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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai

Experience the majesty of the UAE’s falcons and desert on this 5-hour tour from Dubai. Visit a desert retreat for a spectacular falconry display and try flying a falcon yourself as you learn about this ancient Bedouin practice. Afterward, take a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover, or upgrade to a plush Mercedes G-Wagon. Look for rare Arabian oryx, gazelle and other species on route, and finish with snacks and a camel ride. Numbers are limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.


  • Interactive falconry experience and wildlife tour in Dubai
  • Learn about the ancient tradition of falconry in the UAE and try Falconry yourself with the help of your guide
  • Spot wildlife such as Arabian Orxy and Gazelle as you cruise through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a luxury Mercedes or 1950s Land Rover
  • Ride a camel through the desert for a quintessential Arabian experience
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai

See the nation bird of the UAE in action

After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, relax into your air-conditioned vehicle and travel into the surrounding desert.
On route, hear about the importance of falconry to the UAE. The practice was first used by indigenous Bedouins to supplement their diets with meat — courtesy of hares and birds caught by trained falcons. Today, the falcon is held in such reverence that it’s the UAE’s national symbol.

After about an hour, arrive at a desert retreat owned by a member of the local royal family, and be treated to an exciting falconry display.

Learn about the ancient and modern techniques used to train the falcons, and then watch transfixed as the falcons fly to collect lures and return to their gloved handlers. Admire the birds’ natural agility and power, and have a go at swinging a lure and flying your own falcon from your hand.

Afterward, board your chosen transport — either an open-top vintage Land Rover or plush Mercedes G-Wagon  — and take a drive around the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve. The UAE’s first national park, this pristine desert sanctuary provides a haven for countless species of desert animals, birds and plants.

As you travel, use the supplied binoculars to watch for rare Arabian oryx, as well as desert monitors, gazelles and other species of desert fauna and flora.

Return to the desert retreat and refuel with a tasty local snack such as chebab (Arabic pancake) or ragag (fresh bread). Then, if you wish, finish your visit with a camel ride across the sands.

Your experience concludes with a transfer back to your hotel.

Please note: a portion of your ticket price is donated to local animal conservation, so you can feel extra good about participating in this Dubai experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My guests tell me they had a brilliant time on this experience! I will definitely recommend it for anyone interested.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was a great experience. The driver we had was fun and driving over the sand dunes was a lot of fun. Watching the Falconry was fascinating and the person who trained the birds and displayed them was knowledgeable and fun. I would have no hesitation recommending this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Fabulous day. We had a really fun driver (so sorry cant remember name, but will always remember the smile :-). He gave us somehelp with Arabic words on the way to the reserve. The falconry display was amazing and the little wildlife drive was great too, loved seeing        the gazelles and oryx too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!!!! Our guide was one of the best tour guides answering all of our questions. This was the an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to touch an owl and have the pictures of a my husband with a falcon perched on his arm. Totally recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour, guide, communication prior was all great, would not recommend the open top old land Rover anywhere near summer. The youngest among us was 5 and 67 was the oldest in a group of 6, And it was great for all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Loved the tour. Denititely a luxury tour ran by Platinum Heritage Tour. Amazing cars both the Mercedes and Range Rover. The falconry experience was one of a kind. You get to learn about falconry tradition in Dubai passed by one generation to the next, get in close contact with arabian oryx and other animals, learn about the plants, bushes and trees that grow in the desert.
Last but not least.... our personal tour guide for 5 people only was amazing. Ibrahim was knowleadgeble, could answer all the questions, always shared a smile or joke, made one feel welcome and confortable.
Ibrahim was helpful and did more than one can expect from a tourguide.
I will definitely buy more tours with this company next time in Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We have just arrived back to our hotel from our Falconry Experience and Wildlife tour in Dubai.

Our tour guide Sharaf's knowledge of Dubai was only surpassed by his knowledge and passion for this desert area and it's creatures and fauna. What a wonderful first class experience.

We took the option to travel by an open 1950's Land Rover as we did not want anything between us and this magnificent scenery. It was just like in the old movies! Sharaf made us all comfortable with the option to wear face masked and goggles to keep the sand out of our eyes when driving through the sand dunes. In fact Sharaf could not have done anything more to make this trip such a memorable occasion for us.

The staff at the camp area where we enjoyed Erin's falconry show and munched on a great breakfast treat were amazing - the friendliest people on earth. The camel guides where so friendly too - big smiles. We cannot thank you enough for this trip.

It is and will be an experience we will never forget and will recommend to all our friends.

Neale and Vikki Glanfield

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really enjoyed our dubai falconry experience from start to finish! The guide was very helpful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This is a great morning tour. Our guide/driver was very excited to show off his home and wildlife park. The falconry demonstration was neat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

After a bunch of research, a lot of the other tours were consisting of larger groups of people and not enough personal attention. I found Platinum Heritage on Instagram and the pictures to me everything I needed to know and that this was the experience we had to book! Malek was amazing on 2/15/15!

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