There’s nothing like seeing Abu Dhabi’s icons from the sky to really appreciate how far the Emirates has come, and what the capital city has accomplished. National Day is a time to celebrate the country’s unity and excellence, and is a special time to visit.
The city comes alive with free parades, concerts and celebrity performances and finishes up with a fireworks finale! When taking a seaplane tour of Abu Dhabi you will see the iconic sights that make the capital city what it is today, and enjoy a truly unique perspective from the sky.
As you take off from Yas Marina with the architecturally stunning Viceroy Hotel and Yas Marina Circuit as a backdrop, you’re certainly placed in the present. Flight high above the islands that form the city, you see the breath taking beauty of the waterways and mangrove forests that surround this unique Emirate. Passing over Saadiyat Island, you’ll see the new Louvre museum. It’s a bold testament to the future of Abu Dhabi, perfectly positioned on the water’s edge it represents a bold investment in arts and culture for the city.
Emirates Palace Hotel was world-famous before it was even completed thanks to the extravagant build cost of $US 3 billion, and the impressive hotel has been an iconic feature of the city ever since. The famous cappuccinos topped with real gold flakes are a favourite with visitors, and the impressive arches, domes and sculptured gardens are beautiful to see from up high.
The main corniche is certainly an iconic sight, and as you see all of downtown stretch out behind it’s a wonderful reminder of how far Abu Dhabi has come. The tall hotels, apartments and office blocks that line the beach are testament to the economic growth of the capital, it’s hard to believe Abu Dhabi was once a small seaside community built on pearl diving.
A seaplane tour of Abu Dhabi is certainly a memorable way to mark National Day, and our Seawings Pearl Tour covers it all. It’s such a wonderful experience to share with friends and family, there’s nothing like seeing the capital from the sky!
Go further and explore Sir Bani Yas
The name of the Emirate, Abu Dhabi, means ‘Father of Gazelles’ and refers to the abundant wildlife that roamed the area years ago. While the gazelles that roamed the lands near the city itself are long gone, we offer charter flights to Sir Bani Yas Island, which is the ultimate wildlife destination in the Emirates. The island was established as a wildlife sanctuary by the founding father himself, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. We can even help arrange an incredible day trip with guided 4X4 safari experience that shows off the striking landscape and free-roaming animals. You can even add an overnight stay on one of the Island’s stunning properties to really make your National Day one to remember.
Get in touch with us and join us on a seaplane tour of Abu Dhabi – book your flight today!