Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has extended its support to the launch of the new Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience, operated by Platinum Heritage. With the support of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, the project offers visitors a unique and authentic glimpse into the life of an Emirati Bedouin, with guests able to enjoy an immersive day out in the desert. The tour marks the first experience to be introduced as part of the new ‘Bedouin Collection’ on the roster of desert excursions currently offered by Platinum Heritage.
The camp is built around an oasis, with the Bedouin village reflecting days gone by when the Bedouin would go in search of sources of water to help them survive the arid nature of the desert. The enchanting village features a tent where guests can enjoy authentic meals and educational activities, a traditional goat enclosure, Bait Al Sha’ar (authentic Bedouin tents), and Al Hathira (a traditional building with a hollow interior where Bedouin traditionally hosted their guests).
Offering a unique adventure, the experience displays the significant elements of life in the desert, taking travellers back in time to highlight the cultural origins of the emirate. Guests are invited to sit in storytelling circles with Bedouins to hear magical tales and snippets of wisdom about their culture and heritage. Additional elements include a mesmerising falconry display and an Emirati Crafts Tour, showcasing the artistic flair from the nomadic community.