Top 5 Adventures To Try Across The UAE

by Dhruv Maniar
Top 5 Adventures To Try Across The UAE

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Are you an adventurous junk and love that adrenaline rush, then we have you covered. Here are top 5 adventures that one must try in the United Arab Emirates.

1. Go Hot Air Ballooning

Dubai is home to some breathe taking views, no doubt! But, what if you have the chance to get a bird’s eye view of the desert? Yes, Dubai’s hot air balloon ride is the coolest adventure you would have done. Board on a hot air balloon, soar through the skies and have some mid-air fun. You can spot camels wandering in the desert, the blue-green oasis and the much more. he balloon ride lasts for one hour and comes in different packages ranging from a basic one without breakfast to customized ones which include breakfast, branding, desert safari and more. The basic balloon ride costs AED 609 and does not include breakfast and transfers. The regular ride (AED 679) offers to pick up and breakfast snack post landing. The standard ride priced at AED 1049 includes shared transfers and post-landing breakfast.

Location: Suit no: 1202, Tiffany Tower, Cluster W-JLT, Dubai
Cost: AED 609 onwards
Timings: Early mornings
Contact: +971 42855682


2. Slide Down The Leap of Faith

Plunge. Hurtle. Pummel at Aquaventure Waterpark which is also a multi-award winning park. Having won the “Best Waterpark in the Middle East 2015” on TripAdvisor and “Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 2016” by the World Travel Awards. Slide down the ‘Leap of Faith’ down a near-vertical acrylic tube into the shark-infested lagoon. This 9 stories tall mega-slide will hurtle you down its near-vertical drop in a mere second, only to find yourself speeding through a clear acrylic tube surrounded by numerous sharks and cownose rays. Or try our very own favourite, Poseidon’s Revenge – dropping you 75 feet before the slide arcs you through a double loop.

Address: Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, UAE
Hours: The park is open every day from 10:00 AM to sunset.

3. Go Ice Skating On A Mountain

What if we say you can go skating on the top of Dubai’s highest mountain? Yes, this winter there’s a ‘cool’ addition to the list of adventure activities in Dubai. Mostly known for the panoramic views of the Hajar mountains and the Arabian Gulf, Jebel Jais now has an ice skating rink. How cool is that? Spanning an area of 150 sqm, the rink is docked at a height of 1,300 metres above sea level. ToroVerde Ras Al Khaimah, the company that manages the world’s longest zip line in Jebel Jais, is the brain behind this too. The ice rink is open to all above 3 years of age.

Address: Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park, Ras Al Khaimah
Days: Wednesday to Sunday
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Contact : (07) 204 6250
Cost : AED 45 for two people


4. Fly Through The World’s Longest Zip Line

Guinness World Records have recently certified this as the longest zip line in the world, to be found in Ras Al-Khaimah, measuring 2.83 kilometres in length and it is suspended over 1,680 meters above sea level at the peak of the Jebel Jais Mountain. You’ll be passing over enthralling views of the mountains and gliding past the rocky terrain. The Jebel Jais flight is a thrill-seeking adventure sport that will take you atop the country’s largest mountain peak from a launch pad. It is known that you’ll be suspended and gliding in the air for almost 3 minutes at a stretch. Whoa! It’s an effort to attract more tourists to a lesser known place, Ras Al-Khaimah and promote tourism.

Where: Jebel Jais Flight, UAE’s Highest Mountain Peak, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 50 625 9165

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5. Human Slingshot

Thrill seekers we have some exciting news for you. XDubai has recently introduced its latest attraction and it’s installed in Kite Beach. The slingshot is only for a limited time which is open from Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and again from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm The amazing thriller experience will cost you AED 280 that does not only include the slingshot experience but also AED 50 XDubai voucher to spend at the XDubai Shop or Xline and also get free XDubai cap. The slingshot goes 120 metres high and reaches a whopping speed of 100km/h in 0.5 seconds. 

Location: Kite Beach
Time: 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and  1:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Cost: AED 280 Per Person 

Credits: XDubai Insta