Head into the UAE desert by 4x4 and enjoy a romantic dinner for two under the stars on a private 5-hour experience from Dubai. Travel by private 4x4 and enjoy watching a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificent Falcons are so special to the Nation. Continue the drive to our Desert campsite where you experience a camel ride for two as the sun goes down. Finish with a memorable dinner at a table for two with Arabic mezze and mouthwatering kebabs, sizzled up on the camp barbecue.
After a pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel by private, air-conditioned 4x4 into the desert that surrounds the city. On route, learn about the desert geology and the UAEs age-old customs from your private driver-guide.
Watch as the terrain changes into rolling dunes, and arrive at your romantic dinner setting, nestled in the sand. Savor Arabic coffee and fresh dates, and take a dune drive in your private 4x4 in a convoy of other vehicles. Hold tight as your driver navigates up and down the sandy slopes, and enjoy frequent stops to capture photos of the dunes stretching in every direction around you.
Travel to a camel farm to see these hardy animals close-up. Then, take a short camel ride for two. As you ride, admire the views as the sun sets and casts the dunes in bright orange hues.
Return to the desert camp as twilight sets in and the compound's flame torches flicker to life. Then, sit back and enjoy your barbecue dinner at a table for two, complete with a bottle of your choice of red or white wine, soda and mineral water. Specific dishes may vary, but your meal will include Arabic mezze at your table and a barbecue, with specialities such as shish kebab fired up on the grill. Read on for a sample menu.
After dinner, return to Dubai where your experience ends with a hotel drop-off.
Sample Menu:First course:
• Selection of cold mezze such as hummus, fattoush (green salad with toasted bread),coleslaw, salad and assorted bread including Arabic flatbreadMain course (live barbecue buffet selection):
• Shish kebabs including chicken and kofka (minced meat)
• Grilled prawns
• Grilled fish with lemon butter sauce
• Saffron rice
• Dawood basha (meatballs in tomato sauce)
• Sautéed garden vegetables
• Roast potatoesDessert (choice of one):
• Umali (Arabic bread and milk pudding)
• Arabic sweets
• Fresh fruit platter