14 things you didn’t know you could do in Dubai

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Taking a Dubai Trip ? Ruling out the conventional activities, let’s talk about 14 lesser known things you could do in Dubai! Get set go

Dubai has a deep history, and the UAE culture is extremely interesting if you scratch beneath all that gold. Dubai’s tourism boom shows no sign of slowing. The city welcomed more than eight million international overnight tourists in the first six months of 2017. There is an endless list of things which you could do in Dubai with a sense of quirk! 

From skiing indoors to avoid the extreme heat, to playing golf on a lush green course in the middle of the desert, Dubai has it all! Ruling out the conventional activities, let’s talk about 14 lesser known things you could do in Dubai!


        1. Hot Air Ballooning

Soar over the spectacular Dubai desert away from all the glamour and glitz of the city and take a peaceful and relaxing ride in a hot air balloon while you can marvel various attractions of the Dubai deserts. Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.

Location: Most of these amazing hot air balloon tours take off from Al Ain Road of the area of the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve.


  2. Participate in Camel Polo

 Following travellers’ fascination with polo, Dubai has reinvented the game to suit the region. Camel polo has caught the imagination of enthusiasts, with the same old rules which are sprinkled with a few surprises.

Suiting all skill levels, camel polo is perfect for a leisurely day out with interaction with the animals of the desert.


    3. Seaplane Flight

Experience jaw dropping views of Dubai’s skyscrapers and beaches on this 40-minute seaplane flight! Step aboard a state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and thrill as you whoosh around top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Fly over the World to see how its islands mark out countries and continents from above!

Location: Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali or Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club; option selected at booking.


     4. Skydiving in Dubai

Skydiving in Dubai is famous as it covers the beautiful Dubai skyline as you dive through the sky. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush. This activity can be done all year round.

Location:  The Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina.


     5. Ziplining

You can now book your spot for the 1 km zipline which features an incline of 16° and reaches an average speed of upto 80 kilometres per hour!

Для “безбашенных” туристов, которые и дня не проводят без экстрима, найдутся свои "места" в Дубай. Компания XLine сделала зиплайн, который протянулся на 558 м, с высотой на старте 90м, а в этом этом году аттракцион “удлинили” почти в 2 раза. Кроме этого, добавили еще одну линию, чтобы можно было испробовать развлечение вдвоем. И как бонус – каждый может сделать видеозапись своего приключения. Экстрималы must2try зиплайн. А если вам не по душе такие высокоадреналиновые развлечения, пишите – MUST2GO подберет развлечение под запрос. #Dubai #extreme #zipline #ziplineexperience #ziplinedubai #xline #must2try #MUST2GO

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     6. Lose yourself in the urban maze

Jumble is described as the “world’s first indoor urban maze”, promising all sorts of twists, turns and mind-bending challenges. Teams of three to six people must work together to progress through a series of rooms, each one containing a physical challenge or problem to solve.

Dubai Jumble   


       7. The Desert

With around a 15 minutes drive from the streets of Downtown Dubai, experience the breathtaking Arabian Desert, the original tourist attraction of Dubai. 

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      8. Dune Bashing

Dune Bashing is one of the most loved activities in Dubai that one can engage oneself in all year round. 


      9. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Dubai is monopolised by one of the best diving schools, making you create a handful of coral memories!


      10. Bungee Jumping

When in Dubai, there are certain activities you cannot miss out on and bungee jumping is one of them. The place has attracted for 500 jumpers since its inception in 2012. You can experience a jump of over 50 meters and you need to ensure you are not above 120 kg for this activity.

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      11. Ferrari World

From the highest loop on the planet to the fastest rollercoaster in the world, twist and turn yourself upside down on these fantastic rides designed to let you have a thrilling experience at Ferrari World. 

#ferrariworld #ferrari

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       12. Ski Dubai

Imagine skiing in the snow in Dubai! Ski Dubai is the very first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, and the massive area is set in a mountain-theme.

Here’s the best opportunity to get rollicking in the snow all year round, with great rides and even penguins making this indoor resort their home.


      13. Helicopter City Tour

Taking a helicopter ride through the scenic and modern city of Dubai is a privilege. Marvel at the Dubai skyline from an aerial view and visit various iconic destinations like the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah.


      14. Dubai Dolphinarium

Offering a variety of shows featuring adorable dolphins, playful seals and talented birds, Dubai Dolphinarium is sure to amaze and give you one of a lifetime experience. 


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     15. Flyboarding

I’ve saved the best for the last! Flyboard is an amphibious invention that allows you to surf, swim underwater and enjoy the limitless possibilities it offers. Easy to learn, the extremely exciting activity is definitely a must-do activity when visiting Dubai. Rocket 10 metres above the sea and get the adrenaline pumping!

#flyboarding #flyboardingdubai #skydivedubai #mydubai #mydubailife

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Of course the list does not end here. With more activities like desert camping, cruising the Arabian Gulf on a Yacht, deep sea fishing in Dubai Harbour to visiting places like the Burj Khalifa, La Mer, Dubai Frame, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeriah, the list is endless! 

How many of you have been to Dubai before? Do comment below and let me know! 

This article is written by Neha Aggarwal (@TravelWithNeha) If you liked this article do share on your social network.

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