Dubai, the tourism capital of the world, receives approximately 15 million tourists every year. The emirate’s rich cultural heritage, backdrop of a sparkling skyline and a magnificent coastline make it a delightful holiday destination, attracting travel enthusiasts from around the world. The city is home to some of the most breathtaking architectural marvels, including the world’s tallest building - The Burj Khalifa - but that’s not all. Dubai is also known for various adrenaline-pumping adventure activities that you just can’t afford to miss when in the land of golden wonders. To ensure a seamless experience free from any glitches, it is advisable to buy a Dubai tour package, no matter whether you are in Ahmedabad or Amsterdam! So, without further ado, let's take a quick look at the adventure activities you can experience in Dubai.
1. Mountain Biking
Renowned for its sand dunes, Dubai offers mountain bikers a reason to dress up and rule the rocky terrains. The Hajar Mountains in the east of Dubai have a labyrinth of mountain trails to challenge adventure enthusiast bikers. Most of the mountain tracks go through craggy terrains around the Showka area, with narrow trails, wadi beds and animal paths, where you can even encounter wild donkeys, mountain goats, and lizards. The biking track comprises of steep slopes and rough surfaces that is sure to offer an adrenaline rush, even in experienced riders.
2. Climbing and Hiking
After exploring the Hajar Mountains on bike, don’t forget to go for mountain climbing and hiking. The Hajar Mountains is 3,050 meters or 10,000 feet high that offer shorter climbs along with bouldering opportunities. On the east coast, around Dibba, you can even try solo cliff climbing right above the deep sea. Follow the challenging paths on foot, to high plateaus and mountain tops that offer a spectacular view of the plains. In these upper reaches, you will also find hidden fertile farmland, wadi pools, and remote villages that make for a perfect visual delight.
3. Reef and Wreck Diving
The Gulf of Oman, located in the eastern shores of Arabian Peninsula is a 90-minute drive from the town and is a reason to rejoice for water adventure enthusiasts. Here you will find artificial coral-coated reefs and color-changing cuttle fishes at a depth of 25 meters due to the presence of the Anchor Barge that sunk here in 1998. You can also go for drift diving, where there is a possibility of seeing black-tipped reef sharks, parrot fish, moray eels, scorpion fish, turtles, and whale sharks.
4. Sea Kayaking
The Arabian Peninsula has some excellent sea kayaking arenas, especially in the Dubai coastal areas. Kayakers while enjoying the sport get to see turtles and flamingos along with a majestic view of mangrove forest near the coastline. This forest is also home to endangered birds, such as the white-collared kingfisher and the socotra cormorant.
5. Off Roading
The sand dunes, gravel plains, and wadi beds offer an excellent terrain for off-roading. Rent an All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) in Dubai to enjoy off-roading on the desert trails of the Middle East. Drivers usually bring out a new trick out of their sleeves to impress their customers. Enjoy hours of tearing up and stomach-churning dune-bashing ride that is sure to offer you an unparalleled off-roading experience. Make sure you are holding tight to the safety rod of your ATV.
While the view of Dubai’s skyline from the land is breath taking, watching the land from the sky is once in a lifetime experience. Fly like a bird, plummeting towards the 21st century marvels - the world’s tallest building and artificial islands - at hellish speed. Skydiving above the Palm Islands includes an instant free-fall that guarantees an adrenaline rush in almost every skydiver. Later, enjoy the sprawling views that unfurl as you slowly descend towards the ground.
When in Dubai, be sure to experience the adventurous side of Dubai tourism - away from skyscrapers and shopping malls - to create everlasting memories that will linger on for the rest of your life. Whether you are in metropolitan cities, such as Delhi and Mumbai or emerging ones, such as Ahmedabad and Pune, it is advisable to choose a reputable travel operator to plan your Dubai tour. Check the itinerary of all the Dubai holiday tour packages they have to offer, closely examining all vital aspects, such as hotel bookings, sightseeing, visa, and other travel essentials. Some travel operators also offer customized Dubai tour packages from Ahmedabad, with provisions for vegetarian meals and also provide a guide for a hassle-free experience.