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commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Enjoy a desert camel ride in Dubai and an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp on this 7-hour adventure. Leave Dubai by air-conditioned minivan and head into the desert to meet a camel train. Then, take a camel ride to a royal desert retreat in the rolling dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a falconry display, watch an Arabic bread-making demonstration, and get a henna tattoo. Finish with a 4-course dinner under the stars accompanied by Arabian dancing and music.
  • 7-hour dinner-in-the-desert experience with round-trip transport from Dubai
  • Enjoy a 45-minute camel ride to a Bedouin-style camp within a royal desert retreat
  • Savor a delicious 4-course banquet followed by traditional music and dancing
  • Watch falconry, bread- and coffee-making demonstrations and get a henna tattoo
  • Relax with a hotel pickup and drop-off service from central Dubai
Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Settle inside your air-conditioned minivan and relax as travel into the desert.

Meet your camel convoy and enjoy a 45-minute ride on a camel. Enjoy the views as your camel lumbers across the sands: you’ll soon understand how these hardy herbivores provide ideal transport for nomadic Bedouins. 

After around 45 minutes, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp inside a desert retreat owned by the UAE royal family. The compound stands amid rolling dunes and is illuminated by flame torches, giving it a truly Arabian feel.

As the sun sets, watch a falconry demonstration. Admire the speed and elegance of the falcons as they answer their handlers’ commands and swoop for lures. 

Stroll into the dunes for photos of the sunset and enjoy a range of traditional desert activities inside a rustic-style Arabian tent. Sip Arabic coffee, get a henna tattoo, and learn to make Arabic breads with a step-by-step demonstration.

Next, settle at a low Bedouin table for a 4-course feast of typical Emirati dishes with sodas and mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Following dinner, choose to smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) and watch a display of traditional dancing and music under the stars.

Return to Dubai in your minivan and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.


Sample Dinner Menu:
  • Shorbat adas (spicy lentil soup)
  • Garden salad
  • Onion and tomato salad
Meze course:
  • Selection of small dishes such as tabbouleh (cracked wheat salad with mint, tomatoes and lemon juice), sambousek (lamb- or cheese-filled pastries), harees (meat-stuffed wheat dumplings) and hummus (chickpea dip)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken kebabs
  • Ouzi (lamb served with nuts and rice)
  • Ouzi rice and vegetables
Dessert (choice of one)
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Lgeimat (miniature, saffron-flavored doughnuts drizzled with date syrup)


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

This was the best part of our trip! We were so glad that we paid more for this trip because the service was exceptional and the entire experience was perfect from start to finish.

, Sep 2018

This was a great tour to do.Very well organised. Camel ride was very comfortable. Food was great and plentiful. The company was very professional

, Sep 2018

Exceeded our expectations. A fantastic 8 hours from the moment we were picked up until we were dropped off. Our guide was exceptional and looked after all the need of the group and ensured we did not miss a thing and got the group engaged. A evening / night we will never forget especially after all the activities when we just laid under the stars for a little relaxation time.

, Aug 2018

Joined this tour because recommended by an experienced friend. Totally worth it, had a really good memory here.

, Jul 2018

This was definately an experience worth it....and the guide was excellent.
It exceede our expectations and just the right amount of time and activities.

, Jul 2018

Excellent organization, great food, savvy guides and 1 hour camel ride!!!!

We saw desert wildlife, typical dances...did I say good food?

Transportation is top notch.

5 stars in all aspects

, Apr 2018

It was our 2nd time booking this tour! Loved the camel ride through the desert to the Bedouin camp. The food was great too.
Great experience!!!

, Apr 2018

Amazing afternoon and evening. I enjoyed the whole event but particularly enjoyed the camel ride in the desert. Definitely, a must do trip and experience to participate in while in Dubai.

, Mar 2018

Can I give a 6 stars to this trip? This is something you will never forget!!!! We booked this tour with Viator, and Premium Heritage were very special in doing this trip so WONDERFUL. Adel was our guide, and he is very good, and we feel he loves what he does. The tour includes pick up at the hotel, travelling to the desert in a comfortable car, them the ride in the camels for about 45 - 50 minutes no a short quick ride, very special nigh in the desert, excellent dinner, and at the end they come with some photos and videos to buy that you cannot say no, that good they are. So, really, if you go to Dubai, take one afternoon/night for this tour.
Una experiencia inolvidable, sin duda, la que mas me gusto de todas. En Dubai la pasamos super, quedamos muy agradablemente sorprendidos en todos los sentidos.

, Mar 2018

This was a great experience! You ride the camels for 45 minutes we enjoyed the long ride but you were ready to get off the camel once you arrived at the first stop. Then you get off, have some apple cider, see a falcon fly, then head to another camp where you enjoy an Emirati feast with delicious food and options for henna and hookah and then performances. It was really neat to be out in the desert at night because it was so peaceful and so different from the city. It is a long afternoon/night so come prepared. We were exhausted once we got back!

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