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Adventurous Things to Do in Dubai

Skydiving, Flyboarding, Hot Air Balloon, Ziplining, Helicopter tour, Parasailing, Swim among the sharks, ride on sand dunes, take a scary jump from a height or enjoy 4x4 desert safari – adventures in Dubai are what complete a trip to Dubai. Dubai is known for the wonders of architecture that adorn it, but what makes it an even popular choice among tourists is the wide array of adventure sports available here.

A hub of modern architectural marvels, stunning beaches and electrifying nightlife, the adventures in Dubai are equally enthralling. Although Dubai is known for its glam & glitz, it is likewise treasured for its hair-raising activities.

With an abundance of adventure places in Dubai, you have a plethora of choices to indulge in and create memories. While rides and slides in water parks are chilling, swimming with friendly Dolphins or giant sharks of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Dolphinarium is spine-tingling. Similarly, zooming past the majestic sand dunes of the Dubai desert on board a jeep is absolutely breathtaking.

From paragliding, jet skiing, wakeboarding to snorkeling and scuba diving, all adventurous things to do in Dubai at its captivating beaches are truly electrifying. Still, the daredevil in you is not satisfied? Opt for an adrenaline-rushing hot-air balloon ride, or taste the speed with mountain biking, or test your height fear through skydiving. With so many adventure sports in Dubai, you will unquestionably have a trip full of pleasures and lifetime reminiscences.

Here is a list of adventures sports in Dubai:

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Skydiving

Skydiving is a sport in Dubai enjoyed largely by the locals and the tourists alike. One of the extreme sports in Dubai, skydiving is a unique way to experience adventure.

You can jump from an altitude of 4000 meters and feel the adrenaline rushing in you. The best view of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab can be seen as you skydive. You can be pretty sure that you are in safe hands, as you will have instructors who have done well over 20,000 jumps.

The jump from this height gives you a bird’s eye view of the Dubai skyline. You will be enjoying a free fall of about a minute after which your instructor will open the parachute and then you will enjoy a smooth descent for the next five minutes. 

Location:
The landing turf is close to the Palm Jumeirah, so you will be directed towards Palm Jumeirah. If you wish to hover over the famous sand dunes of the Dubai desert, you can drive to the second campus for skydiving, which is located about 35 kilometres in the desert.

Difficulty: 
Hard

Timings: Palm drop zone is 10 Am to 3 PM / Desert drop zone is 7 AM to 4 PM

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Flyboard

Flyboard, or hydro flying, is one of the best technological inventions which offer you extreme sports, and only known to a bunch of tourists who like to keep track of interesting innovations such as this.

Hydro flying is particularly famous in Dubai because it is only one of the few places where you can find yourself a flyboard and the right kind of trainers to train you to do it. In hydro flying, you will be standing on a flyboard, which is connected to a watercraft.

Water is the forced underneath your pair of shoes, so you can fly up to a height of fifteen feet and then come crashing down into the water down to about three feet. This is an exciting adventure and definitely something unique for you to experience. When in Dubai, make sure you undertake this adventure of a lifetime and go hydro flying at least once.

Location:
 Nemo Water Sports, Jumeirah Rd, Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai

Difficulty
: Hard

Timings:  
9:00 AM-6:30 PM

Click Here to Book: Flyboard Experience In Dubai

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Adventurous Desert Safari

 

Definitely the most popular of all adventure sports in Dubai, the classic 4x4 Desert Safari is unbeatable. If you have a passion for thrilling car rides, this one trumps all! Go blasting through the golden and red sand dunes of Dubai in your opulent four-wheel drive.

Drink in the luscious views of the golden deserts, while the roller coasting-like ride leaves you breathless as you move over the undulating sand. It is recommended to avoid a heavy meal before you hop in for the ride, though. If you’re prone to motion sickness, it is wise to carry medicine for the same. Don’t let anything stop you from experiencing this mesmerizing ride though.

Difficulty
: Easy

Timings: 02:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Click Here to Book: Dubai Desert Safari With Bbq Dinner

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Hot Air Balloon

Hot air balloon rides in Dubai are one of those exotic adventure activities, that one must embark on to realize how mind-blowing they are. Set in the backdrop of the Dubai skyline, a ride in a hot air balloon gives you the kind of perspective a traveller needs when in Dubai.

Soaring several hundred feet above the ground, you can have a bird’s eye view of the city below, the sand dunes, the unending Persian Gulf, and of course, landmark buildings such as the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab.

It’s a good idea to go for a hot air balloon ride early in the morning so you can see a spectacular view of the morning sun along with feeling the early morning air on your face. If you want to make the best out of your trip, go for a combined trip of desert safari in Dubai, followed by an early morning hot air balloon ride, and a delicious gourmet breakfast.

Location:
Located next to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Difficulty:
Easy

Timings: 03:30 AM to 08:30 AM

Click Here to Book: 
Hot Air Balloon Ride In Dubai

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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. 

Location:
It starts from Emaar Boulevard, a 90-meter 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:
Moderately easy to perform after a briefing given by the instructor.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Click Here to Book: Xline Dubai Marina

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Go for Dubai Helicopter tour

The helicopter tour is one of the most exciting adventure activities in Dubai which would allow you to relish the stunning views of the most talked-about skylines of the world. This stylish way of seeing around Dubai kick starts at the Dubai Police Academy Helipad and shows you around the various historical and iconic places of Dubai including Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa!

Location:
The tour starts at Dubai Police Academy Helipad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Difficulty:
It is an easy activity and you must only be less than 100 kg of weight. In case, you weigh more than that you'll require booking more than one seat. Infants below 4 years and under 16 kg are not permitted

Timings:
12-minutes tour, 17-minutes tour, 22-minutes and 40 minutes  tour

Click Here to Book:
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Jet Skiing

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The restrictions on jets skiing in Dubai have been eased considerably, which has lured many enthusiasts towards this booming adventure activity. The city is brimming with stunning sites for jet skiing, which allow you 1 whole hour’s excursion over the lovely waves.

The thrill increases twofold due to the views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, and also the famous Palm Jumeirah beach. Experience the surge of adrenaline within, as the entire city unfolds before you in dramatic beauty. Before you begin, you’re greeted with a detailed guide on how to ride a jet ski along with other precautionary measures.

Location:
Palm Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Difficulty:
 Easy to medium

Timings: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM

Click Here to Book: Guided Jet Ski Experience In Dubai

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Activity Timings: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM


About Water Sports at Jumeirah Beach:

Jumeirah Beach in Dubai is very famous for its water sports and activities on the beach. Have a relaxing day at the beach, with thrilling, entertaining, and amusing water sports, to have a blast on your vacation to Dubai. Enjoy the most famous water-based activities on the beach, along with your family and friends, and have a fun-filled, adventurous day with all the famous activities lined up for you to enjoy. Safety and security are a top priority, so listen to the safety instructions and then get outfitted with your life jacket before hopping on the tubes. This amazing water activity should not be missed during your Dubai tour with a mix of unmatched fun, adventure, and sightseeing,

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Water Jet Pack Experience In Dubai

One of the thrilling adventure sports in Dubai is experiencing a water jetpack ride. Now what you've been seeing in movies and video games can actually be experienced. It is a hydro sport where you keep sitting and your entire body weight is carried up by the saddle.

The available straps keep holding you in place. You might take a while to get adjusted to this thrilling sport but once set, you'll desire to do it again and again.

Location:
JBR beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Difficulty:
An easy activity for even a beginner having no previous training or knowledge. You just need to be minimum 16 years of age with weight ranging between 45 kg and 135 kg

Timings:
1-hour duration (Breakup - Jetpack session - 30 minutes, Instructions and guidance of how to operate the device, hand signals, take-off process, and safety procedures - 10 minutes, flight time - 20 minutes)

Click Here to Book: Water Jet Pack Experience In Dubai

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Experience the thrill deep within your bones in this amazing adventurous watersport, Jetovator. Imagine flying in the sky in the beautiful city of Dubai and witnessing the beautiful view of the beaches, Isn't it sound exhilarating? Well, it is more thrilling and exciting to experience. Experience the Jetovator activity over the water and challenge the adventure lover sleeping inside you. Boost your adrenaline by indulging in this adventure and experience the thrill like never before.

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Experience Indoor Skydiving at Ifly Dubai

This thrilling sport will allow you to fly up high using a fan device which further, in turn, creates vertical wind movements. The height of flying is up to 3 meters caused by the powerful wind soaring upwards. Various equipment like a safety helmet and a suit are provided along with training from a professional. Once trained, you're all set to fly up high.

Location:
 Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Difficulty: The activity is not difficult and can be enjoyed by any beginner having no prior training or experience.

Timings:
12 pm-10 pm (Sunday-Wednesday)
12 pm-11 pm (Thursday)
10am-11pm (Friday)

Click Here to Book: Ifly Dubai Tickets

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Wakeboarding

When it comes to water sports, wakeboarding is the equivalent of skiing! Wakeboarding involves riding over a wakeboard and demands a fine technique for the initial lift, but soon becomes easily manageable once you’re out of the water.

The key is to lean back slightly and maintain a straight posture. If you feel that you’ve got the hang of it, you can ever go as far as to try flips and jumps! Although wakeboarding is quite pricey, it is an experience worth investing in. As far as wakeboarding in Dubai is concerned, there are a handful of things that are of prime importance- calm waters and skilled riders.

Location:
 Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Difficulty:
Medium to challenging

Timings: 6 AM-6 PM

Click Here to Book: Wakeboarding In Dubai

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About the Activity:

Join this one of the most exciting sea rides available for families and groups visiting Dubai. A banana-shaped boat, attached to a motor boat, will get you onto the middle of Dubai’s water, promising you an unforgettable adrenaline rushing experience. Feel the splash of water and heavy wind blowing towards your face, as the speed boat pulls the banana boat swiftly through the passage of water. 
  • If you are looking for some adventurous water sports and water rides, this Banana ride in Dubai is a perfect fit for you. 
  • A Banana boat is, as the name implies, a banana shaped boat that is pulled by another boat to which the banana boat is attached to.
  • Get your thrill mode on and do something exciting this season
  • Enjoy a 15 minute Banana Ride at Umm Suqeim beach while you try to balance yourself on a high speed banana boat.
  • This tour is available only before sunset and can be availed by both adults and children
Know before you go:

Starting time: 10:00 AM

Duration: 15 minutes(approx)

Meeting point: Umm Suqeim beach


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10:00 AM- 6:00 PM


About Parasailing in Dubai:

Parasailing is an amazing experience that is filled with fun and provides a beautiful and unique view of the surroundings. Parasail on the Marina beach in Dubai with your family or friends at an altitude of about 200 meters to have an extraordinary view of city sights, such as Dubai Marina, the luxury waterfront homes, and the buildings of Jumeirah Beach Residence, and even the iconic Burj al Arab.

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Kayaking in Dubai Location :

Hydro Watersports Dubai, next to Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai.


Kayaking in Dubai Duration: 1 Hour


Starting Time: 10:00 AM


Unwind yourself with the stress buster dose of an adventurous Kayaking in Dubai that would genuinely leave you thrilled and amazed with great delight. Kayaking is one of the most famous super adventurous activities to experience in the alluring waters of Dubai. The action starts with paddling throughout the bubbling waters amidst the serene ambience of Dubai. Grab this stress buster dose with your family and friends by booking this activity.

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Total Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx)


Activity Timings: 5:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM


Pick up and Drop off location: Hotel (Centrally located in City Center Area Dubai / Sharjah Sahara Centre Dubai Side)


About Paragliding Adventure in Dubai:


While on a Dubai vacation, if you're looking for an unforgettable activity then this is the one. Paragliding is a heavenly adrenaline rush. Spread your wings and feel like a bird crashing through the wind. Enjoy being a bird in the sky, flying with no other engine but the wind. The adventure of a lifetime starts here with this adventurous activity. Spread your wings, choose this daring adventurous sport and feel the blood rushing through your veins.

Paragliding is the closest you can get to flying among the clouds and have a time of your life. It's a lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft that takes you to a great height and lets you enjoy an unforgettable time. It's a daring flight and you won't regret it. This adventure is something which you shouldn't miss while on Dubai Vacation as it gives an incredible view from above. Admire the amazing view of this beautiful city as you reach a certain height and be in awe of this beauty.

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Enjoy Extreme Water Rides at Wild Wadi Water Park

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The Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the renowned water parks of Dubai which features an array of adventurous rides keeping the visitors engaged and excited. Some of the thrilling rides of this massive waterpark include Ring Rides, FlowRider ride, Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj, a playing pool for the kids which features over one hundred rides - Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon and so much more.
There's an artificial waterfall, a wave pool, and a pool bar featured in the park amidst all the other attractions.

Location:
 Jumeirah Street, Next to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Timings:
 
10:00 am to 6:00 ( Sunday - Thursday )

Click Here to Book: Wild Wadi Water Park Tour

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Park Timings:

12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday )

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About VR Park Dubai Mall:

Embark on this 4-hour tour of Vr Park Dubai and enter into the world of imagination bases on the futuristic concept of 'shared escapism.' This iconic attraction is designed with a vision to Challenge Reality by bringing the perception and reality altogether through insane experiences like spanning wholly immersive rides, interactive games, and educational journeys.


There are plenty of games that blur the perception of imagination and bring you into a real-time experience with games like John wick chronicles, where you grab hold of your AK rifle and transform into the Boogey Man. Moreover, with Plummet, you can experience skydiving without leaving the ground. Enjoy almost 15 more exciting games and experiences at this VR park.

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Day Out at IMG Worlds Of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is a themed amusement park which is parted into 5 'epic zones' out of which two zones represent Marvel and Cartoon Network and the others include Dinosaur adventure zones and Novo Cinemas.

Spread in an expanse of 1.5 million square feet, this place features a number of thrilling sports including thrilling rides, animatronic structures of dinosaurs, popular cartoon characters, exciting roller coasters, various dining venues, Marvel superheroes and so much more for the visitors.

Location:
E311 - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Timings: 
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Saturday to Wednesday)
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Thursday & Friday)

Click Here to Book: I M G Worlds Of Adventure Tickets

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Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm & Friday - Saturday: 09.00 am - 12.00 am.

Age limit: Above 02 years


About the Ski Dubai:


Dubai is a land of human-made wonders where mirages are portrayed in reality in terms of marvelous architecture. Similarly, seeing snow in the middle of a desert looks like an illusion. This largest indoor snow park house in Dubai boasts fun-filled memories with an enormous range of fun-filled activities.


Apart from skiing, Ski Dubai offers an extensive range of fun-filled activities in the snow park play area that starts with the climbing towers, giant snowballs, icy body slide, sledge, toboggan runs, and much more. This gigantic masterpiece of architecture offers houses of penguins that can be seen several times a day; there are so many things to experience in Ski Dubai that makes this place beyond imagination.

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Scuba Diving

Another signature activities that you must try in Dubai is scuba diving. Indulge in an adventurous underwater excursion as the waves offer you a thrilling escape. The vast sea houses, along with a stunning species of marine life, ancient shipwrecks dating back several decades! Feel invincible when you breathe underwater, as a whole new world unfolds for you.

Though this city is home to many locations for scuba diving, experiencing the underwater world at the grand Jumeirah Beach of Dubai remains unmatched. You get a maximum of 2 hours to explore the Marine world, delving as deep as 12 meters! The activity is as safe as it is thrilling, as the instructors are well trained and exceptionally skilled.

Difficulty:
Medium

Click Here to Book: 
Scuba Diving In Dubai

Timings: 
09:00 AM,12:00 PM & 03:00 PM

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About Go Karting in Dubai:

If you are a lover of speed and then go-karting would be a perfect fit for you and the tricky tracks in Dubai are the quintessential space for an excellent way of go-karting. Built with adherence to world-class standards that are a trademark of Emaar Entertainment, this new karting zone brings you the latest unit of electric go-karts. 


Ekart Zabeel promises a high-end challenging kart track for the ultimate experience for all. So gear up for an exciting electric go-karting experience, driving and racing around the tracks where the driver gets enough time to improve upon their lap times by racing against each other and the clock!

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Dune Bashing

Dune bashing in Dubai is one of the most popular adventurous things to do in Dubai. Dune bashing is popular because of the excitement you feel within yourself as the vehicle you are in comes crashing down the slopes of the sand dunes.

The best vehicle to go dune bashing in is a Hummer H2. To have an exciting day of dune bashing you can go for the morning session or the evening session which usually has a barbeque dinner. This campsite makes a complete honeymoon spot for all honeymoon lovers to come and visit Dubai.

The morning sessions usually begin at around nine and can go on till midday. For the evening session of dune bashing, you will need to start around three and reach the campsite by four. You will then go for dune bashing followed by sand boarding and camel safari in Dubai desert.

You can also watch a beautiful sun setting in the horizon in the desert. In the evening, there will be an amazing barbeque dinner with Arabian coffee and dates laid out for you to enjoy. Come for dune bashing in Dubai, a sport unique to the region.

Location: 
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Difficulty:
 Easy

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Sea Breacher Ride

One of the adventurous things to do in Dubai for you to experience is the thrilling activity of riding a sophisticated shark-shaped watercraft. This brilliantly designed watercraft is crafted like a deadly and aggressive shark and is capable of both floating on the water surface and going underwater just like what a real shark is capable of.

This device can get 5 to 6 feet deep under the water at 35 to 40 km/hour while on the surface of the water body or 80 km/hour while shooting upwards.

Location:
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Difficulty:
It is an easy activity with one person and one professional inside the watercraft. In order to experience this ride, you must be a minimum of 16 years

Timings: 
08:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Click Here to Book: Sea Breacher Ride Dubai

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Sand Boarding

Sandboarding is quite similar to snowboarding or skiing, except for the fact that it is done over sand dunes and deserts, while you’re strapped to a sandboard. And evidently, there is hardly any other place better than Dubai to experience that! It is one of the most favourite adventure activities in Dubai, and for obvious reasons, for Dubai houses the most beautiful and expansive range of sand dunes.

Feel the air wash over you as you glide down the magnificent sand dunes, and into a mesmerizing sunset. The sand dunes in Dubai are seated about a half hour’s drive away from the main city. It is one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Dubai, and absolutely unmissable on your Dubai tour.

Difficulty:
Medium

Location:
Bidayer, Hatta / Oman Highway (E44), Sharjah, Dubai

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Quad Biking

Being to Dubai deserts and enjoying the thrilling activity of quad biking in the dunes of the golden sandy deserts is a must. This activity is the ideal most way to explore the deserts of Dubai where a professional trainer will guide you and within minutes you'll learn how to ride a quad bike.

The experience of gliding through the soft sands of the desert is one of those adventure activities in Dubai which you would rarely find at someplace else. Hence, do not miss the chance to experience this sport while holidaying in Dubai.

Location: 
Dubai deserts

Difficulty: 
it is quite an easy sport where all you require to do is ride a bike without even having to balance it like a bicycle. Once trained you can easily do it on your own.

Timings: 
8 am-11:30 am

Click Here to Book: Evening Desert Safari Tour With Quad Biking

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Paddle Boarding

Another unique adventurous things to do in Dubai that offers is paddle-boarding. As opposed to the hardcore water adventure sports in Dubai, paddleboarding is relatively gentler, making it perfect for beginners. It is a mild, shallow dive into the world of water sports. Since the board is spacious enough, balancing is not as difficult. Despite being a mild sport, it works out your muscles a bit.


Again, one of the best destinations to try this refreshing activity is the Palm Jumeirah Beach, where the beautiful city can be viewed in a panoramic sprawl, dotted with luxurious skyscrapers.

Difficulty: Paddle Boarding ranges from easy to medium level of difficulty.

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Dune Buggy

The dune buggy is a variant of the hummer H2 for a desert safari because they serve the same purpose. Being a part of the desert safari, the dune buggy is an interesting twist to the traditional dune bashing in a covered vehicle.

The fact that the dune buggy is open and therefore lets you feel the impact of the crashing much more than any other vehicle associated with the sport. If you wish to go dune bashing in a dune buggy, it is ideal to go early in the morning so you can enjoy the ride while it is cool in the desert.

As the sun takes its position, it might get a little uncomfortable for you. There are evening sessions of dune bashing available too, where you can enjoy dune bashing in a dune buggy and then go for a delicious dinner followed by cups of hot Arabian coffee and it is one of the 
adventurous things to do in Dubai.

Difficulty: Medium

Timings: 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM

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Dirt Biking

If you prefer dirt over your road while riding then Dirt Biking is the perfect option for you. It’s time to hurl your 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.

Difficulty:
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.

Timings: Between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Seaplane Ride

Experiencing the beauty of Dubai on a boat is a classic, no doubt. But flying over the city, while rejoicing in the panoramic view is a once in a lifetime experience! One of the most famous adventure sports in Dubai, a seaplane tour unveils the beauty of the city in entirety.

Treat your eyes to incredible views as the most iconic buildings of Dubai like Burj Khalifa and Bird Al Arab loom into view, along with Palm Jumeirah and the incredible coastline of the Persian Gulf.

The ride is generally about 45 minutes to one hour long and hovers over the rich landscape and seascape. Take off from the turquoise-green waters of the sea, and sit back as your aerial journey promises to leave you spellbound.

Difficulty:
Seaplane Tours are easy, though not recommended for heart patients.

Click Here to Book: Seaplane Tour Of Dubai

Timings: 09:00 to 17:00

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Deep Sea Fishing

When it comes to Adventures in Dubai, there’s nothing quite like deep-sea fishing. If you ask why there are many reasons. First, Dubai has the vast openness of the Persian Gulf which is open for exploration and deep-sea fishing.

In the recent years, there has been a rise in the number of tourists participating in deep-sea fishing because of the thrill of going out at deep sea and fish some exotic fishes, cook them on the yacht and have an amazing meal.

In particular, the people who are fond of fishing find the activity recreational and interesting. Also, deep-sea fishing gives you the thrill of enjoying the ocean air, being out in the sun, and that amazing feeling of being on vacation. You can catch Barracuda, Sultan Ibrahim, Bluefin tuna, Kingfish, Hamouretc during your trip in the open sea.

Difficulty: Easy

Click Here to Book: Deep Sea Fishing Trip In Dubai

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Speed Boat Ride

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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 city while taking a speedboat 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.

Difficulty: Easy to Medium 

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Bungee Jumping

When talking about adventure activities in Dubai, there’s perhaps nothing that can match the thrill of being thrown from a great height as you fall through the air, cutting the height one feet at a time and just a few feet before you get anywhere close to the ground, you feel the cord around you jerk and cut the free fall short.

If you are too scared to jump alone, you can team up with a friend or an expert, which is known as tandem jumping in Dubai. It is an interesting choice for people who are bungee jumping for the first time to go tandem jumping.

There are some popular centres in Dubai where you can go for bungee jumping, Gravity Zone is one of them. You will be getting all the safety gears and instructions at the centre, following which you will be going to bungee jump. Before you jump the height, make sure you look around and enjoy the view.

Difficulty:
Medium

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Desert Fat Bike

What could be a better way to explore the deserts than in a Desert Fat Bike? This time, while you are in Dubai, do something adventurous than the usual ones. Desert mountain bikes are all-terrain mountain bikes which let you explore the rugged terrains.

Feel that adrenaline rush as you cycle through the gently 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. 

Difficulty:
Easy to Medium

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Soar Up High in a Micro Light Flight

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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 a 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

Difficulty:
Easy 

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Surfing

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Surfing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Dubai and is perfect to spend your time on a leisurely afternoon. You can go surfing on the Persian Gulf, there is a famous spot called the Sunset Beach in Dubai that is known for the number of surfers on any day of the week.

On an average day, you can see about fifty to seventy surfers on the shore. Even if you have no prior experience surfing, you can go for it easily. The beach that is between Sunset Beach and Russian Beach is ideal for surfing as the waves are good here.

There are groynes that have been built along this line, which is why the waves have become better and well suited for surfers. There are about four beaches in Dubai where you can go surfing. Other beaches have been blocked by the construction of islands, which have affected the kind of waves necessary for surfing.

Location: There are a lot of places in Dubai where you can try this exciting Sport Some of them are  Sunset beach Dubai, Nikki Beach Dubai.

Difficulty: Hard

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Zup Boarding

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This one of a kind extreme sport in Dubai is a refreshing way to awaken all your senses and have a stress free towing.

Standing, kneeling, lying down, surfing, resting or even backward, Zup Boarding can be performed in a way the customer feels like. The water gushes over your whole body washing away every piece of stress.

It gives you a selcouth experience with a blissful drift. So, come over and book your Zup Board and make your childhood dream come true.

Location:
Some of the famous locations where one can experience this fun sport are, Kite Beach Dubai, Burj Al Arab Beach, Palm Island Jumeirah, and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Difficulty:
Medium

Timing: Zup Boarding can be done all day long starting from 10:00 am to sunset

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Snorkeling

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With the Persian Gulf staging the shores of Dubai, snorkelling is one of the best water sports in Dubai to experience the elegant marine life and corals underwater.

While Dubai’s shoreline offers plenty of scope for spotting colorful fish and spiky sea trenches, the chance of spotting marine life is very high.

Some of the major locations of snorkelling in Dubai are the Musandam Peninsula, which is near the entrance of the Persian Gulf, Dibba rock, Snoopy rock, etc.

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

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Mountain Biking

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One of the most unusual yet thrilling adventure sports in Dubai, mountain biking is ideal for those who wish to stray a bit from the normative activities. If you’re an explorer at heart, you should not miss out on mountain biking in Dubai.

One of the most idyllic trails is the Hatta Mountain Bike Trail. It is ideal for both, amateurs and professional cyclists alike. The hilly region of Hatta is home to splendid views of the city, and the routes are easy to navigate.

The green route here is more beginner-friendly, while professionalizes are often seen riding along the black trails which are relatively harder. What’s better is that these trails are open throughout the year for 24 hours!

Difficulty:
Easy to challenging, depending upon the route you take.

Location:
Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre, Hatta Centre Awir-hatta Rd, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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Hummer Desert Safari

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A hummer safari is the ultimate desert experience in Dubai and cuts through the incredible golden sand dunes of the city. Weaving speedily through the undulating heart of Dubai deserts, the hummer ride carries the backdrop of a fiery horizon as the setting Sun leaves you mesmerized. Indulge in dune bashing as well, and feel the roller coaster ride that the deserts offer.

The beauty of the scene is enhanced by countless picturesque moments throughout. The journey begins in the afternoon as you leave for the ride. Post this, a desert camp awaits and welcomes you with a fascinating Arabian setting and tradition.

Difficulty:
Easy to medium

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"it was a great experience. I was bit apprehensive, when I booked through thrillophilia. but, they really organized it well. I booked a VIP package (costing 3800 per person). they arranged for private pick up in Nissan Petrol. They took us to camp, which is little far but better than Al Avir. \n\nLocal operator Mr. Danyal is a nice person. He took a great care of us. \n\nwe were provided land cruiser for dune bashing. then quad bike for 20-25 mins. after that, we did horse ride and camel ride. although camel ride and horse ride were namesake only. they would allow for 2 mins only and if you want to take a longer ride, you need to pay extra. so I skipped it. \n\nCamp had good performances like belly dance, Tanura show, Fire show and Jumba. Food was served on the table. Food quality was average.\n\nalthough, In the camp, they would try to get you money through multiple activities like sand art, Premium fruit salad, premium desserts, handbags, photo printouts, photo with eagle etc. And one needs to hard bargain. like I paid 20 dhiram for photos, they started with 150 dhiram."
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Awesome experience with a very close view of such big fishes. Underwater zoo is also very big and needs atleast 2 hours to complete. Super package deal. Please go for it.
"It was perfect site seeing experience managed by Thrillophilia. Special mention for lowest prices for tickets of Burz Khalifa."
"both the tours were really amazing.\nDubai city tour was nice, learned a lot about their history.\ndesert Safari was awesome but the food was ok ok .\nthe shows were awesome only if the food and drinks were organized well it would have been more fun"
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25 February 2021
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Park is fine. Shopping inside is much expensive. Swimming costumes were more than expected price.
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10 February 2021
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A definite watch. This is awesome. Thanks to thrillophilia for a very quick service. This is the cheapest price I found across various sites and I'm amazed with that.
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Just loved the experience. the dune bashing was amazing and we were well informed in time about everything.

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  1. What are the best adventure sports in Dubai?

    1. Dune Bashing: Dune bashing is probably one of the most adventurous things that you can do in Dubai with your friends. In this fun activity, you will have to drive through dunes of Dubai deserts and bash them as hard as possible. 

    2. Sandboarding: Sandboarding is almost like snowboarding, but instead of doing it on smooth streets; you will have to do the same thing on the glittery sands of the Dubai desert. 

    3. Bungee Jumping: Doing bungee jumping all alone is pretty cool, but falling together with your friends while screaming in a wild chorus is definitely more enjoyable. 

    4. Shark Diving: If you want to see the calm yet ferociousness of the sharks through your own eyes, then shark diving should be a perfect sport for you. Make sure to boost the charm of this specific activity by going underwater together with your lifetime bosoms. 

    5. Skiing:
     When talking about the best adventurous sports in Dubai for couples, the first thing that comes to mind is skiing. However, Dubai does not enjoy snowfall at any time of the year; you will have to enjoy the same in one of the indoor-based sports complexes of the city.

    6. Indoor Skydiving: If you are a faint-hearted couple but want to enjoy the magic of skydiving anyways; then make sure to head to Ifly and enjoy indoor skydiving to the very core.

    7. Snorkeling:
     Are you thinking about taking part in a safe but equally thrilling adventurous activity in the city of Dubai? Then, you can opt for snorkeling and try to uncover the mysteries that lie beneath the blue water of the Persian Gulf.   

    8. Dune Buggy: Riding on a buggy car and venturing through the dune of Dubai is yet another excellent activity that can be ideal for a perfect adventurous couple. 
  2. What are the water sports to do in Dubai?

    1. Parasailing: Amongst the most thrilling adventure sports in Dubai, parasailing lets you soak in the panoramic views of the city's skyline and oceanic beauty while floating like a bird in the sky above the water. 

    2. Jet Skiing:
    Feel a rush in your adrenaline while zooming through the wide-open sea on board a jet ski. The experience is a must-try for all adventure enthusiasts as it offers a complete package of fun, thrills, and scenic beauty.

    3. Speed Boating:
    One of the most exciting adventurous things to do in Dubai with family, speed boating offers a wholesome experience onboard a modern boat. It will let you see the beautiful beach and water scenery while passing through the azure waters of Dubai at a high speed.

    4. Scuba Diving:
    The most loved adventure in Dubai, scuba diving takes you close to the underwater world and lets you witness the colorful marine life and swim with exotic fishes.
  3. Which are the beaches for water sports in Dubai?

    1. Kite Beach: Offering a long stretch of pristine white sand, it features a number of water sports activities such as kitesurfing, kayaking, swimming, beach tennis, beach volleyball, etc. to make your Dubai trip full of lovely beach memories.

    2. Sunset Beach: One of the most beautiful adventure places in Dubai, Sunset Beach is considered the only competent beach in the city for surfing. It is also famous for its picturesque Burj Al Arab backdrop and nighttime swimming.

    3. La Mer Beach: A family favorite beach, it is amongst the most popular adventure places in Dubai for water sports like parasailing, Jet Ski, wakeboarding, and many more. Beach offers a great day out as it is surrounded by many attractions as well as eateries.

    4. The Palm Jumeirah Beach: Offering a wide spectrum of water sport activities, the beach is a hot favorite of adventure enthusiasts. From kayaking, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, jet skiing, flyboarding, speed boating to banana boating, the activities available here suit visitors of all ages.

  4. How much is a hot air balloon ride in Dubai?

    Hot air ballooning, an ultimate adventure in Dubai can be experienced at different prices. The cost depends on the package and may range from INR 18,000 to 45,000 per adult. The package may include a 40-70 minute balloon ride, transfers, photography, flying experience certificate, breakfast, horse ride, camel ride, dune bashing, quad biking, etc.
  5. Can you swim with sharks in Dubai?

    Yes, you can swim with massive sharks at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Known as one of the world's largest suspended aquariums, it houses over 33,000 marine animals, including more than 300 sharks and rays and allows visitors to see them from close through cage diving.
  6. How much does parasailing cost in Dubai?

    The cost of parasailing in Dubai may vary with packages and services on the offer. Thrillophilia's parasailing packages start from INR 5,299 per adult, which allows you to enjoy a scintillating experience of floating over the waters at a height of approx. 150 meters in a comfortable, swing-like seated position.

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