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Dubai: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 161 per person

Travel to Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve on this all-inclusive trip. Ride in a vintage car, join a camel caravan, visit an authentic Bedouin village, enjoy a BBQ dinner and stargaze with a telescope.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup is not available at Rove Dubai Marina or Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels due to heavy traffic in this area. Please proceed to the nearby Stella Di Mare Hotel instead.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel across Al Marmoom in a vintage Mercedes G Class from the 1980s
  • Spot desert animals like Arabian Oryx, Ghazal Deer, Falcon, and more
  • Tour the Bedouin Village and dine on a 3-course meal by a breathtaking oasis
  • Watch the authentic Bedouin entertainment
  • Experience a night of stargazing while taking in the beauty of the desert sky
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Ride in an open-air Vintage G Class Mercedes (30-40 minutes)
  • Traditional welcome at a Bedouin village
  • 10-12 minute camel caravan ride (can be repeated twice)
  • Live Arabic Coffee & Tea making session
  • Henna
  • Kandura clothing for men (to be returned after use)
  • Abaya clothing for women (to be returned after use)
  • Photos with a falcon
  • 3-course Bedouin dinner (set menu)
  • Bedouin-style entertainment
  • Bedouin stories narrated by your guide
  • Stargazing with a telescope
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Valuables

Know before you go

  • The tour duration is fixed for all tours and activities, but it may vary depending on city traffic. The duration of the tour includes both pickup and drop-off timings as well
  • Pregnant women and people with back or neck problems should consider their condition before deciding to participate in this activity. If necessary, get in touch with the local partner before the tour so they can customize your trip
  • Children below 5 years old are not permitted to join the camel ride; they will need to stay with an adult at the Bedouin village or follow the camel caravan
  • The local partner is not responsible for any lost belongings during the trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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This was clearly the best experience we had during our stay in Dubai. Big thanks goes to Muhammad Khalil and his new colleague for guiding us. Communication was very good and relaxed and they let us plenty of time and freedom to fully enjoy every part of the experience. We had a lot of fun. Also thumbs up for creative photo ideas and photo memories they’ve taken for us. The camp they use is really nice & cozy, with plenty of good traditional food served for a dinner, and especially the fire show was quite exceptional.

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November 26, 2022

Our driver Qadir make the whole experience amazing from pickup to drop off. We were able to picture Gazelles, flamingos, a heron, and black swans in the conservation area. We rode camels and the guide took amazing pictures of us. Then back to camp where we were served so much food we couldn’t finish it all unfortunately, the food was amazing. Last was the entertainment and henna painting. All three acts were very talented and great to watch. Thank you ocean-air for a wonderful evening Michael and Julie

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November 7, 2022

We booked the tour as a private tour. Muhammad Khalil really was the best tour guide we could wish for. He has proven himself not only as a great and safe driver in the desert but also as a very good photographer. All in all a successful tour that we really enjoyed. I can warmly recommend that!!!

October 30, 2022

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