Morning Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience

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Days of Operation
Daily – Excluding Fridays and Saturdays
1 October – 30 April
Duration
Early morning – 5 hours experience
Price per person
Adult: AED 495
Child: AED 395 (5-11 years)
Child below 5 years old: AED 195

This morning Bedouin Culture Experience takes you on a cultural journey and historical adventure into the past. Discover what Dubai was like in the 1920’s when nomadic Bedouin wandered the rolling sand dunes of the desert in search of sustenance like food and water. Embrace the stories of their journeys as you experience a morning in the life of Bedouin and encounter an authentic replication of Dubai’s heritage.

Start the morning by retracing the footsteps of Bedouin and their beloved camels on a traditional camel caravan through the desert. Along the way, learn about the cultural significance of these ships of the desert and hear stories about the traditions of Bedouin life in the Dubai desert. Unmount your camel to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for place of sitting) and enjoy an intimate falcon show where you get to ask a local Emirati everything about the importance of falconry and witness the falcon flying.

Arrive at a Bedouin village where your hosts will greet you with Arabic dates and coffee. The Bedouin village is built out of raw materials like goats hair and is based next to a beautiful desert oasis in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Browse a heritage souk selling traditional products like spices, coffee and cheese. View live cooking demonstrations and take part in the preparation of an authentic breakfast. Share the meal with Bedouin and afterwards learn the Ayala dance, listen to their stories and music and soak up the beauty of the desert oasis.

Desert Safari Highlights

Morning Bedouin Culture Experience

Traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan

Morning Bedouin Culture Experience

Bedouin falcon show in the desert

Morning Bedouin Culture Experience

Traditional breakfast and discover nomadic life at Bedouin village

Itinerary:

  • Traverse the desert on a 25-minute camel caravan
  • Take off the traditional carpet from your camel to set up majlis to watch 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 (traditional market) and browse the Arabic spices and local handicrafts
  • Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin breakfast 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 dance

 

 

Finer Details:

  • A child seat will be provided for children below 5 years old. Children below 5 years 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 14.30 and 16.30 (depends on sunset)
  • Return to the Hotel between 20.30 and 22.30
  • Located in the Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
  • This Bedouin Culture Experience is a collaboration with DTCM and aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE
  • 2 people per camel
  • Local Guides
  • Locally sourced food
  • Bathroom facilities available
  • Camp powered by solar energy
  • Capacity for this experience is 24 guests
  • Traverse the desert on a 25-minute camel caravan
  • Take off the traditional carpet from your camel to set up majlis to watch 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 (traditional market) and browse the Arabic spices and local handicrafts
  • Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin breakfast at live cooking stations and enjoy a series of local dishes
  • Spend time with local Bedouin, listen to the stories passed down the generations and take part in a traditional performance
  • A child seat will be provided for children below the age of 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 14.30 and 16.30 (depends on sunset)
  • Return to the Hotel between 20.30 and 22.30
  • Located in the Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
  • This Bedouin Culture Experience is a collaboration with DTCM and aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE
  • 2 people per camel
  • Local Guides
  • Locally sourced food
  • Bathroom facilities available
  • Camp powered by solar energy
  • Capacity for this experience is 24 guests

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

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
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