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  • Being the ideal location to channel your inner daredevil, with it’s towering skyscrapers, warm seas and endless deserts, there is a long list of extreme sports in Dubai, which has all the elements for a power packed holiday.

    Dubai’s skyline is breathtaking encouraging people to dive out of planes, scale tall buildings or float away on a hot air balloon. 

    Dubai’s iconic deserts provide a playground of sorts for exciting sand boarding and dune bashing. An indoor ski slope offers you a chance to try out some amazing snowboarding or skiing.

    Here is a list of thrilling extreme sports in Dubai:

  • 01Adrenaline Fueled Dune Bashing

    Image Credit : Land Rover MENA - Flickr
    Dune Bashing is one of the best things and iconic activities in Dubai that one can engage oneself in all year round. The deserts of Dubai are it’s most prized destinations and include a wide array of adrenaline pumping activities, Dune Bashing being the main one. Experience the deserts of Dubai in a 4x4 vehicle that is more than up to the duty. On this thrilling ride, there are plenty stops for photos so that you can capture memories to take home with you. The climax of your photo opportunities comes at sunset when the desert changes from day into night in with a stunning show of warm orange and red hues. 

    Image Credits : Land Rover MENA - Flickr

    Price: The prices for Dune Bashing can fluctuate from 150 - 300 AED depending on the type of package you avail, various companies offer exciting packages including camel rides, lavish dinners and much more. 

    Operates daily between 9 AM to 5 PM and 7 PM to 12 midnight.
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  • 02Up in the Air in a Hot Air Balloon

    Soar over the spectacular Dubai desert away from all the glamor and glitz of the city and take a peaceful and relaxing ride in a hot air balloon while you can marvel various attractions of the Dubai deserts. Gaze in awe at some spectacular desert vistas while enjoying an hour in the air, and then return to the ground to celebrate the flight. 

    Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sight-see comfortably as you soar up and away. There are various companies that offer hot air balloon tours and this activity can be availed all year round.

    Location: Most of these amazing hot air balloon tours take off from Al Ain Road of the area of the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve. 

    Price: Approximate price starts from 1000 AED.

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  • 03Swallow the Bait While Deep Sea Fishing

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    Dubai is entirely a coast line city and fishing has been a major part of the heritage of the country. Considered to be one of the biggest sailfish destinations of the world, Dubai has played host to numerous renowned mariners and sea fishing enthusiasts in the Middle East. This trip guarantees fishing and use special fishing techniques and equipment’s that can assist you in finding the biggest catch and give you the best results. 

    Fishing is a perfect mix of a meditative state interjected with flashes of adrenalin dumps that makes it a perfect way to relax from the busy lives that most of us lead. This enables you to lure different species of fishes such as Barracuda King Fish, Trevally, Cobia, Blue Fin Tuna, Sherri, Sultan Ibrahim and much more.

    Location: Deep sea fishing usually takes place in Dubai Harbour

    Price: Approximate price starts from 119 AED


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  • 04Adventure in a Hummer

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    No trip to Dubai is complete without a Desert Safari and what better way to tour the beautiful deserts other than in a monstrous hummer. Get a whiff of the ultimate adventure while you maneuver through the exciting and panoramic deserts of Dubai. There are a favorite few who offer amazing hummer desert safari’s in Dubai. Board an H2 Hummer off-roader with an expert driver, and take an exciting drive across the sands, tackling rugged terrain and rolling dunes. Stop to snap photos of a glowing desert sunset, and then return to camp for a scrumptious barbecue dinner of Arabic dishes as you’re entertained by spinning ‘tanoura’ dancers and a sparkling belly dancing show.

    Image Credits : Suny Schmidt - Flickr

    Timings: This is an activity that can be availed all year around and can be done both in the night and day. 

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 350 to 500 AED

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  • 05Exhilarating Bungee Jumping

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    When in Dubai, there are certain activities you cannot miss out on and bungee jumping is one of them. You can try out your adventure skills in several locations in Dubai and some of them are at the Gravity Zone, a company that specializes in adventure activities like this. Bungee jumps are also popular in Dubai Kartdrome in Motor City. The place has attracted for 500 jumpers since its inception in 2012. You can experience a jump of over 50 meters and you need to ensure you are not above 120 kg for this activity.

    Location: Gravity Zone and Motor City 

    Price: You can avail this activity at different rates such as Single jump can be availed at 339 AED and a Tandem Jump will be priced at 499 AED depending on the location of the activity.


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  • 06Deep Water Scuba Diving

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    Scuba diving in Dubai gives you the opportunity to explore the underwater life in the Arabian Gulf. Rich in bio-diversity, it is home to several species of fishes and is a paradise for underwater photographers. Several hotels, as well as tour agencies, have scuba diving packages for scuba diving novices and professionals too. You can indulge in beach scuba diving and shore-based scuba diving in Dubai. Explore the lagoon's stunning underwater world, home to 65,000 marine habitats. See rays, sharks, and shoals of exotic fish as you drift around the phony ruins.

    Image Credits : bhinddalenes - Flickr

    Location: As Dubai has no natural diving location, the Gulf is the only diving location used by many companies and schools. 

    Price: Approximate price range from 150 AED to 200 AED depending on the level applied for from advanced to beginners. 

    Difficulty Level: The difficulty level for scuba diving is moderate and depends on the course availed. The scuba guides are plenty informed and helpful.

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  • 07Exhilarating Skydive

    Dubai is everyone’s number one destination for an amazing time, what better way to enjoy your Dubai getaway other than taking a giant leap through the sky. Skydiving in Dubai is famous as it covers the beautiful Dubai skyline as you dive through the sky. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. This activity can be done all year round. Feel the thrill of the wind speeding through your entire body. With all the necessary training and safety instructions given by a qualified and professional instructor before you take your flight, and with all the equipment provided this experience leaves you breathless but smiling from ear to ear. 

    Location: Skydive Dubai, the world’s premier skydiving location, neighboring the luxurious man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah, and the Dubai Marina. With these beautiful and breathtaking views.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 199 AED to 120 AED depending on package availed

    Difficulty Level: Skydiving can prove to be challenging for beginners but professional guides will help you at every step of the way

  • 08Fly Over the Skyscrapers in a Seaplane

    Experience spectacular views of Dubai’s skyscrapers, beaches and architectural wonders on a 40-minute seaplane flight. Step aboard a state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and thrill as you swoop around top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and palm-shaped island archipelago of the Palm Jumeirah. The flight takes you over the World Island to witness how its islands mark out countries and continents from above and fly over Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina, and other famous landmarks.

    Location: Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali or Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club; option selected at booking. 

    Price: Approximate price starts from 1700 AED

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  • 09Slide with the Sand Board

    It is a commonly-held belief that sand-boarding is relatively easier than snowboarding.To experience the majesty of the dunes first-hand, sand-boarding is an activity tailored for that very purpose. Steer through sand, and learn to control the board before trying out new ways to glide effortlessly. Once you master sand-boarding, a race with fellow sand-boarders might be on the cards. Hop into a Hummer and drive through the sandy acres before unleashing an adrenaline blitz! Generally held on all days of the year, unless the weather decides to play a spoilsport.

    Price: This scintillating experience can be availed from 275 AED onwards, while rates vary for children.

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  • 10Get on a Jet Ski and Ride at the Speed of Light

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    Hurtling in the waters of Dubai at 70kmph on a scooter can be an adrenaline rush for anyone. Though the jet skiing is a restricted sport in Dubai, there are still plenty of beaches where jet skiers are permitted. Some of the places include Dubai Marina, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, and Jumeirah 2 and 3 beaches. There is always a minimum 300-meter distance between the skiers and swimmers. 

    Location: Some of the beaches in Dubai, where you can enjoy the jet skiing include Al Mamzar Beach Park, Ghantout, etc. 

    Price: The cost of renting a jet ski may vary from outlet to outlet. The average cost will be around 300 AED for approximately 30 minutes. 

    Difficulty Level: Easy to ride after a briefing by the expert. 

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  • 11Ride a Quad Bike Like You Stole it

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    If riding the waves is not your cup of tea, here is another enthralling adventurous activity to pump the adrenaline in you, the Quad Biking. Drift on the sand dunes of the Arabian Desert in Dubai with a quad bike.


    Location: The best place in Dubai to head for quad biking includes the most famous sand dunes called the Big Red, which is a just half hour drive from Dubai. 

    Price: It varies from operator to operator but on an average it will cost around 360 AED to 450 AED per person, depending on the package. 

    Difficulty Level: In the beginning, it can be a bit difficult to drive on the dunes. But after a little practice, it gets easier. 

    Evening Desert Safari Tour With Quad Biking

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  • 12Maneuver on a Flyboard

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    Flyboard is an amphibious invention that allows you to surf, swim underwater and enjoy the limitless possibilities it offers. Easy to learn, the extremely exciting activity is definitely a must-do activity when visiting Dubai. Rocket 10 meters above the sea and get the adrenaline pumping! With a coach and Jet Ski in tow, flitting between flying and swimming was never this easy. Conditions for Flyboarding are favorable on all days of the year and is in the offing on demand. This adventure activity is not held in very deep waters and is a safe bet indeed.

    Price: A 30-minute experience is priced at 300 AED per person, with varying durations warranting different rates. Or, you can even have your own Flyboard show at an event for a spectacular display.

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  • 13Take a Spin on a Dune Buggy

    Ride over the majestic dunes of Dubai in possibly the most inventive ways to off-road in the desert! The powerful Dune Buggy is a customized vehicle to tread the desert, and is compulsory on the trip to Dubai and to add to the exciting mix. The activity is up for grabs throughout the year, and can vary according to persisting weather conditions. Backed with safety convoys, off-roading here is an uninterrupted experience. All Dune Buggies include roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher, and constant mechanical support during the drive.

    Price: Dune Buggies can be availed from 545 AED onwards, with both single-seater and twin-seater vehicles offered to suit all preferences.

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  • 14Snorkel in the Blue Waters

    With the Persian Gulf staging the shores of Dubai, snorkeling is one of the best water sports to experience the elegant marine life and corals underwater. While Dubai’s shoreline offers plenty of scope for spotting colourful fish and spiky sea trenches, the chance of spotting the marine life is very high. Some of the major locations of snorkeling in Dubai are the Musandam Peninsula, which is near the entrance of Persian Gulf, Dibba rock, Snoopy rock, etc.

    Price: Snorkeling in Dubai may cost around 113 AED. However, if you are staying in a five-star resort, then the charges may vary or it could even be included in your package.

    Difficulty Level: Snorkeling is fairly easy to do. With proper instructions through a guide, you can comfortably snorkel and enjoy the coral and marine life. 

  • 15Ride a Mountain Bike

    Well, Dubai is not exactly a place for Mountain biking because of fewer hills in the city. But if you really want to indulge in the activity, there are various mountain biking enthusiasts who have created the groups among themselves. 

    Locations: There are various superb tracks for mountain biking in the mountain region of Fujairah, which is about 1 to 1.5 hours drive from the center of Dubai. 

    Price: These organizers are enthusiasts who arrange mountain biking free of cost. 

    Difficulty Level: It can be difficult for beginners. You must be in good health to indulge in this mountain biking.  

  • 16Like Walking on Water but Only Better on a Paddle Board

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    Paddleboarding is one of the most favorite hobbies of people of UAE. It is a gentle water sport, which is also good for your health. Generally, paddle boarding is considered as “An introduction to board sports.” Stand up paddling is the fastest growing water sport in the world and is a relaxing recreational activity for the whole family, as well as a superior core workout.There is the competitive side of the sport for the more serious SUP lovers, which takes place in the form of an ocean.

    Locations: To try this water sport in Dubai, you can head to the Sunset Beach spot, where not only you can go for paddle boarding, but also can catch a cup of coffee or shop in the nearby market. 

    Price: The cost to paddle board in Dubai may vary from operator to operator. It could approximately range between 85 AED for one hour to 200 AED for a whole day. 

    Difficulty Level: An easy water sport and can be done with no or less prior experience. 

  • 17Glide Down While Ziplining

    Adding to Dubai’s various world records is this longest zip lining activity. It is 1800 feet above the Dubai fountains, which take 40 seconds to complete zip line, at a speed of 60-70kmph. To indulge in the zip lining activity, you need to register on the official website of the creators, XDubai, or on their official Facebook page. Every week they choose 30 lucky winners who get the chance to zip-line. You must be at least 10 years of age and 130cm tall if you want to take part in it. 

    Locations: It starts from Emaar Boulevard, a 90-metre long residential building and ends on the top of the Dubai Mall. While ziplining you fly past various iconic structures and breathtaking views of the city. 

    Difficulty Level: Moderately easy to perform after briefing given by the instructor. 

  • 184x4 Desert Safari

    Image Credit : Vignesh Ananth - Flickr

    Off-road through the magical desert in a 4x4 vehicle, and delve into an adventure that is unheard of in most places on the planet.

    Take on the sweeping dunes and embark on an adventurous trip, which promises to make a great story. A combination of experiences make this activity worthy of being on this list.

    Location: Arabian Adventures offer an all-inclusive desert dinner experience after the desert safari. Drive into the deep forests in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and feast on the starry night.

    Timing: Open throughout the year, the activity might be inaccessible under drastic weather conditions.

    Price: Costing 375 AED onwards, the activity presents dune driving, camel ride, and a belly dance show. A regional selection of grilled meats, salads, sweets and beverages proffer a sumptuous experience.

    Difficulty level: Easy

    4x4 Dubai Desert Safari 

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  • 19Get Dirty While Dirt Biking

    If your prefer dirt over your road while riding then Dirt Biking is the perfect option for you. It’s time to hurl you bike in the mid air. Pump up your adrenaline as you ride off road in the sands of Dubai.  This is another of the best extreme sports in Dubai which is a must do for you. Feel the thrill like never before as you try to balance in the sand and ride through the sandy road.  Get dirty with the dirt bike and feel the thrill as you ride through the dusty terrain.

    Location:  For elating dirt biking try dirt biking in the Fossil Rock Desert, Jabeli Ali, and Big Red Dunes are some of the best places for dirt biking.

    Price: The cost for dirt biking varies from operator to operator. Depending on the number of hours, approximate price ranges from 690 AED per bike for 2 hours to 990 AED per 4 hours.

    Difficulty level: Dirt biking can be a bit difficult in the beginning since you will have to balance in the sand. But once you start riding it will become easier for you.

  • 20Break the Wind in a Speed Boat Ride

    Speed Boat Ride:  While you are vacationing in Dubai you should definitely head out for this another thrilling activity, Speed Boat Ride. What could be a better way to explore the amazing beauty of Dubai while taking a speed boat ride? Marvel at the amazing sights of Dubai and get a chance to witness the iconic Burj Al Arab, the Atlantis Hotel, the Palm Jumeirah, Pal Lagoon and Royal Palaces from a different perspective.  You will be enjoying this activity for 75 or 90 minutes approx. 

    Location: Your location might vary depending on the tour operator.

    Price: The approximate price for Speed Boat Ride starts from 209.33 AED to 477 AED. Prices are subject to changes according to the management’s discretion.
  • 21Electrifying Desert Fat Bike Ride

    What could be a better way to explore the deserts then in a Desert Fat Bike? This time while you are in Dubai do something adventurous then the usual ones.  Desert mountain bikes are all terrain mountain bikes which lets you explore the rugged terrains.  Feel that adrenaline rush as you cycle through the gentle rolling dunes. Also, get a chance to explore the local flora and fauna of this region while you ride.

    Location:  You will be cycling through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

    Price: The prices for this activity may vary from operator to operators. The approximate price starts from 495 AED to 599 AED.

  • 22Soar Up High in a Micro Light Flight

    Most of you must have tried scuba diving and paragliding in Dubai but have you tried Micro Light Flight? This time while you are in Dubai, try micro flight and pretend as you are flying a plane.  In micro flight you will be flying over the desert at 100 km per hour. This will be one hell of an experience for you. Get the chance to explore the landscape of this exotic place from an eagle eye view. The best time to fly would be during the late evenings and witness the stunning sunset.

    Location:  There are a lot of places in Dubai where you can try this exciting micro flight. Some of them are Jazirah Aviation, etc

    Price: The approximate price starts from 250 AED to 400 AED. It may vary from operators to operators.

  • 23Surf the Turquoise Waters on a Wakeboard

    An adventurous blend of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing, wake-boarding involves coasting over water on a wakeboard. Usually towed by a motorboat, the rider has ample opportunities to learn and master the art of wakeboarding. Many operators in Dubai offer wakeboarding sessions which are backed by the in-house award-winning instructors. Both professional wakeboard enthusiasts and beginners are supported in an exclusive manner. This sport can be availed on all days of the year, however, subject to persisting weather conditions. Also, this extreme water sports action is open to all age groups.

    Image Credits : Shayne Thomas - Flickr

    Price: Proffering both coaching and the ensuing wakeboarding session, the prices start from 250 AED. Prices are subject to changes according to the management’s discretion.

  • 24Mid –Air Treats with Indoor Skydiving

    If you are in Dubai then you should definitely try this activity Indoor Skydiving. Ever wondered how it would feel like to sky dive without jumping from the plane. Well than here it is, try this extravagant activity. You will fly in a vertical wind tunnel which will give you the same experience like scuba diving. Also, you can fly higher if you want it to be more extreme. You will be flying at an impressive speed of 200mph So, don’t miss out to trey this activity in Dubai.

    Location: Mirdif City Centre is one of the best places for indoor scuba diving in Dubai.

    Price: The approximate price starts from 195 AED to 300 AED.

  • 25Catch the Waves by Surfing

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    If you like the waters, then you need to explore them irrespective of which country you are in and if you are enjoying a holiday in Dubai, then there are options for you here in this luxury desert as well. Surfing in Dubai is one of the best things to do in Dubai if you love scouring the waters of Jumeirah Beach and the Arabian Gulf. You could register or make your bookings at the surf house Dubai and get a good offer for an amazing surfing course where you can greet some amazing waves while the coastline of Dubai falls behind you.

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    Location: Dubai Marina, Arabian Gulf, and Jumeirah Beach 

    Price: The cost of a one and a half hour surfing session is around 150 AED and advanced surfing session is around 275 AED (prices are subject to getting modified as per seasons and availability). 

    Best Time: Anytime between December to May

  • 26Dubai Wild Wadi Water Park Tour

    Dubai Wild Wadi Water Park Tour
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    About the Activity:
    • Get ready for a fun filled ride with Oceanair Travels trip to the Wild Wadi them park as you are picked up from the selected locations/hotels in Dubai.
    • The wild Wadi water park offers more than 25 rides that you can enjoy to the fullest. the entrance ticket includes rides like Jumeirah Sceirah where you climb up the 32 meters tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole water park.
    • There’s something for everyone in this park and for those who want to only relax, they can enjoy the waves of ride on the 360-meter long lazy river. 
    • Conclude your amazing day out by getting dropped back to your hotel in Dubai.

  • 27Iceland Water Park in Ras Al Khaimah

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    • Hamada Gomaa
      Hamada Gomaa
    About the Activity:
    • Get picked up from any location in Dubai and enjoy a full day of adventure as you experience a rush of enthusiasm at the rides of Iceland water park in Ras Al Khaimah.
    • Iceland Water Park at Ras Al Khaimah is a theme park based on the land of penguins.The myriad water attractions in the park are spread over area of 110,000 square meters.
    • Engage yourself in Aqua Soccer, Penguin Bay, Arctic Wave Pool, Rain Dance Pool, are the the majority adventurous rides of the park.
    • There are also plenty of kids activities like Kids’ Cove & Eddy Pond which are much loved among the children.
    • The entry ticket has unlimited access to all the rides as well as the use of rubber rings and life jackets.
    • Commence on an adventure to see the penguin, stony glacial mountains that consist of nearly 25 different water slides. 
    • Conclude your amazing tour by getting driven back to any location in Dubai. 

  • 28Zup Boarding in Dubai

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    About the Activity:
    • Zup boarding is a new and fresh way to enjoy the thrill of surfing over the waves with your family and friends.
    • Indulge in this adventurous water sports in Dubai, starting from morning 10 AM to sunset.
    • One can surf while standing, kneeling or even while lying on the board. 
    • The zup features an integrated tow hook for easy starts and quick position changes during the activity for a stress-free starting!  

  • 29Dirt Biking in Dubai

    Dirt Biking in Dubai
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    About the Activity:
    • Revel in the experience of riding a dirtbike on the joyous offroads of Dubai.
    • Assuming you already know how to balance, clutch, shift gears on a motorcycle but have never been off road on a dirtbike this tour is perfect for you.
    • Ride in the sand on the very capable Christini All Wheel Drive Motorcycles who do most of your work for you and make it easy for you to ride anywhere offroad with more stability and control.
    • Enjoy the 2 hour drive and feel thrill like never before while you take back precious memories.
  • 30Extreme Adventure Tour in Dubai

    Extreme Adventure Tour in Dubai
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    About the Activity: 
    • Experience camel rides and sand ski. Engage in an exhilarating desert adventure in the vast desert.
    • Get picked up early morning from your hotel and drive through the campsite in Al Aweer, where a 30 min camel ride awaits you. Shortly after the break, sand cruise through one of the biggest sand dunes in the region for a breathtaking sand skiing.
    • A big craze in the U.A.E., sand skiing will provide fun to all ages. A quick preparatory skiing lesson will be provided as well as the safely-designed mono-board.
    • Small dune vehicles or ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) are also available for self-dune drive.
    • Frolic in the dunes and race up and down the track specially created for you. By midday, you will be transferred to your hotel.



Dhow Wharfage

The Dubai Dhow Wharfage area is fabulous and offers sightseeing with a real sense of adventure. Steeped in history and stretching gloriously along the Creek bank, north of Maktoum Bridge are countless creaking wooden dhows, moored in time-honored tradition to load and unload their diverse cargoes from all over the region. 

Bursting with colour, activity and character, the Dhow Wharfage area is home to a way of life that has remained intact since Dubai’s earliest days. Deira set along the creek is a testament to Dubai’s lively past. Rich in culture and heritage, this is one place you must visit to get a feel of its vibrant authenticity. Hang around long enough and you might be invited to hop on board for a chat and a cup of tea.

Location: Starting from Baniyas Road and running up to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.


Mushrif Park

Located 15 kms away from the city centre of Dubai lies this oldest park in Dubai. Mushriff Park was opened in 1980’s but went through a major makeover and is now one of the most visited park in Dubai. Invoke in some activities like swimming, horse riding, kids playing area, cycling etc. There is also a space for events and also a display of miniature architecture of the continents. The desert like park is around 1300 acres and is the most favorite spot for the people living in Al Khanweej, Mirdiff and Al Mizhar.

Highlights: The Mushriff Park is just 5 minutes’ drive away from the desert camp and so it is an ideal place for a long night stay.

Timing: Opens from 8:00 AM – 10 PM.

Price: 3 AED per person, 10 AED per car. Entry is free for kids below 2 years and for the physically challenged.

Desert Conservation Reserve

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is an initiative by the Dubai Government that allows you to spend a good amount of time camping at the deserts of Dubai (over 9 in number) and dine in the company of night stars which are primarily organized to experience a Bedouin lifestyle. Over here, you can experience falcon shows, camel rides and several other activities that will get you to the true essence of Dubai.

Location: The office is located on the Airport road and they will take you to the desert where you can participate in a variety of activities. 

Highlights: This reserve provides an array of activities such as Falconry, Archery, Horse Riding, Dune Driving, Camping, Hookah. 

Approximate Price: A 5-hour tour will cost you around 150 AED per head.  


Hatta Heritage Village

Located in the Al Hajar Mountains, on the outskirts of Dubai city, the Hatta Heritage Village shows the traveler the beautiful traditional life in Dubai. You will get to observe the strong attachment of the people who hail from this old town, people whose ancestors were farmers and handicraft men. The other significance also lies in the houses that you will see here, which were built from mountain rocks in the old year. There are over 17 houses, 2 castles and even a fortress here that you can revel in. You can explore the sculptures here as well and enjoy the folklore, the songs and the performances that grace the village every night.

Timings: Can visit the place from Saturday to Thursday


Dubai Village

Bur Dubai Village, also known as the Dubai Heritage Village is located near the mouth of Dubai Creek that takes tourist back in time through a series of heritage villages complete with recreated architecture and local artisans. For patrons, the village is a great place to find unique handmade items to take home as souvenirs or gifts. 

Highlights: The vicinity offers many places to stroll around like Pottery shopping, visit traditional markets and enjoy live performances of Arabian folklore such as Raza, Ayyala, and Harbeya 

Timings: It is opened every day from 08:00 to 20: 00, however on Fridays many shops will be closed as the operational hours are 15:00 to 22:00. 

Getting There: You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba bus and train station nearby. 


Guru Nanak Darbar

Guru Nanak Darbar is built in the demand from the Sikh community for a dedicated place of worship. The Gurudwara is believed to be the first of its kind in the entire region. It has a dedicated floor for a community feasts for about 5,000 people at a time and a huge hall for devotional songs. The main prayer hall of the new Gurudwara has a 7.2-metre high ceiling and 18-metre diameter dome roof. The function hall can accommodate up to 900 people. 

Location: It is located in Jebel Ali which is around 35 km from Dubai center. Taxi is the best mode of transportation to reach the temple. The closest metro station is Ibn Batuta. 

Timings: It is opened daily from 4:30 AM to 9 :30 PM


SEGA Republic

Stationed within the Dubai Mall, the 76,000 square foot, a fun-for-all-ages indoor theme park of SEGA Republic is loaded with more than 15 attractions. See your desired games and characters brought to life with state-of-the-art simulators and experiences that boast high-tech entertainment. As part of the world's largest shopping and entertainment space, SEGA Republic portrays cutting-edge technology to games and attractions. Your favorite SEGA characters, like nemesis Robotnik and Sonic the Hedgehog, play their part as you jump on thrilling rides that get your pulse racing at breakneck speeds.

Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 1 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 170 AED

Burj Beach

With the panoramic view of the Burj al Arab in the milieu, the Burj Beach is another famous beach having a huge sandy stretch. With a number of volleyball nets and large open area for playing various sports, the beach is very popular amidst sports lovers. So pack your bags and have a relaxing day at the beach with a beautiful setting. The access to the beach is not chargeable.

Highlights: There are volleyball nets and barbecues on the beach. There is also a water sports club which offers water skiing, wake boarding, banana boating and other activities.  


The Palm and World Islands

Palm Islands are a set of 2 artificial islands mainly the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali. Tourists can get a chance to visit Palm Jumeirah, as it is the only completed Island. The island takes the shape of a palm tree. The World Islands is a series of various small islands that has been constructed in the shape of a rough world map. The best way to view the Palm Islands is from the air or atop one of Dubai’s many high-rise skyscrapers, such as the Observation Deck at the BurjKhalifa. 

Highlights: To tour the islands you could take a Speedboat at Palm Jumeirah to visit some of the major attractions in the vicinity. 

Approximate Price: A tour around the island will cost 36-50 USD 


Dubai Aquarium

The 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, is the largest suspended aquariums in the world. It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand tiger sharks in the world. There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank, which measures 51 meters in length, 20 meters in width and 11 meters in height. Walk through the 48-metre Aquarium Tunnel on Ground Level, and explore the Rainforest, rocky shore living ocean environments and UAE night creature at the Underwater Zoo on Level 2.

Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM on Sundays and Wednesdays and 10 AM to midnight on Thursdays - Saturdays 

Price: Approximate price for this activity varies depending on the package availed and  range from 100 AED to 250 AED.


Underwater Hotel Dubai

Underwater suites are the epitome of luxury and elite uniqueness and what better place to indulge in the finer things in life other than Dubai? Hydropolis Under Water Hotel in Dubai is still not open to the public but bookings are open. 

The hotel will consist of three parts, The ‘Land Post’ where visitors will be greeted, the ‘Subway’ which will connect guests to the main hotel and the ‘220 suites’ all deep under the sea.  

The hotel owners are positive that post opening the hotel will be able to greet around 3500 guests a day. The hotel's plan is to cover an area of 260 hectares, which is equivalent in area to Hyde Park in London. 

The construction cost for Hydropolis is approximately € 600 million Euro, which will make Hydropolis one of the most expensive hotels ever created.

Location: Off the cost of Jumeirah beach.


KidZania in Dubai Mall

Inside the Dubai Mall is a tiny replica of a real city where kids can role-play adult professions, from firefighters to car dealers and much more. From fighting “fires” and investigating “criminals” to flipping burgers and selling cars, let your little ones role-play in realistic settings at KidZania. The interactive entertainment and education center is a scaled facility that enables children to experience how adults view and participate in the world. KidZania’s streets are flagstone with shops, offices, factories, restaurants, a bank, hospital and fire station with settings for children between 4 to 16 years can live out their dream job with 80 role-playing activities to choose from. During their job shifts, the kids wear uniforms and are paid in KidZania’scurrency.

Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 11 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 150 AED

Al Mamzar Beach

Al Mamzar Park is home to beautiful beaches and acres of green fields, making it one of Dubai’s hidden gems. Whether you want to stroll on the beach or swim in the pool, picnic on the lawns or skate in the park, there’s no shortage of activities to do. The array of facilities at this beautiful park by the sea makes it a hit with water sports lovers, beach goers, families, and groups looking for fun in the sun.Mondays and Wednesdays are for women and children only. It's about 6.5km from the nearest metro station. 

Highlights: This lushly landscaped beach park consists of a string of five lovely sandy sweeps and comes with plenty of infrastructures, including a swimming pool, playgrounds, water sports rentals, barbecues, grassy areas and air-conditioned cabanas. There are also sun loungers and umbrellas for rent but food outlets are minimal so you might want to bring a picnic. 


Aquaventure Waterpark

Beat the heat of Dubai with a day of sun-soaked fun at Aquaventure Waterpark, set within the grounds of the incredible Atlantis, The Palm resort. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or prefer basking in the sun, there is something to suit your taste at the largest water park in the Middle East.
Here you'll experience heart-thumping slides, the pinnacle being Leap of Faith, a near-vertical, 9-storey drop that catapults you through a tube surrounded by a shark-filled lagoon. You can also attempt Poseidon's Revenge, the UAE's only dual-racing loop waterslide. If you're not feeling quite that brave, you can try the 6-person Aquaconda, the world's widest waterslide.

After all that excitement, it might be time to just sit back and relax in one of the many zero-entry pools or on the private beach surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. With plenty to keep all ages entertained, this is the perfect escape for a day of aquatic fun.

Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 250 AED

Dubai Ice Rink

Keep away the heat and get down to The Dubai Mall to ice-skate on the Olympic-sized rink. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, you are sure to make the most of the enormous facility as you glide across the ice. The Dubai Mall is the world's biggest shopping and entertainment hub and even in the heat of the desert, it is not surprising to find an Olympic-sized ice rink. Tie up your skates and head onto the ice. Practice your hockey-stops or even throw in a spin as you enjoy the sport with family and friends. In the sometimes extreme heat of Dubai, the rink can be the coolest place to seek shelter and have fun at the same time.

Timings: Opens daily from 10 AM to 11 PM

Price: Approximate price starts from 65 AED

Burj Al Arab

Why not spend your holiday in the third tallest tower in the world? This stellar tower in Dubai is a world class hotel with amenities that will make you feel like royalty. This 56 floor building is open all round the year and caters to those who love living life large.

You could be lucky enough to have your own private butler and the view is breathtaking for all those who have an eye for luxury and pure bliss. There are several ranges of rooms you can choose from or you could avail a day tour wherein you can explore the bars and restaurants in this world famous hotel.

Location: It is located near the Jumeirah beach.

Price: The average cost of a room is 24,000 USD per night.

Places to Visit Around: Skyview Bar, WadiWadi Water Park, Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, HintHunt Dubai, and Ski Dubai.

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