Dubai: Private Falconry Safari
- Private group
- Duration: 5 hours
Escape the heat of the city and discover the pristine desert eco-system inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Your professional safari guide will skillfully pilot your Range Rover through the reserve in search of the Arabian Oryx, a true modern day conservation success story. Here you can see abundant birdlife, desert monitors, gazelles, and maybe even the rare Gordon’s wildcat. The reserve is the United Arab Emirate’s first national park, and is dedicated to preserving the unique and beautiful desert habitat and the hundreds of fascinating flora and fauna species it hosts. This is your opportunity to view the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the United Arab Emirates. Your day will conclude with a fresh juice, tea, or coffee and a delicious breakfast at the famous Al Maha Desert Resort.
Very nice experience for anyone who wants to take a break from bustling Dubai. Desert as far as the eye can see out of the convenience of your A/C Range Rover. Guide took his time driving through conservatory to allow for stops. Lot’s of animal sightings topped of by an exceptional breakfast in a high end desert resort. Private half day trip was just perfect to allow for other activities later in the day.
Take a relaxing horseback ride through the beautiful scenery of the National Park of Dubai. Explore the contrasting views as you trot over forest paths filled with ghaf trees and wild sandy dunes. At the end of your ride, you will learn how to wash, groom and feed your horse. Your escort will take you out into the park and keep you informed as to any questions you may have regarding your surroundings. Allow your fully trained escort to navigate you through forest paths through wild sandy dunes that are shaded by lovely ghaf trees. Look out for the local wildlife, such as desert foxes. After a 60 or 90-minute ride (depending on option booked) through a magical landscape, return to the stables and learn how to untack your horse as well as the opportunity to groom, shower and feed it with supplied carrots.
Well organised. Really friendly staff. Could not do enough to make our experience enjoyable.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai in the afternoon for a drive across the desert on the outskirts of the city. Before you leave the city center, you will stop for several photo opportunities of the futuristic skyline and contrasting expanse of sand on its doorstep. Traveling by 4WD vehicle, drive into the red sands of the desert, stopping to watch a beautiful sunset over the distant Hajar mountains. Before you reach the desert camp, there will be the chance to ride on the back of a camel and experience the desert just like the ancient nomads. Try your hand at sand boarding down some of the towering dunes, and sit back as professional drivers bash the mighty dunes in the off-road vehicles. Then, it’s time for a delicious barbecue dinner at the desert camp. This will be served after a welcome Arabic coffee and fresh dates. Try an authentic hubble bubble (shisha) pipe, enjoy complime...
I appreciate the trip and really appreciate the care and kind attention from your driver.
On this private 5-hour program, head to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a nature drive in search of the houbara bustard, Arabian oryx and sand gazelle. At the Emirati Falcon Hunting Camp you’ll be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates. The falconry experience begins as you help to train a greater spotted eagle, desert eagle owl and Harris’s hawk. All of the birds will be flown to your gloved fist. Participate in a modern training technique: fly a peregrine falcon, the planet’s fastest animal, to a drone. As an optional add-on, you can enjoy breakfast at the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, or a picnic-style canapé breakfast at the falcon camp.
Wonderfully personal experience among the untouched dunes of the Desert Conservation Reserve: for nature lovers interested in learning about falconry and the flora and fauna of the Arabian Peninsula, this tour offers an authentic, hands-on experience with a knowledgeable guide. Rather than watching birds being flown, you become a trainer yourself and get a taste of how various birds of prey hunt and form working bonds with falconers. Worth the extra Money.
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We wanted to discover the desert on the natural side, at a good time (24 degrees in August!), Take the breakfast with the sunrise and we were delighted! I therefore recommend: discovering the flora and fauna with Orient Tour. Thanks to Mustapha our guide who led us, explained, showed us gazelles, oryx and lots of bird species! Prepare oriental coffee and tea with assorted sweets at sunrise on a dune. It was just magic! We had all our senses awakened. Frankly, discovering Dubai off the beaten track is worth the detour! We recommend!
A perfect getaway! Thanks to Orient Tours and especially to our driver Mohamed! Highly recommended, thanks to him we had a wonderful sunrise excursion into the desert. Mohamed was super nice and explained everything we wanted to know very well. Always my pleasure!
Magnificent sunrise. The experience was all the more beautiful thanks to our super super guide !!! English was not a barrier for him with French-speaking children. We even went back for a dune tour;)
The tour was absolutely worth it. We could watch a beautiful sunrise with breakfast. When you book a tour, ask for Mustafa. He took very good care of us. I can only recommend it.
Javid was great and very knowledgeable! Thank you for the amazing pictures and experience!