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Written by Sairam on April 24, 2020 Share on

The most popular adventure sport activities in Dubai

Dubai is one of the first names that comes to mind when we think about adventure sports destinations in the world. This man-made wonder is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for leisure, luxury, shopping and adventure. With Dubai being best at everything futuristic, the adventure sports in the country are of top-notch quality and high on thrill and adrenaline. 

The adventure sports in Dubai can be enjoyed right from children, beginners to purists and experts. There is something at offer for everyone. Dubai is one of the adventure sports capitals in the world and is home to activities that might not be found anywhere else in the world. 

Pickyourtrail recommended adventure sport activities in Dubai

The vast Arabian desert, The long coastline of the Arabian sea, A city at the peak of innovation and futurism and top quality activities and amenities make Dubai one of the most exciting adventure sports destinations in the world. There are a myriad of things that one can do in Dubai. With that said let’s jump right into the list. 

Cars bashing into the sand dunes
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1. Dune Bashing 

Dune bashing is one of the most fun and yet one of the best adventure sports in Dubai. You hop on a big monstrous SUV, ride at high speeds on top gear and bash the dunes on your sight. This is a safe yet fun activity. Kids above the age of 3 are allowed, making this one of the most enjoyable family adventure sport activities. 

Man sandboarding down a dune.
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2. Sandboarding 

Sandboarding is yet another fun desert activity among teenagers and adults alike. You strap yourself onto a skateboard and glide down on some of the tallest dunes in the Arabian desert. The dune Al-Hamar, which is about 100 feet high is a local favourite for sandboarding. This activity is allowed for kids above the age of 13. 

3. Skiing

Surprised to see this in the list of top adventure activities in Dubai? Well, anything is possible in Dubai. And yes, Dubai has one of the largest indoor ski parks in the world at Ski Dubai situated at Sheik Zayed road. Anyone above the age of 3 can enjoy skiing here and it has been touted as an enjoyable and yet challenging course, even for professional skiers. 

Skydiving in the desert.
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4. Skydiving

Skydiving is one of the most popular and one of the most sought after activities in Dubai. There are two types of Skydiving in Dubai, the one where you dive above the desert at outskirts of the city. And the other one is where you dive right above the Palm Jumeirah, right in the heart of the city. The skydiving in Dubai is one of a kind experience and should not be missed, especially for the adventure junkies. The activity is allowed for people above the age of 18 and with a maximum weight of 120 kilograms.

5. Bungee Jumping. 

Bungee jumping is one of the most popular adventure sports in Dubai. The Bungee jumping in Dubai gravity zone makes Bungee jumping accessible to people instead of having to travel to far off exotic locations for the best experience. The activity is allowed for people above the age of 14 and with a maximum weight of 120 kilograms.

6. Shark Diving

Dubai manages to surprise us with every new addition to the city. Now you can take part in Shark diving in the Dubai Mall Aquarium which is one of the largest aquariums and home to thousands of marine species including the shark. You dive into the aquarium in a fully enclosed cage. The aquarium also provides scope for Scuba Diving

7. Microlighting 

Microlighting is lightweight fixed-winged aircraft that flies and lands in slow speeds. It is usually a one or two-seater flight for about 15 minutes. Micrlighting is a super fun air sport activity in Dubai. You just need to be above 14 years old to experience this activity, making it one of the most fun activity for teenagers as well. 

Hot air balloon in dubai.
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8. Hot air balloon 

The hot air balloon activity is one of the most fun activities that can be enjoyed by all age groups. What better way to get an early morning glimpse of the Dubai skyline, the Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab and the vast coastline with the sun rising over it. Make sure to go for an early morning flight as the sun might get harsher as the day goes by. 

9. Indoor Skydiving 

If you’re scared of heights, the Ifly Dubai’s indoor skydiving is for you.  The Ifly Dubai provides indoor skydiving where you are up above the air till about 3M height propelled by fans. The best part is that you do not need any prior training for this activity. You will be given safety gear and accompanied by a professional to guide you. 

10. Ziplining 

Zooming past the wind at 60 to 70 Km/hr at a height of 1800 ft. makes Ziplining one of the most exciting and adventures activities in Dubai. You don’t just speed across the sky, but you also get an amazing view of the city’s skyline. Dubai fountains and Dubai Marina xline are two of the best places to try this. This is a Pickyourtrail recommended activity.

11. Dubai Helicopter tour 

The Dubai Helicopter tour is one of the best ways to experience the birds-eye view of this man-made beauty. You get to see the skyline, the coastline and get up close with the skyscrapers. I would recommend you to take this activity in the golden hours. What better time to get a view of the city during sunrise or sunset. 

12. Dubai Seaplane flight 

Dubai is a city that soars high and righty so, we are continuing with the theme of flying here. The Dubai seaplane flight is one of the best ways to experience both the coastlines and skylines. This fun activity is often regarded as one of the best adventure sport activities in Dubai. And getting to experience it with your loved ones is the icing on the cake. 

 13. Quad Biking 

Dubai being a prominent desert destination, a lot of the adventure sport activities are also related to it. Quad biking is one of the most fun ways to explore the desert and bash the dunes. Moreover, it only takes a couple of minutes to learn how to ride a quad bike. 

Dune buggy in Dubai.
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14. Dune Buggy 

The Dune buggies are one of the most fun and yet one of the most underrated and unknown desert exploring machines. These are stripped-down variants of the Hummer H2 which go on the desert dune bashings. This is your chance to bash at the dunes and not just spectate them.

15. Desert Safari  

The desert safari is the ultimate desert adventure activity and is the most popular and regarded as the best adventure sports activity in Dubai. The desert safari takes you on a roller coaster ride across the Arabian desert and also enables you to experience the other desert activities that were mentioned above. This is a no brainer to experience in your Dubai vacation.

Dubai is one of the most fun and exhilarating destinations in the world. If you are an adrenaline junkie or want to bring out the inner child in you, this is one of our recommended destinations. Reach out to the Dubai experts at Pickyourtrail to customize an adventurous Dubai tour package according to your preferences. 

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