We started Platinum Heritage to protect the local environment and preserve the local culture and heritage. Everything we do is shaped by this mission; from becoming the only camp to run completely on solar power, donating over 1 million dirhams towards desert conservation, offering authentic food and entertainment, to avoiding dune bashing and offering free […]

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Dubai Bucket List: Hot Air Ballooning

At the beginning of this year, Dubai Travel Advice listed hot air ballooning on their 2019 Dubai Bucket List Activities. Hot air ballooning anywhere in the world should be on your bucket list but experiencing it in Dubai is truly unique. Our partners, Balloon Adventures Dubai have added on to this once-in-a-lifetime activity to make […]

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Finding the Northern Star

If you wanted to find your way during a stay in Dubai, you’d probably use landmarks to help you get there, or a smartphone to dictate directions. Even more convenient, you could just hail one of the many taxis or order an Uber. Chances are you could navigate almost anywhere in just a few minutes. [...]
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Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019

Platinum Heritage won two 2019 Dubai Sustainable Tourism awards.

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On 29th March 2019 we won a World Travel Award for the Middle East’s Leading Desert Safari for the 4th year in a row! Considered as the Oscars of the tourism industry, these prestigious awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality [...]
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The Most Photogenic Cars in Dubai

Dubai is quite well-known for its luxury and vintage car culture, and sometimes just being on the roads in Dubai can feel like you are at a supercar parade. Dubai hosts the largest automotive event in the region every year, the Dubai Motor Show which attracts around 100,00 car lovers from all over the world. [...]
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Ramadan in Dubai for Tourists 2019

In 2019, Ramadan in Dubai should fall between the 5th May and the 4th June, but this changes every year with the sighting of the moon as it is dependent on the lunar calendar. Ramadan is the holy month in the Islamic calendar and during this time, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Fasting means [...]
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One of the most effective ways to teach children something new is by providing experience-based learning opportunities. To help children learn about the cultural heritage and natural environment of the UAE we have created a fun and educational adventure in the Dubai desert. In line with our mission to protect and showcase the cultural heritage [...]
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Dubai Falcon Shows – Everything you need to know

Falcons  are deeply rooted in  Dubai’s history, and are regarded as cultural icons throughout the UAE. In fact, they’re so highly regarded that images of falcons can be seen on street signs, local currency, and are even the national emblem of the UAE. At Platinum Heritage, we offer a wide variety of professional falcon shows [...]
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Why Platinum Heritage Desert Safaris Are Different

Our CEO, Adam McEwan recently joined Oskar on Swenglanese UAE Business podcast to discuss topics from his first lawn mowing business at age 7 in Australia to the early days of Platinum Heritage Desert Safaris in Dubai. Like many youngsters, at the age of 18 years old Adam set off on a solo backpacking adventure. [...]
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