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You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience

Rated top 7 outdoor experience in the UAE on TripAdvisor.com

Offroad-Zone’s You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience is a must do in Dubai. It is NOT a desert safari where you sit as a passenger at the mercy of a driver you just met. Instead, it is You Driving a modified Jeep Wrangler in convoy, crossing the scenic desert dunes in the UAE following an experienced lead 4×4.

There is no better way to enjoy the majesty of the desert!  The You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience is one the most unique thrilling adventures, in the safety of a modified new Jeep Wrangler with a full roll cage and other safety  features. The You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience can be enjoyed with the following options:

The Perfect Half Day-Trip!

Our most popular trip which includes full instruction, convoy leader, walkie-talkies, modified 4x4s, fuel, safety equipment, water and a desert crossing

  • Time: About a 5.5 hours start to finish – at least 2 hours of driving in the desert
  • Who can attend: Each vehicle can take 1 drive and 3 passengers free of charge
  • Cost: AED 1,400 with one driver and an additional AED 200 for 1 additional driver
  • What will you do: Drive to desert in convoy, deflate tyres, learn techniques, cross dunes, stop take pictures, get unstuck, stay with group, experience one of the best days ever
  • Where will we go: Scenic desert away from all safaris and campsites
  • Is it Ideal for families: Absolutely, but kids must be older than 4 for safety reasons.

By the end of the drive, you will gain confidence and will feel like a seasoned pro having learned specific techniques to help you navigate in the desert.

Overnight camp - 2 days 1 night!

You will experience everything in our Perfect Day-Trip along with a fabulous award winning Arabic BBQ at sunset and then get ready to see the Heavens come alive right before your eyes as darkness falls on the UAE. We provide all the camping gear, tents, etc… all you need to bring is your personal hygiene items. A hot breakfast the next morning will be provided and then it’s more dune exploring until late afternoon. (Must have min 2 4×4 bookings

  • Time: About a 20 hours start to finish – at least 9 hours of driving in the desert
  • What’s included: Instruction, convoy leader, modified 4×4, fuel, safety equipment, water, BBQ dinner, breakfast and lunch, camping gear, sleeping bag, campfire
  • Who can attend: Each vehicle can take up to 4 persons
  • Cost: AED 4,500 for 1 person and AED 600 for each passenger. There is no charge for 1 additional driver
  • What will you do: Drive to desert in convoy, deflate tyres, learn techniques, cross dunes, stop take pictures, get unstuck, stay with group, find a campsite, set camp, enjoy campfire, climb dunes, enjoy catered BBQ, sleep in the desert, enjoy camp breakfast, drive more, stop for lunch, have one of you best trips ever
  • Where will we go: Scenic desert away from all safaris and campsites, will cross 2 large mountain ranges
  • Is it Ideal for families: Absolutely, but kids must be older than 4 for safety reasons.
  • By the end of the drive, you will have gained the confidence and learned the techniques to feel like a seasoned pro having learned specific skills only the pros know. When you wake up the next day we break camp, eat a well prepared hot breakfast, and then on to more challenging and bigger dunes until lunch time where we refuel our bodies and our jeeps, inflate our tires and head back to OffRoad-Zone for a debriefing and 4×4 inspection.
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS CAMPING EXPERIENCE:

This is the ultimate experience designed for those who love the extreme. This combines the “You Drive” and the 2 day experience but to the extreme as we move from the smaller dunes to the world’s largest dunes traversing through the most beautiful desert terrain on the planet. Through the sands, under the stars, and around the fire, this is an experience you will be talking about the rest of your life (Minimum 2 4×4 bookings).

  • Time: About a 48 hours start to finish – at least 16 hours of driving in the desert
  • What’s included: Instruction, convoy leader, modified 4×4, fuel, safety equipment, water, BBQ dinner, breakfast and lunch, camping gear, sleeping bag, campfire
  • Who can attend: Each vehicle can take up to 4 persons
  • Cost: AED 7,500 for 1 person and AED 850 additional person. Everyone who qualifies is welcome to drive at no extra cost.
Team building full day
  • Tailor made team building experience
  • Accommodate drivers and non-drivers
  • Instructional video and brief can be performed at the office
  • Divide staff into teams – 4 to 5 per vehicle
  • Team building starts immediately with prizes for the best driver and best team
  • Theme will be survival through teamwork and learning
  • Team building activity during the drive to the desert, which can include questions on how well you know your colleagues
  • Other team building games throughout the day include Deflating of tyres, getting vehicle unstuck, setting camp and other activities tailored for your company
  • Evening can end at a remote desert location with a catered BBQ – one of the best in the UAE
  • Cost range AED 600-1500 per person
Large groups and custom events
  • Can be custom drives 1 day with BBQ or full 5 day crossing
  • Trips can include crossing all 7 UAE Emirates with OffRoad-Zone
  • Crossing Liwa –
  • Can include hotel or camp out
  • Full catering
  • Recent trips include Jeep Employee Award for Europe of 50 staff – video
  • Polish team –
  • You may also book private experiences for your family or group.
Click here to book a You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience

3 You Drive Packages Available

Half Day
$Package 1
  • Jeep Rental with equipment
    1,400 AED Includes One Driver
  • Number of Passengers 1
    No Cost
  • Number of Passengers 2
    No Cost
  • Number of Passengers 3
    No Cost
  • Addition Drivers
    Cost Per Shared Driving AED 200
2 Days and 1 Night
$Package 2
  • Jeep Rental with equipment
    4,500 AED
  • Number of Passengers 1
    5,100 AED
  • Number of Passengers 2
    5,700 AED
  • Number of Passengers 3
    6,300 AED
  • Addition Drivers
    No Charge
3 Days and 2 Nights
$Package 3
  • Jeep Rental with equipment
    7,500 AED
  • Number of Passengers 1
    8,350 AED
  • Number of Passengers 2
    9,200 AED
  • Number of Passengers 3
    10,050 AED
  • Addition Drivers
    No Charge

More About the You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience

The most unique way to enjoy the beautiful deserts of the UAE along with the adrenaline rush of You Driving a fully modified 4 X 4 Jeep Wrangler through the dunes. The You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience is ideal for those seeking real driving adventure or those with families with no desert driving experience as you will be lead in the desert, in convoy, by one of our fully trained and professional guides.

Your experience will start with a detailed safety brief, with your guide explaining how the 4×4 system in your modified works, various safety aspects of the driving and desert driving tips which you will learn to use during the drive. You will drive towards the desert in convoy and receive additional instructions along the way through walkie- talkies and as you deflate your tyres before entering the desert. Once you are ready to enter the desert you will learn and practice various driving and safety techniques that will help you stay on top of the sand, avoid getting stuck all while having a memorable and safe driving experience.

What Can You Expect

The You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience will be technical and not at high speeds. The best way to learn to drive in the desert is to feel your vehicle and respond to the conditions.

We stay away from the camp areas and safari trails to give you the best experience in the most beautiful scenic spots of the UAE. Each driver will receive personal instruction, driving tips, and learn the techniques required to have a safe and educational experience.

By the end of the You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience you will have gained the confidence skills to feel like a seasoned pro. The You Drive 4×4 Desert Driving Experience is the perfect way to spend quality time with family, friends, or co-workers, as you experience what many have said is the best time they have ever had in Dubai

All our You Drive 4×4 Desert Experiences  include

  • A fully modified 4 X 4 which includes lifted suspension, upgraded wheels and tyres and much more
  • All the necessary fuel for the trip
  • Safety equipment including tow rope, tyre deflator, first aid kit and much more
  • Safety instruction and convoy leader throughout the drive
  • Convoy leader has additional safety equipment such as a winch, air compressor etc
  • Walkie-talkie in each vehicle
  • Water

What do you need to bring to the You Drive 4×4 Desert Experience:

All you need to bring is a Valid UAE or International driver’s licence, passport copy and a credit card.

What our overnight camps include:

  • Tent that sleeps up to four people
  • A new sleeping bag, pillow etc… for you to use
  • BBQ dinner – a 5 star rated, award winning, Arabic Barbecue dinner
  • Camp-out style Breakfast – eggs, toast and coffee
  • Lunch sandwiches