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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience! Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and swap your vehicle for a camel for a memorable 45-minute ride to an exclusive desert camp amid the dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a host of traditional Arabic activities: see a captivating falconry demonstration and cookery displays, get an exotic henna tattoo, and watch traditional dancing under the stars. The finale comes with a scrumptious 4-course banquet of Emirati dishes served Bedouin style!

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

Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, and then head into the desert in an air-conditioned minivan. Here, meet your camel convoy and clamber onto your own ship of the desert!

Sitting high up and enjoy the views as your camel lumbers through the desert — you’ll soon see why these stoic creatures made perfect transport for the nomadic Bedouins. After around 45 minutes, your camel safari ends when you reach your Bedouin-inspired camp where you will meet your guide. Situated within a private royal retreat, this exclusive camp is lit by flickering lamps and surrounded by rolling dunes.

As the sun fades, enjoy an exciting display of the ancient sport of falconry. Watch spellbound as the trained falcons fly and swoop down for lures from their handlers. Then, after a sunset photo stop amid the dunes, enter a Bedouin-style tent for an array of traditional desert activities. Sip Arabic coffee, get a tattoo from henna artists and watch a bread-making demonstration to learn how to make Arabic bread.

Then, sit at a low Bedouin table for a delicious, 4-course Emirati banquet served with water and sodas. See the itinerary for a sample menu.

After dinner, enjoy traditional dancing and music and perhaps try a shisha. Then, return to Dubai where a driver and air-conditioned minivan will drop you off at your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
Shorbat adas (mildly spiced lentil soup)
• Tomato and onion salad
• Fresh garden salad

Second course:
• Selection of meze including harees (cracked wheat dumplings with meat), kibbeh (minced meat and rice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-stuffed pastries), hummus and tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with parsley, mint, tomatoes and lemon juice)

Third course:
Ouzi (succulent lamb with spiced rice and nuts)
• Chicken kebabs
• Vegetable and ouzi rice

Fourth course:
• Fruit salad
Lgeimat (saffron-flavored fritters)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The camel safari was the highlight of our trip to Dubai. This is one more item I can cross off my bucket list. Everyone involved with the tour was very friendly and professional. Anyone traveling to Dubai should make this tour a priority.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic!

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