The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is popularly known to be the home of jaw-dropping man-made marvels and progressive technological pursuits. From its cloud-skimming skyscrapers, avant-garde infrastructures, and record-smashing feats, the UAE is a nation that is truly a sight to behold.
Take a trip down memory lane and immerse yourself in as much culture and heritage as you can by booking a private seaplane heritage tour. Take in the sights from way up in the sky and descend to a heady exploration of the UAE’s most loved cultural and heritage trails.
The UAE is a relatively “young” nation, having only been established as an independent nation in 1971. However, this does not erase the centuries-old journey of its ancestors. In its hills and valleys, deserts and oases, and even in the midst of a bustling city, vestiges of the past show citizens of the present what life was like eons ago.
If you are one who delights in delving into bygone eras, then a heritage trip would surely prove to be a thrilling escapade. Add to that the fact that you will be marveling at expansive views of the Emirates skyline and the turquoise waters of the Arabian seas, while ensconced in your very own plush seat aboard a luxurious aircraft, and the pleasure factor shoots up to the nines.
When you want to add a special twist to the usual heritage tours, it is best to set your sights on a seaplane ride. Go gallivanting around the heritage spots in the Emirates with an exclusive seaplane flight. We at Seawings understand that you have your own preferences, which is why we have put together a selection of excursion packages that will make your seaplane tour truly spectacular.
To get you started, we have compiled a select few of our recommended hotspots for your cultural and heritage sightseeing experience in the UAE:
1. Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is home to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Al Ain. Other UNESCO-classified cultural sites found within “the Spring” are the six Al Ain oases and the archeological sites of the Bida bint Saud and Jebel Hafeet Tombs and Hili Archeological Park.
For the inimitable seaplane luxury tour, you can opt to take off from the breathtaking Dubai waters. Up in the air, gaze at the magnificent splendor of offshore islands glinting like gems in the emerald waters of the Persian Gulf.
The 45-minute plane ride will also allow you to behold astounding edifices such as the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. Both are iconic buildings in the UAE that hold top spots in several world records. You can also see the magnificent Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago that is designed to resemble a palm tree.
After touching down in Abu Dhabi, a knowledgeable Seawings tour guide will usher you around cultural and historic landmarks that display the city’s rich heritage. Stroll along the breezy man-made Corniche Beach. Take in the serene surroundings of the largest mosque in the country, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Take a sip of the decadently opulent 24K Emirates Palace Gold Cappuccino, sprinkled with real gold flakes for that superlative coffee experience.
You can upgrade your tour package if you want to include other well-loved spots like the Louvre Abu Dhabi, where you can fix your eyes on exquisite art collections from around the globe.
Dubai is another busy metropolitan that beautifully melds the old and the new in a stunning collage that will please your senses. Enjoy a 45-minute scenic flight in the comforts of your own plush seats as you feast your eyes on the Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah, and the spellbinding The World Islands, a man-made masterpiece that resembles the world map.
Capture the mesmerizing beauty of the Dubai Creek before descending over its waters. Your exclusive Seawings tour guide will then expertly lead you around popular attractions, majestic old buildings, and narrow alleyways of the old trading port in the Dubai Creek area. Here, you will encounter tantalizing sights, sounds, smell, and tastes that let you feel the emirate’s quintessential Arabian soul.
This private Dubai Heritage Tour will also allow you to experience the traditional Abra boat ride along the Creek. This will lead you to the Dubai Museum where you can soak up the city’s vibrant history. Continue on to enjoy the historic narrative as you make your way to the 19th-century neighborhood of Al Bastakiya where you can enjoy a traditional Arabic meal.
Considered as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World, joining a seaplane tour to Sharjah is like journeying to the past. From Dubai, you land in Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon and will be ferried around in Seawings private luxury transport vehicles. With your erudite guide leading the way, delve into the historic accounts of Sharjah through galleries, forts, and museums.
Outdoor activities may include a trek to the UNESCO-identified Mleiha Archeological Centre, a desert safari ride, or a trip to watch the ancient Bedouin tradition of camel racing. Iconic landmarks include Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi, Sharjah Heritage Museum, and the many souks that highlight the varied cultural flavors of Sharjah.
Tourists who want to give a nod to the seafaring history of Sharjah can also take a leisurely cruise aboard a traditional dhow along its pristine waters. The Al Qasba and Al Majaz waterfront along the Sharjah corniche offers special dhow cruise packages.
To cap off your Sharjah jaunt, your seasoned Seawings guide will take you to Al Bait Hotel where you can savor a traditional gourmet meal.
Known all over the world as a cosmopolitan hub, the UAE is a progressive country with all the conveniences of cutting-edge technology. However, there is more to this nation than these trailblazing rarities and novelties. Deep within its modern-day walls, you can find a culture and heritage as resplendent as the sun setting over its titian sands.
There’s a kaleidoscope of experiences waiting to be discovered by both local inhabitants and world wanderers alike. Relish these through a private seaplane tour that will not only give you a bird’s-eye view of scenic spots, but also take you to ground level where you can get an up-close and personal encounter with the cultural and historic heritage of the UAE.
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