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Dubai Air & helicopter tours

Our most recommended Dubai Air & helicopter tours

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: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

2. Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea before experiencing picturesque views of sweeping sand dunes and stunning mountains. Spot wildlife roaming below you like oryx and sand gazelles. 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: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

3. Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

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: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

4. 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 Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

5. 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: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

6. 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.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

7. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

Have an action-packed day in Dubai, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Admire the sunrise, and see the desert at the crack of dawn. Jump in the back of the SUV car, sit back as your driver rides through the sand and enjoy this adrenaline-pumping activity that will wake up all your senses. Enjoy a desert adventure that begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for refreshments and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red 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. Watch an in-flight falcon show and admire 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 dunes deep into the heart of the desert. Enjoy an authentic Arabic-style breakfast at your destination before being dropped off at your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

8. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

Your hot-air balloon ride begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from the hotel. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to the Margham desert. Stop and have a warm cup of coffee or tea once you arrive. Drive through the Dubai desert to your take-off location. Snap some pictures as the balloon inflates in the desert. Float above the Arabian desert and witness the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground. Fly with falcon and experience breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and try to spot some native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

9. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride. 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, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

10. Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Get unparalleled views of the Dubai sunrise on this private hot air balloon ride. Whether with a partner or in a group, this thrilling flight is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. The experience also includes an in-flight falcon show, a desert camel ride, and a post-flight breakfast. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dubai City and taken to a desert location for your private hot air balloon ride. On your flight, you'll watch a beautiful sunrise from 4000 feet. Spot desert wildlife and admire the landscape from an unrivaled perspective. To add to the amazement, watch an impressive in-flight falcon show organized just for your group. The excitement continues after landing, with a camel ride awaiting you post-flight. You’ll then enjoy a specially prepared buffet breakfast to top off the experience.  This activity can be personalized to your wishes, with celebratory add-ons like birthday cakes, flowers, and a red carpet balloon boarding all available upon request. Special proceedings are also available for marriage proposal flights.

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What people are saying about Dubai

The whole family had such an extraordinary experience. From the driver to the pilot to the hosts at the camp, everyone was welcoming and made sure that we are comfortable and had fun. There was a drone show, of course the balloon ride for an hour, a trip to a camp , a delicious open buffet breakfast, camel ride and falcon encounter. It was an amazing trip for all ages from 9 to 45. Worth every penny. I would highly recommend and would go again.

Fantastic experience! Everything went smoothly from checking in with kind helpful staff. The helicopter pilot was very professional and informative. The views of the palm and the iconic attractions were spectacular. Definitely recommend a+++

Really nice experience my daughter and I love it. They have professional people doing the activity. Easy to book through the app. They always keep in touch with you for wherever you need.

This is must it is an amazing experience… great company special experience captain of the flight was fabulous

Everything worked wonderfully. great flight The pilot points out the sights. Highly recommended.