Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai
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from $163.50
the low down
Pass through the desert in a vintage Land Rover and spend an evening dining under the stars at a Bedouin-inspired camp, tucked away in the grounds of a royal residence! This must-do cultural experience includes an afternoon safari through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, followed by a night of Emirati entertainment, hospitality and traditional food. Enjoy local music and dancing, cookery demonstrations and a falconry display; get a henna tattoo and ride a camel; and then relax during a 4-course set menu for dinner.
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  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates , United Arab Emirates
  • 7 hours
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This tour was FIRST CLASS....From the prompt pick-up from our hotel, the day was perfect.....The Vintage land rovers, our traditional head scarfs, ride through the desert, falcon demonstration, henna tattoo, camel rides, oasis for dinner, traditional dancing, our best experience in Dubai....


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what to expect

Start your experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel, and then travel into the desert. Once in the desert climb aboard your open-roof vintage land rover – a mode of transport used extensively in 1950’s desert expeditions. As you travel, your guide will regale you with stories of Dubai’s past and present as well as the many customs and traditions that you’ll experience throughout the evening.

Head through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, looking out for wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryx, after which, marvel at the UAE’s national bird- the falcon- before sunset during the a falconry display. Make your way back to your Land Rovers and travel to the Bedouin-inspired camp in the grounds of a private royal retreat. Make your way past the gently flickering flames of the lights that mark the entranceway, and then hop out of your Land Rover to take a seat at your shared table.

Before your meal starts, enjoy a range of cultural activities are demonstrated around the tables. Enjoy an Arabic coffee, live bread making, henna artists and camel rides before a beautiful 4 course Emirati dinner in authentic goat hair tents on low Bedouin tables. The dishes are mostly traditional Emirati specialties, combining flavors from the Middle East and Asia, after which you can enjoy shisha and cultural dancing.

Take a seat back at your table in time for a cookery demonstration, where you’ll learn how to make local bread. Then, all that’s left to do is to feast on your 4-course dinner under the stars. Like the activities at the camp, the dishes are mostly traditional Emirati specialties, combining flavors from the Middle East and Asia.

After your meal, return to your Land Rover with your guide and journey through the desert back to the camp entrance. From here, board your air-conditioned van to your Dubai hotel, where your experience finishes.

Sample Menu:
First course:
Shorbat adas (mildly spiced lentil soup)
• Fresh garden salad

Second course:
• Selection of mezze including harees (cracked wheat dumplings with meat), kibbeh (minced meat and rice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-stuffed pastries), hummus and tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with parsley, mint, tomatoes and lemon juice)

Third course:
• Ouzi (succulent lamb)
• Chicken kebabs
• Vegetable and ouzi rice

Fourth course:
• Fruit salad
Lgeimat (saffron-flavored fritters)

Itinerary
  • Sample Dinner Menu:
    Starters:
    • Garden salad
    • Onion and tomato salad
    • Shorbat adas (lightly spiced lentil soup)
    Meze selection:
    • Assorted appetizers such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
    Main course (choice of one):
    • Grilled chicken kebabs
    • Ouzi (lamb served with spiced nuts and rice)
    • Ouzi rice and vegetables
    Dessert (choice of one):
    • Seasonal fruit salad
    • Lgeimat (mini saffron-spiced doughnuts soaked in syrup)
inclusions and exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wildlife Safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in an 1950's Land Rover
  • Falcon Show with sparkling date juice
  • Henna Artist
  • short Camel rides
  • Live bread and coffee making
  • Dinner
  • Emirati entertainment
  • Donation to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Returns to original departure point
  • A la carte dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted on shared car and need a private car booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in their third trimester
  • Not wheelchair accessible
cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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