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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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Falconry and wildlife are inextricably bound in the UAE desert but don’t usually feature on Dubai’s standard desert tours. This tour is different: It lets you focus on the animals that are key to the landscape and its history. Take a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and join a falconry session to experience a falcon flying from your hand. Upgrade to include breakfast at a luxe desert resort.
  • 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago
We did the private Dubai Falconry - (Family of 2 adults and 2 kids)

Perfect. We loved the information given, the performance displayed and having the possibility to hold a falcon, a hawk, a owl and a eagle. It was wonderful and I would love to do it again. We did the private event. So we did not share...More

Thank Petra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience

What an amazing experience not only for my husband and I, but for our 7 & 9 year old. When the kids went back to school, this was one of the experiences they repeatedly spoke about! Our guide gave us a lot of information and...More

Thank mmw713
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

On my first trip to Dubai, I picked one of the best things I have ever done. This was truly amazing. Henrik picked me up from my hotel and told me about Dubai as well as the birds. Talking to him about the birds was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Highlight of our time in Dubai

There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this experience - it was fantastic and the absolute highlight of our time in Dubai! Bryan our South African tour guide picked us up at 5am (with two birds in the car!) and on the hours...More

1  Thank RaechelAJ
Reviewed 14 May 2018
The Highlight of our Trip to Dubai!!

A spectacular tour and the highlight of our visit to Dubai! Don't miss this tour! From the moment Bryan picked us up at our hotel at 5AM with the greater spotted eagle in the back and the kestrel in the front, we felt transported to...More

Thank carolkm7
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