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Make like a Bedouin on this overnight experience from Dubai. Take a wildlife-spotting drive around the dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by open-top vintage Land Rover to watch for animals such as oryx and gazelles. Then, head for a royal retreat and enjoy an evening of traditional Emirati activities, including falconry displays, camel rides, cooking demonstrations and a scrumptious 4-course dinner. After sleeping in a Bedouin-style tent, wake to a delicious outdoor breakfast before returning to Dubai.


  • Overnight desert experience with dinner with transport by Vintage Land Rover
  • Look out for wildlife while traveling through Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation
  • Eat and sleep at a Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a Royal Retreat in the desert
  • See a bread-making demonstration, falconry display, traditional dancing and more
  • Feast on four courses of traditional Emirati cuisine while sitting under the stars
  • Sleep overnight in a comfortable Arabic tent with full bedding and enjoy a traditional breakfast the next morning

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What You Can Expect

Overnight Desert Camp Experience: Dinner, Emirati Activities and Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

Spend the night in a Bedouin-inspired camp, deep in the desert!

Spend a memorable night in the Dubai desert on this overnight tour. Enjoy a wildlife-watching drive by classic Land Rover at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve followed by an evening of desert entertainments, dinner by the campfire and breakfast the next morning, all at a beautiful outdoor camp. The tour includes round-trip transport and accommodation in an Arabic tent, with a comfortable mattress, pillow and blanket.


Customer Reviews

Debra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous experience. Great guide. Everything went like clockwork! Highly recommend when in Dubai!

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Exceptional! Added the sunrise hot air balloon ride. Loved every minute of all activities! Special thanks to our desert tour guide Sharaf who was so friendly and attentive! Originally thought the two tours were pricey but was worth every penney! Best excursions I have ever experienced anywhere, any country!

Robert James R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A mmemorable overnight desert experience, staffs were courteous and professional.

Adrian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting and scenic.

Pauline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a wonderful experience totally reccommend it,

Robyn M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A Must Do In Dubai Our Guide HaMDy Was Excellent Very Much A Hands On Traditional Experience . Sleeping Was Very Comfortable As Were The Vehicles.Food Was Amazing...So Many Experiences Rolled Into One. Pick Up And Drop Off Puntual. The Best Tour In Dubai That We ExperienEd. We Would Of Liked A Longer Stay. A Jacket Would Be Needed For The Night.....Handy Has Inspired Us To Return To Dubai In The future. Highly Recommend This tour

wanda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

fantastic experience. staff were brilliant ..caring..informative.. the setting was amazing. sleping out in the desert was one of the highlights....woman you will need to take a small towell and lots of wet wipes as there is no real washing facilities there...but you just have to be creative. this is an up market tour not touristy at all..yes you pay a lot more than yur average desert trip ..but it is so worth it. Very marks.

Meri D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I had the experience to go to the desert with two different tour operators. What made the Platinum Heritage tour better for me was the authentic manner in which the meal was prepared and served, the opportunity to smoke sheesha comfortably, and the guide Hamdy going out of his way to meet the unique interests of each tour participant without neglecting the others.

On the tour we watched our food being prepared as it might have been by a Bedouin, we had a variety of mezza served to us at the table as if we were royalty, and our lamb was prepared as it was in the past. After dinner we had the opportunity to sit and smoke sheesha for as long as we liked sitting or resting on cushions in the center of the camp. There were two honeymooning couples so the guide Hamdy arranged for a special toast for the honeymooners, in addition to other activities to suit the needs and interests of the guests. It felt like a personal private tour with so much attentiveness.
The sleeping arrangements were comfortable and the desert at night delightful. In the morning we once again watched our food authentically prepared and had the opportunity to ask questions of a local Bedouin. The overnight camping safari could not have been better….had a great time.

Barbara M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The guide was generally excellent, although he did not explain that I was not to return to the desert camp after the hot air balloon ride. He took time to explain many things to us, including the camel racing we passed on route to the desert camp. The activities at the desert camp were not particularly appealing to me, and in hind sight I may have opted to return to the city after dinner. Seeing the desert dunes and the falconry display were good experiences.

annette c

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

Of course there are no real bedouin camps any more but this reproduction is interesting and comfortable though a bit contrived. Staying overnight was like being on a school camp with a 'lights out' curfew and no sitting around the fire talking for too long. The ride into the desert in the trucks was OK but there were a dozen other trucks running a well worn track with you. Hovering 4000 feet above the desert in a hot air balloon? Now this is living.

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