The desert is not a place that would normally come to mind when you are looking for a nature and wildlife holiday. The United Arab Emirates and Musandam; however, have some of the most fascinating locations that would rival the best around the world. If you a looking to expose your family to the riches of mother nature and get them out of the city for a day of exploration, we at Seawings Seaplane Tours have a few highlights that we would like to recommend.
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
This experience is nothing short of exceptional. Soar into the skies and gaze at the horizon as you are flown into a desert that looks like it comes straight from an oil painting. Effortlessly glide down between the dunes and get ready to embark on an eye-opening experience that will give you a new found appreciation for what you once thought were mere mountains of sand.
Situated in the UAE’s first National Park and the largest piece of land that Dubai has ever dedicated to a single project, Al Maha offers a unique opportunity to learn about how the fauna and flora survive in such harsh conditions. Experience some of the unique wildlife that has evolved to thrive off of their natural surroundings. Highly trained guides will take you on a 4×4 guided Dubai Wildlife Safari and fill your families’ minds with facts and figures. You will also learn about what Dubai is doing to protect endangered species and conserve their natural habitat.
Of course, after a hot day of exploration and education, it’s always good to be able to take a refreshing dip in the pool and enjoy a delicious meal. The package offered by Seawings Seaplane Tours has all these options and more.
Sir Bani Yas Island
An exhilarating morning flight for the family transports you to a land of pure amazement. Sir Bani Yas Island is situated South West of the City of Abu Dubai and is a wildlife conservation reserve like you’ve never experienced before. The culmination of a vision that the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding President of the United Arab Emirates had for this historic island, Sir Bani Yas now has over 13,000 animals and an overwhelming abundance of fauna and flora.
Your family will be treated to a 1.5 hour Abu Dhabi Wildlife Safari of Sir Bani Yas Island. Make sure to keep a lookout for Arabian Oryx, Giraffe, Mountain Gazelle, Sudan Cheetah, and Striped Hyena as you are guided through the conservation park. The various landscapes are quite something to behold, and the fascinating history dating back to 600 AD is a budding historians dream.
Before you depart the island, be it by land or air, your bellies will be satisfied with a meticulously prepared three-course meal. Seawings Seaplane Tours will arrange the entire day on your behalf, from land transportation through to excursions and meals; all you will need to do is arrive and enjoy the day with your kids.
Sailing in the Musandam Fjords
Perhaps the ocean is what your kids would like to experience. What if you could fly them on a private seaplane across the country and have them spend the day on a traditional Arabic dhow? Seawings Seaplane Tours can make this a reality for you.
Experience a new part of the peninsula as you touch down on the azure waters of Fujairah, al Dana. Take a leisurely ride to Dibba and hop on board the traditional dhow. It’s commonplace to see majestic dolphins swimming alongside the hull of the dhow as you head into the picturesque fjords; something reminiscent of the fjords of Norway. Take the family out for a snorkel or rent a kayak and explore the more remote parts of the fjords. It’s truly a day where nature can be experienced in all its beauty.
A gourmet lunch is expertly prepared for your family, as well as refreshments being available throughout the day. The Seawings Seaplane Tour team is here to make it a seamless experience for you from start to finish.
Snorkeling on the Fujairah
On another spectacular journey to the other side of the UAE, this Easter take your kids on a one-day snorkeling fiesta to Snoopy Island, Fujairah. Rated one of the Top 5 things to do in Fujairah by TripAdvisor, Snoopy Island is a great place for you and your family to spend some time in nature. Teaming with underwater wildlife, Snoopy Islands waters are filled with fish such as turtles, puffer fish, rays, moray eels, starfish and black tip reef sharks. Kayaking is also an option for this adventure. Experienced kayakers will show you the correct stroke technique, how to maneuver the kayak and some of the kayaking commands.
The Seawings Seaplane Tour team is here to arrange everything for you. Your meals will be prepared, luxury return transportation arranged and all other bookings made in advance. It’s a one-stop-shop to a fun-filled adventure on the east coast.
Kayaking in the Ajman Mangroves
An Easter family holiday for the active wildlife family is just one emirate away from Dubai. Ajman has some of the most wonderful natural mangrove reserves that are teaming with indigenous wildlife. Paddle your way with your family through serene lagoons and make sure you keep a lookout for the majestic pink flamingos. These mangroves are a twitchers paradise and should on the bucket list of any bird enthusiast.
The Seawings Seaplanes Tours team will get you there on a private seaplane flight of fancy and bring you home in a private luxury vehicle.
Easter Family Holiday with Seawings
As you can see, there are plenty of amazing wildlife and nature filled holiday options for you and your family right here in the UAE. Our Seawings Seaplane Tour team has tried and tested each and every one of these activities in an effort to ensure that you are offered only the best that the UAE has to give. Your next UAE holiday is only a click or a phone call away. Let us make your family’s Easter holiday dreams come true.
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