Heritage Falconry, Birds of Prey & Wildlife Desert Safari
An immersive morning combining spectacular demonstrations of falcons, hawks and owls, followed by a traditional Emirati breakfast in a Bedouin camp and a wildlife drive in vintage Land Rovers, this is a cultural journey into the past like no other!
As an integral part of desert life in Arabia, falconry goes back more than 2,000 years ago and is extremely important to the heritage of Dubai. This is a unique experience to witness a world-class falcon show and learn about the ancient techniques and traditions of what makes falconry so significant in the Emirati culture. What’s more is that you will take part in an interactive birds of prey demonstration where you will get a chance to fly Harris hawks to your glove and partake in other impressive aerial tricks. Meet Arabia Eagle owls as they fly form the perch to you and fall in love with the cute barn owls.
Afterwards, discover the local flavours and enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast in an authentic Bedouin camp set in the heart of the Dubai desert. Enjoy a short camel ride around the camp and then embark on an adventurous wildlife drive in vintage Land Rovers through the Dubai Desert Conservation. Spot native animals like Arabian oryx and gazelles and learn about local flora like the fire bush and miswak and how these were used traditionally for the survival of the desert nomads, Bedouin.
Desert Safari Highlights
Extraordinary falcon show and interactive demonstration with other birds of prey.
Traditional Emirati breakfast in an authentic Bedouin camp.
Wildlife drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in vintage Land Rovers.
Pick up in an air-conditioned vehicle between 5.30am and 7.00am*
Receive a complimentary adventure pack including a stainless-steel water bottle and Sheila or Ghutra
75-minute spectacular falcon show with demonstrations of traditional training techniques and an interactive demonstration with birds of prey like hawks, desert eagle owls and barn owls
Traditional breakfast in an authentic Bedouin camp
Short camel ride around the camp
45-minute wildlife drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a 1950’s vintage Land Rover
Hotel pick-up in a shared air-conditioned vehicle
A portion of your morning 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 10 years old will be accepted at the child rate
Pick up from Dubai hotels between 5:30am and 7:00am
Return to the Hotel between 11:00am and 12:00pm
Includes a traditional Emirati breakfast: View Menu
Due to health concerns, the wildlife drive is not recommended to pregnant Guests within their third trimester.
Highly trained Conservation Guide with extensive knowledge of ecotourism, cultural heritage, history and natural environment of the UAE.
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
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!