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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari

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Learn how to fly a falcon on a 5-hour small-group falconry experience from Dubai. With a group, travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4 vehicle, and learn about the UAE’s passion for falconry. After a wildlife drive through the reserve to a hunting camp, take turns with other group members to fly a bird from your glove and see training displays. If you want to make the experience more special, upgrade to enjoy breakfast afterward at Al Maha Desert Resort. Numbers are limited to 12 for an intimate experience.
  • 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
  • Small-group tour with limit of 12; plus, upgrade for luxe desert breakfast
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.
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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
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 1.5- to 2-hour 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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Pickup and drop-off time will 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 5 days ago

Worth every penny, this trip is well worth it and would recommend it to anyone interested in birds of prey.We where picked up from the hotel by Dylan and khaimah the greater spotted eagle, and taken out to the desert where we seen the sunrise...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Claire P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I did the dfs tour on Friday morning. Cesar picked us up at 5am and on our drive to Dubai desert conservation reserve explained in detail what to expect from the experience and everything we need to know about the various birds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bzli83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional Prompt and complete passion for the birds and their role. These birds are birds of prey - this team totally gets this, they are in tune with the birds and you can tell they care deeply. Worth while the early start. Perfect day thanks...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KerriH285
Reviewed September 9, 2019

I am at a loss of words when it comes to describing this amazing experience. Falconry is an extremely important part of the history of the Middle East. The staff at Royal Shaheen, in keeping with the traditions of the Arabs, was extremely hospitable and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank M A
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MA, Wow, 10/10 is a perfect score. We aim high and a review like yours, makes all the effort worthwhile. Many thanks for making the time and effort to post a review of your morning with us. Kind regards, Pete

Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Cesar picked my wife and i up at our hotel.we choose the afternoon trip starting at 3.30pm.on the way to the desert cesar stopped at the camel racing track which was very intresting.when we got to the desert rahim was there with the birds.we had...More

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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear donKorat, We love 10/10 reviews, Makes all the hard work and dedication from our team worthwhile. Many thanks once again and look forward to having you back someday. Kind regards, Pete

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