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5 Mind-blowing Adventures In Dubai

November 11, 2014

In the world of tourism, we all know Dubai as a luxurious tourist destination best suited for lavish travelers and wealthy socialites. After all, it is an energetic and colorful metropolis with a dazzling collection of world-class shopping centers, upscale restaurants, and ultra-luxurious hotels. But lately, the city has been attracting adventure seekers and outdoor aficionados, thanks to its mind-blowing adventures.

Looking for thrilling and adventurous experiences in the city of Dubai? You might want to take a look at these suggestions, and include them to your travel planning app.

 

1. Skydiving

Skydiving is, as far as I’m concerned, the ultimate outdoor experience in the city of Dubai. With this spine-tingling aerial adventure, you get to jump off a plane, and sky dive more than 12,000 feet above the ground, together with a certified sky diving instructor.  Aside from the obvious adrenaline rush, this aerial journey will also give spectacular vistas of Dubai and its stunning coastline from a unique perspective.

After jumping out from the plane, divers will be treated with panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah, which is a man-made archipelago with a captivating palm design (when seen above). What’s more, this aeronautical excursion will give bird’s eye panoramas of some of the city’s most celebrated features and landmarks, such as the Burj El Arab, World Islands, Burj Khalife, Dubai Marina, and a whole lot more.

 

2. Sandboarding

Sandboarding is definitely an activity that you must include to your travel planning app, when it comes to creating an itinerary to Dubai. One of the most sought-after desert sports, sandboarding is a thrilling endeavor that lets you slide down the beautiful sand dunes and slopes in the desert. By the way, there will be an expert guide that will provide instructions and tips for this desert sport.

 

3. Desert camping

There is no better way to experience the Emirati desert than camping. The way I see it, the Emirate desert is a giant campsite that offers loads of fun and adventure to its campers. In spite of limitations in washroom facilities, hordes of travelers are still lured to the idea of camping in this sandy and beautiful desert.

One of the best places to try camping in UAE’s desert is the Shwaib. In just a couple of hours of traveling from the city, you can reach this camp site, set up a tent amidst the sandy dunes, and get ready for a magical evening of eating juicy barbecues underneath the star-rich Arabian night sky. Furthermore, camping here allows you to watch cultural dance performances from tanoura performers.

Since the desert area has limited facilities, you might want to bring these items with you, when camping in this part of UAE:

 

4. Kayaking

The Arabian Peninsula’s coast boasts a handful of arenas for sea kayaking, including wetland areas that seem out of place with the humid desert climate. On its west coast, adventurers and kayakers can wander around the mangroves of Abu Dhabi and Um Al Quwain, where they can lay eyes on gorgeous flamingos and turtles. Likewise, kayakers can head off to Khor Kalba, a preserved 150-hectare mangrove forest that lures local wildlife.

5. Off-road adventures

With its rough gravel plains, wadi beds and sandy dunes, it is no wonder tons of off-road enthusiasts are booking flights to the city of Dubai using their travel planning app. In Dubai, there are local operators that would take travelers out for stomach-churning and spine-tingling dune bashing, with passengers tightly gripping as experienced and competent drivers treat them to an hour or two of skidding down or tearing up steep sands.

Open your travel planning app, and plan a trip to this destination, to experience more exciting adventures in Dubai. Of course, plan everything in your trip with Trekeffect! It’s easy, simple and free.

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Ashley Thompson
A fun size lass born in rock and roll who dreams to become a rock star, or a world traveler, or both.