Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Heritage Activities from Dubai

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From $193.00

803 reviews   (4.91)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience. Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and swap your vehicle for a camel for a memorable 45-minute ride to an exclusive desert camp amid the dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a host of traditional Arabic activities: see a falconry demonstration and cookery displays, get a henna tattoo, and watch traditional dancing under the stars. The finale comes with a scrumptious 4-course banquet of Emirati dishes served Bedouin style.

What's Included

4-course dinner with water and juice

Falconry, Henna, Live bread- and coffee-making, Emirati entertainment

Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children under 5 years are not permitted
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Maximum weight is 150kg
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Two guest per Camel
  • As a responsible tourism company, your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated by Dubai Tourism and the UAE government’s Covid-19 Command Control Centre to ensure that our experiences are safe.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not suitable for children below 5 years old
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The camel ride is only in English
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Pick-up from Dubai hotels between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to receive your Adventure Pack and put on your Sheila/Ghutra (traditional headscarf).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


leehP4690MN, 20-12-2022
Wonderful camel ride, nice food, and excellent atmosphere. Our guide Mohammad Arzal was engaging and very knowledgeable, and knew things that family who'd lived here for years did not know! highly recommend
Excellent all round experience of something very different
Terence_E, 17-12-2022
The whole experience was excellent from seeing the racing camels exercising on route, the great camel ride and the evening's entertainment and food.
Our guide, Runel, was great and helped us make the most of the experience.
Must do!
Ewa B, 13-12-2022
This was my favorite activity during our recent trip to Dubai. The entire experience was phenomenal. Pick up from our hotel was easy, the camel rides were exceptional, followed by a sunset falconry show and dinner, music and hookah at camp.
Amazing experience
Tracy_S, 12-12-2022
The entire trip was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this experience.
A world class experience led by a stellar staff!
lesliem945, 11-12-2022
The moment I met our guide Ravi, I knew this experience would be one for the books. He did not disappoint! Ravi was kind, connected and caring. He was invested in his guests having a great time while being safe, as he anticipated our every need. When I shared that I had back and arthritis issues for years of running he said, “If you get midway through the camel ride and your back flares up, tell them to call me and I will drive and come get you immediately.” He very kindly took pictures of us so we could capture our experience as we left the camp… When we got back he walked us through each element of our dining experience and explained what the cultural significance was so we knew the heart and soul that was poured into what we were consuming… It was apparent that the Heritage team loved what they do and the guests with whom they are entrusted. I can’t more highly recommend this team, this experience and particularly our Ravi. Run don’t walk to join the fun!
Ride thru the Desert in a Camel ride
AbdulLathiff_B, 08-01-2023
The camel ride was fun and peaceful. Especially looking out in the Desert.
Our guide was fantastic. The experience of Desert meal and entertainment was wonderful.
Absolutely magical! The highlight of our Dubai experience.
Janet F, 02-01-2023
This experience FAR exceeded our expectations, even after reading reviews thoroughly before we went. It was absolutely magical!

Our guide, Danish, was charming from the moment he picked us up. It’s clear the entire company takes pride in the work they do offering a genuine cultural and heritage experience for their guests. By the time we completed the drive from Dubai we had a perspective on the UAE’s history, people, and native species.

We were looking for an authentic desert experience and a real camel ride (not a 60 second photo op) and were delighted with the Platinum Heritage experience. It’s the only tour company on this royal land, offered for their use because of their focus on culture, heritage, and ecotourism.

And they seriously have their act together! The afternoon and evening were so well organized from start to finish and Shakil took fantastic photos of our family on the camel ride. The light was stunning for the 45 min+ camel ride and the sunset falcon display. All the food was phenomenal. We especially loved the spiced tea at the falcon stop, the karak tea, the lamb, and the nut rice. The company accommodated my gluten-free diet easily.

It was hard to leave at the end of the day and my only regret was that we weren’t staying out in the desert overnight! Danish had one more surprise in store for us, though, and drove us back to the base camp in one of the 1950 Land Rovers under the stars. This excursion was the singular highlight of our trip to Dubai. Thank you Danish, Shakil, and the entire company for a splendid experience. Bravo!
The Perfect Experience
Anette_G, 01-01-2023
We had the most amazing time on this journey across the desert on our two favourite camels, Spin and Carro. . . the camp was a real cultural education, fabulous food and good fellowship. I would recommend to anyone!
All of them were good . I...
Shilpi_Y, 31-12-2022
All of them were good . I liked that and I want to come back with my kids . Definitely they gonna be like this.
Outstanding experience
J6629RIkimberlyh, 25-12-2022
We had an excellent time on our Camel Desert Safari with Platinum Heritage! Our guide, Duncan, was fantastic. He communicated clearly, was incredibly knowledgeable, and made sure everyone in our group had a positive experience. The camel ride and falcon show were highlights of an outstanding experience.
Great Experience with the Kids
Kelley P, 23-01-2023
Definitely the highlight of our time in Dubai. We took our two kids who immensely enjoyed every minute of the tour.
A lot of experience packed in a day I loved it
175whitneya, 20-01-2023
Ravi was our guide and the best! What great experience, highly recommend!! we went on a camel ride, then saw a falcon demonstration, and then had an authentic dinner in a tent which was well executed by the platinum heritage team! Highly recommend so fun!

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