Desert Festival is a famous tourist attraction of Jaisalmer and is held in February at Sam Sand Dunes, which is 42 km away from the city. Tourists can enjoy various cultural events, camel races, turban tying and best moustache competitions. This is a three-day festival organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Board. It was initially started with the aim to attract more foreign tourists to Rajasthan. The famous Gair and fire dancers with their sensuous performances and camel rides can make the trip memorable.
The local administration facilitates medical vans, souvenir shops and mobile money exchangers for the convenience of the tourists at the festival venue. Credit cards are also acceptable in all nearby kiosks.