Looking for the best Dubai sightseeing tours? From the famous Wonder Bus Tours to the unique Skyhub Gyrocopter, here’s a list of the city’s most exciting experiences.
1. Wonder Bus Tours
By land or by sea and everything in between, nothing holds back the Wonder Bus Tours on its sightseeing quest – half bus, half boat and crammed with fun. The amphibious bus concept takes riders on a road journey through Bur Dubai before diving into the Creek for views from the water – and you never even have to leave your seat. It’s a family-friendly way to explore the sights from every vantage point without having to get wet.
Price: Around AED 135 for adults and AED 100 for kids during the morning
Location: BurJuman Centre, Bur Dubai
insydo tip: The staff was friendly but the tour itself was lacking a lot of information; there was very little pointed out in terms of the historical sights on the Creek.
2. Seawings Seaplane Tours
For a bird’s-eye view of Dubai’s most famous icons, hop on a flight with Seawings Seaplane Tours and gain a magnificent new perspective of the city. The air charter service takes off from several locations, including Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and Jebel Ali Golf Resort, giving you jaw-dropping views of the World Islands and Burj Khalifa.
Price: Around AED 1,695 per person for the Silver Tour
Location: Multiple locations
insydo tip: It doesn’t offer a speaking guide during the tour, just a map print out with sights labeled; this might be a let-down for guests hoping to learn more about the city’s history, architecture and design.
3. Skyhub Gyrocopter
Strap yourself in, secure the canopy and prepare for an incredible airborne experience: it’s time to ‘Fly Gyro’. Propelling Dubai’s adrenaline adventures to a whole new level of city satisfaction, Skyhub by Skydive Dubai boasts a fleet of two-seater flying machines that’ll put you in the pilot’s seat. Like miniature helicopters, the three-wheeled Gyrocopters take off from the runway, soar above the city’s skyline and glide along the coast at around 130 km/h.
Price: Around AED 999 per person for a 25-minute ride over the Dubai Marina coast
Location: Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina
insydo tip: Hardcore adrenaline junkie? You won’t get that bungee buzz or skydive sensation. It’s super cool, but you’re very much in control and there’s no real surge of speed.