Adventure Activities in Dubai – Land of the Rich, Fun and Sun
Dubai may have once been a destination that was purely for the rich and plentiful, however with many new developments and more affordable accommodation on the ground, it’s now a destination that is open to all, and you’ll find several different activities for those who love a bit of adventure and adrenaline.
No, it’s not all shopping and glamour!
Of course, if you want glamour, it’s there in abundance, and there’s nothing more iconic of Dubai than Atlantis, the Palm Hotel, totally Dubai right down to the ground. If you stay here, you’ll be treated to everything from spa facilities, gyms, shopping, 20 restaurants, a waterpark, bars – you name it, it has it. 1539 rooms fill this iconic building, which everyone has seen on the TV at least once. It’s also no surprise it is a five star hotel, which is representative of Dubai culture in the arches and domes of the building. The views? Stunning to say the least.
If you’re not lucky enough to be able to afford a stay in this amazing hotel, then you’ll find plenty of others around, and they’re not all going to break the bank either. If you can find yourself a good, central base, then you’ll be better placed to enjoy all those adventure activities we were talking about earlier.
So, what can you do to test your limits in Dubai?
Well, you’re obviously in the desert, or very close to it, so a desert safari is going to be at the top of the list. You can go dune bashing, which is basically riding in a huge 4×4 and taking a rather bumpy ride over the sand dunes, before heading into total nothingness for a rather jaw-dropping tour. If that sounds a bit sandy for you, then Aquaventure waterpark is full of thrills and spills for all the family, with huge slides and splashing ahoy.
If you prefer your action and adventure slightly less high octane, then maybe a hot air balloon ride of the stunning expanse of the desert at sunset is just for you, and how romantic too, so maybe this is a good option for couples and honeymooners.
Aside from all this, you can also take a camel ride, or go sand boarding, but again, if you get bored of the desert, then head to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi for a spot of high energy driving fun.
Dubai is geared up for entertainment, and you could really only loosely compare it to Las Vegas in that respect, but without so many neon lights. You can still experience true Bedouin culture and sights, so it has maintained a lot of the old charm too.
Aside from anything else, Dubai has to be seen to be believed.