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Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai

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Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience. Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and swap your vehicle for a camel for a memorable 45-minute ride to an exclusive desert camp amid the dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a host of traditional Arabic activities: see a falconry demonstration and cookery displays, get a henna tattoo, and watch traditional dancing under the stars. The finale comes with a scrumptious 4-course banquet of Emirati dishes served Bedouin style.
  • Desert tour from Dubai with longer-than-usual camel ride and no dune bash 
  • Ride in a camel convoy to a desert camp in a royal retreat 
  • Included activities give you the full Arabian camp experience 
  • 4-course dinner with sodas and water, plus Emirati dance show 
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Dubai hotels for convenience
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, travel into the desert by air-conditioned minivan. Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride across the sands to a Bedouin-inspired camp set within a reserve owned by the UAE’s royal family.
Take in the atmosphere of the torch-lit compound, and as the sun sets, watch a falconry demonstration. Stroll into the dunes for sunset photos, and enjoy the activities on offer inside the Bedouin-style tent—getting a henna tattoo, sipping Arabic coffee, and watching bread- and coffee-making demonstrations.
Next, settle at a low table for a 4-course dinner of Emirati dishes served with soda and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
Afterward, opt to try a shisha (Arabic water pipe), and enjoy live dancing and music displays under the stars before your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off in Dubai.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so excited to write a review because this has literally been an awesome experience that I want everyone to enjoy! Food is great! They accommodate all dietary needs. (I’m vegetarian)... everything was wonderful from beginning to end. The staff, the food, the educational...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This trip exceeded our expectations, Eric was fabulous, informative and chatty on route. We chose the camel safari which was an experience and definitely something we will never forget. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to where we were given water canteens,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Pamzie2018, Thank you for the kind review. Our main aim was to create a unique experience but exceeding guests expectations certainly puts a smile on our face. We are glad we were able to create an unforgettable experience for you. Thanks for the kind...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the desert Safari tour all in all the third time in uae, but now first time with Platinum Heritage. We have seen this tour on instagram and booked it. This was the best decision and the best tour we have ever had! Our...More

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MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Phonnef, Thank you for your review. We have gone to great lengths to provide a unique experience and we are overjoyed that you had so much fun with us. We are always very happy when we can impress an experienced traveler like you. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the new city and old city tour of Dubai but wanted to experience a Dubai of the past. Platinum Heritage provided such an experience! The 7 hour adventure started with a pickup from our hotel and a 45 minute ride...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi JJSanto, Thank you for the kind review. The desert is a special place and it’s wonderful to hear that this landscape also had you in awe. We are glad you enjoyed your camel trek and thanks for the compliments towards Hajaj. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this. It was a bucket list thing to do and it delivered more. The camel ride in the evening was stunning. Be prepared for a lot of food at the dinner. The people who run this were amazing. They couldn't do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Mike O
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mike O, Thank you for the kind words about our team and management, we will be sure to float them over! Thanks once again for the recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Mabel

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13 July 2019|
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Response from CoCo775 | Reviewed this property |
Hi jw2017 I as picked up in late afternoon (after 4pm) since the excursion events (ride and dinner) take place in the evening. Once you book, someone from the company will send you an email confirming the time. You should... More
12 July 2019|
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Response from Travel517603 | Reviewed this property |
No, We didn’t want dune bashing, because My mom and I have back problems; But everything about this experience was magical!!!
19 April 2019|
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Response from sshep58464 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There was an entire family in my group all of whom were vegetarians.
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