We had a fabulous private tour through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with Platinum Heritage tours. The reserve was established in 1999.
Our guide Hosam deflated the tires on our luxury Range Rover and off we went into the desert. Along the way we learned about the medicinal qualities of the different plants growing in the desert and how to identify animal tracks. There were plenty of Arabian Oryx, Sand Gazelles and Mountain Gazelles on the way to Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, the first 5 star resort in the desert. At Al Maha we loved exploring the resort and enjoying a gourmet breakfast.
Pick up in a Ranger Rover from Dubai hotels between 7:00am-7:30am.
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.
Wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a luxurious Range Rover.
Arrive at the famous Al Maha Resort for a full gourmet breakfast with buffet and al-la-carte options.
Return to the hotel between 11:30am and 12:30pm
Platinum Tours https://www.platinum-heritage.com/conservation-drive/
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai is a private, guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel offers secluded tranquility and iconic vistas of the sweeping plains and Hajar Mountain massif. Take an unforgettable horse ride, camel trek or nature walk. Join a signature desert safari or practice the distinguished arts of archery and falconry. This 5-star hotel boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views and 42 suites combine discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques, local artifacts and thoughtful nuances. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dxbam-al-maha-a-luxury-collection-desert-resort-and-spa-dubai/