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How is the desert experience: Emirati Dinner and activities with Arabian Adventures?


May 6, 2023
desert experience

The desert surrounding Dubai demands more than just a glance; It is a place of beauty that shows the heritage of the Bedouins of the United Arab Emirates.  demonstrations, and a multi-course dessert meal within a retreat owned by royalty.


  • Visit the Dubai desert in style with an animal safari in a vintage Land Rover
  • Try to identify gazelles and oryxes in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • Visit a desert camp at a royal retreat and watch a falconry show
  • Feel like a real Bedouin with demonstrations of bread making, henna art, and camel riding
  • Multi-course Dinner and live dance performance included
  • Hassle-free experience with central Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off

What has included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan
  • Donation to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/entry: Dubai
  • Entry/Entrance: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/Entrance: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Exit/Entrance: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Entry/entry: Dubai
  • Entry/entry: Dubai

What has not included

  • tuition fees
  • Souvenir photos (for sale)

What to expect

After pickup from a central Dubai hotel, travel into the desert before hopping in a shared open-top classic Land Rover, a desert classic used extensively in the 1950s. Then, with a knowledgeable driver, tour the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve while listening to stories about the history of Dubai and its fauna and flora, and see animals such as gazelles and oryxes. He’ll stop to enjoy the sunset during a falconry session, then head to a Bedouin-style desert camp at a royal-owned retreat. Here, you can enjoy Arabic coffee and various Emirati activities such as bread-making demonstrations, henna tattoos and camel rides before sitting down at a shared Bedouin-style table for a local multi-course dinner. After a popular dance, music show, and optional shisha (Arabic water pipe), enjoy a minivan transfer to your hotel, where your journey ends.

Departure and return

Output details

  • PickupPickup service is offered for travellers.
  • We pick from any hotel in Dubai. Please indicate your hotel in the comments section if it is not listed in the options. PickupPickup times will vary throughout the year based on sunset time. Please use the following schedule as a guide when planning your day and preparing for the collection. 
  • Hotel pickup is offered. Check the list of hotels on our purchase page to see if yours appears among the pickup points.

Return Details

  • Return to the original starting point


  • There is no wheelchair access
  • Seats available for children

If you have any questions about accessibility, we will be happy to help you. 

Additional Information

  • A confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • In the Dubai desert, it can be cool at night during the winter; wearing a light jacket and closed shoes is recommended.
  • Important note: Guides in the following languages ​​(German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and Chinese) are only available upon request and based on availability.
  • Children under five years cannot ride in the shared car and need to book a private vehicle (search for an activity: 
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in the first trimester
  • Most travellers can participate.
  • This tour/activity can have a maximum of 100 travellers.

Cancellation policy

  • To get a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the start of the experience.

Security against Covid

Your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated to ensure our experiences are safe.

What can you expect during your visit

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • High-traffic areas are frequently disinfected
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Equipment is disinfected between each use
  • Masks, face coverings or masks are required for travellers in public areas
  • Masks, chinstraps or face masks are offered for travellers
  • Guides should wash their hands frequently
  • Gel alcohol available for travellers and staff
  • Frequent disinfection of transport vehicles
  • Contactless payment of tips and additional charges
  • Masks, chinstraps or face coverings are required for guides in public areas
  • Stay-at-home paid leave policy for staff members displaying symptoms
  • Social distancing is necessary throughout the experience

Safety measures are provided by the property and are not controlled by Arabian Adventures for accuracy.


If you have any questions about this tour or need help making a reservation, we’d be happy to help.

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