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Take flight over Dubai with Dubai helicopter tours

Experience Dubai's iconic sights from a thrilling new angle. Our helicopter tours take you above the city's skyscrapers and pristine coastline. Choose from shared adventures or private charters, with flights ranging from 12 to 30 minutes. You get views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab. Witness Dubai in all its glory- from the Jumeirah Corniche beaches to the futuristic Business Bay and Dubai Canal.

Things to know before booking your Dubai helicopter tours

  • Choose your flight time! Tours range from a quick 12-minute adventure to a more comprehensive 30-minute exploration, with prices starting from AED 675 and reaching AED 5,500. Flight prices increase with longer durations, so pick the perfect fit for your time and budget!
  • Shared vs. private tours: Both shared and private tours offer a maximum capacity of 5 passengers, with shared tours being the most cost-effective option. While private tours are pricier, they provide an intimate experience perfect for a special occasion. There is only one private helicopter tour option, please select your tour accordingly.
  • Safety first! Passengers are weighed before the flight to ensure proper weight balance within the helicopter. The total weight limit is 450 kg. If your group exceeds this, you might be split across different tours.
  • The sights you see depend on your chosen tour duration. Check our route map above for a detailed breakdown! Shorter tours cover iconic landmarks, while extended tours showcase Dubai's sprawl, including the World Islands and Jumeirah Beach Corniche.
  • For your convenience, all helicopter tours must be booked online in advance. We don't currently offer onsite booking options.

What to expect on your Dubai helicopter tour: A 4-step guide

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Arrive at the location

Head to the departure location mentioned in your confirmation email at an hour before your flight time. A crew will be there to greet you, answer any last-minute questions, and get you pumped for your aerial adventure!

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Safety instructions

A certified pro will give you a quick safety briefing. They'll cover everything you need to know, like what to do in case of, well, anything, how to use the cool safety gear, and how to be a pro helicopter passenger.

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Weight measurement

This might sound strange, but everyone gets weighed before you hop on. It's a safety measure to ensure the helicopter flies nicely and is balanced. The weight limit per individual seat is 110kg. Customers weighing more will have to purchase an additional seat. Customers requiring seat belt extensions cannot be accommodated.

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Boarding the helicopter

Once you're weighed in, it's time to head to the helipad – cue the excitement! The crew will help you board the helicopter and get comfy in your seat. Buckle up, take a deep breath, and get ready to be blown away by the incredible views of Dubai as you soar into the sky!

Compare & choose your perfect Dubai helicopter tour

Tour name
Starting at
Tour type
Choose your flight time
Sights you'll see
Additional sights covered with extended tours
Booking link
From Downtown Dubai: Shared Helicopter Tour
AED 675
Shared helicopter tour
12/17/22 minutes
Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal, Godolphin, Business Bay
Atlantis Hotel, Port Rashid, Largest UAE Flag, World Islands,Old Dubai, Dubai Creek Golf Course, Bur Dubai Wind Towers
From Atlantis, The Palm: Shared Helicopter Tour
AED 715
Shared helicopter tour
12/15/17/25 minutes
Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure Water Park, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Coastline
World Islands, Arabian Gulf, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Creek, Port Rashid, Union House, Dubai Internet City, Jebel Ali Race Course, Emirates Living neighborhoods, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Marina
From Downtown Dubai: Private Helicopter Tour
AED 3,000
Private helicopter tour
12/17/22/30 minutes
Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal, Godolphin, Business Bay
Dubai Marina, Blue Water Island, Ain Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes, Old Dubai, Dubai Creek Golf Course, Bur Dubai Wind Towers, Atlantis Hotel, World Islands, Port Rashid, Largest UAE Flag
Skydive Dubai: Gyrocopter Private Flight over Dubai at the Palm Drop Zone
AED 1,199
Private flight
20-minutes
Atlantis Hotel, Burj Al Arab, the tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island, and more.
NA
Combo (Save 3%): Shared Dubai Helicopter Tour + Aquaventure Water Park Tickets
AED 999
Shared tour
12-minutes
Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah, The Jumeriah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal, Godolphin, Business Bay.
NA
Combo: Shared Dubai Helicopter Tour + Free View At The Palm Tickets
AED 899
Shared tour
17-minutes
Atlantis Hotel, Port Rashid, Largest UAE Flag, World Islands, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Coastline, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal, Godolphin, Business Bay.
NA

Getting to your Dubai helicopter tour boarding points

Shared tours – Dubai Police Academy

Address: Dubai Police Academy, Al SufouhAl Sufouh 1,  Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Find on map. 

  • By bus: Nearest Bus Stop: Umm Suqeim, Junction - 01 (approximately 6-minute walk)
    Bus lines: 12, 81, or 93 can take you to this stop.
  • By metro: The nearest metro station is Sharaf DG (approximately 13-minute walk). However, there is no direct connection from the metro station to the Dubai Police Academy. You'd need to take a taxi or ride-sharing service for the last leg.

Private tours – Falcon Heli

Address: Falcon Heli Tours, White Beach Parking Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Find it on map. 

  • By tram: Nearest tram station is Al Sufouh Tram Station (approximately 57-minute walk - not recommended due to distance)
  • By taxi: This is the most convenient option to reach the Palm Jumeirah location due to the distance from the nearest tram station.

Know before you go on your helicopter tour in Dubai

Timings
Visitor tips
Things to do nearby
Timings - Dubai Helicopter Tours

Shared flights

  • Timings between 9:30am to 12pm / 12:30pm to 2:30pm / 3pm to 5pm
  • Duration: 12/15/17/22/25 minutes

Private flights

  • Timings between 9am to 12pm / 12:30pm to 2:30pm / 3pm to 5pm.
  • Duration: 12/17/22 minutes

Best time to go

The cooler months of November to March offer pleasant weather and favourable views from the sky. Warmer months between June to September experience harsher sunlight, making it difficult to enjoy the experience. You don't have to worry about crowds as bookings are done in advance and there's limited capacity per helicopter. For this, we recommend visiting during the cooler months.

Visitor tips - Dubai Helicopter Tours
  • ID: Original passport or valid ID is mandatory for security checks (digital copies are not accepted).
  • Arrive early: We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before your tour time for a smooth check-in process.
  • Comfort is key: Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, with closed-toe shoes. Carry sunglasses to prevent glare.
  • Photography: Small personal cameras are allowed. Selfie sticks, iPads, and professional cameras are prohibited.
  • Pack light: Leave bulky bags and purses in designated lockers. Bring essentials like tissues or lip balm in your pockets.
  • Child age limit: Children under 2 years old are not allowed. Children must be at least 4 years old and weigh at least 16 kg (35 lbs) to participate.
  • Weather conditions: Flight times might be adjusted or rescheduled due to visibility or other weather conditions.
  • Pregnancy: Consult your doctor and check tour guidelines for limitations related to pregnancy.
  • Flight regulations: No food, alcohol, or smoking is permitted onboard.
Things to do nearby - Dubai Helicopter Tours
  • Burj Khalifa: Take your Dubai experience to new heights with skydiving or a dazzling show at the Dubai Opera. Cap it off with fine dining and breathtaking views from a signature restaurant.
  • The View at the Palm: Get your adrenaline pumping with skydiving or a seaplane tour. Dive into The Lost Chambers Aquarium or cool off at Aquaventure Waterpark.
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: Go deeper with a glass bottom boat tour or a thrilling shark encounter (extra fees may apply). Dive into the virtual world with VR Ocean Explorer.
  • Dubai Dhow Cruises: Set sail on a traditional dhow cruise. Savor delicious cuisine and entertainment while cruising Dubai's scenic waterways and admiring the city's skyline.

Frequently asked questions about Dubai helicopter tours

How can I book a Dubai helicopter tour?

All Dubai helicopter tours require online booking in advance. We don't offer walk-in bookings.

What is the cost of booking a Dubai helicopter tour?

Our Dubai helicopter tours start from AED 675 and range up to AED 6,500. The shared tours cost less and cover the most iconic landmarks of the city, whereas, the private tours, although expensive, provide an intimate experience and cover more sites.

What's included in my Dubai helicopter tour ticket price?

The price typically covers the helicopter ride, pilot commentary (if available), and any applicable taxes.

Where are the meeting points for the helicopter tours in Dubai?

Meeting points will vary depending on the tour you choose. Your tour will begin and end either from Downtown Dubai or Atlantis, The Palm.

Can I book a private dubai helicopter tour?

Yes, we offer a limited number of private tours. These are booked separately from shared tours and come at a higher cost.

Are helicopter tours in Dubai safe?

Dubai helicopter tours prioritize safety. Strict regulations ensure well-maintained helicopters and highly trained pilots. Pre-flight briefings and emergency protocols add another layer of security.

What are the weight restrictions for helicopter tours in Dubai?

The total weight limit per person is 110kg. Passengers are weighed before the flight to ensure proper weight distribution.

Do I need to bring my passport for helicopter tours in Dubai?

Yes, an original passport or valid ID is mandatory for security checks (digital copies are not accepted).

What types of Dubai helicopter tours do you offer?

We offer shared tours (up to 5 passengers) and private tours (up to 5 passengers, booked separately). Tour durations range from 12 to 30 minutes, showcasing various landmarks.

What sights can I see on a helicopter tour in Dubai?

The sights you see depend on the tour duration. Shorter tours cover iconic landmarks like Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah. Extended tours might include the World Islands and Jumeirah Beach Corniche.

Can I customize the flight path during helicopter tours in Dubai?

Customization options are limited. Shared tours follow a set route, while private tours might offer some flexibility (within limitations, discussed upon booking).

Can I participate if I have a medical condition?

We recommend consulting with your doctor before booking, especially if you have any concerns about your health or ability to fly.

What is the age limit for the helicopter tours in Dubai?

Children under 2 years old cannot participate. Children aged 4-16 must be accompanied by an adult. They must also be at least 4 years old and weigh at least 16 kg (35 lbs).

What can I bring on the Dubai helicopter tour?

Small personal cameras are allowed, but selfie sticks, iPads, and professional cameras are prohibited. Leave bulky bags and purses in designated lockers. Bring essentials like tissues or lip balm in your pockets.

How early should I arrive for my Dubai helicopter tour?

Aim to arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled tour time for a smooth check-in process.