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Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort provided by Platinum Heritage

Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort

Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort
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Tour snapshot
See wildlife on a guided desert safari by Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV from Dubai
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Bedouin-camp dinner tours. This morning tour breaks convention, focusing on a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by Range Rover. Look for gazelle, oryx, and other rare species; learn about the dunes and flora and their part in Bedouin tradition; and finish with refreshments at the exclusive Al Maha resort.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Highlights
  • Look for gazelle, oryx, flora, and more in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Learn desert customs and enjoy refreshments at the luxe Al Maha resort
  • Includes return transfer to your Dubai hotel for comfort and convenience
What to expect
Depart your Dubai hotel by 4WD Range Rover. Arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the UAE’s first national park and a haven for wildlife. With a professional driver-guide at the wheel, set off in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV for a wildlife safari. As you travel through the dunes, hear about the reserve's ecosystem and 100 or so animal species, some of them endangered. Watch for wildlife through powerful binoculars, perhaps seeing the rare Arabian oryx, Ethiopian hedgehog, or Gordon’s wildcat, together with gazelle and desert monitors. Stop to see indigenous plants, and learn how they’re used for medicinal purposes by local Bedouin. Following your drive, continue to the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort in the dunes. Here, refuel with refreshments, such as pastries paired with tea, coffee, or fruit juice. Your experience ends with a minivan drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Look for gazelle, oryx, flora, and more in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Learn desert customs and enjoy refreshments at the luxe Al Maha resort
  • Includes return transfer to your Dubai hotel for comfort and convenience
What to expect
Depart your Dubai hotel by 4WD Range Rover. Arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the UAE’s first national park and a haven for wildlife. With a professional driver-guide at the wheel, set off in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV for a wildlife safari. As you travel through the dunes, hear about the reserve's ecosystem and 100 or so animal species, some of them endangered. Watch for wildlife through powerful binoculars, perhaps seeing the rare Arabian oryx, Ethiopian hedgehog, or Gordon’s wildcat, together with gazelle and desert monitors. Stop to see indigenous plants, and learn how they’re used for medicinal purposes by local Bedouin. Following your drive, continue to the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort in the dunes. Here, refuel with refreshments, such as pastries paired with tea, coffee, or fruit juice. Your experience ends with a minivan drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6183CONSERVATION
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Range Rover
  • Breakfast at the Al Maha desert resort
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Murqquab
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Pick-up times will vary throughout the year based on sunrise times. Please use the following schedule as a guideline when planning your day and preparing for pick-up between 07.00am – 07.30am. A confirmation of your exact pick-up time will be communicated to you via e-mail or a phone call around 17:00h on the day before the excursion. Should you not hear from us, please contact us at +971 4 440 9827.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (Arabic, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Range Rover
  • Breakfast at the Al Maha desert resort
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Murqquab
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Pick-up times will vary throughout the year based on sunrise times. Please use the following schedule as a guideline when planning your day and preparing for pick-up between 07.00am – 07.30am. A confirmation of your exact pick-up time will be communicated to you via e-mail or a phone call around 17:00h on the day before the excursion. Should you not hear from us, please contact us at +971 4 440 9827.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (Arabic, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort
As a responsible tourism company, your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated by Dubai Tourism and the UAE government’s Covid-19 Command Control Centre to ensure that our experiences are safe.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dubai
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Dubai
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alice K
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
Jan 2022
I had been on an evening desert safari twice over the years with another company but had found it a bit too touristy and was looking for something more special to do with my boyfriend who was visiting the UAE for the first time.

This breakfast safari was expensive but boy was it worth it! We were picked up at the agreed time from our hotel by our lovely guide Mutty. He drove us around in a sleek Range Rover with a huge transparent roof and comfy seats. You can pay extra to have your own car (i.e. not sharing with another couple), which I had not done, but it just so happened that no-one else had booked so we had it all to ourselves anyway.

Mutty gave us a lot of information about what we were seeing as we drove out of Dubai, then again in the nature reserve. He took some great photos of us in the desert, explained the wildlife and plants, and made sure to stop the car so we could see the animals up close. We also stopped at a lake and fed the fish, while watching some wild birds.

The breakfast took place in the luxury Al Maha resort and was absolutely delicious - we had access to the buffet and could also order whatever we wanted from the menu (seafood omelette and French toast in our case). The best bit was the baby gazelles standing just metres away from us, watching us eat. What a fantastic experience.

If you can, steer clear of other companies offering the desert safari and camp dinner, and go for this experience because it is absolutely worth it and so special. Thank you Mutty for being so kind.
Written 25 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi AliceK306, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in detail. As a proud Ecotourism company, along with preserving and educating on local fauna and flora, we also endeavor to preserve the UAE culture. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Nature drive, and we'll make sure to pass on your lovely comments to Mutty. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 27 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Msafiri-USA
27 contributions
Dec 2020
We had a fantastic experience led by Sam, a very knowledgeable guide and driver and whose passion for the work and the joy of conservation were clear. From explaining every stage in detail to patiently teaching us to wear the souvenir ghutra (traditional Arabian headdress) and sharing fascinating stories about the desert and snippets about Bedouin life, Sam made it a lot of educational fun! Breathtakingly beautiful views, great photo opportunities, a very comfortable ride in a Range Rover and a delicious breakfast to cap it all, this is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Dubai with time to spare, and you'd be very lucky to have Sam as your guide. The early morning start makes it possible to finish the trip by late morning, with the rest of the day open for other activities. We are planning to do it again.
Written 22 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Msafiri-USA, Your comment is very appreciated. We are so glad that you took the time to share your wonderful time with us. Our guides make sure the guests are comfortable and are having an amazing and knowledgeable time with us. They are so happy to know when guests appreciate their hard work. We will be sure to pass on the lovely comments to your tour guide Sam. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best regards, Karen
Written 23 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Woroine
8 contributions
Instead of hopping between malls, we had decided to take a half day getaway from the city to enjoy the nature of UAE. This place should be on your list if you wanted to see the real beauty of Dubai. It is expensive compared to most other local tours or safari, but it just worths it. Our guide Shane is from South Africa but he is very knowledgeable about UAE and the desert. He was also very friendly, enthusiastic, engaging and had given us good insights on the desert reserve per se and desert animals in UAE. The tour began with understanding the camels in UAE, oryx and gazelle watching to delicious breakfast at the resort accompanied by gazelles. I would recommend this tour for those who are looking for something different to do in dubai other than malls, outlets and malls. Thanks to our guide who took us on this trip and we had enjoyed it a lot.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kentman1964
Snodland45 contributions
Original pickup was advised the night before as being 07:20. Text on the day she was running 15 mins late, arrived 30 minutes late explained she was delayed collecting other guests. And so it started. Due to covid we had booked an exclusive tour and we’re not willing to share. This we explained to our driver and she confirmed we were correct.
We finally got a replacement driver at a bit before 09:00. They suggested we have breakfast first then do the tour. We told them it was so late if we hoped to see anything we need to go straight away and would pass on the breakfast. Arriving at the conservation area Ben the supervisor took over and did the tour drive. He was amiable and tried really hard but in reality the mornings debacle had ruined the day and the temperature had risen to a level where animals were sheltering so weren’t visible.
We are only here for a few days and this was looked on as a highlight well sorry Platinum you messed up and wrecked it. We were both glad when it was over to be honest.
I have been emailed by Platinum apologising and stating they are processing an 800 dirum refund which I thank them for and thank you Ben for trying to make it into something memorable.
Written 21 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Kentman1964, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take every feedback seriously and we have taken the necessary steps to ensure that the same issue will not happen in the future. We hope we get to host you again on the same tour or on our other experiences in the hopes of convincing you to change your mind. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Written 22 November 2021
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James Leckinger
Aurora, IL7 contributions
Jun 2021
Our guide Anzor picked us up right on time at the hotel and told us about the desert with the eye and passion of a true conservationist. We stopped to see the camel racing place and saw interesting animals in the desert. We loved jumping out of the Land Rover to really feel the desert and the heat! Breakfast at the Al Maha Resort was top notch and the staff so warm and welcoming. So nice to get out of the city and learn about the area surrounding Dubai. Highly recommend and bravo to Anzor!
Written 1 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi JLeckinger, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us and with your guide, Anzor. We have been very lucky to have him be part of our incredible Team! We aim to offer the most authentic Bedouin experience for our guests. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 5 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter
2 contributions
Don’t hesitate if you are considering this tour!

We were picked up by Mutty at 7:30am in a beautiful Range Rover Sport. He shared with us his knowledge of Dubai, the desert and anything we could ask!

From Dubai to the camel race track to watch training sessions on the way to the wildlife refuge. Once there, a great tour through the desert with plenty of opportunities for photos and learning. Mutty shared with us his knowledge of the desert, the animals, the plants and the nomadic life that once existed.

Breakfast at the resort was wonderful, amazing food and service to match!

I highly recommend this tour, it is well worth the cost for the memories!

Mutty was absolutely great. Personable, knowledgeable and a delight to spend time with!
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi pnt981106, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are delighted to know that you had a unique trip. We look forward to welcoming you again. We will be sure to pass on the lovely comments to Mutty as well. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 8 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christian H
Rochdale, UK6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I can’t recommend this trip enough! We were picked up at our hotel in a white Range Rover and treated like VIPs all day. Not only is it a tour and experience of the dessert but our guide and driver Eric gave us an insight into the rest of Dubai too. He could answer any question we threw at him and really entertained us. On route to the dessert he unexpectedly stopped at the camel racing track and gave us an sight into camel racing and we were lucky enough to catch the final stages of one of the races.
The drive around the dessert park itself is very interesting and experiencing the dunes is something unique that I urge anyone visiting Dubai to do. Breakfast at the Maha resort was 5 star, there was a large buffet selection plus the waiters took orders from the wide selection available on the menu. We visited lots of landmarks and attractions in Dubai but this trip was definitely the best thing we did.
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KVF
Michigan4 contributions
Feb 2020
Platinum Heritage is a top notch company. I booked the morning excursion with my daughter and we were delighted by the knowledge of our guide as well as the tour of the beautiful desert...no dune bashing craziness but a respectful and educational drive through the conservation area where we had a chance to see animals and plants that survive in harsh conditions. Breakfast at the Al Maha Resort was lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour and company...we enjoyed this so much, we booked an evening tour with Platinum Heritage while we were in Dubai.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello KVF, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are delighted to know that you and your daughter had a unique trip. Our mission is to provide an eco-friendly desert tour within the Dubai Conservation. We travel sustainably and responsibly in natural and cultural areas to conserve and protect the environment. As a proud Ecotourism company, along with preserving and educating on local fauna and flora, we also endeavor to preserve the UAE culture. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Wildlife drive. We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter again for our tour. Best regards, Karen
Written 11 March 2020
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Thilo M.
Rolle, Switzerland119 contributions
Apr 2021
We were a group of 5 peaple so the company suggested a 7 seater SUV which was perfect for us to be all in the same car. Our guide was very helpful and knoledgable telling us many facts about desert fauna and flora. The Breakfast at Al Maha was very pleasant as well. Really good professional and comfortable experience.
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Thilo, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our guides make sure to provide the best service to our guests and create an amazing and comfortable experience, focusing on natural and cultural areas to conserve and protect the environment. We would love to see you all again soon!
Written 15 May 2021
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Jean K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
Mar 2020
Highly recommended. We were picked up on time in a Range Rover by our 2 guides who were very knowledgeable. This tour is great as it is an exclusive service and can be tailored to your needs. My friend had some mobility issues so we saw lots of things without her having to do a lot of walking. The breakfast was lovely. All in all a wonderful, private, exclusive, tour with knowledgeable guides.
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello P6158OIjeank, Thank you for that fantastic review! We are so thrilled you had a great experience with us. Our priority is to make sure our guests are comfortable and they enjoy themselves throughout our tours. You are right, we are very lucky to have such warm and welcoming guides who make the experience even more memorable for our guests. We hope to see you and your friend again soon! Best regards, Karen
Written 12 March 2020
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Unforgettable experience
Amazing experience! I had the opportunity to leave an authentic local experience, from the food, to the desert, to
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An enjoyable experience
This experience was better than expected. We attended on 5/2 and had a blast.We got to see so much of the desert,
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Ahmed Hafez
Our tour guide was Ahmed Hafez whom was recommended by friends in the USA. They have gone on the tour with him and
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The best dessert tour!
Amazing tour guides - thank you Aamir for the unforgettable experience. The dessert safari was informative with a c
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Outstanding experience, thank you Aamir!
The entire tour was excellent. Well organized, on time, with exceptional service by Aamir who is not just a great g
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Do not miss this fantastic opportunity
Hosam picked us up in a perfectly detaied Range Rover and took us to our Balloon adventure. He shared his incredib
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Amazing day
We have just enjoyed a great day and evening on this tour. Our guide Abbas was amazing and kept us fed with interes
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Amazing experience in the desert
Great expérience in the désert with Ahmed very nice and professional. We were a group of 8 people with kids to cele
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BEST PRIVATE NIGHT SAFARI TOUR IN DUBAI - walk in the desert, owl experience and astronomy with wholesome variety of local food
The tour is a one of a kind activity in the region. Our guide, Jacob, ensured we had the best experience possible.
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Quality and excellent experience
Abbas was the friendliest and professional tour guide, he was attentive and a great laugh. We had a great time
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Amazing experience
The experience of walking on the dunes is incredible! Oscar's company greatly enriched the tour! Watching the sun
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Super Event
For us, the visit to the desert was a must in advance and have also implemented the intention. Despite all the ske
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OVER ALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY.
It was a great experience with Hero experiences group as the hospitality of the team was excellent. We enjoyed eve
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Land Rover Desert Safari
What a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed by all the family age 11 up ….. our amazing guide Aamir was wonderful he
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It was the most unforgettable trip!
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