The Best Adventure Activities in Dubai

The Best Adventure Activities in Dubai

Dubai is a fancy city with lots of new things. But there's more than just tall buildings and big shops. If you like excitement and being outdoors, you'll find fun activities here. This guide will tell you about the best adventure activities in Dubai. Dubai has fun and exciting things for everyone who loves adventure.

Skydive Dubai

Try an exciting jump and parachute experience at Skydive Dubai, a place loved by adventurous people and famous visitors. You can choose to jump over two amazing locationsthe Palm Jumeirah island or the vast Arabian desert. It gives you a whole new way to see the city.

If it’s your first time, there’s no need to worry. Instructors will teach you everything you need to know, including a practice session, before you board the plane. Dubai has two well-known skydiving locations with top-notch instructors to ensure you land safely. For those who have skydived before, you can try different things like tandem jumps, solo jumps, or even attend flight school. At flight school, you can learn various techniques, including how to fly in a wingsuit and other exciting skills. You can also get a video of your skydiving adventure, thanks to the professional videographers at Skydive Dubai.

They also offer a private mini-helicopter tour around Dubai. Skyhub Dubai gives you a 20-minute flight in a small two-seater aircraft. You’ll get to see incredible views of Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab from above. The cost is AED1,199 per person, and it includes photos and a video of your flight. Check their website for bookings or to find out more.

Skydive Dubai Ticket Prices

At Skydive Dubai, you can skydive in two places: over the Palm Jumeirah or the desert. How much you pay for a jump depends on where you do it, what comes with it, and the time of year. For a tandem jump in the desert, it costs 2,199 AED. For the same kind of jump over the Palm Jumeirah, it's 2,599 AED. This price includes your medical insurance, photos, and a video of your dive. Remember, these prices might change.

How to Get to Skydive Dubai

Dubai Metro & Tram: The quickest method is using the metro. Go on the Red Line and stop at Sobha Realty metro station. Then, look for a nearby tram station called Dubai Marina 1. Take the tram to Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 station. Once there, you can either take a taxi or walk for about 20 minutes to reach your destination.

Jet-Skiing in Dubai

Go to the water for fun. Dubai has many water sports, but jet-skiing in Dubai is a top way to enjoy the city's waters. Dubai's weather is warm all year, and its waters are clear and blue, perfect for jet-skiing with friends and family. If you've never tried jet-skiing, there are places in Dubai that can teach you. You must be 14 or older to drive a jet ski. However, younger kids can ride with an adult. You can also go on jet ski tours to see important sites in Dubai, like the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Jet-skiing is fun and it's also good for your body. It helps strengthen your core muscles and is a great way to exercise your heart, while you get fresh air and sunshine.

How Much Does it Cost to Jet Ski in Dubai?

You can rent a jet ski for about 300 to 350 AED for 30 minutes. If you want a longer ride, it might cost between 600 to 750 AED. The price changes based on where you go and which company you choose to rent from.



XLine Dubai Marina

Dubai's adventure group XDubai has introduced XLine, the longest city zipline in the world. It's in Dubai Marina and is one of the steepest and fastest ziplines, being 1km long, up to 170m high, and having an average speed of 80km/h. As you zip through the air, you get to see the fancy Dubai area from above, with luxurious boats and tall buildings.

XLine is not like a normal zipline. It has special harnesses that let you lie down on your stomach, making it feel like you are flying. This way, you can see everything around you better. There are two ziplines next to each other, so you can go at the same time as a friend or someone you love.

You will have a GoPro camera on your helmet to record everything. After your ride, you will get a video and a photo of your experience.

A ticket costs AED699 if you are going alone ("Going Solo") and AED499 for anyone under 16 years old. Prices might change, so it's a good idea to check the official website for the latest prices.

Opening Hours

Visit from Wednesday to Monday; the zipline is not open on Tuesday. You need about 90 minutes for the whole experience, starting from when you check in at the XLine booth in Dubai Marina Mall to when you finish the ride. You can book a time from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Nearby Restaurants

The entrance to XLine Dubai is in Dubai Marina Mall. After you go on the zipline, you can relax in the mall's food court, or at restaurants and cafes like Carluccio's and Tasha's. Next to it is Pier 7, a place by the water with seven floors of different restaurants. They serve food from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and more. Another place to eat is Bistro Des Arts by the water, or you can walk a bit to InterContinental Dubai Marina to try out an Italian place called Papas Dubai.

How to Get to XLine Dubai

To go to XLine Dubai, you can use these simple ways:

  • By Dubai Metro: Ride the Red Line and get off at DMCC Metro Station. Go across the bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road, then walk about 10 minutes or less to Dubai Marina Mall. You'll find the entrance to XLine there. Or, you can take the tram from Sobha Realty station to Dubai Marina Mall station.
  • By Bus: Take Bus 8. It stops closest to Dubai Marina Mall at Jumeirah Beach Residence 1, Seaside stop. From there, you walk 15 minutes to reach your place.
  • By Car: Drive on Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11. Follow the signs to exit to Dubai Marina Mall's parking.

Sky Views Dubai

Check out the city from a high glass slide, bridge, or ledge that goes around a tower. Sky Views Dubai is a new attraction 219.5 meters up from the ground. It offers amazing views of the Downtown area and the beautiful city skyline. It's on top of the Address Sky View hotel. This big building has three exciting parts high above Dubai – a viewing area, a glass slide, and a walk around the edge.

Sky Views Dubai Tickets

A child's ticket to see Sky Views Dubai costs 65 AED, adding a little extra for booking. If you want to try the Edge Walk, it costs 499 AED, plus a booking fee.

Opening Hours of Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai is open every day from 10 in the morning to 10 at night. Visitors should get there 20-30 minutes early before the time they are supposed to start. You should plan to spend at least 30 minutes looking around the Observatory. The Glass Slide is quick but fun (it's busier at sunset so you might wait a bit), and the Edge Walk takes around 20 minutes.

Anyone can go to the Observatory, and it's easy to get to for everyone, including those who need extra help (but call ahead for assistance). For the Edge Walk, you need to be between 12 and 65 years old. Kids under 18 need their parents there to say it's okay. You should weigh between 30 and 120kg and be between 130 and 200cm tall. For the Glass Slide, you should weigh between 30 to 150kg and be between 120 and 200cm tall.

How to get to Sky Views Dubai

By car: You can easily drive to Sky Views Dubai. If you are on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), take the exit marked 51 or 51B for Burj Khalifa/Downtown Dubai. Then, get onto Financial Centre Road and follow the signs until you see Sky Views Dubai on your left.

By public transport: Use the Dubai Metro and get off at the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station on the Red line. When you leave the train, walk for about 10 minutes to find the Address Sky View hotel, where Sky Views Dubai is located. If you are taking a bus, get off at Dubai Mall. Check the Roads & Transport Authority website for more information.

If you're driving, use the D94 road towards Dubai Marina and turn onto Al Seyahi Street. Look for signs to Skydive Dubai. You can use Google Maps to find the best way to get there.

Attractions Near Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai is in Downtown Dubai, close to many exciting places. You can easily get to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain, and Souk Al Bahar by walking or driving. City Walk is also nearby. It has The Green Planet, an indoor rainforest, Coca-Cola Arena for live shows, and lots of shops and places to eat. The Museum of the Future and Dubai Water Canal are not far either. No matter what you like, you'll find lots of fun things to do while you're in Dubai.

Dubai is a place full of exciting things to do, combining new, impressive buildings with natural beauty. It has lots of activities for people who love adventure and exploring. You can go high up at Sky Views Dubai or explore the sandy Arabian Desert. Each activity challenges you and shows you something new. You can see Dubai's modern buildings from a glass slide or learn about different plants and animals at The Green Planet. Dubai offers many unforgettable experiences. It's more than a city; it's a fun place for those who love adventures, giving you many chances to make lasting memories.

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