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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: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

2. Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

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

3. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Begin by enjoying a complimentary pre-flight coffee and tea before hopping aboard a hot air balloon with an experienced English-speaking guide. From above, witness Dubai’s city skyline and the endless desert, the Hajar Mountains, and bright green oases. Spot 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 drop-off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

4. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea. 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: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

5. 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: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, Quad Biking, and More

6. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, Quad Biking, and More

Your desert adventure begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for a refreshment and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your takeoff 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. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to Margham Desert to freshen up and have your photo taken with a falcon. Next up, you’ll have a safety talk before experiencing the thrill of quad biking over the desert dunes and enjoying a camel ride. On the safari, your guide will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle over towering sand dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. At your destination, enjoy an authentic Arabic-style breakfast before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: 25 Minute Helicopter Tour Over the City of Dubai

7. Dubai: 25 Minute Helicopter Tour Over the City of Dubai

Take a chance to see Dubai from above on a thrilling helicopter ride over the city. Experience a dramatic ascent to the historic creek where Dubai was born. From Atlantis The Palm, cross the Arabian Gulf and fly over The World Islands, before proceeding to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Admire the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road before and discover the captivating heritage architecture of Dubai Creek. On the way back, pass Port Rashid, Union House, and the Jumeirah Beach coastline. Then, swerve inland to see Dubai's Internet City, Jebel Ali Race Course, Emirates Living neighborhoods, Jumeirah Lake Towers, and Dubai Marina. Return back to land, exhilarated and ready for more.

Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

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

Your balloon adventure starts out with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert 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 Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

9. 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: Panoramic Shared Helicopter Ride from Atlantis Hotel

10. Dubai: Panoramic Shared Helicopter Ride from Atlantis Hotel

Get a birds-eye-view of the coastline and some of the many outstanding skyscrapers in downtown Dubai from the window of a helicopter on a 17-minute helicopter ride. Spot the Atlantis, The Palm and Jumeirah island, the iconic hotel Burj Al Arab, and the sandy Dubai coastline. Discover the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper at 828-meters high, and take a look at the upcoming Lagoon Project, the biggest swimming pool in the world.

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What people are saying about Dubai

We can only recommend the balloon ride as it was an unforgettable experience for us. Pick up was seamless, our driver was super friendly and we learned a lot about Dubai on the round trip. It didn't look good at the beginning, as dense fog had formed over Dubai and also at the originally planned launch site. But the situation was professionally informed, the starting point was relocated and our tour was able to start as planned. In our case, the fog even turned out to be a blessing, because of the thermals, our balloon ride lasted over 70 minutes. The balloon pilot was extremely competent and told/explained just as much. Can only recommend the seller.

We had an amazing morning hot air balloon ride. Fareed our driver was very friendly and helpful collecting us and dropping to hotel. Getting onto the balloon and taking off was a bit scary initially than but once we were up it was incredible. The 2 pilots ( I’m sorry I don’t remember your names!) were very professional and did an amazing smooth landing. Worth the money!

From pick up at 4am to drop off. Amazing experience. Highly recommend. Dune bashing wasn’t my favourite but it was fun. The hot air balloon was the highlight of my trip. They also ensure to catch sunrise unlike other companies who were late to fly. Best one hands down

It was truly amazing even better than I imagined it would be the staff were very kind and I had a great experience and get photos that I will remember for life.

Amazing experience, great informative pilot, pointing out some really interesting places and great stories. Really friendly and helpful.