We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Conservation Drive with Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
Discover the fauna and flora of the UAE desert on this fascinating 5-hour conservation drive tour from Dubai. Traveling in a luxury Range Rover with a professional safari guide, roam the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to seek out everything from Arabian oryx and desert monitors to rare indigenous flora. Learn about the fragile ecosystem; how the Bedouins used desert plants for cooking and medicine; and seize the opportunity to photograph what you see. Then, relax and enjoy the magical landscape over complimentary breakfast at the famous Al Maha Desert Resort.
  • See wildlife on a guided desert safari by Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV from Dubai
  • 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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Dubai
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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 - Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (63)
Filter reviews
27 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews range rover the reserve flora and fauna perfect morning land rover platinum heritage great guide oryx ben eric questions hossam desert dates dunes safari
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

I am gutted as I didn’t get our drivers name, but nevertheless he was absolutely amazing. All the way to the desert he told us about various landmarks and future events. When we got in to the desert he took us on an open top...More

2  Thank Lesley2108
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2019

Hi Lesley2108, Thank you for your review. We all love the Land Rovers for the adventure and authenticity. However, gliding through the desert in a Range Rover is really something. We are happy to hear you had the opportunity to experience both. Thank you for...More

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

I did my very small group tour with Ben and had a great time in the reserve and driving through the desert in our 2018 decked out range Rover. We saw lots of Oryx and gazelles along with bird life. The included breakfast at the...More

Thank Steve_from_DR
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Hi Steve_from_DR, Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your morning with us and thank you for the kind compliments towards Ben. We are also pleased you were able to see so much wildlife. Thanks for the recommendation. Mabel

Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

We’re full of impressions. Everything is excellent: car, weather, itinerary, desert itself, animals and delicious breakfast! Special thanks to our guide Anzor who provided us with interesting information in Russian and was very attentive and helpful!

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Kuzmina N
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Hi Kuzmina N, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you were happy to enjoy all aspects of your tour. Thank you for the compliments towards Anzor, would make sure to float them on. Kind Regards, Mabel

Reviewed July 11, 2019

We had a wonderful time this morning on the Conservation tour with our fantastic guide Ali. He was very engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw many animals and had a great breakfast at Al Maha. Very worthwhile trip!More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank theSurferGirls
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Hi theSurferGirls, Thank you very much for reviewing the Platinum Conservation Drive Safari. We don't always hear from our guests from the morning tours so it was great to receive your review. Our Guides read all of our reviews and Ali will be happy to...More

Reviewed June 24, 2019

Our experience this morning was AMAZING! Our guide Youssef picked us up from our hotel in Dubai at 5:15 am in an air-conditioned Land Rover, was very professional and knowledgeable about many things in Dubai, spoke fluent English, and made us feel comfortable throughout the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank coachlillie
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2019

Hi coachlillie, Thank you for taking your time to give your feedback. We are so happy that you were able to see so much wildlife during your safari. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Mabel

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 3, 2019|
Response from Lesley2108 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure as each hotel will be different but if you ask at the tour desk they will help you
April 12, 2018|
Response from gumbokins | Reviewed this property |
there were toilets at Al Maha. I couldn’t remember if there were toilets at the “base camp” where our driver deflated the tires but at the desert itself, no toilet.
Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: