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Falcon 1-Private Dubai Falconry Safari

Highlights
  • Learn Dubai’s desert and Bedouin ways on a private falconry and wildlife tour
  • Fly birds from your hand and enjoy falconry instruction focused on you
  • Private wildlife drive through the dunes of Dubai Desert ConservationReserve
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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari
From US$ 287.70
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Private tour with interactive falconry experience
US$ 287.70
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Private tour with interactive falconry experience and breakfast
US$ 339.15
Overview
Enjoy two of Dubai’s natural desert attractions—wildlife and falconry—without the bustle of a group tour or the hassle of arranging logistics yourself with this private experience. After a wildlife safari drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, enjoy a private falconry session: flying birds from your hand, watching demos, and gaining personal instruction from your own falconer. Upgrade to add breakfast at the upscale Al Maha Desert Resort.
What to Expect
Depart early from your Dubai hotel and journey to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by a private climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, hear about the Emirati passion for falconry: a Bedouin technique where birds were used to hunt desert animals for meat.

On arrival, take a wildlife safari through the dunes, watching for oryx, gazelle, lizards, and more, and learning about indigenous plants.

Next, enjoy a private falconry experience. Meet falcons, kestrels, and other birds from a family collection and take an active part in a training session. Wear a glove to let them fly and return to your hand after collecting bait, and watch demos of training methods, such as the use of drones. Finally, return to Dubai.

Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, continue to the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast (see Itinerary) overlooking the dunes. Whichever option you’ve chosen, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great experience

From the time we were picked up by Hendrik from our hotel until we arrived back, we had a fabulous experience. The road trip to the desert was full of informative information and local points of interest highlighted. Well worth the effort to get up...More

Thank Peter097
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Amazing Experiences and Amazing Service. 100% Recommend

I traveled alone and chose to do the private tour without breakfast. My guides (Hendrik and Cesar) were already waiting for me in my hotel lobby before the 5:00am pickup time (pickup time varies depending on season). They were very friendly and were able to...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile
An unique side of Dubai

Thoroughly enjoyed a special side of UAE most people don't associate with Dubai. Yes, there is an active awareness of the unique culture of local Arabs married with a (literally) oasis in the form of a huge nature conservation site ... which also happens to...More

Thank me2u2
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
Best bit of my trip

100% recommend a tour with these guys. Great experience to interact with beautiful birds, get out of the city, see the sunrise, look for local wildlife and have an amazing breakfast with a beautiful view. All with friendly, knowledgeable guides who will make sure your...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 28 April 2018
Amazing... should be not missed during your Dubai trip!

We booked about 3 weeks before our trip and to our surprise, only 1 private tour was still available and it was on our last day in Dubai. So definitely book well in advance! My wife has loved falcons forever and was very excited about...More

Thank jibra1231
Peter B, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Jibra1231, Thanks ever so much for taking the time to post a review of your morning with us. We really do appreciate it, and it means the world to our tiny business. Apologies for making you wake up early on your last day on...More

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