Experience a scenic seaplane tour of Dubai en-route to Abu Dhabi followed by a private city tour of the capital. The tour starts off from Dubai's Creek with a seaplane flight across Dubai's skyline on the way to Abu Dhabi city, the capital of the UAE. In Abu Dhabi, explore the city with our Private Discovery Tour, an amazing half day guided journey of the city. On arrival in Abu Dhabi you will visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then head to the historic Al Bateen area, which is the oldest neighborhood in Abu Dhabi. Youll move on to Emirates Palace Hotel to enjoy a decadent coffee sprinkled with gold. Next, you'll visit the Heritage Village, passing by the Abu Dhabi Corniche, to finish at Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the former Abu Dhabi ruling familys residence.
Arrive at our guest reception located within the elegant Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club where you will meet your professional pilot and settle aboard your luxury seaplane. Experience the thrill as your plane takes off from the water and enjoy a birds-eye views as you soar above Dubai. Marvel at the glittering Burj Khalifa, the worlds highest building, see the magnificent Palm Jumeirah islands and sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab rising from the sea. Fly over The World, the artificial islets shaped like a world map, and trace the coast toward Abu Dhabi.
Your private guide will ready and waiting for you when you arrive at Yas Marina, and together youll explore the iconic highlights this city has to offer. Our Discovery Tour is designed by locals, enabling you to get an authentic experience of the city and discover the hidden gems of Abu Dhabi.
First you will visit to the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This architectural marvel is the largest mosque in the UAE and can hold up to 40,000 worshipers at once. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, golden chandeliers, and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty.
Next you will be guided through Al Bateen, Abu Dhabis oldest neighbourhood, to reach another architectural marvel the Emirates Palace Hotel. This palatial hotel is a fine example of traditional Arabic architecture and features more than 100 impressive domes, ornate hotel rooms, and luxury suites decorated in gold and marble. It is fitting, then, to take a break and drink their signature coffee. Known as the Palace Cappuccino, this superior aromatic coffee is sprinkled with gold flakes to give you a taste of royalty, and is unlike anything you have ever tried before. Served on a polished silver tray, you can relax and enjoy your cappuccino with a special dates and dark chocolate.
Then, you will proceed to Heritage Village, passing by the Abu Dhabi Corniche, to finish at Qasr Al Hosn Fort. Qasr al Hosn is Abu Dhabis symbolic birthplace and was built in the 1760s as a coral and sea stone watchtower overlooking the sea. This later transformed into an impenetrable fort. Due to the shells reflective effect, the forts walls would sparkle in the sun, offering a welcome navigational tool for merchants. In the 1950s, an iconic palace enclosed the fort, and it was transformed into a museum housing collections from Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf. You will finish the morning exploring the regions history, culture and traditions at this significant landmark.
After the tour, a private car will transfer you back to your preferred destination in Dubai.