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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai

From US$163.50
Highlights
  • See wildlife on a guided desert safari by Mercedes G-Wagon from Dubai
  • Look for gazelle, oryx, flora, and more in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Learn desert customs and enjoy refreshments at the luxe Al Maha resort
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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai
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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai
From US$163.50
Overview
The ecosystem of Dubai’s desert tends to be overlooked on the city's regular dune-bash and Bedouin-camp dinner tours. This morning tour breaks with convention: focusing on a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by Range Rover. Look for gazelle, oryx, and other rare species, learn about the dunes and flora and their part in Bedouin tradition, and finish with refreshments at the exclusive Al Maha resort.
What to Expect
Depart your Dubai hotel by 4x4 Range Rover, and after about an hour on desert roads, arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve—the UAE’s first national park and a haven for wildlife.

With a professional driver-guide at the wheel, set off in your Mercedes for a wildlife safari. As you travel through the dunes, hear about the reserve's ecosystem and 100 or so animal species, some of them endangered.

Watch for wildlife through the powerful binoculars, perhaps seeing the rare Arabian oryx, Ethiopian hedgehog, or Gordon’s wildcat, together with gazelle and desert monitors. Stop to see indigenous plants and learn how they’re used for medicinal purposes by local Bedouin.

Following your drive, continue to the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort in the dunes. Here, refuel with refreshments such as pastries paired with tea, coffee, or fruit juice.

Your experience ends with a minivan drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tiago is a great guide!

We saw wildlife, learned a lot, ate great food and enjoyed a lot this 1/2 tour in a very comfortable 4x4 car.

4  Thank sirinthip9999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour

This is a very enjoyable and worry free tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, the food was delicious. In short we had a great time. Thank you Tiago!

4  Thank Stefan E
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile
Great tour

I booked the Platinum Conservation Drive based on tripadvisor ratings. I had a great time with Erick, our guide, and the two other guests, having interesting talks and laughs all morning. I was very cautious to end up in a tourist trap, but this tour...More

3  Thank Lea Z
Reviewed 25 February 2018
Memorable and enjoyable

50 points for - punctual pick up. PH actually called the hotel the day before to inform us of our pick up time and Eric was there right on time. Car was clean and there was only 3 of us so we had plenty of...More

3  Thank gumbokins
Giulia F, Marketing Executive at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Gumbokins, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted to hear that you loved the Conservation Drive and that you appreciated the exclusiveness of our service and the beauty of the desert, its flora and fauna...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Amazing experience

I would Like to give this tour 5 stars, an amazing trip, our guide Adil was great from the moment he picked me up to the moment I was dropped off. He also has a good sense of humor and had a lot of information,...More

2  Thank Arif K
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Response from gumbokins | Reviewed this property |
there were toilets at Al Maha. I couldn’t remember if there were toilets at the “base camp” where our driver deflated the tires but at the desert itself, no toilet.
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