Small-Group Tour: Falcon 2—Dubai Falconry Safari

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From $199.46

59 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Learn how to fly a falcon on a 5-hour small-group falconry experience from Dubai. With a group, travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4x4 vehicle, and learn about the UAE’s passion for falconry. After a wildlife drive through the reserve to a hunting camp, take turns with other group members to fly a bird from your glove and see training displays. If you want to make the experience more special, upgrade to enjoy breakfast afterward at Al Maha Desert Resort. Numbers are limited to 12 for an intimate experience.

What's Included

1.5- to 2-hour interactive falconry session

Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort (if option selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional driver-guide

Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4

Use of falconry glove and other equipment

Value Added Tax of 5% is already included on the prices

What's Not Included

Food and drinks (unless specified)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Pickup and drop-off time will vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • *Disposable medical gloves provided for travelers and staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
A journey into Wilderness and Falconry - ideal for families and small groups looking for a unique and intimate UAE Heritage experience.

• Admission Ticket Free


Best time in Dubai, unbeatable, amazing experience.
oaklet, 09-12-2019
My hubby and I had the BEST experience in Dubai, an absolute amazing experience. From the first communication right through to a follow up email, this company is nothing but professional.
To start our falconer Cesar on time picked us up at the hotel in a beauthiful Jeep with a surprise in the back to met us. Khaimah, a magnificent eagle sitting on his perch, just so gorgeous and peaceful. What a nice touch.
We spent such an amazing time in the desert with Cesar and his friend Rahim, both passionate Falconers, full of amazing information not only on the birds but life in Dubai. We had Arabic coffee and dates while they got the birds ready on a beautiful carpet in the middle of the desert!! It was great only hubby and I which enhanced our visit.
You can see how much they care for their birds.
To watch, listen and learn, then to do it ourselves, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The birds are majestic. We had 2 falcons, an eagle, hawk and owl
Rahim was gracious to take a large number of photos for us, he is the professional falconer/photographer. Thank you so much!!
This was THE BEST experience we had and can not recommend highly enough.
To top off the best morning we then had the best breakfast at the desert oasis Al Maha desert resort and spa. If we had of known of this place we would have definitely spent a couple of nights there. Breakfast was delicious, what ever you wanted. What a way to top of our morning.
Finally a BIG THANK YOU to Cesar and Rahim for giving us an unforgettable day in the Dubai Desert with the wonderful birds of prey.
Do yourself a favour, spend that little extra on this tour and book it, you wont be sorry, especially if your the only ones out there!!
Spectacular experience
Angela W, 29-08-2022
This was an incredible experience ! Loads of hands on experience, the falcons & owl’s & especially the eagle we’re spectacular ! The trainers were very informative & we learnt a lot ! They were also amazing photographers & took some wonderful photos for us !
An experience that is head and tail feathers above the rest!
sownakb, 09-01-2022
This is a fantastic experience for any traveller visiting Dubai, and as a longtime resident I especially appreciated findiing such a fresh and unique activity.

We were picked up from our accommodation by Sarab at 06:00 and reached the Reservation in time for sunrise -- a truly majestic view, with sights of oryx and gazelles visible on the horizon. Sarab was immensely personable, very knowledgeable about falconry and the local wildlife. On arrival, we were treated to traditional Arabic coffee served with dates, before Sarab and his colleague Mohammad began the show -- including a falcon, a Harris Hawk, a barn owl, an eagle owl, and a Greater spotted eagle.

We then learned how to call and fly them ourselves. This was marvellous and we both quickly felt comfortable with the birds. Plus, Sarab very kindly acted as our personal photographer, snapping large numbers of photos and videos for each of us to capture the best light and the best moments. This was a truly fantastic experience for my partner and I, who had the trip entirely to ourselves! I would 100% recommend this to anyone wanting a slightly different experience in Dubai.
The highlight of our trip, private falconry in outstanding natural beauty
Cathbarr, 06-01-2020
The reviews don't lie, this is a world-leading experience - one of the best we've had anywhere, in any country.

We decided to book a tour direct with Royal Shaheen because we have a three year old and other tour operators we researched had too many 'other add-ons' to their desert tours that didn't suit a three year old (such as dune bashing, camel rides, etc.). We are SO pleased we did!

We were picked up from our hotel early in the morning with two birds in the car - not in cages either, simply sitting, one eagle (Khyber) in the back space, another small mixed breed (Gyrm) sitting on the top of the handbreak box. Our kids were delighted with the up close experience (as were we). There were more birds in the desert waiting when we arrived, five in total including an owl, peregrine and a hawk.

We didn't book a private tour but got one. We passed other tour operators on the way out to the desert who were all full to the brim... 20+ participants. Ours was just the four of us and two handlers.

I would highly recommend the experience to anyone for the up close and personal interactions with multiple birds, exposure and one-on-one conversation with experienced handlers, and thoughtfulness of design of the overall experience: it takes just the right amount of time, happens in outstanding natural beauty and without another person to be seen.
Fantastic morning in the dessert
828karstens, 29-11-2019
Early pick up by guide and falconer Dylan, who willingly shared a lot of information. We saw camel training in the dark en route, saw and hold fantastic birds of pray in action. Afterwards a delicious breakfast at al Maha.
Best day in Dubai ever! Go for it!
Ritta & Karsten
Outstanding experience!
BindH, 10-11-2022
My husband and I did the Falcon Safari in October 2022 and it was outstanding. We were picked up at 5.00 am by our Driver/Guide and driven out to the Desert stopping at the Camel Racetrack to see the Camel Trainers waiting with their camels to do their track work (thousands of camels!) before watching the sunrise over the sand dunes. We then had a marvellous experience with 5 birds - an Eagle, a Falcon, a Hawk and two gorgeous owls. We were given information on how the birds are looked after, trained and had the most incredible experience of handling the birds. The birds were treated with a great deal of respect and care and the genuine love of our guide (Khan and his assistance) were clearly demonstrated.
This is not the cheapest activity you can do in Dubai but was worth the money to get a feel of Arabian culture and history and to see these magnificent animals. Highly, highly recommended.

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