Dubai’s landscape is all about the world-renowned attractions, the remarkable landmarks that tower above the desert or magically appear in the Gulf. On a Dubai air tour you enjoy the ultimate bird’s-eye view of it all, with large viewing windows for every passenger in the seaplane. The following are unmissable on a seaplane scenic Dubai tour:
Every visitor to Dubai can experience a different angle. There is no standard trail here because there’s so many directions you could take. Consider:
From the outside, Dubai is defined by its world-renowned skyline and futuristic style. Yet there’s some unusual places of interest that aren’t just about glitz and glamour. The atmospheric souks next to Dubai Creek take you back in time, just like the rustic passenger boats that take you across the water. Deira is packed with remnants from the past that can keep you occupied for the whole day. But then it’s easy to slip back into the future; just gaze up at the sky and pretty much any of the gargantuan building are a Dubai place of interest. If it’s all too much then escape to the beach for a few hours of relaxing in Dubai.
Scroll back to the 1930s and Dubai had no roads or electricity. So imagine the shock on the locals’ faces when a luxurious seaplane touched down on Dubai Creek. Carrying passengers from Europe, the flying boat would stop in Dubai on its hop-along route to India and Australia. The regular seaplane arrivals boosted the local economy and Dubai Creek soon blossomed. You’ll still find much of this original heritage around Deira and the Creek. It wasn’t until the 1980s when the city started resembling anything close to what it does today. Now it moves at unstoppable speed, always a new development spiralling skyward or growing out of the Arabian Gulf.