Revealed: 10 adventurous things to do in the UAE
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Revealed: 10 adventurous things to do in the UAE

Revealed: 10 adventurous things to do in the UAE

Skydiving to watersports made it to the bucket list

Gulf Business
Dubai, UAE Burj Khalifa

With holidays round the corner, more residents (and tourists) are venturing out to enjoy activities and embracing what the country has to offer. .

From skydiving to water sports, the UAE is readily equipped to lend an indelible summer experience.

A potential list of activities to keep one occupied this season includes:

1. Sky diving
With Skydive Dubai, you can experience a thrill like no other. For Dhs2,299, one can skydive either over the desert or the Palm Jumeirah. It also offer Tandem skydiving (jumping with an instructor) or, one can join their school in order to secure a skydiving license and jump solo.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Sky Dive Dubai

2. Hot air balloon
See breathtaking views of Dubai in its natural element in a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride. This will set you back by a minimum of Dhs1,209, but the unprecedented experience may be worth its while, including a sunrise balloon ride, breakfast post-landing at a traditional Bedouin camp, and a camel ride.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Hot Air Balloon UAE website

3. Helicopter tour
Many companies offer helicopter tours from various locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that glide around iconic landmarks. Prices range from Dhs600 to Dhs4,000 depending on length of the ride and the company offering it.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Helicopter Tour Dubai website

4. Ziplining
Zoom across the UAE on ziplining experiences like no other. With XLine, zipline over the Dubai Marina for Dhs600. The world’s longest zipline is located locally at Jebel Jais for just Dhs225.

To find out more, visit:

Contact XLine at: +971 (56) 507 6366

Image Courtesy: XLine website

5. Hike Jebel Jais
From conquering the sky to spanning peaks, the UAE has it all!

One can also hike the tallest mountain in the country. Spanning over 16km with varying difficulty levels, visitors and tourists alike can walk the diverse ecosystem of the mountains! Visitors can opt for guided tours for greater convenience.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Visit Jebel Jais’ Instagram

6. Swim with the sharks
Thrill-seekers can dive with sharks at the Dubai aquarium at the Dubai Mall. Certified divers can do so immediately while novices can complete a short scuba programme with Al Boom diving.

To find out more, visit:

Or call: 800-DUBAI-MALL (800-38224-6255)

Image Courtesy: Dubai Aquarium website

7. Desert safari
Explore the iconic deserts of the UAE with a must-do desert safari. Fun for locals and tourists alike, a desert safari experience involves driving over the dunes at varying speeds. The hours-long experience unspools across a BBQ dinner, belly dancing shows, camel riding and more!

To find out more, visit:  or

Image Courtesy: Desert Safari Dubai

8. Seaplanes
Offering a unique view mid-air, seaplanes are a truly stand-alone experience in the UAE. Taking off from the sea, one can experience this from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or even Jebel Ali.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Sea Wings Dubai

9. Water sports 
From parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving and more, visitors can undertake all sorts of watersports across various UAE beaches. In Dubai, visitors can head to Kite beach to rent kayaks or paddleboards. In Ras Al Khaimah, one could do a variety of watersports with Fly Fish watersports.

For Kite beach kayak rental, visit:

Ras Al Khaimah’s flyfish can be found at:

Image Courtesy: Fly Fish website

10. Explore in-door skiing 
Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates offers guests a package that includes access to the penguins and snow gear. Ski-lovers can also purchase a day pass which would offer snow park access.

To find out more, visit:

Image Courtesy: Ski Dubai website

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