Dubai is a destination of choice for many travelers. As the fastest growing city in the world, it offers great activities to enhance your stay. If on the ground it mesmerizes with the beauty of its skyscrapers, in the air it takes on an even more captivating perspective. Explore Dubai from the air with a variety of aerial activities at your fingertips.

What activities can you do in Dubai from the air?

If you are planning to visit the city of Dubai, it would be a good idea to learn about the many aerial activities it offers. Fly over this sophisticated city to see it differently. Don't forget to capture these precious moments in beautiful photos.

Helicopter flight

Hop aboard a helicopter for a flight over the city's iconic sites. You can choose between 12, 15 and 25 minute flights. These vary depending on the route to be covered. Take-off is at the Helidubai Jumeirah Heliport.

From the air, you will see the futuristic skyscrapers starting with the Burj Khalifa. With a 360° view, you will be able to contemplate the imposing architecture of the highest tower in the world, also the emblem of Dubai. The tour continues over the Palm Jumeirah archipelago and the vast sandy expanses of the city. This tour guarantees you an exceptional view.

Hot air balloon flight

You wish to contemplate all the details of the Emirati desert? A hot air balloon flight will guarantee you an unusual view. Very early in the morning, go to the take-off site and climb into a hot air balloon. Take off and enjoy the view of the sunrise and the hawks flying at thousands of altitude. 

You will fly over the dunes and observe the beautiful relief they create. Keep an eye out for passing camels and the oasis that will soon appear. At the end of the ride, once on the ground, enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet.

The sky views

The sky views is the most impressive attraction in Dubai. It is an observation platform that is located in the highest twin tower of the Address Sky View. A glass elevator will take you to this platform. As you ascend, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city. You will be able to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Burj Khalifa and the turquoise waters, once up there.

The second twin tower houses the Sky Edge Walk. This one consists in walking on a glass platform which is located at a height of about 220m. This activity is perfect for thrill seekers. So defy gravity and take the walk hands-free, over a distance of 45m.

Parachute jumping

Skydiving is the main activity in Dubai. This city has only one skydiving center with two drop spots. The first one is in Palm Jumeirah and the second one in the heart of the desert. As far as the activity is concerned, you should know that an instructor will explain the safety rules to apply during the jump.

In full flight, at an altitude of 3000 to 5000m, the instructor will prepare you for the tandem jump. He will stand behind you to accompany you during the jump. A second instructor will be in front of you to immortalize the moment. When you descend to 1500m, the instructor will open the parachute. The descent will become abruptly slow and will last about 8 minutes. You will enjoy a magnificent view and contemplate the archipelago in all its splendor.

The zip line

Want to combine a breathtaking view with an adrenaline rush? A zip line descent will suit you perfectly! Dubai offers you the opportunity to go down the world's largest urban zip line, which measures 950 meters.

Securely strapped in and belly to the ground, let yourself glide between the skyscrapers. With a speed of 80 km/h, you will have the impression of gliding among the most spectacular buildings of Dubai.

The parasailing 

Do you want to discover Dubai from a different angle? Then parasailing is for you. It is a water activity that takes you up high to admire the vastness of the JBR and the beauty of the city. Yes, it's one more activity to enjoy the thrill.

Explore the breathtaking views of Dubai Marina and Palm Island, as well as other breathtaking attractions. You'll soar over 500 feet above the water, if the wind cooperates. You can do it solo, duo or trio. Multiple departures are available and depend on the schedule.

How much does it cost to fly in Dubai?

The prices of the activities vary according to them. For a parachute jump, you can spend between 400 and 500 €. A hot air balloon flight costs about 320 €. With about 92 €, you can already afford the parasailing.

The zip line ride costs about 160 € if you go solo. The ticket for the Sky view Observatory is about 21 €. As for the helicopter flight, the price starts at about 160 € and increases according to the minutes.

It is only from the sky that you will appreciate the immensity of this city and its power. The many activities will not only give you a magnificent view, but above all you will keep pleasant memories.