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From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

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From US$ 167 per person

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Explore the wildlife of the Dubai Desert on tour in a 1950s Land Rover. View a live falcon training session and dine in an authentic Bedouin camp inside the private retreat of a royal family member.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Please indicate the name and room number of your hotel and a contact phone number. We will pick you up from your hotel in Dubai.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the modern and advanced city of Dubai as it was 50 years ago on this heritage tour and excursion
  • Take a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in legendary 1950’s Land Rovers
  • Enjoy activities like camel rides, henna tattoos, shisha, Arabic coffee and bread making at the camp
  • Watch a falcon demonstration and relax in the serene setting surrounded by exotic wildlife
  • Enjoy a traditional 4-course dinner under the stars
  • Step back in time on this authentic desert safari experience
  • Visit the royal and private luxurious desert retreat
Full description

Travel back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago with this tour in a 1950’s Land Rover. Look for local flora and fauna and spend time in a Bedouin camp. Immerse yourself in local culture with a henna painting, falconry, shisha, Arabic music, and a traditional dinner.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Be greeted with a warm Arabic welcome of coffee and dates. Tour in a piece of UAE history with a vehicle that was extensively used in the 1950s.

Drive through the desert in style as you try to spot local wildlife like the Arabian oryx and gazelles in the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Live a unique experience at the Bedouin camp which is lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps.

Experience cultural activities like henna painting, falconry, shisha, and music. Have the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local breadmaking recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. Watch and partake in interactive Emirati performances like drumming and Yola. Sit down to a 4-course scrumptious dinner under the stars. Let history come to life during this unique and fascinating heritage excursion. During the holy month of Ramadan, experience Ramadan in Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Break the fast and learn about the holy month in true Bedouin spirit. Learn about Ramadan and Iftar. Let UAE history come to life with this once-in-a-lifetime heritage event.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Contribution towards local conservation
  • Gentle wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Sparkling date juice
  • Falcon demonstration
  • Souvenir headdress
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Cultural entertainment performance (not available during the holy month of Ramadan)
  • Optional photo
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • A reminder email with a precise pick-up time will be sent prior to your tour departure
  • Tour not recommended during pregnancy and not suitable for guests with spinal ailments
  • A minimum of 3 hours notice is required in order to book this activity online
  • Cultural entertainment performance (not available during the holy month of Ramadan)
  • The language/safari guide is on request and is subject to availability on the day of the tour
  • Please note that if you have a child under the age of 5 with you, you need to book a private car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 372 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour was fantastic and exceeded all expectations. The description online did not do it justice. By the end of the tour you will feel extremely well fed and immersed in the culture of the desert people. Our tour guide, Amjid was also fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable throughout the tour.

May 4, 2022

Absolutely to recommend! The best desert tour there is in Dubai. You will be picked up at the hotel with a MultiVan and driven to the desert for about 45 minutes. There you climb into the open Land Rovers or you can also drive in closed jeeps - although the open Land Rovers have a much better view. We did the evening tour at the beginning of March and the temperature in the desert in the afternoon is bearable. In the evening you still need warm clothes! Our guide Abbas is absolutely GREAT! Everything is organized very professionally. After a falcon show you drive to a desert camp for an excellent dinner and great entertainment. You can also ride camels. At around 10 p.m. we were back at the hotel in the city.

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March 10, 2022

The tour is absolutely an unforgettable highlight, especially the excellently maintained Land Rover oldies from the 50s, whose scent inspires you. Our guide "James" took us into the past of the Bedouins, with many exciting stories, a very good Bedouin dinner and much more. I can only recommend the group.

February 17, 2022

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