Set off on a new adventure


In the words of the famous poet William Henry Davies, “What is this life if, full of care; We have no time to stand and stare…….A poor life this if, full of care; We have no time to stand and stare.”

The fast-paced city life often gets us so tangled up in everyday chores and luxuries, that we tend to forget the solace in simplicity and taking time out to breathe and reflect on life as it is, and the things that really matter.

Real Expeditions offers you a unique opportunity to not only enjoy the desert wildlife and its serene expanse, but to also go back to basics, rough it out and find strength in challenging your limits with a set of thrilling activities bound to satiate the appetite of every adventure enthusiasts.

Rome was not built in a day, and neither is a true desert expedition. Our carefully crafted 2 and 3-day adventures help you soar to new heights, explore the desert landscapes, get in touch with nature and develop an appreciation for the Middle Eastern culture.

What you can expect


We take our expeditions seriously, and nothing we’ve planned as part of our ‘authentic desert adventure’ is what you would expect as an everyday tour or experience package. Get ready to be taken out of your comfort zone for an all-natural hands-on adventure that will teach you how to learn to appreciate fending for yourself and getting truly involved with every aspect of your environment.

Start off by arriving at the Real Expedition campsite in the afternoon where our highly qualified instructor provides you with a brief introduction and safety guidance, taking time to understand your specific requirements while you enjoy a refreshing drink. From here starts your ‘real expedition’!

Our packages are complemented by a number of activities ranging tandem paragliding, horseback riding day trips, desert biking, mountain trekking and survival training. Choose from a detailed 2-day or all-round 3-day package.

2-day Authentic Desert Adventure (1 night, 2 days)


Get ready to leave comfort behind and embrace the natural beauty of the desert. Starting at the campsite, the adventure here really begins when you are driven to our ‘tandem paragliding’ site where you are strapped up along with our instructor for a 10 to 15-minute ride as you soar above the Mleiha desert with a bird’s eye view of the desert. Take this time to truly appreciate the majestic beauty of nature, enjoy the moment and reflect on those things important to you. After taking in the sights from your vantage point miles above, we then head back to the campsite to relax a bit before getting ready for a delectable real Bedouin dinner around the campfire accompanied with local music to add an unforgettable atmosphere to the starry desert sky.

The second day kick-starts with an early breakfast before you embark on one of our majestic horses for a 4-hour trail in the lap of nature and all it has to offer. Stop after this for a local lunch to get your energy going before you continue down the trail by pushing the peddle on your ‘fat bike’ via a guided tour through the beautiful landscape of Al Faya.

Note: the order of activities may change to accommodate weather conditions

3-day Authentic Desert Adventure (2 nights, 3 days)


Going beyond the slightly more conventional 2-day package, when you decide to stay with us for 3 days to get an all-round journey; we pack your days with adventure and adrenaline pumping experiences. Day 1 starts off in the morning hours as you are taken through a thrilling 4-hour horseback riding expedition amidst the picturesque Al Faya desert where you can get a touch of wildlife, unconnected to the modern world. After breaking for a local lunch to fuel your energy, we then continue in the evening to soar above the desert into the skies as you tandem paraglide at parallel with the birds before the sun sets beyond the horizon. The day closes with a wholesome Bedouin dinner and a live cooking station as all gather around a campfire accompanied by local music to add an unforgettable atmosphere to the starry desert sky.

Wake up to the surreal peace and quiet of the desert with distant birds chirping on day 2 to enjoy an early breakfast, fueling you up for action packed events. Gear up and head out into the desert with our experienced instructor on fat bikes for a desert biking adventure as you explore a new 3-hour trail for a new view on the wildlife and natural habitats while staying healthy. Head back to the camp to recoup and taste a mouth-watering authentic lunch and take some time to relax. As the sun starts to set, we head out for the first half of our survival training where we support you in tacking various challenges to help you progress in your level of mental and physical endurance with the help of our certified instructor. After a tiring but fulfilling ‘all hands on deck’ day, head back to the campsite for yet another delicious dinner and soulful Middle Eastern music as you chatter and enjoy the rest of the evening with friends you’ve developed stronger bonds with over the last few days.

It’s not time to say goodbye yet! Wake up to day 3 and a hearty breakfast before you head for an early guided morning trek to the mountain top to enjoy the awe-inspiring sunrise. From here, you continue to complete your gruelling survival training staggered over the day. The expedition is designed to not only help you achieve what you earlier considered unachievable, but to also give you a true appreciation for the lifestyle of the difficult but fulfilling lifestyle of the local Bedouins in the challenging environment long before modern day comfort. Day 3 includes a self-cooked lunch in the desert with the help and guidance of our instructor.

Note: the order of activities may change to accommodate weather conditions

Booking your experience


2-day Authentic Desert Adventure
AED 3000
per person

2-day Authentic Desert Adventure

Including a professionally shot and edited GoPro video.

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3-day Authentic Desert Adventure
AED 4000
per person

3-day Authentic Desert Adventure

Including a professionally shot and edited GoPro video.

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