A trip to Dubai means exploring superlative attractions, spending time in luxurious resorts, and visiting grand theme parks. Dubai holidays are always designed for leisure and fun, but if you are up for a bit of adventure, then Dubai holidays will fill you up to the brim. The city is not only a hub of luxury and entertainment, but it is also the place to go for adventurous activities. Dubai is one of the top places in the world for adrenaline junkies to experience a variety of adventure experiences. Here are some of the best activities to experience while on vacation in Dubai.
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List of adventurous things to do in Dubai
Take the leap of courage – Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah
Dubai is home to the largest artificial island in the world – The Palm Jumeirah. The palm-shaped island is a sight to behold, but its scenic beauty is truly appreciated from a bird’s eye view. Combining it with an adrenaline rush makes for the perfect adventure experience. Skydiving is the best way to experience the aerial view of Palm Jumeirah with an ultimate rush of adrenaline. For all who love a good dose of adventure, Skydiving at Palm Jumeirah is a top-notch experience. There is no doubt that the drop zone offers one of the most picturesque views, making it an excellent destination for skydiving.
Go diving with sharks – Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dive with sharks in an aquarium in Dubai! Dubai Mall offers one of the country’s most engaging aquariums, as well as the chance to scuba dive with sharks and other marine life in a giant fish tank. At the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, adventure seekers can book a shark dive experience where they can get up close to Tiger Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Sting Rays, Reef Sharks, and more. It is an exceptional way for adventurers and for those without the inclination to go outside for an underwater experience to view the ocean life. Dubai is the only emirate that has an indoor scuba diving experience for its visitors to enjoy.
High-speed adrenaline rush – Xline Dubai Marina
Another exciting adventure to try out for thrill-seekers in Dubai is to hook themselves on to the longest urban zipline in the world. This ride is located at Dubai Marina, offering riders the chance to zoom off and cover a distance of one kilometer at an astonishing speed. Additionally, it is one of the steepest zipline rides in the world, which makes the ride even more exhilarating while taking in the unmatched views of one of Dubai’s most happening modern hubs. It is also a double zipline ride, which you can enjoy in tandem with a companion and have a wonderful experience you will never forget in your lifetime.
Dash over the waves – Jet skiing in Persian Gulf
We so often think of Dubai as a desert city that we forget that it is also a coastal city. The beaches and harbours provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy water activities. Seeing the skyline of Dubai from afar is one of the must-see views for every visitor to Dubai. Add in a thrilling thrust of horsepower and you get an exhilarating experience. Jet skiing along the Persian Gulf provides the perfect combination of adrenaline rush and visual treat. Within 30 minutes, you will see Dubai’s most remarkable landmarks, such as Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Islands, and the stunning coastline of Dubai. If you are an experienced jet skier, you can try out a few swerves and manoeuvres to your heart’s content.
Hover over the waters – Flyboarding
This one-of-a-kind adventure activity makes you feel like MARVEL’s Iron Man for some moments. Flyboarding is an experience that keeps you hovering over water for a few metres above it, giving you the feeling of flying. As soon as you mount the board and are provided with brief instructions on how to use it, you are in the driver’s seat and in complete control of the exhilarating experience. It is one of those breathtaking watersports that let you soar high and challenge gravity. Feel confident to do some backflips in the air? Go for it!
Knuckle whiting splashing thrill – Aquaventure Water Park.
This Atlantis waterpark, based on the theme of the lost world is cocooned within one of the most prestigious resorts of Dubai – The Atlantis the Palm Dubai. With over 100 water rides, the world’s biggest water park welcomes you to slide, splash, tumble and plunge into refreshing pools. In addition to family rides, the Aquaventure water park attracts adventure lovers who wish to try some of the world’s most terrifying slides. Try the world’s wildest slides and your fear-defying abilities, then brace yourself for the near-vertical drops on rides like Leap of Faith, Poseidon’s Revenge, and Shark Attack. These are definitely not for the faint-hearted and a heads up for those trying out these adventure rides – don’t ride on them on a full stomach!
Driving in the desert – Dune bashing and Quad biking
In Dubai, the deserts are not monotonous, dull, or without excitement in the slightest. You will never view desert landscapes the same way again after a desert safari in Dubai. Choosing a dune-bashing experience transforms the undulating golden dunes into a thrilling driving zone without signs, rules, or indicators. The whole rollercoaster drive on a 4×4 totally depends on the driving skills of the person behind the wheels. Speed and swerve through sandy dunes like never before in a raw, rugged dune bashing experience. Want an even more exciting desert driving experience? Get ready for a quad biking where you are in charge and can zoom around in the desert dunes at high speeds. The vast desert setting on a wild drive adventure certainly amplifies the adrenaline high and gives you a glimpse of Dubai’s contrasting landscapes.
Try skiing in a winter wonderland – Ski Dubai
Add a winter adventure to your Dubai bucket list. Take a detour to Mall of the Emirates for a surreal experience. Ski Dubai – the first-indoor ski resort in the Middle East – welcomes you to spend a day surrounded by snowy slopes at a temperature of -4 degrees Celsius. Ski Dubai is indeed a popular attraction to visit in Dubai and is often a preferred spot for locals looking to beat the heat and kids to have fun with family members. However, the ski resort also boasts brilliantly maintained snow slopes of different levels of difficulty that you can test your skiing skills on. If you are a skilled skier, be sure to display your skills. If you are a beginner, you can get brushed up on your act and perfect your skills with lessons from ski instructors. No matter what level you are at, the thrill you will experience will always be a memorable moment.
An adventure is inevitable while on a Dubai holiday. Whether it is a simple camel ride adventure, a kayaking expedition, or a skydiving experience, Dubai has plenty of ways to make an ordinary traveller into an adventurer. However, if the genre of your bucket list reflects your interests as an adventurer, then prepare yourself for a series of spine-tingling, pulse-pounding, thrilling adventures in Dubai. With an array of diverse adventure activities, Dubai is a great destination for those looking for adventure holidays. Besides the breathtaking scenery and landmarks of Dubai, it has lots to offer to satisfy the adventurous spirit.