The numerous attractions dotted throughout the country are encouraging many tourists to take part in city tours. In contrast,  If you are interested in seeing Dubai’s skyline from a bird’s-eye view, you should consider taking helicoptor tours.

The tour will portray most of Dubai’s skyline, including landmarks from the past and modern-day wonders. Seeing the largest manmade structures from a height is an incredible experience.

Helicoptor Tours

Things to keep in mind prior booking:

  • The time of day that you book your helicopter tour affects how good it is for you. Early in the morning, you will be able to see the skyline of Dubai quite clearly.
  • It is also important to consider the weather conditions when planning the helicopter ride. If you intend to travel, check the local weather forecast.
  • Pricing for the ride will be based on its length. During a long-lasting tour, you can experience the thrill of flying for a long period of time.

Listed below is an overview of various helicopter tours ranging from private tours with your loved ones to joint tours with other passengers:

12 Minutes Iconic Tour

As you depart from the Dubai Police Academy, you will enjoy breathtaking sights of the palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. Fly over the World Islands and the breathtaking beaches of Dubai as your aerial tour continues. The view is graced with Burj Khalifa,which is the tallest building in the world, as well as other artfully built skyscrapers at the Business Bay. You’ll leave Dubai with unforgettable memories.

Key observations : Burj Al Arab,The Palm Jumeirah, The Jumeirah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Godolphin, Business Bay.

17 Minutes Palm Tour

Get an aerial view of some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks from the air, departing from Jumeirah Heliport and taking in views of Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, and the World Islands. Check out some of the top record-holder structures- like the tallest building Burj Khalifa and the tallest hotel – JW Marriott. On this tour, you will marvel at the Jumeirah coastline, Port Rashid and the UAE’s largest flag as you proceed further.

Key observations : Burj Al Arab Hotel, The World Islands, The Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, The Jumeirah Coastline, Port Rashid, UAE Largest Flag, Burj Khalifa

22 Minutes Vision Tour

Enjoy a sensational helicopter tour of the City of Vision taking off from the Dubai Police Academy. Discover world wonders such as The Palm Jumeirah, The Atlantis Hotel, and The World Islands from the air. You will also experience the thrill of aerial sight-seeing at famous Dubai shorelines and beaches, such as the breathtaking Burj Al Arab, an iconic seven-star hotel and the world’s tallest structure. Get a bird’s eye view of Old Dubai from the air, where historical landmarks such as the Old Souk, Heritage Wind Towers and the Dubai Creek are located. A visit to Dubai is not complete without experiencing the Vision Tour

Key observations : 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, The traditional areas of old Dubai

30 Minutes The Grand Tour

A portion of the tour takes a look at the “Ain Dubai” Ferris wheel, which is known as the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, as well as Bluewaters Island. The tour also offers views of Emirates Hills, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Marina, the iconic Burj Al Arab, and the Palm Jumeirah. You will get to see the Sea Horse Island and the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa along with Dubai Frame, the biggest picture frame in the world, as you cruise towards the coast of Jumeirah. We also take a peek into the famous Dubai Creek, an artificial waterway that was constructed for the easy passage of trade ships and the old-style buildings that add a mysterious air to Dubai’s rich past.

Key observations : Emirates Hills, Jumeirah Lakes, Blue Waters, Ain Dubai, Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah, The Atlantis Hotel, The World Islands, Burj Khalifa, Old Dubai, Heritage Towers Dubai Creek, Dubai Frame

40 Minutes Odyssey Helicopter Ride

A 40-minute helicopter tour is the ultimate experience in Dubai. On this tour, you will see Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach,  Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands and Burj Khalifa from an unparalleled perspective. We also visit the heritage sites of Dubai, like the Dubai Creek. By flying over Dubai, people are able to see other spectacular views of the city, including Meydan Race Course, Emirates Hills, Jebal Ali Port and Jebal Ali Palm. 

Key observations : Burj Al Arab,The World Islands, The Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, Burj Khalifa, The Jumeirah Marina, Jebel Ali Palm, Jumeirah Lakes, Meydan Race Course, Business bay, Dubai canal, Dubai Creek, Heritage site, Wind Towers

Travel Tips for the Helicoptor Ride:

  • Closed shoes, like smart shoes or sneakers, are the best choice for your flight. The only shoes allowed are those tied up with a lace; no sandals or slip-ons. As a result, you should have no trouble climbing into the helicopter safely.
  • Wearing dark clothing will make the helicopter’s windows less glaring.
  • It is possible that certain tour providers will require you to present a passport before boarding.
  • A bag is not permitted inside the helicopter. Lockers are available free of charge for storage of bags or coats.
  • Earrings may block your headphones, so do not wear them.
  • Pre-flight, if you are susceptible to motion sickness, take your medication.
  • Booking a private tour may be required if you would like a guaranteed window seat.
  • Make sure your camera’s lens is close to a window to reduce reflections, and use high-speed film
  • Keep your phone in airplane mode to avoid electromagnetic interference.

Here’s wishing you a great helicopter tour in Dubai. Best wishes for a safe flight and savor the panoramas!