5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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

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This interactive wildlife experience introduces you to the vast Arabian Desert, Dubai’s native animals and the UAE’s ancient tradition of falconry. Learn about the history of falconry, a practice that uses trained falcons to hunt prey, and discover why it's so important in Arab culture. You’ll get to interact with the falcons and try your hand at Falconry yourself! Then, spot wildlife such as Arabian Orxy and Gazelle from the comfort of a luxury Mercedes G-Wagon or enjoy an open-roof vintage Land Rover, a mode of transport used extensively in 1950’s desert expeditions on a tour of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the UAE, followed by a camel ride through the desert.

This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 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

You’ll be picked up from your Dubai hotel in the morning and taken to the grounds of a local royal family members desert retreat for your interactive falconry experience.

During the demonstration, you’ll learn all about the ancient practice of falconry, in which trained falcons are used to hunt prey such as hares and various types of birds. This centuries-old hunting tradition is an integral part of desert life and an important part of Arab heritage and culture. In fact, The UAE reportedly spends more than 27 million dollars each year towards the protection and conservation of wild falcons!

Your guide will go over both ancient and modern training techniques, and explain the history of falconry, which was originally used to supplement the Bedouin diet with meat (Bedouin refers to the Arab nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, and Sahara deserts). You’ll then get to observe the world’s best-trained falcons and even try your hand at swinging the lure or flying a falcon yourself!

After your falconry experience, take a guided tour of the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve, the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the UAE and Dubai’s first national park. Travel through this vast wildlife reserve in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes G-Wagon or your open-roof vintage Land Rover, keeping an eye out for animals such as Orxy, Gazelles and many other native desert flora and fauna.

When you return to the camp, enjoy a freshly prepared local snack such as chabab (Arabic pancakes) or Ragaag (Fresh Arabic bread). If you wish, you can also ride a camel through the desert! Afterwards, you’ll be taken back to your Dubai hotel, located about an hour away.

A portion of ticket sales goes towards local animal conversation, so you can feel extra good about participating in this Dubai wildlife experience.

Customer Reviews

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
Michael

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
Australia

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our Tour guide were very informative about our queries about Dubai. All the activities we enjoyed as well.

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