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“Great addition to our trip to Dubai!”

Orient Tours - Day Tours
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Scenic Heights Hatta Trip and Dubai Desert Safari...
Ranked #28 of 471 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our group traveled from three countries to Dubai in September 2012 to visit a friend that lives there. We booked the 4x4 and desert dinner (with camel rides, henna and belly-dancing) through Orient tours. It was such a wonderful experience. There were a few bumps at the start, though. We had arranged to pick up the four of us (and even called ahead to confirm that there would be space for all four of us in one vehicle-important because we had not seen each other in two years and traveled half-way across the world, so why wouldn't we want to experience our tour together?). When we arrived at the pick-up, they wanted to split us 3 and 1. Obviously this was unacceptable, but we made do with squeezing three in the way back of the car and 1 in the next row. The 4x4 part was great, but a little long for those with motion sickness (that was my one complaint, but not much I could do about it). Dinner and the entertainment at the site was fantastic and we left extremely happy. A definite must-do! (But bring the dramamine!)

Thank LucyGal86
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OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Dear LucyGal86,
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Half Day Desert Safari which you joined. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are happy to read that you had a wonderful experience. We are glad to know that you liked the dinner and entertainment in our camp. We would love to welcome you again on one of our safaris/tours.

Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion.


Best regards,
Sarah P. Dubke
Manager Guest Services
ORIENT TOURS

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Through the internet (and with assistance of Trip Advisor) we booked 5 tours with Orient - with the exception of the Fujariah day tour (the city has nothing to offer) all tours were great and Orient, though slow in replying at times, were very efficient when it mattered most. Excellent guides, vehicles great, plenty of water and efficient at pickup.

As to the 4 tours we comment:

1. Muscat City - a tour which opened our eyes as to what a fantastic city this now is - very worthwhile.
2. Muscat beyond - a big day inland visiting historical sites etc plus seeing the immense sporadic housing developments. We encountered an unusual phenomena, viz. out of season torrential rain, dry wadis on way out now rivers in flood. Worthwhile tour.
3. Fujariah desert (probably same isolated location from Dubai etc). A fantastic day alone (except for camels and their farmers) in desert capped off with a nice Orient picnic lunch under the farmers tarpaulin quarters (impromptu not previously done by our guide, which you can do on these flexible private tours). Plenty of water and drinks for Bedouins so we could visit their compounds. A fantastic day.
4. Salalah desert - went about 220kms inland to the Empty Quarter - oh so quiet, remote and peaceful, the only ones from ship. Also visited Ubar (the old frankincense trading town), had local lunch in a local restaurant and toured the mountains out of Salalah where guide's mother lived etc. A fantastic tour.

Thank clogs1
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OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Dear clogs1,
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about the four tours you joined with us. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are glad to read that you were satisfied with our services. Thank you for rating our guides as "excellent". We would love to welcome you again on one of our safaris/tours.

Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion.


Best regards,
Sarah P. Dubke
Manager Guest Services
ORIENT TOURS

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We booked onto the Orient 1/2 day tour from home. We were picked up from La Meridian Hotel, near the airport and taken first to view the Burj Al Arab hotel. This was a great photo opportunity. Next we went to the Great Mosque and then onto the creek. We visited the Dubai Museum, which is housed in an old fort, which was lived in until as recently as the 1970's.The museum was very interesting, showing how life was like not that long ago. We then had a river cruise, ending up in the spice souk and then we walked to the gold souk. We were dropped off at our hotel after a 5 and a half hour trip. Very informative and very enjoyable. I learnt a lot about Dubai and the Emirates from the very informed English speaking guide.

3  Thank Minnie548
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OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Dear Minnie548,
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Dubai City Tour which you have joined. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are glad to read that you learnt a lot about Dubai on the tour. Thank you for rating our guide as "very informed". We would love to welcome you again on one of our safaris/tours.

Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion.


Best regards,
Sarah P. Dubke
Manager Guest Services
ORIENT TOURS

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great experience. The good thing about this tour is that its all included... pick up from hotel, 4x4 dune ride, camel ride, sand surfing, kestral photo, bbq, drinks, henna tattoo and entertainment.
You do not need any extra money unless you want to buy souvenirs. It was the highlight of our Dubai trip in April 2013. Would recommend 100%.

Thank ASLtraveller
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OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Dear anitaszan,
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Half Day Desert Safari which you have joined. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are glad to read that you would recommend Orient Tours. Happy to know that our trip was the highlight of your stay in Dubai. We would love to welcome you again on one of our safaris/tours.

Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion.


Best regards,
Sarah P. Dubke
Manager Guest Services
ORIENT TOURS

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

My mother, aunt and I had a blast! The ride to the middle of the desert was very peaceful. Once we arrived. We all jumped out and snapped photos. When we loaded up again, that was when we could not stop screaming, and laughing as our tour guide glided through all of that sand. It was like being on a roller coaster and not knowing when to anticipate the drop. Once that concluded. We visited the camels. It was similar to a horseback riding on a short guided trot. I sandboarded, super exciting! More memories with photos of holding a Falcon (blindfolded). Hena tattoes, smoke the hookah, and dine of barbequed chicken, lamb, and beef. The send off was the best with the belly dancing. The dancer did a great job. I highly recommend you sign up for your own adventure.

Thank R B
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OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Dear R B,
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Half Day Desert Safari which you have joined. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are glad to read that you had so much fun! Thank you for recommending Orient Tours. We would love to welcome you again on one of our safaris/tours.

Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion.


Best regards,
Sarah P. Dubke
Manager Guest Services
ORIENT TOURS

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