Dubai Seaplane Tours

Dubai Seaplane Tours

Seawings enable you to have an unusual sightseeing experience across Dubai’s ever expanding coastal and unique skyline. The aeriel tour takes in Dubai’s most famous landmarks including The Palm Jumeirah, The Burj Khalifa, The World Islands, Burj Al Arab, Historic Dubai Creek, Port Rashid and more.

The Dubai sightseeing flights operate between 600-3000 feet high so you get great close up sights of the landmarks. I will never forget the site of Dubai Creek when we came into land, skimming across the waves until we came to a stop.

Dubai Seaplane Flight

Most of the flights depart from the Jebel Ali Golf Resort or The Dubai Creek and use a 9 seater float plane. There is no better feeling than bouncing along over the waves as the pilot applies full power, then everything turns smooth as the sea plane lifts into the sky. As it is only a small plane every seat has a window, so nobody misses out on the views below. The plane also passes over each landmark twice in opposite directions, to allow everybody on board the chance to take their photographs.

Book your seaplane tour here

Tips

Pre-book your Seaplane Flight as availability is limited at peak times

The plane has no toilet so make sure that you go prior to the flight

You get a free bottle of water on the flight so there is no need to take your own.

If you get on first, why not sit directly behind the pilot and watch how he fly’s the plane.

It’s pretty hot inside the plane, so travel in light clothing.

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Dubai Hot Air Balloon Rides

Dubai hot air balloon flights

Getting up early for sunrise guarantees breathtaking sights and amazing desert views. It is the ideal time for flying as the awesome and serene atmosphere adds to this particular balloon journey! Your balloon takes off from the wilderness oases located to the north of  Al Ain. It can about a good hour’s drive from Dubai. On arrival, you will depart, rising amongst impressive red sand hills. Watch as the balloon is inflated after which you’re rising upward into the early morning sun.

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight

If you are lucky, you will get views of the desert wildlife, such as Gazelles and Camels.

Breathe in the cool early morning breeze while you ascend up and up as well as admire the view outside as the sun’s very first rays flood the desert . The actual flight time is around 1 hour.

On touching down, enjoy chilled drinks as the pilot provides you with a personalized trip certificate, and souvenirs of your memorable hot air balloon trip . Be welcomed by the warmth from the desert inhabitants who  collect once your heat balloon offers landed.

Cost of Dubai Balloon Flights 

Hints:

Have an early night. The bus collects you very early in the morning!

This trip is probably not suitable for younger kids, and those elderly passengers who have difficulty moving as you need to climb into the fairly tall basket. Not recommended for children under 5 years old.

Availability can be limited therefore we suggest that you prebook your Dubai Balloon Flight online 

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Dubai Indoor Skiing

 

Indoor Skiing Dubai

Discover the ultimate Dubai indoor skiing resort at Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East! With an amazing mountain-themed wintery setting, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. Plus you can now meet and play with Ski Dubai’s newest residents; the Snow Penguins!

Ski Dubai is located in The Mall Of The Emirates, so can be combined with shopping and dining to make a full day. Tickets can be pre purchased online by clicking here.

You can start the day by rolling down in the Giant Ball run, jumping a 10ft. ramp, turning down the tube slides, sightseeing in the chairlift, or just relaxing over a hot chocolate at minus 4 degrees…

Ski Dubai

All of the family will enjoy real snow all year round in a world of winter sports and snow play!

Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Test your skills on the world’s first indoor black run or practice your turns on the gentle beginner slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts in the Freestyle Zone. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the huge interactive Snow Park, which at 3000 square meters is the largest indoor snow park in the world.

You don’t have to worry about ski clothing or equipment either. Ski Dubai has thought of it all and offers guests the use of winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment. Your skis will carry you down the slope, and our quad-chairlift and tow lift will promptly carry you back to the top for another run.

There are a number of themed restaurants; St Moritz Cafe at the entrance to Ski Dubai, and Avalanche Cafe at mid-station, with views of the slope. The exclusive retail shop, Snow Pro, has expert staff to advise you on your equipment needs and the team of professional Ski School instructors will guide you through the simple, fun process of learning to ski or snowboard.

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports, providing enjoyment and fun for all ages. Gliding through the soft snow is pure excitement and an unforgettable experience.

From the first time you slide timidly down our beginner slope to the moment when you tackle a more advanced run, you’ll feel part of the action and enjoy the thrill of skiing.
The Ski School offers a wide variety of lessons from learning the basics to improving/polishing your skills to get to the next level.

Ski Dubai has the world’s largest indoor Snow Park, an amazing 3000 square meters covered with snow.

Enjoy fun for the whole family in the world’s largest indoor snow park housing an amazing 3, 000 square meters of snow. Stick on your snow boots and enjoy Twin Track Bobsled runs, a Snow Cavern filled with interactive experiences, and Tobogganing hills. Visit the upgrade station for a ride on the Giant Ball or jump on the chairlift for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the entire park.

Ski Dubai Penguins

Come meet the world’s first ‘Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai’ introducing a colony of Gentoo and King Penguins!
Witness the grand presentation of the ‘MARCH OF THE PENGUINS’ staring these fascinating Snow Penguins inside Ski Dubai daily. Free for everyone to enjoy.

Experience an exclusive and rare interaction with these remarkable birds. You will get up-close and personal inside this one-of-a kind intimate FUN encounter at Mall of the Emirates.

ski dubai cost

Costs vary depending on the package and lessons that you would like to book. Your ski Dubai experience can be prebooked online by clicking here

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Jeep Safari Dubai

 

Desert Safari Dubai Deals

A desert safari is a great way to explore the vast wilderness of desert in the UAE. Most of the excursions are operated by large 4×4 vehicles such as the Toyota Landcruiser or similar vehicles. The vehicles will take you deep into the desert where the dunes are the best!

Various tour packages can be booked including dune buggy safaris, overnight desert safari’s and day time safari with BBQ lunch. Some tours give you the chance to try out a camel ride.

At times you need to hold on tight as the dunes undulate and your vehicle bounces around but it’s great fun. In between the roller coaster ride you will stop off at various points in the desert to get your souvenir photo’s and video’s. Some tours will take you into traditional desert camps to have lunch with the locals before you return to the city lights of Dubai.

Many reviews on the internet state that the desert safari is the most enjoyable part of the holiday, I can agree with that!

Hints:

Try to get in the front of the vehicle to get the full effect of the roller-coaster ride over the dunes.

Pre book your desert safari here

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Dubai Attractions For Tourists-Double Decker City Tours

 

Dubai Attractions For Tourists-Open Top Bus Rides

The Day Tour is  a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing  tour around Dubai, containing a private taped audio commentary offered in ten different languages.

The actual Tour’s two paths, the  Beach Tour and also the City Tour, give the perfect trip around Dubai. You are able to hop on and off whenever you need to, as well as explore more than twenty attractions, finding everything from the world popular Burj Al Arab to traditional gold souks to the majestic Atlantis Hotel, with it’s associated waterpark and Aquarium. You are free to embark the bus at any point and spend time at your chosen attraction.

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To match your plans, you can reserve 24-hour or perhaps 48-hour tours, affording you plenty of time to visit all of the attractions which interest you. The number of purpose constructed buses allows you to interchange between air-conditioned fore-cabin or the open-air seating in the back.

There are also a number of free excursions supplied with the tickets: an excellent Arabian Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek; access to Dubai Art gallery; entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House; ticket for the RTA Water Bus; Walking Tour (October in order to April); as well as the Big Bus Rewards guide offering substantial store, leisure as well as dining discounts within Dubai as well as Abu Dhabi.

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Dubai Tourist Places To Visit

The Big Bus Tour is carefully designed to take you to all of Dubai’s famous landmarks; from the world famous Atlantis resort to the traditional spice souk.

The combination of the City Tour and the Beach Tour takes you to more places than any other tour of Dubai. The tour will explain the history of Dubai while connecting the City’s many visitor attractions.

Tickets can be booked in advance here , often at discounted rates.

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The Lost Chambers

 

The Lost Chambers is like discovering the fables underwater world of Atlantis in real life. There are lots of maze like corridors,every corner which you takes brings a new breed of Sea Creature staring at you from the massive aquarium tanks which surround you.

As you turn the next corner you could come face to face with marine life from around the world including sharks, giant catfish, giant arapaima. My favourite part of Atlantis was the pool which contained Starfish, the guide actually let me pick one out to look at!

I don’t think that I have ever seen an Aquarium so big as this in my life.

You can pre book your tickets to visit the aquarium by clicking here

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Aquaventure Atlantis Dubai Water Park

Atlantis Water Park Dubai

Aquadventue is in my opinion the best waterpark in Dubai! Below is a list of rides which me and my dad have been on. (I was actually too scared to go on the leap of faith, so here’s my dads review on it).

If you stay at The Atlantis Hotel you get free entry into the water park as often as you like. This is great, as when the kids get tired,or if it gets too hot you are only a short walk away from the room. The park is also available to non hotel guests, we recommend booking tickets in advance as at peak times availability may be limited.

Click here to book your Aquadventure water park tickets online.

Tips

Visit the waterpark midweek, and as early as possible to beat the queues. The park can get very busy on weekends with long queues.

Travel light. The lockers in the park are at least £8, even to hotel residents!

THE LEAP OF FAITH

  is 27.5 meters tall and 61 meters long, from the top of the Ziggurat the Leap of Faith catapults riders into a see-through tunnel and through a shark-filled lagoon, where guitar sharks, bow mouth sharks, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks all live. This ride is only for the brave!
The plunge
Descend from the centre of the Ziggurat on one of the many water-coasters. Twist, turn and blast upwards along the power-jets of The Plunge.
Shark Attack
Journey to the mysterious core of the Ziggurat through dark twisting tunnels before emerging slowly into the lagoon at a leisurely shark viewing pace. WARNING! Sometimes the glass can get steamed up and affect your view of the sharks.
The Conveyor
No need to climb seemingly endless stairs! Jump onto The Conveyor and be taken effortlessly inside The Ziggurat where your next thrilling ride awaits. I’ve never been uphill on a waterslide~ until I met The Conveyor!
River Rapids!
This high octane river takes riders on a white water journey through caverns with many twists and turns. Make what you want of this ride ; it can be a fast-paced adventure or a slow relaxing drift taking in the scenery.

THE TORRENT RIVER

Follow the 600 meter path of a tidal river with one meter waves though a lush tropical landscape. Try not to fall out of your tube!

Water Playground for you Children!

This water playground has loads of thrills and spills for younger kids under 1.2 meters in height. Two huge tipping buckets spin and release torrents of water, climbing frames and rope bridges lead to loads of water slides. You can even soak your dad with water jets and cannons!

Beach

There is also a large beach which your parents can relax at whilst you’re conquering the rides.

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Dubai Waterpark

 

Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai

This Dubai Waterpark belongs to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel but you can buy a day ticket to access it. The park has many area and is suitable for both young children,teens and adults. If you are into surfing there is an excellent area called wipeout and riptide which send out massive waves into which you can surf. There are only 4 rides like this worldwide.

Wipeout & Riptide

Breakers Bay is another wave pool which sends out 1.5 metre waves which you can swim into. I like standing for the wave to arrive, and then get washed off my meet as it hits me. It feels like you are doing somersaults in the water!

Breaker's Bay

Flood river allows you to ride a rubber ring around a mekebelieve river. The only snag is, every so often they send a massive tide of extra water and you have to cling on tight and ride the waves. It is great fun!

Flood River

Juhas journey is much more relaxed. You simply ride on a ring around a lazy river and relax.Juhas Dow And Lagoon is for the smaller kids. It is a large pool with many water slides running into it. Be careful though, here is a massive buckets which empties and covers everybody nearby with water.

Tantrum Alley is a great water ride. Up to 4 people can share a tube and you are thrown all over the place as you are thrown through 2 tornadoes and pass through the eye of the storm.

Master Blasters is like a water based roller coaster. You can be blasted up to 15 storeys high before commencing the journey around the ride on your tube.

Buraj Surf is one of my favourite rides. You go flying down a really steep slide in a tube, get thrown around two twisting spiralling twists before you are dropped into a second slide and dumped into the pool.

The Jumeirah Sceirah is the ride I was too scared to go on. You climb up a 32 m tower, And then have to stand inan enclosed capsule. You are in the dark and then the bottom of the capsule open and you are in free fall, dropping 120m at 80km/hour. Maybe I will try this when I’m a little older!

Jumeirah Sceirah

Top Tips

The water park gets very busy, especially at weekends.Try to visit mid week and get there at opening time 1000. Plane which rides you want to go on and get to those 1st before the queues get too big.

Kids, you need to wear a hat or cap. There is not a lot of shade and it gets really hot in here.

Expedia do a great deal on tickets for this waterpark, please click here for details

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Things to do In Dubai For Kids

There are a surprising number of Dubai Kids attractions and places to visit in Dubai

Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, stretching 828 meters. This wonder can be seen from 20km away. At the top, you can look down using a high-powered telescope; still you can’t see the people below you.

You enter the tower from the Dubai Mall so your mum can do her shopping before the visit. You are best booking tickets from the official website as they only let a certain number of people up the tower at a time.

Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi is a great Water Based Themepark with lots of rides catering from young kids to adults with no fear. Click here for a great review.

Aquadventure Waterpark

This is another great water park found on the grounds of the Atlantis Hotel. Hotel guests get free access but you can pre book tickets if you are visiting the park. Click here for review

Sega Republic Theme Park

SEGA Republic is a high-adrenaline indoor theme park for the whole family. Conveniently located at The Dubai Mall, the large park has five themed zones featuring 9 thrilling attractions and more than 200 games, from  virtual experiences to cutting-edge motion simulators

The Lost Chambers

The Lost Chambers is a spectacular attraction in the Atlantis Hotel. This ingenious space recreates the ancient lost city of Atlantis. Explore the interactive features of this otherworldly venue, which also houses the Ambassador Lagoon—a massive aquarium filled with local and exotic species of undersea creatures. For a review of the Lost Chambers click here

Childrens City

Is a great area where kids from 2-15 can learn about the world we live in. Interactive areas make this a great are for kids to both play and learn in.

Big Bus Tour

The Big Bus Tour is your open top bus tour of Dubai’s famous area’s demonstrating the rapid rise of Dubai from a small fishing village to a modern, world class city. Take the Day Tour and use the hop-on, hop-off facility to see all of the attractions which have made Dubai famous, or get on the Evening Tour in darkness which gives a totally different take on the city with buildings and hotels illuminated. The day tour can be booked for a 1 day, or 2 day ticket and includes a free Dhow River Cruise and entry into the Dubai Museum. This really is a great way to ensure that you visit all of the sites of Dubai.

Desert Safari

You probably will not find any better location in the world for a desert Safari with thousands of miles of desert. We highly recommend that you take an organised excursion into the desert with a tour company, as it is very easy to become lost in the vast wilderness. Click here for a review’s and bookings of a Dubai Jeep safari

Dubai Indoor Skiing

Yes you are not seeing things, you can ski and play in the snow in Dubai ! Ski Dubai can be found in the Mall Of The Emirates next to the Kempinski Hotel. Here you can ski, toboggan or have snowball fights in the specially cordoned off area. Kids of all ages can have great fun in this location where you can escape the sun. Click here for more information

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo 

Dubai Aquarium  is a massive Aquarium , located in The Dubai Mall. It is the largest suspended aquarium in the world,hosting thousands of different variates of sea life which you cannot find in other areas of the world. I have never been so close to a Shark before,it seemed to be staring at me for ages!

Top Tip : Make a day of it. Visit the Aquarium in the morning, have lunch and then go upstairs and visit Sega World in the afternoon. After Sega followw the signs for TGI Fridays, get an outdoor table and watch the massive fountain show as the sun sets.

The Fountains fire up  water 450 feet into the air making it the world’s largest fountain as it dances to the different notes of music which is played as part of the show.

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flights

This involves an early start as you need to be deep into the desrt by sunrise to ensure that the conditions are calm enough for the ride. There is no better feeling than looking down on the vast expense of desert, looking towards the city in the distance. The flights are really peaceful as you drift along in silence admiring the views below. Click here for desert balloon flight details

Jumeirah Beach and Park

You have the choice of sun bathing and playing in the park swimming pool, or walking through the park and joining the sea where you can then play in the crystal clear Arabian Sea. The Park has picnic area, playgrounds and climbing areas, all pools are monitored by lifeguards making this a great place to visit for the day.

Dubai Sea Plane Tours

Jump on a sea plane and enjoy the exhilaration of taking off on water before swooping low across the Dubai Sky Line. Most tours last for around 30 minutes which gives you long enough to fly up the coast and see sights such as the Palm, Burj Hotel and the magnificent Burj Khallifa Tower. Click here for the Dubai Sea Plane Excursion review

Helicopter flight’s

Another way to see the sights is to take a helicopter flight over the city. Both day and night time flights exist. Marvel at the wonders of Dubai from the air.

Swim with Dolphins

The Atlantis Palm hotel gives you the opportunity to swim with the Dolphins in one of their vast lagoons. This is available as an add on supplement for hotel guests, or as a pre bookable day excursion to hotel visitors. I never realised that Dolphins were so friendly, especially towards children as they seem to enjoy playing with you.

Indoor Sky Diving With ifly Dubai

This is a sky diving simulator where a massive blast of air keeps you suspended in flight as if you were actually sky diving.The great thing is that even kids can take part in the dive, which you certainly cannot do in real life! You get all of the kit and an instructor gives you a briefing on what to do. Don’t worry, you are hovering low level over a trampoline type structure so if you fall you will simply bounce!

Dinner in a Doughnut

No you are not seeing things! Board a doughnut shaped mini boat (I think that they carry up to 6 people) and float into the lagoon whilst you cook dinner on the on board barbecue! I cant say that I have experienced a meal like this anywhere else in the world! You can book your dinner in a doughnut experience at the Dubai Golf Club

Take A Dhow Tour

A Dhow is based on an old fashioned fishing boat which used to frequent the Dubai Creek area. You can now cross the creek on a Dhow ride as part of your doubke decker bus tour ticket, or you can prebook a leisurely dinner cruise down the creek taking in the sights at sunset.