x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Seaplane tour will give bird’s eye-view of Sharjah

The Seawings charter service will provide a 30-minute sightseeing tour over the emirate, taking off from Dubai Creek Golf Course and Yacht Club before landing at the Al Majaz Waterfront.

The Seawings charter service offers a 30-minute flight over Sharjah. The tour consists of a water take-off and landing in a Cessna 208 aircraft followed by an open-top bus tour around the city. Lee Hoagland / The National
The Seawings charter service offers a 30-minute flight over Sharjah. The tour consists of a water take-off and landing in a Cessna 208 aircraft followed by an open-top bus tour around the city. Lee Hoagland / The National

SHARJAH // Tourists will be able to get a bird’s eye-view of Sharjah when a new seaplane service takes to the skies.

The Seawings charter service will provide a 30-minute sightseeing tour over the emirate, taking off from Dubai Creek Golf Course and Yacht Club and giving passengers views of Sharjah’s lagoon, Buhaira Corniche and the coastline of Mamzar before landing at the Al Majaz Waterfront.

The flight will be followed by an open-top bus tour around Sharjah city visiting Al Qasba, Sharjah Aquarium and the Noor Mosque, as well as other museums.

“Every Seawings tour consists of a water take-off and landing in a Cessna 208 aircraft,” said Dr Nigel Rea, chief operating officer of Seawings. “Each seat on the aircraft has its own large viewing window.”

The seaplane service has been launched in association with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).

“Shurooq is keen to support any initiative that helps attract more international tourists and visitors to the emirate, and the launch of this new aerial sightseeing excursion across Sharjah is in line with our strategy to highlight the emirate as a unique tourist destination, and to boost its position on the world tourism map,” said Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, chief operating officer of Shurooq.

“We believe the addition of seaplane tours will offer tourists a whole new view of the emirate.”

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