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Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture through the desert by vintage Land Rover and enjoy Arabic entertainments and dinner on this full-day experience from Dubai. Board an open-top Land Rover with a driver, and watch for wildlife as you drive into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. See a falconry display and continue to a plush Bedouin-style camp within a royal residence. Here, experience traditional activities, including a camel ride and bread-making demonstration, and enjoy a delicious dinner, live music and dancing displays.
  • Full-day dinner in the desert excursion with transport from Dubai
  • Travel by open-roof vintage Land Rover through Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation
  • Look out for desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx
  • Spend the evening at a Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a royal retreat
  • Enjoy live bread making and coffee making, falconry display, traditional dancing and more
  • A donation to the Dubai Desert conservation reserve will be made on your behalf for participating on this tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This stands out for offering a Land Rover safari in the reserve in the afternoon followed by a desert dinner.

Sample Menu


A variety of salads, with Sambousek and kibbeh

Enjoy our popularly delicious Lentil soup before going for the starters. Jarjeer and Fattoush Salad served at your table with hummus at the side.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • A gentle nature safari inside the Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Dinner
  • A Sunset Falcon Demonstration
  • Shishas and henna tattoo available at the camp
  • Short camel rides near the camp premises at night
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

02:30 PM

Pickup details

We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Please indicate your Hotel in the comment section if not found from the options. Pickup from a residence or an apartment is possible if booked in a private vehicle. Pick-up times will vary throughout the year based on sunset times. Please use the following schedule as a guideline when planning your day and preparing for pick-up October – February: 14:00h-15:00h March – May: 14:30h-15:30h June – September: 15:00h-16:00h A confirmation of your exact pick-up time will be communicated to you via e-mail or a phone call around 13:00h on the day of the excursion. Should you not hear from us, please contact us.

What To Expect

Begin your desert experience with a pickup from central Dubai hotel. Enjoy the views as you travel into the desert and swap your pickup vehicle for a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover. 

Then, with an experienced driver at the wheel, set off through the beautiful Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a protected haven for desert wildlife. On route, listen to interesting stories about Dubai’s history and an introduction to the traditional desert activities on offer this evening.

As you rumble through the sands, look for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx. Then, as the sun sets, stop for a fascinating display of falconry. Watch as the birds soar through the air and swoop for lures.

Back aboard your Land Rover, drive to a Bedouin-style desert camp in the grounds of a private royal retreat. Admire the beautiful setting of plush tents and outdoor cushions cast in the flickering light of flame torches.

Before dinner, enjoy an array of Emirati activities. Savor an Arabic coffee, watch a bread-making demonstration, get a henna tattoo and take a camel ride.

Next, take a seat at a shared, low Bedouin-style table for a delicious multi-course dinner of Emirati specialities. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.) Afterward, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and enjoy displays of Arabic folk dancing and music as the stars light up the sky.

Then, ride your Land Rover back through the sands to the camp entrance. Board an air-conditioned minivan and return to Dubai, where your experience ends with a hotel drop-off.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted on shared car and need a private car booking (Please search for activity: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Private Vintage Land Rover Product code: 6183P20?).
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Absolutely fantastic!!!! Our guide Berke really made things extra special. Couldn’t recommend the experience highly enough!!!


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Two thumbs up!
Chad_L, May 2023
The whole experience from beginning to end was wonderful! My guide, Amjad, was extremely knowledgeable and took care of the groups’ every need. I had a great time and highly recommend!
Adventure travel
Mark_G, May 2023
Great location, great food great old Land Rovers. Really well run. Value for money considering what you get.
Perfect Authentic Dessert Experience
karen_m, May 2023
This is the one you should do … no gimmicks just great information from Emolio and authentic experiences from a team of passionate individuals . Some of our family have done the “other” tours and really there is no comparison … this is far superior. If I had to pick some gripes - minivan that collected us and others was very hot and the main course for the buffet was not as good as the other courses,. Veggie offering could do with some work … however these are minor
Awesome afternoon and night
Carina_F, May 2023
Wow, what a wonderful experience! Our tour guide, Jacob, picked us up and then lead us through different parts of the experience: getting into an open roof vehicle, dressing up in beduine head gear, falcon show and then the beduine camp. While there were many people, we were all in separate sections of the camp and learned about the beduine lifestyle. The organisers were very generous with a couple of surprises thrown in and they are doing a great job looking after the reserve and Oryx. Loved the music and gun dance. One not to be missed.
Sunset desert tour
jenny_s, May 2023
An incredible day spent in the desert. Everything is organized from start to finish. The camp dinner is plentiful and delicious. Our guide Abdul was very informative and friendly and made our experience so much better. Would highly recommend this tour.
Once in a Lifetime
Terri_P, May 2023
Our experience was wonderful. Ravi was an excellent guide. All the tour guides were warm, intelligent and interesting with a sense of humor. It was an experience of a lifetime.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfectly Curated Tour
Camille_B, Apr 2023
We had the absolute best time on this tour! Logistically, it was very easy and stress-free and organized. Each event during the tour was perfect. We loved learning about Emirati conservation efforts and seeing the Al Mahas, running barefoot in the dunes, seeing the Falcon demonstration, and also learning about Ramadan and participating in Iftar. The dinner and activities at the camp were also so much fun - the food was plentiful, the henna was beautiful, and drumming and dancing was also fun to watch and participate with. Of course, we also loved the camel rides. But all of this was so nicely complimented by our assigned guide, Saif. He made the trip so special because he was so knowledgeable about Emirati history and culture, so at every stop he gave us so much more additional information. He took so many pictures of us too, capturing all the fun memories. He was so kind and we wish him all the best. I recommend everybody - couples, families, friends - do take this tour while in Dubai. You will enjoy every single minute!
History and natural beauty ensure delight
Paul_B, Mar 2023
The falcon show and riding the camel were unique highlights. But just driving through the beautiful sand was memorable.
A trip to remember
Barbara_C, Mar 2023
Cesar was a wonderful host from start to finish. Everything about the day was amazing. The attention to detail by Platinum Heritage was first class.
Personalized, small group tours.
Marilyn_J, Mar 2023
Working with Platinum Heritage, through Viator, was an excellent experience. Ibraham, our guide, was exceptional in the knowledge he brought to the tour and how he and all the company employees conducted themselves. We had many questions concerning the tour and we received prompt replies from Platinum Heritage. It was a memorable day. We have dealt with Viator in past and had an equally great experience and we shall use their services again in future.
Wonderful and educational experience!
Marianne_B, Mar 2023
Our travel guide Oscar was fantastic right from the very beginning of our trip. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and extremely pleasant to be around. The entire experience for both my husband and I was fantastic. I highly recommend this experience.
Birthday memories!
Mark_A, Mar 2023
Absolutely fantastic!!!! Our guide Berke really made things extra special. Couldn’t recommend the experience highly enough!!!
Noam_S, Mar 2023
If you do one thing in Dubai, DO THIS!!!! By far the best activity/tour/excursion you can do in Dubai. This company got it down and you should expect a top-of-the-line experience from the knowledgeable guide to the delicious food everything is top-notch. I would like to point out our guide: Jovan who has been spectacular both in service and knowledge and all around great person. We are planning to do this again with our children next time we are in Dubai. Highly recommended.
Desert safari at its best!
George_R, Mar 2023
What a wonderful tour with an excellent, knowledgeable guide. The falcon show at sunset was so stunning and not offered in so many other options. Would definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Just go!
Sherri, Feb 2023
Excellent tour! Saeem was a great guide. Full of information and very accommodating. Tour included amazing highlights and was lots of fun. I highly recommend.
Amazing experience
Jesus_o, Feb 2023
Initially, I was skeptical about this experience. I would say a lot of it has to do with the price, however it was definitely worth it. Our tour guide was extremely welcoming, and he introduced us to everyone else, who was from Columbia, the Netherlands, and Germany. Me and my wife got to meet a lot of different couples from different areas, and we were treated very nicely the entire trip. It takes up a lot of the day, and it is definitely worth what you paid for. I would recommend this excursion for anyone that goes into Dubai.
Not worth the hype
Easha_G, Feb 2023
The best part of this tour was the land rover drive through the desert to the camp site. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept the group engaged. Unfortunately thats where the good part ends. The two performances at the camp lasted for a total of 10 mins or so and were pretty average. Please check for the list of performances and the duration before booking to be more informed. The group size (10-11 people) was not exactly small (as described) and felt a bit crammed in the land rover. The camp site set up was nice but the food was very disappointing and if you are a vegetarian, better pack your own food!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Easha, Our mission is to provide a unique adventure for our guests and this involves offering an authentic experience filled with Emirati traditions and rich culture. The details of our tours reflect both on our website and on other booking platforms we work with, including Viator (TripAdvisor). You’ve booked our Signature Heritage Safari by Vintage Land Rover on a shared vehicle basis. The number of guests in the large vehicle may vary but we have our maximum capacity and it does not exceed the capacity 10 people. Safety is our top priority and we ensure this throughout our tours. We also have the private vehicle option available for guests to book, if they prefer more space or privacy. Our traditional performances include the Yola dance and the Ayalah drumming session and lasts about 5 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. Part of us being inclusive for our guest's preferences, we try to cater to all sorts of dietary or food requirements such as vegan and vegetarian meal options as stated below: Starters Lentil soup Fattoush salad, Rocca salad, Hoummos, Cheese puffs Pitta Bread Rogag Bread Main Course Vegetable Moussaka Vegetable kebab Vegetable rice Vegetable gravy (Salona) The only non-vegetarian in Our Heritage menu are: Lamb Ouzi Chicken Tajin Kebe (Meat Ball) Chicken Harees Camel Meat We have menus meticulously crafted to cater to those requests while showcasing the traditional Emirati experience.
Very knowledgeable and fun tour
PeiChen_T, Feb 2023
Initially, we booked our trip on Friday, but the weather forecast said it would rain, fortunately the tour operator allowed us to change to Saturday. Houston was our guide, he is very funny and knowledgeable about the desert. On our way to the camp, he also stoped by the camel racing club to have a look. The falcon show was amazing, the dinner was also fantastic. We felt most welcome by the Arabian hosts.
Wonderful !!
Margaret_A, Jan 2023
Fantastic experience. Experiencing the beauty of the desert in a land rover is great fun. The food is really good with a lot of variety. Entertainment is excellent. Big shout out to the staff who really go out of their way to make sure you get the most of the trip. Fantastic !!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
Manish_J, Dec 2022
This was the highlight of my Dubai trip. Houston is an awesome individual who keeps you engaged throughout this journey. Great communicator with knowledge of the culture . This is an unique experience . Driving up in the sand on a old Land Rover is amazing . FYI the video came out exceptional . They use drone while you traveling through . Video and pics were delivered via air drop was also amazing usually company deliver video through website links and which ks so annoying . Forgot to mention group size . I had only 2 other people. Another employee jasmine also joined the tour and she was an amazing person. I highly recommend this tour to everyone
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing scenery
Matheu_Q, Nov 2022
My wife and I loved the safari. It was made even better with our guide Joanna's knowledge of the area. The sunset and drive through the desert was spectacular along with the falcon display. The camp and camels gave the authentic feel. We had the vegetarian food which was satisfactory.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience
Liayne_R, Nov 2022
This is an awesome experience to explore the desert and learn about it. The camp and the food were amazing as well as the Falcon show. The only part it could be improved is the show but other than that everything was perfect. Very friendly staff and our guide John was excellent, he is very knowledgeable and took great pictures of us.
Lovely evening
Richard_M, Nov 2022
Fantastic experience all round; from the vintage Land Rover to the fabulous dinner, dancing, coffees and hookah
Book this trip you’ll have a great time.
W_B, Nov 2022
Behlul was a great guide, very knowledgeable and lots of fun. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Excellent events planned, we’ll organized, wonderful food and entertainment. Highly recommended. My wife left her shoes in the van and they brought them back to our hotel the next day- now that’s customer service. Book this trip, you’ll have a great time.
Fantastic trip
Mustafa_A, Nov 2022
Very nice trip , its educational enjoyable trip , and thanks to our guide mr. Riyaz for sharing many information about desert life ...
Phenomenal experience
Mark_M, Nov 2022
This was a phenomenal experience! Jovan and Duncan were my guides and they provided a thrilling and educational adventure of desert activities in the natural beauty of the Arabian dunes. The rest of the Heritage team presented a wonderful traditional campsite and exquisite cuisine to accompany the evening shows. This tour was the highlight of my trip to the UAE.
Haley_W, Nov 2022
Incredible tour! I went by myself and had a great experience. I was with a shared car, but everyone was lovely and our guide Lize was amazing. The tour in the car was so cool and you get to pick out a headscarf before you depart and get a nice waterbottle to keep. After the desert tour there is a falcon show with refreshments (the cinnamon tea is so good!) and then onto the camp where there are so many activities and the whole Platinum Heritage team there is amazing. I loved getting a henna tattoo, trying all the foods, smoking shisha and hugging the camels (you can ride too, but I skipped the ride). Great facilities for bathrooms and just make sure to dress comfortable, there is no AC anywhere except in the hotel transfer car but I didn't mind. I will definitely be back and want to stay overnight next time. The company is great and part of the proceeds go back to the conservation area and they do very well to not destroy the environment like other tours. Thanks for the great experience!
Highlight of our trip to Dubai- magical
Kathryn_S, Oct 2022
Seeing desert dunes Sunset in desert Ride in Land Rover Excellent commentary of guides providing cultural and historical perspective Beautiful Bedouin camp
Platinum Heritage team were excellent
Andrew_B, Oct 2022
“sheik” and Miland (spelling?) were great tour guides and drivers. We had a very enjoyable “local” night with fantastic food and it was a perfect sunset. Thanks guys!
Amazing experience
Joanne_V, Sep 2022
Amazing experience, highly recommend this tour and Platinum heritage. From the very beginning the tour was informative and well organised. Half way through the desert ride, it began to rain and hail. Not many people can say they got rain and hail in the middle of desert before, even our tour guide was surprised. It was all part of the adventure. We were rebooked the next day and the experience was even better. The desert ride in the vintage range rover were fun. The highlights were definitely the desert tour and Bedouin camp. The whole Platinum heritage team were fantastic.


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