From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari


From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

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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, Arabic, French
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.


  • 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
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.

  • 4-course dinner
  • 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

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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
  • Please provide the exact age of the child
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 403 reviews

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Excellent trip. We arranged a private car for four people which ensured we had a more connected family experience. This private arrangement was also extended to the dinner seating. Food was great, the camp was fun and the information provided by the guide was excellent.

March 25, 2023

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.

March 25, 2023

Great guide from Egypt. He was very well informed. He took excellent care of us. Also loved the falconer from South Africa. Very interesting Loved learning about the desert. We got plenty of time to ask questions. Great food. Very clean all over! Well organized.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 28813