How did I win such a spectacular prize? Very easily I'm almost embarrassed to admit. I simply retweeted a tweet posted by Brndstr through their Twitter account and voilà! a few weeks later I received notification from them that I'd won!
My prize consisted of a Seawings Jebel Ali Silver Tour* for two people departing from the Jebel Ali Golf Resort for a date and time of my choosing (depending on tour availability).
*aerial sightseeing tour of Dubai taking in popular landmarks including the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, World Islands, Burj Al Arab plus much more.
Our journey began at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort where we were welcomed by a member of the Seawings team who booked us in for our flight. Following a cold beverage, we were given a brief overview of what to expect from the flight and shown a video presentation which ran through some basic safety instructions that we had to observe on-board. We were then whisked off on a golf cart to the jetty to board the seaplane for the start of our aerial sightseeing experience over Dubai.
Prior to boarding the Seawings operations team completed some minor security checks before helping us on-board the plane where we were introduced to our pilot and informed where to locate the plane's emergency exits, life vests, safety instructions and complimentary water.
The moment we had been waiting for had finally arrived! As I'd never been on a seaplane before I was a little apprehensive about the this part of the journey but it was fine - both the take-off and landing were pretty similar to what I'd experienced during traditional flights.
Once in the air the cabin was bustling with excitement as we all experienced first-hand a birds eye view of all of Dubai's most popular landmarks including the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, World Islands, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek and Port Rashid. Despite the limited space we were allowed to move freely around the cabin enabling all passengers the opportunity to maximise our experience and take photos from all angles and views.
The entire flight lasted around 40 mins, which sounds like a lot of time, but unfortunately it was over in a flash. I loved the entire seaplane experience and this tour will be something that I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life.
For more information about this tour and other tour options available visit the Seawings website.
Special Thanks: I would like to thanks the Seawings team for the service they provided in relation to this trip. I was kept fully informed throughout every aspect of my booking including receiving prompt confirmation of my initial booking, email reminders in advance of my flight and an SMS notification of a minor time alteration on the day of my flight giving me adequate time to adjust my travel arrangements to the departure location. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to book a seaplane tour of Dubai for themselves.