Top 10 Adventure Activities in Dubai
Dubai is on most people's bucket lists. Who can blame them - they all heard about adventure activities in Dubai. Yes, the Gulf Tiger is more than just shopping and basking in the sun.
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It doesn't matter whether you are an indoorsy or outdoorsy person, whether you are on a budget or not, or whether you are 5 or 55 years of age - there is an adventure activity here in Dubai just for you. So, what are you waiting for?
Buy your ticket, book your accommodation, pack your bag, and keep on reading to see what to put on your itinerary list.
1. Go to the Top Of Burj Khalifa
Whether you've been to Dubai before or not, you probably heard about Burj Khalifa. That is the tallest building in the world - it has a total height of 829.8 meters! And trust us, all those Dubai travel guides are right when they say visiting this architectural masterpiece is a must. So, to enjoy the most breathtaking views of the city and desert, book your ticket for the 124th floor on time. And, if you have some money to spare, you can also enjoy a 148th-floor experience where besides enjoying the view, you can also enjoy complimentary coffee and 5-star snacks.
2. Experience Winter in Dubai
Nobody can argue that the weather in Dubai can be scorching. On some days, you won't even dare to go out. But we have a solution, too - cool off in the snow. Yup, you heard it - there is snow in Dubai. Just head to Dubai Mall and ask where you can hit the slopes. Or if that is not your thing, ask where you can ice skate or ski.
3. Surf all Day Long
It would be a shame to come to Dubai and not try surfing. So, wear your bathing suits and get ready to chase the waves. The best surf spot for that is Sunset Beach. You can watch professional surfers do their magic or smash the waves. Moreover, if you are not a skilled surfer, don't worry. On this beach, you can find many surfing schools that will be happy to teach you how to enjoy the waves on your surfboard.
4. Try Zip Lining
Regarding adventure activities in Dubai, we cannot but mention the adventurous zip lining. But what is so special about this one? Maybe it's because Dubai's zip line is the longest in the world. At a speed of 40 km/h, you will need around 40 seconds to complete the ride. And, you will need an entire lifetime to talk about the adrenaline rush it gave you (and, of course, about all the majestic sights it gave you).
5. Don't Miss Dune Bashing
If you are a fan of 'Fast and Furious, this one is for you. You already know that Dubai is built on a desert. So, take advantage of that, and try everything Dubai's dessert offers -ride a camel, touch the falcons, go on a jeep safari, ride a dirt bike, etc. But if you want something adrenaline-evoking, we suggest trying dune bashing. When you sit in that SUV, you will certainly feel like Paul Walker. However, if you are not brave enough to drive yourself but brave enough to try dune bashing, you can join and have a professional driver take you on a spin.
6. Skydiving is a Must
Undoubtedly, skydiving is one of the best adventure activities in Dubai. So, if you dare, give it a go. But let us warn you that your blood will curl during the free fall. However, after that, that is, after your parachute opens, everything will become so peaceful and mesmerizing. From there, you will see the Palm and all the beauties of Dubai. Skydiving is a go-to activity for all adventure travels, but we understand it can be scary. So, if you are not ready for the big jump yet, you can try skydiving in a controlled environment. That will give you the same vibe (minus the heart attack).
7. Watch the Sunrise from a Hot Air Balloon
Are you a fan of unconventional transportation devices? If you are, we have a suggestion - go on a hot air balloon ride. But, to make this extra ride special, get up early in the morning and take to the skies before the sun rises. Trust us. Hot air balloon rides hit differently when surrounded by the rising sun. And, when the sun rises, the magnificent views don't stop. The endless views of the desert will be like nothing you have seen before.
8. Go on a Helicopter Ride
Another thing you can do in Dubai is go on a helicopter ride. That is an adventure all by itself. Dubai has one of the most impressive skylines in the world, so it would be a shame not to admire it from the helicopter. You can book many helicopters, and they will all take you to see Palm Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, and the fairy-tale Atlantis complex. Of course, if your pockets are deep, you can arrange with the pilot and have him take you to other places in or out of Dubai.
9. Try Scuba Diving
Dubai's waters are just unreal - that is a given. The white beaches and the turquoise waters attract tourists from all over the world. But, if you are here, don't just bask in the sun on those beaches and don't just swim or sail in those waters, no. The fun begins under the water. And one of the best adventure activities in Dubai you can do under the water is scuba diving. You can do that in the ocean or at the Amazing Sea World.
10. Go to Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park
This park lives up to its name! And because of that, it is one of the top adventure activities in Dubai. The most adrenaline-evoking thing you can do here is going on a waterslide called Poseidon Revenge. And, if that is not enough of screaming for you, try going on a Leap of Faith. These two will be enough. Trust us on this one. After that, go to your lounge chair and bask in the sun. Then, when your legs stop shaking, try many of the pools and water activities this water park offers.