As the sun sets over the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf, experience what it’s like to drive your own boat. You can enjoy a 90-minute guided adventure. Discover Dubai’s iconic coastline and enjoy photo opportunities of some of the world’s most famous landmarks. These include the man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, the iconic Atlantis and the glamorous Burj Al Arab. Reach speeds of 50km/h and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the water before returning to the marina.
Meet at our HERO HQ at the Fishing Harbour 2 in Umm Suqeim. Our Guides will be eagerly awaiting your arrival and will welcome you to our departure point from the rustic and thriving fishing village. HERO HQ shares the harbour with local fisherman, fishing boats, a diverse fish market, and the authentic fishing dhows. Enjoy a quick stroll around the harbour to get a look into Dubai’s ancient fishing trade and cultural roots. Take a few shots and learn a bit about this traditional sea community.
Cultural awareness and knowledge
Our HERO Guides will get you kitted out with a life jacket and give you a quick and entertaining safety briefing. The briefing includes everything you need to know to ensure a safe and fun adventure at sea. The Guide will make sure you are comfortable on your assigned user-friendly HERO boat and will give you a chance to have a test spin. Once you are happy and confident with driving the boat, you will follow your Guide out the harbour and into the great blue waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Follow your Guide out of the Fishing Harbour on a thrilling adventure along Dubai’s chic Kite Beach. This long, white and trendy beach is where residents and visitors flock to get a taste of the exciting beach-holiday atmosphere amid trendy cafes and quirky food trucks. Kite beach is renowned for its range of activities including kite surfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking. The beautiful mosque in the backdrop makes this a truly captivating Middle Eastern scene. After taking in the stunning views of this fascinating beach, you continue the journey towards the stylish Burj Al Arab.
Chic and trendy Kite Beach
Famously known as the only 7-star hotel in the world, this lavish landmark in Dubai is known for its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette and glamorous interior. Similar to London’s Big Ben and Paris’ Eiffel Tower, it has become an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. Standing on a triangular man-made island, Burj Al Arab is normally not accessible to the public. HERO boats get up close with a unique waterfront view for the ultimate shot of this architectural wonder! You may even get a glimpse of a helicopter landing on its rooftop helipad or a celebrity sunning themselves on the terrace of the exclusive resort beach club.
The world’s only 7-star hotel
The lavish marine-themed resort is the iconic crown jewel of The Palm Jumeirah and combines luxury with a whole host of unique attractions that live up to its myth. It was the first resort to be built on the island, themed on the myth of Atlantis and inspired by the ocean and its wondrous marine life. It majestically stands on the Palm crescent with all its fairytale magic, stunning views – and continues to enchant as it offers you some of the best photo opportunities in Dubai.
The first resort built on The Palm
As the only self-drive boats in Dubai, our boat tours give travellers the control to create their own thrilling experience along Dubai’s coastline. The HERO OdySea Boat Tours are more than an experience; captaining your own boat is an achievement. We encourage travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ for the day and drive their own boat!
A HERO is someone who is admired for their courage and outstanding achievements. By conquering the ocean, we hope to inspire travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ in other areas of their life. Part of our HERO mission is to protect the ocean and marine conservation is very important to us.
When you book a boat tour online, you will receive a complimentary HERO aluminium water bottle to reduce the use of plastic.
Use the PROMO CODE: “BEAHERO” when you book online and get it for FREE!
- No boat licence is required.
- Dress Code: Comfortable, Beach Wear
- Sunscreen and water are provided but guests are welcome to bring their own.
- Sunglasses are recommended.
- Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
- Due to time restrictions, our guides cannot wait for any guests arriving late.
- Failure to arrive on time will result in missing the tour and we will not be able to process a refund.
- Tour lasts 90 minutes on the water (2 hours total)
- Drivers must be over 18 years old.
- Children over 6 years old can ride as passengers.
- Passengers over the age of 18 can take turns driving the boat.
- Maximum 2 people per boat.
- Maximum weight per boat 225kg.
- Hotel transfers are not provided.
- One time slot is available daily at sunset.
- Walk-in bookings are accepted subject to availability.
- Due to health concerns, pregnant women are not permitted.
- An inflatable safety vest is provided to all guests during the safety briefing.