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6 Adventurous Things to Do in Dubai

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Things to do in Dubai

Dear Explorer,

Are you booking flights to Dubai for a well-deserved break? Or, perhaps you live in Dubai and really want to explore the lovely city you live in? Well, look no further because we have great ideas for you of things to do in Dubai!
Even though this shiny city of skyscrapers is known for its shopping and fine dining, we recommend you explore Dubai the adventurous way. Why not soar into the sky in a hot air balloon or helicopter and admire the city and desert like a bird would? Or crash through the towering sand dunes in an SUV or on a dirtbike? Dubai has so much more to offer than shopping at malls and eating at fancy restaurants!
Here is the ub-cool team’s list of 6 Adventurous Things to Do in Dubai to make your vacation (or staycation!) an amazing time to remember! Are you ready? Grab your cameras, swimming gear, and your adrenaline for these awesome adventures!

#1 – Parasailing: Fly High Over Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

If you want to discover the Dubai coastline, there is no better way than by being pulled by a boat 30 meters above water! Parasailing in Dubai is a guaranteed unique experience. It’s just you hanging from a parachute – safely secured – enjoying the cool breeze as a boat tows you along the coast. “Fly” high and take amazing pictures of Dubai’s iconic sights along JBR! Make sure you bring along your swimming gear for this one because you’ll get wet at the end of this adventure!

Interested? Click here for more info about parasailing adventures!


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#2 – Helicopter Ride: Enjoy Spectacular Views of Dubai’s Iconic Buildings

Dubai’s futuristic look attracts many movies to be filmed here. Did you know the futuristic city, Yorktown, from Star Trek Beyond was modelled on Dubai? Okay, if you’re not a Trekie, then you’ll surely remember Tom Cruise running down the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol!

We think the best way to admire the city and its amazingly unique buildings is from a helicopter. We recommend you feel like a celebrity and try a helicopter tour that takes off from the 5-star helipad at Atlantis, the Palm. On this adventure, you’ll soar over Dubai’s fascinating attractions for an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the city. Snap lots of photos of the Burj Khalifa, the striking Burj Al Arab, JBR, and so much more!

Want to book this tour? Click here!

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#3 – Flyboard: Hover Above Water

This is by far the coolest gadget out there for anyone who has always wanted to fly! Strap on a Flyboard and soar above water! Prepare yourself for an exhilarating ride, fully controlled by you, where you soar up higher than the boats around you. You can even do backflips or dive into the water like a dolphin. This is a must-try adventure of anyone who loves water sports. And, don’t worry, a professional team will be with you the entire time.

Are you ready to fly like your favorite Super Hero? Click here too book a Flyboard session!


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#4 – Hot Air Balloon: Soar Over Dubai’s Desert

The Arabian desert with its golden sand is a beautiful place that can be best admired from above. Driving through the desert is wonderful, but soaring high above it is an entirely different experience. If you’re afraid of heights then this is the time to concur your fears and climb into the basket of a hot air balloon!

While admiring the early morning sunrise, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning panoramic sights of mountains and vast desert – this will surely leave you breathless!

Ready for your hot air balloon ride? Click here!

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#5 – Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Have you ever spent a day deep in a desert? At ub-cool, we all agree that a trip to Dubai is not complete without the Desert Safari experience. It is a must-try activity on our list of ‘6 Adventurous Things to Do in Dubai!”. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, then you’re in the right place. You’ll first enjoy a thrilling 4WD dune-bashing excursion through the beautiful desert and tall dunes! Hang on to your cameras because you’re in for a bumpy ride!

After the exhilarating desert ride, you can catch your breath en route to the traditional Bedouin camp where you get to ride a camel. Have you ridden a camel before? Wow – it is such a unique experience. Our advice is to hang on tight while dismounting! And, for the true cultural experience, you’ll enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner while watching lovely dances. A stunning sunset, henna paintings, photos with a falcon, and so much more to enjoy on this adventure!

Book your desert safari here!

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#6 – Desert Ride on SRG Enduro Dirtbikes

We have saved our last activity on our list of “6 Adventurous Things to Do in Dubai” for the most adventurous folk: try riding the sand dunes on a dirtbike! Conquering a giant sand dune on an Enduro dirtbike is a thrilling experience you’ll never forget! If you’re ready to try this adventure, then head out to Al Awir desert in Dubai because it offers endless sand dunes for you to dominate. Make sure you’re with a team of professionals because the desert should not be attempted solo. This off-roading adventure will be an amazing experience and a unique way to explore the Dubai desert!

What are you waiting for? Book a dirtbike adventure today here.

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Rakhi Chu
Explorer, writer, and chief editor with a passion to travel the world, delve into history, and just write write write! Three continents later, this Canadian lives in Dubai. Recent Adventure: Jordan - Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. Bucket List: Caves - Hang Son Doong (Vietnam) and Krubera (Georgia).

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