1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Heritage Desert Safari from Dubai

Product ID: 28813
Explore the wildlife of the Dubai Desert in exciting 1950's Land Rovers. View a live falcon training session and dine in an authentic Bedouin camp located inside the private retreat of a local Royal family member. A unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian

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.
Free cancellation up to 18 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 more personal smaller groups
  • Step back in time on this authentic desert safari experience
  • Visit the royal and private luxurious desert retreat
Full description
Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a stunning journey in a museum quality 1950’s Land Rover.

These vehicles were extensively used in the 1950’s and since then have become part of the UAE history. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience to spot exotic local wildlife within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps is nestled inside a private Royal desert retreat. As our guest, we will show you plenty of cultural activities such as henna, falconry, music, bread making and will provide the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local recipe handed down from generation to generation.

Then, we'll enjoy a scrumptious dinner under the stars. History comes to life in 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, Iftar and let UAE history come to life in this once in a lifetime heritage event.
Includes
  • 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
  • High quality souvenir headdress
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Cultural entertainment performance (not available during the holy month of Ramadan)
What’s Not Included
  • Optional photo
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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 aliments.

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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 306 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This safari is the best one I have been on in Dubai. There was no desert bashing, falcon pics or other tourist activities. The private preserve was interesting and beautiful too. However, I found the desert safari ride extremely uncomfortable. We were 90% tall people all crammed into the cruiser. I couldn’t move/turn around to take pictures. The person on my rt kept pushing into me when he turned to take pics. I would not go on this part of the trip again. Also, you didn’t allow for the option of indicating who I attended the safari with. My adult daughter attended with me.

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29 February 2020

The start of the tour was not 2:45 p.m. but 3:35 p.m. Like other guests, we got informed by phone in the morning and were picked up on time. The drive out of the city takes about 1 hour. Once there, the Land Rover and many other tourists are waiting - but it is bearable and well organized. The desert trip was informative, fun and impressive. Lots of photos are taken that can be bought for a lot of money in the end. The camp was very nice, the food was very good and plentiful and the attractions offered made the evening seem entertaining. All in all, it was a special experience.

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27 February 2020

I had to call in advance when we would be picked up. The pick-up itself was on time. From the pick up to the end of the tour it was a nice trip. If it weren't for the photos that were taken during the excursion. You actually want more than 30 euros for 10 photos and the video beats again with over 50 euros. My personal opinion is that at least a few photos should be included, because the price of the trip is very expensive.

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11 January 2020

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