Al Marmoor Evening Bedouin Experience

Dubai, UAE

From

Dubai

Start Time

14 hours 30 minutes

Duration

6 Hours

Overview

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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