Days of Operation
Daily – Excluding Thursdays and Fridays
Available all Year
Mid-Afternoon into Evening – 6 hours experience
Price per person
Adult: AED 595
Child: AED 495 (5-11 years old)
Child below 5 years old: AED 245
Discover what Dubai was like in the 1920’s when the only inhabitants of the Dubai desert were the nomadic Bedouin and native wildlife. During this evening Bedouin Experience go on a cultural journey and historic adventure into the past. Relive the roots of Dubai’s rich cultural heritage as you experience an evening immersed in the traditions of Bedouin life in the desert.
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. 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 the Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Stop at the small souk to 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. 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.
Desert Safari Highlights
Traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan
Sunset Bedouin falcon show in the desert
Traditional dinner and discover nomadic life at Bedouin village
Traverse the desert on a 25-minute camel caravan
Take off the traditional carpet from your camel to set up a majlis for the falcon show
Receive a traditional welcoming at an authentic Bedouin village at a desert oasis
Explore the Bedouin village which is traditionally built at a desert oasis. At the village there are Bedouin tents, a restored well, cooking stations, farm animals, an area for the camels and more
Visit a small souk (heritage market) selling Arabic spices and local handicrafts
Watch the preparation of a traditional dinner 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
A child seat is provided for children below 5 years old. Children below 5 years old are not permitted on camel ride and will need to stay with an adult at the camp or follow the camel caravan
Not suitable for any pregnant guest due to the camel ride
Pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels in 4x4s
Only 45 minutes from Dubai
Pick up from Dubai Hotels between 6:00am and 7:00am (depends on sunrise)
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
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
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.