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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2-Dubai Falconry Safari

Highlights
  • Experience Dubai’s desert on a falconry/wildlife safari
  • Fly a falcon to try and learn about the Bedouin tradition of falconry
  • Look for oryx, gazelle, and more on a safari in the Dubai Conservation Reserve
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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
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Small-group falconry experience
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Overview
Falconry and wildlife are inextricably bound in the UAE desert but don’t usually feature on Dubai’s standard desert tours. This tour is different: It lets you focus on the animals that are key to the landscape and its history. Take a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and join a falconry session to experience a falcon flying from your hand. Upgrade to include breakfast at a luxe desert resort.
What to Expect
Book your desired option and after early pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by climate-controlled 4WD vehicle.
Hear about Emirati desert traditions and falconry en route and then set off on a wildlife drive. Cross the dunes to look for the elusive Arabian oryx, gazelle, hares, monitor lizards, and other animals, and learn about the reserve’s work in protecting them.
Next, enjoy a group falconry interaction with birds, such as falcons or kestrels, from a prized collection. Don a glove and fly a bird from your hand to collect a lure and return to you. See training in action and learn how the Bedouin traditionally used these magnificent birds for hunting.
Afterward, return to Dubai, or if you’ve upgraded, visit the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast overlooking the dunes. See the Itinerary for sample dishes.
Either way, your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely Incredible Adventure

We had the good fortune to experience the Falconry Safari with Royal Shaheen. Hendrik and Cesar were our guides for the day. We booked a small-group tour, but fortunately our family of 5 (three teenagers) was the sole booking for the day. We were collected...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank zahnbub
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Zahnbub, Wow, your review is fantastic. Thank you so much for all your kind words. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Raptor Experience

It's not easy getting up at the crack of dawn whilst on holiday but was well worth the experience. Rebecca and Khaimah (the greater spotted eagle) met us at the hotel and off we went into the desert. The interaction with the birds was fantastic....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hazel1911
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hazel, We have this everyday. Converting sleepers into early rises is something we do exceptionally well. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unforgettable Desert Safari with Cesar!

Everything was organised perfect! Picking up at the Hotel with Khaimah, drive to the desert with a Jeep, Information from César, short stop at the camel race track, Falconry Show and interaction with the birds by ourselfs! César was an outstanding host and we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Graefli72
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Graefli72, Fantastic. I am so pleased everything turned out the way you had hoped. Thanks for making the effort to post a review of your time with us. We all really appreciate it. Every review means the work to our little bussiness. Take care,...More

Reviewed 26 January 2019
Just amazing

I sincerely recommend this Safari, everything was just perfect, the Organisation, the Guide Rebecca, Rahim the falkener both of them could answer every question and they were just amazing with the birds. We were alone on this trip thus had the pleasure to have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heubergerin
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Dear Heubergerin, Wow, very kind words, thank you very much. Your pics are wonderful and thanks for sharing them with future travelers. It means a great deal to our small business. Take care and all the best for 2019. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Most Awesome Experience

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary doing this tour & wow what a great memory we now have, .Bryan & Rahim were so friendly, professional & informative. From pickup to the amazing Breakfast at Al Mahara Resort, to meeting & interacting with all of Bryans...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank darlene b
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Darlene, Such lovely words and great feedback. Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review of your experience with us. It really does go a long way for a tiny company like ours to receive reviews like yours. Thank...More

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