Ever wondered what it is like to explore Abu Dhabi on a helicopter or balloon? Read this simple guide to discover some of the most popular methods of traversing the city, so that you can make the most of your vacation.
If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Emirates, a helicopter ride is a chance you do not want to miss. The chopper which operates from Falcon Aviation’s Marina Mall terminal will let you choose between a 10-minute fun ride over the Corniche and a 20 minutes coastal tour of Abu Dhabi.
Big Bus Tour
Hopping on board an open-top double-decker bus is one of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi while sightseeing. The bus tour is certainly worth beyond its costs and will let you explore all the key landmarks and tourist attractions within close quarters of lavish hotels the likes of Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel.
While holidaying in Abu Dhabi, do not forget to sign up for a balloon expedition and soar past the urban centre of Abu Dhabi, a surfeit of desert hinterlands, red sand dunes and green oases. With expeditions lasting for an hour, your ride will start early in the morning from the North of Al Ain. Whether you want to discover the blue skies of the city, towering buildings or the unique desert landscape, a balloon expedition will simply be one of the most magical experiences to be had in this vibrant city.
Speed Boat Tours
Riding a high-speed boat through Abu Dhabi’s marina with the spectacular Corniche, the Grand Mosque and the panoramic cityscape swishing past you are one of the most exhilarating experiences to be had in the city. Interestingly signing up for a speed boat tour will also allow you to connect with some of the most coveted coastal attractions like the Yas Marina Circuit, Saadiyat Island and Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre.