1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. The Palm Jumeirah

Dubai: Helicopter and Desert Safari Combo Tour

Product ID: 43457
Take to the skies above Dubai on a helicopter tour and into the Arabian desert on a Bedouin safari on this combination package. Admire the city’s amazing architecture from the air, and then head into the desert for dune bashing, a BBQ dinner, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

In the reception area of your Dubai hotel (for the desert safari portion)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Marvel at the Burj Khalifa, Palm jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab from a helicopter
  • Experience the thrill of dune bashing and a camel ride in the Arabian desert
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner and entertainment at a desert Bedouin camp
Full description
Experience the best of Dubai on this 6-hour combined helicopter tour and desert safari!

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. You’ll depart from a helipad at The Palm Jumeirah, and fly like a rock star for 15 minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky!

See Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from the unique perspective of a helicopter. Each helicopter features 5 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views.

As you take off from Palm Jumeirah, you’ll soar over the beautiful Persian Gulf coastline and Palm island, and pass right by the Burj Al Arab and World Islands.

Heading inland, you’ll fly over Union Square, Sheikh Zayyed Road, and the Mall of the Emirates. Of course, no helicopter tour of Dubai would be complete without cruising past the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building!

On your desert safari you’ll drive into the Arabian desert to an authentic Bedouin locale. Experience dune bashing en route to the desert campsite, where you’ll be served a sumptuous dinner.

Enjoy a shisha (Arabic water pipe) and the entertainment provided by a belly dancer. Other activities include a camel ride, henna painting, a falconry demonstration, and more.

You can choose to take both tours on the same day or on 2 different dates (all subject to availability at the time of confirmation).
  • 15-minute helicopter flight
  • Desert safari
  • BBQ dinner
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Round-trip transfers (for the desert safari)
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off for the helicopter flight portion
  • Alcoholic beverages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that you have to make your own way to the Atlantis helipad for the helicopter part of the tour; hotel pickup and drop-off are only included for the desert safari section of the tour
• The duration of the helicopter flight is 15 minutes and the desert safari is 6 hours
• Helicopter tours operate from 10:00 to 15:30, every 20 minutes (subject to availability)
• Reporting time for the helicopter tour is 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID
• Desert safaris are scheduled from 15:00 until 21:00, and include pick-up and drop off at your Dubai hotel
• You can choose to take both tours on the same day or on 2 different dates (all subject to availability at the time of confirmation)

Helicopter specifications:
• Euro copter AS 350 B3
• Turbomeca Ariel 2B1 engine 847shp
• 5 passengers maximum capacity
• 380 kilograms maximum combined passenger weight
• 120 knots or 222 kilometers maximum cruising speed
• 435 kilometers range
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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There is no way to see the Palm Tree, the Islands of the World, the Burj el Arab and the city with its imposing Burj Khalifa from the air. On the other hand, the spectacular safari, from the adrenaline rush of the trip through the dunes, the sunset, riding a camel and enjoying traditions and a local show. Highly recommended.

November 23, 2019

The helicopter ride and the Desert Safari was awesome and I would recommend this highlight to everyone. Only one was not very customer friendly. It was not clear that there was no pickup at the hotel for the helicopter flight. I got an email in the booth that I will pick up at 10:00 clock at the hotel. But that did not happen so that we called there and we have been informed that I have to go there by taxi. I just managed that.

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September 5, 2019

To 100% I can recommend this

The helicopter tour in the morning was very nice. The view from the helicopter is sensational! The desert safari was just as sensational. We were picked up punctually at the hotel and after we were all in the car we drove to the desert. After all the Land Rovers had gathered, we drove through the desert to the hold. The food as well as the shisha and the show with all tour guides was very good.

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April 30, 2019

Organized by

Alpha Tours Dubai

Product ID: 43457