5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 Reviews

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

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

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!


  • 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

Best 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.


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 October 2015

We had an incredible time on this luxury desert safari, quite possibly the best experience in Dubai. The door to door service was great and the experience is one we will never forget. Definitely worth the money! Riding camels in the desert was epic, the meal at the camp was delicious and smoking shisha under the stars was priceless. We got an authentic taste for life like the Bedouins. We would fly from the USA back to repeat this experience in a heartbeat...two thumbs up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was fantastic, far better than driving in the dunes or bashing. Platinum Heritage really takes into consideration the well keeping of the guests and the environment! Our tour guide ABID made the tour very special for us and he difinitelly made the difference for us. A big thank you and keep it up Abid! He's an asset to the company and we wished to have him as our host in our next tours in Dubai. Totally recommendable!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Friendly, on time pickups, informative and a simply superb tour. Last time we did the 4wheel drive with dinner, this one equally good with the opportunity to ride in land rovers afterwards back to pick up van. Great tour and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide ---Diago was great. I loved the camel ride-----a bit scary getting on and off! The meal was delicious and all in all a terrific day.

Janece and Des from the Gold Coast Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful night. Highlight of our Dubais experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organized. Excelent guide. Not to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great afternoon/night out. Took the camel ride option as we and others in our group didn't realise their was a camel or jeep ride option and this was a little ho hum but the only so so point if the afternoon. Our guide, Botir, was on time at the hotel pick and full of information about the conservation area and Dubai. The venue was well done, food was great followed by relaxing with the sheeshah, entertainment ok, falcon demo very good, company was good....all in all a good night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic way to experience the way it used to be. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend the package to anyone! Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We were a small group on the camel ride, the guide was absolutely accommodating and the sights were great, including a few gazelle that we saw grazing. Once we reached the Oasis carpets and cushions we were entertained and informed at sunset by a Falconry expert who demonstrated the skill and gave us all an opportunity to get the flavour for a hunting lifestyle that is now only a memory for most.
From there it was off to a Bedouin camp for a traditional greeting and dinner, including dance demonstrations and the opportunity to experience henna tatooing and shisha.
An unexpected bonus was the Astronomer who mapped the night sky for us.
Truly enjoyable from start to finish and huge nod to Faisal who courteously entertained my myriad questions!
A must do excursion for anyone visiting the desert/Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was absolutely Fabolous!!!! The Highlight of my trip, our guide made it furthermore enjoyable!!!!!

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