Insider's Guide to Dubai

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Tour code: 6183DINNERSAF
Venture through the desert by vintage Land Rover and enjoy Arabic entertainments and dinner on this 7-hour experience from Dubai. Board an open-top Land Rover with a driver, and watch for wildlife as you drive into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. See a falconry display and continue to a plush Bedouin-style camp within a royal residence. Here, experience traditional activities, including a camel ride and bread-making demonstration, and enjoy a delicious Iftar dinner during Ramadan, live music and dancing displays. Upgrade to ride in your own private Land Rover with a personal driver.

Highlights

  • 7-hour dinner in the desert excursion with transport from Dubai
  • Travel by open-roof vintage Land Rover through Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation
  • Look out for desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx
  • Spend the evening at a Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a royal retreat
  • Break the fast for Ramadan with traditional snacks during an evening falconry show
  • Enjoy live bread making and coffee making, falconry display, traditional dancing and more
  • A donation to the Dubai Desert conservation reserve will be made on your behalf for participating on this tour
  • Upgrade your experience to a private safari tour and enjoy your own vintage Land Rover.

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Luxury Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

Travel through the desert in a 1950s vintage Land Rover!

Begin your desert experience with a pickup from central Dubai hotel. Enjoy the views as you travel into the desert and swap your pickup vehicle for a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover. If you wish, upgrade when you book to travel in your own private Land Rover, with a private driver.
Take a seat in the rugged 4x4 — a classic vehicle used extensively for desert transport during the 1950s and 1960s.
Then, with an experienced driver at the wheel, set off through the beautiful Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a protected haven for desert wildlife.
En route, listen to interesting stories about Dubai’s history and an introduction to the traditional desert activities on offer this evening.
As you rumble through the sands, look for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx. Then, as the sun sets, stop for a fascinating display of falconry. Watch fascinated as the magnificent birds soar through the air and swoop for lures.
Back aboard your Land Rover, drive to a Bedouin-style desert camp in the grounds of a private royal retreat. Admire the beautiful setting of plush tents and outdoor cushions cast in the flickering light of flame torches.

During Ramadan, break the fast with dates, laban, chami (traditional cheese) and juice during an evening falconry show. Enjoy an Iftar dinner under the stars while your guide explains about the significance of Ramadan and traditions in the region. Throughout the evening, experience cultural activities such as henna tattoos, bread and Arabic coffee making along with star gazing with our resident Astronomer. Learn about Ramadan, Iftar and let UAE history come to life in this heritage event.

Smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and enjoy displays of Arabic folk dancing and music as the stars light up the sky.
Then, ride your Land Rover back through the sands to the camp entrance. Here, board an air-conditioned minivan and return to Dubai, where your experience ends with a hotel drop-off.

Itinerary

Sample Dinner Menu:
Starters:
  • Garden salad
  • Onion and tomato salad
  • Shorbat adas (lightly spiced lentil soup)
Meze selection:
  • Assorted appetizers such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Grilled chicken kebabs
  • Ouzi (lamb served with spiced nuts and rice)
  • Ouzi rice and vegetables
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Seasonal fruit salad
  • Lgeimat (mini saffron-spiced doughnuts soaked in syrup)

Customer Reviews

elconzen93

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding tour, great hosts/guides. The perfect length tour, pick up in late afternoon and return in the evening. This has everything needed in a tour: Desert drive with info about flora/fauna, falconry show, camels, dinner and a show. Excellent food.

Myrna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was excellent full of fun and true adventure. The only thing is that at least the pick up host should either hold a sign so as to be easily recognized OR at least stand by his van which should have a sign depicting the Tour Logo. I had to borrow a local cell phone, to find out who he was. No reason to be in the heat looking for an unrecognized, host!!!! Just some food for thought.

Frank

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A must do. From pickup to take home it was a home run. It was such a full tour. We saw so much. The driver was so professional and nice. The dinner was ok, as I said on facebook......not an average day when you ride on a camel and then eat some camel.

Tzu Sheng L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It's wonderful for all the agenda mentioned in the website!
In terms of food, guide, trip...etc., it was awesome.

ps.
But the Shisha is really not as good as we thought. For the rest is great!

Alison H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour from start to finish was excellent my husband and I and our son absolutely loved the whole experience, normally on a tour there is not much food when a meal is provided but we cannot say that about this trip, the guide was very good and made the experience great. What a night a must do

Sonya N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Yaser was on time, we got a call about when we would be picked up well in advance, we picked up a few more people and went on our desert open jeep drive with headdresses he provided and tied for us. HE explained in detail what the program was and followed it all. The falcon show, open jeep drive, camel ride and dinner were the highlight of our trip. THe hospitality at dinner was unparalleled, what a great group of people!

mitchkaufman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the best activities my wife and I have had. Could not of asked for anything better.
Truly informative and interesting, allowing you to do as much activity as you desire and to feel the culture.
The meal was also very good and had everything from for me exotic to regular.
Tasted camel for first time in my life.
I would highly recommend this tour, again we were away for 17 days, doing a lot of tours, this was the best

Margret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Would highly recommend.! Every activity during the safari was enchanting. Loved the camel ride, the desert at night , and the good food.

Sorin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was woderful,,,,our driver Hadgegi i am sorry,i forget the name was great
This experience worth it

Kirsten Ingmar H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice tour, lots of people of course, but real fun esp. for the kids.

From USD $ 149.70

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message