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“A must for young and old - the best experience ex Dubai”
Review of Arabian Adventures

Arabian Adventures
Ranked #35 of 485 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: As part of the Emirates Group, Arabian Adventures is committed to offering the best tours and activities in Dubai and beyond, while adhering to the highest standards of service and safety. With excellent local knowledge and speaking a variety of languages, our guides share interesting insights and fun facts on every tour to make your experience richer. Private or group tours, all-inclusive or including just what you need, the choice is yours. We are committed to conserving the environment. Arabian Adventures is accredited with the CEMARS (Carbon and Energy Measurement and reduction scheme) award - since 2010. Our Dubai-based safaris are operated in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) and a portion of the fee is donated to local conservation projects. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai and beyond.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We booked a group Dhow Cruise through Arabian Adventures to Dubai Creek.

There are plenty of providers of these in Dubai, however we decided to go for the more expensive option of these guys in the hopes the quality provided will be higher than that of rival companies.

Much of the promised inclusions in the booking email chain such as: coffee and dates on arrival, fresh cold towel on arrival and 5* international cuisine were NOT included.

The quality of the food on offer was absolutely SHOCKING. A guest of ours actually broke his tooth on the 'kebab' offered. The food was cold and very, very limited and of poor quality. If that's 5*, then I'd dread to think what 3* is.

I assume Arabian Adventures source a third party provider for this, which in our case was a boat company called TOUR DUBAI (DO NOT go on this tour).

For the much higher price than than other options, this tour most certainly DID NOT reach its value for money, by miles.

A very large expense for a very poor service, I actually felt embarrassed that I had booked this terrible experience for our guests. We will not be using AA again!!

2  Thank Jack D
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SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Jack D,

Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated and certainly noted.

We do apologise for your experience.

We would like to discuss your experience with you further; please contact us directly on aaca@emirates.com.

We do hope to see you on a tour or a safari again.

Best regards
Simon Mead
Head of Operations

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an adventure and perfect stop-over activity. From the minute D Khan picked me up from the hotel to the next day when he returned me, the experience was wonderful! Khan was such a character - full of fun and energy. He dubbed me his ‘VIP’ customer, and certainly made me feel that way too. The Falcon show, camel ride, dune four-wheel driving, food and glamping experience were all perfectly organised - what a dream adventure! Thanks Khan for making it so special for me. From Paula the Kiwi PS you may well have Camel beauty contests here in Dubai but I can honestly say we don’t have cow beauty contests in NZ! Maybe we could start!

2  Thank Paula J
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SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Paula J,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Overnight safari , we really appreciate it.
I am sure that this will be useful information for our readers.

We are proud of our safari guide team and our safari guide D Khan will be pleased to read your kind review too.
We look forward to welcoming you back on a tour or a safari again.

Best regards
Simon Mead
Head of Operations

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Took the Sundowner Safari which was absolutely fabulous. Our guide was marvelous and very knowledgeable about the entire area, pointing out places of interest on the way to the Desert Conservation Reserve. He was very entertaining and went out of his way to make sure everyone was having a good time. Driving on the dunes was a lot of fun, but the highlight for me was the camels. They are such beautiful majestic creatures and to be up close and personal with one was astonishing. Sitting around eating dinner with everyone was very enjoyable, and once again the safari guide was so thoughtful that he came around to make sure everyone was okay. The entire night was just superb and ended with a great performance from the belly dancer.

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SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi carolinebaginski,

Thank you for your kind feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari, it was a pleasure welcoming you on our safari experience.

For our reader's interest, the Sundowner Dune Dinner has an all-inclusive option and you won't be asked to pay for any activities or beverages at the campsite - except any souvenir shopping that is available.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Best regards
Simon Mead
Head of Operations

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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