You may have spent a lot of vacations simply lying on beaches and shopping in malls across destinations around the world. Now it’s time to a vacation filled with Dubai adventure activities to give you an once-in-a-lifetime experience and fascinating tales to regale to your friends and family. So close, yet so far from the glitz and glamour of the Arabian Gulf, enjoy adventure activities over emerald green oases, endless stretches of sand dunes, stunning skylines and wandering camels. Witness breathtaking sunrise or sunset with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains on the hot air balloon rides, skiing in world’s largest indoor ski resort – the Ski Dubai, racing on the world’s longest straight circuit race track, mesmerizing views of the Arabian Gulf by a seaplane tour, and many more.
Middle East’s first ski resort – Yes, You Can Ski In Desert!
When you think of world-class ski resorts, the image of snow-capped mountains may come in your mind. One would hardly expect a skier’s paradise amidst the sand dunes of Arabian Gulf. Ski Dubai – Middle East’s first indoor ski resort spread over 3,000 sq. meters offers a wide range of activities for snow-lovers, including snowboarding, skiing and tobogganing – or one can just play in the snow.
Hot air balloon ride in Dubai
During the hot air ballooning adventures in Dubai, you will see the great desert from the sky like a bird. Experience the endless, uninterrupted boundaries of the great red sand dunes of the desert during the Dubai hot air ballooning adventures. It starts early morning where balloon floats in the air like an eagle. This flying adventure is surely something you can’t miss!
Hit the race track on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
If you are one of the crazy Formula One fans, then it’s your turn to hop into the cockpit. You will feel the wind in your hair as you hold the steering wheel of the racing car and zip around the world’s longest straight circuit race track. This adventure in Abu Dhabi will give you the thrill of Formula One racing on Yas Marina Circuit with its 21 twist and turns that involves passing around the Yas Marina along with Yas Viceroy Hotel.
Feel the thrill of the fastest roller coaster in the world – Formula Rossa
Have you ever wondered what it is like to race on a track at high speeds of 150 mph like a Formula One racer? When it comes to roller coasters, nothing compares to the Formula Rossa – the fastest roller coaster in the world located in Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi. These high speed rides lasts less than 2 minutes and rise upto 170 feet up, taking curves, dips and turns at just about 5 feet above the ground.
Dubai to Abu Dhabi – Seaplane Tour
Enjoy a water takeoff from Dubai and take an aerial excursion to Abu Dhabi, high above the city’s ever-changing skylines. During this 30-minutes seaplane tour to Abu Dhabi, fly over Dubai’s magnificent skyline overlooking Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and the World Islands. Take a bird’s eye-view of the Formula One Circuit, blazing red Ferrari World, the beautiful Emirates Palace and many more popular attractions of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Comprising of the best, these two stunning emirates offer a unique experience replete with unforgettable memories.
Rugged Dune Bashing in Dubai
Looking for some heart-pumping or stomach-dropping adrenaline rush? When most of the people think about Dubai Desert Safaris, their mind suddenly goes to Dune Bashing – one of Dubai’s most popular adventure activities. Here, 4*4 vehicles provide an opportunity to explore UAE’s Desert. Try dune bashing at the Rub’ al Khali desert – the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, which is spread over 250,000 square miles and boasts of some 980 feet-tall dunes.
Done with watersports in Dubai like wakeboarding, jet skiing, and kitesurfing; then you should try your hand at another technique of walking over waves; i.e. fly boarding. This new adventure sport truly takes watersport to a different level. The boarder is launch 10 meters above the water, and takes giant leaps forward as though walking on water! Game for it?
Breath-taking sky diving over Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Indulge in sky diving over Palm Jumeirah – one of the most spectacular drop zones in the world. Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island shaped like a palm tree and has recently became a trendy name in the world of thrilling adventure activities. Skydiving is the best way to take in the magnificent views of the Persian Gulf. You can also try sky diving over the famed sand dunes of Dubai.
Bungee jumping from Gravity Zone, Dubai
Exciting, terrifying and thrilling all at the same time! Gravity Zone in Dubai is filled with adrenaline pumping activities like bungee jumping from 50 meters high in the air from a crane! The dizzying height will certainly make your knees go weak! Think about the height, and your legs will starts shaking.
Hatta Trek for Adventure lovers
The Hatta Mountain Safari is a ‘must do’ Arabian Adventure. Famous for its adventurous activities like off-road drive on the rugged roads and mountain treks, this is an absolutely exciting trip. A place with rich vegetation, it gives stunning views of the Hajjar Mountains and great opportunities to explore the scenic beauty of the Hatta region. It also offers great options for fun and adventure with friends and family.