Guestpost by Neha Singh
Ever thought of diving underwater with sharks? Or want to swing through Dubai's sky-piercing buildings at a lightning speed? Dubai is a city with endless possibilities. Not just towering buildings and fancy resorts fill this city — there are also electrifying water parks, internationally-famed theme parks, daredevil rides, pristine dunes, and ravishing coastline. These promise a holiday of adrenaline rush and race.
Read the top 10 adventurous things to do in Dubai that will thrill you every moment:
If you want adrenaline to course through veins, try skydiving above Palm Jumeirah. In a helicopter flying at a whopping height of 14,000 ft, you will freefall and swoop down onto Dubai's incredible landscape (under complete surveillance). You will be harnessed to the professional and experienced instructor who will brief you about this remarkable adventure and its safety tips beforehand. As you gentle descend, watch the stunning Dubai skyline from a different and much dramatic point of view. It gets better when you know that you can carry an Instagram-video of this exhilarating escapade back home.
Someone who looks for endless adventure in an unspoiled landscape a morning desert safari will do more than just 'fair justice' to your expectations. The highlight of the safari is the hot air ballooning. Climb inside the balloon basket, and your heart will skip a beat as the balloon drifts gently upward. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the balloon ride allows you to soak in the marvellous views of the sunrise and backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, from 4000 ft above. Alongside, you can even witness the birds and falcons, click pictures, and feel the breeze in your hair. It is an unbelievable combo of peace and an adrenaline rush.
3. Dune Bashing
Are you fond of speeding? Take it a level up with the fantastic dune bashing in a robust SUV. An extremely popular and quintessential activity of the desert safari, dune bashing challenges your guts. It is basically off-roading and driving at varying extreme speeds with the proper balance through the twists and turns in the desert. Fitted with protective gear, the driver whizzes the vehicle against the wind and performs a rollercoaster drive. It rises, descends, sways, and swirls giving you plenty of jaw-dropping moments. This is the most sensational family excursion you could ever do.
4. Dune Buggy Dubai
Desert safari is an action-packed tour. It has an array of outdoor sports. Out of the whole package, dune buggy riding has gained immense popularity in recent years. If this is your first time doing anything on the sand, it could be challenging but fun. Dune Buggy Dubai offers a new dimension to 4-wheeled, off-road driving. Equip yourself with the right gear, have control of the steering wheel, and take a guided drive into the wilderness of the desert. Swerve the vehicle in any direction and speed at different paces. There could be no better solo sport, and interestingly it is both economical and safe. So, go ahead and take your friends or siblings to race down the dunes.
Dubai boasts the world's longest urban zipline, XLine Marina. XLine transports an adventurous action from the rough countryside to a lavish urban setting. Hang on tight as you leap off and accelerate from 0kmph to 60kmph in a jiffy. It is a 1km heart-thumping journey at a staggering height of 170m above the ground and at an inclination of 16 degrees. Sway through the lofty skyscrapers like a superman with your belly down. You will be watching the Venetian-styled canals with scattered yachts, the sophisticated alleys, and a beautiful view.
If you have the heart of iron and even the world's deadliest predator won't scare you away, visit the Dubai Aquarium in the famous Dubai Mall. This is a 10-million litre suspended tank with 33,000 aquatic animals, including, sharks and rays. Here, you can indulge in the most extraordinary activity, shark diving. Take the plunge and come face to face with the hundreds of pounds and 300 razor-sharp teethed animal. It is completely safe and the most unbelievable experience to be witnessing the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. You can film this hair-raising dive by GoPro.
7. Helicopter Ride
One of the other amazing adventurous things to do in Dubai that you can look forward to is the helicopter ride. This is a well-built aircraft with a pro pilot at the controls and a capacity of 5 passengers. Hop on the plane and you will be able to explore the city from the bird's eye view. Tick off the landmarks of the city, such as Palm Jumeirah and Burj AlArab. It is mind-blowing to hover around the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa. Continue soaring above The World island, the Persian Gulf and more. Undoubtedly, this scenic aerial tour will fill your heart with joy. Listen to the live narration on the go.
Marrying the experiences of flying to swimming, flyboarding is an offbeat adventure. It is an ultimate water sport, where you are propelled in the air by pressurised streams of water below. All you got to do is tie the powerful water-jet board on to your feet and soar in the sky at a speed of 40kmph. You have to take control, as it could uplift you 100 m high or dive you underwater creating waves of excitement. Don't worry as you will get time to be familiarized with the flyboard on its procedure and safety. And the next thing you will do is just fly by yourself under the guidance of professionals.
9. Indoor Skydiving
Dubai will have your heart racing even when you plan to stay indoors. And one of the zestful things you could do is indoor skydiving. It is perfect for people who seek adventure but are scared of heights. Here you are provided with the proper gear and equipment like a wind suit and eye gear. Enter the tunnel, and there will be wind gusted from the fan device beneath you. With the help of the experts, you will be flying metres above the ground. To help you enjoy it better, this high-octane flight is customised as per your comfort and skills.
10. IMG Worlds of Adventure
Touted as one of the best theme parks in the world, IMG Worlds of Adventure brings the legendary Marvel and Cartoon Network characters to life with state-of-the-art rides. Stretched over an area of 28 football fields, this a temperature-controlled park that offers a day full of excitement for all ages. You will also stumble upon the life-size dinosaurs in the Lost Valley. Overall, there is non-stop entertainment from live shows and a haunted house to several places to dine and shop.
Dubai is synonymous with luxury, but it is also an adventure hub. With these brilliant options that will create jitters in your stomach, the city has made it to the ultimate bucket list. So, go out, master the skies, conquer the dunes, and catch the waves in this dynamic city of thrill.