You will inevitably encounter some turbulence along the way in any relationship. And not all of it will be as scenic as a Seawings seaplane journey across the mesmerising cityscape. So you might as well test the water with this ideal adventure date. Better yet, it’ll give you a new perspective on life, love, and well, each other.
Racing across the Dubai Creek before ascending 2,000 feet above the emirate’s skyline in a tiny ten-seater Cessna Caravan is an exhilarating, unforgettable experience as you swoosh and plunge above the turquoise hues of the Gulf, literally flying from The World to The Palm in one swoop. Although it is a worn-out cliché that Dubai is best seen from the air, these dramatic flights truly do create some beautiful, unforgettable memories. And it’s the prefect experience to share with your loved one.
Booking gold class, where you’re treated to a private charter, if you have the capital and the inclination, is advisable. Unless you’re a fan of screaming babies and mid-flight sickness of little urchins that families decide to bring along for the ride for reasons best known to themselves. All the extra touches you get with the gold-class booking, including limousine transfer, make all the difference to a personal and perfect date.
For those looking for something more pocket-friendly, the silver experience is almost as good, with window seats for every passenger, and excellent service all round. Seawings also organises tours of Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, and offers chartered flights to Oman and other parts of the region.
He says: If you’re not forking out on the gold experience, make like adolescents at school and scramble to the back for the best seats. These are the seats next to each other. This is where you will get the chance to earn some brownie points when the flight gets rough and she needs a helping hand.
She says: Being whisked away on a private plane, no matter how tiny, is definitely an A-list tinsel-town moment.
Seawings rates: Gold package, Dh11,200; Silver, Dh1,325
— T.B. and S.P.