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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

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Enjoy a personal interaction with falcons on a private, 5-hour falconry experience. Travel from Dubai by luxury 4x4, and then enjoy your own falconry session amid the dune-filled Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Guided by expert falconers, discover how to fly one of the birds of prey from your gloved hand, see traditional and modern training techniques, and marvel at the birds’ speed and agility. Enjoy a wildlife-watching drive and the option to upgrade with a breakfast at the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort.
Highlights
  • Learn Dubai’s desert and Bedouin ways on a private falconry and wildlife tour
  • Fly birds from your hand and enjoy falconry instruction focused on you
  • Private wildlife drive through the dunes of Dubai Desert ConservationReserve
  • Includes 4WD transfers, plus upgrade to deluxe breakfast at Al Maha Desert resort
What to Expect
Depart early from your Dubai hotel and journey to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by a private climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, hear about the Emirati passion for falconry: a Bedouin technique where birds were used to hunt desert animals for meat. On arrival, take a wildlife safari through the dunes, watching for oryx, gazelle, lizards, and more, and learning about indigenous plants. Next, enjoy a private falconry experience. Meet falcons, kestrels, and other birds from a family collection and take an active part in a training session. Wear a glove to let them fly and return to your hand after collecting bait, and watch demos of training methods, such as the use of drones. Finally, return to Dubai. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, continue to the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast (see Itinerary) overlooking the dunes. Whichever option you’ve chosen, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Dubai hotel
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Concludes at your Dubai hotel
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Interactive falconry session
  • Use of falconry glove and other equipment
  • Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort (if option selected)
  • Value Added Tax of 5% is already included on the prices
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup and drop-off time may vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was able to spend a very worthwhile time with three falcons, an owl and an eagle at vast and beautiful desert!! And tour guides are very kind and he taught me many things about Arab falconry and birds of prey. I really enjoyed the time!!!
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This Private tour was excellent. If you want to get up close and personal with the birds then this is for you. Our tour guides Caesar and Rahim are extremely knowledgeable and have a great attitude for managing a private experience. After our interactive an informative session
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This company stands proudly head and shoulders above the very best in the UAE. At Royal Shaheen they are committed to limiting the negative environmental impact which desert tours have on the animals and plants, in this fragile landscape. The guides are the complete opposite of
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My husband and I spent an exceptional morning with Cesar and Rahim, as well as all of the birds of prey that we had the privilege to handle. Their knowledge and respect for the birds was impressive, and the surrounding natural reserve is stunningly beautiful. We learned so much
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If you are not looking for the usual desert safaris, this is the place for you. exceptional experience with different birds of prey. the guide explained everything and answered all questions. ride through the beautiful national park. everything perfect and getting up early is
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By: Royal Shaheen Events
Nanami I
10
very very exciting times!
I was able to spend a very worthwhile time with three falcons, an owl and an eagle at vast and beautiful desert!!
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Ram_B
Mississauga, Canada
80
Great personal Falcon Experience
This Private tour was excellent. If you want to get up close and personal with the birds then this is for you. Our
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Graça N
69
Highly recommended experience
This company stands proudly head and shoulders above the very best in the UAE. At Royal Shaheen they are committed
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mellokello
Chamalieres, France
3118
Exceptionally memorable and fun
My husband and I spent an exceptional morning with Cesar and Rahim, as well as all of the birds of prey that we
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wiedyvi
Wettswil, Switzerland
62
Incredibly beautiful
If you are not looking for the usual desert safaris, this is the place for you. exceptional experience with
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Cathbarr
Singapore, Singapore
2325
The highlight of our trip, private falconry in outstanding natural beauty
The reviews don't lie, this is a world-leading experience - one of the best we've had anywhere, in any country.
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CaineO
119
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!
There are many things you can see and do in Dubai, but there is NOTHING like this private Falconry tour! Dylan was
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Natalya C
10
Amazing!!! Lifetime experience!!!
Private Falconry safari was definitely worth waking up at 5 am. We learned so much about birds and desert life
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couple from Germany
22
Simply perfect
We've booked the traditional falconry experience incl. breakfast at the Al Maha desert resort and it was simply
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Jacob B
Atlanta, Georgia
10
Unique Experience in Dubai
A unique desert experience. My wife (65 yrs old) was a bit nervous at first about flying the birds, but was
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