- Dubai helicopter and desert camp combo tour, spread over two days
- Soar over the city to ogle views of Dubai’s urban landscape and the Persian Gulf
- Enjoy bird’s-eye views of incredible city landmarks such as Burj Al-Arab and Burj Khalifa
- Explore the desert that surrounds Dubai by 4x4 vehicle, driven by a local guide
- Spend an evening at a Bedouin-inspired desert camp and try riding a camel
- Watch a belly dancing show as the sun sets while enjoying a BBQ dinner
What You Can Expect
Make your own way to Atlantis at Palm Jumeirah — Dubai’s palm tree–shaped archipelago — at least 45 minutes before your morning flight. Check in, and then listen to a quick safety briefing.
Follow your pilot to the helipad and relax in your seat (either beside the pilot or in a row of four seats to the rear) as you take to the skies above Dubai. With iconic Palm Jumeirah and the sea to one side, gaze out over the city as you glide around the sleek high-rise buildings that comprise Dubai’s urban skyscape.
Soar above downtown Dubai and marvel at Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s tallest man-made buildings. Glance down at the luxury sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel, and ogle the sandy beaches that frame the city’s bustling streets. Your pilot will point out attractions as you pass them to ensure no sights are missed! Soar around The World, one of Dubai’s most ambitious property projects, and then touch down back at Palm Jumeirah where your experience finishes.
Day 2: Desert Camp Experience (6 hours)
The next day, start your afternoon desert safari with a hotel pickup by 4x4 vehicle and head deep into the desert, just outside the city. Barren yet enchanting, the sweeping desert landscape is made up of undulating dunes and desert canyons that your 4x4 is able to travel through with ease.
After an exhilarating ride through the desert dunes, travel to a Bedouin-inspired camp, and hop out of your vehicle to enjoy an evening of traditional Emirati activities. Ride a camel around the camp to test out your balance skills aboard one of the gentle humpbacked herbivores; watch as an artist paints a henna tattoo on you; and smoke a shisha (hookah/water pipe), if you wish!
Help yourself to a selection of food from the BBQ (see Itinerary for sample menu), and then settle in on the sand to watch a belly dancing performance as the sun sets over the dunes. When the show is over, simply return to your 4x4 with your guide and finish your experience with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
First course (buffet selection):
- Arabic bread
- Green salad with tomato and cucumber
- Barbequed potatoes
- Beef burgers
- Lamb chops
- Lentil curry
- Marinated chicken
- Sautéed onions
- Steamed rice
- Arabic coffee and dates