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Written by Sairam on April 30, 2020 Share on

Parasailing And Paragliding In Dubai

Dubai is considered as one of the best destinations in the world for adventure sports activities. Dubai is a man-made wonder which has made innumerable impossibilities and possibilities. Right from the tallest skyscrapers, the largest shopping malls, the biggest indoor gaming arcades to the largest underground aquariums and zoos.

Dubai is also well known for its vast desert expanding into the horizon and its long coastline with pristine beaches and water. This has paved the way for Dubai to also indulge itself in a lot of water sport activities.

Dubai might not be the first destination that comes to your mind when it comes to water sports, but it has a whole range of water sport activities that once can enjoy. Today we are going to look into the two most popular and most sought after water sports activities. 

Two most famous adventure sports activities in Dubai 

Paragliding and Parasailing have been the two most sought after adventure sport activities in Dubai. One of the most important reasons for the popularity of these two sports is that it can be experienced by all age groups. Right from youngsters to elders, kids to families and with your friends or with your partners.


Parasailing is one of the most entertaining and adventurous activity and yet one of the most accessible activities in Dubai. Parasailing does not have major age restrictions and all age groups can participate.

Parasailing is an activity where one, two or more than two people are strapped onto a parachute. This parachute is strapped to a speedboat. Parasailing works in such a way that, once the speed boat increases in speed and carries the harness into the air. This is a safe and yet adrenaline rushing activity.

Parasailing in Dubai not only is a fun activity but also one of the best ways to experience the views of the Dubai skyline.

Parasailing in Dubai
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Similar to Parasailing, Paragliding is one of the most adrenaline rushing activities. While parasailing is propelled by an external harness to a speedboat, paragliding is flying on a lightweight glider aircraft with a motor.

Paragliding is similar to flying like a bird, a falcon if you will. The paraglider is where a person glides through the air with a fabric wing fitted with interconnected cells. As the paraglider takes off, the wind forces and the gaining altitude keep the gliding constant and the flyer afloat. Whilst sky diving only lasts for a minute or more at maximum, paragliding can be done hours together and yet enjoy the same views and the adrenaline.

Paragliding in Dubai
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Best Places to enjoy these sports in Dubai 

1. Sky Safari Emirates: This Sharjah based adventure activity provider is known to be one of the best to enjoy paragliding. They offer both single and tandem paragliding.

2. Jumeirah Beach: The Jumeirah beach is one of the best places to take part in adventure water sports activities.

If you are an amateur and want to try out adventure sports or if you are an adventure junkie and want to try out the best of amenities, these adventure sports should be part of your Dubai itinerary. Reach out to the Destination experts at to customize your Dubai holiday package according to your preferences.

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