Platinum Heritage

Bedouin Life, Falconry and Wildlife Drive

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Days of Operation
Daily except Sundays
(1 Oct – 15 May)
Duration
Half Day Morning
Price per person
Adult: AED 495
Child: AED 395
Private car
2 Guests: AED 1,980
4 Guests: AED 2,475
6 Guests: AED 2,970
8 Guests: AED 3,960

Bedouin Life, Falconry and Wildlife Drive

Experience life as a Bedouin nomad, making a life in Dubai’s unforgiving desert. See how these people herded, hunted, camped, and thrived in the ultimate cultural safari.

‘Bedouin’ stems from ‘Bedu’, the Arabic term for a ‘desert dweller’. While most people in ancient times settled near rivers, the Bedouin chose the freedom of the open desert. Here, they relied on their ingenuity and grit as they overcame the harsh climate.

Your journey starts in the morning, as you’re driven out to the Dubai desert (in air-conditioned comfort). Then, you’ll leave your modern amenities and mount a camel. Ride the “ship of the desert” for 15 minutes, until you arrive at your destination: a nomadic Bedouin camp, presenting a glimpse into authentic Bedouin life.

You’ll be greeted in traditional fashion, with rose water, Arabic coffee, and dates. Explore the village, constructed of traditional woven goat hair, wood, and stones; a tribute to the resourcefulness of the nomadic people. You’ll have the chance to meet and chat with Bedouin storytellers, pet farm animals, get up close with the Arabian hunting dogs called Saluki’s and learn about Bedouin-style hunting, and how the deadly combination of falconry and Saluki dogs became their main means of hunting. You will also be able to watch the world’s fastest animal in flight in a spectacular falconry presentation.

Our Guides will explain how to prepare your own traditional Arabic meal called Foul Medames, complete with traditional Arabic Ragaag bread and luqaimat, a delicious dessert, all the while enjoying the traditional dances performed by young local Bedouin. In authentic Bedouin style, breakfast will be served on a large platter on the floor so you can enjoy this fun and social tradition.

See how Land Rovers, first introduced in 1948, transformed Bedouins life, as they could finally trade, explore and survey the vast desert areas with ease. Climb aboard a vintage Land Rover into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for a wildlife safari, stopping and seeing how the native flora and fauna were used for survival.

After your morning cultural experience, air-conditioned cars will return you to modern Dubai, the next chapter of the Bedouin life.

Desert Safari Highlights

Dubai Desert Heritage Bedouin Life

Experience an authentic glimpse into Bedouin History

Sample traditional Bedouin Breakfast while meeting a local Bedouin

Dubai Desert Heritage Bedouin Life Dog

Enjoy a wildlife safari in 1950’s vintage Land Rovers

Itinerary

  • Pick up from Dubai Hotels between 6:00am to 7:00am.
  • Be involved in preparing your breakfast at our authentic food and cooking stations– Foul, Medames, Ragag / flat bread, Luggamat.
  • Enjoy a 15 min camel ride.
  • Be introduced to the animals the Bedouin kept including goats and Salukis (desert dog)s.
  • Falcon Show – falcon presentation / falcon flying with the possibility to hold the falcon for pictures.
  • Meet local Bedouin(s), ask questions and hear their tales.
  • Wildlife drive through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in vintage Land Rover.
  • Return to the hotel between 11:00am and 12:00pm*

*Season dependant

Finer details 

  • Hotel pick-up from urban Dubai area, in an air-conditioned vehicle (shared).
  • Bathrooms facilities are available throughout the tour.
  • A portion of your desert safari fee is contributed towards local conservation.
  • A private car booking is required if travelling with children under 5 years old.Children over 5 years old and under 12 years old will be accepted at the child rate.
  • As it is warm in the desert we recommend hat, sunglasses, sun cream, comfortable cool clothes.
  • Pick up from Dubai Hotels between 6:00am to 7:00am.
  • Be involved in preparing your breakfast at our authentic food and cooking stations– Foul, Medames, Ragag / flat bread, Luggamat.
  • Enjoy a 15 min camel ride.
  • Be introduced to the animals the Bedouin kept including goats and Salukis (desert dogs).
  • Falcon Show – falcon presentation / falcon flying with the possibility to hold the falcon for pictures.
  • Meet local Bedouin(s), ask questions and hear their tales.
  • Wildlife drive through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in vintage Land Rover.
  • Return to the hotel between 11:00am and 12:00pm*

*Season dependent

  • Hotel pick-up from urban Dubai area, in an air-conditioned vehicle (shared).
  • Bathrooms facilities are available throughout the tour.
  • A portion of your desert safari fee is contributed towards local conservation.
  • A private car booking is required if travelling with children under 5 years old.Children over 5 years old and under 12 years old will be accepted at the child rate.
  • As it is warm in the desert we recommend hat, sunglasses, sun cream, comfortable cool clothes.

Client Testimonials

The overall experience was a definite highlight of our trip to the UAE and the Company was extremely professional and engaging.

Jacqui W – Australia

Absolutely one of the best tour experiences. My husband found this tour from the Tripadvisor top activities recommendation, and the high ranking really did not disappoint!

Judy M – England

It was a great experience, certainly one of the (if not THE) highlights from our vacation. We will surely recommend your tours to all of our friends and family

Sanneke H – Netherland

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