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Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting for Muslims the world over. This year, Ramadan begins on May 5th and will go on till June 4th. Depending on the sighting of the moon, Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5th (tentatively). While a lot of people leave UAE during this month or desist from visiting, they are actually missing out on a deeply immersive, revelatory experience. Ramadan in UAE isn’t just about spiritual piety and solemnly observing religious traditions. It is also an exuberant time of frolic and festive cheer and visiting the UAE during this month is perhaps the best way to experience and understand the culture and heritage of the region.

Things to Do During Ramadan in UAE

There are plenty of places to visit and things to do in the UAE during the month of Ramadan. Here are our top four recommendations of things to see, eat and do during your trip:

1. SEE

The Burj Khalifa

There is nothing quite as majestic as a 360-degree view of the horizon from the top of the world’s tallest building. Get an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the marvellous cityscape, the desert and the ocean from the 125th floor which is located 456 metres above sea level.

2. EAT

Dinner at Giardino

After dusk, head out to Giardino, the multi-cuisine restaurant located at Palazzo Versace Dubai, a 5-star hotel whose exclusive architecture and landscaped gardens are as impressive as its luxury amenities. With live cooking stations offering Middle-Eastern and international delicacies, this is the perfect place for scintillating conversations over a decadent meal. The avant-garde setting, consisting of marble “terrazzo” flooring, extravagant columns and a Versace jungle motif wallpaper-inspired wallcovering, serves to heighten the sensory pleasure of the outstanding culinary experience.

3. DO

Authentic Safari + Iftar

Combining an Iftar with an authentic desert safari should be a must-do on your list this Ramadan. Catch glimpses of the local wildlife, indulge in an authentic Emeriti feast, lounge about in a luxurious Bedouin camp, allow your guide to regale you with stories, enjoy a falconry demonstration, gaze at the stars – in other words, do everything that’ll infuse your Iftar with quintessentially Arabian experiences.

Seawings Signature Tour

Take off from the water and soar into the sky onboard a Cessna seaplane that will take you around all of Dubai’s major attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al-Arab Hotel, the Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands. Fly over the fleet of luxury yachts at the Dubai Marina, the gold-tinted beaches and lush green golf courses. There’s nothing like flying in a seaplane for a true-blue Dubai experience!

Dos and Don’ts in the UAE during Ramadan

While UAE is a fun place to be during Ramadan, there is a list of what to do and what not to do during Ramadan, so as to avoid hurting anyone’s sentiments. Here are a few Ramadan dos and don’ts:

1. Remember that the days are meant for fasting for the Muslims so avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public. This is considered disrespectful to those who are observing the fast.
2. Do not turn down an invitation to Iftar, the meal that breaks the fast at the end of the day. It is considered auspicious to be invited to break bread and therefore, disrespectful to turn down such an invitation.
3. Since people will be fasting through the day, they will tire more than in the other months and productivity will not be at the same level as before. Be mindful of this.
4. Do not schedule work meetings over lunch. Even though Muslims work during Ramadan, they will be fasting during the lunch break and hence it would be impolite to eat in front of them.
5. Do not play loud music or dress inappropriately during Ramadan.
6. Do not leave dinner appointments until the last minute. Since everyone would be in a hurry to break the fast, restaurants often tend to get overbooked.
7. Take dates and gifts when you have been invited to Iftar. It is an auspicious occasion and you should thank your Muslim friends for it.
8. Avoid arguments as much as possible. It is important to uphold the peace during the Holy Month.
So there you have it. If you thought you should give UAE a miss during Ramadan, think again. Visit the country during the Holy month and enjoy a slice of the region’s tradition-enriched life.

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If you want to know how much does it cost to charter a private plane in Abu Dhabi, you’ve come to the right place. We specialise in private charter tours and scenic flights, and have several options for you to choose from. Our aerial tours are one of the best ways to explore Abu Dhabi as you’ll get a unique bird’s eye view of the city from the sky covering the expansive waterways, stunning coastline and urban downtown heart. Fly with us and arrive in style!

We are the only seaplane tour operator in the Emirates and offer charter flights and tours both within Abu Dhabi, and to 25 destinations across the Middle East and Oman. Whether you’re looking for a private scenic flight to tour the city or a luxury transfer to an idyllic island resort we can help. A charter flight experience makes for a truly memorable flight as you have the entire plane to yourselves. These flights are perfect for family groups or private business trips.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH OUR PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHTS

Every seat on each of our luxury seaplanes is a window seat, ensuring uninterrupted views of the city. Private road transfers, welcome refreshments and a dedicated check-in are all included, ensuring you get the VIP experience from start to finish. Our private charter flights can take up to nine passengers in total, and we can accommodate larger groups with additional planes.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARTER A PRIVATE PLANE IN ABU DHABI?

Abu Dhabi Private Tour – ultimate private charter

Our premium Abu Dhabi Private Tour gives you a full 30 minutes in the air and we take-off from the sparkling waters of Yas Marina. Take in stunning vistas of Abu Dhabi’s natural beauty as you fly over the channels between the multiple islands that make up this fascinating city.

See the new Louvre perfectly perched on the water’s edge and marvel at the impressive Mina Zayed Port. Be enchanted by the impressive Presidential Palace and neighbouring Emirates Palace Hotel, with countless domes and intricate landscaping. See all of Abu Dhabi stretch out in front of you as you fly across the city’s famous Corniche. A highlight are the beautiful mangrove forests that help to keep Abu Dhabi’s waters clean and clear.

Cost: AED 8,000 per charter

PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHTS TO UNIQUE DESTINATIONS
We also offer private charter flights to top destinations such as Sir Bani Yas Island, as well as other Emirates including Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. We can help you create your perfect holiday and assist with arranging everything from the accomodation to the transfers.  Whether you’re looking for an exclusive outing with a gourmet lunch or wildlife safari on Sir Bani Yas Island with overnight hotels booked in we can help! If you are looking to arrange a charter for a business trip we can arrange everything you need for your outing – including the catering and pre or post-flight venue.

Cost: Prices for charter flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai start from AED 12,075 per charter.

Now that you know the answer to your question – How much does it cost to charter a private plane in Abu Dhabi, book in with us today! We’re you’re local expert and have flown more than 170,000 happy guests across the Emirates.

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If you’re looking at seaplane tours in Dubai, you may also want to know how much does it cost to charter a flight in Dubai. It’s actually more reasonable that you would think.  And, many charter flights offer additional luxuries, such as road transfers and refreshments, adding to the overall experience. Here in Dubai Seawings offers private charter flights to 25 locations across the Emirates and Oman.

Seaplane tours Dubai: How much does it costs to charter a flight in Dubai?

Our private charter flights are exclusively reserved for you and your guests only, this is the ultimate luxury scenic flight experience we offer. Each of our state-of-the-art seaplanes can take up to nine guests in total. All our charter flights include complimentary refreshments, a dedicated check-in area, welcome drinks and return road transfers. These complimentary benefits are worth considering if you’re thinking about seaplane tours in Dubai, and how much does it cost to charter a flight in Dubai.

Dubai Private Tour – from Jebal Ali
You will start with a thrilling water take-off from Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa before soaring above Dubai’s world-famous attractions. Relax in your luxury leather seat, and snap incredible pictures of Dubai’s iconic skyline and glittering coast. This 45 minute experience ensures plenty of time in the air.

Enjoy stunning vistas of world-famous attractions including the Burj Khalifa, the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands – 300 islands built to resemble a world map. You’ll soar above Ain Dubai on Bluewaters Island, which is set to be the world’s largert observation wheel once complete. Look down and see boats docking at Port Rashid and traditional Abras crossing Dubai Creek. Before you land take note of the impressive Dubai Frame which marks the border of Dubai’s historic centre and futuristic downtown heart.
Cost: AED 12,075 per charter

Dubai Private Tour – from Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek is where the very first seaplanes landed in Dubai, so you’ll be recreating history with your exclusive charter flight. Enjoy an exhilarating take-off before you fly at 1500 ft above Dubai’s iconic landmarks in the comfort of your luxury leather window seat. This flight follows the same path as our Dubai Private Tour from Jebal Ali. You will take in impressive vistas of Dubai’s iconic landmarks on this full 45 minute experience, before gently gliding back down to where you began on Dubai Creek.
Cost: AED 12,075 per charter

Seawings Bespoke
This is a breathtaking way to travel. Choose to fly to any of our 25 landing locations at a time convenient to you. Cost for this tour is dependent on the route – which is completely customizable. This tour takes you back to the golden age of travel when a flight was not only about the destination but also the experience of travelling the landscape.

Charter flight and holiday packages
We also offer a range of premium holiday packages to remote destinations, and create bespoke packages for destinations including Sir Bani Yas Island and Six Senses in Zighy Bay. Visit www.seawings.ae for more details.

We hope we answered your question about Seaplane tours in Dubai. If you’d like more information about our flights and services contact our expert team.

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The Heart of Sharjah – take a cultural journey back in time to the UAE’s capital of Culture

From luscious lagoons and archaeological marvels, to vibrant souks and decadent local dining – Sharjah is a must- see on any UAE adventure list!

After taking in Dubai’s iconic landmarks on a luxury Seawings Seaplane flight, we fly in the direction of Sharjah and soar over its colourful ports and the emerald shorelines below. Once we reach the Emirate, we gracefully glide into one of the two jetties exclusively reserved for Seawings seaplanes. We are literally inside the mesmerizing Khalid Lagoon!

The Khalid Lagoon is one of the UAE’s most spectacular water features and a key Sharjah tourist attraction – instantly recognizable by the Jet D’Eau at its epicenter (a fountain that can shoot water up to 150 metres into the air so we’re told). The views around us are a striking juxtaposition of modern skyscrapers intermingled with Arabesque mosques, archaic structures, and dazzling architecture.

From here the choice is endless…do we go for a stroll along the bustling Al Majaz Waterfront to the right, or do we enjoy the ecological ambience of the Al Noor island’s indoor Butterfly Garden to the left? Our guide tells us we can do both, so after a delicious coffee at the Waterfront, we move to the Butterfly Garden – passing the Palm Tree Garden which is home to a large portion of the UAE’s 47 million palm trees.

The next stop on the agenda is the Central Souk. We approach what resembles a beautiful, British colonial train station, but upon stepping inside, we discover a treasure trove of trinkets, traditional apparel, fabrics, ornaments, jewelry, and more.

After some productive shopping in the souk, we are eager to sample some traditional gastronomy so next, we are taken on a swift Sharjah City Tour – ending at the Al Bait Sharjah – a GHM hotel.

Perceptions can be deceptive and if it wasn’t for the fleet of vintage cars outside – we would have thought that we had stepped into an ancient Arabian time-capsule. We thought that the Seawings Seaplane flight was going to be the only opulent highlight of our cultural day of discovery – but we were wrong. We entered one of the UAE’s most authentic hotels that perfectly combines history with high-end luxury and we were greeted with a ‘welcome home’ by a friendly member of staff (fitting, given that the meaning of ‘Bait’ is home in Arabic). We were then led to a picturesque majlis that really made us feel submerged in our Middle Eastern surroundings. To further add to the welcome we were presented with ‘magic chocolates’ and a glass of ‘liquid silver’ –  a refreshing concoction of lavender and fruit syrups.

The building itself is a 200 years old UNESCO site and tells the illustrious story of Ibrahim Al Midfa –  a merchant and chief secretary to four of Sharjah’s rulers. Located in front of Sharjah’s main port, the hotel used to be an Inn for travelling rulers and prominent Bedouins – today it continues to draw a guest list of royals and the international Glitterati.

After meandering through white stone and coral rock corridors and past the UAE’s only circular wind tower (a traditional air-conditioning system), we pass by the hotel’s library containing a selection of books – some over 500 years old – then we wander through the on-site museum to learn about the perilous pearl diving industry – once the main source of income for the Emirates.

Our Seawings tour guide then takes us to The Restaurant where we enjoy a generous sampling of sumptuous classic local cuisine as well as thoughtfully crafted world-wide dishes.  Its classic Emirati design details complete the chic, understated dining room – it was simply stunning.

Then it was time to dig deeper into the fascinating history of the cultural capital. Surrounding the hotel is the Al Hisn Fort – once an abandoned, ancient fortress dating back to the 1820s – today it is a myriad of cultural discovery and home to the Sharjah Heritage Museum, the Sharjah National Theatre, a secret garden, and a Madrasa – an Islamic teaching house. A short distance away is the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and after an afternoon spent soaking up this wealth of history, it’s time to sample some more of the local cuisine.

It seems that no two Sharjah tours are the same and each of these experiences is bespoke and crafted to meet the respective interests of the client. We have long since realised that we are in good hands –  our Seawings tour guide is an expert and knows exactly where to take us, so off we venture to Al Qasba for a well-deserved dinner.

Despite being in one of Sharjah’s attractive nightspots, we feel very much as if we are strolling through a French quarter. Flowing through the middle is the Al Qasba Canal, flanked on both sides by luscious palm trees and two quintessential Arabesque buildings spanning the length of the area. There’s an ample selection of restaurants to choose from and we opt for a lovely table outside to enjoy the sunset. Each side of the canal is linked by retro multi-coloured bridges, so after dinner, we saunter over to the other side.

Now it’s time to head back to Dubai and luckily, we have a very comfortable, luxury Seawings car to take us back the short distance to our hotel. Sated, enlightened, and thoroughly pleased with our Sharjah sightseeing tour we start making a plan for our next Seawings Seaplane adventure. This was certainly a highlight of our trip!

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Dubai is the most popular tourist destination in the Middle East, and with so many world-famous attractions to explore, it’s easy to see why. If you’re short of time, and want to be sure you don’t miss any key attractions, this list of important sightseeing places in Dubai should come in handy. It’s possible to cover all of these locations in one day – but we think you really need at least two days to be able to properly explore. And, there are so many other hidden gems to discover in this fascinating city!

Burj Khalifa – Downtown

The world’s tallest tower does not disappoint and is definitely on our list of sightseeing places in Dubai. There are several experiences to choose from – including At The Top which gives access to floors 124 and 125, and At The Top SKY which gives additional access to level 144 along with additional attractions. Go for a record breaking visit to this 830m high tower with a unique design inspired by the Hymenocallis desert flower. Set in the heart of Downtown Dubai with Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain on its doorstep, the Burj Khalifa makes for a great location to visit and tick off several of Dubai’s icons in one go.

Dubai Creek

This is where you can explore Dubai’s past and gain an understanding of the history and culture of the city. You can explore the exotic spice and gold souks, or take a ride across the Creek itself in a traditional Abra Boat. You can see original architecture in the Al Fahidi historical district, and the Dubai Museum is within easy reach. Complete your experience with a traditional Arabic meal, coffee and dates. To get the most out of your visit we recommend taking a guided tour. Our Private  Heritage Tour is one of the best, and specialises in small groups so you have a truly personalised experience – a highlight is finishing with a traditional Arabic meal.

Kite Beach

Kite beach is popular spot with tourists and locals alike, you can even see the Burj Al Arab as you walk along the shore. The area boasts an extensive coastal walkway with cafes and loungers along the beachfront. You can rent a paddleboard, take a kitesurfing lesson or watch skaters do tricks on the ramps in the skatepark. There are plenty of facilities for families, and all the beach areas are patrolled for your safety, just don’t forget your sunblock.

Palm Jumeirah

Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is world-famous for its unique shape and size, and is another of the important Dubai landmarks. Visit one of the five-star hotels for lunch or head to one of the luxury beach clubs for an afternoon relaxing in the sun. There’s an 11km pedestrian boardwalk along the outside which is dotted with food trucks and free for people to access. While you won’t really get a true feel for the Palm at ground level, it’s a completely different story from the sky. We recommend taking one of our scenic seaplane tours which will give you amazing views of this incredible island, as well as other Dubai icons.

Dubai Desert Conservation reserve

No trip to the Emirates is complete without a desert experience, and the Dubai Desert Conservation definitely one you don’t want to miss. One of the best ways to explore is to take advantage of Al Maharesort which is located within the Dubai Desert Conservation. We recommend their guided 4WD tour day package. You’ll travel across the rolling dunes and spot native flora and fauna such as camels, gazelles, falcons or even Arabian Oryx. All vehicles are air-conditioned for your comfort, and tours are available year-round.

Fly with us and see all of the sightseeing places in less than one hour!

Our Seawings scenic tours fly over all of Dubai’s iconic landmarks so you can pretty much tick off the important sightseeing places in Dubai! On our Seawings Signature Tour you’ll get to see Dubai’s latest attractions – Ain Dubai and the Dubai Frame – as well as the city’s must-see landmarks the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. Plus there are some amazing attractions, like The World Islands, that are only able to be appreciated from the air!

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Flying with children can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. And, with a bit of pre-planning it can be a great start to your holiday and create some incredible family memories. To help you get the most out of your next flight we’ve put together a flying with kids do’s and don’ts checklist.

Do understand the charges and restrictions for kid’s fares and baby equipment

Every airline has different allowances for baggage allowances and fees. Can you take a pushchair? Do they provide carry cots? Do the kids get a carry-on allowance? This goes for scenic tours too. Make sure you know what’s allowed, what’s provided and what isn’t before you book.

Do be prepared

Delayed flights and upset tummies can make flying extremely tough. Make sure you have wet wipes, spare clothes and enough games and toys for the flight. An iPad or tablet with headphones are a great way to keep little ones quietly occupied – just make sure you’ve downloaded all their favourite games, music and shows in advance. Make sure you have snacks on hand to prevent hungry tantrums.

Do check in early

Arriving late and stressed will add anxiety for your kids – this isn’t great if they are already nervous fliers. It also gives you plenty of time to reshuffle luggage (if needed), grab snacks, stretch your legs and get to board on time.

Do plan for toilet stops

There’s often not much warning when little ones need to go to the toilet. Make sure you allow for toilet stops and it can help to limit food and drink before boarding to reduce the risk of accidents. Your fellow passengers will also thank you for less frequent trips to the toilet.

Don’t expect others to sympathize

While your kids may need to get up to stretch their legs and walk the aisles, other passengers may find this an annoyance. Don’t expect them to accommodate your children, and make sure the kids are on their best behaviour where you can.

Don’t count on the airline or tour provider to have everything

With tightened budgets many airlines won’t have a supply of nappies, wipes, milk, toys or snacks. Be self-sufficient and arrive with everything you need – this is a vital point for our flying with kids do’s and don’ts.

Don’t ignore your child’s behaviour or your fellow passengers

If your child is behaving badly don’t ignore it, acknowledge their behaviour and address it. If they’re old enough remind them they’re not at home and on a plane full of other people so everyone needs to behave themselves. If there’s too young for reasoning acknowledge your fellow passengers – a simple “Sorry we’re doing everything we can” will be appreciated.

Check if they’re feeling ok and have had enough food and drink. Bored, tired and hungry kids are more likely to act up – hence the importance to bring enough clothes, games and snacks to last your flight.

Don’t forget to look after yourself

This is your holiday too! Think about what you need to make the flight go smoothly for you – download your favourite music, grab a new book to read and savour that welcome drink. This is our most important tip from our flying with kids do’s and don’ts.

What do think of our flying with kids do’s and don’ts checklist? Are there any great tips you think we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Did you know kids under 2 years fly free on our Seawings tours?

Kids under 2 years old fly free with a full paying adult, and kids under 12 years old enjoy discounted fares.  Contact us to find out more details.

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi are by far the most popular destinations in the Emirates, and easily within reach of each other. Travelling by private charter from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is more than just a journey, you’ll also enjoy the unique experience of seaplane flight. Make the most of your next trip to Abu Dhabi and travel in style!

At Seawings we have more than a decade of experience in the Emirates, and have flown more than 170,000 guests across its skies! Our friendly and dedicated team can answer any questions you have.

The 45 minute flight is a breeze, on your way out of Dubai you’ll get to see some of the world’s most iconic landmarks – the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab – before heading down the sparkling Arabian coast. The views from the sky are simply amazing, and you’re bound to snap some very Instagram-worthy pictures on the way down. The water take-off and landing is definitely something to be experienced in your lifetime.

You’ll be spoiled for choice with several locations from which to take-off and land. In Dubai the most popular departure points are Dubai Creek and Jebel Ali. On arrival in Abu Dhabi most people choose to land at Yas Marina, given it’s such a picturesque spot and close to key attractions such as the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Water World. We can also land outside Emirates Palace Hotel as well as the international airports. It’s best to get in touch with our reservations team to determine the locations that will suit you best.

Our luxury seaplanes can take a total of nine guests, and we can accommodate larger groups with additional planes. Every seat is a window seat, ensuring every guest enjoys uninterrupted views of the incredible scenery. With this private charter from Dubai to Abu Dhabi you will also enjoy complimentary private road transfers and welcome drinks on arrival, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your flight. It’s a wonderful experience to share with your friends and family, and also makes for an impressive business trip too.

If you require additional activities or accommodation to be arranged our team can assist you.

One of our most popular packages is our Seaplane Tour + Ferrari World package which is a seaplane flight from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, day pass for Ferrari World and return road transfer back to Dubai. It’s the ultimate day out!

Book your next private charter from Dubai to Abu Dhabi with us today.

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are by far the most popular destinations in the Emirates, and easily within reach of each other. Travelling by private charter from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is more than just a journey, you’ll also enjoy the unique experience of seaplane flight. Make the most of your next trip to Dubai and travel in style!

Our charter flights are the perfect option for family groups, as you can relax with the entire plane to yourselves and point out the stunning attractions with your children. This option is also great for business outings, especially if schedules are tight and you need to cover both centres. This flight makes for a truly memorable way to travel between the two cities and take in some world-famous attractions along the way.

The 45 minute flight is a breeze, and after a relaxing journey following the glittering Arabian coast you’ll get to see some of the world’s most iconic landmarks on your way into Dubai including the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. The views from the sky are simply amazing, and you’re bound to snap some very Instagram-worthy pictures on the way. The unique water take-off and landing is definitely something to be experienced in your lifetime, and is a highlight for many of our guests.

When departing Abu Dhabi most people choose to leave from Yas Marina, given it’s such a picturesque spot and close to key attractions such as the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Water World. In Dubai our most popular landing locations are Dubai Creek and Jebel Ali. We can also land at the Dubai Cruise Terminal as well as airports. It’s best to get in touch with our reservations team to determine the location that will suit you best, we pick up from the cruise terminals for our cruise guests too.

Our luxury seaplanes can take a total of nine guests, and we can accommodate larger groups with additional planes. Every seat is a window seat, ensuring every guest enjoys uninterrupted views of the incredible scenery. With this private charter from Abu Dhabi to Dubai you will enjoy complimentary private road transfers and welcome drinks on arrival, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.

If you require additional activities or accommodation to be arranged our team can assist you. One of our most popular packages is our Seaplane Tour + Private Heritage Tour which is a seaplane flight from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, a private half day guided tour through the historic neighborhoods of Dubai and return road transfer back to Abu Dhabi.

Book your next private charter from Abu Dhabi to Dubai with us today.

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Corporate air travel and charter flights might not be so common in other parts of the world, but are a big part of business here in the Emirates. There are many reasons to choose a charter flight to Dubai for your next corporate outing, and it’s much more affordable and convenient that you may think!

Charter flights offer a freedom and style that sets them apart from other modes of transport. Our Seawings corporate charters also provide a unique experience for your clients and colleagues! The unique sensation of taking off from the water into the sky on board our luxury seaplane is something to be experienced, plus the views you take in while cruising at 1500 ft are simply stunning.

A big convenience is bypassing the check-in and security screening queues, which are much faster and more personalised on our charters. Private road transfers are easily arranged too, so that you and your guests have a seamless experience from start to finish. We can fly from 25 unique landing locations across the Emirates and Oman, including remote island destinations such as Sir Bani Yas Island as well as popular destinations such as Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.

If you’re looking to give clients or colleagues an idea of the scale of development and opportunities in Dubai, seeing the city from the sky is great way to understand what’s going on and where new projects are taking place. It definitely makes your flight to Dubai worthwhile!

There are also certain aspects of the city that can only be truly appreciated from the sky! The World lslands are more than 4 km off-shore, and the magnificent scale of the Palm Jumeirah (and even bigger Jebel Ali Palm) can only be seen from the air.

We also offer day excursions including private yacht charters of Dubai’s extensive Marina and coast. It’s a wonderful way to explore the city, plus the experience can be tailored to your needs – if you require canapes or refreshments this is easily arranged, and a sunset cruise is certainly a picturesque way to finish a day out. If you’re entertaining clients who are looking for a really unique experience why not take them on a scenic transfer in Dubai followed with a unique wildlife safari experience? Our Al Maha wildlife experiences are a step above the rest.

Our most popular charter flights are between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and this year we’ve added Ajman to our list of destinations.

Get in touch with our team to find out more about booking your charter flight to Dubai and the additional services we offer. Let us create a unique and bespoke corporate experience for you, we can do it all including the accommodation, transfers and luxury excursions.

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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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