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Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

1. Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

Your balloon adventure starts out with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to begin a 4-hour adventure! You’ll float above the Arabian Desert for about an hour in the rising morning sun. In addition to seeing giant red sand dunes you’ll be on the lookout for camels, wild gazelles, vivid green oases, date farms, and the ever-changing shadows on the desert landscape. Keep an eye out for the mighty Arabian oryx in their natural habitat. Once you have landed, drive to a private desert conservation reserve and freshen up in the clean, private bathrooms. Get the opportunity to take a photo with a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon, a fruit platter, and more.  After the end of this magical ride you’ll be transferred back to the city and dropped off at your hotel.

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Arabian Dune Safari

2. Arabian Dune Safari

Visit an oasis in the desert close to Dubai city and go driving over the dunes in an SUV. Experience Bedouin culture after with traditional coffee and more, then savor a BBQ buffet. After pickup in Dubai, head to the Masayaf Desert Camp. Once there, enjoy driving in 4-wheel SUVs through the desert for an exciting 20 minutes or so, going up and down the dunes, skidding, sliding, and bashing these majestic giants.  Next, visit the camp for a taste of a traditional experience of the Bedouin culture. The camp itself is a premium ethnic Bedouin camp with a rustic and original look and feel that endeavours to offer you tradition without compromising on quality and authenticity. Try a traditional Gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee on arrival) upon arrival, along with dates and refreshing wet towels. Tea is also available. Follow this with some native starters, which include shawarma and falafel. Stroll around the camp and find a variety of activities, including a souvenir display stall, a henna tattoo corner, and a photo studio area where you can adorn traditional local dishdashas and abayas and get your photographs snapped Have a camel ride and try your hand at falconry, or ride a quad bike for an additional charge. After you settle down, watch local entertainment, such as a mesmerizing tanoora dance, a daring fire show, and a spellbinding belly dancing show that promises alluring moves to enthralling music. While taking a stroll around the camp or during the ongoing entertainment, you have a choice of quenching your thirst with soft drinks and water. Alternatively, head to the live bar to buy some spirits or beer at a charge. Later, taste a sumptuous three-course menu with fresh grills, hot freshly baked breads, a hot buffet, and desserts from the local kitchen, followed by fresh fruits. As the tour hosts bid farewell, a vehicle will drive you back to your hotel or destination.

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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve 5-Hour Tour with Breakfast

3. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve 5-Hour Tour with Breakfast

Escape the heat of the city and discover the pristine desert eco-system inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Your professional safari guide will skillfully pilot your Range Rover through the reserve in search of the Arabian Oryx, a true modern day conservation success story. Here you can see abundant birdlife, desert monitors, gazelles, and maybe even the rare Gordon’s wildcat. The reserve is the United Arab Emirate’s first national park, and is dedicated to preserving the unique and beautiful desert habitat and the hundreds of fascinating flora and fauna species it hosts. This is your opportunity to view the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the United Arab Emirates. Your day will conclude with a fresh juice, tea, or coffee and a delicious breakfast at the famous Al Maha Desert Resort.

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Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

4. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up, take photos with a falcon, and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Finally, be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

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From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

5. From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a stunning journey in a museum quality 1950’s Land Rover. These vehicles were extensively used in the 1950’s and since then have become part of the UAE history. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience to spot exotic local wildlife within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps is nestled inside a private Royal desert retreat. As our guest, we will show you plenty of cultural activities such as henna, falconry, music, bread making and will provide the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local recipe handed down from generation to generation. Then, we'll enjoy a scrumptious dinner under the stars. History comes to life in this unique and fascinating heritage excursion. During the holy month of Ramadan, experience Ramadan in Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Break the fast and learn about the holy month in true Bedouin spirit. Learn about Ramadan, Iftar and let UAE history come to life in this once in a lifetime heritage event.

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7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

6. 7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

Experience an evening under the desert stars at a royal retreat. Travel from Dubai in a legendary Range Rover, the off-road vehicle of choice for royalty, the rich, and the famous. Your expert safari guide will take you on a fascinating journey through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of exotic native wildlife. See a falconry demonstration as you watch the sun drop under the horizon. A gentle camel ride will take you to your secluded private dinner venue, nestled in the dunes. Relax under the stars as you enjoy live entertainment, and a shisha. Private bathroom facilities are also provided at this exclusive venue.

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Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

7. Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

Extend your heritage experience in Dubai with an overnight stay at a unique desert camp. Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a stunning journey in a museum quality 1950s Land Rover. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience for spotting exotic wildlife within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Watch the sun drop under the horizon as a falcon soars above you. Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps, is nestled inside a private royal desert retreat. You’ll see demonstrations of cultural activities such as henna painting, music, dance, making bread, and making Arabic coffee. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars. After dinner, you’ll relax beside a bonfire and marvel at the star-filled night sky. Your camp site is inside a traditional Arabic stone dwelling complete with bedding. In the morning, you’ll awake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a freshly cooked gourmet breakfast of hand cut smoked salmon, caviar, eggs Benedict, a fruit platter, and more. 

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Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

8. Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Experience Dubai as it was a half century ago on a full-day safari of the desert dunes. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to the desert landscape and explore it from the back of a camel. Traveling like the ancient nomads, enjoy a stunning journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of the Bedouin travellers. Upon arrival at a Bedouin camp, soak up the atmosphere of the gentle flames from traditional lamps nestled inside a private royal retreat. Demonstrations of traditional activities, such as henna painting, falconry displays, and authentic folk music and dance will keep you entertained (not available during the Holy month of Ramadan). Learn the traditional ways of making bread according to recipes handed down from generation to generation. End with a scrumptious dinner under the stars as history comes to life in an ageless landscape.

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Dubai: Desert Self-Drive Experience

9. Dubai: Desert Self-Drive Experience

Strap in for an unforgettable adventure as you drive across pristine desert terrain in a jeep, quad bike, or buggy, and experience a 60-minute rollercoaster ride with friends or family. Embark on an epic journey across the desert wilderness and feel the thrill as you career over sand dunes in your chosen 'Ship of the Desert', and maximize your experience in this incredible landscape with an optional sand-boarding ride. Relax in the capable hands of an experienced off-roading instructor, who will provide you with comprehensive safety training on how to manage your vehicle on the sand.

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Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy

10. Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy

Explore the Dubai desert after the sun has set and the temperture has cooled. Watch the desert come alive with nocturnal animals, and gaze at a sky filled with stars. You will travel to the desert by vintage 1950s Land Rover. Then, using high-tech night-vision binoculars, explore the extraordinary desertscape after dark. Even day time animals can emerge from their hideouts to drink, forage, and frolic after the heat of the day. Experience the quiet desert atmosphere and fresh desert air, in sharp contrast to the bright lights, intense heat, and loud noise of Dubai city center. After your nature safari, relax at an open-air camp belonging to a local royal family. Enjoy the cool desert air under a blanket of stars, as a three-course dinner and drinks are served. You will also get the chance to try an aromatic shisha pipe for a truly authentic Arabic experience.

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What people are saying about Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

The collection went very well. The balloon ride was just great and the sunrise. The breakfast was good and there was something for everyone

O vôo foi espetacular! Adoramos o atendimento, o café da manhã e os animais! Parabéns a toda equipe!

Amazing Experience ! Loved it The team is so nice I recommend greatly

Very good experience! Our driver was very kind and funny.

You can't do better - top from start to finish!