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UAE Desert Safari

Can anyone recommend a good tour operator based in the UAE - (Dubai) for desert safaris.

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You have several to choose from.

Arabian Adventures are the biggest and are the inbound tourism branch of Emirates Airlines.

Net Tours are another reasonable company, as are Orient Tours.

These companies all do safari drives. If you want self-drive you have to go to other companies such as 4x4 Desert Extreme, who are part of the Al Tayer Motors group (Land Rover & Ford agents for Dubai) or Off-Road Emirates.

Let me know if you want to find out more.

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Many thanks, have sent an email to your web address.
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I cant recommend this highly enough, we hired a car form Al Tayers hire car company last december, it was suposed to be a new disco but they ended up giving us a freelander, it only cost 40 odd quid a day. I have deleted my emails from them so dont have the contact anymore but get onto Al Tayers and they should sort you out.
We ended up going out to fosil rock near dubai then out to hatta with a couple of lads of the Land Rover Enthusiast forum and had a ball, the freelander suffered a bit from ground clearance, but served us well for a few days. The only thing I really wanted to do but missed out on was going to Liwa, but if your lucky Jon maybe able to give you a bit of a giuded tour out there.

Col Campbell

PS Jon congrats on the Pajero test article, there were some great photos from Sharky, especially getting recovered by Streaky in his disco.
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Col,

Thanks for the kind words! When are you back to the UK or have you already gone? Alex Chwetzoff asking me to try and get your E-Mail address, as he wanted to know if you needed any more info about the drive to the UK. Please drop me a note at the usual address.


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