From a paramotor flight above the desert dunes to a record-breaking zip line in the mountains, these aerial experiences allow you to see the UAE from a whole new perspective.
Take to the skies
There’s nothing quite like experiencing the Dubai desert landscape from the serene heights of a hot air balloon ride. With Balloon Adventures, you’ll take off at dawn and watch the dunes light up below you as the sun rises, admiring the golden sands and the herds of indigenous animals, including gazelles and Arabian oryx, roaming below.
Soar above the desert
A paramotor flight will make you feel like a real-life superhero as the machine allows you to soar 3,000 feet above the ground. With very little between you and the elements, Dubai is one of a handful of places in the world where you can try it. At Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, a tandem flight guided by an instructor will see you cruise above the desert dunes, admiring the wildlife and landscape below.
Flights of fancy
For the true daredevil, nothing quite compares with Jebel Jais Flight, the Guinness World Record-breaking attraction in Ras Al Khaimah. Located on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain, it’s the world’s longest zip line at 2.8 kilometres. Participants will tear through the air 1,680 metres above sea level, reaching speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour. Alternatively, Ras Al Khaimah’s Via Ferrata offers a (slightly) more sedate aerial experience with three zip lines that transverse more than one-kilometre along the mountain.
See the sights
A seaplane flight offers an unforgettable way to view some of the UAE’s most iconic landmarks. Seawings has tours in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, offering a unique vantage point to admire the likes of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Creek, as well as the capital’s delights including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the mangrove forests.
There’s something uniquely thrilling and cinematic about seeing a city from the heights of a helicopter ride. Helidubai offers just that, with tour packages that range from a quick 12-minute flight taking in the highlights of the emirate, to a more extensive 40-minute tour that lets you truly relax and enjoy the sights. Available as both private and shared tours, catch a fascinating glimpse of some of the most iconic landmarks in the emirate.
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