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4 Offbeat adventurous things to do in Dubai

Thursday, 11 August 2016
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Do adrenalin rushes excite you?

DoesnÔÇÖt matter whether you are a novice or a pro at adventure travel, Dubai is the destination you must visit to satiate the daredevil in you. As widely misunderstood, Dubai isnÔÇÖt just about shopping, world-class architecture and historical artifacts. Dubai is a treat for the dauntless spirit in you, with the best adventure spots in the world.

Fly in the sky

Realise your dream to fly, fall free and lose yourself in the awesome skyline of Dubai. Get off the plane at almost 4,000 metres above the ground, sky dive and feel the rush of the wind against your body. With tandem diving, most sky diving operators ensure youÔÇÖre in the safe hands of a professional whose done atleast 220,000 jumps. So, gear up to swoop right over the spectacular Palm Jumeirah or even over the sand dunes. 

Off beat adventurous

DonÔÇÖt desert it

Dune bashing in the deserts is certainly not for the faint hearted. Feel the thrill as your Land Rover twists and turns through the dynamic dunes and desert storms.

For an exotic overnight Bedouin inspired desert camping, tread well beyond the city limits and camp out to revel in the spread of delectable food and unlimited entertainment under the canopy of stars. During your desert safari, you might even encounter the endangered wild Arabian oryx, striped hyena, jackal, Persian lynx and honey badger. It would be a great opportunity for you to discover the heritage art of falconry and be awed at the prowess of these wild birds.

Yes, relish the best of what the desert has to offer.

Climb and hike

Get to see the rugged raw Emirate through the secret staircase at the Musandam Mountains near the Oman border. Hand built by Pakistani goat herders, this mountain patch is home to exotic Petroglyphs (rock carvings) and ancient grave stones. For a more pleasant scenic hike with natural pools, traditional villages, museums and irrigation systems, hike onto the Wadi Tayyibah and Hajar Mountain trails. However be cautious during the rainy months, as there could be flash floods.

Kayak your way

Splash through the various tide levels for an exhilarating experience in the Musandam coast from Dibba. Cruise through the shady mangroves along the wild coast to delight at the sight of flamingos, turtles, white-collared kingfishers, Socotra cormorants and other endangered aquatic species. You can check out the cosy coves and inlets or even be tempted to camp on the isolated beaches.

Apart from the above mentioned exploits, there are several activities such as the kitesurfing, wakeboarding, reef diving and mountain biking in Dubai. There is even the worldÔÇÖs largest indoor adventure theme park from IMG in Dubai, slated to open later this month which promises a mind blowing experience.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Tell us your favourite adventure sport!

Last modified on Thursday, 11 August 2016 11:50