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Explore the Dubai desert on a bike ride

Cycling in Al Qudra cycling track Dubai
Al Qudra Cycling Track is a popular destination among Dubai’s adventure seekers and fitness enthusiasts. With 86km of track and amazing views of the desert, you might catch a glimpse of local wildlife – including the Arabian oryx. The track is popular with both professional and novice riders alike, and is frequented by both individuals and groups of friends. Some say that the best time to ride is at sunrise, because the views and feeling of the morning breeze are unparalleled – but the sunsets are just as beautiful. Ensure you plan ahead, as this area has few taxis and much of the track is not illuminated after dark.

Conquer the dunes with top-rated tours

Arabian Adventures Dubai
There may be no better way to discover Dubai's sandscapes than with Arabian Adventures. Each of the tour operator's offerings can be further customised – from budget-friendly to luxurious and shared to private – so you can pick what suits your needs and be assured that a team of experts will take care of everything. The Desert Safari, the company's most popular experience, is available both in the mornings and evenings. For the ultimate adventure, however, book the all-inclusive overnight desert camping package.

Enjoy an eco-friendly desert dining experience

Relax on a hammock surrounded by the serene desert at Sonara Camp. Dine at the unique desert restaurant with an elaborate and delicious fine-dining menu, sided by live entertainment and ambient lighting. French chef Franck Sanna's carefully curated menu makes every dish a palatable experience with regional and western blends. Bestsellers include beef tacos, chicken shawarma, fusion lamb asador, black truffle and mushrooms risotto, and the mouthwatering dulce de leche pie.

Experience the natural and cultural heritage of the desert

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is one of the largest areas to be declared as a protected nature reserve by the government in the UAE. Covering 225 square kilometres, it takes up approximately five per cent of the total land in Dubai and is fenced off to shield the flora and fauna that naturally inhabit the area.
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