Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

1. From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

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.

Dubai: Desert Conservation Reserve Tour with Breakfast

2. Dubai: Desert Conservation Reserve Tour with Breakfast

Escape the heat of the city and discover the pristine desert eco-system inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and savor a delicious breakfast. Travel in comfort as your safari guide skillfully pilots your Range Rover through the reserve in search of the Arabian Oryx. Admire an abundance of birdlife, desert monitors, gazelles, and maybe even the rare Gordon’s wildcat. Witness the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the United Arab Emirates and drive to a remote lake, which is also a bird sanctuary. Step out into the heat and capture incredible photos. Make yourself more comfortable in the sunshine with your complimentary headscarf. Continue to the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa and conclude your morning with fresh juice, tea, or coffee and a delicious breakfast with views overlooking the desert dunes.

7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

3. 7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

Experience an evening under the desert stars at a royal retreat. Travel from Dubai in a legendary Range Rover, the off-road vehicle of choice for royalty, the rich, and the famous. Your expert safari guide will take you on a fascinating journey through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of exotic native wildlife. See a falconry demonstration as you watch the sun drop under the horizon. A gentle camel ride will take you to your secluded private dinner venue, nestled in the dunes. Relax under the stars as you enjoy live entertainment, and a shisha. Private bathroom facilities are also provided at this exclusive venue.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with ATV, Camel Ride & Breakfast

4. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with ATV, Camel Ride & Breakfast

Fly over the Dubai desert at 4,000 feet above the ground on a hot air balloon. Then, get ready for a short drive through the dunes in a vintage Land Rover towards a royal desert retreat. Once there, taste a gourmet breakfast and experience the desert in the most original way, on camelback.  Climb into the basket and before you know it, you will begin to peacefully float off the ground and ascend into the sky. All hot air balloon baskets are equipped with GoPros so that you can hold on to the memory for years to come. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Arabian sun behind the Hajar Mountains over the desert dunes. Try to spot from above the Arabian oryx, gazelles, or wandering camels in the sand dunes. Continue your adventure exploring the desert in museum-quality limited-edition Land Cruisers. Then, treat yourself to a gourmet breakfast served on a royal desert retreat. Before heading back to the city, explore the camp or relax in the majlis, their traditional sitting places.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 362 reviews

Our guide Mehdi was incredible really made our day. The dunes were so beautiful and need to be experienced, the photos and videos were excellent. The falcon show could have been better I expected it to go on a bit more than it did but no to worry. Food wasn't amazing but the service was first class. If you've never ridden a camel it's an experience to say the least. All in all I'd recommend it to anyone visiting the Emirates. If you get Mehdi as your guide you've struck gold!!!!!

A great opportunity to get off the tourist trail and explore the desert in the comfort of a Range Rover. We saw large numbers of oryx and gazelles and our guide Mauricio did a fantastic job of explaining the desert landscapes and pointing out the variety of ecosystems. Breakfast at the Al Maha was delicious and suitably luxurious with more good than I could possibly eat. Well worth the slightly higher price range for this tour.

A great experience, especially for people who have never been in the desert. Just the right dose. Not exactly cheap, but part of the proceeds goes directly back into the reserve project.

Great experience, our guide Ali was great, very good explanations. The breakfast at the hotel fabulous. Visit of the nature reserve preserving the area well.

Great experience. Professionally organized just perfect. All my family enjoyed the event very much!!!