Best Adventure and Outdoor Activities in and around Dubai

Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It may not have the greenest of environments, but the stunning desert landscape is a natural wonder to behold and explore. The massive Arabian desert that surrounds Dubai, the Persian Gulf and the neighbouring Hajar Mountains provide the residents of Dubai with ample avenues to explore their adventurous side. Be it desert safaris and dune bashing, or deep-sea fishing and mountain biking; most forms of adventure sports in Dubai have managed to grow in popularity.

If you’re a resident of Dubai or visiting the emirate for a few days and would love to experience something outside of the glitz-filled extravagances that Dubai has become famous for, then these adventure activities will quench your thirst. Check out some of the most popular thrilling experiences with Saifco Travel & Tourism LLC.


1.Desert Safari Dubai

If you haven’t gone for a desert safari in Dubai, have you even experienced Dubai? An extremely popular activity amongst visitors to the city, a desert safari in Dubai will take you to a camp in the stunning desert that surrounds Dubai. Here, you will be able to participate in activities such as camel riding, dune bashing, sand boarding or enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the stars. The sheer number of activities that are available at such safaris make them an extremely popular choice amongst those who wish to experience life in the desert, with a dash of comfort.

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Skydiving has enjoyed the top spot of many a bucket list. Dubai makes realizing this dream extremely easy, bringing together the ease of expert skydiving facilities and marrying them to a stunning coastal desert landscape. You will be jumping out of a plane at a height of almost 4,000 meters and swoop down onto the stunning Dubai landscape. You can go for a solo jump if you are experienced or a tandem dive if you’re fairly new to the sport. Your jump will include a minute of free-fall followed by a gentle descent for five minutes. As you come down, you will be able to catch stunning sights of Dubai from above, including a bird’s eye view of the Palm Islands, the World Islands, Burj Khalifa and the desert landscape.


3.Dune Bashing

Desert sand dunes provide an offroading opportunity unlike any other terrain. Vehicles with more than enough power in the wheels and flat profiled tyres can race onto the sand dunes and cruise across the undulating desert surface. Dune bashing is a sport that brings the best of 4×4 world to the desert sands and offers an exhilarating desert experience. You will be strapped onto the seats of a Hummer, a Land Cruiser or a similar vehicle while it takes you on a roller-coaster ride over the sand dunes. Dune bashing can be experienced in most desert safaris. However, there are exclusive experiences as well that are dedicated to dune bashing only.

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4.Desert Quad Biking

Quad bikes are one of the most accessible vehicles to take on the desert. With easy riding techniques, anyone can learn how to ride a quad bike and take on the mighty desert. A light body, combined with wide tyres and a powerful engine will enable you to ride on the sandy surface with ease, making dune hill climbs relatively easy. Quad biking in the desert is a thrilling and adventurous activity that is extremely popular amongst locals as well as visitors to the city.

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Next to mountains covered in snow, natural smooth inclines of land that can allow a board to slide down with sufficient speed under the force of gravity can only be found in tall sand dunes in the desert. Naturally, this has given birth to the extreme sport of sandboarding, and what better place to experience this sport other than the sand dunes that surround Dubai. Strap your boots onto a smooth-surfaced board, similar to a snowboard, and slide down the sand dunes for one of the ultimate desert extreme sport experiences.

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6.Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing is another adventurous experience that you can undertake while in Dubai. The Persian Gulf is home to large schools of different fish species that live a healthy life, given the strict fishing regulations in the region. On these fishing adventures, you will be accompanied by expert anglers who will take you off the coast of Dubai, roughly 20-30 kms out, and help you catch fishes such as Kingfish, Barracuda, Cobias, Grouper and many others. Most deep-sea fishing experiences practice the catch and release method of fishing. However, if you wish to bring your catch with you, then you can come back to port with a maximum of 15kg or 6 large fishes.

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