Top adventure activities in Dubai

The best activities to give you an adrenaline rush

22 Aug 2019, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides

Top adventure activities in Dubai

Are you a fan of adventure sports and would like to know the best options in Dubai? We have you covered. 

1. Sky Dive

Top adventure activities in Dubai

If you have always wanted to Skydive but never really got an opportunity to experience it, you should do it in Dubai as the city is one of the best cities in the world to experience it as you fly over the Palm Jumeirah. If you are not a certified skydiver, Tandem Skydiving is the method that is suitable for you. It is the quickest and easiest way by which you can experience freefall at more than 120 miles per hour. The process is absolutely safe as you will be securely harnessed and will be accompanied by an instructor.

In order to qualify for participation, your weight should not increase 100 kg if you are a man and 90 kg if you are a woman. You will also need to be atleast 18 years old and if you are above 70 years, you will need to sign a Declaration of Fitness form.

Approximate Price: AED 1,699

Contact: 04-377 8888

2. Hot Air Balloon

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Riding a hot air balloon is an unforgettable adventure activity that you can experience in Dubai. As a part of the activity, you will get picked up before the sunrise from a pre-decided venue, from where you will be driven to the take-off point. The hot-air balloon will slowly take you high, where you will be able to experience the breathing view of the rising sun while being 4,000 feet in the sky. 

Once you land, you also get the unique opportunity to ride a vintage land rover through the dunes. There are different packages on offer for you to choose from.

Approximate Price: AED 1,250

Contact: 04-440 9827

3. Driving Racing Car

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If you are a fan of racing and always wanted to be behind a wheel of one of the formula one racing cars, you should head to Dubai Autodrome right away. You can choose between  F1 Jaguar 2000 or F1 Arrows 2002 to drive. The cars have a great power-to-weight ratio and provide you with an outstanding experience. Prior to driving, you will require to attend a safety briefing on circuit and driving techniques. You will also be driving for 10 minutes in a Radical Sportscar in order to learn the circuit and perfect the lines from the instructors.

In order to be able to enjoy this experience, you will need to have a valid manual driver's license. Your height should be between 152-185 cms and your weight should not exceed 110 kgs. You should also be minimum of 21 years of age with atleast 4 years of driving experience.

Approximate Price: AED 9,995

Contact: 04-367 8750

4. FlyBoard

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If you love water sports and also are an adrenaline junkie, a waterboard experience for you is highly recommended. In order to experience it, you will need to attend a half an hour beginner's lesson from an instructor. The adventurous sport will help you experience how it is to fly on the water by challenging gravity. 

The duration is of 30 minutes, out of which the first 10 minutes is allocated for the instructor when he will explain to you the functioning of the device, how to take off, hand signals, along with safety procedures.

Approximate Price: AED 350

Contact: 054-598 5353

5. zipline

Top adventure activities in Dubai
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Dubai offers the world's longest urban zipline, set in Dubai Marina. One of the steepest and fastest ziplines in the world, it measures one kilometre, with an incline of 16 degrees and an average speed of 80 km per hour. While you zip cross, you will be able to enjoy gorgeous views of Dubai Marina, the yachts and the high-rises. There are two ziplines on the attraction, which makes it possible for you and a friend of yours to experience it together.

You should just make sure that you are between 12 to 65 years and taller than 130 cm. Also, your weight should be between 50 to 100 kg and you should be in good health.

Approximate Price: AED 650

Contact: 056-507 6366

6. Scuba Diving

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If you are intrigued by the underwater life, scuba diving is an ideal adventure activity for you. The experience allows you to explore the hidden beauties of the underwater world and catch a glimpse of aquatic created that probably didn't know even existed. You will also be able to have access to underwater photos and videos.

You will not be required to have prior experiences in diving or swimming in order to experience Scuba Diving.

Approximate Price: AED 200

Contact: 04-227 6233

7. Parasailing

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Parasailing is one of the fun adventure activities that you can ever experience. The experience allows you to fly 500 feet over the sea with the help of a moving boat that you are attached to. Enjoying an areal view of the beautiful city of Dubai is something you will cherish forever. Instructions are provided by professionals.

Parasailing is not suitable for those under 11 years of age and for those who are more than 80 years old.

Approximate Price: AED 337

Contact: 055-411 8748

8. Surfing

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The best time to experience surfing in Dubai is between the months of October and April when the temperature of the water ranges between 25-30 degree celsius. The city is home to 5 places from that offer surfing lessons tailored to suit different levels. The lessons include paddling techniques, catching waves and controlling your surfboard.

Dubai hosts a number of nice beaches and you can choose your preferred one to surf.

9. Seaplane

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Seaplane tour offers you the unique experience of a 45-minute flight when you can experience a glimpse of the beautiful city of Dubai from high above. The aircraft features luxury leather seating, large windows for each seat and air-conditioned cabin. Such aircraft are capable of taking off and landing on water.

Approximate Price: AED 1,779

Contact: 04-807 0708

10. Water Skiing

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Though looks easy, water skiing requires a good amount of expertise. As a part of it, you will be dragged along at high velocity behind a speedboat.

Children below 10 years of age, however, are not eligible to take part in it.

Approximate Price: AED 420

Contact: 04-294 6069