Spend a night in the desert

Book a tour to experience traditional Bedouin life, food and entertainment

Spend a night in the desert

It wasn’t always soaring skyscrapers and landmark developments in the UAE. This is, after all, a desert land, and you can turn back the sands of time and explore the country’s rich roots.

Go on a fun-packed desert safari with tour organisers Platinum Heritage to discover the Bedouin way of life in Dubai. Spot wildlife, enjoy a falconry display and eat traditional Emirati dishes under the stars, enjoying an authentic Arabian experience. You’ll also get there in a vintage Land Rover – great fun.

If it’s luxury you want, however, you can also enjoy the delights of the desert with more than a few five-star trappings thrown in. Book a stay at the magnificent Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, set in Abu Dhabi’s stunning Empty Quarter. It’s the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world and from the hotel you can ride a camel, go fat biking, dune biking or just enjoy a leisurely stroll over the sands.

The plush hotel also has a wide range of superb facilities to make your break even more special.

However you decide to do it, getting out of the city is a great way to take a step back in time.
Dubai: Dhs995 (overnight desert safari), Platinum Heritage, www.platinum-heritage.com (04 440 9827).
Abu Dhabi: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Road, qasralsarab.anantara.com (02 8862088).

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