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Book your desired option and after early pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by climate-controlled 4WD vehicle.

Hear about Emirati desert traditions and falconry en route and then set off on a wildlife drive. Cross the dunes to look for the elusive Arabian oryx, gazelle, hares, monitor lizards, and other animals, and learn about the reserve’s work in protecting them.

Next, enjoy a group falconry interaction with birds, such as falcons or kestrels, from a prized collection. Don a glove and fly a bird from your hand to collect a lure and return to you. See training in action and learn how the Bedouin traditionally used these magnificent birds for hunting.

Afterward, return to Dubai, or if you’ve upgraded, visit the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast overlooking the dunes. See the Itinerary for sample dishes.

Either way, your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Falconry and wildlife are inextricably bound in the UAE desert but don’t usually feature on Dubai’s standard desert tours. This tour is different: It lets you focus on the animals that are key to the landscape and its history. Take a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and join a falconry session to experience a falcon flying from your hand. Upgrade to include breakfast at a luxe desert resort.
  • Experience Dubai’s desert on a falconry/wildlife safari
  • Fly a falcon to try and learn about the Bedouin tradition of falconry
  • Look for oryx, gazelle, and more on a safari in the Dubai Conservation Reserve
  • Small-group tour with limit of 12; plus, upgrade for luxe desert breakfast
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

On my first trip to Dubai, I picked one of the best things I have ever done. This was truly amazing. Henrik picked me up from my hotel and told me about Dubai as well as the birds. Talking to him about the birds was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Highlight of our time in Dubai

There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this experience - it was fantastic and the absolute highlight of our time in Dubai! Bryan our South African tour guide picked us up at 5am (with two birds in the car!) and on the hours...More

Thank RaechelAJ
Reviewed 14 May 2018
The Highlight of our Trip to Dubai!!

A spectacular tour and the highlight of our visit to Dubai! Don't miss this tour! From the moment Bryan picked us up at our hotel at 5AM with the greater spotted eagle in the back and the kestrel in the front, we felt transported to...More

Thank carolkm7
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Highlight of our U.A.E. vacation

This experience was excellent!! Bryan was a wonderful guide. He was a wealth of information about the birds and the area. Bryan and Rahim gave each of us hands-on time with each of the birds. We followed the experience with the breakfast and it was...More

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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi ginnyBeamer, That’s a famous review. Thank you very much, A for taking the time to post one and B for all your kind words. Fantastic. Thank you. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Excellent family trip with falcons and desert conservation area

Brilliant trip with all 3 guides doing a great job. Brian collected us spot on time from our hotel and was chatty all morning about Dubai, the falcons and the conservation area. On top of a great falconry experience we saw Oryx and gazelle. Our...More

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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Martin, Thank you so much for this excellent feedback. Your review is great appreciated. I will be sure to compliment my staff and make sure your words have been passed on. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we wish you and your...More

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