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Dubai: Morning Safari by Vintage Car at Al Marmoom with Meal

1. Dubai: Morning Safari by Vintage Car at Al Marmoom with Meal

Discover the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve on this morning trip in a Vintage G 230 Mercedes from the 1980s. Explore a historic Bedouin Village while participating in local activities such as coffee making and camel riding and taste authentic Emirati cuisine. Start your trip with pickup in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle and begin the 50-minute journey to Dubai’s only unfenced desert reserve covering 10% of the city. Upon arrival at Al Marmoom, switch from your modern vehicle to a 1980s Vintage G Class Mercedes for a smooth ride over the dunes.  During the 30 to 40-minute ride through the reserve, stop for photos in the middle of the desert. This will also be a good opportunity to learn more about Dubai, its history, and the significance of desert flora and fauna in traditional Bedouin life.  After the tour, visit a Bedouin village in the conservation reserve. Spot structures made of natural materials like goat hair and enjoy an authentic Emirati welcome with gahwa (Arabic coffee) and sweets. Join a camel caravan ride and observe the dunes, witnessing another perspective of the rare beauty of the desert landscape. Once you return, grab the chance to witness a live Arabic coffee-making session after which you can taste typical Emirati coffee.  Get an Arabian makeover while trying on traditional outfits. Pose in your new outfits and with a village falcon for some one-of-a-kind photos. Later, sit down and enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast while breathing in the desert ambiance.  With your stomach full, finish off your trip by hopping back in the vintage Mercedes for one more ride back to your hotel or accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Al Marmoom Evening Safari by Vintage Car with Meal

2. Dubai: Al Marmoom Evening Safari by Vintage Car with Meal

Tour Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve in a Vintage G 230 Mercedes. Explore an ancient Bedouin village while participating in local activities such as coffee making and camel riding. Savor a 3-course dinner while breathing in the one-of-a-kind desert ambiance. Start your trip with pickup in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. After a 50-minute journey, arrive at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. On arriving, switch from your modern vehicle to a 1980s Vintage G Class Mercedes for a smooth ride over the dunes.  During the ride, make a photo stop in the middle of the desert. Taking advantage of this chance, learn about Dubai's history. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see wild animals while hanging on to the car’s rods and looking out through the open top.  Arriving at the traditional Bedouin village, enjoy an authentic Emirati welcome with gahwa (Arabic coffee) and sweets, followed by a camel caravan ride, where you’ll witness another perspective of the rare beauty of the desert landscape. Later, watch a live Arabic coffee-making session with a local. Sip on traditional Emirati coffee and explore the Bedouin village. Spot structures made of natural materials like goat hair and hear stories about the old Bedouin lifestyle and the culture and customs they still value today.  Next, it’s time to see an unforgettable sunset. Marvel at the endless sand dunes as the sun falls and snap some unbeatable photos. Before enjoying your own Emirati meal, you can learn more about the Emirati cooking style by seeing a village lady busy making Emirati bread and luqaimat, an Arabic sweet dumpling.  Then, an Emirati 3-course dinner awaits. Start with an appetizer followed by the main course and a dessert. Take this time to enjoy the lively Bedouin-style entertainment.  Get dressed in your own typical Arabian costume and pose with the majestic falcon to take more photos to remember your experience. As night falls, the camp lights will be turned off, allowing you to feel the true essence and magic of the calm desert while enjoying a stargazing session with a telescope. Conclude your trip by hopping back in the vintage Mercedes for one more ride back to your hotel or accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Camel Ride Safari in Al Marmoom w/ Bedouin Breakfast

3. Dubai: Camel Ride Safari in Al Marmoom w/ Bedouin Breakfast

Travel to the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve to take part in a camel safari on this tour from Dubai. Experience what life is like in a traditional Bedouin village and have a delicious breakfast. Get your picture taken with a falcon. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax and take in the scenery on a 50-minute ride to Al Marmoom. Enjoy a traditional Emirati welcome of gahwa (Arabic coffee) and delectable local sweets.  Meet your camel and head out into the Al Marmoom desert. Travel by camel through the largest unfenced desert reserve in the UAE. Keep an eye out for the wildlife like birds and the Arabian oryx antelope. Hear about the Bedouin way of life from your guide. Arrive at a Bedouin village which was built from natural and sustainable materials. View Bedouin tents, a restored well, cooking stations, and farm animals. Watch a live Arabic coffee making session. Savor a fresh cup of coffee as you listen to Bedouin stories.  Dress up in Arabian clothing and take some photos with a majestic falcon. After your photo session, try a traditional Emirati breakfast. Admire the beauty of the desert landscape while experiencing new flavors. Return to your accommodation in Dubai. 

Dubai: Red Dune Safari and Camel Ride at Al Marmoom Oasis

4. Dubai: Red Dune Safari and Camel Ride at Al Marmoom Oasis

Explore Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve in 4WD vehicle. Join a camel caravan and experience the rich traditions of Dubai in an authentic Bedouin village. Savor a BBQ buffet while the evening entertainments take place and soak up the desert ambiance. Start your trip with a pickup in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. After a scenic 60-minute drive, reach the desert and feel the thrill of bashing the silky dunes followed by a sandboarding session. Strap your feet onto a surfboard and slide across the desert plains observing the dunes. Afterward, move on for a camel ride admiring the mesmerizing sights of the desert landscape. Returning back to the village, be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee) and sweets before indulging in an Arabic makeover and a pose with a majestic falcon. While exploring the village, participate in camp activities such as shisha smoking and henna painting. As the evening entertainment begins with the well-known Yola dance, be invited for a delicious buffet BBQ followed by local desserts. Relax by watching the joyful and lively Bedouin-style entertainment. As the night falls, the camp lights will be turned off, allowing you to feel the meditating dessert ambiance with a stargazing session. Hop back in the vehicle to conclude your trip with one last ride back to your hotel or selected location in Dubai.

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What people are saying about Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 521 reviews

An extremely satisfying afternoon spent camel riding, watching a desert show with henna painting and star gazing. Also enjoyed a fantastic meal washed down with plenty of Karak tea! Would definitely recommend anyone looking to book a desert safari with a vintage twist. The tour was elevated to another level due to our wonderful guide Imran Khan who made sure each and every guest enjoyed this experience to the fullest. A good guide in my opinion can make or break a tour so I would recommend anyone looking to book this tour to ask if Imran is available beforehand as he will guarantee your experience be different and memorable. He goes beyond his role as a guide and is extremely friendly, polite, accomodating, knowledgeable and has an eye for detail. Also we must mention our stargazing guide too who was so passionate, enthusiastic and engaging. We learnt about stars, their size shape and distances and even saw the Polar star amongst others. Get booking guys.. you will not regret it!

It was such a wonderful awesome experience with the best safari and tour guide, Imran. It is not possible to completely explore and enjoy a place without a helpful tour guide who knows everything about the place. We were very lucky to have someone like Imran who was so knowledgeable. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for being such a great host and a wonderful tour guide. Imran and our fantastic desert safari experience will be etched out in our memories forever.

100% Recommend. Imran our Host was EXCELLENT, Very Knowledgeable. He took us through the dunes to see the antelopes, Amazing!!! Camel ride, food and Show EXCELLENT. Thoroughly Enjoyed. Go for Sure, Amazing Experience. The Astronomer was V.Intetesting, I am Sooo Pleased we booked this. Thank You to You All for the Wonderful Experience ❤️ EXCELLENT

Our guide Inam did an excellent job, we’ve enjoyed our Dessert Safari with him and his company. Beautiful pictures has been taken by him and we’ve seen many of the animals we’ve been told of at the beginning of our trip. Thanks, until next time! Marlon, Zinzi & Nova

Wonderful trip! The best place, food, and shows. Thanks a lot to our guide - Zahid Hussain - for the perfect adventure that he gave us. The whole ride is unforgettable!