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Food & Drink

Discover Dubai's best desert dining experiences

Mon, September 18, 2023

Treat yourself to a memorable meal as you gaze out across the Arabian dunes.

Treat yourself to a memorable meal as you gaze out across the Arabian dunes.


Enjoy a Bedouin feast

Bedouin feasts
Take a break from Dubai’s bright lights and arrive on camel to an authentic desert camp, deep within the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Platinum Heritage goes that extra mile to recreate a traditional Bedouin camp for you, while also offering five-star facilities and high-end service. The luxury tour group also has a number of packages to choose from, including an overnight camping trip, a feast of Arabic dishes and the opportunity to try your hand at learning Bedouin cooking techniques.

Admire the serene landscapes

Admire the serene landscape
Known for its thrilling activities and family-friendly desert safaris, Arabian Adventures also offers a selection of desert campsite visits. The breakfast by the dunes is a good option if you're looking to reconnect with the great outdoors, while the evening barbecue is great if you prefer 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.

Unwind in a secluded spot

A lush oasis in the depths of the desert, Al Maha manages to capture your imagination with its Bedouin-inspired style and service. Its restaurants are equally intriguing, with the Al Diwaan terrace offering an extensive Arabic and international menu, and spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding sands. For a meal that’s even more special, the Dune Dining experience takes you to a secluded collection of flawless sand slopes, where your table awaits you – complete with white linen, silver service and towering fire torches –  for the ultimate private dining encounter.

Sample some eco-luxury

Sonara Camp

A 30-minute drive from Downtown Dubai, Sonara Camp offers a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, complete with hammocks, snug seating areas and twinkling lights. Complementing a fine dining menu, featuring dishes like creamy vegetable risotto and roasted rack of lamb, is plenty of themed entertainment. From archery to fire displays to an interactive hawk show, there's something for every age and taste to enjoy. The eco-camp is nestled in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, so you'll also have the chance to spot local wildlife such as oryx and gazelles.


Discover five-star dining and family fun

friends at all hadheera

More than just a restaurant, Al Hadheerah offers an escape from the everyday. The immersive Bedouin-styled courtyard invites you to a dining experience that's as entertaining as it is delicious. Located in luxury resort Bab Al Shams, Al Hadheerah offers an extensive selection of authentic favourites, prepared fresh across live cooking stations. After taking your seat in the traditional tent, enjoy a delightful meal while being regaled with live Arabic music and expert falconry demonstrations.

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