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“A Dubai highlight”

Royal Shaheen Events
Ranked #12 of 481 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Royal Shaheen Events is a vibrant and growing young company with the primary objective of making ancient Arabian Falconry accessible to modern man. With our fresh and innovative approach, our clients get the unique opportunity to interact with falcons on a personal level. The variety of packages and services we offer are guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable experience, regardless of your budget.
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We did the Small-Group: Falcon 2 - Dubai Falconry Safari Tour. This was a real highlight of our visit to Dubai. The company kept us updated via email, letting us know time of departure and who was picking us up, etc. Bryan was very punctual (it's an early start) and drove us first to see the camels and the camel racetrack. Then we drove on to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where we met Sarab and the beautiful birds. Bryan was a wealth of knowledge and answered all our questions about falconry. It was totally fascinating watching the birds fly and wonderful to be given the opportunity to have some land on our arm. If going in winter, dress warmly as it is cold first thing in the morning. Take drinks or a snack too. We also went to the falcon market, which was very interesting. There were toilets there too. My daughter loves animals and the peregrine falcon is one of her favourites, hence the trip. She was 12 years old and a great age for it. Any ages would enjoy watching the birds, but maybe younger than 10 years old may get scared having the birds land on their arms. The trip took about 6 hours but in all, it was very professionally run and Bryan and Sarab looked after the birds well.

Thank Penelope R
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"birds of prey"
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"falconry experience"
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"peregrine falcon"
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"conservation area"
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"the dubai desert conservation reserve"
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"al maha desert resort"
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"desert animals"
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"barn owl"
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"arabian oryx"
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"ancient art"
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"professional tour"
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"arabic coffee and dates"
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"absolute highlight"
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Arguably the best tour we did in Dubai. Faultless from the moment we were collected from our hotel. Our guide Brian was very engaging and had amazing knowledge on everything from geography to plants and animals (but taxation- was quickly forgiven!). A very personal experience. Definitely worth the early start. Would recommend suitable for all types of travellers.

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

My earlier review 2 days ago was not posted probably because it was too effusive so here is a toned-down version.
Great way to sample falconry personally while doing a mini bit of sand dining in a desert conservation site. Bryan and colleague ?Izzy are very knowledgable outdoor biologists passionate about falconry.
They coaxed my wife, usually petrified by any bird or animal, to handle the 3 birds she fed on her arm and even smile!
They pointed out the gazelles, oryxes, lizards, buzzards darting around us and even caught a deadly black desert scorpion I the sand.
Great reassuring email support arrangements.
Wonderful private and personal 5 hours introduction to a Royal sport.

Thank me2u2
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a great trip! We were picked up from our hotel promptly by Bryan and his little kestrel & Greater spotted eagle! In the car with us! Unbelievable they were so calm & it was wonderful to have them in the car so close to us. We meet Sarab, you could see they both really cared about their birds, they were both very knowledgeable with all the information they gave us. We truly felt honoured to be holding such majestic birds. We saw gazelles, and an Arabian Oryx in the wild, it was so cool. We would recommend the breakfast in the hotel in the reservation, it just topped off the trip. A must on your list of things to do in Dubai if you are there long enough.

Thank C7513HDwendym
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