We did the Heritage (not Platinum) desert dinner. We were picked up promptly on time from our hotel and the drive was comfortable to the desert. We were in the back row of the van and weren't able to hear anything the guide was saying during the drive which was a little disappointing but relatively minor. The only other complaint I would have is of the comfort of the vehicles. If you were to get a front seat in the open air 1950 land rover it would probably have been pleasant but the side benches in the back weren't nearly wide enough for me to fit on without fighting to not slip off and I am very thin. It looks like it was designed to hold 5-6 people but we had 8 people in our vehicle so my knees were banging into the person across from me who was also tall. That being said, these are really my only complaints and I would definitely recommend the tour. Driving was only 10-15 minutes at a time and less than an hour total so the discomfort wasn't a major issue. The desert is beautiful and it was nice walking around in the warm sand, seeing Oryx and other creatures. The highlight for us was the falcon demonstration. Very informative and super cool to see the bird swooping by at close range to catch a target. The dinner was excellent and plentiful, bathrooms were clean, things were done to make the experience educational and the other options included Henna, shish, a camel ride and traditional dancing. Everyone was very friendly and were pleased that we were given a complimentary bottle of sparkling cider (no alcohol served) and a chocolate camel as a gift to make our anniversary celebration special. If you have the time in Dubai, this an educational and beautiful excursion. Not the excitement of the dune bashing perhaps, but more unique. I can dune buggy in Vegas and other places if I want the adrenaline rush.
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