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Helicopter tours in Qatar to commence on December 19

Helicopter tours in Qatar to commence on December 19

Have you wondered what Doha looks like from the skies?

The Qatar Tourism Authority has launched a new helicopter service called ‘Samana (Our Skies)’ which provides residents and tourists an aerial tour of Qatar.

The tours begin on December 19, and will be held ever Friday and Saturday, The Gulf Times has reported.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • There will be three flights in a day (Friday & Saturday) that lasts 35 minutes each: 2pm-2.35pm, 3pm-3.35pm, 3.55-4.30pm
  • The helicopters used for the tours are classified as Bell 206L3, and are operated by Gulf Helicopters Company.
  • Each helicopter accommodates at least four passengers.
  • The take-off and landing is at the Doha Heliport. The tour includes flights over over Al Shamal Road, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, West Bay Lagoon, The Pearl Qatar, Doha Corniche.
  • Cost per flight: QR3,300 (The launch price is valid until March 31, 2015)

[Read full report here.]

Would you give it a try?

[Photo courtesy: Gulf Helicopters Company website]

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