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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2-Dubai Falconry Safari

Highlights
  • 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
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Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari
From US$183.75
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Small-group falconry experience
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Overview
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 (31)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Unforgettable Experience

We were picked up at our hotel right on time at 5:45 by Bryan and Rebecca, took more than an hour to get to the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve where the training took place, Bryan, the trainer and his assistant Rahim got the whole program...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank E9392WYkenh
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear E9392WYkenh, Thank you very much for all your time, taken to post a review of your experience with Team Royal Shaheen. Every single review means the world to our tiny business, especially in the commercially flooded Dubai market. I'll be sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible Dubai experience! Actual Falcon and Eagle handling

I booked this #royalshaheen safari (falconry) for myself and the two friends I was visiting in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi area. We were picked up early in the morning and driven out to the site. We watched the sunrise over the desert in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dannimac777
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Danni, Thank you ever so much for a review loaded with kind words. I'll be sure to pass on your delightful post to Bryan and the crew. Reading words like, "This was my favorite day IN MY WHOLE LIFE. Don't miss this" - seriously...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The highlight of our trip to Dubai

My wife and I love the desert but the average Dubai desert safari seemed much to loud, to touristy, to macho. Then we found Royal Shaheen and were convinced. We booked the shared safari (with a maximum of 8 guests, as we were told) but...More

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

Dear Kurt, Fantastic review, it seems like you had a great time with Cesar and Rahim, I'll be sure to pass on your kind words. "I can say that this trip with Cesar and Royal Sharheen was among the best nature trips we ever had...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Seriously good experience

It was an absolute pleasure to be hosted by Esmerie. She was informative and passionate about her work and lovingly introduced us to the birds. We also enjoyed meeting her colleague Rahim, who too was an excellent host. The birds were amazing and it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Departure24871060098
RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Departure24871060098, Thank you so much for making the effort to post a review of your morning with u. We all really appreciate it. Did you know, 95% of the work we do is caring for and the husbandry side of falconry. Only 5% is...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

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RoyalShaheenEvent, Owner at Royal Shaheen Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear before_forever, Thank for taking the time to post a review of your experience with us. We really do appreciate it. It mean a lot to our small business. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we would like to wish you a great...More

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