Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

4.9 / 5

44 reviews

Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

From $163 per person

Travel back to the days of the desert nomads on a 7-hour tour from Dubai, and experience the landscape as it was 50 years ago. Join an escort on a camel safari through the dunes. Then, enjoy falconry and bread making demonstrations, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Dubai

Experience

Highlights
  • See the dunes of the Dubai desert from the back of a camel
  • Experience the desert landscape like a Bedouin
  • Watch demonstrations of falconry and traditional music and dance (not available during the Holy month of Ramadan)
  • Get a henna tattoo painting
  • Learn how traditional bread is made in the desert
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 45-minute camel ride
  • Henna tattoos
  • Aromatic shisha pipes
  • Arabic coffee
  • Bread making demonstration
  • Ghutras (headscarf)
  • Dinner and cultural entertainment
  • Optional photos
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is not a guided tour. There will be an escort for the camel caravan. However, a guide will only be available at the sunset falcon show and heritage camp during dinner
  • The camel ride is not recommended for children under the age of 5
  •  Extended camel rides can be uncomfortable. Please ensure you are in good physical health in order to participate
  •  A portion of your fee is contributed towards local conservation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Great experience We can recommend the desert safari with Platinum Heritage to anyone who does not want a lot of hype and who values authenticity. The camel ride in small groups (one guide each with 3 camels, of which only two were "occupied") was fun, the falcon show was very informative and the camp impressed with its atmosphere, the variety of food and activities on offer, such as henna Painting. Special thanks go to our "guide" Amir, who takes excellent care of us and has brought the national culture closer with a variety of information. It was a thoroughly successful afternoon / evening!

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October 28, 2019

Amazing experience - definitely a must-do when in Dubai!

Very well organised; really fun and friendly staff; a good 45-50 minute camel ride; great food at the camp; perhaps not the sand-only scenery with steep sand dunes you see in Sahara desert (i.e. there are some desert bushes and plants and a fence at parts of the ride), but still very impressive! Although I was afraid it would, it didn't feel too 'touristy'.

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June 4, 2018

October 26, 2019

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