Dubai: Thrilling Adventure Sports


Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks. The place is full of adventurous sports, If you are planning a  trip to Dubai then you must try all the sports. Don’t worry we have a list for you, about which sports you must surely try.

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This activity has the maximum fear factor with jumpers going from 0 to a maximum 201 kilometres per hour when freefalling from 13,000 feet when they leap from a SkyDive Dubai plane. It will cost you Dhs1,750 for tandem jumps with a videographer but you’ll have to be a minimum of 18 years old and weigh no more than 100kgs or have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to take part.

Like snowboarding in the mountains but, well, doing it in the desert instead. For Dhs220 you can get four hours of practice in the bank at The Empty Quarter in Liwa Oasis. You’ll have to be at least 13 years old to take part. You get to don casual clothing and footwear but don’t let the chilled out clobber fool you into thinking it’s a happy-go-lucky sport. Sandboarding down Al Hamer, Dubai’s tallest sand dune at 100m, might just frighten the life out of you. If you really enjoy the thrill Above Sandboards sell some pretty cool handcrafted boards in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.

sandboardingSki, Snowboard, Toboggan
Who would have thought you can go skiing in Dubai? Well you can in Mall Of The Emirates’ Ski Dubai as long as you’re at least three years old. For Dhs880, including a lesson, you can do any of these activities inside the centre which cost $400million to construct. The slope here has jumps and rails to challenge experienced skiers.

SKIBungee jumping
Did you know the Bungee Jump World Record was set at 151 jumps in 24 hours right here in Dubai? The Dubai Autodrome made that claim to fame in 2014. You can experience the extreme sport at Dubai Gravity Zone which recently expanded its infrastructure. At 50 metres high, you must be at least 14 years old, a maximum weight of 120kgs and you can’t be pregnant or have a heart condition. The scary experience is yours for the cost of Dhs360.

bunjee-jumping-2Shark diving
Dubai’s shopping centre really are amazing. Earlier we shared how you can go skiing inside one and now another – The Dubai Mall – is offering the chance to swim with sharks. If you’re 10 years old plus, you can get a short diving course and go scuba diving with the scary creatures which are one of 33,000 in the tank.

sharkdivingFly boarding
Every time a celebrity comes to town it seems to be the first thing they do. Soar across Dubai’s futuristic cityscape at a top speed of 40kilometres per hours at Jumeirah Harbour for Dhs300. Just bring your swimwear and you must be able to prove you’re at least 18 years old.

Channel you inner Lewis Hamilton and head to Motor City as Dubai has the world’s longest straight circuit. In a BHO single-seater you’ll hit a speed of 100km per hour in four seconds. As a passenger you can whizz around for a little as Dhs100 and as a driver you’ll have to fork out Dhs875 to Dhs1200. It’s not available to those under 21 years old though. You’ll have a have a valid driving licence and the experience is only available to those with a weight up to a maximum of 118kg.

racingWater slides
Dubai has the most extreme slides on the globe so get yourself down to Wild Wadi if that sounds like fun. A whopping 16 out of 24 of the park’s rides are interconnected and you must be at least 1.1metres tall to get on them. Children aged 13 and up are admitted entry, just hand over Dhs215 and adults cost Dhs255 to get in.


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