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Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai

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USD 163.50
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Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience. Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and swap your vehicle for a camel for a memorable 45-minute ride to an exclusive desert camp amid the dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a host of traditional Arabic activities: see a falconry demonstration and cookery displays, get a henna tattoo, and watch traditional dancing under the stars. The finale comes with a scrumptious 4-course banquet of Emirati dishes served Bedouin style.
  • Desert tour from Dubai with longer-than-usual camel ride and no dune bash 
  • Ride in a camel convoy to a desert camp in a royal retreat 
  • Included activities give you the full Arabian camp experience 
  • 4-course dinner with sodas and water, plus Emirati dance show 
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Dubai hotels for convenience
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Dubai hotel, travel into the desert by air-conditioned minivan. Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride across the sands to a Bedouin-inspired camp set within a reserve owned by the UAE’s royal family. Take in the atmosphere of the torch-lit compound, and as the sun sets, watch a falconry demonstration. Stroll into the dunes for sunset photos, and enjoy the activities on offer inside the Bedouin-style tent—getting a henna tattoo, sipping Arabic coffee, and watching bread- and coffee-making demonstrations. Next, settle at a low table for a 4-course dinner of Emirati dishes served with soda and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Afterward, opt to try a shisha (Arabic water pipe), and enjoy live dancing and music displays under the stars before your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off in Dubai.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Dubai. Please indicate your Hotel in the comment section if not found from the options.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Camel caravan through the desert
  • Falconry demonstration with sparkling date juice
  • Henna tattoo demonstrations
  • Live bread- and coffee-making displays
  • 4-course dinner with water and juice
  • Emirati entertainment
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Platinum Heritage bedouin camp
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi the end of September. The desert experience was one of the attractions I was most looking forward to, and it did not disappoint!! Erikson was our tour guide and he was awesome! From the beginning, he...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A different, authentic emirati cultural experience. This is a place for learning and enjoying your time. Camel ride, falcon show, traditional dances, star gazing and astronomy, Delicious out of this world traditional food. The people are very welcoming and hospitable, our tour guide Ali did...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable !!! A must-do! Loved it. Met a lot of cool people.thank you Amir. We will definitely use this company again.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Platinum Heritage! From the hotel pick up to the last enthusiastic smile at hotel drop off guides Carola and John were excellent. I chose the camel ride option (vs.vintage car experience), one of many cultural tour highlights. Go out and make memories...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank schughes1957
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi schughes1957, Thank you for the amazing feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Camel Safari. Sailing through the desert on the back of a camel is truly amazing but a ride in our Classic Vintage Land Rovers is definitely something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so grateful we found this tour. We had such an amazing Experience - from cousine to the activities. Our tour guide Etrite ali was amazing - at all times he made sure we were ok. We chose the camel ride and it was...More

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MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi DanielleA4, What an amazing review you wrote about Platinum Heritage. We are overwhelmed when we hear that our experience was the highlight of guest's trip to Dubai Thank you for your review. Warm Regards, Mabel.

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13 July 2019|
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Response from CoCo775 | Reviewed this property |
Hi jw2017 I as picked up in late afternoon (after 4pm) since the excursion events (ride and dinner) take place in the evening. Once you book, someone from the company will send you an email confirming the time. You should... More
12 July 2019|
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Response from Travel517603 | Reviewed this property |
No, We didn’t want dune bashing, because My mom and I have back problems; But everything about this experience was magical!!!
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, French
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