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Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris
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Private Tour: Night Desert Luxury Safari with Transport from Dubai
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Dubai Bedouin Culture Experience with Wildlife Safari and Breakfast
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Ranked #2 of 451 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Platinum Heritage desert safari tours in Dubai display expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history. We reveal our destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other adventure tour company. Our Dubai desert safari tours are exclusive and created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. After all, we are not just providing a luxury tour. We have a greater role: we are introducing you to Dubai culture and heritage
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We chose to do this safari after reading comments on Tripadvisor and we are so glad we did. the staff were amazing, loved the open air land rovers, liked the fact it was a smaller group and the camp experience was very authentic.
Well worth the money, if you want to do a desert safari do this one.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My partner and I wanted to live an overnight desert safari experience, but after reading reviews for other companies, we were quite hesitant and took a long time before making our booking: we chose Platinum Heritage because:
- it seemed to be the only company offering the experience within a small group (we did not want to go in the desert along with 100 other persons)
- is is one of the few companies going into the Dubai Desert Reserve, which enabled us to see various forms of wildlife up close
- of the recommendations on tripadvisor which praised the guides from Platinum Heritage for their knowledge and friendliness

From start to finish, this was the most amazing experience we had during our stay in Dubai! Our guide, Hamdi, was amazing: friendly, knowledgeable, funny... he made us feel like part of the family and shared so much of his culture with us. We were the only two persons staying the night on the camp, and it was magical: from the talks with Hamdi around the camp fire, to sleeping under a bedouin tent, to waking up to an eerie atmosphere as the air gets charged with moisture and the sun takes a couple of hours to break through, without forgetting the AMAZING bedouin breakfast.

It was very private, felt very exclusive, and was even better we had hoped for. Thank you Hamdi for being such a great guide. We will most probably return with our families!

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great Barbeque in a desert setting !!! Whirling dervish and belly dancing !!! Henna !!! Local clothing !!! Camel Rides !!! Quad Bikes !!!

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

My daughter and I recently booked with Platinum Heritage for their Heritage Overnight Safari and Breakfast with a Bedouin. This was the best decision that was made during my short 4 day trip to Dubai. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Adam the Managing Director of the company was extremely accommodating organising for us to do the safari part of the tour in an air conditioned Mercedes 4 x 4 rather than the vintage 1950s open top Land Rovers. This was very much appreciated due to a skin condition.

The safari took place in a select part of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Wesam our wonderful guide drove us expertly through the desert and carefully over the vast dunes (no dune bashing with this company, thank goodness), and pointed out, with a huge amount of knowledge and enthusiasm, local fauna and wildlife such as the Oryx and Gazelles and made time for photo opportunities amongst the stunning beauty of the desert. The rest of the tour group about 9 in all, in their open topped vintage Land Rovers, caught up with us for a magical, intimate, sunset falconry display, which we were able to watch on beautiful cushions set out in the sand. It was truly amazing to see at first hand the speed at which these majestic creatures can fly.

On arrival at a beautifully authentic Bedouin camp, surrounded by a stone wall and palm trees, we were shown traditional Arabic bread making techniques, had camel rides, henna tattooing was available, and a delicious, plentiful, traditional Arabic meal was served. This was finished off with Shisha, traditional Arabic dancing, chatting and stargazing around a cosy fire. All the staff in the camp were extremely helpful, professional and friendly and the whole evening was perfection. The camp is situated in an exclusive part of the desert, making it a very personal experience.

My daughter and I were excited to learn that we were the only guests staying in the camp that night, and slept in an authentic Bedouin tent made of goat hair and although the air was a little chilly we had comfy mattresses and bedding to keep us cosy. Waking up to a golden sunrise in the Arabian desert, a delicious Arabian breakfast and fascinating conversation with a wonderful local Bedouin gentleman were so magical, it felt as though we were in a Hollywood movie. Seeing the camels with their babies quietly grazing on our way back, was the perfect end to the perfect trip. Wesam our wonderful guide was very friendly and attentive throughout and made sure our experience was a memorable one.

I cannot rate Platinum Heritage highly enough. They are a small company who are passionate about what they do and make every effort to exceed expectations and create memories. They made our dreams come true and we now have precious memories of the desert that will be with us for ever.
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I cannot rate this company highly enough. They are only 6 months old, but they have designed a stellar desert safari. After reading a lot of reviews of other companies I selected platinum heritage because there was nothing negative from anyone. Yes, the safari is more expensive (sometimes double the price) than other companies but the value and quality is so high, that it's worth every penny. To start, our driver and safar guide (Fahad) picked us up right at our hotel. He took us to pick up 2 more couples before driving us about an hour to the desert conservation area. None of the other tour companies are allowed to use this land which made our tour very exclusive. Instead of their being hundreds of people on our safari, there were many 30-40 people at the most. Our driver was funny and accommodating. The six of us shared one of the 1950s landrovers for our dune bashing experience. Anytime the driver saw wildlife on the conservation reserve, he would stop and help us take pictures. There was a photographer who could occassionally follow us, but we got tons of photos with our own cameras too. We saw a great falconry demonstration right at sunset before making our way to the bedouin camp for dinner. At the camp we enjoyed camel rides, henna tattos, and dancing if we so desired. There was no extra cost, but we were not pressured into doing it if we didn't care to. When we sat at our tables for dinner, they brought around a scrumptious assortment of local delicacies with lentil soup. Although I didn't think this was very much food, I was surprised how quickly I got full. Then I realized that these were only the appetizers. The real dinner was yet to come. Dinner consisted of chicken and lamb with rice. For the vegetarians in our group, they got a veggie kabob instead of a chicken kabob and there was veggie rice for them instead of lamb rice. The dinner was delicious and we were soon very stuffed. After dinner we enjoyed a local dancer followed by dessert of fresh fruit. One of the couples in our group was celebrating a birthday, so the company arranged to have a birthday cake for them. All of the workers gathered around and sang. Because there was extra cake, they invited us to have cake with them which was very nice.

I have absolutely nothing bad to say, but to any readers considering this tour, I do have one sincere piece of advice. Because you are in a desert for 80% of the tour, restroom facilities are limited. There is a full service restroom with plumbing at the bedouin camp, but you don't arrive there for several hours into your tour. Please, please make sure you use the restroom before you leave for the tour. Our tour guide picked us up from our hotel at 2:45PM and we didn't arrive at the bedouin camp until close to 6 or 7PM. If you know that you won't have toilets ahead of time, you can make sure you use one before you leave. I didn't have a problem, but there were a few folks in our group who had to find a private spot in nature.

You won't regret booking this tour company! This was the best part of our trip by far!!

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