Sure, it’s easy to be beguiled by Dubai’s extravagant glitz and glamour, the city’s hedonistic nightlife and plentiful shopping that ranges from glitzy luxury malls to decadent gold and spice souks. However, if you’re looking for a Dubai tour packages that brings out the daredevil in you, we recommend getting your thrill on with Dubai’s high-octane adventure sports. But, before we go any further, why should you head to Dubai?
It is only in Dubai that you will find a diverse array of adventure sports options that lead you through the sand, sea and snow. Only in Dubai will these attractions coexist within an arm’s length of each other where visitors can feel the adrenaline rush.
Snowboarding has been around for long enough for it to be declared as an official sport of the Winter Olympics. Now, imagine strapping your feet to a board, just like a snowboard, but using it to scale massive sand dunes! The rush is addictive enough for Dubai’s stunt riders to head to the Big Red, where you can book a dune buggy or ATV ride to a large dune and launch yourself off the very top. Most tour operators will also throw in a spot of dune bashing, or driving through Dubai’s sandy mounds on a rugged SUV. As your sandy adventure draws to a close, take some time off to watch the sun go down over Dubai’s panoramic skyline.
Skiing and snowboarding
If you have what it takes for a thorough rinse and repeat of your dune-top adventure, head to Ski Dubai. One of Dubai’s most talked-about attractions that has one of the largest manmade ski slopes on the planet, Ski Dubai combines 6,000 tonnes of snow with a 400 metre-slope to offer you the skiing adventure of a lifetime. Temperatures dip as low as -9 degrees C so make sure to bundle up. The resort also offers lessons for beginners. When you tire of skiing, head to the indoor zip-line or take a trip to the petting zoo, where you can indulge in a ‘VIP Peng-Friend Encounter’ that involves hobnobbing with penguins in a private room.
Another favourite with thrill-seekers, wakeboarding is actually a lot tamer than sand or snowboarding. Wakeboarding involves riding a wakeboard over a relatively still body of water, while a motorboat tows you along at speeds of roughly 30-40 km/h. Dubai’s Jebel Ali area is a wakeboarding hotspot – head to the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa and embark on your seaside adventure near the Palm Jebel Ali. The resort also offers wetsuit and board rentals… all you need to bring along is your sense of adventure and a little cash.
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