Dubai has a ‘wow’ factor from the ground, but imagine what it looks like from a plane. And we’re not talking about any old window seat on an Emirates flight from DXB airport; a much better option is to take a scenic flight over Dubai with Seawings, in their nine-seater Cessna Caravan amphibian aircraft. Seawings’ most popular trip is the 40-minute "dock-to-dock" journey, which takes you on swooping over Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, including the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, World Islands and Dubai Creek. Dhs1,225 for 40 minutes. Open daily 8am-5pm. Near Club Joumana, Jebel Ali, www.seawings.ae (04 883 2999).To see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.