Must Do Cultural Experiences in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is well known for its ability to stun the world with magnificent structures and entertainment experiences like the world has never seen, but the UAE has more to offer than these iconic megastructures. Take a deeper dive into where the UAE has come from, experience traditional cuisine, learn about its artistic masterpieces, and soak up the pride that exudes from the local Emirati people. Here, at Seawings Seaplane Tours, we have a few suggestions for you that may spark your imagination

Seawings Signature and Dubai Heritage Tour

Close your eyes as you walk the souks of a time gone by and take in the smells of turmeric, tamarind, frankincense, and incense. Let your imagination take you to a time when goods were traded for exotic spices; a time when life was less about modern creature comforts and more about exploring new lands and living each day to the fullest.

The Seawings Signature and Dubai Heritage Tour takes you on this journey of Arabian discovery. A forty-five-minute exhilarating seaplane tour of Dubai’s iconic skyline provides a picturesque overview of Dubai old and new. Landing at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, you are taken on a 4-hour private tour of Dubai’s rich and captivating past. Streets lined with gold stores as far as the eye can see, spices from lands afar, and textiles as soft as freshly spun silk are but some of the experience you’ll have on this personalised journey.

The Seawings Signature and Dubai Heritage Tour starts at AED 2,495 per adult and includes a 45-minute relaxed aerial tour of Dubai, a 4-hour private tour of old Dubai, entrance fee to local museums, complementary road transfers, and a wonderful meal at Al Bastakia; amongst other things.

Abu Dhabi City Tour and Private Discovery Tour

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is teeming with cultural opportunities. From awe-inspiring Arabic architecture through to souks that have stood the test of time, Abu Dhabi is a city that will expand your understanding of the UAE’s cultural heritage. Visiting Abu Dhabi would not be complete without a trip to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; a structure so magnificent that it instantly brings a sense of peace and serenity to the most restless mind.

The Seawings Abu Dhabi City Tour and Private Discovery offer you an opportunity to delve into the heart of this diverse and ever-expanding metropolis. Take off from the calm clear waters of Yas Marina on a 30-minute aerial Seawings Seaplane Tour of Abu Dhabi and marvel at the sheer magnitude of the many islands that make up Abu Dhabi. Your private tour guide will enlighten you along the way with stories of age-old traditions and tales of times gone by. Visit the Grand Mosque and quaint souks before partaking in the gold coffee experience at the Emirates Palace.

This amazing tour of Abu Dhabi starts at AED 1,795 per adult and includes the Seawings Seaplane Tour, a 4-hour private tour of Abu Dhabi, and the gold coffee experience at Emirates Palace. In our opinion, It’s one of the best things do in Abu Dhabi.

Private Charter to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

It’s a day you’ll never forget and cultural experience that surpasses all expectations. Taking off from Dubai on our your private scenic Seawings Seaplane Tour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s spectacular coastline is only the beginning of the adventure. You’ll be whisked away from Yas Marina towards the Louvre Abu Dhabi, where a plethora of cultural works await you. Take a tour of over 600 works including a 3000-year-old Middle Eastern gold bracelet with lion’s head and a third millennium BC standing Bactrian Princess. With twelve galleries, or chapters, representing the story of humanity, the Louvre Abu Dhabi pays great homage to common connections throughout humanity.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi experience with Seawings starts at AED 14,000 per private seaplane charter. Public museum entrance fees and return road transfers are included. What better way to spend the day with a few of your closest friends and family.

Bedouin-style dining at Al Falaj

Set in the most serene location of the Abu Dhabi desert, Qasar Al Sarab, Desert Resort by Anantara, is an oasis that provides a UAE cultural experience with a taste of opulence. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Bedouin-style dining experience at Al Falaj restaurant. Set under the stars, this experience is only open during the cooler months and provides a taste of what Bedouin culture is like. The smell of lamb grilling on the spit and relaxing sheesha after await you at Al Falaj.

The Al Falaj restaurant is 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm during the cooler months. 

Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage with Frying Pan Adventures

What is more cultural than food? The Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage is a gastronomic adventure that will leave your taste buds begging for more. With ten different Arabic food tastings along your journey, your guide will educate you on the origins and finer points of each cuisine; at some stage, you may even be in the kitchen yourself. Pace yourself, there is more fabulous food on this tour than you could possibly consume. From Iranian stone bread through to street-side shawarma's this is a no brainer when comes to an ultimate Dubai cultural experience.

The Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage can be booked directly on the Frying Pan Adventures website and costs AED 395 per person, excluding 5% VAT and online processing fees. The tour includes ten Arabic tastings over approximately 4-hours, so come hungry.

Experience the UAE Culture

We have given you a few ideas of where to go for a little bit of the UAE cultural experience. Everyone's idea of culture is different and everyone has their unique set of desires; the UAE has something for everyone. When looking for things to do in Dubai or places to visit in Abu Dhabi, be sure to seek the unusual and delve into something that sticks with you for years to come.

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