A Desert Safari in Dubai with Platinum Heritage

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Away from the cityscape and all that comes with it, Dubai is a desert oasis filled with tranquility, wildlife, and the culture of the bedouins. I set off in to the desert of Dubai for a safari with leading tour company Platinum Heritage to discover on my own what the desert of Dubai is really about and how the city of Dubai came to be!

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Buckle Up in a 1948 Land Rover

This tour company is one of a kind and offers a really unique way to see the desert. We set off in a 2948 Land Rover, kitted out with enough seats for a group of eight, and hit the dunes (quite literally bumping along!)

The desert safari starts in the Land Rover as you make your way around the dunes, discovering wildlife along the way. You will see Oryx and Gazelle as you make your way around Al Maha, a private desert reserve owned by the royal family of Dubai.

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The Bedouin Experience

After the dune bashing experience, we made our way to the Platinum Heritage desert camp. Upon arrival we were met with an Arabic coffee, half filled to signify that we were welcome in the camp, a traditional bedouin way of greeting visitors.

From there we are shown around the camp and the different cultural stations on offer – from traditional Arabic bread making to henna tattoos, Platinum Heritage have made it possible to enjoy, experience and learn all about the local desert culture.

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Into the Evening

The experience lasts in to the evening, with a cultural show followed by a local dinner and mingling with fellow travellers in the camp. While we chose the evening experience only, you can also stay the night at the camp (something I’d love to do next time!)

On another one of our days in Dubai we chose another Platinum Heritage tour – the early morning sunrise hot air balloon over the desert, followed by breakfast and a wildlife safari – another out of body experience that I’ll remember for years to come!

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

October 23, 2013

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    ketty

    April 21, 2016

    I had been a travel addict and been to safari once ,Itwas a amazing experience.
    Thanks for the post.

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    Jess

    February 29, 2016

    Great post 🙂
    I went on a desert safari with Platinum Heritage just recently and their service was fantastic. Totally agree with you that they are the luxurious option out of all the tour providers. I love your pics of the 4WD. I went for the camel-ride option and have put some pics up on my blog.
    Can’t wait to explore Dubai again sometime soon.
    Jess
    x

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    Arzo

    December 26, 2015

    Didn’t have enough time to do that when I was in Dubai, but it is definitely on my bucket list and it looks so awesome

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    Arzo

    December 26, 2015

    Didn’t have enough time to do that when I was in Dubai but it is definitely on my bucket list and it looks so awesome

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