HERITAGE DESERT SAFARI

Experience the cultural heritage and natural environment of Dubai

Like every desert dream you’ve ever had but like nothing you’ve ever experienced, the Heritage Desert Safari is where culture and adventure collide. With traditional headscarf in place, you’ll climb aboard your 1950s open topped land rover, for a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

The dunes will quickly start to feel like home as you arrive at your traditional, torch-lit Bedouin camp, experience a sunset falcon show and be entertained as only the Emirati know how - with henna, camel rides, shisha, drumming and a traditional dinner.

Replete and satisfied, as the desert draws to darkness, your guide will be ready to return you safely to your hotel.

Prices start from £129


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KEY FEATURES

Pick-up from Dubai hotels between 2:30pm and 4:30pm Arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Receive a Sheila/Ghutra (traditional headscarf) Embark on a wildlife drive through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Travel in an open-top vintage Land Rover Enjoy a sunset falcon show in the sand dunes
Arrive at an authentic torch-lit Bedouin camp Enjoy the traditional entertainment Dinner includes soup, salad, appetiser, main course and dessert Enjoy cultural Emirati entertainment such as drumming/Yola Return to the Hotel between 9:30pm-11:30pm

Frequently asked Questions

The tour is happy to accommodate your food/dietary requirements. There are many dishes that are vegetarian so you will still have a variety to enjoy. Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any food allergies.

At the time of booking, you will be given a 1 hour time range to help you plan your day and will take the following steps on the day of your safari: Phone you at your Hotel room and advise you of the pick-up time. If you are not in the room… We leave a message with the Concierge Send you a confirmation email. If you are not in the room and we were not provided with an email address, we will phone or leave a text message on the international number you provided. If you have not received a message by 1pm on the day of your tour.

The weather in the Dubai desert is very different to in the city. During the day, loose-fitting clothing and shoes that can be easily removed (flip flops/sandals/thongs) are best. However, at night, please use the following as a guide: May-October – Loose clothing, shorts, t-shirts, etc November – April – Dress in layers. It can become quite cold in the desert as soon as the sun sets. Especially between December-February, the temperature can get down below 10 degrees Celsius. Jeans, closed shoes, shirts, cardigans or even a jacket is required on cooler nights in the desert.

Be entertained by traditional henna tattoos, live bread-making, Arabic coffee-making, camel rides and aromatic shisha pipes

As the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Alcohol is generally not permitted in the Arabic culture, and while the Rulers of the country have shown great flexibility in allowing service in hotels, we are committed to stay true to local traditions and showcase the authenticity, warmth and hospitality of this region. For these reasons alcohol is not served on the heritage desert tours.

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