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

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Book a Shared Tour and travel before August 31, 2014, and children ages 5-12 go free

Romance the night away with a torch-lit Al A Carte dinner in the desert! After traveling through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by luxury Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, watch the sun set over the dunes whilst witnessing the flight of a falcon and then arrive at a beautiful exclusive dining site by car or by camel within the grounds of the Royal Retreat. Watch a falconry display as the sun sets over the dunes, and then retire to a private sanctuary tucked away in the desert for your private 6-course dinner. It’s the perfect evening for any special occasion, be that an end-of-vacation meal, anniversary or even a romantic proposal!

Upgrade your experience to a private Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV and enjoy a private wildlife safari before dinner.

Highlights

  • Private dinner in the desert experience with transport from Dubai
  • Travel through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by an Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Stop in at a dining site around an oasis in the grounds of a royal residence
  • Watch a falconry display as the sun starts to set on the sand dunes
  • Enjoy a 6-course dinner in a private sanctuary within the grounds
  • Feast on specialties such as lamb ouzi, and cultural entertainment
  • Upgrade you luxury desert experience to include a private Mercedes-Benz SUV

What You Can Expect

Luxury Dinner in the Desert Experience from Dubai

Explore the desert before enjoying a private dining experience!

Start your dinner in the desert experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel, and then travel into the desert aboard your Mercedes-Benz G-Class (SUV), a luxury mode of transport with spacious seating. As you travel, your guide will regale you with stories of Dubai’s past and present as well as the many customs and traditions that you’ll experience throughout the evening.

Head through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, for an African inspired Wildlife Safari, looking out for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx, and then hop out of your Land Rover to watch the UAE’s National Bird the Falcon perform at dazzling speeds in front of you.

The falcon is the national bird of the United Arab Emirates, and so falconry displays are popular events. Gaze at the magnificent birds of prey looping through the sky and swooping down to the trainers’ gloved fists, and get close-up-and-personal with the birds for a photo, if you wish.

After the display, enjoy a camel ride to a quiet and peaceful sanctuary, and admire your tranquil surroundings, illuminated by flame torches and antique gas lamps. Then, all that’s left to do is enjoy your 6-course dinner — cooked nearby by your private chef — under the twinkling stars. Your menu features flavors from the Middle East and Asia. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

In between eating, you can enjoy a selection of cultural experiences, such as a belly dancing and henna tattooing. You can smoke a shisha pipe (Arabic water pipe) if you wish! Alternatively, just enjoy your food in the romantic private sanctuary.

When you have finished your meal, your guide will pick you up by Mercedes G Wagon. Leave the site, and then journey back through the desert to finish your experience with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
Soup course (select one of the following):
  • Shorbat adas (lentil soup with lime and coriander)
  • Gently spiced shorbat adas, enhanced with tomatoes, garlic and noodles
Salad course (select one of the following):
  • Tomato and onion salad
  • Fresh garden salad
Meze course:
  • Selection of small-plate dishes 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)
Special course:
Ouzi (succulent, spiced lamb simmered in an underground pit overnight to ensure the meat is tender enough to fall off the bone)

Main course (select one of the following):
  • Juicy tenderloin beef kebabs, grilled on an open fire with mushrooms and onions
  • Local Gulf fish accompanied by king prawns and vegetables
  • Charbroil chicken, grilled on an open fire with mixed vegetables
  • Sea and sand mixed grill: selection of tenderloin kebabs, chicken, fish and prawns
  • Grilled vegetable kebabs with a baked potato, guacamole and beans
Dessert (both are served):
  • Dessert of the day, made with the finest local Arabic ingredients
  • Lgeimat (saffron-flavored fritters)

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