Dubai Desert Experience With Emirati Activities And Dinner For A Complete Arabian Experience

A Dubai desert safari is the ultimate travel experience and one of the best things to do in Dubai. Most people who visit Dubai choose to take up a desert safari tour as these comprehensive tours come with pick up and drop, and many desert activities. While I was Dubai, I had a day free and was very keen on visiting the desert. My reason to visit? I personally wanted to see the falcon! 

So, I signed up for this Dubai luxury desert experience tour and trust me, it was one of the best experiences that I had. How did it go? Read on to find out. 

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Your Tour Includes:

  • Pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle from Dubai city hotel
  • Enjoy a wildlife Safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in an 1950's Land Rover
  • Watch the Falcon Show and sip on some sparkling date juice
  • Try some henna designs
  • Enjoy a camel ride
  • Live bread and coffee making
  • Enjoy dinner in the desert
  • Watch cultural Emirati entertainment shows
  • Do your bit - Donate to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Tour price: USD 153.68 per person (approximately INR 10,820)

Luxury Desert Experience with Dinner 

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1. Start your Dubai Desert Tour by getting picked up from your hotel

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My tour started with a pick-up from my Dubai hotel. We then headed out to the desert. As we whizzed past Dubai and towards the desert, I was excited to see what’s in store for me. After reaching the desert, we hopped into the open-roof vintage land rover which is considered a vintage mode of transportation as this was extensively used in the 1950s expedition. As we made our way through the desert, the guide entertained us with stories of Dubai’s past and present. He also helped us understand the many customs and traditions that we were about to experience.

2. Explore the indigenous bird-life of Dubai

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We then travelled through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where we enjoyed some wildlife like the Arabian gazelles and oryx, after which, we chanced upon seeing UAEs national bird - the falcon. Now that was something I was looking forward to. We then made our way back to our Land Rovers to travel to the Bedouin-inspired camp for a private royal retreat. As we reached the venue, I was really impressed by the gently flickering flames of the lights that marked the entranceway. We then took a seat at a shared table and waited for our meals to arrive. 

3. Spend your evening enjoying fun games followed by traditional Emirati dinner

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Now before the meals were served, we enjoyed a range of cultural activities that were demonstrated around the table. What followed was an Arabic coffee, live bread making, henna artists and camel rides! At dinner time, we were seated in an authentic goat hair tents on low Bedouin tables. The food had many traditional Emirati specialties which played with beautiful flavours of Middle East and Asia. Later, we enjoyed some shisha and watched some cultural dance.

After spending some time under the stars, we then made our way back to the camp entrance in a Land Rover. Later, we boarded an air-conditioned van to the hotel back in the city.  

Key Details:

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Language: English
  • Departure Details: Your centrally located Dubai hotel
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Departure Time: Pick-up times will vary through-out the year. In order for you to plan your day, please be prepared for a pick-up between the following times: 

  • October – February: 14:30 - 15:30
  • March – May: 15:00 - 16:00
  • June – September: 15:30 - 16:30

A confirmation with a precise pickup time will be sent to your email or phone latest 13:00 on the day of the excursion.

This Dubai Desert Tour is prefect if you are looking to squeeze in one of the most sought-after activities in Dubai in half a day. It covers all the essential elements of Dubai Desert– 4X4 desert drive, an Emirati cultural show and dinner, plus a chance to see a Falcon! 


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