Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve: Ticket Price, How to Reach & More

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is one of the largest nature reserves in the United Arab Emirates. 

It covers an area of ​​225 square kilometers, or about 5 percent of the total area of ​​the Emirate of Dubai, and has been fenced off to protect the animals that live in it and the plants that grow on its land.

This reserve allows its visitors to explore the most wonderful landscapes and learn about the region and its history through the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort, or by participating in tour trips with specialized companies such as “Arabian Adventures”, “Lama Tours”, “Platinum Heritage” and “Alpha Tours”.

You can enjoy one of the desert excursions and adventures in the Dubai Desert Reserve, to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the emirate.

Some of them include safari, falconry, horse and camel riding, camping, sand skiing, and more.

Things To Do

Watching Animals

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

You can get away from the noise of the city and spend the most beautiful times quietly and watch this reserve, which includes more than 33 species of mammals and reptiles indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, on top of which is the endangered oryx.

You can also see more than 57 species of plants, 120 birds, and a variety of mammals and reptiles.

Al Maha Desert Resort

Al maha Resort

You can also see and visit the Al Maha Desert Resort overlooking the reserve, as it allows you to see a wonderful panoramic view of the depths of the charming dunes, desert landscapes in Dubai as well as being designed in the spirit of desert architecture that gives a feeling of warmth as well as an adventure where you can ride horses or camels as well as take safari trips Different cars for that.

You can spend a whole day enjoying the authentic Arabic flavor, whether it is a cup of tea or Arabic coffee with cardamom

Or ordering food and watching the resort’s various suites, between Bedouin and luxurious, designed in the Emirati style, which means they are suitable for all tastes.

Among the most beautiful and exciting activities inside are the areas for driving four-wheel-drive cars. Show us your skills if you are a fan of this sport! You can also rent horses with your friends, and how can you visit the Dubai reserve without practicing sand-skiing?

Places to visit Nearby

Rental Buggy Dubai

Rental Buggy Dubai

Rent a Buggy in Dubai and DuneBike Dubai will take you into the highest dunes of the regions. We take the idea of thirst for escapade which a tourist looks for and delivers the unforgettable options you can have by setting aside the daily routine.

It is time to leave all the stress back in the office. Pump up with excitement, wear your gloves, tie the laces and ride along with us.

Motocross Dubai

Motocross Dubai

Motocross, Enduro, and Dirtbike riding is for everybody possible. Kids, girls, and beginners can learn their first steps on a Dirtbike, as well advanced riders more difficult offroad skills.

During the season we are almost every day on a Motocross track or in the desert in Dubai for some Enduro riding, dunes bashing, or a desert ride. We can rent you professional riding equipment or you can bring your gear with you. As well you can use your bike or rent one of our fully Motocross competition Dirtbike /Motorbike.

Tickets Price

Currently, an entrance ticket to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) costs USD 133.00. Guided Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) tours start around USD 133.00 per person


dubai desert conservation reserve

Al Diwan

Enjoy elegant dining in our distinctive Al Diwan restaurant, open-air at the veranda, and admire the scenic reserve.

Hajar Terrace Bar

You can enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks at the bar while admiring the scenic reserve.


Open 24/7


The Dubai Reserve is located 50 miles from the heart of the city and the purpose of its establishment was to preserve a large number of animal and plant species within it to protect the ecosystem and the ecosystem inside it.

Hotels Nearby

Al Maha Resort

Al Maha

A 5-star desert resort and health club, and it are considered one of the best hotels in Dubai, as it directly overlooks the Dubai Reserve.

The hotel received excellent reviews in all respects. Read more.

St. Regis Dubai Resort Al Habtoor Polo

St. Regis Dubai Resort and Club, Al Habtoor Polo

A 5-star hotel and is considered one of the best hotels in the UAE, as it is 45 minutes away from the Dubai Desert Reserve by car.

The hotel got very good reviews for comfort, privacy, tranquility, cleanliness, and services. Read more.

Other information

  • The reserve was established in 2004 
  • It has become home to more than 50 species of plants, 120 species of birds, and 43 species of mammals and reptiles. 
  • The reserve is also part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature after it won international acclaim for its efforts to protect its nature and wildlife.
  • The total area of the reserve is about 87 square miles, and you can take a tour inside this reserve with the help of several Mentors.

How to Reach

Alternative transportation: GMC Yukon (luxury all-wheel drive), fee: AED 780 (one-way round trip); Reservation required

Estimated taxi fare: 350 AED (one way)

Questions & Answers

Is Dubai Desert Conservation accessible by metro?

No, the desert is quite far from the city and cannot be accessed by the metro.

What’s the best way to experience Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)?

The best ways to experience Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) are:

– Desert Safari Experience and Dubai Parks Ticket Combo
– Amazing Views Of Dubai Beautiful Desert By Hot Air Balloon From Dubai
– Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Heritage Activities from Dubai
– Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment

How much is a desert tour in Dubai?

250 AED | $68 PER PERSON.

How many deserts are in Dubai?

3 Deserts in UAE | Great Sandy Desert (Rub’ al Khali), Al Bayer.

Is Dubai built on a desert?

Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai’s landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country.