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Updated by Roger Gary on Jul 24, 2015
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Adventure activities to try in Dubai - Activities that must be given a try

As one of the UAE's favourite vacation hotspots Abu Dhabi offers visitors a plethora of exciting land bound and water bound activities. Here are some must-experience activity highlights in Abu Dhabi.


Conservation Drive

Exploring the wonderfully wild terrain of Dubai on a thrilling ride across to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is one of the most exciting activities nature lovers can engage in on a tour of the desert capital. Discover local wildlife and plant species on this one of a king drive through one of Dubai's most coveted wildlife sanctuaries where camping facilities are also available for those intrigued by spending a night in a Bedouin style dwelling in the desert.



Tipped to be one of the most popular activities among adrenalin junkies touring Dubai Skimboarding is an activity available through tour operators such as ACT Marine. Combining skateboarding skills with surf boards skimming across the water's surface those interested in picking up the sport can head to Al Sufouh Road's Black Palace Beach in March where visitors can try their hand at skimboarding free of charge on the open day.


Private Desert Safari with Camel Riding and Sand Surfing Adventures

Perfect for those with a hankering to charge across desert terrain in a four by four a private desert safari experience takes visitors to the Arabian Desert's most intriguing corners where sand dunes reign supreme. Camel rides are also part of the package while those who wish to engage in sand boarding rides across the dunes are also welcome to put their skills to the test.


Skydive in Dubai

Strictly reserved for true blue thrill seekers sky diving adventures in Dubai allows visitors the opportunity to experience the desert capital from a vaulted vantage point. Accessible to first time and seasoned sky divers Skydive Dubai is the main tour operator for high flying adventures in Dubai skies. Complete with comprehensive lessons conducted by expert skydiving instructors Skydive Dubai offers a plethora of jump options for tourists.


Ski Dubai

Although Dubai is the last place on expects to glide down snow-capped mountains and snowboard across vast expanses of a winter wonderland Ski Dubai brings this unlikely dream to life within its state-of-the-art skiing resort. Visitors based in a Palm Jumeirah hotel such as the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa can book a tour of the slopes and purchase tickets for ski sessions through the hotel.


Power- Parachuting

As a relatively new addition to Dubai's adventure sports sphere power parachuting excursions are fast gaining popularity among visitors and locals alike. Available through the Al Jazira Aviation Club the activity involves a pilot operated cockpit that fuels a fan that inflates parachutes and sends participants to cloud gracing heights.


Ice Land Water Park

Ideal for water park fanatics and splash centre fans Dubai's Ice Land Water Park is a one of a kind leisure hub spread out across 100,000m2. As the largest park of its kind in the globe the venue houses a host of activity centre including a massive water football pitch where visitors can enjoy a wet and wild version of the Beautiful Game.



Perfect for aviation fanatics, Microlighting allows visitors to fly a small aircraft over breathtaking sights around Ras Al Khaimah. The 15 minute excursion is also available through the Al Jazira Aviation Club where lessons in flying a small airplane are also part of the package.