Immerse yourself in experiencing the rich Emirati culture by taking the Dubai Heritage Safari. The safari takes you on a thrilling drive in a vintage Land Rover through the golden sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. When you step into the private luxurious camp in the desert, settle comfortably on thick carpets amidst soft cushions and chat up interesting conversations with other visitors.
The Heritage Safari brings to you days of yore when you explore the flora and fauna of the desert in a vintage Land Rover. Watching gazelles and the Arabian Oryx in their natural habitat is a thrilling experience indeed. For a more authentic Arabian experience, hop up on a camel and go exploring the desert feeling every bit a true Bedouin.
Great Food and an Exotic Falconry Show
Depending on when you choose to visit the desert, you can gorge on a hearty breakfast or a lavish lunch or dinner. If you choose to stay back in the night, we tell you, savoring mouth watering food beneath the starlit skies of the Dubai Desert is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your dinner by an oasis as a camp fire crackles into the night. You are sure to love the stargazing session with an astronomer.
Next up is your tryst with a majestic bird of prey, a Falcon. Pose with one of these striking birds as they fly gracefully through the air before landing swiftly on your extended arm. You may also ask the expert handler to get one of the exotic birds to perch on your shoulder. The handler shall gladly share interesting tit-bits about how these birds are trained. The national bird of the UAE, Falcons have always been a part of the life of Arabs.
Meeting the Bedouins
The Bedouins are the ones who have been deeply entwined with life in the deserts of Dubai since time immemorial. It’s a very intriguing experience when you meet them and learn about how challenging life in the vast expanse of the desert can be. The Bedouins will also tell you how the ‘ship of the desert’, the camel has been an inextricable part of their lives. You are sure to be engrossed by their stories of courage and resilience in the face of challenges that the desert throws at them.
The friendliness and the warmth of the Bedouins are sure to charm you. They shall happily tell you about the flora and fauna of the desert after they extend a traditional Arabian welcome with the serving of sweets and Gahwa. Every moment you spend with the Bedouins shall remain etched in your mind forever. Adventure and thrill are a part of their everyday life and the Bedouins grow up rough and tough in the wilderness of the desert. Yet, their warmth and courtesy is sure to move you to the core.
The Classic Land Rover
Before you leave for your hotel, don’t forget to get yourself photographed by one of the Land Rovers. These vintage vehicles are an icon of the automobile world and they have always remained prominent in the popular culture of the West. Land Rovers have always been identified with adventure and you must have spotted them in many Hollywood films.
After the first Land Rover rolled out in the year 1947, the vehicles have acquired a cult status over time. Currently owned by the Indian conglomerate, the Tata Group, Land Rovers are truly an iconic brand. The Heritage Safari is conducted on a vintage Land Rover and these SUVs are themselves a major attraction on the safari. A photograph by a classic Land Rover is sure to make you a rage among your friends.