Sightseeing, shopping and eating are few of the things that people have on agenda when they visit Dubai. An epitome of luxury and opulence, Dubai offers the best of everything. However, this does not mean that people who love adventure and the outdoors should not visit this Emirates city. On the other hand, there are some exciting outdoor adventure activities that you can try in Dubai and the nearby Emirate cities. So, if you want to take a break from walking in malls and viewing the glorious buildings of the city, here are some of the outdoor adventures in Dubai that you would love along with the regular Dubai tour.
Yes, you heard it right! If you have ever wished to jump from 4000 meters above earth, from a moving plane, Dubai is one of the best places to do so. This Emirates city is quite popular for skydiving. You can go tandem diving with a professional (if you are a beginner) and even solo diving (if you have the adequate experience). Moreover, you do not have to worry about safety, as you would find that safety precautions are taken very seriously. While the adrenaline rush you feel while sky diving is the highlight of this experience, the breathtaking views of the city is also an added advantage. You would get to see the World Islands, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and the vast desert land (depending on the location you select) while skydiving. The sky diving companies’ also record videos of every person who goes sky diving. In short, you not only have fun but can also boast about your daredevilry on your social media pages.
Desert Dune Bashing
One of the must not miss activities in Dubai is the desert safari. It is a great chance to be away from the crowd and noise of the city and enjoy the natural landscape of the desert. Apart from the beauty of the desert, the desert safari is popular mainly for the dune bashing activity. Dune bashing happens in a 4×4 vehicle like a Hummer with deflated tyres. The driver of the vehicle expertly manoeuvres the vehicle on the high and low sand dunes, showing-off his skills. All you have to do is wear your seat belts, hold on to your seat and enjoy the nerve-wrecking, yet exciting ride. Dune bashing is part of most desert safari packages, except if you choose just dinner in desert.
Desert Safari Adventure Activities
Apart from dune bashing, desert safari in Dubai offers several other amazing Arabian adventures. These include camel riding, quad biking, sandboarding and sand buggy ride. The best part is that you do not require any special skills or previous experiences to enjoy these activities. However, do listen to the instructors and watch them try the activity carefully before you do it yourself. You would be able to find these activities in evening, overnight and morning safari. If you want to enjoy a particular adventure activity more, you can opt for the same like desert safari with camel riding, desert safari with quad biking, etc.
Dubai is a city that offers several water sports adventures and one of the latest if flyboarding. Here, you have to balance on a board which is attached to the Jet Ski engine with a hose. When the engine is powered, the board flies into the air, taking you some 10 meters above the water level. You can control the board using hand controls or balancing your weight equally. However, it may need some practice to manoeuvre the flyboard expertly. Still, if you love new challenges and adventures, flyboarding is something that you must try when in Dubai.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
The hot air balloon ride is one of the adventurous activities that do not require any particular skill or effort. In fact, you can really relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Dubai during your ride. The only thing you have to get rid of is your fear of heights, if any. The hot air balloon ride usually happens in the morning and at the desert. While you fly over the vast sand dunes, you may be able to catch the sight of the wild animals of the desert like onyx, gazelle, etc. But the view is not restricted to the desert. You would be able to get a glimpse of the Persian Gulf and the modern metropolis city of Dubai during your hot air balloon ride.
Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing is considered to be a relaxing and laid-back activity. But not when you are in Dubai and go for deep sea fishing. First, you travel around 20-30 km into the Persian Gulf by boat and then you try to catch some of the large fishes like Kingfish, Grrouper, Barracuda, Cobias, etc. You would be guided by expert anglers who would help you to catch and then release the fishes. Sometimes, you can also bring a few fishes back with you.
Some other outdoor adventures you can enjoy in Dubai include mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, horse riding, bungee jumping, etc. If you are confused about the adventures you should choose, you can also go for Dubai adventure tours offered by several tour companies. However, before you book your tickets and pack your bags, ensure that you have applied for your Dubai visa online.