Evening Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience

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Days of Operation
Daily – Except Thursdays and Fridays
Available all Year
Duration
Afternoon until early evening – 6 hours experience
Price per person
Adult: AED 595
Child: AED 495 (5-11 years old)
Child: AED 245 (below 5 years old)

Start the journey late afternoon as you join a traditional camel caravan to traverse the desert sand dunes. Take in the stunning views of the golden dunes from the back of a camel and learn about the culture and life in the desert for the nomadic Bedouin. Stop along to way to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for a place of sitting) to enjoy a sunset falcon show with a Saluki dog. Learn about the significance of falconry in Dubai and watch these majestic birds in full flight.

Arrive at a traditional Bedouin village, built out of raw materials like goat hair, based next to a beautiful desert oasis in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. In the Bedouin village learn about popular spices and handicrafts which were important elements for survival in the desert. Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a spread of traditional dishes served the Bedouin way on shared plates. Enjoy the feast like a real Bedouin sitting on the floor of the majlis and eating with your hands if you’re up for it!

Listen to stories shared by Bedouin and even learn a traditional performance in a close encounter with these legends of Arabia, known for their resourcefulness and hospitality. End the evening with an Astronomy session and learn about how Bedouin relied on the stars for storytelling and navigation.

Bedouin Experience Highlights

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience

Traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan

Afternoon Bedouin Experience Dubai

Sunset Bedouin falcon and Saluki dog demonstration in the desert

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience

Traditional dinner and discover nomadic life at the Bedouin village

Itinerary:

  • Traverse the desert on a camel caravan
  • Take off the traditional carpet from your camel to set up your majlis to watch the Bedouin sunset falcon demonstration with a Saluki dog
  • Receive a traditional welcoming at an authentic Bedouin village at a desert oasis
  • Explore the traditional village with Bedouin tents, a restored well, cooking stations, farm animals, an area for the camels and more
  • Learn about Arabic spices, Bedouin handicrafts and other local products like honey and cheese
  • Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a series of local dishes
  • Spend time with local Bedouin, listen to their stories passed down through the generations and take part in a traditional performance
  • Learn about the stars of Arabia in an astronomy session with a telescope

 

  • Finer Details:
    • A traditional Bedouin diet included various meat sources as vegetables were not available in the harsh desert environment and our menu reflects these authentic dishes.  The morning experience is more suitable for vegetarians.
    • A child seat will be provided for children below 5 years old
    • The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women and children under 5 years old. They can follow in a car or wait at the Bedouin village
    • 2 people per camel
    • Pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 14:30pm and 16:30pm (depends on sunset)
    • Return to the hotel between 20:30pm and 22:30pm
    • Located 45 minutes from Dubai in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
    • This experience is a collaboration with DTCM and aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE
    • Local Guides and locally sourced suppliers
    • Bathroom facilities available
    • The Bedouin village is powered by solar energy
    • Capacity for this experience is 24 guests
  • Traverse the desert on a camel caravan
  • Take off the traditional carpet from your camel to set up your majlis to watch the Bedouin sunset falcon demonstration with a Saluki dog
  • Receive a traditional welcoming at an authentic Bedouin village at a desert oasis
  • Explore the traditional village with Bedouin tents, a restored well, cooking stations, farm animals, an area for the camels and more
  • Learn about Arabic spices, Bedouin handicrafts and other local products like honey and cheese
  • Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a series of local dishes
  • Spend time with local Bedouin, listen to their stories passed down through the generations and take part in a traditional performance
  • Learn about the stars of Arabia in an astronomy session with a telescope
  • A traditional Bedouin diet included various meat sources as vegetables were not available in the harsh desert environment and our menu reflects these authentic dishes.  The morning experience is more suitable for vegetarians.
  • A child seat will be provided for children below 5 years old
  • The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women and children under 5 years old. They can follow in a car or wait at the Bedouin village
  • 2 people per camel
  • Pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 14:30pm and 16:30pm (depends on sunrise)
  • Return to the hotel between 20:30pm and 22:30pm
  • Located 45 minutes from Dubai in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
  • This experience is a collaboration with DTCM and aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE
  • Local Guides and locally sourced suppliers
  • Bathroom facilities available
  • The Bedouin village is powered by solar energy
  • Capacity for this experience is 24 guests

Our safari experience was beyond our wildest dreams! We truly enjoyed learning about the desert, wildlife, and cultural traditions! This was an experience you usually only see on TV, but we got to live it! Your trip to Dubai will not be complete without this safari!

Jaclyn – USA

Living in Dubai for almost 10 years and just now did the tour with Platinum Heritage, I’ve been missing out! The tour was perfect from the beginning till the end. Next time I have visitors, for sure I book again!

Melanie – Dubai

We recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Platinum Desert Safari Tour. Wow! From start to finish, my mind was blown at the efficiency of the company and the highest quality of hosting they delivered us. I could not recommend this company enough, everybody we met was so friendly and inviting, the activities were unique and the whole afternoon/evening ran like clockwork. Also, the food we ate during our tour was impeccable and authentic local/national cuisine.

George – United Kingdom
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