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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari provided by Royal Shaheen Events

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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari
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About
Enjoy two of Dubai’s natural desert attractions—wildlife and falconry—without the bustle of a group tour or the hassle of arranging logistics yourself with this private experience. After a wildlife safari drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, enjoy a private falconry session: flying birds from your hand, watching demos, and gaining personal instruction from your own falconer. Upgrade to add breakfast at the upscale Al Maha Desert Resort.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English
Highlights
  • Learn Dubai’s desert and Bedouin ways on a private falconry and wildlife tour
  • Fly birds from your hand and enjoy falconry instruction focused on you
  • Private wildlife drive through the dunes of Dubai Desert ConservationReserve
  • Includes 4WD transfers, plus upgrade to deluxe breakfast at Al Maha Desert resort
What to expect
  • Depart early from your Dubai hotel and journey to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by a private climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, hear about the Emirati passion for falconry: a Bedouin technique where birds were used to hunt desert animals for meat. On arrival, take a wildlife safari through the dunes, watching for oryx, gazelle, lizards, and more, and learning about indigenous plants. Next, enjoy a private falconry experience. Meet falcons, kestrels, and other birds from a family collection and take an active part in a training session. Wear a glove to let them fly and return to your hand after collecting bait, and watch demos of training methods, such as the use of drones. Finally, return to Dubai. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, continue to the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast (see Itinerary) overlooking the dunes. Whichever option you’ve chosen, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn Dubai’s desert and Bedouin ways on a private falconry and wildlife tour
  • Fly birds from your hand and enjoy falconry instruction focused on you
  • Private wildlife drive through the dunes of Dubai Desert ConservationReserve
  • Includes 4WD transfers, plus upgrade to deluxe breakfast at Al Maha Desert resort
What to expect
  • Depart early from your Dubai hotel and journey to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by a private climate-controlled 4WD vehicle. En route, hear about the Emirati passion for falconry: a Bedouin technique where birds were used to hunt desert animals for meat. On arrival, take a wildlife safari through the dunes, watching for oryx, gazelle, lizards, and more, and learning about indigenous plants. Next, enjoy a private falconry experience. Meet falcons, kestrels, and other birds from a family collection and take an active part in a training session. Wear a glove to let them fly and return to your hand after collecting bait, and watch demos of training methods, such as the use of drones. Finally, return to Dubai. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, continue to the stunning Al Maha Desert Resort for breakfast (see Itinerary) overlooking the dunes. Whichever option you’ve chosen, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9880PTIE1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Vehicle information: 4X4 Jeep Wranger, Maximum occupancy of 4 persons per vehicle Pick up timing is varying depending on the booking date and pick up locations.
  • Ports:
  • Port rashid marina, 776G+29V - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup and drop-off time may vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Vehicle information: 4X4 Jeep Wranger, Maximum occupancy of 4 persons per vehicle Pick up timing is varying depending on the booking date and pick up locations.
  • Ports:
  • Port rashid marina, 776G+29V - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup and drop-off time may vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari
*Disposable medical gloves provided for travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission included
    10-15 minutes Wildlife drive through the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with a chance to view indigenous Arabian Oryx, Sand Gazelle and Houbara Bustard to name but a few.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Pam E
Seneca, SC2 contributions
Royal Shaheed is the best
Oct 2021
The best part of this is the interaction between the guests, the birds and the falconers. We loved that we could participate instead of just watch.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josephine E
New York City, NY34 contributions
Throughly engaging and awesome
Thank you for an Incredible experience with Peter, Michael, and the falcons! I learned so much about the art and science of falconry, and Peter and Michael went out of their way to make sure that both the birds and I were safe and comfortable the whole time. This was a thoroughly engaging, dynamic, and meaningful experience - not some tourist bird show. Made my entire Dubai stopover worth it.
Written 18 July 2021
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Glenn G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Amazing Experience
Nov 2020 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful birds and well organised tour. Hendrik our guide is extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic hospitality person.
Written 10 November 2020
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Dear E9705KJglenng, Many thanks for taking the time and making the effort to post a review of your morning with us. From all of us at Royal Shaheen wish you a happy and safe summer. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pprokop
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
See amazing birds up close
Feb 2020
We spent an amazing morning in the desert learning about and handling birds of prey: falcons, eagles, owls and hawks. Our guide Cesar was an actual falconer, and his respect and love for the birds, as well as his deep knowledge, made for a fascinating and enjoyable morning. Unlike the very brief falconry demonstration you get on the typical Dubai desert safari, this is an in-depth, small group (in our case, 2-person) experience, which gives you an opportunity to see and interact wit the birds up close. The setting, a grove of gaf trees in a desert reserve, is magical in itself--big trees, shade, and the sounds of bird calls all around you. This experience is not cheap, and requires commitment (early morning pickup and an hour-long drive), but for us it was absolutely worth it. We give this experience our highest recommendation.
Written 4 March 2020
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Great words, Many thanks for taking the time and making the effort to post a review of your morning with us. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
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Nanami I
1 contribution
very very exciting times!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was able to spend a very worthwhile time with three falcons, an owl and an eagle at vast and beautiful desert!! And tour guides are very kind and he taught me many things about Arab falconry and birds of prey. I really enjoyed the time!!!
Written 19 February 2020
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Much love and many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
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Ram_B
Mississauga, Canada8 contributions
Great personal Falcon Experience
Feb 2020
This Private tour was excellent. If you want to get up close and personal with the birds then this is for you. Our tour guides Caesar and Rahim are extremely knowledgeable and have a great attitude for managing a private experience. After our interactive an informative session in the desert our tour included the breakfast at the Marriot with our reservation. This is wonderful as our tour time was chilly in the desert in the morning so a cup of coffee at the resort was welcoming.
Shutout to Caesar and Rahim
Written 16 February 2020
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So cool. Shout outs are always welcomed. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
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Graça N
8 contributions
Highly recommended experience
Jan 2020
This company stands proudly head and shoulders above the very best in the UAE. At Royal Shaheen they are committed to limiting the negative environmental impact which desert tours have on the animals and plants, in this fragile landscape. The guides are the complete opposite of the desert cowboys of cheaper companies, they are highly intelligent and experienced eco-warriors with a passion for the the birds of prey they work with. The trip was an excellent learning opportunity. The company is on the cutting-edge of falconry training, using the latest technology to train birds safely and effectively with their own remote controlled Berghwing. What a memorable day.
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Graca, Your words are way too king. Thank you so much. Means the world to our tiny business. Much love, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mellokello
Chamalieres, France47 contributions
Exceptionally memorable and fun
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I spent an exceptional morning with Cesar and Rahim, as well as all of the birds of prey that we had the privilege to handle. Their knowledge and respect for the birds was impressive, and the surrounding natural reserve is stunningly beautiful. We learned so much from them. This is a must do for anyone visiting Dubai.
Written 18 January 2020
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Many thanks for all the kind words and effort to post a review. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
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wiedyvi
Wettswil, Switzerland6 contributions
Incredibly beautiful
Jan 2020 • Friends
If you are not looking for the usual desert safaris, this is the place for you. exceptional experience with different birds of prey. the guide explained everything and answered all questions. ride through the beautiful national park. everything perfect and getting up early is worth it!
Written 18 January 2020
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Much love and many thanks. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CaineO
16 contributions
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!
Dec 2019 • Couples
There are many things you can see and do in Dubai, but there is NOTHING like this private Falconry tour! Dylan was our guide and had such a depth of knowledge and experience, not only in Falconry but also in the Bedouin culture. With this private tour we were able to interact with 5 different raptors, learning about each species and seeing each ones unique personalities. We followed this with the breakfast package which was also quite nice.

The staff at Royal Shaheen is very professional, structured, but also very fun! Dylan and Raheem gave us the experience of a lifetime! Thank you both!!
Written 29 December 2019
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Amazing review. Thank you. Rgds, Pete
Written 3 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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DJML
DJML
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Falconry experience
Excellent staff and amazing birds, really interesting show and expeience. Talk gave history of falconry and the fal
AAP27
AAP27
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Unique and memorable desert experience!
We enjoyed a terrific morning doing the Falcon Safari led by Cesar this past weekend. Cesar was incredibly knowledg
Cathbarr
Cathbarr
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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. We
oaklet
oaklet
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Best time in Dubai, unbeatable, amazing experience.
My hubby and I had the BEST experience in Dubai, an absolute amazing experience. From the first communication right
828karstens
828karstens
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Fantastic morning in the dessert
Early pick up by guide and falconer Dylan, who willingly shared a lot of information. We saw camel training in the
C B
C B
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Amazing experience
This was an amazing experience out in the desert. From the pickup at the hotel to the drop off I was just a big sm
Deano0o
Deano0o
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Best experience travelling I've had to date
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
A1762CWjanetb
A1762CWjanetb
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Small group falconry your with luxury breakfast.
What a fantastic way to celebrate my husbands birthday and our 26th wedding anniversary. I booked this as a surpris
DanielL9988
DanielL9988
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An experience beyond excellence
My wife and I had a fantastic time. Cesar who took care of us simply made the whole experience so much more enrich
6831marieh
6831marieh
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Best. Ever.
Just let me say that this trip was worth every cent! My husband and I booked the Royal Shaheen Dubai Falconry Safar
Claire P
Claire P
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Worth every penny.
Worth every penny, this trip is well worth it and would recommend it to anyone interested in birds of prey.We where
Bzli83
Bzli83
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Great experience!
My wife and I did the dfs tour on Friday morning. Cesar picked us up at 5am and on our drive to Dubai desert conser
KerriH285
KerriH285
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Falconry
Professional Prompt and complete passion for the birds and their role. These birds are birds of prey - this team
MrsAOM
MrsAOM
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Dubai Falconry Safari - FANTASTIC!
One of the best & most memorable experiences I’ve ever had! Thank you to Hendrik & Raheem for a wonderful & educati
M A
M A
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A Falconry Experience to Remember
I am at a loss of words when it comes to describing this amazing experience. Falconry is an extremely important par
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