Multi-Day Tour | Group, Independent, Private

The Quintessential UAE Desert Overnight Experience (2 days)

Desert Gate - UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates To Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Departures Now Through: 11 Apr 2019

The Quintessential UAE Desert Overnight Experience (2 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Desert Gate Luxury Overnight Camp Dinner

First of all we will pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle and take you to the famous Dubai Conservation Reserve. There, we will embark on a private desert safari in a traditional vintage 1950s Land Rover. During the drive, not only will you experience the marvelous dunes, but you will also see the local denizens of the Reserve, such as Oryx or birds of prey.

As the sun drops over the horizon, your Bedouin camp awaits and inside this private Royal desert retreat, lit by traditional lamps, we will have a demonstration of cultural activities, music, dance and of course you will have the chance to ride a camel, before you sit down to a scrumputous dinner with soup, salads, appetizers, bbq main course and dessert.

After your dinner, relax with an aromatic shisha pipe as you take in the whole atmosphere.

As the night goes on, you will have a chance to talk with a local astronomer and look at the stars and galaxy through our camp telescope. He might also tell you about some local legends and myths !

Soon it may be time to retire (or not), and at your disposal, you have a private Bedouin style tent with comfortable beds, hotel quality sheets, blankets and pillows, as well as traditional elements of decoration. Bathrooms are also on site.
Day 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast

You will be awoken early in the morning with fresh coffee or tea and taken nearby to the launch site of our Hot Air balloon. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes, emerald green oases, oryx, gazelles and wandering camels. Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains, listen to the expert live commentary from the pilots. As an added feature, on this balloon ride, a falconer will also be on board with his falcon.

As we come down to earth, we will then return to Bedouin camp for breakfast in our signature vintage Land Rovers.

After breakfast, we will be taken back to our hotel or wherever you need to go.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

Exclusive for Virtuoso guests, we will provide a white Dish Dash (local arabic clothing) for each male and a black abbaya for each woman. These do not need to be worn at all but are great souvenirs to take home !

Tour Features

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Description

Many of you have seen the desert or perhaps experienced a little of it, but we want to give you wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and have designed a multi-sense journey that is sure to delight.

First of all we will pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle and take you to the famous Dubai Conservation Reserve. There, we will embark on a private desert safari in a traditional vintage 1950s Land Rover. During the drive, not only will you experience the marvelous dunes, but you will also see the local denizens of the Reserve, such as Oryx or birds of prey.

As the sun drops over the horizon, your Bedouin camp awaits and inside this private Royal desert retreat, lit by traditional lamps, we will have a demonstration of cultural activities, music, dance and of course you will have the chance to ride a camel, before you sit down to a scrumputous dinner with soup, salads, appetizers, bbq main course and dessert.

After your dinner, relax with an aromatic shisha pipe as you take in the whole atmosphere.

As the night goes on, you will have a chance to talk with a local astronomer and look at the stars and galaxy through our camp telescope. He might also tell you about some local legends and myths !

Soon it may be time to retire (or not), and at your disposal, you have a private Bedouin style tent with comfortable beds, hotel quality sheets, blankets and pillows, as well as traditional elements of decoration. Bathrooms are also on site.

You will be awoken early in the morning with fresh coffee or tea and taken nearby to the launch site of our Hot Air balloon. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes, emerald green oases, oryx, gazelles and wandering camels. Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains, listen to the expert live commentary from the pilots. As an added feature, on this balloon ride, a falconer will also be on board with his falcon.

As we come down to earth, we will then return to Bedouin camp for breakfast in our signature vintage Land Rovers.

After breakfast, we will be taken back to our hotel or wherever you need to go.

About Us

For 13 years, Desert Gate has been delivering memorable experiences to guests coming to the UAE from all around the globe. Desert Gate is a full service Premium Experience Provider with the ability and expertise to deliver wonderful lifelong memories to even the most demanding guest. From the moment you are greeted by our Welcome Concierges and are handed your highly personalized information folder, your trip becomes our highest priority and we will assign you a Specialist to make sure that every element of your stay is simply beyond expectations.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions vary by program. Details will be provided upon request/booking.



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Seeing Dubai.

By: GL


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2017

Desert Gate did an excellent job of delivering an incredible introduction to Dubai for us as first time visitors. The Dubai Cultural Tour, the Desert Safari, and the early morning hot air balloon ride all exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Tour of all 7 Emirates

By: Steve Guinn


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Fantastic all the way around. Our guide, Tatiana, was one of the best we've ever had. Great attitude and knowledge of the country. She and driver had never toured all 7 Emirates in the same day...14 hours, so it was quite an accomplishment, in my view, all the way around....Tatiana/Driver, Desert Gate, Catherine Conn and us for trying to do it and accomplishing it. What an impressive country.....so Tatiana had a lot to work with. Would highly recommend this Operator, tour guide, driver, travel planner, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Conn

Great Trip

By: Mikee


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Everything went smooth once we arrived in the UAE. It was awesome and all of our guides were nice and helpful. We got to experience everything on our wish list
Travel Advisor:  Andrew Butler