Exceptional! Added the sunrise hot air balloon ride. Loved every minute of all activities! Special thanks to our desert tour guide Sharaf who was so friendly and attentive! Originally thought the two tours were pricey but was worth every penney! Best excursions I have ever experienced anywhere, any country!
Robert James R United States of ...
A mmemorable overnight desert experience, staffs were courteous and professional.
Robyn M Australia
A Must Do In Dubai Our Guide HaMDy Was Excellent Very Much A Hands On Traditional Experience . Sleeping Was Very Comfortable As Were The Vehicles.Food Was Amazing...So Many Experiences Rolled Into One. Pick Up And Drop Off Puntual. The Best Tour In Dubai That We ExperienEd. We Would Of Liked A Longer Stay. A Jacket Would Be Needed For The Night.....Handy Has Inspired Us To Return To Dubai In The future. Highly Recommend This tour
fantastic experience. staff were brilliant ..caring..informative.. the setting was amazing. sleping out in the desert was one of the highlights....woman you will need to take a small towell and lots of wet wipes as there is no real washing facilities there...but you just have to be creative. this is an up market tour not touristy at all..yes you pay a lot more than yur average desert trip ..but it is so worth it. Very professional..top marks.
I had the experience to go to the desert with two different tour operators. What made the Platinum Heritage tour better for me was the authentic manner in which the meal was prepared and served, the opportunity to smoke sheesha comfortably, and the guide Hamdy going out of his way to meet the unique interests of each tour participant without neglecting the others.
On the tour we watched our food being prepared as it might have been by a Bedouin, we had a variety of mezza served to us at the table as if we were royalty, and our lamb was prepared as it was in the past. After dinner we had the opportunity to sit and smoke sheesha for as long as we liked sitting or resting on cushions in the center of the camp. There were two honeymooning couples so the guide Hamdy arranged for a special toast for the honeymooners, in addition to other activities to suit the needs and interests of the guests. It felt like a personal private tour with so much attentiveness.
The sleeping arrangements were comfortable and the desert at night delightful. In the morning we once again watched our food authentically prepared and had the opportunity to ask questions of a local Bedouin. The overnight camping safari could not have been better….had a great time.
The guide was generally excellent, although he did not explain that I was not to return to the desert camp after the hot air balloon ride. He took time to explain many things to us, including the camel racing we passed on route to the desert camp. The activities at the desert camp were not particularly appealing to me, and in hind sight I may have opted to return to the city after dinner. Seeing the desert dunes and the falconry display were good experiences.
Of course there are no real bedouin camps any more but this reproduction is interesting and comfortable though a bit contrived. Staying overnight was like being on a school camp with a 'lights out' curfew and no sitting around the fire talking for too long. The ride into the desert in the trucks was OK but there were a dozen other trucks running a well worn track with you. Hovering 4000 feet above the desert in a hot air balloon? Now this is living.
A thoroughly unique experience! Hossam our guide was fantastic, and we were a nice intimate group of four as part of a larger group. The vintage Land Rovers were perfect and really set the atmosphere. We saw amazing desert landscapes and some wildlife. Heading back to the camp for the falcon demonstration/dinner, etc. it got a little too touristy for my taste as we were probably 40 people when all the Land Rover groups joined together. But then only a few of us remained to stay overnight. The tent could have been a bit more special as it was just a big tent that was compartmentalized, but still, I slept in a tent in the desert! And the mattress/bedding was comfortable. Next morning, I opted for the hot air balloon ride which is operated by a different company and not quite the same calibre. However, it was a magical experience in the end as well. FYI- you will not be back in time for breakfast, counter to the description. All in all, big thumbs up! But given the price, a special treat, and probably just worth it.
This tour was excellent. We did enjoy the whole experience. The tour leader, Faisal was very organised and looked after everyone well. Also enjoyed the vintage LandRovers.
Great experience - Loved the vintage land rovers. Ask for sleeping under the stars: even if they advise you to sleep in the tent, being outside is an incredible experience (and not very cold).