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Falcon 1-Private Dubai Falconry Safari

Highlights
  • 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
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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari
From US$287,70
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Private tour with interactive falconry experience
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Private tour with interactive falconry experience and breakfast
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Overview
Enjoy two of Dubai’s natural desert attractions—wildlife and falconry—without the bustle of a group tour or the hassle of arranging logistics yourself with this private experience. After a wildlife safari drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, enjoy a private falconry session: flying birds from your hand, watching demos, and gaining personal instruction from your own falconer. Upgrade to add breakfast at the upscale 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.
Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Falcons

We had a wonderful time. Esmarie and Rahim were very good and their knowledge about falcons was fantastic. Cersei and Khaimah stole the show. The only part we did not like was the falcon souk. The way the birds was treated was not nice. These...More

Thank Nomad58259032681
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Absolutely amazing and mindblowing!

Booking process was very simple and easy. We were kept well informed about our booking and received full itinerary from the office (Diana) the day before. Hendrik was the ultimate host and guide. Within 60 seconds of greeting him at 04:45hrs we knew we were...More

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

Dear Giles, Where do I start thanking you for all your fabulous words.Thank you. It has taken us a few years to tune and then fine tune and then retune our signature experience to a level that we believe to be the ultimate falconry experience...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
Majestic

This was beyond our expectations. Hendrik and Rhaheem were superb. Worth every single penny. Thoroughly recommend. The birds were beautiful. We got to allow the owls and the most majestically eagle to land on our gloved hand. The best memory ever.More

Thank Magicflo2004
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Magicflo2004, Thank you v very much for taking the time to post a review of your experience with us. We really do appreciate it. "Beyond our expectations" is exactly what we love to hear. take care and look forward to having you back one...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great experience

From the time we were picked up by Hendrik from our hotel until we arrived back, we had a fabulous experience. The road trip to the desert was full of informative information and local points of interest highlighted. Well worth the effort to get up...More

Thank Peter097
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Thanks for the review, we really appreciate it. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen, we would like to wish you a happy 2018 ahead. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Amazing Experiences and Amazing Service. 100% Recommend

I traveled alone and chose to do the private tour without breakfast. My guides (Hendrik and Cesar) were already waiting for me in my hotel lobby before the 5:00am pickup time (pickup time varies depending on season). They were very friendly and were able to...More

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

Dear Nicholas, I love reading reviews like yours. Its clear you had a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to type out such a comprehensive review. We are all extremely grateful. Rgds, Pete

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