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Tour code: 6183CAMELSAFARI
Enjoy a desert camel ride in Dubai and other traditional desert activities, including an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp on this memorable 7-hour adventure. Leave Dubai by air-conditioned minivan and head into the desert to meet a camel train. Then, take an unforgettable camel ride to a royal desert retreat in the rolling dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy an exciting falconry display, watch an Arabic bread-making demonstration and get a henna tattoo. Finish with a mouth-watering, 4-course dinner under the stars accompanied by exotic Arabian dancing and music.

Highlights

  • 7-hour dinner-in-the-desert experience with round-trip transport from Dubai
  • Enjoy a 45-minute camel ride to a Bedouin-style camp within a royal desert retreat
  • Savor a delicious 4-course banquet followed by traditional music and dancing
  • Watch falconry, bread- and coffee-making demonstrations and get a henna tattoo
  • Relax with a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Dubai

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What You Can Expect

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

Watch fascinating cookery demonstrations at your Bedouin-style desert camp

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Settle inside your air-conditioned minivan and relax as travel into the desert.

Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride on a camel. Enjoy the views as your camel lumbers across the sands: you’ll soon understand how these hardy herbivores provide ideal transport for nomadic Bedouins. 

After around 45 minutes, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp inside a desert retreat owned by the UAE royal family.

Leave your camel and absorb the magical setting. The compound stands amid rolling dunes and is prettily illuminated by flame torches, giving it a truly Arabian feel.

As the sun sets, watch a display of the ancient sport of falconry. Admire the speed and elegance of the falcons as they answer their handlers’ commands and swoop for lures. 

Stroll into the dunes for photos of the sunset and enjoy a range of traditional desert activities inside a rustic-style Arabian tent. Savor Arabic coffee, get a henna tattoo and learn to make Arabic breads with a step-by-step demonstration.

Next, settle at a low Bedouin table for a 4-course feast of typical Emirati dishes with sodas and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Following dinner, choose to smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) and watch a display of traditional dancing and music under the stars.

Return to Dubai in your minivan and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Itinerary

Sample Dinner Menu:

Starters:
  • Shorbat adas (spicy lentil soup)
  • Garden salad
  • Onion and tomato salad
Meze course:
  • Selection of small dishes such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with mint, tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken kebabs
  • Ouzi (lamb served with nuts and rice)
  • Ouzi rice and vegetables
Dessert (choice of one)
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Lgeimat (miniature, saffron-flavored doughnuts drizzled with date syrup)

Customer Reviews

Mimi Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour, highly recommend. Tour providers were incredible. Food was glorious

Stephen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This trip is a wonderful way to experience real Arab culture. Dubai is a big city with skyscraper after skyscraper but the desert Safari is definitely worth doing. We had a wonderful tour guide who was really helpful and answered all our questions. camel experience and dining was top class well done

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An absolutely amazing experience. The 45 minute camel ride as the sun set was worth it on its own. I thought the falconry would be boring, but it was really interesting. The dinner was great - so much food. Our tour guide Wesser was funny and made the trip enjoyable. This was the best part of our Dubai trip.

Julie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Hosan was an incredible guide, and the experience was amazing from start to finish!

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This experience was absolutely wonderful! The guide and the pick up were excellent, but the real fun started out in the desert! The camel ride was wonderful and the desert camp was excellent, with great food and entertainment. Would reccomend this trip to anyone!

Abigail C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was by far our favorite tour! We forwent the Dune bashing and decided to do the longer camel ride and it was worth it. Surprisingly, it wasn't hot and it is timed perfectly with the sunset. The camp was great...great food, great henna tattoos. Overall it was a great experience!

Caroline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was so well organised and as described Tour guide Sam fantastic - very informative throughout whole day. Camel ride fabulous - really got a sense of the peace of the desert. Not enough room here to say everything but well worth the money - if you only do one trip then do this one!

dusiewiczj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I booked this based on reading other people's reviews and it was worth every penny. The driver was so informal on our drive to the desert, the 45 minute camel ride was no doubt the best part of my Dubai trip. You and your thoughts on top of a camel as the sun is setting strolling up and down the sand dunes . . . the most zen moment in my life. I was a solo traveler and the family of 4 who I sat with and drove with were so lovely and we got to enjoy the experience together! I loved getting henna, the food was delicious ahhh I just want to go back. Book book book! Thank you for such a memorable last night in Dubai!

Karin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wir hatten die Kamelsafari gebucht. Da es bei den verschiedenen Anbietern sehr unterschiedliche Preise gibt, war ich unsicher, ob sich die Premium-Variante lohnt oder man auch sparen könnte. Ich muss sagen, ich habe es nicht bereut. Wir haben für knapp 130 Euro einen unvergesslichen Ausflug erhalten. Alles hat super geklappt! Die Terminvereinbarung genaue Uhrzeit hat prima geklappt, die Abholung war superpüntklich und der Ausflug war schöner als wir erwartet hätten. Zuerst sind wir mit dem klimatisierten Auto vom Hotel abgeholt worden. Der Fahrer war sehr nett und sprach deutsch - so wie wir es uns gewünscht/bestellt hatten. Auf der Fahrt in die Wüste wurde uns schon viel erzählt und es gab einiges zu sehen. In der Wüste erhielten wir eine Kopfbedeckung und ab ging es für 45 Minuten auf die Kamele und durch die Wüste. Ich habe niemanden gesehen, der keinen Spaß hatte. Die Falkenshow war kurz, aber gut. Danach wurden wir mit Jeeps in das Lager gefahren. Die Fahrt hat wirklich Spaß gemacht. Der anschließende Abend im Camp war sehr schön, das Essen toll und die Vorführungen prima. Was mir auch gefallen hat war, dass alles sehr unaufdringlich war. Es wurden Fotos gemacht, die wir angeboten bekamen, wir aber in keiner Minute bedrängt wurden, zu kaufen. Ein wirklich toller Tag - ich würde es gerne wiederholen!

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic experience and would recommend it to everyone. Our tour guide, Hajaj, was wonderful!

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