The combination of being in breathtaking desert scenery and the age-old tradition of mastering a magnificent bird makes for quite an incredible experience. This oldest of Dubai sporting activities – originally, falcons were used for hunting, to supplement the Bedouin diet with some meat, such as hare or houbara – provides a wonderful insight into an important part of the UAE’s cultural heritage. Dhs225 (for a 90-minute lesson). To book a session, call 04 435 6550 or check out www.shaheenxtreme.com.
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