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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

Highlights
  • Visit the Dubai desert in style with a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover 
  • Try to spot gazelle and oryx in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Visit a desert camp in a royal retreat and see a falconry show
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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai
From US$163,50
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Vintage Land Rover: Shared
Desert experience including a shared 1950s Land Rover safari
From US$163,50
Overview
The desert around Dubai demands more than a passing look—it’s a place of beauty that showcases the UAE’s Bedouin heritage. This expedition does it justice with several touches not offered on standard tours, including a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover, falconry display, bread- and coffee-making demos, and a 4-course, desert-camp dinner within a royalty-owned retreat.
What to Expect
After central Dubai hotel pickup, travel into the desert before settling into a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover—a classic desert workhorse used extensively in the 1950s. 
Then, with a skilled driver, trundle through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, hearing about Dubai’s history and wildlife, and watching for animals such as gazelle and oryx.

Stop for a sunset falconry display, and then head to a Bedouin-style desert camp within a private royal retreat. Here, enjoy an Arabic coffee and various Emirati activities like bread-making demonstrations, henna tattoos, and camel riding before sitting at a shared Bedouin-style table for a 4-course local dinner.

After a folk-dancing and music show—and optional shisha (Arabic water pipe)—enjoy a minivan transfer to your hotel, where your trip concludes.
Itinerary
Sample Dinner Menu:
Starters:
  • Garden salad
  • Onion and tomato salad
  • Shorbat adas (lightly spiced lentil soup)
Meze selection:
  • Assorted appetizers such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Grilled chicken kebabs
  • Ouzi (lamb served with spiced nuts and rice)
  • Ouzi rice and vegetables
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Seasonal fruit salad
  • Lgeimat (mini saffron-spiced doughnuts soaked in syrup)
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Reviews (577)
1 - 5 of 285 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Good fun.

A group of five of us went on this trip which lasted from 3pm till 10 pm. It was a most relaxing day away from the sky scrapers of the city. The trip was educational and good fun at the same time. We were well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank ricardhman
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Experience

We booked the tour by recommendation and we were not disappointed. Very well organized, we loved the ride in the vintage Land Rover, experiencing the desert and all the activities. I especially liked the wonderful Henna Tattoo I got in the camp and the friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Julia220
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Julia220, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. We notice that lots of people are researching and considering recommendations on their options before making a tour selection. We are so happy that all roads led...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not to Miss

We booked the Heritage Desert Safari experience on the recommendation of a colleague and are so glad we did! Once we chose which experience we wanted, booking was quick and easy online. The company was very communicative and made sure we knew what time our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Purplish0915
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome trip with fantastic tour guide Yagmur

Memorable trip with great views, services and food! Yagmur is a very cheerful guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. 5+ star experience for sure!More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank DS_Zou
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi DS_Zou, Thank you for your great review which was short, sweet, to the point and very nice. Thanks for the kind words about your guide, we will be sure to float them over to her! We sincerely hope to welcome you aboard again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience & Jason as a great Guide

Me and my partner had a great desert Land Rover experience. Our guide JASON did an excellent job ! very friendly and enthusiastic. We enjoyed a nice tour. also the falken show was very nicely organized as well as the dinner experience at the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank lposch2018
NeilSoleta, Director of Sales at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi lposch2018, Thank you for your review. While we aim to provide memorable experiences, bringing a couple closer together is definitely exceeding our expectations. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy and fully appreciate the experience. Thanks for the kind words about...More

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GuiaC18
29 November 2018|
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Response from Janice N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just reply to their notification to let them know of your hotel. They will notify you the day before of the exact time of pickup if you will give them your contact info (or you can probably email prior and get a good... More
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18 October 2018|
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Response from fionabye | Reviewed this property |
The spread of food was meat and veg based with a big selection (kebab skewers, stews etc) so you don’t need to worry about limited choice as a coeliac, the only item I can think that wouldn’t be gluten free was the flat... More
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699SarahP
7 September 2018|
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Response from AdrianaH331 |
Comfortable, fresh, ligh: could be a beach dress or linen pants .... and definitely,sandals! (it's windy,dry and hot)
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