Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort

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From $194.00

134 reviews   (4.85)

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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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Go on a Wildlife Drive and discover the fauna and flora of the Dubai desert on this fascinating conservation tour from Dubai. Traveling in a luxury Range Rover with a professional safari guide, roam the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to seek out everything from Arabian oryx, gazelles and desert monitors to rare indigenous flora. Learn about the fragile ecosystem; how the Bedouins used desert plants for cooking and medicine; and seize the opportunity to photograph what you see. Go to a spectacular desert lake that is a bird sanctuary. Then, relax and enjoy the magical landscape over breakfast at the famous Al Maha Desert Resort.

What's Included

Breakfast at the Al Maha desert resort

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Range Rover

National Park fees

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • As a responsible tourism company, your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated by Dubai Tourism and the UAE government’s Covid-19 Command Control Centre to ensure that our experiences are safe.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (Arabic, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A minimum of two guests is required to operate this experience
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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

What To Expect

Pick up in a Ranger Rover from Dubai hotels between 7:00am-7:30am.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Arrive at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to put on your Sheila/Ghutra (traditional headscarf). There are photo opportunities with the fleet of vintage Land Rovers.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great trip
sebastienphilo, 19-07-2022
Perfect experience with everything we wanted to see, our guide oscar was also excellent, he was very knowledgeable and great to talk to.
Super tour into desert no dune bashing excellent guide!
Andy123Northampton, 24-09-2022
Platinum Heritage Morning Conservation Tour
Collected on time (early actually) by our super guide Oscar.
Only 2 other guests in the air conditioned Range Rover. Lots of cool bottled water supplied.
Around 30-40 minute drive to the desert. Traditional headress for all, and yours to keep.Very relaxed informative drive (no silly dune bashing) with lots of photo stops. Lasted around 2 hours.
Breakfast at Al Maha was very nice too, classy place.
Oscar was a great guide with lots of info and interaction.
Heritage tours were spot on throughout, always answering emails/whatsapp promptly. An exact pick up time advised night before.
Highly recommended
David C, 02-08-2022
great time with Liza she picked us up on time and was very nice to us. we enjoyed our time with her, showed us a lot of things along the way and was always the best as she could be. Thank You Liza you are the best
Amazing wildlife in the desert.
Ramzes K, 30-09-2022
Excellent tour into the desert with fantastic guide Mr Khairul. Knowing that we prefer wildlife photography, Khairul did everything he could to get us the shots we wanted. It was a great experience photographing desert animals.
Tour ended with a wonderful breakfast.
Thank you Khairul and Platinum heritage tours for the awesome time we had.
Perfect morning in the dessert
Passenger64359830190, 21-12-2022
We booked the Range Rover conservation experience with breakfast and were blown away by the morning.
We were picked up pronto by our guide Oscar who gave us a fabulous insight into Dubai as we drove to the dessert. He was all morning an excellent guide. We were greeted at the dessert with traditional headscarves, able to take photos with the land rovers. Then we drove off in the dessert. It was perfect for us as we could hop in and out of the car whenever we wanted. Oscar was determined to show us the amazing wildlife and my husband got to hold a sand fish. We saw Gizelles, Oryx and other animals. We had so much fun walking barefoot in the sand and seeing the sights. It was great to learn about the positive changes too. Then we were taken for the most amazing breakfast. So much choice of hot and cold foods and then we were driven home and dropped off before noon! Just a day we will never forget.
Comfortable and informative tour
Ernesthc, 08-12-2022
Highly informative and enjoyable tour. Ibrahim was an excellent guide. We saw many gazelle in the undulating desert landscape.
Hot air balloon adventure, camel riding and traditional hot breakfast with great guide
Monika1022, 16-10-2022
We have just been on the most amazing hot air balloon adventure followed by breakfast at a traditional campsite.
Saif was our driver and guide for the whole journey. He was just amazing. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and answered all questions that we asked him. He had such a fun personality that it was a pleasure to go on this trip with him.
Everything was done to punctuality and we were made comfortable and welcome by Saif, the balloon captain and everyone who looked after us at breakfast including Saif himself.
The entire trip is a truly memorable one and made more special by Saif and his warm personality. My husband and I will definitely come back again and do the same trip and will ask to have Saif again as our guide.
5 star Wildlife Conservation Tour and Breakfast in the Desert
Lisa_M, 07-10-2022
I cannot select just ONE highlight. This tour was one of the best (from beginning to end) I have ever had. Such a beautiful project (wildlife conservation efforts), a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide (Leesa from South Africa) and an amazing HUGE breakfast that was soooo good! Thank goodness it was at the end of the tour as I needed a nap after this breakfast. The menu in the photo was for items you wanted to order. This was in addition to numerous other items available on a buffet. After you place your order from the menu, they still offered pancakes, waffles and french toast if you were still hungry. Beautiful area for breakfast!

There were hundreds of animals but the windows didn't allow for that great of photos and of course with all the sand, we didn't lower the windows. The manmade lake has fish and attracted numerous species of birds. I went in August (low season) so I was fortunate enough to be the only tourist with the tour guide and loved our one on one tour. She was so knowledgeable and absolutely seemed to love her job and shared my love for wildlife. Highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Dubai
A Magical Tour
Ronnie B, 01-10-2022
We did the Conservation Drive and Breakfast at Al Maha tour, with our guide from Colombia - who was very friendly and spoke very good English, was clearly knowledgable about the conservation work going on in this area.

A promp 7am pick-up and then off into the Desert - lots of chat along the way and then we saw Gazelle, Oryx and lots of birds. Really nice to hear how the area is being preserved and cultivated for the future.

Then it was a lavish breakfast at Al Maha, where they wanted us to eat sooooo much beautiful food with 6* service.

Then it was a drive back to our hotel and time to say goodbye - really enjoyed our trip into the unspoilt Desert area of Dubai and would recommend this tour.
Best way to see the Dubai Desert
JimmyGeelong, 24-12-2022
We did the personal tour - wife and adult son. Very professional. Car was very modern Ranger Rover. Guide was friendly and professional and informative. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
5 odd hours of great detail and knowledge. Enjoyed the breakfast at the resort - again high quality food and location was amazing!
Do yourself a favour and make sure you tick this tour off.
A comfy desert tour
Travel_Happy3, 15-07-2022
I really enjoyed this tour. Pick up was very punctual, the 4x4 was very comfy and classy. My tour guide Lionel was very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave me heaps of information about the different areas of Dubai during our drive to the desert. The desert was beautiful and it was lovely to see Arabian oryx, gazelles and large lizards. Breakfast at Al Maha was so tasty and they even brought me out a birthday cake for my special day.

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