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Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

1. 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. 

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

Dubai: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

3. Dubai: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

Enjoy a cruise on a private luxury yacht and marvel at the Dubai skyline. Experience the lively atmosphere on deck and stop for a swim during the daytime cruise. Meet your private skipper at the Dubai Marina and board the gleaming, 42-foot private motor yacht. Amenities include a spacious sun deck, seating area, comfortable indoor saloon, cabins, a kitchen, and a washroom. Feel free to bring your own food and music for this open-water adventure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, such as Palm Island, Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Sheikh Palace, Marina Lagoon, and Jumeirah Beach. Settle on deck as you sail into the Persian Gulf. Soak up the panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline as you glide along the coast. Admire The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al-Arab, and towering Atlantis The Palm hotel. If you’ve chosen an evening cruise, marvel at the views of the floodlit landmarks and high-rises, all beautifully illuminated in the fading light. If your cruise is scheduled in the daytime, you can top up your tan as you enjoy the cooling sea breezes. Enjoy the music from the boat’s sound system or stop for a swim.

Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

4. Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

Experience the wonders of scuba diving on this 2-hour activity at Jumeirah Beach. This is a great opportunity for first-time divers to experience what it's like to actually breathe underwater. Marvel at the colorful coral and tropical marine life just off the beach without the need for a certification course. The certified scuba instructors will guide you step by step, providing safety and equipment briefings, as well as basic and practical demonstrations when in the water. When you’re ready, descend together with the instructor up to one meter under the water. Have time to get used to breathing through your regulator. After establishing breathing patterns, then descend another few meters. The gradual dive allows you to get accustomed to breathing with a regulator and familiarize yourself with being submerged. Your experienced dive instructor will lead you by the hand on your Introductory Scuba Dive around the Dubai dive site once you signal that you are ready. Here, you’ll enjoy up to 45-minute dive to a minimum depth of 5 meters (15 feet) and a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet). Underwater photos will be taken during your dive and posted on the company’s Facebook page. With a ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor, you'll enjoy personalized attention.

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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

6. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to 2 sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, The Walk at JBR the Beach, and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Red Route Tour stops: Red Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of Future 3. Al Seef 4. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. Dubai Frame Blue Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat3. Atlantis the Palm4. Dubai Marina5. JBR The Beach6. Marina Promenade7. Grosvenor House Dubai8. Mina Seyahi9. Mall of the Emirates

Dubai Chillout Ice Lounge: 1-Hour Experience

7. Dubai Chillout Ice Lounge: 1-Hour Experience

The Chillout Lounge is the Middle East’s first ice lounge and is a unique venue complete with ice sculptures and ice seating and sub-zero temperatures! On arrival you’ll be given thermal clothing to help keep you warm in the chilly temperatures. You’ll get a hooded parka, woolen gloves, and shoes and socks, if required. Spend a few minutes in the buffer zone area, at 5 degrees Celsius, to give your body time to adjust to the really low temperature in the main Chillout Lounge. Experience the unique technological innovation in refrigeration, lighting, and architecture on your 1-hour visit. From an architectural point of view, Chillout Lounge is an intriguing combination of ice, glass, and steel. The diffused lighting changes its colors at certain intervals and filters through crystal clear blocks of ice, creating low-lux hues of varying patterns. All these elements have been creatively orchestrated in one of the top ice lounge experiences in the world. The lounge serves hot soups, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, mocktails, and a variety of desserts and confectionary, making it the first of its kind in the world to serve hot food and beverages.

Big Bus Night Tour - Dubai Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

8. Big Bus Night Tour - Dubai Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best sights of Dubai and see it illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour bus tour that takes you around the city while educating you on the history of what is considered by some to be the best place to live in the Middle East. Explore this remarkable, modern, and vibrant city from a whole new perspective. Ride around town in a double-decker bus as you pass by Dubai's most famous landmarks. The recorded audio commentary available in 12 languages will tell you all about Dubai and its traditions, existing landmarks, and future projects during the tour. Hop off the Big Bus at Wafi Mall and enjoy the spectacular Egyptian-themed light and sound show in the Pyramids courtyard. You will see the impressive Deira City Centre, the Wafi and Raffles Hotel, and Sheikh Zayed Road, part of the longest highway in the United Arab Emirates. Then admire the Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world; at 2,723 feet (830 meters), it is truly an amazing sight. From there, explore many more of the city's famous attractions, including the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, JLT, Dubai Harbour, Atlantis the Palm, and Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

9. Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

Climb aboard a romantic dhow (a traditional Arabic sailing vessel) and cruise Dubai Marina on this delicious 2-hour dinner tour. Get up-close views of the unofficial 8th wonder of the world, The Palm Island complex (view from lagoons area), and enjoy a romantic ambiance from the moment you step onboard the 2-tiered boat. As you sail out of Dubai Marina Yacht Club and cruise up Dubai Channel, get glimpses of the stylish Jumeirah Beach Residences and the mega-yachts of Dubai Marina. Continue to The Blu water island and the Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai). All the while you’ll be tucking into an international and Asian buffet dinner, with unlimited soft drinks, mineral water, tea, and coffee. Soft Arabic, English, and Hindi music will sway with the gentle lapping of the waves, and the lithe movement of Tanura dancers will be an added exotic distraction.

Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

10. Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

Spend the day at Royal Island Beach Club, the 1st development on Dubai’s World Islands to open its doors to the public. This modern wonder is located just 7 miles off the coast, and at its heart lies the unique outdoor Lebanon Island. Your full-day access to the pool is ideal for the restaurant and 2 fully-stocked bars. Enjoy round-the-clock sunshine and attentive service from the staff. Volleyball pitches are available for the energetic, while those who prefer to chill can relax to soothing Balearic beats on comfortable sunbeds. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak by the hour. Come evening, the pool is the ideal location for an intimate dinner or party celebration, with breathtaking views of Dubai's lights as a backdrop.

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Amazing experience. Fernada was in constant communication before the trip, was updated on any small changes to the trip. Friendly staff and the views are amazing

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.

Very fun abs exciting experience, kind guide and very helpful, lovely pictures

It was a great experience the guide was super kind and caring