Royal Shaheen Events
Royal Shaheen Events
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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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Mikki
Killarney Vale, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
"We throughly enjoyed this experience and you recommend to anyone we meet. Mohamed and the guys were incredibly knowledgeable about falconry and very kind with the whole tour. Helping with all our needs and taking us to see extra activities on the way even camel racing. All the birds of prey were beautiful and very well trained. We learnt so much about the Bedouin way of life. Thank you so much we just loved it."
Written October 18, 2023
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UrbanMoose
Aylesbury, UK118 contributions
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Apr 2014 • Family
I was keen to share the falconry experience with my travel companions this time. I had visited it two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The team at Royal Shaheen Events can organise transport for you which was quoted to me at AED 400. We were picked up in time. The ride from Dubai, Deira took 1h 20mins. At the time of reservation, I was in touch with both Royal Shaheen and Banyan Tree Al Wadi to add a dinner after the falconry display. If you intend to stay for dinner after one of the activities, please consider that your driver will charge you extra for waiting time.

The falconry display ran from 4.30 - 6pm and we agreed with our driver that he would wait until 8pm for which he charged an additional but reasonable AED 150.

Our experience started with a visit to the enclosure where the professional falconer talked about the differences between a hawk from the American desert and a peregrine falcon. The two birds were later flown and visitors could interact and take pictures with the hawk. We learnt so many interesting facts about these fascinating animals. Our falconer was very passionate about her work and sharing the knowledge. We finished the visit with an encounter with the two desert owls Yahoo and Google.

It's a unique learning experience and a great way to spend an afternoon in the desert. There are plenty of picture opportunities with the birds and the stunning surrounding landscape. It's a kids-friendly activity, too.

A free buggy ride will be organised if you have a reservation at one of the resorts' restaurants.
Written April 10, 2014
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Firstly, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. Royal Shaheen is very pleased you had a great experience and we where able to share the love of our birds with you. We love kids and the energy they bring to an otherwise very unique experience. Happy traveling.
Written January 7, 2015
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2008worldtraveller
Ulsan, South Korea3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
Want to do something new, fascinating, different? I did so I woke up at silly o'clock on New Year's Day 2015 and was driven out in to the desert for the (THE) most amazing interactive falcon show. Educational, fun, informative, interesting. Fun and friendly guides / conservation officers. I will DEFINITELY be back!
Written January 1, 2015
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Thanks for your brilliant review. Silly O clock is when most the birds catch their biggest worms. So glad you made the effort to join us, especially on New Years day when most are in recovery mode. Cant wait to have you back and this time we have 2 cups of coffee ready and waiting.
Written January 8, 2015
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btr64
Sherwood Park16 contributions
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Mar 2013 • Friends
We spent 90 very enjoyable minutes with the Shaheen Xtreme Falconry Team. We got to hand feed a Kestrel hawk, a 10 week old desert owl, and a peregrine falcon. They also put on a couple shows showing how they train them (with a "decoy" on string, and the best was the falcon chasing the remote controlled plane with a decoy trailing behind the plane). VERY COOL!!!!!!
The staff were excellent, very informative and really great ambassador's for tourism in the UAE!

Thank you Shaheen Xtreme!!!!! I'll be back!
Written May 7, 2013
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Dear Maskirovka77, Thanks a million for a great review and we are super pleased it ticked all the boxes for you. Good to see the rough guide to Dubai put you on the right track. Hopefully we get to see you again in the near future. Be sure to drop us a line to find out whats new and happening the next time you passing through or stopping for a holiday. Take care and travel safe.
Written April 12, 2015
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Sunflower1011
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
The UAE desert is a beautiful place. To attend a falcon show is a must when in Dubai. It is as fascinating and majestic as the architectural monuments for which Dubai got famous for.
I contacted Royal Shaheen Events to gain more knowledge about falcons and the falconry sport for a special project of mine.
Even though on a short notice, my request was treated efficiently and two days later I
was lucky to be part of an early morning session in the desert where Peter Bergh and this team are training the falcons for future competitions.
I received a lot of information about these beautiful birds of prey. All my questions got fully answered in detail by the knowledgeable team members.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was obvious that they all are totally passionate about their work with the falcons.
It was a great experience. I very much appreciated Royal Shaheen Events' flexibility to tailor the tour to meet my needs. I highly recommend them to anyone visiting Dubai.
Written January 4, 2015
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Wow, thank you so much for posting a review. Considering the near 40km we did that morning tracking a falcon, I did see a smile on your face most of the time and the dune bashing involved is something we normally charge extra for, ha ha. Tailor making experiences for clients is something we try and accommodate wherever and whenever logistically possible. I cant wait to see some of your completed work, good job. Take care and look forward to catching up again sometime in the near future. Happy travels.
Written January 8, 2015
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Trevor D
Robina, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
Two weeks ago we had a fantastic experience when visiting Dubai. The Royal Shaheen Events Private Interactive Falconry Experience had been recommended to us. We had been to Dubai before but had never ventured out into the desert.

The Falconry Experience provided us with the opportunity to not only experience the tremendous desert scenery but to appreciate so much more about the history of the area and the significance of falconry in the local culture and traditions. The interactive elements were a feature. All of the above was topped off with breakfast of a high quality restaurant standard in an amazing desert setting.

The friendly, obliging guides were very knowledgable and filled out the experience with interesting information about the area and its fauna and flora. An experience we will always treasure.
Written November 20, 2014
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Thank you ever so much for posting such wonderful comments, much appreciated. I'm glad you decided to try out a desert experience this time round and I'm ever so happy it came highly recomended. I strongly believe this for of advertising is the best and its an indication to me we must be doing something right albeit slowly. Im glad you find the setting as inviting as we do, when we where looking for a location, our current location stood out head and shoulders above any of the others it was a no brainer to choose it. Our friendly, obliging guides would be delighted to see you again if you ever choose to share another morning with us. Touch base with our office for a very new and exciting experience coming on line very soon. Happy traveling...
Written January 8, 2015
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Sara H
Lytham St Anne's, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Where do I start? From the moment i enquired about this experience to the tour itself, we were treated with the upmost professionalism by Peter and his team. On the day itself, we taken out by Hendrik, just my husband and I. This guy's knowledge of not just the Falcons, but Dubai itself was incredible. Hendrik's knowledge and passion really shine through. We were taken through the desert conservation area and saw gazelle, onyx and camels, but the highlight had to be having one on one time with the most beautiful birds of prey and one very noisy, but lovely owl! We also had breakfast at the most gorgeous resort, overlooking the desert - pure bliss! I have found it hard to put in to words just how good this experience is, but if I could sum it up, I would say that the memories will last me a lifetime. If you are visiting Dubai, you absolutely must do this experience. Don't do the touristy "desert safaris", do this instead and I guarantee you will enjoy it far more. Thank you Peter, and most of all Hendrik and the birds!
Written June 14, 2015
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Hi Sarah, Thanks for this cracking review. Glad we where able to tick the boxes you where hoping for. We have some new and exciting experiences on horizon, look forward to sharing them with you. Take care and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. From all of us at Team Royal Shaheen we wish you a great 2015
Written June 23, 2015
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Martin S
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
We had a very very pleasent Falcon Show, in a very nice and picturesque surrounding. The way the 4 beautiful birds, were presented in such a loving and also interactive way, that I recommend this experience for all visitors going through Dubai.
Written January 14, 2015
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment. Your pictures are top quality and it looks looks like your 6 year has the makings of a top quality falconer. We look forward to seeing you and your family on another one of our experiences soon. Take care and happy flying......
Written January 25, 2015
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TMRH
Sydney, Australia210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
This was something really different to see in Dubai. Falcons have been a part of Arabic ways for a long time and it was great to go out see how they can chase prey. We all found this very interesting and quite enjoyable. We saw how 3 falcons and a kestrel are trained to hunt prey. Also got up close to an owl. One of the more unusual things we've done and topped off with a fantastic breakfast in a resort in the wildlife conservatory. Also saw some Arabian Oryx and antelopes.
Written December 29, 2014
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Thank you for posting such great comments. We do our best with each and every guest to paint a very clear picture how and why falconry has been such a big part of Arab life for so long. Take care and happy traveling...
Written January 8, 2015
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Gwen7248
Robina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
This is truly an amazing experience - I've never been on a desert safari before but this was just fantastic. We were picked up by our falconer guides at the hotel and driven out to the desert and inside a protected game reserve where we saw some Oryx and Gazelles. Our Falconer, Hendri was very knowledgable about the wildlife in the desert.

We arrived at a camp under some beautiful trees and warmly greeted and served with arabic coffee and dates. The falcons and owls were in their cages waiting for their turn to fly. There was a very informative talk about the falcons. We were shown how to use the falconry gloves - we then met Sally, a Hawk and Xbox an owl. The birds flew freely to our gloves - such an amazing feeling having these beautiful birds sitting on your hand.

We also saw some of the falcons fly to a lure - a training method used by the Falconers. Hendri flew a drone with some food hanging from it - one falcon was chasing the drone and food through the sky - such excitement to see this bird chasing the drone.

We also were treated to 'Breakfast In The Desert' which was very enjoyable - this breakfast was 5 star quality & well above what we were expecting. After breakfast we were then driven back to our hotel - we have such great memories and photos of a such a wonderful experience to take with us.

This is truly a FANTASTIC experience and would highly recommend the Royal Shaheen Falcon excursion.
Written November 18, 2014
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thourough review, we really appreciate it. We proud ourselves in not being a Desert Safari Company. We really are not. Our Falconers are our guides and our drivers. It important to us to know all the animals that make up this unique enviroment, im glad Hendri was able to exceed your expectations. Its that special feeling of having a bird land on your fist that we try achieve with each one of our guests, truley unforgetable. There are many modern day techniques that we are working on incorporating into our show packages. Soon we will be launching a brand new, fresh, and one of a kind, fully technology oriantaited falcon show. Team Royal Shaheen is hard at work fine tuning the finishing touches before we happy to go live. We will keep you posted. If you liked the drone you will certainly be fascinated by the planes and remote control quarry. Thanks ever so much for recomending our experience to fellow travellers.
Written January 7, 2015
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