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Dubai Air & helicopter tours

Our most recommended Dubai Air & helicopter tours

Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

1. Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

Explore the sights of Dubai on a thrilling helicopter tour. Enjoy refreshments before feeling the thrill of taking off from the Dubai Police Academy Helipad. View city highlights like the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai Canal before landing. Take off in your 12-minute helicopter tour from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad. Enjoy a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. Fly above sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. See the JW Marquis Marriot, the tallest hotel in the world. Make the most of unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the structures at Business Bay. Let the logistics be taken care of and relax with an air-conditioned return transfer from your hotel in Dubai by selecting the "with transfer" option.

Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

2. Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 17- or 25-minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views. 

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

3. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

Your hot-air balloon ride begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from the hotel. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to the Margham desert. Stop and have a warm cup of coffee or tea once you arrive. Drive through the Dubai desert to your take-off location. Snap some pictures as the balloon inflates in the desert. Float above the Arabian desert and witness the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground. Fly with falcon and experience breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and try to spot some native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

Dubai: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

4. Dubai: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

Make your stay in Dubai more memorable with a 17-minute helicopter flight over The Palm Jumeirah, and enjoy breathtaking views of the city's sights. Climb aboard your helicopter at the Dubai Police Academy, and look down on the scenic beauty of the Burj Al Arab, built in the form of the sail of a sailing ship, and the only 7-star hotel in the world. Look down on the luxury developments of The Palm Jumeirah, part of the Palm Island project and home to the iconic Atlantis Hotel. Get a closer view of the Burj Khalifa and the city's Business Bay District. Enjoy panoramic views of some of Dubai's record-breaking structures, such as the world's tallest hotel (JW Marriot), Emirates Towers, and Dubai Mall (the largest shopping mall in the world). Return to Mother Earth with memories to last a lifetime.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

5. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

Feel the thrill of seeing the sun rise over the Dubai desert as you soar at an altitude of 4000-feet during this hot air balloon tour from Dubai. Wake up with a hot morning coffee or tea before your flight.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of taking off. Admire sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and the distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. After landing, travel to an authentic Bedouin camp to fill up with a delicious breakfast. Feel the thrill of a desert camel ride. Capture pictures with a magnificent falcon to share with friends and family back home. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

6. Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

Climb aboard for an exciting helicopter flight from the Dubai Police Academy, and then fly over the breathtaking wonders of Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Look down on the unique World Islands archipelago. Cruise above the beaches of Dubai and see the Burj al Arab from a different perspective. Admire the world's tallest building from up high as you get closer to the Burj Khalifa. Fly over the heritage area of Al Fahidi to see the historical wind towers. Pass over the spice bazaar of the Old Souk and the monuments of Dubai Creek. Listen to a commentary from your live guide and ask any questions you may have.

Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

7. Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea before experiencing picturesque views of sweeping sand dunes and stunning mountains. Spot wildlife roaming below you like oryx and sand gazelles. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of lifting off. Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

8. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride. Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

9. Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

Marvel at views of the Arabian Desert from above with a thrilling hot air balloon flight tour from Dubai. Transfer from your hotel to the landing site and catch the sunrise over the sand. Meet a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a gourmet breakfast. Begin your balloon adventure with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to begin the adventure. You’ll float above the Arabian Desert for about an hour in the rising morning sun. In addition to seeing giant red sand dunes you’ll be on the lookout for camels, wild gazelles, vivid green oases, date farms, and the ever-changing shadows on the desert landscape. Keep an eye out for the mighty Arabian oryx in their natural habitat. Once you have landed, drive to a private desert conservation reserve and freshen up in the clean, private bathrooms. Get the opportunity to take a photo with a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon, a fruit platter, and more.  After the end of this magical ride you’ll be transferred back to the city and dropped off at your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

10. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Take in the breathtaking views of the Arabian Desert and Dubai skyline from 4,000 feet and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and making your way to the departure site. Be greeted with a pre-flight coffee and tea before hopping aboard a hot air balloon with an experienced guide. Ascend up to 4,000 feet and witness Dubai’s glittering skyline, the Hajar Mountains, and bright green oases across the vast Arabian Desert. Capture incredible photos as you drift above the world. As you glide, look out for the Arabian Oryx, gazelles, and wandering camels in their natural habitat as the sun rises over the Arabian Desert. Once back on the ground, enjoy a return transfer back to your hotel.

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The whole family had such an extraordinary experience. From the driver to the pilot to the hosts at the camp, everyone was welcoming and made sure that we are comfortable and had fun. There was a drone show, of course the balloon ride for an hour, a trip to a camp , a delicious open buffet breakfast, camel ride and falcon encounter. It was an amazing trip for all ages from 9 to 45. Worth every penny. I would highly recommend and would go again.

Fantastic experience! Everything went smoothly from checking in with kind helpful staff. The helicopter pilot was very professional and informative. The views of the palm and the iconic attractions were spectacular. Definitely recommend a+++

Really nice experience my daughter and I love it. They have professional people doing the activity. Easy to book through the app. They always keep in touch with you for wherever you need.

This is must it is an amazing experience… great company special experience captain of the flight was fabulous

Everything worked wonderfully. great flight The pilot points out the sights. Highly recommended.