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Serves 4

1.1kg thinly-cut skinless boneless chicken breast
½ cup lemon juice
2 tbsp tomato sauce
4 tbsp plain (Greek) yogurt
3 tbsp white vinegar
1 head garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp ginger powder (optional)
Nutmeg powder

Royal Treatment Desert Experience

Desert Gate are raising the bar in luxurious desert experiences with the newly opened VIP Majlis at their desert safari camp Asateer. You and your team will encounter the highest standards of comfort and luxury, with elegant seating, lavish 5* staff service and gourmet food options, all of which won’t fail to excite.


You and your team will be picked up in one of the new Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles, joined by knowledgeable and friendly Safari Guides. During the drive, the guides are willing to share the fascinating history and culture of the UAE and the importance of the desert ecosystem to their heritage.

An exciting and adventurous trip awaits you as you reach the starting point of the desert. However, you remain in the highest comfort as you cross the rugged sandy landscape since you can control the speed of your vehicle as well as the level of desired action.

When you reach the beautiful and authentic Bedouin campsite, a host of activities are there for the taking. Admiring the ‘sport of kings’ (falconry), a personal close up Camel Ride Experience, souvenir shops, a sand art station and the opportunity to try a traditional Arabic look with Henna Art and an Arabic Dress Area.

Asateer, your very own exclusive VIP seating area, allows you to relax and enjoy the evenings’ entertainment, with a personal butler to attend to your every need.

Throughout this imperial evening, a special shisha mix and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served to your table while you wait for your dinner. To end the evening in style, a special appearance of our Camel Herd walking for you in the spot light over the dunes.
A magnificent end to a beautiful day and night, experienced in the sand dunes.


A Culinary Journey:

Desert Gate have introduced an exclusive restaurant guide across the UAE and Oman. It includes recipes from the chefs of the carefully selected restaurants, including one from the DG Restaurant you will dine at in Asateer. Here is one of Feisal Ouda's Signature Dishes: 

Chicken Shawarma Sandwich

Rinse the boneless chicken breasts with fresh cold water then cut horizontally into thinner cuts of about ½ inch. Mix all ingredients in a blender, add to a bowl and mix well with the chicken, cover and let marinate in the fridge overnight.
When ready, grill the marinated chicken using a panini grill for about 15 minutes on medium heat. You can also cook the chicken on a BBQ grill. Once cooked, shred the chicken thinly and it is now ready to be wrapped in bread. Spread the chicken shreds along the diameter of pita bread, spread a bit of garlic paste, add some salty cucumber pickles, some French fries, and some grilled tomatoes, roll and enjoy.
Chef’s Tip:
Try marinating a mix of 75% chicken breast and 25% skinless boneless chicken thighs. The fat in the thighs gives the chicken a nice kick when grilled. Add grilled tomatoes in the sandwich instead of raw tomatoes.

Read the full Culinary Journey article here


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