Come, Be a Part of the Luxury Heritage Desert Safari Experience


Would you like to go on a safari in a vintage Land Rover or a posh Range Rover through the golden dunes in search of desert animals like gazelles and Arabian oryx? And why not make your journey across the sands with a local camel caravan, giving you a chance to experience a true nomadic adventure? You’ll have a better time in the wilderness if you go at night. Dine outside at a genuine camp or desert oasis. This trip can include working with a professional astronomer or getting to know the Bedouin people and experiencing their culture. The falconry demonstration, which demonstrates how a skilled falconer teaches the country’s bird to hunt, is one of the most memorable moments. While on the Heritage Desert Safari, guests will explore the private retreat and have the most authentic and distinctive Arabian experience possible. Tripfinder explains the rationale.

Heritage Desert Safari in Dubai overview

Discover Dubai’s most acclaimed heritage safari. With the help of an experienced conservation guide, go back in time and explore Dubai as it was in the 1950s while on an adventure in the Dubai desert. The Heritage desert safari Operators will take you on a fascinating wildlife drive in 1950s vintage Land Rovers, unlike any other Dubai Desert Safari. These Series 1 and Series 2 Land Rovers were the first motorised vehicles used in the Dubai desert and have come to represent Dubai’s history and exploration of uncharted territory. For the most breathtaking photo opportunities in the desert, stop at a Ghaf tree forest in the dunes and search for local wildlife like Arabian oryx in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Learn about the distinctive desert ecosystem and how Bedouin people coexisted peacefully with desert animals and plants to survive there. Watch these magnificent birds fly in full flight by attending a spectacular falconry show conducted by a professional falconer. Discover how the Bedouin trained falcons and how they were used for hunting. Watch the sand dunes’ backdrop as the Arabian sunsets. Afterwards, arrive at a genuine Bedouin camp that is tucked inside a private desert retreat and is softly lit with antique lamps. With live demonstrations of how Arabic coffee and bread are made, henna art, camel rides, and traditional performances, you can learn about the rich culture and traditions of Dubai’s past. Enjoy a four-course meal outside, then unwind in our Arabic Majilis area, and, if you like, try some shisha (buzzing alcohol). You can now choose how you want to spend your 60 minutes on this safari by customising it. Make sure to select the vintage Land Rover option when making your Heritage Safari reservation.
This once-in-a-lifetime Dubai Desert Safari brings history to life!

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  • Pickup from hotels in Dubai is available between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Put on your sheila or ghutra when you arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to receive your adventure pack (traditional headscarf).
  • Take a vintage open-top Land Rover for a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • In the sand dunes, take in a falcon show at sunset.
  • Arrive at a genuine Bedouin camp that is lit by torches.
  • Traditional henna tattoos, camel rides, fragrant shisha pipes, live bread baking, and Arabic coffee making is available as entertainment.
  • Please be aware that some activities on the itinerary might not be available due to current COVID regulations established by the UAE government.
  • Dinner typically consists of a soup, salad, appetiser, entrée, and dessert.
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  • Enjoy Emirati cultural entertainment acts like Yola and drumming.
  • Depending on the season and the time of sunset, return to the hotel between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m.

What You Should Know

  • Approximately 7 hours, from the afternoon into the evening, include hotel pickup in a shared, air-conditioned vehicle from downtown Dubai.
  • Depending on the time of year and the setting sun, the pickup time is between 2:30 and 4:30 pm. That morning, we will let you know the precise time of pickup.
  • Between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., you will make your way back to the hotel.
  • For each reservation, an Adventure Pack is given that includes a souvenir bag, a refillable stainless-steel water bottle that each visitor keeps, and a
  • Sheila/Ghutra headscarf that they can wear while travelling and keep.
  • Due to the heat in the Dubai desert, operators advise wearing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and loose, cool clothing—especially in the summer. The operators advise you to bring warm clothing during the winter (December to February), as the temperature drops sharply after sunset. 
  • Dinner typically consists of a soup, salad, appetiser, entrée, and dessert. Most of the operators also offer kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meal options. Please let us know when you are making a reservation so we can make accommodations for you.
  • Both at the camp and in the desert, restrooms are available.
  • Your Heritage Desert Safari will be led by skilled conservation guides who have a thorough understanding of Dubai’s ecotourism, cultural heritage, history, and natural environment.

Your Heritage Desert Safari fee includes a donation to support local conservation efforts in Dubai.

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    Things to keep in mind

    • In Dubai, unless you have reserved a private car, we do not pick up visitors from private residences. We can pick you up from the closest hotel if you are staying at a private residence.
    • Children who are over 5 and under 12 will be charged the child rate.
    • If you are travelling with kids under 5, you must reserve a private car.
    • Tour operators limit the number of guests in our very spacious camps to 75–100 to ensure that you never feel crammed.
    • To reserve this activity online, please do so at least three hours in advance. If you prefer, you can speak with our office directly to find out more about short-term reservations.
    • The wildlife drive is not advised for visitors who are pregnant and in their third trimester due to health issues.
    • At another camp, the camel ride takes place after dark. These are brief rides in an area that is well-lit for the safety of the camels and visitors. Please visit  Camel Desert Safari for longer camel rides.
    • There are some cars that can hold up to 10 passengers.
    • Please only select the number of vehicles when booking a private car.
    • Before 1:00 pm on the day of the Heritage Desert Safari, a confirmation will be sent to your phone or email with a specific pick-up time.

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