Traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan, watch a falcon show, explore a Bedouin village, eat traditional food and revel in the stories shared by Bedouin about their past. With no frills or fuss, this Bedouin Experience offers the closest encounter you will get to actually reliving a traditional experience of the UAE’s cultural heritage.
Dubai forms part of the Arabian desert which stretches across 2,330,000 square kilometres occupying most of the vast Arabian Peninsula. At its centre, is what’s known as the Empty Quarter which is one of the largest continuous bodies of sand in the world.
Bedouin, also known as the nomads of the Arabian desert, are the oldest inhabitants of Dubai. For centuries, they have been roaming the golden sand dunes of Dubai with their animals. These legends of Arabia are known for their resourcefulness and hospitality.
Nowadays, keeping the legacy of their fascinating culture alive is under threat. The Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience is an initiative supported by Dubai Tourism which offers a unique glimpse into Bedouin cultural heritage and life in the desert pre-1920s. Adventurous travellers get to travel off the beaten track, embrace the culture and journey back to a bygone era to live a day in the life of a Bedouin first-hand.
The Bedouin village is situated at a charming desert oasis in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve which is the largest unfenced Desert Reserve in the UAE.