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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

Highlights
  • Visit the Dubai desert in style with a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover 
  • Try to spot gazelle and oryx in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Visit a desert camp in a royal retreat and see a falconry show
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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai
From US$163.50
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Vintage Land Rover: Shared
Desert experience including a shared 1950s Land Rover safari
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Overview
The desert around Dubai demands more than a passing look—it’s a place of beauty that showcases the UAE’s Bedouin heritage. This expedition does it justice with several touches not offered on standard tours, including a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover, falconry display, bread- and coffee-making demos, and a 4-course, desert-camp dinner within a royalty-owned retreat.
What to Expect
After central Dubai hotel pickup, travel into the desert before settling into a shared, open-top vintage Land Rover—a classic desert workhorse used extensively in the 1950s. 
Then, with a skilled driver, trundle through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, hearing about Dubai’s history and wildlife, and watching for animals such as gazelle and oryx.

Stop for a sunset falconry display, and then head to a Bedouin-style desert camp within a private royal retreat. Here, enjoy an Arabic coffee and various Emirati activities like bread-making demonstrations, henna tattoos, and camel riding before sitting at a shared Bedouin-style table for a 4-course local dinner.

After a folk-dancing and music show—and optional shisha (Arabic water pipe)—enjoy a minivan transfer to your hotel, where your trip concludes.
Reviews (579)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Dubai tour

We did this trip for a desert experience. The classic landrovers were a great way to see and feel the desert - much better than inside an AC 4x4 land cruiser 😁 Fab trip and really well organised. Our guide Lisa did a great job...More

2  Thank BrenRSV
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi BrenRSV, Thanks for the great review. We are so proud that you've had the chance to experience other safari's and place us on the top of your list. Thank you for coming out and I hope you have lasting memories from the interesting stories...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
What a trip

This is a must when visiting Dubai, escape the sky scrapers for a day of relaxation, scenery and fun! Our guide Ali was the BEST, full of chat, fun and educational facts. No task was to big or small for him, totally professional with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank travel_loulou
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi travel_loulou, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you had a great day with us! You are right that Ali is to thank for making your night special as he is truly a special Guide and we are tremendously lucky to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good fun.

A group of five of us went on this trip which lasted from 3pm till 10 pm. It was a most relaxing day away from the sky scrapers of the city. The trip was educational and good fun at the same time. We were well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank ricardhman
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi ricardhman, Thank you for the review. It is wonderful that you could label this as a beautiful experience and that you thought our staff was attentive from start to finish. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Neil

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience

We booked the tour by recommendation and we were not disappointed. Very well organized, we loved the ride in the vintage Land Rover, experiencing the desert and all the activities. I especially liked the wonderful Henna Tattoo I got in the camp and the friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Julia220
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julia220, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. We notice that lots of people are researching and considering recommendations on their options before making a tour selection. We are so happy that all roads led...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not to Miss

We booked the Heritage Desert Safari experience on the recommendation of a colleague and are so glad we did! Once we chose which experience we wanted, booking was quick and easy online. The company was very communicative and made sure we knew what time our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GuiaC18
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Response from Janice N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just reply to their notification to let them know of your hotel. They will notify you the day before of the exact time of pickup if you will give them your contact info (or you can probably email prior and get a good... More
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Response from fionabye | Reviewed this property |
The spread of food was meat and veg based with a big selection (kebab skewers, stews etc) so you don’t need to worry about limited choice as a coeliac, the only item I can think that wouldn’t be gluten free was the flat... More
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