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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Enjoy a desert camel ride in Dubai and an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp on this 7-hour adventure. Leave Dubai by air-conditioned minivan and head into the desert to meet a camel train. Then, take a camel ride to a royal desert retreat in the rolling dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a falconry display, watch an Arabic bread-making demonstration, and get a henna tattoo. Finish with a 4-course dinner under the stars accompanied by Arabian dancing and music.
  • 7-hour dinner-in-the-desert experience with round-trip transport from Dubai
  • Enjoy a 45-minute camel ride to a Bedouin-style camp within a royal desert retreat
  • Savor a delicious 4-course banquet followed by traditional music and dancing
  • Watch falconry, bread- and coffee-making demonstrations and get a henna tattoo
  • Relax with a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Dubai

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A step up from standard desert trips, this offers a longer-than-usual camel ride, and dinner at a luxe camp.
Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Settle inside your air-conditioned minivan and relax as travel into the desert.

Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride on a camel. Enjoy the views as your camel lumbers across the sands: you’ll soon understand how these hardy herbivores provide ideal transport for nomadic Bedouins. 

After around 45 minutes, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp inside a desert retreat owned by the UAE royal family. The compound stands amid rolling dunes and is illuminated by flame torches, giving it a truly Arabian feel.

As the sun sets, watch a falconry demonstration. Admire the speed and elegance of the falcons as they answer their handlers’ commands and swoop for lures. 

Stroll into the dunes for photos of the sunset and enjoy a range of traditional desert activities inside a rustic-style Arabian tent. Sip Arabic coffee, get a henna tattoo, and learn to make Arabic breads with a step-by-step demonstration.

Next, settle at a low Bedouin table for a 4-course feast of typical Emirati dishes with sodas and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Following dinner, choose to smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) and watch a display of traditional dancing and music under the stars.

Return to Dubai in your minivan and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Itinerary

Sample Dinner Menu:
Starters:
  • Shorbat adas (spicy lentil soup)
  • Garden salad
  • Onion and tomato salad
Meze course:
  • Selection of small dishes such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with mint, tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken kebabs
  • Ouzi (lamb served with nuts and rice)
  • Ouzi rice and vegetables
Dessert (choice of one)
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Lgeimat (miniature, saffron-flavored doughnuts drizzled with date syrup)

Reviews

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E
, Dec 2018

Excellently put together day/evening. You get dropped off and get a bag with a water bottle to fill up and a head scarf. You then get put on your camel and go for a long walk. The camels seem content. You get a little saddle-sore, but that's why you're there, right? They occasionally will stop and will take your photo for you with your camera. After the camel ride, you get to wash your hands and sit with a glass of grape juice and watch a falconry demonstration, which is far more impressive than you would expect. Finally, you are driven to the camp where the evening begins. There's entertainment with participation, food, drinks including camel milk, star-gazing... Quite an evening. It was sad when it ended. They even catered to my boyfriend's celiac dietary needs - you just have to let them know.

r
, Nov 2018

Enjoyed every minute of it, from the camel ride to the dinner, the falcon show and the music and dancing.

K
, Oct 2018

This was the best part of our trip! We were so glad that we paid more for this trip because the service was exceptional and the entire experience was perfect from start to finish.

C
, Sep 2018

This was a great tour to do.Very well organised. Camel ride was very comfortable. Food was great and plentiful. The company was very professional

N
, Sep 2018

Exceeded our expectations. A fantastic 8 hours from the moment we were picked up until we were dropped off. Our guide was exceptional and looked after all the need of the group and ensured we did not miss a thing and got the group engaged. A evening / night we will never forget especially after all the activities when we just laid under the stars for a little relaxation time.

b
, Aug 2018

Joined this tour because recommended by an experienced friend. Totally worth it, had a really good memory here.

m
, Jul 2018

This was definately an experience worth it....and the guide was excellent.
It exceede our expectations and just the right amount of time and activities.

j
, Jul 2018

Excellent organization, great food, savvy guides and 1 hour camel ride!!!!

We saw desert wildlife, typical dances...did I say good food?

Transportation is top notch.

5 stars in all aspects

C
, Apr 2018

It was our 2nd time booking this tour! Loved the camel ride through the desert to the Bedouin camp. The food was great too.
Great experience!!!

p
, Apr 2018

Amazing afternoon and evening. I enjoyed the whole event but particularly enjoyed the camel ride in the desert. Definitely, a must do trip and experience to participate in while in Dubai.


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