Learn how to fly a falcon on a 5-hour small-group falconry experience from Dubai. With a group, travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4×4 vehicle, and learn about the UAE’s passion for falconry. After a wildlife drive through the reserve to a hunting camp, take turns with other group members to fly a bird from your glove and see training displays. If you want to make the experience more special, upgrade to enjoy breakfast afterward at Al Maha Desert Resort. Numbers are limited to 12 for an intimate experience.
As you travel, listen as your driver-guide talks about the country’s love of falconry. Hear how the activity derived from a form of Bedouin hunting, when tribes would capture prey to supplement their diet with meat.
After roughly 40 minutes, arrive at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the national park where your small-group falconry experience takes place. First, take a wildlife-spotting drive through the reserve as you hear about the animals and plants that thrive here. Twist around the dunes and watch for local creatures such as Arabian oryx, antelope, hares and lizards.
Then, meet one of the reserve’s qualified falconers and start your interactive experience with a number of falcons, kestrels and other birds of prey, all from an exclusive family collection. With practical tips from your trainer, take an active part in the birds’ daily training session. Wear a falconry glove and fly the birds from your fist to collect food and return to your hand.
During your 1.5- to 2-hour session, see demonstrations of ancient and modern training techniques, and watch the birds as they soar through the sky and dive for their bait. Marvel at their speed and listen as the falconer describes their innate hunting instincts. When your session finishes, travel back to your hotel where your tour ends.
|Falconry Experience operating hours are as follows::|
|Tour Duration||5 hours|
|Start Timing||05:00 AM|
|End Timing||10:00 AM|
|Reporting Time||04:30 AM|
|Pick-up Point||Hotel or Residence|
|Days of Operation||Monday - Sunday (All week days)|