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

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

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 dinner, 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
  • 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.

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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.

On 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.

Before dinner, enjoy an array of Emirati activities. Savor an Arabic coffee, watch a bread-making demonstration, get a henna tattoo and take a camel ride.

Next, take a seat at a shared, low Bedouin-style table for a delicious 4-course dinner of Emirati specialities. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Afterward, 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

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great introduction to Dubai and a pleasant way to spend and afternoon and evening in the desert.

susan.holbrook

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a great trip. There wasn't any dune bashing if that's what you're looking for but watching the sun set over the dessert during the falcon demonstration made up for that in my opinion. Definitely take a wrap or jacket as it cools off quickly as soon as the sun sets. The dancer, the food and the incredible views across the desert were incredible. I wore sandals and took them off to walk in the sand and was glad I did as my husband dumped tons of sand out of his shoes when we returned to the hotel!

Hugh L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A must do trip on a Dubai stopover. Great guides, great views and a great meal. One of the best touristy things I have ever done. Highly recommend.

Andy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Lots of fun. Highlight of our trip!

Tim R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The trip was amazing. The driver was great. it was the best money we spent and to let you know they have restrooms there and the food was good and the camp was great also

Craig H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent experience. Recommend to anyone remotely interested in the geography and history of the UAE. The whole experience was professional and excellently run. Harry was an amazing guide. Must do this tour when in Dubai.

Steven P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour was everything we were hoping for. Great guide and great location. Our teenage daughters loved it.

Diane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed all the activities on this trip. From crossing the dessert in our landrover to relaxing at dinner. Our guide, Hamsa, was very knowledgeable and added to the enjoyment. A great trip to get the experience of the dessert and dessert life. Our son really enjoyed the informative falcon display.

Minelsa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The highlight of my trip! Loved It!

Sonja T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a highlight of an extraordinary trip to Dubai. Abi sp?, our guide, was warm and informative. A wonderful experience!!

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