5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

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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 July 2015

A well organised tour that was thoroughly enjoyable. The highlight for us was the falconry demonstration

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a fabulous tour to go on. It was so much fun. I would recommend it to anyone going to Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Best desert experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What can I say. The tour exceeded my expectations, from the moment hearing the bubbly tour guide on entering the van to being driven back to the hotel, a wonderful experience.
The tour was well organised with me on the camel safari and others opting for the driving. The 3 course dinner cooked the old bedouin style was superb, activities falcon display, astronomy, heena designs, dancing and more made this experience full and memorable.
I will always remember fondly of the time in Dubai on the camel, and would strongly recommend this tour. The camel ride is a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The desert is a lot cooler than the city. We had so much fun on the camels then watched the sunset whilst lying back on Arabic carpets and cushions drinking cool sparkling grape juice. Then we went to dinner. The layout was amazing. I highly recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our stay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was excellent. Nice people and very well paced. Our guide Nasir was excellent and friendly. I travel the world over and take many tours. This company does an excellent service and job. Have no doubts with booking with this company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We choose this tour by accident but it was brilliant. Small and personal and away from the madding crowd. We went to a private reserve and did the camel trek to the Bedouin camp while others took the open top land rovers. 45 mins later we all met up at the camp for a fantastic experience - falconry astronomy dancing meal etc. Short camel rides were available through the evening and unless you are reasonably fit and keen I would suggest the 50 min trek maybe more than you need on a camels back. We both relished the experience but suffered from camel legs for a few days afterwards. The guides were fantastic and touchingly attentive to people who were struggling a bit with the heat or the food or the camels. We had read reviews of other dessert safaris that sounded overcrowded and a little disappointing but pay a little extra and get a genuine life affirming experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This trip was excellent. Riding the camel through the desert was such a peaceful experience later in the day.
Could not fault this tour. Got picked up from hotel, shown sights along the way to the desert, the camel ride, the falconry display, the short 4 wheel drive to the Bedouin camp. At the camp we were served excellent food and plenty of it! Bread and coffee making display, henna tattos if wanted, hookah pipes, and belly dancing.. so glad we did this tour it was the highlight of going to Dubai!

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