WATCH: Be your own captain on this boat tour of Dubai

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Nothing like the open water to see the sights…

I think we’re all accustomed to a boat trip in Dubai. Perhaps a birthday celebration onboard a luxury yacht, maybe a fishing trip, or perhaps commuting on a water taxi?

But what do they all have in common? You are not driving the boat yourself, that’s what.

Well, that has now changed as there’s a new Dubai-based, boat tour company allows you to drive your own boat.

Come aboard as we race around Dubai’s sights on water…

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The company is HERO Odysea and it’s based in Fishing Harbour 2 in Umm Suqeim.

The idea is a convoy of boats go out with a tour guide who leads from his own boat – but you’ll be driving your own boat yourself. You can even have a partner onboard with you if you like.

The tour lasts for 90-minutes and takes in iconic Dubai landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis, The Palm.

The HERO boats are untippable and can reach speeds of up to 60km/h, meaning this boat tour is not only exhilarating but also informative, and fun!

See you on the water!

Hero Odysea, Fishing Harbour 2, Umm Suqeim, Dhs790. hero-dubai.com.