Dubai Desert Experiences
Leave the glitz and high rise for something more traditional, in Dubai's decadent desert
Dubai Desert Experiences
Dubai is a lavish, all glitz and glamour rising out of the sand. And it’s easy to forget that there is a whole lot more desert than city. Travel out to the wilderness and see another side with these epic Dubai desert experiences.
Hot air balloon above sand dunes, with the city rising to your east. Spend the night in Bedouin camps and luxurious retreats. Meet with falconers and tumble down dunes in a four-wheel drive. Discover these and so many more with Dubai desert experiences.
Afternoon Bedouin Experience, Dubai
Glide over rippling sand dunes by camel train and prepare majlis as the night sky falls over the desert. Watch birds of prey swoop from the skies, for now, you have entered the Bedouin way of life.Nestled between Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve and the wild surrounding sand-scape, Bedouin heritage invites you to a feast. There are live cooking classes, and Arabic coffee-making illuminated by candlelight. Immerse yourself in this authentic village and its delicacies, like lamb tanoor and thareed. Relax by the fire and engage in astronomy stories. Learn how Bedu’s relied on the universe for navigation. It’s a truly magical travel moment with inspiring desert-nomads.
Camel Desert Safari, Dubai
Rewind time with your private Bedouin tribe leader and travel by camel across the Arabian Desert. These elegant creatures were relied on for transportation in the 1950s but now you can experience them on an ethical and unique safari adventure. In the heart of the desert, swooping falcons are preparing for your Emirati falcon show. Watch the fascinating and ruthless birds chase the lure and reach speeds of 390 kph. Immerse yourself in an authentically lit royal desert retreat. Then it’s time to feast in true Bedouin hospitality with traditional bread and coffee making, hubbly bubbly, and Bedu rituals that capture the culture of desert-life.
Conservation Drive and Breakfast at Al Maha
Escape Dubai’s bustling city and cruise in style through the once uninhabitable land of the Arabian Desert. Embarking upon this thrilling conservation adventure uncovers the desert’s ecosystem, one brimming with entrancing flora and fauna species. It spots you before you even notice. Fixated and fascinated by you, staring to see what threat you may possess. They continue to graze by the freshwater lake. You can finally admire the return of the enchanting and endangered Arabian Oryx.Gaze out at unspoiled dunes and appreciate solitude and refinement at Al Maha. Dive into a gourmet breakfast in a secluded luxury sand-scape, and watch out for the rare Gordon's wildcat lurking around.
Dubai Royal Falconry Training Experience
A unique falconry experience that allows you to discover, learn and interact with majestic birds-of-prey. As the sun rises, you arrive in your private Land Rover and relax on majlis with sweet tea in the wild open desert. The show is about to start. Falcons are deeply rooted within the UAE’s heritage. Combining ancient and modern training techniques, you will witness these ruthless hunters chase the lure and reach up to speeds of 390k/ph. Then take part yourself. Uncover desert wildlife at the freshwater lake, a sanctuary for migratory birds. Arabian oryx are usually hanging around here as well, as you indulge in a breakfast banquet at the secluded Al Maha.
Falconry and Wildlife Safari in Dubai
Combining luxury with authenticity, this exclusive desert retreat uncovers the cultural heritage of the UAE. Discover unique fauna and flora species as you cruise through the desert in a private Land Rover on a wildlife safari.Before diving into a gourmet breakfast, admire majestic creatures as your professional falconer uses traditional and modern techniques using lures and drones. Interact with other birds-of-prey like hawks and the desert eagle owl, and have the opportunity to fly a bird to your glove. Teeming with protected wildlife, it’s unbelievable how life can thrive in such a barren yet beautiful conservation area. And there it is! A galloping Arabian oryx in the distance!
Heritage Desert Safari
Transport back to the 1950s with your private Conservation guide. Embark upon an eco-conscious desert safari and uncover the Bedouin heritage in a natural and protected environment. Frolic through the desert in an open-top vintage Land Rover and discover the UAE’s national animal. The Arabian oryx represents beauty, and no wonder with their unique ridged longhorns. At the royal desert retreat, traditional Bedouin camps are built from natural stone and wood. A chef is preparing a banquet using authentic cooking methods to capture the essence of Arabia. Yola dancers provide cultural entertainment to reveal a deeper understanding of their rituals and beliefs, and you have the opportunity to take part.
Heritage Falconry and Wildlife Safari
Hop into an open-roof vintage Land Rover to Dubai’s protected Conservation Reserve. Uncover the deeply rooted heritage of falconry in a wondrous birds-of-prey demonstration. Swooping falcons soar above your Ghutra. The professional falconer utilises ancient training techniques to encourage ruthless hunting. Interact with falcons, hawks, and desert owls and have the opportunity to fly one of these majestic creatures to your glove.Embark upon a wildlife safari in search of Arabian oryx, they may be seen grazing by the freshwater lake. You are welcomed into a traditional Bedouin camp to enjoy an Emirati breakfast. Relax on majlis or take a camel ride along the surrounding sand-scape.
Morning Bedouin Experience, Dubai
Embark upon a morning camel caravan along dusted sand dunes as the desert awakes. Dive into the Bedouin lifestyle and make majlis for the swooping falcon show. Watch your keffiyeh, as these birds of prey are skilled hunters flying majestically low. Nestled next to the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation and a watering hole, you are welcomed by traditional rituals at the authentic and eco-built Bedouin village. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in live cooking classes prepared for the breakfast feast. See how Arabic coffee is made while live Bedouin performances reveal deeper meanings of their culture. And you also have the opportunity to take part.
Night Safari and Astronomy
Embark upon a night safari into the pitch-black Arabian desert. Jump inside an open-top vintage Land Rover at sunset, and soar over sandhills to the heart of Dubai’s protected Conservation Reserve. Creep over dunes in search of nocturnal animals lurking around, like the rare desert fox, desert gazelles and swooping night owl. Hunt for scorpions, but watch out, their sting is savage! Unwind on traditional majlis at an authentic Bedouin camp. Dive into a three-course dinner and top-quality shisha before immersing yourself in a professional astronomy lesson. Discover the stars of Arabia and distant galaxies through a telescope, for now, you have the best view of the universe.
Overnight Safari and Sunrise Balloon
This unique desert adventure is your opportunity to sleep out in the dry arid desert. On the first night, climb into your private vintage Land Rover and hit the open desert road. Thrash across the sandpit and frolic over sandhills to a sunset falcon show. Fire blowing lanterns illuminate your path to an authentic Bedouin camp. Dine under the stars and immerse yourself in Bedu activities from the 1950s like a camel caravan, Arabic coffee making, and cultural rituals to traditional Emirati music. Spend a night in a traditional Arabic stone dwelling, taste hubbly bubbly, and uncover the charm of the Middle East by catching a sunrise hot-air balloon ride.
Royal Platinum Desert Experience, Dubai
For Dubai desert experiences this is the flower of the flock. Head deep into the wild desert in search of Arabian oryx on a private remote safari. Think Arabic nibbles, sundowners, and cosy majlis. A tailor-made evening to suit all your desert-desires. Admire beautiful birds-of-prey at the falconry demonstration. And as the night sky falls, the saxophone rises, carrying the mellow vibe of the surrounding sand-scape, creating an ever-lasting moment. Fire blowing lanterns illuminate the royal desert retreat. There’s exceptional service and a six-course gourmet dinner in a private setting with sparks in the distance. The Flaming Fire show is about to begin and the experience continues.