Helicopter Tour of Dubai

If you’re heading to Dubai in the future, you should know that one of the best ways to see the city is from the air. Here is a review of my recent helicopter tour through Viator.

Unlike some other helicopter tours available, this one included hotel pick up. This was a huge bonus as the metro does not run out to the Palms (where the flight takes off from).

A driver picked us up on time at our hotel. The drive out to the palms provides a lot of beautiful scenery. The driver was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of great information about Dubai.

Upon arrival, we received a safety briefing and were weighed. There were lockers where we could store all of our belongings (the lockers were free).

Once the helicopter arrived, we quickly boarded. Staff made sure we were buckled in correctly and before we knew it, we were in flight!

The pilot was very knowledgeable and gave us a ton of information about what was below.


The flight flew over the palms and then over “The World” islands. Here you can see some of the islands that comprise “The World.”


The tallest building in the distance is the Burj Khalifa–the tallest building in the world. You can see it was a little hazy, but this seems common for Dubai.


We also got an amazing view of the Atlantis Resort.


No compensation was received for this review. I gladly paid full price for this tour. You can find more information on this tour at Viator. This 15 minute tour went by so fast! I would do it again in a heartbeat–what an experience!

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments!

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