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City Sightseeing in Dubai with a Difference

People often think of traditional desert safaris and sky high towers when it comes to touring Dubai. But, there are innovative tour operators with unique experiences to try.  Exotic flavours are waiting to be discovered in the back streets and souks, plus the sparkling coastline and immense blue sky offers much to explore!

Go beyond the traditional big bus tours, and check out these unique experiences for city sightseeing in Dubai below:

Explore with your appetite
If you love your food then this unique tour is sure to appeal! Sitting down for a meal can uncover more about a culture than you might first imagine. Frying Pan Adventures offer guided ‘food walks’ through Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines prevalent throughout Dubai. You’ll try a variety of foods throughout and learn about the history of each dish. Savour delicious smells and get an authentic taste of Arabic culture on this city sightseeing Dubai tour. Visit www.fryingpanadventures.com

Get sky high on a seaplane adventure
Feel the thrill of a breath-taking water take off then soar above the city on a seaplane tour of Dubai. Every seat is a window seat so you can sit back, relax and enjoy unparalleled views of Dubai’s most iconic attractions. The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and World Islands are all easily covered with this exciting tour. There are several tours and locations to choose from – the ultimate tour to do is Seawings Signature Tour which is a 45 minutes scenic flight.

As well as the usual sights you’ll get to see Dubai’s newest landmarks Ain Dubai – which is set to be the world’s largest observation wheel and the Dubai Frame which stands on the border of ‘old Dubai’ and the city’s futuristic downtown heart. This is definitely the best option for city sightseeing Dubai, you’ll enjoy a fresh perspective of the famous sights!

Cruise Dubai Creek on a unique dinner experience
Bateaux Dubai has been sailing Dubai Creek for a decade, and it remains a firm traveller favourite today. While Dubai is known for being a desert city, the historic creek has played a key role in the city’s development, establishing it as a key trading port many years ago. Take in the sights of Dubai while enjoying a sumptuous meal in air conditioned comfort. The boat design features extensive glass so that you can simply relax and enjoy the views while listening to the live band. See the floating bridge, Deira Clock Tower, Dhow Wharf and more as you cruise along the waterway that circle Dubai’s downtown heart.

Ride waves at The Surf House
The Surf House is a local favourite with water sports lovers, and located in a side street off Jumeirah Beach. This popular shop offers SUP and surfboard rentals for those wanting to explore Dubai on the water, as well as general fitness and yoga classes. The café is bustling on the weekends with the brunch crowd, it’s best to book ahead of you want to head out on a paddle board. With the board rental and lessons situated right on the Jumeirah Beach front, you can set up an iconic holiday beach shot with the Burj Al Arab perfectly positioned in the background.

Go worldwide at Global Village
Now in it’s 23rd season Global Village has firmly established itself as an unmissable destination – where else can you tour the entire world in one day? See Big Ben, marvel at the Eiffel Tower and take photos with the Statue of Liberty in the background! You can enjoy global cuisines such as authentic Dum Biryani for lunch and tasty Jumbo Shrimp in the evening. This is a great place for family day out sightseeing and perfect if you’re looking for a unique city sightseeing Dubai tour that’s good for kids. There are regular stunt shows and live concerts every Friday night until the season ends on 13th April, 2019.

If you’d like to know more about city sightseeing in Dubai and taking one of our unique seaplane tours get in touch with us!

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