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Desert dining in Dubai

Feast amidst the rolling Arabian dunes
Desert safaris are hugely popular for tourists visiting Dubai, and for good reason. Most feature a mix of culture and adventure, followed by a barbecue dinner in a desert camp with traditional majlis-style seating. But you can also dine out at award winning resorts with views over the Arabian Desert. Treat yourself to an authentic meal under the sky with these four desert dining options in Dubai.
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Platinum Heritage

Sand and stars

Platinum Heritage

Sand and stars

The five-star desert safari

Be whisked away from Dubai’s bright lights and skyscrapers, arriving on camel-back to an authentic-style desert camp, deep within the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Platinum Heritage has gone the extra mile to recreate a traditional Bedouin camp – with five-star facilities and high-end service. The luxury tour group offers a number of packages including an overnight camping trip, with the on-site traditional dinner highly rated. Guests are served traditional Arabic dishes, with the opportunity to try your hand at learning a few authentic cooking techniques.
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Al Maha Desert Resort

Arabian nights

Al Maha Desert Resort

Arabian nights

A fairy tale-finish to your desert adventure

A lush oasis in the depths of the desert, Al Maha manages to capture its guests’ imagination with its flawless Bedouin styling and service. Its restaurants are equally intriguing, with the Al Diwaan terrace offering an extensive Arabic and international menu, and sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding sands. For a meal that’s even more special, the Dune Dining experience takes guests to a secluded collection of flawless sand slopes, where your table – complete with white linen, silver service, and towering fire torches – awaits you for the ultimate in private dining.
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  Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai-Al Ain Road
  +971 4 832 9900

Your Romantic Getaway

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Arabian Adventures

An authentic taste

Arabian Adventures

An authentic taste

Lively barbecue with authentic Arabian flavours

Known for their thrilling activities and family-friendly desert safaris, Arabian Adventures also offers a selection of desert campsite visits. While their breakfast by the dunes experience is a good option for those looking to reconnect with the great outdoors, it’s their evening barbecue that’s the firm favourite to impress guests looking for a cultural infusion. An assortment of meaty grills and classic fresh mezze – think hummus and kibbeh – is served up as the sun sets and the campfire roars.
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Al Hadheerah

A cultural experience

Al Hadheerah

A cultural experience

Dine as the Bedouin tribes did

More than just a restaurant, Al Hadheerah offers an escape from the everyday. The immersive Bedouin-styled courtyard invites guests to a dining experience that is entertaining as it is delicious. The signature restaurant of luxury resort Bab Al Shams, Al Hadheerah offers an extensive selective of authentic favourites, prepared fresh across the 14 live cooking stations. After taking their seats in the richly-carpeted traditional tents, guests will enjoy meals while being regaled with live Arabic music, expert falconry demonstrations and talented oud players.
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  Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams, Al Qudra Road
  +971 4 324 4100