After pickup from your Dubai hotel in the early morning, settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel to your first stop: a camel racetrack.
Hop out here, and watch a race or training session with these majestic animals. Hear about the history of this ancient Arabian sport and its importance to Emirati culture, and learn how the camels are prepared for races of up to six miles (10 kilometers).
Continue further into the UAE interior to a private desert retreat owned by a member of Dubai’s royal family. Here, climb on a camel, and set off in convoy behind a guide. Ease into the camel’s gait, and make your way across the sands and rolling orange dunes, soaking in the silence around you. Watch for wildlife like native Arabian oryx, gazelles, and sand foxes, and absorb the far-reaching views of the desert.
After approximately 45 minutes, dismount back at the desert camp and freshen up in the smart, modern rest rooms. Then, refuel with a delicious breakfast of Emirati dishes teamed with beverages and water.
Duly refreshed, hop back into your minivan for your return journey, stopping at a traditional camel market on route. See how these hardy animals are cared for as you stroll around the enclosures, and watch as their owners negotiate deals for their prized stock.
Finally, arrive back in Dubai, where your experience finishes with a hotel drop-off.