There’s something magical about the rolling hills of the Dubai Desert. There’s a sense of calmness and romance that fills the air. There is no better way to experience the golden sand dunes and blue skies than with a desert safari. While a lot of companies have made the desert experience very commercial, Platinum Heritage has created a tour which restores the authenticity back to the safari journey.
You will be picked up and given a tour across the hills of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a luxurious, open top Mercedes G-Wagon, where you will get the chance to see some of Dubai’s exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. You will be treated to a falconry demonstration from an expert handler which will not only give you a rare insight into the process undertaken to train these birds of prey, but will give you a first hand glimpse at these majestic creatures in full flight.
After the falconry display, you will be escorted to a heritage style camp, where you’ll be greeted with a traditional Emirati coffee and a hand wash with beautiful scented rose water. You be given the chance to experience a traditional Bedouin experience by being treated to a range of delicious, authentic Emirati cuisine while being entertained with customary performances and dancing.
You also have the chance to have your hands decorated with intricate henna designs, something which is common practice in Emirati culture, and a traditional way to decorate the body for religious ceremonies and celebrations. One of the highlights is the chance to ride a camel, something you mustn’t miss! These docile creatures were used in olden days by Emirati people to navigate their way through the harsh conditions of the desert. My only tip is to hold on tight when the camels are standing up and sitting down as the experience can be a little bumpy!
Platinum Heritage’s Safari is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience which must be on your Dubai itinerary. Not only will you have the chance to be immersed in the rich Emirati culture, but riding through the Dubai desert is something you will never forget. Click here to find out more about the Dubai Desert Safari.