Experience the adventure activities of Dubai that will pump your adrenaline into overdrive
A little known fact about Dubai is that it was once a fishing village! Today, it is home to the world’s highest building (the Burj Khalifa), the world’s tallest hotel (JW Marriott Marquis Dubai), the world’s largest artificial island (the Palm Jumeirah) and the world’s biggest mall (The Dubai Mall). Besides high-rolling luxuries, it also offers countless opportunities for action on land, sea and air.
If doing a bungee jump has long been languishing on your bucket list, Dubai’s Gravity Zone won’t disappoint you. The zone boasts of trained and experienced staff to guide you for the 50 metre jump. All equipment is of excellent quality and meets high safety standards. However, jumpers must be between the ages of 14-50 with a maximum weight of 120 kg.
While skydiving with an exotic view of The Palm has been a popular activity in Dubai for quite some time now, the latest on the grid is flyboarding. A fun water sport, flyboarding uses a jet ski turbine with a wakeboard, enabling you to fly above the ocean or dive under like a dolphin. An easy-to-learn activity, a coach and a jet ski will be tailing you throughout your journey, making it extremely simple.
Sandboarding or sandsurfing is one of the most sought-after activities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The sand dunes of Dubai desert are about 30 minutes by road from the city. However, it is recommended that visitors go for sandboarding early morning or after sunset as temperatures can soar quite high during the day.
Opened a few years ago in the Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, offering an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Occupying a total area of about 22,500 square metres, the space is covered with snow all year round with five runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness. The longest run is 400 metres with a fall of over 60 metres. New skiers also get private lessons by trained instructors.
A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour. Skydive Dubai offers skydives at its premium location, the Palm Dropzone, and at its standard location, the Desert Campus dropzone. The camera crew flyers will capture every second of your dive so that you can re-live the experience again and again!
To experience the thrill of Formula 1 racing, head to Motor City in Dubai, which has one of the world’s longest straight circuits. In a BHO single-seater you can hit a speed of 100 km per hour in four seconds.