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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.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A highly qualified falconer will show you how to fly a falcon, and demonstrate a range of training techniques, too. Plus, you’ll get close-up views of some spectacular falconry displays that regular tours miss.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Dubai Falconry Experience with Wildlife Drive and Optional Breakfast

Learn how to fly a falcon in Dubai

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

jana_schreiber77 Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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 drive...best experience we had in Dubai...the guides, Werner and Rabin were exceptional.
If we return to Dubai we will do it again!

Deanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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

Meaghan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing experience.

Kparker377

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Geoffrey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Had a great time - we took our 10 year old daughter and it was a great experience. Would highly recommend this break from shopping and sweltering heat!!

Sarah B

4 star rating: Recommended December 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.

Natasha H

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.

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