Excellent morning, we got picked up at 6.45 which was a bit early but meant that we were back at our hotel for 1pm to enjoy the afternoon doing something else. The actual falconry display was very good and interactive and we also got a camel ride which we weren't expecting so was an added bonus. We had been advised not to do the evening desert trip because although the sunset was worth it the rest of the trip was disappointing so I am glad we did this trip instead, I would definitely recommend it.
You cannot miss this tour, such a pleasant and delightful experience. Made me really appreciate the desert and its changing colors. Didn't know there were sandfish Scincus scincus that pop out at the edges of dunes. Dune bashing kills them, so I've ruled out dune bashing.
The falcon trainer clearly loves her birds and is very sweet. The birds themselves falcons, owls, kestrels are beautiful and graceful, one kestrel delightfully did number one and two on me when it landed on my head, thank goodness I had a scarf on, however my shirt has been sacrificed to the Kestrel god.
It's really a great desert experience and looking back I think I would recommend doing the overnight tour so that you can look at the stars in a clear dark sky.
It was pretty nice to be pick up by G Mercedes wagon. My driver/ tour guide Baba was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was interesting and enjoyable.
Great, great guide, great view, great experience.
My guests tell me they had a brilliant time on this experience! I will definitely recommend it for anyone interested.
This tour was a great experience. The driver we had was fun and driving over the sand dunes was a lot of fun. Watching the Falconry was fascinating and the person who trained the birds and displayed them was knowledgeable and fun. I would have no hesitation recommending this tour
Fabulous day. We had a really fun driver (so sorry cant remember name, but will always remember the smile :-). He gave us somehelp with Arabic words on the way to the reserve. The falconry display was amazing and the little wildlife drive was great too, loved seeing the gazelles and oryx too.
This tour was amazing!!!! Our guide was one of the best tour guides answering all of our questions. This was the an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to touch an owl and have the pictures of a my husband with a falcon perched on his arm. Totally recommend.
The tour, guide, communication prior was all great, would not recommend the open top old land Rover anywhere near summer. The youngest among us was 5 and 67 was the oldest in a group of 6, And it was great for all.
Petru Rosenthorn Sweden
Loved the tour. Denititely a luxury tour ran by Platinum Heritage Tour. Amazing cars both the Mercedes and Range Rover. The falconry experience was one of a kind. You get to learn about falconry tradition in Dubai passed by one generation to the next, get in close contact with arabian oryx and other animals, learn about the plants, bushes and trees that grow in the desert.
Last but not least.... our personal tour guide for 5 people only was amazing. Ibrahim was knowleadgeble, could answer all the questions, always shared a smile or joke, made one feel welcome and confortable.
Ibrahim was helpful and did more than one can expect from a tourguide.
I will definitely buy more tours with this company next time in Dubai.
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