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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

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Enjoy a personal interaction with falcons on a private, 5-hour falconry experience. Travel from Dubai by luxury 4x4, and then enjoy your own falconry session amid the dune-filled Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Guided by expert falconers, discover how to fly one of the birds of prey from your gloved hand, see traditional and modern training techniques, and marvel at the birds’ speed and agility. Enjoy a wildlife-watching drive and the option to upgrade with a breakfast at the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort.
  • Learn Dubai’s desert and Bedouin ways on a private falconry and wildlife tour
  • Fly birds from your hand and enjoy falconry instruction focused on you
  • Private wildlife drive through the dunes of Dubai Desert ConservationReserve
  • Includes 4WD transfers, plus upgrade to deluxe breakfast at Al Maha Desert resort
What to Expect
Depart early from your Dubai hotel and journey to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by a private climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, hear about the Emirati passion for falconry: a Bedouin technique where birds were used to hunt desert animals for meat. On arrival, take a wildlife safari through the dunes, watching for oryx, gazelle, lizards, and more, and learning about indigenous plants. Next, enjoy a private falconry experience. Meet falcons, kestrels, and other birds from a family collection and take an active part in a training session. Wear a glove to let them fly and return to your hand after collecting bait, and watch demos of training methods, such as the use of drones. Finally, return to Dubai. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, continue to the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast (see Itinerary) overlooking the dunes. Whichever option you’ve chosen, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Dubai hotel
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Return Details
Concludes at your Dubai hotel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Interactive falconry session
  • Use of falconry glove and other equipment
  • Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort (if option selected)
  • Value Added Tax of 5% is already included on the prices
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup and drop-off time may vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
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 2 weeks ago

Cesar picked us up at the hotel lobby around 4:30am, before it gets too hot for the birds to be comfortable. A gorgeous drive into the desert, maybe an hour long.. beautiful colors at sunrise on desert. Up close with 5 different birds, which will...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, Many thanks for all your kind words and we are very pleased you enjoyed your morning with us. From all of us at Royal Shaheen we would like too wish you a happy 2019. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed September 2, 2019

What an amazing experience we had with Hendrik and Rahim and of course the birds of prey. Life time memories we will always have. Thankyou and we highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear kfzappa, Many thanks for your kind words. I will be sure pass on you "thanks" to Hendri and Rahim. Kind regards, Pete

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Everything about this experience was on point! Hendrik and Rahim were very welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable about falconry, the local wildlife and conservation, and Dubai in general. I would give it more stars if TripAdvisor would let me

Date of experience: August 2019
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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brian, Your a champion. Many thanks for all your kind words. perhaps we can have a word with Tripadvisor, ha ha. Kind regards, Pete

Reviewed May 6, 2019

If you want a personal, close-up adventure with birds of prey, and experts who will share their knowledge and love of the ancient art of falconry in the beautiful Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve—then book this tour with Royal Shaheen Events! From the minute our guide,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Our guides, Cesar and Rahim, were excellent. It is hard not to fall in love with the birds after seeing up close how beautiful, powerful, and graceful they are. Cesar is a veterinarian who is obviously passionate and very knowledgeable about birds and other animals....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Dear Pearlce, Thank you so much for the review. We really do appreciate the kind words and effort you have made. We look forward to having you back sometime. Regards, Pete

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January 10, 2019|
Response from PaulaAndGeorge21 | Reviewed this property |
Our apologies about the delay in replying, but I only just saw your question. There were just the two of us on our tour, with two guides - which was ideal for us. I'm sorry but I do not know if this is always the case, but... More
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