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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2-Dubai Falconry Safari

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
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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
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Overview
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.
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.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
The highlight of our trip to Dubai

My wife and I love the desert but the average Dubai desert safari seemed much to loud, to touristy, to macho. Then we found Royal Shaheen and were convinced. We booked the shared safari (with a maximum of 8 guests, as we were told) but...More

1  Thank Kurt G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Seriously good experience

It was an absolute pleasure to be hosted by Esmerie. She was informative and passionate about her work and lovingly introduced us to the birds. We also enjoyed meeting her colleague Rahim, who too was an excellent host. The birds were amazing and it was...More

2  Thank Departure24871060098
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A fantastic trip - unforgettable

To get up so early was it really worth 😊 Our falconer Esmerie told us a lot about this extraordinary birds. Also the surrounding where we let flew the birds was great. But the highlight was to let the birds flew by our own -...More

2  Thank befree_forever
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Once in a Lifetime Experience

An experience of a lifetime for us! Bryan and Rahim are knowledgeable and passionate about their work, their birds and the desert. Thank for these memories 💓

1  Thank Christine B
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Christine, Super words. Thank you very much. Ill be sure to pass on your thoughts to Bryan and Rahim. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 20 September 2018
We did the private Dubai Falconry - (Family of 2 adults and 2 kids)

Perfect. We loved the information given, the performance displayed and having the possibility to hold a falcon, a hawk, a owl and a eagle. It was wonderful and I would love to do it again. We did the private event. So we did not share...More

1  Thank Petra C
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Petra, Many thanks for your review, we all really appreciate each and every one. Our Private Interactive Experience, really is something special and we try encourage more and more clients to opt for this experience. On behalf of all off us for Royal Shaheen...More

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