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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
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Private tour with interactive falconry experience and breakfast
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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.
Itinerary
Al Diwaan Breakfast Menu (subject to change):
Cold dish selection:
  • Fresh and dried fruit, pastries, cereal, cold cuts of meat, vegetable crudités, dumplings and cheese
Hot dishes (choice of one):
  • Two eggs, any style
  • Al Maha omelet: signature omelet with artichokes, roasted pecans and smoked salmon
  • Eggs Benedict: poached eggs and pork ham or turkey, topped with Hollandaise sauce
  • Eggs Florentine: poached eggs and spinach, topped with Hollandaise sauce
  • Eggs Royale: poached eggs and smoked salmon, topped with Hollandaise sauce
  • Seafood omelet: crab, shrimp and chives
  • Two-egg omelet: choose from a selection of fillings
  • Burhgee: Indian-style scrambled eggs with lots of spice
  • Full English: two eggs, served with classic side dishes
  • Arabic breakfast: two eggs, served with hummus, labneh, medames (cooked fava beans with spices, herbs and lemon), olives and halloumi cheese
  • Petit fillet mignon
Side dishes: Grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, homemade hash browns, pork or beef bacon, pork or beef sausages

Sweet and savory:
  • Brioche French toast with blueberry compote
  • Pancakes
  • Crêpes
Drinks:
  • Large selection of tea, coffee and fruit juice
  • Alcoholic morning cocktails (own expense)
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Reviews (46)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Highlight of our trip to Dubai

Bryan is a great guide who really cares about his birds and he is extremely knowledgeable about them and the traditions of falconry. He and Rahim ensured that we had a fascinating and highly memorable morning. Rahim took some wonderful photos / slow motion film...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulaAndGeorge21
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear PaulaAndGeorge21, I trust this message finds you well? Firstly I would like to thank you for making the effort to post a review of your morning with Team Royal Shaheen. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Bryan and the team....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A brilliant experience

Everything was well organized and we had plenty of interaction with the birds - there were 5 different birds for us to learn about The falconry was followed by a visit to the Emirati cultural centre and a delicious traditional breakfast. One of the best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sharon R
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sharon, From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we want to thank you for all your kind words and posting a review of your time with us. We really do appreciate it. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Falcons

We had a wonderful time. Esmarie and Rahim were very good and their knowledge about falcons was fantastic. Cersei and Khaimah stole the show. The only part we did not like was the falcon souk. The way the birds was treated was not nice. These...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nomad58259032681
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nomad58259032681, Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your experience with us. We all really appreciate it. Secondly, I do appreciate your honesty regarding the Souq(market), we all have different stances on certain topics, albeit the first...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Absolutely amazing and mindblowing!

Booking process was very simple and easy. We were kept well informed about our booking and received full itinerary from the office (Diana) the day before. Hendrik was the ultimate host and guide. Within 60 seconds of greeting him at 04:45hrs we knew we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gilesmathieson
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Giles, Where do I start thanking you for all your fabulous words.Thank you. It has taken us a few years to tune and then fine tune and then retune our signature experience to a level that we believe to be the ultimate falconry experience...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
Majestic

This was beyond our expectations. Hendrik and Rhaheem were superb. Worth every single penny. Thoroughly recommend. The birds were beautiful. We got to allow the owls and the most majestically eagle to land on our gloved hand. The best memory ever.More

Thank Magicflo2004
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Magicflo2004, Thank you v very much for taking the time to post a review of your experience with us. We really do appreciate it. "Beyond our expectations" is exactly what we love to hear. take care and look forward to having you back one...More

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