Dubai Adventure Spots
Located in the U.A.E, the futuristic city of Dubai has become a touristic hot spot of epic proportions, enticing adventurers and thrill seekers from all over the world. It is no surprise, as Dubai offers some of the most extreme experiences on the planet. Here is a list of recommended adventures for those who enjoy living on the edge.
Experience the exhilarating rush offered by Dubai Dune Bashing in the Dubai desert, in your choice of an extreme dune buggy, quad wheeler, or Toyota 4×4 Land Rover. If that doesn’t shift your adrenaline into overdrive, try spraying across the sand at high speeds on a sand board.
Speaking of shifting, the Dubai Autodrome is definitely one of the most modern race car circuits in the world, as well as one of the most challenging. Featuring high-speed straights and technical corners, the 5.9 km circuit contains six different configurations in order to provide three racing circuits to operate simultaneously. This unparalleled track gives thrill seekers an indulgent racing experience, with a high speed collection of cars including an Audi R8, Audi TT, Subaru, and a F1 Style single seater. There is an adjoining Kartdrome which features an exciting indoor kart track that even professional kart racers come to enjoy.
Even the smallest extremists can have a blast learning to sky dive at iFLY Dubai, located within the Mirdif City Center. Spread over 773 square meters, iFLY Dubai features 35 minute lessons in a vertical wind tunnel that simulates the sky diving experience indoors. Proceed with caution, as this simulation may leave you so exhilarated, you will yearn for the real thing.
Because the fun never stops in the Dubai, you can enjoy skiing and other snow adventures at Ski Dubai, the world’s largest indoor snow park. Enthusiastic skiers can enjoy a 400-meter slope and a 400-meter chairlift while sitting 10 meters suspended in the air. There are exciting rides, skiing lessons, a giant Zorb ball, and one can even have friendly one-of-a-kind encounters with the snow penguins!
Adrenaline junkies can see also this impressive city from above, thanks to Dubai Balloon Adventures. Take a hot air balloon ride to experience the desert, view giant sand dunes, emerald green oases, gazelles, and wandering camels. With a licensed pilot, every one hour balloon ride is different, depending on the wind strength and direction.
Beautiful Dubai also offers extravagant water adventures for all ages. Wild Wadi Waterpark, located on Jumairah beach, features water surfing, water slides, wave pools, as well as many aquatic roller coasters, including the Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj. One of the most famous outdoor waterparks in the UAE, it is also home of Jumeirah Sceirah, the largest free falling waterslide in the world.
Once a tiny fishing village sustained only by harvesting pearls from the sea, Dubai is now the most sophisticated city on the Arabian Gulf. One could easily plan a new adventure every day for a year without repetition, making it the perfect vacation spot for active adventurers.
Adewale Adelani: A Travel & Tourism enthusiast with a passion for Social Media based in Dubai, U.A.E.