While there are numerous companies offering safaris, there’s no better way to experience this once in a lifetime trip than with Platinum Heritage’s Platinum Luxury Desert Experience. The ultimate retreat in Dubai is an amazing must-visit desert safari experience.
Platinum is designed exclusively for global travelers with a taste for the high-end and Platinum Heritage. It is the only company in the entire country with the privilege of operating on the private grounds of the desert retreat of Royal family members. The experience is expertly designed to evoke the mystery and allure of Arabian life and the majesty of the desert, all with the finest modern luxuries one can find anywhere in the world at hand. With a maximum capacity of 75 guests, it is extremely intimate and depending on the time of year, extremely difficult to secure a reservation be sure to book well in advance!
Unlike other safaris, Platinum Heritage offers a customized experience tailored to your pace and preferences. Guests are driven in brand-new Range Rovers through the dunes of the Dubai Desert reserve, where they can gaze upon exotic Arabian oryx, gazelles, and native desert animals just meters away. Once there, your itinerary will be designed to maximize your experience. Bird-watchers can visit an exclusive Royal lake that is legendary for its sanctuary for rare desert birds. Those looking for more adventure can take part in a falconry demonstration at an exclusive location, where they can delight in the thrill of watching Peregrine and Barbary falcon swoop above their heads. Sunset camel rides to private cabanas are another option, for those looking for a taste of the Bedouin experience. Regardless of which adventures you choose, your host will make sure you fuel up with sunset canapes before dinner, complete with white truffle infused custard, blue swimmer crab, caviar, smoked lamb, blackened salmon and Maldon sea salt en route fine.
Fine Dining Under the Stars
Guests can relax after a day in the desert sands with a spectacular six-course private meal, taken in a private oasis amid the peace of the dunes at dusk, decorated with fine carpets, soft cushions, and traditional lanterns. Feast on grilled salmon, king prawns, rib eye steak, grilled chicken, vegetable moussaka and other delicious, local options. Step outside your tent and sit by the fire to take in the spectacular constellations of the night sky, with the aid of a new high-powered telescope. Those who wish to can experience dancing, music, and traditional activities including smoking a water pipe. Once you have finished, your Range Rover and driver will return to take you back to the city.
Luxury You Can Feel Good About
Best of all, Platinum Heritage is committed to sustainable experiences. It eschews the environmentally catastrophic type of off-roading called “dune bashing”. Treating its visitors instead to a more gentle drive over the dunes, where exotic wildlife can be seen and not disturbed on routes designed by conservation experts. The safari operates fully on solar power, and exclusively uses natural materials such as stone, wood, and goat hair to construct authentic and environmentally sustainable oasis. In the spirit of giving back to local communities, the safari arranges voluntary clean-up days in the desert, and they host school field trips to educate the children about conservation. A portion of proceeds from every guest is donated towards local conservation efforts, so you can feel good knowing that your luxury trip will help ensure that generations to come can enjoy the splendor of the desert.
It’s little wonder, then, that Platinum Heritage is the top-ranked safari in Dubai. For authenticity, exclusivity, and desert romance, this safari can’t be missed.
Visit the Platinum Heritage website for more information.
Written by DLX contributor Beth Doane.
All images courtesy of Beth Doane.