Discover Dubai with Platinum Heritage
When it comes to exploring all that Dubai has to offer, it can be difficult to choose where to begin. To ensure you make the most of your time in the emirate, take a look at these unforgettable activities that allow you to tour the city by land, sea and air.
Land: Desert Safari
Long before Dubai became known for its spectacular skyscrapers and innovative architecture, it was a small fishing village surrounded by vast stretches of soaring sand dunes. Today, the stunning desert landscape provides the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also offers the chance to experience the natural beauty of Dubai as it once was, before the development of its now iconic skyline. One of the best ways to explore the huge expanse is with a desert safari in a vintage 1950’s Land Rover. No other vehicle offers a more authentic experience to spot exotic local wildlife roaming within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Experience and learn a host of cultural activities from henna tattoos and dances to music and the making of Arabic coffee. You’ll also enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp.
Sea: Self-drive boat tour with HERO OdySEA
Embark on a thrilling adventure and captain your own boat on Dubai’s only self-drive boat tour. With no license or previous experience required, you can take the controls as you explore the picturesque coastline on a HERO boat, which can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour. This 90-minute journey stops at some of the emirate’s most famous landmarks, including Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, man-made wonder Palm Jumeirah and the distinctive Atlantis, The Palm resort. Stop to take photos of these famous attractions and learn about these Dubai points of interest from your guide. Tours depart daily from Fishing Harbour 2 in Umm Suqeim at 8:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm.
Air: Hot air balloon ride
What better way to marvel at the sheer scale and beauty of the desert than from the clear skies above? With Balloon Adventures, you will be able to float serenely at 4,000 feet while witnessing the sun illuminate the golden sand. You’ll also be treated to a one-of-a-kind aerial adventure as you will be sharing your balloon basket with a falcon, an experience unique to Dubai. When you land, you will be transported back in time with a ride in a 1950’s Land Rover to a Bedouin desert camp to enjoy a gourmet breakfast of eggs Benedict, caviar, shakshuka and hand-cut smoked salmon.