Travel Tips for Desert Safaris: Your Ultimate Guide

Endless sand dunes, golden sunsets, and a sense of boundless adventure – just a couple of reasons why travelers embark on a desert safari. The desert around Dubai, a city renowned for its opulence and extravagance, offers a great field for unique desert safaris. From the luxurious experiences to the exhilarating adventures, there’s a desert safari experience for every type of traveler. Here at 57 Safari, our number one priority is that our guests not only leave with a forever memorable experience but they feel safe and comfortable during their adventure.

In the following guide, we’ll delve into essential travel tips for desert safaris, covering everything from what to wear to safety precautions and recommended gear, ensuring your desert adventure with us is both memorable and safe.

Choosing the Right Safari: Luxury Desert Safari Dubai vs. Regular Tours

One of the most important things when it comes to visiting the desert is to choose the right type of desert safari for your preferences. If you’re seeking a lavish experience, we highly recommend you opt for a luxury desert safari in Dubai. These tours include private guides, gourmet meals, and exclusive experiences, providing a glimpse into the Bedouin way of life amidst the stunning desert landscape.

What to Wear: Dressing Appropriately for the Desert

One of the most important aspects of preparing for a desert safari is choosing the right outfit. The desert climate can be unforgiving, with high temperatures during the day and chilly nights.

Here are some clothing essentials:

Lightweight and Breathable Clothing

Opt for loose-fitting, light-colored clothes made from breathable fabrics like cotton. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants can protect your skin from the harsh sun.

Comfortable Footwear

Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes to protect your feet from the hot sand and potential rocky terrain. Avoid open-toed shoes or sandals.


A wide-brimmed hat or a scarf to cover your head and face can shield you from the sun’s intense rays.

Safety Precautions: Staying Safe During Your Desert Adventure

Safety is always a top priority at 57 Safari when embarking on a desert safari. Here are some precautions to keep in mind:

Stay Hydrated

The desert heat can quickly lead to dehydration. Carry enough supply of water and drink regularly to stay hydrated throughout the journey. The good news is that most of our Desert Safari Experiences include soft drinks and water for your adventure.

Sun Protection

Use a high-SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn. Sunglasses with UV protection and lip balm with SPF can also be beneficial.

Follow Guide Instructions

If you’re on a guided safari, listen carefully to the instructions provided by your guide. They are experienced professionals who know the desert terrain and can ensure your safety.

Emergency Essentials

Please never forget to carry any necessary medications. It’s also wise to inform your guide about any medical conditions or allergies you may have.

Recommended Gear: Enhancing Your Desert Safari Experience

To make the most of your desert safari adventure, consider packing the following gear:

  1. Camera: Capture the breathtaking desert landscapes and wildlife with a good camera. If you want to leave with high-quality memories, professional photos can be purchased in the camp of 57 Safari after your adventure.
  2. Portable Charger: Keep your devices charged to capture memories and stay connected. A portable charger can be a lifesaver in the desert where power outlets might be scarce.
  3. Light Jacket or Shawl: Evenings in the desert can get chilly, so carry a light jacket or shawl to keep warm after the sun sets in case you stay in the desert overnight.

Book your Desert Adventure with 57 Safari

Dubai’s desert safaris offer an enchanting blend of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty. Whether you’re embarking on a Private Desert Adventure with a Heritage Touch or a Night Safari, following these travel tips ensures you’re well-prepared for the experience. By dressing appropriately, adhering to safety precautions, and packing the right gear, you can truly enjoy the magic of the desert.

So, gear up, stay safe, and get ready to book an unforgettable desert safari adventure with 57 Safari!