Travel independently to the Double Tree by Hilton on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah in advance of your flight departure. Then, meet your pilot, and board your shared 9-seater Cessna seaplane.
Fasten your seatbelt, and after a safety briefing, thrill as you take off from the sea, ascending into the skies above the Arabian Gulf. Gaze down at the rugged Hajar Mountains and follow the UAE coastline south toward Dubai.
See the skyscrapers loom into view, and enjoy an aerial tour of Dubai’s landmarks. Swoop around the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, and fly over the Palm Jumeirah and The World, the spectacular, man-made world-shaped archipelago.
After about 45 minutes in the air, touch down on Dubai Creek, and after saying goodbye to your pilot, hop inside a private, air-conditioned vehicle to drive to the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.
Tucked in the dunes of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, this luxurious resort plays a key role in the conservation of the desert, and functions as a luxury hotel, spa, adventure resort, and showcase for the region’s Bedouin heritage.
On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink, and take a 45-minute 4x4 wildlife drive, led by an expert field guide. Absorb the serene beauty of the dunes on your off-road expedition, and watch for wildlife such as beautiful Arabian oryx and gazelle as your guide shares information about the desert.
Next, savor a sumptuous afternoon tea at Al Maha before free time to enjoy its facilities as you wish, perhaps swimming in the pool or indulging in spa treatments (additional costs).
Finish with a Champagne sundowner drink in the desert, sipping on bubbles as the sun sets behind the dunes.
Your tour then ends with a drop-off at your preferred location in Ras Al Khaimah.
Please note: children below the age of 10 years are not permitted inside the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.