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Top 7 thrilling outdoor and adventure activities in Dubai – Pamper your thrill-seeking soul while in Dubai

Dubai doesn't identify itself as a green city, but it offers some sights that enthral an adventure seeker. From desert safaris to dune bashing to camping out at night, Dubai offers unique encounters.


Sky diving

Sky diving tops the lists of things to do in Dubai. In fact, the city has made the activity into something wonderful; in Dubai, it is a combination of the stunning desert landscape and the expert skydiving facilities. Divers plunge into the beautiful Dubai landscape from a height of 4,000 meters. You can either go for a solo dive, or a tandem dive if you are new to the thrills of diving.


Desert safari

You haven't really experienced Dubai if you don't go out on a desert safari. Desert safaris are a popular activity among tourists. You will be taken into a camp in the middle of the vast desert for the activities. A safari entails dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, and a buffet-style meal in the evening.


Dune bashing

This is an extremely daring experience, and it allows your thrill-seeking side to come out. Nowhere offers better off-roading opportunities than the Dubai desert. This exertion brings out the best of any 4*4 vehicle. You can let your adventurous side gets the better of you and ram the vehicle into the undulated desert surface.


Deep-sea fishing

Another thrilling experience to be had in Dubai, deep-sea fishing is among the things to do in Deira Dubai. Lots of fish species are found in the Persian Gulf, especially due to the strict regulations imposed on fishing. You will be taken out into the sea, and you will be guided by experienced anglers. Barracuda, Kingfish, Grouper and Cobias are a few species of fish you are likely to catch on a fishing trip in Dubai.


Mountain biking

Biking is fast becoming a popular activity in Dubai. Even though the city doesn't have a mountainous landscape or avenues suitable for biking, travellers can go into the wadis of the Hajar Mountains and enjoy the activity. The Hajar Mountains offer the most challenging biking terrain in the Arabian Peninsula; there are several levels of difficulty. You can rent a bike from one of the bike rentals.


Wild Wadi Water Park

This outdoor water park is located in the vicinity of Burj Al Arab, within paces from Avani Deira Dubai Hotel. Wild Wadi Water Park touts a wave pool, surfing possibilities and numerous water slides. The ticket prices vary according to the height of the person, and discounts are available if booked from the website.



This sport really does put your strength to test. Flyboarding has become one of the most intense sports offered in Dubai. If you are wondering what a flyboard is, it is a flat board that comes with a hose which is attached to an engine; the engine pumps water out of the hose with force making you propel into the air at a height of nearly 10 meters. While you are airborne, the engine keeps pumping water out, letting you stay airborne for a little while.


Hot air ballooning

Within the past few years, hot air ballooning in Dubai has become a popular activity among tourists. These balloon rides are enjoyed at the dessert. Undulating sand of the desert and the calm winds make up the perfect environment for hot ballooning. You will be up in the air at 4,000 feet high, which offers you a great vantage point that paints the city, the desert and the Persian Gulf into a single, breath-taking vista.