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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2-Dubai Falconry Safari

  • Experience Dubai’s desert on a falconry/wildlife safari
  • Fly a falcon to try and learn about the Bedouin tradition of falconry
  • Look for oryx, gazelle, and more on a safari in the Dubai Conservation Reserve
Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
From US$183.75
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Small-group falconry experience
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Small-group falconry experience and breakfast
Falconry and wildlife are inextricably bound in the UAE desert but don’t usually feature on Dubai’s standard desert tours. This tour is different: It lets you focus on the animals that are key to the landscape and its history. Take a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and join a falconry session to experience a falcon flying from your hand. Upgrade to include breakfast at a luxe desert resort.
What to Expect
Book your desired option and after early pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by climate-controlled 4WD vehicle.

Hear about Emirati desert traditions and falconry en route and then set off on a wildlife drive. Cross the dunes to look for the elusive Arabian oryx, gazelle, hares, monitor lizards, and other animals, and learn about the reserve’s work in protecting them.

Next, enjoy a group falconry interaction with birds, such as falcons or kestrels, from a prized collection. Don a glove and fly a bird from your hand to collect a lure and return to you. See training in action and learn how the Bedouin traditionally used these magnificent birds for hunting.

Afterward, return to Dubai, or if you’ve upgraded, visit the luxury Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast overlooking the dunes. See the Itinerary for sample dishes.

Either way, your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A fantastic trip - unforgettable

To get up so early was it really worth 😊 Our falconer Esmerie told us a lot about this extraordinary birds. Also the surrounding where we let flew the birds was great. But the highlight was to let the birds flew by our own -...More

Thank befree_forever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Once in a Lifetime Experience

An experience of a lifetime for us! Bryan and Rahim are knowledgeable and passionate about their work, their birds and the desert. Thank for these memories 💓

Thank Christine B
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Christine, Super words. Thank you very much. Ill be sure to pass on your thoughts to Bryan and Rahim. Rgds, Pete

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We did the private Dubai Falconry - (Family of 2 adults and 2 kids)

Perfect. We loved the information given, the performance displayed and having the possibility to hold a falcon, a hawk, a owl and a eagle. It was wonderful and I would love to do it again. We did the private event. So we did not share...More

Thank Petra C
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Petra, Many thanks for your review, we all really appreciate each and every one. Our Private Interactive Experience, really is something special and we try encourage more and more clients to opt for this experience. On behalf of all off us for Royal Shaheen...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience

What an amazing experience not only for my husband and I, but for our 7 & 9 year old. When the kids went back to school, this was one of the experiences they repeatedly spoke about! Our guide gave us a lot of information and...More

Thank mmw713
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear mmw713, Thank you very much for your review, its perfect. Something that a lot of people do not know about. As a rule, birds of prey are less appreciative of children's energy and tend to shy away from such interactions. However, what have spent...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

On my first trip to Dubai, I picked one of the best things I have ever done. This was truly amazing. Henrik picked me up from my hotel and told me about Dubai as well as the birds. Talking to him about the birds was...More

Thank David B
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear David, Thank you for your review. I am very pleased to hear you say , it one of the best things you have ever done. These kind of comments makes all the hard work worthwhile. From all of us at Royal Shaheen, we wish...More

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