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1. Burj Khalifa
The iconic centerpiece of Dubai is located next to the world’s second-largest shopping mall – The Dubai Mall and one of my favorite spots to hang out. Anyone visiting the emirate has to go up and enjoy the 360 unobstructed views of the city.
The best time to be on the observation decks located on L124, 125 and 148 would have to be close to sunset, so you get to see the transformation of the city from day to night which is a view to itself. Once on top, you can see the coastline, the main road – Sheikh Zayed Road, which was used in the movie Star Trek: Beyond, The Dubai Fountains, Business Bay, Downtown Dubai Districts, parts of Old Dubai and other districts out in the desert.
The cost of a General Admission Adult ticket is USD 54 and for children aged 4-12 is USD 44 and below 4 is free. It’s best to book your tickets online and 2-3 days in advance as they get sold out quickly. There is a
Once your back down, go watch the Dubai Fountains which is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It’s 10 mins and plays every 30 mins and the evening shows start at 6 pm and go on till 11 pm.
After you’ve watched this, turn your cameras back to Burj Khalifa as LEDs displayed across 109,252 square meters of the tower, turns it into the world’s largest light show.
2. Aerial Tours
Dubai Seawings Seaplane
Providing aerial tours of the UAE, taking off from the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club through which you can discover the thrill of traveling by seaplane. Whisking passengers to 1500 feet, the route soars past the iconic city skylines, offering sublime views of the country?s architectural marvels. Like the very first plane to land in Dubai, their amphibian aircraft is geared towards a luxurious experience.
Flights operate from 9 am to 5 pm from June to September and 9 am to 4.30 pm from October to May. They have 3 tours – Seawings Snapshot, Seawings Signature and Seaplane Tour to Abu Dhabi & Ferrari World.
Seawings Snapshot Tour is an action-packed 20-minute tour, with the take-off over Dubai Creek and soaring above the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and Palm Jumeirah. As you look out you get a unique view of this future-forward city bordered by the stunning Arabian coastline, the Creek and the dramatic city landscape. It?s the perfect tour if you?re short on time. Prices for an adult is USD 255 and for a child USD 798 (inclusive of VAT)
Seawings Signature Tour is a thrilling 45-minute flight with the take-off in the comfort of their state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and sets your pulses racing as you soar over Dubai attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, Palm Jumeirah (the world?s largest man-made archipelago, shaped like a palm) and The World Islands. Prices for an adult is USD 484 and for a child USD 411 (inclusive of VAT)
Seaplane Tour to Abu Dhabi & Ferrari World allows you to enjoy aerial views of Dubai before landing at Yas Island. Flying past Burj Khalifa to The World Islands, Palm Jumeirah to the coastline of Abu Dhabi and landing over shimmering waters and be transferred to Ferrari World to enjoy a range of rides and attractions before you return by road to Dubai. The cost for an adult is USD 484 and for a child USD 411 (inclusive of VAT)
You can book your flights here.
For those of you worried about landing on water, I can tell you from personal experience it’s much softer than landing on a regular runway.
If you don’t like the idea of taking a seaplane to see Dubai, there is always the option of a helicopter tour. Heli Dubai‘s aerial tours are thoughtfully designed to ensure an unforgettable experience for all.
From the internationally renowned Burj Khalifa and world-famous Burj Al Arab to the spectacular The World Island and The Palm Jumeirah, our aerial tours ensure a unique unobstructed view of Dubai in well-appointed helicopters. Taking off from the HeliDubai Jumeirah Heliport (Dubai Police Academy), you can choose from the 12-minute, 17-minute, 22-minute or 40-minute tour.
The Iconic Tour is a 12-minute flight taking you past Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah, The Jumeirah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Godolphin, Business Bay and, The Dubai Canal. The cost is USD 176 per person inclusive of VAT.
The Palm Tour which is a 17-minute tour departing from the Helidubai Jumeirah Heliport and witness the astonishing views of the Palm Jumeirah, the Burj Al Arab, and the World Islands. You get a close look at some of the record holder structures- like the tallest building Burj Khalifa and the tallest hotel -JW Marriott Hotel. As the tour continues, you will be amazed by the breathtaking sights of the Jumeirah coastline, the famous Port Rashid and be awed with the biggest flag of the UAE.
Vision Tour, 22 minutes covering Burj Al Arab, The World Islands, The Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai canal, Dubai Creek, The Wind Towers in Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek Golf Course, The Jumeirah Coastline and the traditional areas of old Dubai like The Heritage Wind Towers, The Old Souk, and the Dubai Creek are historically situated
You can book your flights here.
I have to mention here both modes of travel are a bit loud and noisy even with earpieces on