Wow, what a trip!
I love to fly; that is no surprise. What I didn’t expect to love, was the take-off and landing of the seaplane! I had never been on a seaplane before, so this was quite the thrill, even though I was slightly nervous at first.
I learned of Seawings when I had a long transit at the Park Hyatt Dubai, back in June. I saw the Seawings planes take off and land right in front of the hotel! It was cool to watch, and I even posted a video on YouTube. I said to myself then that I would come back, experience the Park Hyatt in full, and take the Seawings flight. I honored my word!
For my last day in Dubai, I knew this was the perfect gift to give myself. Not only was it my last day after spending three glorious weeks in one of my favorite cities, but it was also the last day of my Birthday Extravaganza celebratory trip, wherein I was traveling for more than two months!
Seawings is located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Jebel Ali Golf & Spa (in Dubai), and at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. Since I was staying at the Park Hyatt Dubai Marina, it was just a short, and beautiful walk to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. I was excited and arrived early to the Seawings departure lounge. I had purchased a ticket for the Silver Seaplane Tour of Dubai. I also upgraded my purchase for a premier seat – the back bench seat recommended for couples and photographers. Even though I am a budding photographer, it was important I have great angles for taking as many photos as possible. 😉
While I waited, I had a nice chat with John Alwyn-Jones, Head of Corporate Business Relationships for Seawings. He was full of insightful information, and a pleasure to share time with while I waited for the other passengers to arrive.
When we were all accounted for, we watched a brief safety video, and a nice young woman explained our flight plan and tour details. It would be a 40-minute flight, and we would fly near or over many desirable buildings and attractions of Dubai, including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and The World Islands – a 300 islands archipelago.
It was a fantastic experience! I took so many photos that I barely got to enjoy the flight! As soon as we landed, which was an incredibly smooth landing, I wanted to go again! Unfortunately, it was the last flight of the day, so I guess I’ll have to save that for another trip to Dubai! Woohoo! Another reason to return to Dubai!
Here are some photos of my great flight!
After we had passed the Burj Al Arab, we headed back for landing. As with most days in Dubai, it was mostly clear and sunny, so the views were spectacular! It was an excellent flight and I would, and will, do it again in a heartbeat!
For more information, and to book your flight, visit Seawings.ae
‘Til next time, thanks for reading and Happy Travels!