With year-round sun and a dramatic combination of both, the desert and beach, Dubai has the perfect setting for you to be blown away by adventure activities that will push your adrenaline levels sky high. Here are the top five outdoor adventure activities, recommended by experts, which you can do in Dubai like never before!
1.SOAR HIGH WITH FALCONS ON A HOT AIR BALLOON!
Experience the heights of Dubai with this one-of-its-kind adventure. Witness some of the most beautiful scenes– golden hues and sand dunes, wandering camels and lush green oasis–while being up in the sky. And don’t worry, it’s all safe.
“MY HOT AIR BALLOON EXPERIENCE IS BETTER THAN YOURS…We had a very quick briefing on what to do when boarding the balloon and safety tips during landing. You won’t believe it but everything went very smoothly, some of those who have tried hot air balloon rides even said it was the safest rides they had. Well, we are on board the world’s most experienced hot air balloon company so I guess that should explain it.”
“Is there ever a good reason for setting your alarm to 4 am…….?
When in Dubai – the answer definitely is yes!
An early morning hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to experience the desert’s incredible views. You will enjoy a relaxing ride over the endless vastness of the majestic Arabian Desert.”
“We returned below the clouds just in time to catch rising sun cast it’s rays from behind the cloud. Amazing, don’t you think?
The desert was now bathed in golden light and it gave us a better perspective on how high up we were, and the sheer scale of the desert.”
Dubai is one of the top drop zones in the world. So what are you waiting for? Just let all go and jump!
It just so happens that the jump zone at Skydive Dubai offers one of the most incredible views in the world – the Palm Jumeirah. Thrill-seekers love it, and so will you!
“Skydiving is really one of the coolest and most liberating experiences that you can have. And you definitely shouldn’t worry about it. It does feel like flying (and not like falling)!”
“I jumped off the plane 13000 feet above the ground!
Nerve-wracking, but it profusely quenched my thirst for adrenaline! I grinned the whole time, but the strong wind and the pull of gravity distorted my facial muscles and made me look like a chipmunk in the video! Hahaha!
But who cares? I was having the time of my life!”
3.EMBRACE THE DESERT- RIDE THE DUNES
Exotic and spectacular, Dubai’s desert is all set to give you the thrill you want. There’s a reason why they call Dubai the Desert City and this is it! With a lot of activities to choose from, the desert will give you the thrill you won’t forget!
“One of my most amazing experiences in Dubai was the desert safari. I have never been to a desert before and I can still remember arriving to the sand dunes. It was so beautiful. It was peaceful, not a thing on horizon, and I was there, experiencing that moment of bliss.”
“Playing at the sand dunes, some are so steep you will feel like falling. I have mixed emotions but what I know is it was fun. After all the digging, pulling and pushing, we continue with the trip , enjoy the rest of the day soaking ourselves under the sun and enjoy the beautiful scenic view of this wonderful creation of God, we also got lucky to find a herd of camels grazing and roaming around the dessert.”
Zack Efron too, has hit the deserts! So why don’t you?
Sailing, jet ski-ing, diving, snorkelling… when it comes to thrills underwater, Dubai has it all. With more than 50 km of coastline, water sports abound in Dubai. Make the most of the clear skies and opt for a leisurely dusk sail, a high-speed tour on a jet-ski or something a little more daring like Flyboarding or the latest thrill, Seabreaching. Adventure junkies, this place’s for you!!
“Scuba diving in Dubai in an unusual experience. For all those who have already indulged in this sport before, this coast offers something unique, nothing like what you would have seen before. With development being a constant in Dubai, the waters near it are quite murky. Add to this the shallow depth and the currents, and the visibility in these waters is even worse then. But miraculously, it works in its favour! With most of the sites being wreckages, this tinge to the waters gives the diving experience a new vibe, something that every explorer must experience”
“Dubai has a whole lot going for it. Aside from the outrageous luxury of many of the hotels, it has a desert climate that makes the diving waters pleasant the whole year round. So while you might think twice about even donning your drysuit to dive at home over winter, you can enjoy scuba diving all year round in Dubai without any worries about the water temperatures.”
5.GO DEEP AND FLY HIGH AT THE SAME TIME
While in Dubai if it’s thrill you seek, Flyboarding is is made for you! It is challenging, adventurous and is the perfect adventure to for your adrenaline levels to soar high. Don’t worry, it’s safe too!
“I soon got the hang of it and I was enjoying the experience. Soon after, my wife and friend tried the flyboard themselves. This was a really enjoyable Dubai adventure altogether and we’re glad to have finally tried it first-hand. As a tip for those who’d like to try this, it doesn’t really require that you be athletic (although it may be an advantage) so long as you’re willing to get up after you fall into the water.
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“This intense sports session between sky and sea will leave you wondering why you’d never tried it earlier. Created at the crossroads of kitesurf and wakeboard, flyboarding is a must-try for all the thrill-seekers out there!”
It seems like Drake is surely enjoying flyboarding in Dubai. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and awaken the inner adrenaline junkie in you!