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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari

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Learn how to fly a falcon on a 5-hour small-group falconry experience from Dubai. With a group, travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4 vehicle, and learn about the UAE’s passion for falconry. After a wildlife drive through the reserve to a hunting camp, take turns with other group members to fly a bird from your glove and see training displays. If you want to make the experience more special, upgrade to enjoy breakfast afterward at Al Maha Desert Resort. Numbers are limited to 12 for an intimate experience.
  • 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 with limit of 12; plus, upgrade for luxe desert breakfast
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup and dropped off is provided anywhere in Dubai Area only.


  • Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates


  • Dubai Port
Departure Time
5:00 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 1.5- to 2-hour interactive falconry session
  • Use of falconry glove and other equipment
  • Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort (if option selected)
  • Value Added Tax of 5% is already included on the prices
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Pickup and drop-off time will vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The reviews don't lie, this is a world-leading experience - one of the best we've had anywhere, in any country. We decided to book a tour direct with Royal Shaheen because we have a three year old and other tour operators we researched had too many 'other add-ons' to their
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My hubby and I had the BEST experience in Dubai, an absolute amazing experience. From the first communication right through to a follow up email, this company is nothing but professional. To start our falconer Cesar on time picked us up at the hotel in a beauthiful Jeep with a
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Dear Oaklet, Fantastic - thank you so much for taking the time and m making an effort to post this thorough review. Every single member of our team takes our signature experience extremely serious. We are very good at bespoke intimate Falconry experiences. All our staff are highly experienced and have a real passion for our team of birds. We are all, very grateful for all your kind words, it means the world to our small business in this very saturated commercial market. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we would like thank you and wish you and your hubby a happy festive season ahead. Merry Xmas.. Rgds, Pete PS: feel free to come back and pay us a visit anytime.
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Early pick up by guide and falconer Dylan, who willingly shared a lot of information. We saw camel training in the dark en route, saw and hold fantastic birds of pray in action. Afterwards a delicious breakfast at al Maha. Best day in Dubai ever! Go for it! Ritta & Karsten
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Dear Rita and Karsten, Fantastic, I am very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your time with us on our signature experience. "Best day in Dubai ever!" - those comments make me even happier. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we would like to thank you and wish you and your entire family a happy and enjoyable festive season ahead. Rgds, Pete PS: feel free to pop in and see us again, anytime.
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This was an amazing experience out in the desert. From the pickup at the hotel to the drop off I was just a big smile, these birds are amazing. So cool and calm and all with their own personality. Dylan was our guide for the day, he was full of information about both the birds
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Dear Caroline and Mats, I love to read such positive feedback, thank you very much for taking the time and making the effort. We all really appreciate it. I'll be sure to pas on your kind words to Dylan, he will be ecstatic. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen, we would like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a happy new year. Rgds, Pete PS: we would love to see you again
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We were up early at 5am. We were picked up at our hotel on The Palm by Cesar. He was aware from the outset. In the jeep to take us to our destination was kaimah the eagle to take the 1hr 20min journey to our desert oasis. During the trip césar taught us a lot about Dubai history
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Response from RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Dear Dean, Fantastic. Thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. We all really appreciate each review and how much they help our small passionate team. Thank you. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen, we wish you a Merry Xmas and Happy 2020. Rgds, Pete PS: Cant wait to entertain you once again
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About the operator
By: Royal Shaheen Events
Nanami I
very very exciting times!
I was able to spend a very worthwhile time with three falcons, an owl and an eagle at vast and beautiful desert!!
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Mississauga, Canada
Great personal Falcon Experience
This Private tour was excellent. If you want to get up close and personal with the birds then this is for you. Our
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Graça N
Highly recommended experience
This company stands proudly head and shoulders above the very best in the UAE. At Royal Shaheen they are committed
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Chamalieres, France
Exceptionally memorable and fun
My husband and I spent an exceptional morning with Cesar and Rahim, as well as all of the birds of prey that we
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Wettswil, Switzerland
Incredibly beautiful
If you are not looking for the usual desert safaris, this is the place for you. exceptional experience with
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Singapore, Singapore
The highlight of our trip, private falconry in outstanding natural beauty
The reviews don't lie, this is a world-leading experience - one of the best we've had anywhere, in any country.
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There are many things you can see and do in Dubai, but there is NOTHING like this private Falconry tour! Dylan was
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Natalya C
Amazing!!! Lifetime experience!!!
Private Falconry safari was definitely worth waking up at 5 am. We learned so much about birds and desert life
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couple from Germany
Simply perfect
We've booked the traditional falconry experience incl. breakfast at the Al Maha desert resort and it was simply
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Jacob B
Atlanta, Georgia
Unique Experience in Dubai
A unique desert experience. My wife (65 yrs old) was a bit nervous at first about flying the birds, but was
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