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Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai

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Overview
Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience. Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and swap your vehicle for a camel for a memorable 45-minute ride to an exclusive desert camp amid the dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a host of traditional Arabic activities: see a falconry demonstration and cookery displays, get a henna tattoo, and watch traditional dancing under the stars. The finale comes with a scrumptious 4-course banquet of Emirati dishes served Bedouin style.
Highlights
  • Desert tour from Dubai with longer-than-usual camel ride and no dune bash 
  • Ride in a camel convoy to a desert camp in a royal retreat 
  • Included activities give you the full Arabian camp experience 
  • 4-course dinner with sodas and water, plus Emirati dance show 
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Dubai hotels for convenience
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, travel into the desert by air-conditioned minivan. Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride across the sands to a Bedouin-inspired camp set within a reserve owned by the UAE’s royal family. Take in the atmosphere of the torch-lit compound, and as the sun sets, watch a falconry demonstration. Stroll into the dunes for sunset photos, and enjoy the activities on offer inside the Bedouin-style tent—getting a henna tattoo, sipping Arabic coffee, and watching bread- and coffee-making demonstrations. Next, settle at a low table for a 4-course dinner of Emirati dishes served with soda and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Afterward, opt to try a shisha (Arabic water pipe), and enjoy live dancing and music displays under the stars before your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off in Dubai.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler 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.
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Camel caravan through the desert
  • Falconry demonstration with sparkling date juice
  • Henna tattoo demonstrations
  • Live bread- and coffee-making displays
  • 4-course dinner with water and juice
  • Emirati entertainment
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Platinum Heritage bedouin camp
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I highly recommend Platinum Heritage! From the hotel pick up to the last enthusiastic smile at hotel drop off guides Carola and John were excellent. I chose the camel ride option (vs.vintage car experience), one of many cultural tour highlights. Go out and make memories with
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Responded 3 days ago
Hi schughes1957, Thank you for the amazing feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Camel Safari. Sailing through the desert on the back of a camel is truly amazing but a ride in our Classic Vintage Land Rovers is definitely something you should try. We hope to see again soon. Regards, Mabel
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I am so grateful we found this tour. We had such an amazing Experience - from cousine to the activities. Our tour guide Etrite ali was amazing - at all times he made sure we were ok. We chose the camel ride and it was incredibile! Very happy!
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Responded 3 days ago
Hi DanielleA4, What an amazing review you wrote about Platinum Heritage. We are overwhelmed when we hear that our experience was the highlight of guest's trip to Dubai Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Mabel.
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went on the camel ride and enjoyed the falcon show then was able to experience 7 courses and some incredible entertainment! this experience was the best and most memorable out of the whole trip. I would deff recommend to try the camel ride because i mean why wouldn't you, in
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Responded 3 days ago
Hi liseg0621, Thank you for writing a review of your experience. Any tour experience is only as good as the memories it leaves. Therefore, we are so proud that you've had the chance to experience our Camel Safari and place us on the top of your list. Thank you for the compliments towards our Guide Youseff. Best Regards, Mabel
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The whole excursion was perfect from the beginning to the end. Our guide Rasheed was very polite and professional and driving us through the city explained a lot about Dubai and life here. He was very thoughtful and always asked if we were okay. Other members of staff were also
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Marek K, Thank you for the kind review. We are delighted you could rate us with an "Excellent". Such comments are exatly what we hope for. Thank you for your support and compliments towards Rasheed. We would be sure to pass them across. Thanks for the recommendation. Regards, Mabel
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I searched and searched for an authentic desert experience for our stint in Dubai, particularly one that maintained respect for the history and culture of the region. While I’m sure that dune-bashing is fun, I wanted something more immersive and culturally sensitive—and I
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi xlxsoleilxlx, Thank you for your review and for adding so many amazing photographs. We will know who to turn to if we need another Photographer! 😉 We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience and we appreciate it when our guests share our enthusiasm for conservation and the effect that dune bashing has on the environment. We are on a mission to supply an authentic experience to guests like you. Thank you so much for your support. Mabel
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, French
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