Day Trips from Dubai to Etihad Towers

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Our most recommended Dubai Air & Helicopter Tours

  • Dubai: City Helicopter Tour

    1. Dubai: City Helicopter Tour

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the city's sights from above on a helicopter tour. Capture unobstructed, panoramic views of Dubai's record-breaking structures. Admire the world's tallest building from up high as you get closer to the Burj Khalifa. Cruise over the beaches of Dubai and see the Burj Al Arab's sail-like structure from a different perspective. Watch the Palm Jumeirah and its luxurious residences fan out below you. See the iconic facade of the Atlantis standing tall at the head of the man-made island.

  • 12-Minute Dubai Helicopter Tour

    2. 12-Minute Dubai Helicopter Tour

    Your 12-minute helicopter tour takes off from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad and quickly offers you a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. As your aerial tour continues you’ll fly above the sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at the architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world and the JW Marquis Marriot, which is the tallest hotel in the world. You’ll also have unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the impressive structures at the Business Bay. So, 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.

    We enjoyed the tour, but we were expecting to see Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis from closer positions, and the helicopter passes away from them. Nevertheless, I recommend the experience. El tour ens ha agradat, pero pensavem que veuríem el Burj Khalifa, el Burj Al Arab i l’Atlantis d’aprop, i no ha estat aixi. L’helicopter passa una mica lluny. Ho recomenem igualment.

  • Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

    3. 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 12, 15, 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....

    Great experience and a must do. You have to find a taxi yourself after because no taxis are near the business office at the palms. We walked about 15 min to where they were located but still worth it

  • Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

    4. 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 a 4-hour 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.

    Despite corona and Ramadan everything went smoothly - from booking to the end. Especially, for the first time it is a must see, flying over the desert with beautiful view of the sunrise. Pickup on time in air conditioning bus. Also the drop on the way back went good. Balkon Ride as expected last for one hour. Afterwards nice ride with a safari jeep to the camp. Camp made delicious buffet, with opportunities to take Picture with falcons and riding camels. However the time at the camp were too short: only one hour. All in all nice experience especially for the first time. Thus 5 stars

  • Dubai: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

    5. 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.

    Have done this before, shorter journey, but today felt very different, very safe in Franciscos capable driving, loved the jet ski trails on the gulf

  • Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

    6. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

    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. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up, take photos with a falcon, and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Finally, be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

    It was a great experience overall. All the guides were professional and helpful. It was truly a dream come true and all thanks to this tour I have amazing memories to take with me.

  • Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

    7. 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.

    This particular 22-minute flight is perfect for someone who may be flying in a helicopter for the first time. The helicopter pilot was very professional, he used very subtle movements to while controlling the helicopters movements. A moderate speed, great view, and the pilot pointing out points of interest make this a great way to view the city, especially if viewing it for the first time. Outstanding value for the money!

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

    8. 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 ...

  • Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    9. Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

    Take off from the Dubai Police Academy helipad and then ascend towards the Emirates Mall, the Jumeirah Lakes, and Emirates Hills. Turn towards the Marina and see the Ain Dubai, the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Head inland to the famous 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Fly over the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, and The World Islands Arhipelagago. As you reach the Jumeirah shoreline, admire the stunning Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Fly onwards to Port Rashid and finally Dubai Creek, where you will see the most historic buildings of the city situated next to modern developments.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 47,963 reviews

Amazing experience, our guide Mujeeb was very friendly and also explained us many interesting things about dubai and the UAE. The camp with the dinner was very nice as well. Highly recommended!!

We had a awesome time on our desert Safari. Our guide was awesome. The entire experience was great. He also took some amazing pictures of us which is always a plus in our book.

Safari guide Mohammed was amazing! Super helpful and we had a fantastic ride! The red dunes and the dancers at the camp were amazing!

Our tour was really cool and our guide Arif was in a great mood and he was very helpful. Definitely a must see when in Dubai.

We did this tour today and we had a lot of fun, but best of all was our driver Arif he made the tour unforgettable.