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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

Hector O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour! If you go to Dubai you have to do this tour.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Phenomenal! An absolute must! Khairy, our guide, and the Platinum Frontier team made the experience authentic yet posh and very memorable. The tour is worked around sunset so exact time to start was dependent on the sun. Communication could not have been more thorough through email and direct calls to our hotel. We had no confusion about what to expect. Whisking through the sand dunes in an open air jeep is indescribable for those at any age. We are a party of ladies which include two age 70. Khairy treated the older ladies with absolute care and thoughtfulness without making them feel old ensuring they could get in and out of the 1950 jeep effortlessly, helping them climb the sand dunes and making sure their insistence to ride the camel was met. Their excitement was infectious. Every detail throughout the tour has been considered. Being ladies, we felt extremely safe. We were advised on clothing to get us from daytime heat to desert evenings. Headgear was provided to shield us from sand and to offer a bit of authenticity, Khairy spent endless time offering information about the tour, the culture and the history. The dinner was fabulous and really not to be missed! The camp is expertly done and truly provides a feeling of immersion into another time. A wide range of food was included all of which had a significant importance to the history while still being tasty for today's palette. HIGHLY recommend. If you have older generations, do consider the private jeep as this gives your guide the ability to customize the experience based on need which is exactly what Khairy did for us.

R Sharulnizam R Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well organized.

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an amazing experience. The team was courteous and professional. The food was delicious. A must do while in Dubai!

Emma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience that the whole family enjoyed. Our driver, Paolu was very friendly, the desert setting was fun, and the food very tasty.
Thank you to all the team for helping to create some wonderful memories!

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The 4x4 experience was awesome. The group that handled it was courteous and professional. The food was delicious. Especially a must do while in Dubai!

Margret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is my second review. Stated earlier that the Platinum Heritage tour was excellent. Driver who did hotel pick up was timely and enthusiastic. Gave a great orientation to tour. Was as described. Food and hospitality was outstanding. Emirati activities were wonderful and entertaining. Loved the camel rides, henna painting.

Mrs J M H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour. Our guide was very informative telling us a lot about life in Dubai as well as details of what we were seeing. Timing was good and we didn't feel rushed. Might have liked a slightly longer falconry display.

DAVID J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour and one not to be missed. Excellent guide- great explanations about local scenery and activities. Drove to Conservation section of desert where we exchanged a minibus for the vintage Land Rover. Decked out in traditional headgear which we could keep then set off into the desert to see wildlife Arabian Oryx and Antelope and drive over dunes that resembled a roller coaster ride!!! As the sun set, watched a falconry display then drove to a luxurious encampment where we had an amazing 4 course traditional meal whilst watching traditional dance. An amazing trip!!!

Christine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is simply the best tour on offer, may not be the cheapest but worth every penny.
Fantastic day and evening, had a great guide, spectacular sites, light refreshments and then a evening and dinner in camp! Dancing, henner tattoos, Bubble pipes great company life long memories

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