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“Desert Safari? Book this one!”

Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris
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Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai
Ranked #3 of 404 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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Hook, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Desert Safari? Book this one!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

To echo the other reviewers, these guys are great. We went on the Heritage Dinner Safari. These type of things can be done quite badly, especially if disorganised, done on the cheap or just trying to crowd as many guests in as possible to maximise revenue. However Platinum Heritage were none of these things. Organisation was superb, everthing was top quality and great value, not crowded and, all in all, fabulous fun. We will have fabulous memories of the desert for the rest of our lives.

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best of the Dubai Tour Operators”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Reviews of various Dubai tour operators seem to be all over the map. Some are favorable; others are critical of such details as pick-up time. I ultimately chose Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours, and I'm so glad I did. The desert safari tour was so well done, and compared to other tour groups we encountered inside the desert conservation reserve, the superior service was obvious. The Mercedes rover was luxurious (and closed), and guide Yasser made sure we made the most of our time -- from dune bashing, to stopping to explain the traditional medicinal properties of the desert vegetation, to making sure we could get some photos of the protected native wildlife. He found great spots for photography. His command of English and Russian (two of his five languages) was impressive.

The camel ride to the remote dinner site was fun. What i didn't expect was the level of the sit-down dinner we had under the stars. The food was excellent, served family style. The servings were very generous. Even the restroom facility was high quality, given the setting. It was truly fine dining.

A photographer took photos of us along the way, and they were available for purchase at the end of the tour, supplied on a keychain USB flash memory fob. A very clever idea.

By the way, Yasser from Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours picked me up at the hotel at the precise time i was told to expect him. It's the little details that make for a great experience and a satisfied customer.

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Platinum heritage desert safari tour”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

A very well organized and fun trip to the desert. Activities were well planned and we liked the exclusivity. Toured in a vintage 1950 land rover. Drove through the desert, observed gazelles and other desert animals, watched falcons catch their prey and the lovely sunset. Dinner was traditional Emirati cuisine. Entire experience was authentic and unforgettable. During dinner by a camp fire, there were also activities like camel riding, henna painting, arab dancing, and shisha. It was a very small group of about 15 participants, hence, it didn't feel commercial at all. Our tour guides Faizal and Victor were knowledgeable and very willing to share!

Visited December 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wildlife and falcon morning tour”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This was the best experience I've had in Dubai. I can thoroughly recommend Heritage Tours. I chose the Heritage rather than Platinum tour as I wanted to experience the 1950s open top land rover which was a more genuine desert experience for me. I was lucky to have Botir my Uzbeck guide to myself. He was fantastically knowledgable with all the flora and fauna. It made such a difference. Equally the South African falconer again was very professional. Following the display your camp provided an excellent traditional arabian breakfast in your very authentic and tasteful camp. We then drove around the reserve to see gazelles and oryx and stopped to climb dunes and examine the gaff trees and the sodoms apple. It never ceased to amze me that Botir could explain the medicinal properties of the flora. Thank you Heritage for a very well organised and thought provoking morning.
Christine (uk) December 17th, 2013 .

Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We took visitors on several "dune bashing" trips, then discovered the best. Mind you, 1950s vintage Land Rovers are not speed demons, but they are plenty wild in the open air and open desert. The classy 'extras' are more than worth the higher price of the day. We actually saw a variety of deer-like creatures, and a great falcon show. The Emirati guide was superb, and walked us out in the brush and talked about the flora and fauna. The camp is really a cut above the usual tourist junk - it was spectacular in the moonlight and the food and fun were highly authentic. They limit the number of guests to the camp and it really adds to the experience to not have a wild pushing crowd of poor bargain hunting tourists. This is the trip of memories (positive that is), and we would do it again any time. Compliments to the owner operator and his family who put this together - it is brilliant.

Visited November 2013
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