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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari

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Overview
Learn how to fly a falcon on a 5-hour small-group falconry experience from Dubai. With a group, travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4 vehicle, and learn about the UAE’s passion for falconry. After a wildlife drive through the reserve to a hunting camp, take turns with other group members to fly a bird from your glove and see training displays. If you want to make the experience more special, upgrade to enjoy breakfast afterward at Al Maha Desert Resort. Numbers are limited to 12 for an intimate experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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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
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 1.5- to 2-hour 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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Pickup and drop-off time will 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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Professional Prompt and complete passion for the birds and their role. These birds are birds of prey - this team totally gets this, they are in tune with the birds and you can tell they care deeply. Worth while the early start. Perfect day thanks to Dylan and his team, you
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I am at a loss of words when it comes to describing this amazing experience. Falconry is an extremely important part of the history of the Middle East. The staff at Royal Shaheen, in keeping with the traditions of the Arabs, was extremely hospitable and went out if its way to
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MA, Wow, 10/10 is a perfect score. We aim high and a review like yours, makes all the effort worthwhile. Many thanks for making the time and effort to post a review of your morning with us. Kind regards, Pete
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+4
Cesar picked my wife and i up at our hotel.we choose the afternoon trip starting at 3.30pm.on the way to the desert cesar stopped at the camel racing track which was very intresting.when we got to the desert rahim was there with the birds.we had coffee and dates sat in the
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear donKorat, We love 10/10 reviews, Makes all the hard work and dedication from our team worthwhile. Many thanks once again and look forward to having you back someday. Kind regards, Pete
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Leant a great deal about birds and wildlife from Cesar and Rahim, who’s love of birds and the environment really shone through. Handling the birds was a fantastic experience. Delicious breakfast and all round truly memorable experience. Love it.
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 11 Jul 2019
Dear Alex, Many thanks for your review. We really do appreciate the effort. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen, we would like to wish you a happy 2019. Safe travels, Pete
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+5
From the hotel pickup this was a truely amazing trip. Khaimah,the greater spotted eagle was sitting on his perch in the boot of the air conditioned 4x4. This alone was brilliant. We travelled to the nature reserve, with a stop off at the Camel training ground to catch a glimpse
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 11 Jul 2019
Dear Belle, WOW - how can we thank you enough. Thank you every so much for such a thorough and comprehensive review of your morning with us. It means the world to our small business. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we would like to wish you a happy 2019. Happy travels, Pete
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