Heritage Falconry and Wildlife Safari
The History of Modern Dubai traces back to the year 1830’s when the emirate began its transformation from a small fishing village to a modern city.
The desert constitutes 80 % of the Landscape of UAE, the ancestors of the Emirati people the Bedouin were the most resilient people on earth, they were able to survive the harsh conditions of the desert. Their lifestyle was very simple which helped them to survive the arid desert, hot, dry weather, and a scarcity of water, natural resources, and the people were relying on whatever they had access to survive. Ghaf Tree’s provided the much-needed shades, the wood and desert plants were used to make tents or homes.
Camel was an integral part of their survival, used as the mode of transport, camel milk would be used to make yogurts and butter, camel meats were the only easily available meat, Camel hide would be used make tents and shoes, bags.
Hunting was part of their lifestyle and Falconry is another tradition that goes along with the Bedouin history, the Bedouin people realized that the speed, power, and dexterity of a falcon were far greater than that of a bullet when it came to hunting. They trained these birds into a hunter catching hare, birds and other prey
Experience the Bedouin Lifestyle with our Heritage Falconry and Wildlife Safari, where you will have the unique experience of spectacular demonstrations of Falcons, Hawks, and Owls. Enjoy a Camel Ride and an Emirati traditional breakfast in a Bedouin Desert Camp gives you a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the people. Explore the Arabian Deserts on an adventurous wildlife drive in a vintage Land Rovers and Spot native animals like Arabian oryx and gazelles and learn about local flora and fauna of Arabian Deserts.
Dubai Desert Safari – Heritage Falconry and Wildlife Safari
Pick up: 06:00-07:00
Drop off time: 11:00-12:00
Pick up location: Hotels in Dubai
Duration: 05 hours
Tour Type: Professional English-Speaking Safari Guide
Accessibility: Not Suitable for people with less mobility
Tour Category: Sharing with a small group
Day of Operations: Daily
Falconry and Wildlife Safari Tour through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is an amazing experience and loved by all the age groups. On this morning day tour, you will get to learn about the art of falconry and once in a lifetime chance to fly birds of prey, such as falcons, hawks, and desert eagle owls. Seeing the amazing landscape of dunes and witnessing the gazelles and the Arabian oryx roam around in the deserts is something that will stay with you forever.
Pick up: You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Dubai between 5:30 am and 7:00 am. Our professional guide will escort you to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve area. Upon arriving in the area you will be given an adventure pack and put on a traditional headscarf known as Sheila/Ghutra. Experience the desert the way you never imagined before; it starts with a 75-minute fantastic interactive experience with birds of prey.
Falconry has been practiced by the people for more than 4,000 years and has been an integral part of the day to day life, as falconry was an important form of hunting in the deserts where the resources were scarce. It is a process of hunting of wild animals from their natural habitats by using the trained falcons. Get the hand-on experience of falconry techniques and traditions with this interactive session. Today’s Emirati Culture, Falconry has become the most honored traditional sports. It shows patience and fortitude, willpower and companionship the values the Bedouin people were known for.
Get close with HAWKS, the fearless birds that belong to the family of birds of prey, Observe and learn about this magnificent bird up close. You will have the chance to fly these birds and take some amazing photos with them.
Interaction session with the DESERT EAGLE OWLS-also known as the Pharaoh Eagle Owl, the beautiful and stunning bird is sure to capture your heart with its orange eyes and its beautiful face.
Enjoy traditional breakfast in an Authentic Bedouin Camp, the menu includes FOUL MEDAMES - Fava Beans with lemon and olive oil, parsley, tomato, onion, spices and REGAG- Arabic bread made with eggs or zaatar, CHABAB- a pancake served with dates syrup and also includes Assorted fresh Fruits and Beverages. After a delicious traditional Arabic breakfast, you will have the chance to ride the camels or watch the beautiful beasts in their natural habitat, the desert.
THE WILDLIFE DRIVE-IN VINTAGE LAND ROVER- The best part of this morning desert safari is the chance to explore the landscape and wildlife of the mysterious deserts. You will get to spot native wildlife like Arabian gazelles or the Arabian oryx, a species of antelope. Exploring the Stunning and beautiful desert landscape will be the best part of your Dubai Tour. By around 10.30 am you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dubai.