Evening Bedouin Culture Experience

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Operates Saturday to Wednesday

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Pick Up & Drop Off from Dubai Hotels

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Traditional Camel Caravan

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Bedouin Falcon Show

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Bedouin Village Tour

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Cultural Entertainment

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Astronomy Session

Evening Bedouin Culture Experience - Bedouin

Traditional Dinner

Start this cultural adventure late afternoon and traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan. Arrive at a hidden spot in the sand dunes to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for a place of sitting) to enjoy a sunset falcon show with a Bedouin and his beloved falcons and Saluki dog. Learn about the history of falconry and watch these majestic birds in full flight.

Explore the Bedouin village with your local host and learn about the daily customs and traditions of their culture. The village is built authentically out of raw materials like goat hair, based next to a beautiful desert oasis in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Discover how Bedouin lived in harmony with their animals in the desert, watch handicraft and Arabic coffee-making demonstrations, visit a small souk and soak up the authenticity of the Bedouin village.

Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a spread of traditional dishes like lamb tanoor (spiced lamb) and thareed (chicken stew). Enjoy the feast like a real Bedouin by sitting on the floor of the majlis, eating with your hands if you’re up for it!

Listen to stories shared by Bedouin and even learn a traditional performance in a close encounter with these legends of Arabia. End the evening with an informative Astronomy session and discover how Bedouin relied on the stars for storytelling and navigation.

Start this cultural adventure late afternoon and traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan. Arrive at a hidden spot in the sand dunes to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for a place of sitting) to enjoy a sunset falcon show with a Bedouin and his beloved falcons and Saluki dog. Learn about the history of falconry and watch these majestic birds in full flight.

Explore the Bedouin village with your local host and learn about the daily customs and traditions of their culture. The village is built authentically out of raw materials like goat hair, based next to a beautiful desert oasis in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Discover how Bedouin lived in harmony with their animals in the desert, watch handicraft and Arabic coffee-making demonstrations, visit a small souk and soak up the authenticity of the Bedouin village.

Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a spread of traditional dishes like lamb tanoor (spiced lamb) and thareed (chicken stew). Enjoy the feast like a real Bedouin by sitting on the floor of the majlis, eating with your hands if you’re up for it!

Listen to stories shared by Bedouin and even learn a traditional performance in a close encounter with these legends of Arabia. End the evening with an informative Astronomy session and discover how Bedouin relied on the stars for storytelling and navigation.

  • Pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.
  • Arrive at the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve to receive a water bottle and put on your Sheila/Ghutra (traditional headscarf).
  • Embark on a traditional camel caravan across the sand dunes (20 minutes).
  • Setup traditional carpets in the desert to watch a Bedouin falcon show with Saluki dogs.
  • Receive a traditional welcoming at an authentic Bedouin village at a desert oasis.
  • Explore the traditional village with Bedouin tents, restored well, cooking stations, farm animals, an area for the camels and learn about Bedouin life.
  • Learn about Bedouin handicrafts and other local products like honey and cheese.
  • Watch an Arabic coffee and tea making demonstration and make your own concoction with spices.
  • Watch the preparation of a typical Bedouin dinner at live cooking stations and enjoy a series of local dishes.
  • Spend time with local Bedouin, listen to their stories passed down through the generations and take part in a traditional performance.
  • Learn about the stars of Arabia in an astronomy session with a telescope.
  • The Bedouin village is located 45 minutes from Dubai in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • The Bedouin village is powered by solar energy and is built traditionally out of raw materials.
  • To create an intimate experience, the full capacity of the tour is for 24 people.
  • Pick up from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 2:30pm and 4:30pm (depends on sunset).
  • Return to the hotel between 8:30pm and 10:30pm.
  • This is a rustic and culturally immersive experience. It is for the adventurers looking for a hands-on experience and glimpse into Bedouin life in the desert.
  • The menu is traditional. Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements.
  • Bathroom facilities are available at The Last Exit on the way to the desert and at the Bedouin village.
  • A child seat will be provided for children below 5 years old.
  • The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women and children under 5 years old. They can follow in a car or wait at the Bedouin village.
  • Maximum of 2 people per camel. You will travel in a traditional camel caravan with the camel handler riding the lead camel.
  • This experience is a collaboration with DTCM and aims to boost ecotourism in the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Bedouin village is powered by solar energy and is built traditionally out of raw materials.
  • The capacity for 24 people.
  • This is an ecotourism initiative which employs local guides and supports local suppliers.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Traverse the desert on a traditional camel caravan
Watch an authentic Bedouin falcon show with Saluki dogs
Explore a Bedouin village and learn about Bedouin culture and life in the desert
Watch the preparation of traditional dishes and enjoy a Bedouin feast in authentic majlis
Take part in cultural performances and hear Bedouin stories passed down through the generations
Stargaze with a telescope and learn about how Bedouin relied on the stars for navigation in an Astronomy session
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Bedouin Experience Food menu

We favour fresh, locally sourced food that is prepared by our onsite chefs. Download our menu to see what you will be served on your tour.

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