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Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, relax into your air-conditioned vehicle and travel into the surrounding desert. On route, hear about the importance of falconry to the UAE. The practice was first used by indigenous Bedouins to supplement their diets with meat — courtesy of hares and birds caught by trained falcons. Today, the falcon is held in such reverence that it’s the UAE’s national symbol.

    After about an hour, arrive at a desert retreat owned by a member of the local royal family, and be treated to an exciting falconry display.

    Learn about the ancient and modern techniques used to train the falcons, and then watch transfixed as the falcons fly to collect lures and return to their gloved handlers. Admire the birds’ natural agility and power, and have a go at swinging a lure and flying your own falcon from your hand.

    Afterward, board your chosen transport — either an open-top vintage Land Rover or plush Range Rover — and take a drive around the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve. The UAE’s first national park, this pristine desert sanctuary provides a haven for countless species of desert animals, birds and plants.

    As you travel, use the supplied binoculars to watch for rare Arabian oryx, as well as desert monitors, gazelles and other species of desert fauna and flora.

    Return to the desert retreat and refuel with a tasty local snack such as chebab (Arabic pancake) or ragag (fresh bread). Then, if you wish, finish your visit with a camel ride across the sands.

    Your experience concludes with a transfer back to your hotel.

    Please note: a portion of your ticket price is donated to local animal conservation, so you can feel extra good about participating in this Dubai experience.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Dubai
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Spectacular falcon show with demonstrations of traditional training techniques
    • Interactive demonstration with birds of prey like hawks, desert eagle owls and barn owls
    • Guided safari drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in Range Rover or Vintage Land Rover
    • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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 for the Land Rover option
    • Children under 10 years are not permitted for the Range Rover option
    • Not recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester
    • 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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    Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

    It was absolutely amazing experience. Special thank to Mr. Ben who was really helpful and very informative. Will definitely visit again next year

    2  Thank kaungkhantk2018
    MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Hi Kaungkhantk2018, Thank you so much for your detailed review and your comments about Ben. We are so glad that you found your experience with us to be amazing and would consider visiting again. We look forward to welcoming you! Best Regards, Mabel

    Reviewed May 3, 2019

    Hosam made this day the highlight of our time in Dubai! We traveled all the way from Chicago to experience this tour based on a recommendation from a colleague & it was well worth it! I can’t say enough about the 5-star service that we...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

    Hi SatedandSavvy, Thank you for your review and we are so happy to be able to give a pat on the back to Hosam for your positive comments. We wanted to create the best desert safari experience but to be considered as the highlight of...More

    Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

    Really enjoyed today with our guide Ben...picked up promptly from hotel and had a really informative and fun tour.....great breakfast and interaction with the falcons was coolMore

    4  Thank redandy1
    MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Hi Redandy1 Thank you very much for reviewing the Heritage Falconry and Wildlife 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 Ben will be happy...More

    Reviewed April 23, 2019

    Our guide, Erick, promptly picked us up from our hotel and drove us out to the location. He swung by the camel race track on the way just so we could see the facility, which was a nice added touch. The whole experience was very...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    4  Thank PointsWellTaken
    MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

    Hi PointsWellTaken, Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Falconry Experience. Even better that you were able to enjoy this with your family. It is always great to get feedback from our guests, even more so to hear that...More

    Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

    When you talk about luxury safari you should experience it the platinum way. They cater for both the vintage and the modern clientele using their excuisite fleet of land rovers. The conservational camp facility is state of art and special thanks to Mohammed Atef who...More

    4  Thank ronncierge
    MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

    Hi Ronncierge, Thank you for the amazing review and the kind words towards Mohammed Atif. It is good to know that you were able to learn a few things about the local flora and fauna of the desert. Thanks once again for the recommendation. Best...More

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