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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai

Highlights
  • See wildlife on a guided desert safari by Mercedes G-Wagon from Dubai
  • Look for gazelle, oryx, flora, and more in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Learn desert customs and enjoy refreshments at the luxe Al Maha resort
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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai
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Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai
US$163.50
Overview
The ecosystem of Dubai’s desert tends to be overlooked on the city's regular dune-bash and Bedouin-camp dinner tours. This morning tour breaks with convention: focusing on a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by Range Rover. Look for gazelle, oryx, and other rare species, learn about the dunes and flora and their part in Bedouin tradition, and finish with refreshments at the exclusive Al Maha resort.
What to Expect
Depart your Dubai hotel by 4x4 Range Rover, and after about an hour on desert roads, arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve—the UAE’s first national park and a haven for wildlife.

With a professional driver-guide at the wheel, set off in your Mercedes for a wildlife safari. As you travel through the dunes, hear about the reserve's ecosystem and 100 or so animal species, some of them endangered.

Watch for wildlife through the powerful binoculars, perhaps seeing the rare Arabian oryx, Ethiopian hedgehog, or Gordon’s wildcat, together with gazelle and desert monitors. Stop to see indigenous plants and learn how they’re used for medicinal purposes by local Bedouin.

Following your drive, continue to the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort in the dunes. Here, refuel with refreshments such as pastries paired with tea, coffee, or fruit juice.

Your experience ends with a minivan drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
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Reviewed 14 June 2018
A Wonderful Morning Spent in the Desert

From confirmation of pick up time and throughout the tour this company was very well organised. Eric was so enthuisiastic and knowledgeable about this amazing Conservation Park. We saw such a lot of wildlife including the beautiful Oryx and a small desert snake. Breakfast at...More

2  Thank Wright0
Neil S, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Wright0, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you had a great day with us! We are bursting with proud about our guides as they are the face of our operation and it excites us to get such great feedback as yours...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018
the way to do a safari

This is the way to go, if its in the budget. It can be 3-5 times the cost of the usual safaris but its very unique. We were picked up dot on time in a van - there were about 4 other people from our...More

4  Thank anurag_srivastava
Neil S, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Anurag_srivastava, Thanks for the great review. Thank you for the great in-depth account of your time with us. Your review covers everything we do from start to finish and cannot express our gratitude for the kind words enough. We are truly humbled to know...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Bucket-list experience with a great guide!

Erick was a wonderful and knowledgable guide, taking us through private land only Platinum can access. Can't wait to come back for an overnight safari and astronomy tour!

3  Thank David R
Neil S, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi David, Thanks for the awesome review, David! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! Best Regards, Neil

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Tiago is a great guide!

We saw wildlife, learned a lot, ate great food and enjoyed a lot this 1/2 tour in a very comfortable 4x4 car.

4  Thank sirinthip9999
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Great tour

This is a very enjoyable and worry free tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, the food was delicious. In short we had a great time. Thank you Tiago!

4  Thank Stefan E
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Response from gumbokins | Reviewed this property |
there were toilets at Al Maha. I couldn’t remember if there were toilets at the “base camp” where our driver deflated the tires but at the desert itself, no toilet.
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