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This excursion was the high point of my trip to Dubai. Abid was our driver and guide. He was personable, helpful and was able to answer any question that we had about Dubai. I was picked up at the hotel and driven out to the desert where we met our camels with their handlers. We rode for about 45 minutes to a compound where we had a traditional Arab meal and watched performance of local dances. It was a wonderful day and evening. It ended all too soon.
It was our best tour in Dubai, 45 minutes Camel Safari was amazing and we had the most delicious Emirates cuisine under the star. Our tour guide Mohammed Ahmed? is very friendly and knowledgeable, he kept us occupied with fun trivia on our way to desert and we were very well looked after all the time. Not to be missed!
Had an awesome Experience our guide on this occasion treated us really well and put us into the cultural environment nicely.
No better way to head off into the desert than on a camel. 45 minutes went by very quickly as our camel trains wandered across the sand dunes to the Bedouin camp for dinner. A cooling glass of bubbly while watching the Falconry display from our cushions and carpets was welcome with the sunset painting the sky to the west. Henna tattoo was a great bonus and the food for dinner was plentiful and very tasty. Also enjoyed the men's dancing and drumming sessions and took part with one of the drums as well. Best way to enjoy the desert surrounding Dubai.
This was an amazing experience, the camel safari was unforgettable and the sunset in the desert magnificent. The Emirati camp, meal and activities were very entertaining. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
This tour is exactly what's advertised. Great value for the money and one of the highlights of our trip to Dubai.
The tour guide was a very interesting multi-lingual English, Arabic and French gentleman from Morocco. He picked us up from our hotel and provided us with a very interesting ride to the Arabian desert. On the way there, we stopped off at the Camel Race Track which all of us found interesting and insightful. I was amazed by the little robots that actually ride the camels in their races.
The camel ride in the tour took about 45 minutes and it's a little more challenging than one would expect. The ride goes up and down some hills so you need to make sure you are well balanced and always paying attention since it's a long way down to the ground. Getting off is quite interesting but the tour company does an excellent job of communicating what to do/not do throughout the excursion.
If you've never seen a falcon demonstration, this will be another highlight of the tour. They even let you pose with a falcon at the end of the demonstration.
The Bedouin-style dinner and show which followed was very enjoyable. This after dark dinner and show in the middle of the Arabian Desert is one that you won't forget. My wife got a Henna tattoo on her hand and it stayed there for approximately two weeks. One fellow talked about getting a Mike Tyson face tattoo I'm hoping he didn't get one since it wasn't going to come off when he got back to his hotel.
You'll taste food/drink at the dinner that you will probably never sample at any other time in your life most of it was very good. We even got to eat camel meat not the one we rode and drank some warm camel milk with our dinner. This definitely is a bucket list type of adventure you should consider taking if you have the 7-8 hours on a late afternoon/evening while in Dubai.
What a spectacular day - just perfect. Everything was awesome, the pickup, the ride to the desert, the camel ride, the dinner! It was a perfect day in every way.
This was the absolute highlight of our Dubai stay for our honeymoon. I will and already have highly recommended this activity to anyone planning to visit Dubai. Our personal guide, Dominic, made the experience incredible - we could not have asked for a better, more informed or more welcoming guide than he was to us. All in all, I believe the experience was 7 hours, so I would advise anyone considering to be prepared for the long duration. Anyhow, it is well worth the investment, both time and money. Speaking of money, please have cash to tip your guide at drop-off they do not pressure whatsoever, but it is greatly appreciated. You'll also need cash if you plan to purchase the professional photos taken of you throughout the experience they'll show you these on an iPad after dinner, however, all of the guides and staff are very happy to take any photos you request on your own phone/camera throughout the experience. Everyone was extremely nice and professional. This felt like 5 star service. Thank you Dominic and Platinum Heritage!
Everything from the camel ride, to the activities at camp was absolutely amazing. It was an unforgettable trip would highly recommend it. Out tour guide Ericson was really funnry and friendly.
Super fun! great tour guides, lots of fun activities. Didn't feel too touristy or cheesy. A great thing to do in Dubai!
This was a fantastic trip. Our tour guide Hosan was amazing. He could answer any question we had and nothing was too much trouble for him.
The camel ride was very very good as well as the quality of food and atmosphere at the camp afterwards.
To top off our night Hosan stopped at the crown prince palace for pictures.
A truly brilliant trip that I would highly recommend.
This tour was amazing. Our guide Mahdi was extremely friendly especially to my brother who was too scare to ride the camels so he took him in the Jeep to meet us at the falcon show. The was very professional and a great asset to your company. Can’t thank him enough for a wonderful Arabian experience
Collected from our hotel on time, friendly knowledgeable guide. The camels were awesome and the dinner superb, along with great entertainment. Would highly recommend it as a must do!
Great camel safari.Excellent experience.Thank you for a wonderful adventure!
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This was the highlight of my Dubai vacation. On the drive to the conservation reserve, Samir, our guide, told all of us what to expect for dinner, as well as shared history and customs of Dubai and the UAE.
I wanted an experience with the camel ride, more than just the 5 minute experience that other companies were offering. I also liked how this was an eco-friendly company. No plastic water bottles! We were each given a refillable aluminum water bottle, and the opportunity to fill it with cold water before embarking on the safari.
During the safari, professional photographers were taking pictures. These were offered for sale at the end of the evening, and were reasonably priced 10 AED per photo. Any that you bought were given to you on a USB drive. In addition, the camel driver stopped when we asked and took our pictures using our own cameras.
When we ended the safari, we were treated to a demonstration of falconry. From there it was a short ride in a vintage Land Rover to the Beduoin camp. At the camp, we were treated to Arabic coffee and dates. Samir then explained each station bread preparation, henna tattoos, hookah pipes, and all the food. He also showed us to our table. He also told us about the different entertainment that would be provided.
Samir remembered my food allergies, and made a point to tell me and the servers what I could not eat. The personal touches throughout the evening were wonderful.
You actually end up being in a group of about 40, but it felt smaller than that.
While this was a little more expensive than other tours, it was definitely worth it!
Amazing tour! exceeded my expectations, everything extremely organized and professional, our tour guide Tiago was amazing, we were 25 minutes late for our pick up and he was so nice to wait for us, I 100 recommend him. On our way to the dessert he gave us some background of the culture and explained a lot of things to us. The camels ride in the dessert is something you definitely have to experience.
I was looking for a authentic and relaxing Desert Safari Experience to take my parents to and after reading all the amazing reviews, I dove right in and booked it! Best decision I made ever! The tour provider, Platinum Heritage, was very easy to communicate with especially when I had last minute questions! They are available via the phone, online messaging through their website and even WhatsApp! The tour provider provided complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in nice new air-conditioned minivan, very convenient as all travel is taken care of. We had 2 guides, Abdul and Hamdi I hope I am spelling their names right who were both very knowledgeable and approachable. They explained our itinerary en route to the destination as well as gave us a tour around the camp and explained the different stations including the history, culture and traditions behind them. It definitely broadened our whole experience! We enjoyed a nice long camel ride, emirati entertainment such as falconry, henna tattoos, Arabic drumming and gun shows as well as dances. Without giving too much away as it is definitely something you should go out and experience for yourselves, here are some of my tips for the trip...1 Wear light and loose clothing. You will be climbing up and down camels and vans so don't wear anything restrictive! Also the weather was surprisingly cool at that time of day around 4pm in the desert so a light t-shirt is sufficient. 2 Wear open shoes. The sand was not hot to the touch but it will get into your shoes! Flip-flops or sandals are the best unless you are planning to bring back shoe-full of sand as a souvenir! 3 No need for a hat. You're provided with a traditional Arabic head scarf which keeps you cool and protects you from the sun, wind and sand! 4 Bring Sunglasses. To enjoy the sunset without squinting or shielding your eyes and also double as protection from the wind/sand. Finally, 5 Pack light! The company is environmentally friendly so they provided us with lightweight aluminium flasks to fill with ice cold drinking water prior to the camel ride, the camp is well equipped and facilities are clean so don't worry! This Desert Experience was worth every penny and so much more! Definitely an experience of a lifetime!
What a great tour. The guides were very nice and happy to make the tour fun.The food was authentic as was the dancing and drum display. The camel ride was the highlight for us ...just soo good. A chap on our tour who lives in Dubai for 7 years agrees this is the best tour. Would not change a thing. Thankyou Viator.
The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful. Such an adventure! Great tour guide! Thanks Botir! Totally recommend both the activity and the guide! Will go again next time we are in Dubai!
This tour was unbelievable. Nasser, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and constantly kept us entertained and informed on the way to the destination. He stopped at times to show us sights and explain elements of Emirati culture, a bonus which I found very interesting! The camel ride was amazing - the fact that it is 45 minutes long was the reason that I chose this tour over others, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. The apple and date juice which we were offered afterwards was incredibly refreshing, and the falconry display was impressive. The set up of the camp was interactive and the dinner which was provided in the camp was truly wonderful. I ate so much food and was so satisfied with the quality and range of food offered. We were given dates and coffee on arrival, the cooking process was explained, and then we were invited to partake in the meal and enjoy that which had been prepared. The food was delicious and the activities kept us entertained throughout the night. Asma, who was lovely, painted a beautiful henna tattoo on my arm and we were also given an astronomy demonstration. The whole night was the best experience of my visit to Dubai and I am so content that I chose this tour. I would definitely repeat the experience, as I enjoyed myself so much and was so content. The set-up was fantastic, and the staff were wonderful and so courteous, always seeking to improve our experience. I would strongly recommend this tour to everyone!
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