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Your Insider Guide To The Best Helicopter Tours In Dubai

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Helicopter Tour Dubai is Now Open

Reopened On

June 30, 2020

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New Rules and Guidelines

  • All guests are advised to place booking online.
  • Passengers must check in 45 minutes before flight time with an original passport or official ID.
  • Helicopter has a capacity of 6 people.
  • The maximum weight of all passengers cannot exceed 400 KGs.

A thrilling helicopter ride overlooking the stunning Dubai skyline, flying past some of its most iconic landmarks, and creating memories worth a lifetime. Sounds interesting? Great! We have just the thing for you. Presenting our all encompassing guide to helicopter tours Dubai. Experience the intrigue and magic of zipping through the Dubai sky with glorious views of the city made available for your viewing pleasure.

From the iconic Burj Khalifa, present in all its magnificent glory, to the striking Palm Jumeirah, a Dubai Helicopter Tours offers you a bird’s eye view of the city like nothing else does. Add your family or friends to this ride of a lifetime and what you get is an experience you won’t ever forget. Clearly helicopter tours in Dubai are a requisite tourist experience. Now that you know exactly why you should opt for one, let us help you pick the best!

Before presenting our options for the best helicopter tours in Dubai, let’s look at some important things you should consider before making your pick.

Helicopter Tours Dubai 101: Things To Consider


As fun and exciting most helicopter tours in Dubai are, they come at a considerable cost and require some research before you zero-in on the one you wish to book. Let’s look at some factors you should consider before booking a Dubai helicopter tour.

1. Time Of Day

An important factor that impacts the quality of your Dubai helicopter tour experience is the time of day you have booked your tickets for. Call it pollution, sand or lack of greenery but Dubai is often blanketed with a thin haze that can impact visibility. We would recommend going for your helicopter tours Dubai during midday since that’s when the haze/dust has been reported to be at its lowest density. Early morning tour slots also offer a relatively clear view of the Dubai skyline but skip sunset or post sunset slots since you’ll experience limited visibility.

2. Weather

Another factor you need to consider before booking your helicopter tours Dubai is the weather condition. Bad weather, including thunderstorms and dust storms, can lead to the cancellation or rescheduling of your tour so factor that in if you’re booking last minute tickets.

3. Tour Duration

As you will see in our list of best helicopter tours Dubai, each tour lasts for a specific duration, ranging from anywhere between 12 minutes to 40 minutes. When you’re booking aerial sightseeing tickets in Dubai, consider how long you wish to be up in the air. Our recommendation would be to go for a longer tour, even if it costs more. The thing is, helicopter tours of a particular city are generally a one-time experience. So, a tour that lasts longer, will give you the opportunity to experience the thrill of flying for a longer period.

4. Finding The Right Tour Operator

Last, but the most important factor is the operator you pick for your helicopter tours. You need to be able to trust the operator with your life and that’s where Headout comes in. Our Dubai helicopter tours are organised by the most trusted and well-known operators in the city, ensuring that you’re in safe hands at all times.

Best Helicopter Tours in Dubai


1. Iconic Helicopter Tour - 12 Minutes

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Highlights

  • A budget helicopter tour experience, the Iconic tour takes you airborne for a good 12 minutes.
  • Fly in state of the art Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopters.
  • Fly over the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel and the Palm Islands before passing the extraordinary World Islands.

Sights Covered

• Burj Al Arab
• The Palm Jumeirah
• World Islands
• Burj Khalifa
• Dubai's Famous Beach Corniche
• Business Bay
• Dubai Canal

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Headout Price: AED580

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2. Vision Helicopter Tour - 22 Minutes

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Highlights

  • Get a little more time in the air, taking in the breathtaking views Dubai has to offer with this 22 minutes helicopter tour.
  • Some of the most emblematic locations you will see are the Creek Golf Club, Heritage Village, the Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, to name a few!
  • Fly in state of the art Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopters.

Sights Covered

• Burj Al Arab
• The Palm Jumeirah
• World Islands
• Dubai's Famous Beach Corniche
• Burj Khalifa
• The Trade Souks
• Dubai Creek
• The Wind Towers and Mosques in Bur Dubai

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Headout Price: AED940

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3. Odyssey Helicopter Tour - 40 Minutes

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Highlights

  • The longest of helicopter tours Dubai, Adventure Helicopter tour lasts for a whopping 40 minutes! That’s 40 minutes of awe-inspiring views and a ride you won’t ever forget!
  • Get a leisurely peek at all of the iconic Dubai landmarks with this 40 minutes helicopter tour and click pictures your friends will be envious of.
  • Fly in state of the art Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopters.

Sights Covered

• Burj Al Arab
• The World Islands
• The Palm Jumeirah
• Atlantis Hotel
• Burj Khalifa
• The Jumeirah Marina
• Jebel Ali Palm
• Jumeirah Lakes
• Meydan Race Course
• Business Bay
• Dubai Canal
• Dubai Creek
• Heritage Site
• Wind Towers

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4. Grand Helicopter Tour - 30 minutes

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Highlights

  • Fly over the most iconic Dubai landmarks such as Dubai Mall - the largest mall in the world, Jumeirah Lakes, Emirates Hills, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Hotel.
  • Hover over Dubai for 30-minutes long to embody the grandeur of the city.
  • Soak in the panoramic views of Marina, Blue Waters Island, Ain Dubai, and Caesar's Bluewaters Dubai.

Sights Covered

• Emirates Mall
• Jumeirah Lakes
• Emirates Hills
• Dubai Mall
• Burj Al Arab
• Atlantis Hotel
• Dubai Frame
• Dubai Marina
• Blue Waters Island
• Ain Dubai
• Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
• Bvlgari Resort
• Port Rashid
• Dubai Creek

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Headout Price: AED1445

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5. Palm Helicopter Tour - 17 Minutes

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Highlights

  • A short and budget-friendly helicopter tour to feed your ariel desires in Dubai.
  • In 17 minutes, the iconic sights of Burj Al Arab Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, The Jumeirah Coastline, the mighty Burj Khalifa and more.
  • A ride in the Eurocopter AS 350 with a three-blade Starflex main rotor and a spacious soundproof cabin.

Sights Covered

• Burj Al Arab Hotel
• The World Islands
• The Palm Jumeirah
• Atlantis Hotel
• The Jumeirah Coastline
• Port Rashid
• UAE Largest Flag
• Burj Khalifa

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Headout Price: AED733

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Dubai Helicopter Flights - All You Need to Know


The Helicopter

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On your helicopter tour of Dubai, you will be flying in the Eurocopter AS350 B3. These machines are state of the art helicopters equipped with the latest functionalities and safety features-course-deviation indicator by Garmin, Global Positioning System receiver, Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) and the First Limit Indicator (FLI) which help increase the aircraft's safety. The choppers are also equipped with the latest in noise reduction technology. The Bell 407 GX can seat a maximum of 6 people, has a 411 mile range and can fly at speeds of upto 160 mph.

The Heliport

Your helicopter tour of Dubai will take off from the HeliDubai Jumeirah Heliport (Dubai Police Academy). Right in the middle of the city, the heliport is easily accessible from all parts of the city and close to all the major attractions of the city.

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Dubai Luxury Helicopter Tours


Dubai is called the city of gold since it screams luxury anywhere you look. Taking a luxury Dubai Helicopter Tours will help you see the city in its truest form - the most luxurious landmarks in a lavish Heli Lounge! All the tours are flown by the mighty Eurocopter 130 with the best pilots. You will also be escorted by narration about each landmark as you fly over them.

1. Luxury Helicopter Pearl Tour - 12 Minutes

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Highlights

  • A 12-minute fun-packed luxury adventure above the best of Dubai.
  • Glide above the Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Coastline and back to the Atlantis The Palm Helipad.

Sights Covered

• Atlantis The Palm
• Burj Al Arab
• Burj Khalifa
• Atlantis Hotel
• Dubai's coastline



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2. Luxury Helicopter Tour - 15 Minutes

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Highlights

  • For those who want to hit the sweet spot of having just enough time to see Dubai’s finest from above, this 15-minute luxury helicopter tour is perfect.
  • Start with the sweeping views of Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure Water Park, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Coastline, and the World Islands.

Sights Covered

• Atlantis The Palm
• Aquaventure Water Park
• Burj Al Arab
• Jumeirah Beach Coastline
• World Islands



15 Minutes Luxury Helicopter Tour

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3. Luxury Helicopter Tour - 25 Minutes

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Highlights

  • If you are in the mood to soar in the Dubai sky longer and swing in complete luxury, these 25 minutes of lavish Heli tour is for you.
  • Marvel at the Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure Water Park, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Coastline, Emirates Living neighbourhoods and many more iconic sights.

Sights Covered

• Atlantis The Palm
• Aquaventure Water Park
• Burj Al Arab
• Jumeirah Beach Coastline
• World Islands
• Arabian Gulf
• Sheikh Zayed Road

• Dubai Creek
• Port Rashid
• Union House
• Dubai Internet City
• Jebel Ali Race Course
• Emirates Living Neighbourhoods
• Jumeirah Lake Towers
• Dubai Marina



25 Minutes Luxury Helicopter Tour

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Helicopter Tours Dubai: Insider Tips


  • All Dubai helicopter tours require your passport at the security check post. Ensure that you’re carrying it at all times.
  • Children between the age of 4 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Only children of 4 years or above and weighing at least 16 kg are allowed in the Heli Tours.
  • If you’re travelling in a group of 5, we would recommend booking a private helicopter tour in Dubai. It’s more cost-effective than a shared tour, and you get to enjoy the sights of Dubai with complete privacy.
  • For security reasons, there are restrictions on photography. High-resolution camcorders or cameras with telephoto lens greater than 400 mm are not permitted in most helicopter tours. Check with your tour operator to know more.
  • Dress in light, comfortable clothes. Earrings are not allowed in most helicopter tours.
  • If the weather is bad, your helicopter tour will be cancelled and rescheduled to the next available slot. Make your bookings according to the weather to avoid last-minute disappointment. In case of cancellation due to weather conditions, the tour will be rescheduled at the earliest.
  • All boarders should be insured according to the UAE Civil Aviation Authorization.
  • Food, beverages and smoking are not allowed inside the helicopters.
  • Bring your photo and a valid ID proof for verification before boarding.
  • Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early for your tour. The tour will not be rescheduled, should you miss it.
  • Pregnant women are allowed only during their first 32 weeks of pregnancy.
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That completes our Dubai helicopter tours guide. Book your seats for this once in a lifetime experience today and make the most of your trip to the City of Gold!

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