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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
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5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Try your hand at falconry on a private tour within the Dubai desert. Set out in the early morning to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, located amid the emirates' vast sand dunes. Learn about the region and its wildlife, then enjoy a hands-on falconry experience with guidance from a professional trainer. Feed a bird of prey and marvel as it returns to your gloved hand, and discover a variety of training techniques ranging from age-old tactics to remote-controlled drones. Upgrade with an optional post-falconry breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort.
  • 5-hour private falconry session with 4x4 transport from Dubai
  • Travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a beautiful nature reserve
  • Explore the reserve to look for Arabian oryx and other desert animals
  • Get personal falconry tuition and learn how to fly falcons from your gloved hand
  • See the birds in action and watch different training techniques
  • Upgrade to enjoy breakfast at the chic Al Maha Desert Resort
  • Enjoy the attention of a guide and professional falconers on a private tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A falconry session for just you and your party, and with your own qualified falconer, makes this a stand-out.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 4 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 5 hours long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in Arabic, English.

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Amazing Adventure
John R
, Sep 2018
This was one of the most excellent adventures we have ever done!! Flying the birds was such a treat and our falconner Brian was wonderful. We learned about the sport and the birds. I highly recommend this excursion.
I had never done Falconry before and...
, Jun 2018
I had never done Falconry before and I am so glad I picked Royal Shaheen for this, the falconer Henrik was very knowledgeable about the birds. There were 5 in total, 2 falcons, 1 Owl, 1 Hawk and an Eagle. Each one was good but my favourites were the Owl and the Eagle. The early morning start was well worth it. It was just the 3 of us and the 5 birds out in the desert. I would recommend this activity as it was well organised. It is one of the best things I have ever done. Well done Henrik and Raheem
Very pleased to have chosen this...
David D
, Jul 2017
Very pleased to have chosen this tour. A very well organised operator and excellent value for money. We chose the additional breakfast option and this added to the quality of the product. Interesting, amusing, relaxed timings, very knowledgable staff along with spectacular birds made this tour the highlight of our 5 days in Dubai. Highly recommended.
This tour was amazing and a memory...
, Apr 2017
This tour was amazing and a memory for life. Worth its money definetly. We got to interact with the birds and have them fly to us to pick up food from our hands. The two South african guys who had the tour had so much knowledge and passion for the birds. Highly recommend it.
After doing intensive reasearch on a...
, Feb 2017
After doing intensive reasearch on a falconry activity in Dubai we always came back to Royal Shaheen, the provider of this tour. We decided to book the private session which was the best idea at all. Our guide, Werner, picked us up absolutely on time. Since it was still early morning we enjoyed the quiet trip through Dubai ou into the desert, where we arrived after about 45min. Werner always gave us a lot of insight into his business and then we were welcomed in the desert with a nice morning coffee and dates and Rahim, the other guide, welcomed us. Then we had a really private session on falconry with our own chance of flying and holding the birdswhich was a spectacular moment. We were speechless. The follow-up breakfast at the eco resort was the icing on the cake. On our ways back after quite a few hours we never felt rushed in any way, Werner took us to the falcon souk and assisted us in buying falconry souvenirs. It was the best day of our Dubai trip, Thank you Werner, Dave and all the other nice birds
Fantastic experience..we were able...
Gary B
, Jan 2017
Fantastic experience..we were able to work with five different birds...the drive out was beautiful...the breakfast at the gorgeous desert hotel was delicious...saw a lot of wildlife on the experience we had in Dubai...the guides, Werner and Rabin were exceptional. If we return to Dubai we will do it again!
What an experience, it was amazing and...
Sarah B
, Dec 2016
What an experience, it was amazing and would recommend to everyone! From the minute we were picked up from our hotel to the drop off at the end of tour, we enjoyed the trip. Our personal guide was friendly and welcoming from the start, the company in the jeep was amazing - Dave the Kestrel and Khaimah the eagle. What a surprise to be travelling with these beautiful birds from the get go. The talk, demonstration, flying and interaction with all the birds was so exciting and the amount of information I learnt was great. We opted for the breakfast which as lovely, to sit in the desert at a luxury hotel was a nice way to relax and eat in the middle of the tour. It was worth the money, we had such a feast! We finished off the tour with a visit to the Falcon center and again was very interesting. If you like birds of prey, getting up close to them and learning more, this tour is for you. Enjoy.
It was a fantastic tour and I highly...
Natasha H
, Aug 2016
It was a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it. Thank you to Erin and the team for a great morning out learning about the birds and the training they do. It's a great way to discover more about Dubai. The breakfast was delicious and the view of the desert country was amazing.
This was the best tour ever. From...
Deanne L
, Aug 2016
This was the best tour ever. From the moment Werner picked us up he was full of information about not just the birds but all points of interest along the way. We arrived in the desert and were met by Rahim who had dates and coffee for us . We got to fly the birds , falcon ,owl and eagle and we learnt so much about these wonderful birds from very knowable guides. It is obvious that these men don't just do this for a job they are genually fond of and respect these birds. Fantastic trip a must do for anyone visiting Dubai
This is an interactive tour limited...
, Jun 2016
This is an interactive tour limited to small groups each day that is great experience in the desert. Hendri the guide is great and will give you a lot of information on Dubai, the wildlife reserve and the birds. A lot of fun with Hendri and Rahim working the birds and exciting to see the animals in the desert.

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