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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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.


Sample Dinner Menu:

  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excelent tour. very good guides. good food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Brilliant, more than we expected

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely excellent. Not to be compared with some of the other desert safari's on offer. Every aspect of this package was first class. The hotel pick-up, the camel ride, falconry display, Bedouin camp and meal were all extremely well presented, and most enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone, and would certainly go again when I return to Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent experience from start to finish, we all really enjoyed this trip, great value for money and so well organised. If you don't do another trip during your stay this one is certainly worth doing to give you an insight to the history of Dubai, its culture and the future - great fun from start to finish and definitely recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved every minute of this tour....loved the camel ride and the dinner was great in the desert.
The staff was very helpful and gave excellent service.
Would highly recommend this tour! It was great to have the pick up and drop off right at the hotel.
No complaints!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Its one of the best tour I've participated. Dinner was excellent and the food was aplenty. Only thing was the lack of true shisha experience but I guess they don't have that much time. My guide was excellent and takes good care of us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

5 star plus plus plus. Amazing. Guide was terrific. Rode the camels so comfortable relaxing and peaceful as the sun goes down on the desert. Best tour ever. Thanks Hasam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Dubai and highly recommend that this is on your must do list. Very professionally run and the camel ride was such fun!! Food is delicious

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highlight of our trip to Dubai. Paulo was great and attentive. The ride on the camels into the desert was something I'll never forget. Mohammed who led our little group was pleasant and accommodating. The falconry talk was very informative, the food very good, entertainment good and the henna art work was done quickly and beautifully. All-in-all I'd highly recommend this tour, very good from start at our hotel until the return.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great time!

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