Ethical Falcon Shows in Dubai

Falcons are the national bird and emblem of the United Arab Emirates and are cherished in Emirati culture. Falcons were a big part of the Emirati ancestors’ livelihoods and were important to their survival in the desert. This strong cultural connection is why witnessing a falcon show or getting up close to these majestic birds […]

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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 Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019

Platinum Heritage won two 2019 Dubai Sustainable Tourism awards.

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Dubai as an Ecotourism Destination

Are you looking for an ecotourism experience in Dubai? There are ecotourism activities in Dubai, just not as many as standard touristy things to do. While ecotourism is not a concept top of mind to every traveller visiting Dubai, for some, the idea of sustainable travel is important and often the motivation behind their travel [...]
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Dubai Desert Conservation Guides

Platinum Heritage is the only Desert Safari company in Dubai that is focussed on Ecotourism and has 100% in-house staff, trained extensively on conservation and culture of the region. Most Desert Safari companies in Dubai employ freelance Guides, especially during the busy season. The disadvantage of this is that many of these Guides are not [...]
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Treatment of Camels on Dubai Desert Safaris

Are you considering a Camel Desert Safari when visiting Dubai? Do you want to know how the camels are looked after? Camels are an important part of the Emirati cultural heritage. For centuries, these ships of the desert have served Emiratis in a number of ways. Traditionally camels are loyal travel companions and modes of [...]
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Sustainability and why it is important for Dubai

Sustainability is more than just environment. At Platinum Heritage, we embrace the three pillars of sustainability: respect for the environment, preservation and protection of local culture, and financial support for local communities. Our numerous awards including our most recent award, Best Sustainability Education Programme award at the 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards are testament [...]
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Are you a tourist or a traveller? What’s the difference you might ask? We define “Tourist” as someone that travels somewhere to tick off the must do activities. They will participate in the things to do list that is most published by the big brand guide books. A “Traveller” wants to look a bit deeper, [...]
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Native plants of Dubai

Dubai—with its big lights and fast cars—is sure to sweep you off your feet. If you fall in love, you won’t be the first. Indeed, from indoor skydiving to world-class malls, you don’t have to leave the city to have a fabulous time. But there’s so much more to see. Take a trip to the [...]
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Despite Dubai’s rapid development in the last few decades, the emirate is not all skyscrapers and indoor ski parks. The government of the UAE knew early on that their land was special; focusing on sustainability has always been of the utmost importance. That’s why they established their first national park with the Dubai Desert Conservation [...]
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