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Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment provided by Platinum Heritage

Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment

Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment
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About
The desert around Dubai demands more than a passing look—it’s a place of beauty that showcases the UAE’s Bedouin heritage. This expedition does it justice with several touches not offered on standard tours, including a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover, falconry display, bread- and coffee-making demos, and a multi-course, desert-camp dinner within a royalty-owned retreat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Visit the Dubai desert in style with a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover 
  • Try to spot gazelle and oryx in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Visit a desert camp in a royal retreat and see a falconry show
  • Feel like a Bedouin with bread-making demos, henna art, and camel riding
  • Multi-course dinner and live dance show included
  • Hassle-free experience with hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai
What to expect
  • After central Dubai hotel pickup, travel into the desert before settling into a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover—a classic desert workhorse used extensively in the 1950s.  Then, with a skilled driver, trundle through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, hearing about Dubai’s history and wildlife, and watching for animals such as gazelle and oryx. Stop for a sunset falconry display, and then head to a Bedouin-style desert camp within a private royal retreat. Here, enjoy an Arabic coffee and various Emirati activities like bread-making demonstrations, henna tattoos, and camel riding before sitting at a shared Bedouin-style table for a multi-course local dinner. After a folk-dancing and music show—and optional shisha (Arabic water pipe)—enjoy a minivan transfer to your hotel, where your trip concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the Dubai desert in style with a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover 
  • Try to spot gazelle and oryx in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Visit a desert camp in a royal retreat and see a falconry show
  • Feel like a Bedouin with bread-making demos, henna art, and camel riding
  • Multi-course dinner and live dance show included
  • Hassle-free experience with hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai
What to expect
  • After central Dubai hotel pickup, travel into the desert before settling into a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover—a classic desert workhorse used extensively in the 1950s.  Then, with a skilled driver, trundle through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, hearing about Dubai’s history and wildlife, and watching for animals such as gazelle and oryx. Stop for a sunset falconry display, and then head to a Bedouin-style desert camp within a private royal retreat. Here, enjoy an Arabic coffee and various Emirati activities like bread-making demonstrations, henna tattoos, and camel riding before sitting at a shared Bedouin-style table for a multi-course local dinner. After a folk-dancing and music show—and optional shisha (Arabic water pipe)—enjoy a minivan transfer to your hotel, where your trip concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6183DINNERSAF
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Donation to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Please indicate your Hotel in the comment section if not found from the options. Pick-up times will vary throughout the year based on sunset times. Please use the following schedule as a guideline when planning your day and preparing for pick-up October – February: 14:30h-15:30h March – May: 15:00h-16:00h June – September: 15:30h-16:30h A confirmation of your exact pick-up time will be communicated to you via e-mail or a phone call around 13:00h on the day of the excursion. Should you not hear from us, please contact us.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted on shared car and need a private car booking (Please search for activity: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Private Vintage Land Rover Product code: 6183P20?).
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Donation to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Please indicate your Hotel in the comment section if not found from the options. Pick-up times will vary throughout the year based on sunset times. Please use the following schedule as a guideline when planning your day and preparing for pick-up October – February: 14:30h-15:30h March – May: 15:00h-16:00h June – September: 15:30h-16:30h A confirmation of your exact pick-up time will be communicated to you via e-mail or a phone call around 13:00h on the day of the excursion. Should you not hear from us, please contact us.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted on shared car and need a private car booking (Please search for activity: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Private Vintage Land Rover Product code: 6183P20?).
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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
    Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Platinum Heritage Desert camp
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Dubai
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cate P
Bridlington, England, United Kingdom24 contributions
The best experience of our holiday!
Nov 2021
The most memorable day of our stay in Dubai. We were collected promptly by Tim, our guide from our hotel and driven in a luxury mini bus to the desert which took approx 60 minutes. On arrival we were given our headdresses which our guide expertly put on us all. We were then helped on to our camels, the seat was extremely comfy and felt very safe. We rode approx 60 minutes in to the desert arriving at a beautiful oasis with ice cold drinks and sweet tea, we sat on carpets with cushions and watched the Falcon display while the sun set. We were then taken by open top Vintage Land Rover Defenders to the Bedouin camp, there we enjoyed a delicious authentic meal which included soup with freshly made bread, hummus, salads, lamb, camel, chicken, rice and chickpeas followed by dessert which we didn’t have because we were so full. We were also given warm camel’s milk to try! We then moved to the carpets with cushions to smoke shisha and enjoy the traditional entertainment. Tim then transported us back in the Vintage Land Rover to the mini bus and safely delivered us back to our hotel. The tour lasted around 9 hours and was absolutely fabulous. Professional photographs were taken throughout the day which were very good value, we purchased 10 for 100 AED which is approx £20. The toilet facilities at the camp were extremely clean with running water, flushing wc’s, hand wash and towels. Tim, our guide was brilliant, he was helpful, courteous and incredibly informative and patient answering all of our many questions about Dubai, thank you!
Written 29 November 2021
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Roberta
Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
Amazing experience
Nov 2021 • Friends
The Desert safari with vintage Land Rover is amazing! One of the best experience I’ve ever had. And if you’re lucky enough to have Ahmed Hafez as a guide you’ll enjoy the experience even more because he’s friendly, kind and eager to explain every aspect of the desert.
Written 29 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Love4Food50, We are so happy that loved our experience. We are very lucky to have such warm and welcoming guides who make the experience even more memorable for our guests. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 29 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luis
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Come for the Safari and the Amazing Staff
Our Safari Guide, Asim, was amazing. Asim was very knowledgeable, attentive, hospitable, and made sure our group was safe at all times.

Asim made the safari memorable and I would recommend visiting this safari to have him as your guide. He was very funny and entertaining while also making sure everybody had what they needed.

He was quick to answer all questions and even had some fun facts for us through the trip.

The dinner and entertainment are well worth the money and there were plenty of opportunities to take beautiful photos.

I plan to come back for their overnight and hot air balloon experience. Asim is the best!
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Climber19653751956, This review made us so happy! We are overjoyed that you and your family enjoyed our Heritage Desert Safari experience. You are right, we are very lucky to have such warm and welcoming guides who make the experience even more memorable for our guests.
Written 28 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lazhanski_z
Kitzbuhel, Austria12 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Nov 2021
The organization was spotless. Our guide Majid - very knowledgeable, friendly and helpul. Wonderful experience!!
Written 26 November 2021
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Hi Tzvetan L, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Majd has been with us not for long but he has shown much promise and he will be very to hear of your compliments. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!
Written 26 November 2021
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hitesh m
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
Classy Desert Tour
Our day was perfect. Lisa or Liz picked us up from our hotel in a nice car. The desert safari in the vintage car was amazing. The desert camo itself was very well kept and good service by everyone. The falcon show was good too. Only suggestion is if they could improve the main course food it will be even better
Written 21 November 2021
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Hi MPHitesh, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate guests who provide their feedback and give out suggestions to enhance the experience. We aim to offer the most authentic Bedouin experience for our guests. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 23 November 2021
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Sherpa10888852152
7 contributions
A great trip
Great experience with knowledgable guides. A quality evening and very informative. Would highly recommend, particularly if you live old land rover’s
Written 18 November 2021
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Hi Sherpa10888852152, We are so happy you enjoyed the safari tour in our unique 1950s vintage Land Rover – it is definitely one of the key highlights of our experience. We hope to see you soon.
Written 20 November 2021
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SherK
Civitavecchia, Italy17 contributions
5* STARS
If you are in Dubai you NEED to try this experience. Our guide,Shaikh was funny and careful.we saw falconery show, ate local food and drinks, the desert is a very unique exp.
Written 16 November 2021
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Hi F9856GW, This review made us so happy! We are overjoyed that you and your family enjoyed our Heritage Desert Safari experience. You are right, we are very lucky to have such warm and welcoming guides who make the experience even more memorable for our guests.
Written 20 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neale1810
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK2,496 contributions
Desert safari
We have done the popular ‘dune bashing’ type tour in the past and felt quite ill so decided to try a more sedate tour this time and so pleased we did. Yes it’s more expensive than most other tours but with the headwear, metal drinking bottle and the open top Land Rovers it feels really special.

You are told on the morning of the safari what time the hotel pick up is - for us it was 1430. Amin was our driver and he was great - giving us a comprehensive commentary on the way to the desert rendezvous - about 45 minutes from our airport hotel. There were about 20 open top vehicles running on our day there - you get kitted our with Arabic headwear and given bags with metal water bottles. Photographers are on hand to take photos (you are shown these at the end - 100dhs for 10 and/or 200dhs for the video including drown footage of your car in the desert).

Melania was our driver with 8 in the back and 1 up front. She was excellent and gave us facts and figures as she drove us through the desert. Stopped on sand dunes to see Oryk then on to the falcon show. Everything was done in a relaxed pace and the track we drove on was as smooth as practical through the dunes so didn’t experience any sickness this time!

We had drinks at the falcon show and sat on padded pillows to watch a well thought out demonstration of the tremendous speed and agility of a peregrine falcon. The South African trainer gave us a good insight into falconry in the area.

With then just a few hundred metres ride as the sun was setting we entered the desert camp for dinner. This was well set out and provided henna ‘tattoos’, bread making demonstration, smoking pipes, etc. Toilets were great for the middle of the desert! (Note the first opportunity we had to use a toilet was 3.5 hrs after our pick up so plan accordingly!).

We were assigned a low table and were served lentil soup with bread, starters (2 different salads, hummus, flatbread etc) then were invited to hear about the main courses - selection of local slow cooked lamb, chicken, rice and vegetables and the option of camel. We food was really tasty - especially the lamb but I found the camel a little tough.

After a dance and drumming demo on the main stage they brought out a nice selection of fruit and local doughnuts.

After a short ride we were back at the rendezvous point and in our cars back to Dubai. We got back to the hotel just before 10pm.

A thoroughly enjoyable day and so glad we chose to do it with Platinum Heritage.
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Neale1810, We are so overjoyed that you and your family appreciate our unique Heritage Desert safari. We aim to offer an authentic experience, filled with Emirati traditions and rich culture, for our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 20 November 2021
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KirstyL27
London, UK22 contributions
Epic afternoon out
Wow!!! From start to finish this tour was just the best. It started with the service ahead via whatsapp, which was quick and informative (plus a useful way to communicate when in different countries!), then our tour guide for the day Lionel! What a legend. I loved learning more about him, Dubai, the culture and having lots of fun!!! Thank you so so much!
Written 13 November 2021
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Hi KirstyL27, Your comment is very appreciated. We are so glad that you took the time to share your wonderful time with us.
Written 16 November 2021
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Mateusz M
1 contribution
Fantastic safari
Nov 2021
We had a great time. We could ride a camel and observe falconry during the sunset. We had a very nice meal at the camp with a presentation of traditional music and drumming. All entertainment was supported by amazing host Abbas, who did his best to make us feel comfortable and safe. Thank You! It was fantastic experience!
Written 12 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 697mateuszm, We are so thrilled that you had an incredible experience with us. Your warm comments are highly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 November 2021
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