animal tracks in the morning with Michael and Rex, his hawk. We got up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes as a herd of oryx passed by. Can’t wait to visit again.

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