Dubai Desert Holidays from Ireland
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate and situated on the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf. The Dubai Desert sprawls over the Sahara and is certainly not the desolate wasteland of sand one might imagine it to be. Quite the contrary!
Dubai Desert encroaches upon the fringes of Dubai City and is as much a part of Dubai as the newly constructed skyscrapers and wondrous Palm Island or Burj Khalifa The region experiences extremely hot and humid conditions virtually year round. The desert is home to some unique flora and fauna and an ongoing conservation programme is dedicated to its preservation.
These days, Dubai Holidays in the Desert are synonymous with Jeep safaris, midnight picnics in the sand whilst gazing at the immense starry skies above, or bumpy camel rides over the neverending dunes. Thrill-seekers will adore the jostling drive in a 4 x 4 where the enormous sand dunes rise like monumental cliff-faces, but the adventurous jeep drivers scale the dunes with ease. Climb aboard a "ship of the desert" and enjoy a camel's view of the undulating terrain where the mighty Sahara extends as far as the eye can see. Relax on a cosy rug and eat delicious barbecued food on a romantic picnic. Then, enjoy a traditional belly dancing routine or go local and have your palm painted with henna! You will definitely find your own little private oasis on a Dubai Desert holiday.
During the month of Ramadan (27th May to 25th June 2017) locals will fast during the day. As such, services in all hotels will be restricted from sunrise to sunset, including food, drink and entertainment. Tourists are asked to dress modestly and avoid eating and drinking in public areas. Speak to our travel consultants for more information.
Dubai Desert Airport Transfers & Weather
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
There are frequent buses connecting the airport to Dubai city centre. The journey takes about an hour, and costs about €1 per one way ticket.
There is also a convenient underground metro into the city. The red line metro will take you into Dubai city centre and costs about €1. The journey would take approximately 40 minutes.
A private transfer would cost about €25 and take 25 minutes to reach the city centre from the airport.