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Helicopter flights over Dubai

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Last updated: 09 June, 2024

Some cities really lend themselves to being seen from the sky – and Dubai is one of them.

Hop in a helicopter for jaw-dropping flights over Dubai’s famous landmarks, from Dubai Creek to the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), and the man-made Palm Jumeirah and World Islands.

Flights range from a 12-minute short-hop, where you’ll share the helicopter with up to five other people, to 45 and 60-minute private flights. If you’re also planning on visiting the Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujeirah emirates, you can book a VIP helicopter charter (and save yourself the drive).

It’s an unforgettable experience that gets you up close to Dubai’s world-famous landmarks, and puts the sprawling desert city in perspective. Children over 2 are permitted, accompanied by an adult, but kids under 12 may find the experience frightening.


Price from: £160
Minimum age: 2
Age suitable: 12+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour

Getting there & doing it

The helipad is located at Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah. Taxi is the easiest way to get there, but the Palm Monorail is a fun alternative with good views (although it stops on the opposite side of Atlantis to the helipad so you may have a hike ahead of you).

When to do it

There are flights all year round, seven days a week.

Morning and late afternoon are best – sometimes the midday haze reduces visibility. Skip it if there is a chance of fog or sandstorms.

Who to go with: organised tours


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  • Dubai

Dubai has been seen by many, but not everyone has seen it from above. Ever wonder why The Palm is called The Palm? Or why the Burj Al Arab is labeled a 7-star hotel? Or maybe wonder how the world looks at The World Islands? Or imagine getting an up-close look at Burj Khalifa? These wonders are created for someone like you to enjoy and appreciate. The city is rich in both natural and man-made creations that adorn the skyline and this beauty can be seen only from above. There is only one way to do this, take a helicopter tour! You are sure to have the most memorable and exciting aerial tour ever.

Price AED 710

Min age 2

Rating 4.67 / 5 [665 ratings]

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