This summer, get outside on the water where it’s cooler and experience what it feels like to be a Captain! Drive your own boat on a thrilling adventure along Dubai’s iconic coastline. Stop along the way at famous landmarks like Burj Al Arab and Atlantis, The Palm. HERO boats are fun, fast and safe, reaching speeds up to 50km/h. As the only self-drive boat tour in Dubai, this experience is designed for people looking for something a bit different. Drive up close to Dubai’s top points of interests, take memorable snaps of your holiday in Dubai, learn a bit about the modern metropolis and drive your own boat on this exhilarating tour! Fast becoming the most photographed boats in front of Burj Al Arab, the photogenic HERO boats are also the perfect props for your Dubai photos! Return to the harbor to enjoy a delicious serving of fresh Arabian prawns and sparkling date juice.
Fishing Harbor 2 in Umm Suqeim 1
8:30 am / 10:30 am / Sunset
10:30 am / 12:30 pm / After sunset
Meeting and Check-in
Our meeting point is the Old Jumeirah Fishing Harbor, the first of many icons of Dubai. Upon your arrival at the HERO HQ, you’ll be welcomed by our enthusiastic staff. The harbour is a local fishing village which sells some of the best fresh seafood in Dubai. Admire the diverse assortment of fishing boats parked in the marina, including the authentic fishing dhows known as “Lanshs” returning with their catch. The scene will be set for a close-up of Dubai’s traditional lifeblood for its communities by the sea.
Thriving fishing village
Introduction and Safety Briefing
The HERO Guides will outfit you with the latest boating safety equipment followed by a quick and entertaining operational briefing. They will provide you with all the information necessary for you to have a safe and enjoyable adventure at sea. Once assigned to your own nifty HERO boat, you will perform a few supervised test spins before following your Guide to the start of the adventure!
Fun safety orientation
As you follow your Guide out of the Fishing Harbor and along the coastline, you’ll safely maneuver parallel to the iconic Kite Beach. This long, pristine stretch of white sand is a chic and trendy beach where families, singles and international jet-setters flock for a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle amid a variety of food trucks and cafes. Observe a montage of activities including kite surfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking. A beautiful mosque creates a uniquely Middle Eastern backdrop to this captivating location. After taking in these extravagant surroundings, you will scout your next location – the world famous Burj Al Arab.
Chic and trendy Kite Beach
Standing on a triangular man-made island with its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette, it has become an iconic symbol and statement of modern Dubai, similar to Paris’s Eiffel tower or London’s Big Ben. Often voted the world’s most luxurious hotel and known as “the world’s only seven-star hotel”, it is actually the third tallest hotel in the world. Normally not accessible to the public, your waterfront view will mean you will have the best point of view for the ultimate selfie or Instagram post, perfectly framed. Perhaps you will capture a glimpse of a helicopter landing on its roof-top helipad or a celebrity sunning themselves on the terrace of the exclusive resort beach club.
The world’s only 7-star hotel
View one of the two identical private islands built in the shape of a palm leaf sit beside the trunk of the incredible Palm Jumeirah. Occasionally, home to the Ruler of Dubai’s US$400 million 524 foot private yacht named Dubai, the lush tropical island marks the end of an incredible stretch of Dubai coastline, lined with mansions and Royal Palaces.
Lifestyles of Rich and Famous
Originally built as the Eighth Wonder of the World, cruise along the northern side of this artificial archipelago situated in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. With its extravagant five star resorts perched on its fronds, we’ll catch a glimpse of its core as we pause at the gateway. A wide angle view of the luxurious villas inside, breathing an air of luxury and elegance await you. Your guide will reveal its secrets, anecdotes and stories about what it took to build this stunning creation.
One of the World’s largest man-made islands
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 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.
First resort built on The Palm
A boating adventure like this will certainly work up a bit of an appetite, and a seafood snack to complete your nautical adventures seems fitting. When you return to the harbor, enjoy some delicious Arabian grilled prawns served with sparkling date juice.
Seafood snack in the harbour
Fishing Harbor 2 in Umm Suqeim 1 Behind the Miraj Islamic Arts Centre, Makani (for taxi): 20265 85318