Dine under the stars in true Arabian style on this desert dinner experience from Dubai. Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and head for the luxurious Al Sahra Desert Resort, nestled in the desert dunes. Be seated in the torch-lit outdoor and tented dining area and experience a magical evening of food, drink and Arabic entertainment. Savor a lavish buffet including sizzling kebabs from the barbecue and delicious shawarma (spit-roast meat wraps); and watch spellbinding displays from fire dancers, musicians, belly dancers and tannura dancers whirling dervishes under the night sky.
Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel. Board your air-conditioned minivan with your driver and head out of the city to the Al Sahra Desert Resort.
Set amongst sand dunes in the desert just outside Dubai, this Arabian fort-style resort boasts an outdoor camp complete with a Bedouin-style tent, lanterns, and softly lit low tables and cushions all ready for your dining experience.
When you arrive, savor the Arabian Nights atmosphere as you follow the torch-lit pathway to the luxurious dining area. Sip on a welcome drink and settle in for an evening of traditional Arabic entertainment complemented by a lavish international buffet and barbecue.
Feast on the tempting buffet selections including mezze, grilled fish, chicken and fresh salads, as well as kebabs sizzled up on the barbecue and shawarma from the shawarma station. Soda and water are included and alcoholic drinks (own expense) are available from the bar to accompany your meal. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
As you eat, enjoy a string of exciting Arabian and Emirati performances set to live Arabic drumming and music. See a brilliant fire dance and traditional Emirati hair dance where Emirati women swing their long hair from side to side to music. Then, as the stars come out and the desert night takes hold, enjoy hypnotic displays by spinning tannura dancers and belly dancers.
Once the show is over, linger a while over coffee before your journey back to Dubai. Your dinner experience ends with a hotel drop-off at around 10pm.