Morning Bedouin Culture Experience

Operates Sunday to Thursday

Pick Up & Drop Off from Dubai Hotels

Traditional Camel Caravan

Bedouin Falcon Show

Bedouin Village Tour

Cultural Entertainment

Traditional Breakfast

Start the morning by retracing the footsteps of Bedouin and their beloved camels on a traditional camel caravan through the desert. Unmount your camel to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for ‘place of sitting’) and watch an extraordinary falcon show with a Bedouin and his beloved falcons and Saluki dog.

Receive a traditional Bedouin welcome as your local hosts will accompany you on a walking tour of the Bedouin village, introducing you to the significant traditions and daily rituals of their culture. The Bedouin village is built out of raw materials like goat hair and is based next to a beautiful desert oasis in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

Watch live cooking demonstrations at the food stations and see how Arabic coffee is prepared over a fire in the desert. Share breakfast with Bedouin the traditional way, with a shared plate and eat with your hands if you are keen for an authentic encounter with Bedouin cuisine. Afterwards, watch and take part in a traditional performance.

Start the morning by retracing the footsteps of Bedouin and their beloved camels on a traditional camel caravan through the desert. Unmount your camel to set up traditional majlis (Arabic for ‘place of sitting’) and watch an extraordinary falcon show with a Bedouin and his beloved falcons and Saluki dog.

Receive a traditional Bedouin welcome as your local hosts will accompany you on a walking tour of the Bedouin village, introducing you to the significant traditions and daily rituals of their culture. The Bedouin village is built out of raw materials like goat hair and is based next to a beautiful desert oasis in Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

Watch live cooking demonstrations at the food stations and see how Arabic coffee is prepared over a fire in the desert. Share breakfast with Bedouin the traditional way, with a shared plate and eat with your hands if you are keen for an authentic encounter with Bedouin cuisine. Afterwards, watch and take part in a traditional performance.

  • Pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 6:00am and 6:30am.
  • 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 Bedouin welcome 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 breakfast at live cooking stations and enjoy a series of local dishes. Download Menu
  • Spend time with local Bedouin, listen to their stories passed down through the generations and take part in a traditional performance.
  • The Bedouin village is located 45 minutes from Dubai in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • To create an intimate experience, the full capacity of the tour is for 24 people.
  • Pick up from Dubai hotels in 4x4s between 6:00am and 6:30am (depends on sunrise).
  • Return to the hotel between 11:00am and 11:30am.
  • 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 Last Exit on the way to 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
Relax in an authentic majlis with Bedouin and hear stories passed down through the generations
Watch and take part in cultural performances

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.

View our Menu