With desert safari becoming a major activity in Dubai, many desert safari providers are available who offer endless variations and timings. So, the duration of the safari depends upon the package you select. As there are morning, late afternoon or evening, and overnight safaris, the duration is different for each.
A morning desert safari lasts for around 4 to 5 hours, that is, from 8 or 8.30 when you are picked up to 12.30 in the afternoon when you are dropped back. The duration of the late afternoon or evening safari is longer and it lasts for around 6 to 7 hours. So, if you are picked up by 2.30 or 3.00 in the afternoon, you can expect the return by 9.30 at night. On the other hand, if you are picked up at 4 or 5 in the evening, you will be dropped back by midnight.
An overnight desert safari in Dubai lasts for longer hours, that is, you can explore the cast sand landscape for around 16 to 18 hours. The timings vary depending upon the time you are picked in the late afternoon or evening. Well, these all come under long hours of exploration. There are also desert safaris like self-drive dune buggy safari which is shorter in duration when compared to others as it does not include dining and entertainment. So, based on how much you are ready to pay, you can schedule your desert safari and enjoy the vast brown landscape for hours.