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Dynamic Dubai has it all – luxury shopping, great nightlife, jaw-dropping architecture, magnificent theme parks, and a lot more. For many tourists, this is a dream destination. Thrill-seekers and adventure buffs will be glad to know that there is a lot for them as well! Listed below are a range of such activities and experiences.
Skydiving – this is not for the faint-hearted! The top skydiving destination in the metropolis is Skydive Dubai. This dive centre has two locations: the Palm Zone in the midst of Dubai close to the famous Palm Jumeirah islands and a desert campus roughly 35 km away from the city in Margam. Those intending to learn how to skydive can join the ‘Skydive School’. Well experienced and world-class instructors guide them through the program.
For mountain-biking in and around Dubai, get in touch with the MTB groups. They conduct weekly rides in safe and easily accessible locations. People unsure about this sport can opt for the beginner rides. There are several online platforms where past participants have written about their biking trips. While mountain biking, one should observe certain practices such as riding with a helmet, carrying a repair kit, and drinking lots of water.
The deserts in UAE are not to be missed! Dune bashing trips aboard 4X4 vehicles, camel safaris, and spending the night in the sands, whilst enjoying Arabian hospitality are just some of the charms of the desert. Shwaib, not very far, is an awesome venue for barbecuing under the starry night sky. There are many local operators who arrange camping trips and also rent out camping equipment.
Hiking in and around Dubai requires exceptional skills, fitness, and willingness. Also the person needs to pay special attention to wear apt clothes and carry loads of water. People not used to walking much should go for a hike around the foothills of the Hajar Mountains. Also, one should be aware of the weather and not go hiking when the heat is unbearable.
There are wonderful spots for kayaking! For instance, on the west coast, kayakers can discover mangroves in the emirates of Um Al Quwain and Abu Dhabi. Turtles and flamingos can be spotted there. On the east coast, kayakers can easily spend 2 to 7 days exploring the Musandam coast from Dibba.