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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

Dubai Combo: Helicopter Flight and Desert Camp Experience by 4x4

Combine a helicopter flight over Dubai with an action-packed desert adventure over two consecutive days on this memorable combo experience. Board a state-of-the-art helicopter and soar over top Dubai attractions such as The Palm, Burj Khalifa and The World archipelago during an exhilarating 15-minute flight. The next afternoon, ride a 4x4 to a desert camp and experience a host of evening desert activities, including a dune drive, camel ride, henna tattoo session and more. Then, as darkness falls, finish with a delicious barbecue dinner and hypnotic belly dancing show.


  • 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

Dubai Combo: Helicopter Flight and Desert Camp Experience by 4x4

See the iconic sights of Dubai from the air before heading out to the desert!

Day 1: Helicopter Flight in Dubai (15 minutes)

Travel independently to the Atlantis, The Palm hotel, located on The Palm archipelago at Jumeirah. Check in for your shared, 15-minute flight and settle inside your state-of-the-art helicopter — either next to the pilot or in the four seats at the back.

Then, after a safety briefing, enjoy the ascent as your helicopter hovers up into the skies above Dubai. Soar along the Jumeirah coastline past the skyscrapers of downtown Dubai and gaze down at The Palm, the artificial island that resembles the shape of a palm tree, as your pilot points out the most notable landmarks.

Swoop toward the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and absorb the aerial views of the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel, rising from an island off Jumeirah Beach.

Keep your camera poised as you fly over the Arabian Gulf toward The World — the man-made archipelago that’s made up of some 300 sandy islands shaped like a world map. Have fun identifying the different ‘countries’ below and then whirr back to The Palm to return to the heliport.

After landing, make your own way back to your Dubai hotel, from where the next part of your combo tour begins the next afternoon.

Day 2: Desert Camp Experience (6 hours)

After an afternoon pickup from your central Dubai hotel, board your comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4, and cruise into the desert that surrounds the city.

Soak in the sandy landscapes and dunes as you travel, and after an exciting dune drive, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp in the heart of the desert. Leave your 4x4 and enjoy an evening of fun-filled desert activities. Climb aboard a camel for a short ride across the sands; get an intricate henna tattoo painted on your hands or feet; and if you wish, have a puff or two on an Arabic shisha water pipe.

As the sun sinks below the dunes, dig into a scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as hummus, lamb chops and lentil curry. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. During your meal, enjoy the live entertainment in the shape of an exotic belly dancing show.

Lastly, ride back to Dubai by 4x4 and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.


Sample Menu:
First course (buffet selection):
  • Arabic bread
  • Coleslaw
  • Green salad with tomato and cucumber
  • Hummus
  • Olives
Main course (buffet selection):
  • Barbequed potatoes
  • Beef burgers
  • Lamb chops
  • Lentil curry
  • Marinated chicken
  • Sautéed onions
  • Steamed rice
  • Arabic coffee and dates

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our helicopter ride was cancelled due to weather conditions however the dessert camp experience was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The trip was well organised especially helicopter flight. We had a lot of fun on the desert safary then. Dinner was fantastic as well. Highly recomended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The combo of helicopter and desert experience was the experience of life time and
It's worth every penny.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This was a great tour which the company were great at accomodating us and doing it all on one day.
Helicopter tour seemed to last a few moments but saw so much.
The dessert safari was totally different. We enjoyed the drive through the dunes but not so keen on the later element at the camp.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Smooth ride, no issues with the piloting. I wish the ride would have travelled a little higher up over the Jumerieh Palms for a better prespective and photo ops, but thtat is reallymu only suggestion-not even a complaint.
Very professional and smoth transition!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2014

The "2 day tour" isn't that at all. Clearly there has been some mix up between Viator and Alpha Tours because we confirmed pick up times and dates and the following day no one came. We rang the local Alpha tours number and they then told us that the tour was all in the same day! Either way this ruined our entire trip to Dubai! We lost a full day of activities, henna tattoos, camel rides, desert safari, dinner and sightseeing! Not to mention that we then had to spend extra money on dinner, taxis etc for that afternoon and night. Out of pocket over $1000!

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