Get your adrenalin pumping in the land of adventures – Dubai. This is a city known for its monumental architecture, and extravagant lifestyles. The Emiratis know how to push things to the extreme, and they have done it again with adventure sports in Dubai. The usual adventure sports are available everywhere, but in Dubai, you have a plethora of adventures that you can find nowhere else in the world. So, if you are an adrenalin junkie, packs your bags, and come to Dubai to experience them.
You probably haven’t even heard of flyboarding. This sport is quite new, but gaining a lot of momentum in the adventure sports world. A watercraft, worn on your feet is connected to a long pipe which sucks in water and propels you to a height of 10 meters, giving you the feeling of flying above the water. This insane sport was invented in just 2012, and has caught on pretty quick. You can do tricks, and or even race with your buddies, the possibilities are endless. Most celebrities that come to Dubai also indulge in this sport.
Kayaking is adventurous, but kayaking into the vast, never-ending expanse of the ocean takes real guts. The west coast is home to a 1500 hectare mangrove forests that can be explored only through kayaks. Here, you will come across rare and local wildlife of the region. And if you are feeling more adventurous, head out on the Musandam Coast, where you can explore coves and inlets that are untouched, and hold many secrets. Sea kayaking is a must-try adventure sport.
Dune Bashing & Quad Biking
Picture this: You are comfortably seated in a gigantic SUV, while the air-conditioner is cranked up to full, as you watch golden sand dunes approaching, and you get ready to smoothly sail over the dunes. But instead, you almost fly over the dunes, and the adrenalin in your body kicks in. You scream in delight as you get tossed over more and more treacherous dunes. This is the thrill that awaits you in dune bashing. The dunes in the Dubai desert are huge, and there are expert desert tour providers that can take you dune bashing in powerful 4X4 SUVs. That’s not all, there’s more! You also get the option of quad biking. The dune bashing is handled by professional drivers, but with the quad bike, you are in charge. The bikes are stable and have very less chance of tipping over. So, you can literally fly over the dune at high speeds. Need one say more to convince?
Want to feel like a Formula 1 driver? Well, this is as close as you can get to being one. In Motor City in Dubai, you get to race on the world’s longest straight track in a single seater BHO race car that allows you to reach a speed of 100 kmph in just 4 seconds. Till today, racing remains as one of the most thrilling adventures sports in the world, and it cannot get better than this. Even if you can’t race alone, you can occupy the passenger seat, while a pro driver accelerates the car to unimaginable speeds. All you need to do to enjoy this, is have a driver’s license and be above the age of 21 and below the weight of 118 kg. Come to Motor City, and channel your inner race car driver.
Sure, you can off-road in any country that has rough terrain, but there is only one Hajar Mountain Range, and it is located close to Dubai. This amazing mountain range is full of treacherous and bumpy roads that are perfect for off-roading. The mountain range is also home to wildlife, which you can spot while off-roading. You can ride the rocky trails that lead up to hidden wadis (water bodies). You can even stop and cool off in the wadis. There are also many villages tucked away in the mountains that you can use as rest stops. The whole tour begins with dune bashing. So, there are many adventures packed into one. Therefore, book your adventure tour, and have the time of your life.
Dubai is a packed with many other unique and extreme adventures like kite surfing, shark diving, sandboarding, snowboarding, and microlighting. Be it on the ground, under the sea, or up in the sky, the extreme adventures in Dubai, are worth doing once in your lifetime. So, when are you coming to Dubai?