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2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Rise early for a breakfast at a desert camp site, and enjoy the company of a local Bedouin host! After leaving Dubai by open-roof vintage Land Rover or Mercedes-Benz G-Class (SUV), look out for wildlife as you pass through Dubai Desert Conservation Range on the way to a Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a royal residence. Chat to your Bedouin host about desert life and traditional cuisine, go on a camel ride if you wish, and then feast on a lavish alfresco breakfast with Arabic coffee, freshly baked bread, pancakes, noodles and more.

Highlights

  • Breakfast experience in the desert with transport by vintage Land Rover or Mercedes-Benz G-Class from Dubai
  • Look out for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles while traveling through Dubai Desert Conservation Range
  • Stop at a desert camp in the grounds of a royal residence and meet your Bedouin host
  • Learn about Emirati cuisine and discover time-honored recipes for traditional dishes
  • Stretch your legs on a stroll around the camp and try riding a camel, if you wish
  • Feast on a tasty traditional breakfast of bread, sweet noodles and pancakes with Arabic coffee

What You Can Expect

Bedouin Breakfast in the Desert with Transport from Dubai

Enjoy an Arabic breakfast and learn about life in the desert from a local Bedouin!

Start your morning experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel, and then travel into the desert by open-roof vintage Land Rover, a mode of transport used extensively in 1950’s desert expeditions. Alternatively, upgrade to travel by Mercedes-Benz G-Class — a luxurious and spacious SUV — for a more luxurious experience. As you travel, listen to your guide’s stories about the customs and traditions of the Bedouin people, who lead a nomadic existence in the desert.

Head through Dubai Desert Conservation Range, looking out for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx, and then stop in a Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a private royal residence. Hop out of your Jeep to meet your Bedouin host and take a seat at your shared table in the camp.

Before breakfast starts, chat with your host about desert life and discover little-known facts about traditional Emirati cuisine. Learn about the typical breakfast dishes that are eaten and hear of generations-old recipes that are still used today. Sit back and relax with a strong Arabic coffee, or perhaps stretch your legs on a stroll around the camp. You can even try riding a camel, if you wish!

Return back to your table to see your breakfast being cooked, and then feast on a traditional breakfast bread with balaleet (sweet noodles) and chbaab (pancakes), washed down with mugs of Arabic coffee, of course.

After relaxing over your breakfast, bid your host a fond farewell, and then hop back inside your vehicle. Travel back to Dubai, and finish your experience with a drop-off at your hotel in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

Our guide Sameh was very good.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2014

I do not recommend this unless you will happily call it a "culture experience" to sit down for a Q and A session under the glaring sun, with a "Bedouin Chief" who spends most of his time with his 4X4s, and travels all over the world. At the end, he will also pose photos with you.

It is an understatement to call the breakfast a disappointment. Lipton tea, and 3 types of plain pancakes (1 normal, 2 local strange flavors), some plain noodle -- that's it, all carbs, and carbs only...

It is nice to see the desert, but almost every other excursion includes a short visit to the desert. So you will not miss much if you do not go on this trip.

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