Desert Safari’s are one of the top ranked excursions to do in Dubai. These safari’s come in many shapes & sizes. When I initially booked mines I was thinking 7 HOURS!!!! Since I am not an overly touristy type GAL, and don’t like guided tours I initially thought this would be torture. However, after reading the many reviews, and seeing the caliber or status of individuals who booked the same tour and enjoyed I thought why NOT?

In my previous post I discussed how important the HOTEL was to a vacation and how it could make or break the experience. I am equally particular on the the quality of excursions that I partake in. Platinum Heritage was the recommended service provider provided by Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. The price may appear a lot at first glance, but I encourage you to really look into what you are getting for the cost. I truly feel like I received a once in a lifetime experience. See as I outline below…

We opted for the Dinner Safari which included:

  • Pick up & Drop off from/to Hotel in Cadillac SUV (A driver who was friendly, personable, and with great sense of humor who made the 45 min – 1 hour drive enjoyable.)
  • Guided wildlife tour through safari on vintage land rover
  • Falcon demonstration during sunset; while sipping on sparkling date juice (which was delicious by the way)
  • Camel rides, henna tattoos, aromatic shish pipes, Arabic coffee, bread making, dinner, entertainment (dancers), and astrology discussion.


I’m sure I probably missed some items, but the MOST important thing that I left with was MEMORIES to last a lifetime!

The seven hours went by without notice, as the time had was so enjoyable. The food was absolutely delicious and fresh. The driver/tour guides and others along the route were all friendly and welcoming. I especially loved that they had a professional photographer who captured some of the moments more professionally then I could have.

I’ve seen others safari reviews and pictures and they didn’t do nearly as much as Platinum Heritage offered. Just in case you are wondering I am receiving NOTHING for providing this review. I just believe that when you get good service it should be advertised so others can have the same enjoyable experience.

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