If you really absolutely must ‘go rockstar’ and pretend you are in the next James Bond movie, then the helicopter tour is for you. The view is phenomenal, the sense of nervousness is uncontrollable and so, yes, this is about as rockstar as you can get in Dubai. But taking a helicopter tour in any city is hugely expensive! It’s not as expensive as Seawings, but it does eat a hole in your wallet.
Dubai by helicopter
The tour allows you to see all great spots in Dubai from the air including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab – and on good days when the visibility is good you can even see Sharjah in the distance. The flight is a whirlwind, especially if you go for the 15 minute trip, so if it takes you a while to get used to flying, this is not the trip for you. However, if you love to get the adrenaline pumping, the helicopter tour of Dubai is phenomenal.
Point of Note:
You need your passport to travel so don’t forget it.
You can’t take any baggage with you – and kids under 3 are not allowed on.
The trip costs 800 Dhs but for 1200 (400 AED more per person) you get to see more sights including Bastakiya and the desert. You can go all out and hire the helicopter for 45 minutes or an hour, or even on an exclusive basis.
To really avoid Dubai’s traffic, it’s possible to be transported from the airport to the Palm, but that’s just showing off.
When – Open everyday between 10am and 5pm
How long – The trip is as short as 15 minutes, but be there an hour ahead of take off
Location – The Helipad is roughly 5 minutes walk from Atlantis Dubai on the palm
Cost – Roughly 800Dhs per person for the 15 minute tour (sharing)!
Booking – You need to get your concierge to pre book this in advance. Else call 04 4262101
More information: alphatoursdubai.com