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Adventure Abundance

Adventure Abundance

By Waseem Dahhan

Big thrills for the brave at heart

Dubai is the perfect destination for those looking for the adventure of a lifetime! From the excitement of zip lining over the Dubai Fountain to the thrill of riding a dirt bike through the desert, the ways to get your adrenaline fix here are plenty.


Looking for that once in a lifetime adventure? Challenge yourself to take the plunge and experience the thrill of skydiving with Skydive Dubai ( The company offers Tandem Jumps, which is a great way to experience the thrill of skydiving for the first time. After a short briefing, you and your instructor will take to the skies. Harnessed together, you will jump from an altitude of 12,500 feet enjoying a breathtaking birds-eye view of Palm Jumeirah as you descend and land safely back at the Palm Drop Zone.

Hot Air Ballooning

Okay, so hot-air balloon flight may be more of a joy ride than a heart-pumping adventure, but it still manages to send chills down your spine as you rise 4000 feet above ground with nothing under your feet but a wicker basket. What ‘s even more exciting about this magical flight is the stunning views you will be able to take in as you drift through the sky over an endless sea of golden sand dunes, which will guarantee some fantastic shots for your Instagram! For the best hot air ballooning experience, Balloon Adventures Emirates ( is the ultimate choice!

Bungee Jumping

A brag-worthy experience, bungee jumping is one of the easiest and fun ways to experience the thrill of free-falling, and there is only one place to do that in Dubai, Gravity Zone ( Featuring a 50-meter drop, Gravity Zone jumps can be done at different locations with a purpose-built crane. Advance booking is required.


XDubai ( is your ambassador for action sports in Dubai and their 558-metres ‘XLine’ zip line launches you from a 90-metre high platform over the Dubai Fountain – a truly unforgettable experience. You can either sit on the harness or do zip line flat out superman style! XLine tickets can be purchased from the ticketing counter in Dubai Mall – Lower Ground Level, next to Social House.

Shark Diving

Get your heart racing with a Shark Dive at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (, where you can dive into the depths of the 10-million litre tank and experience the thrill of close encounters with the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. No matter what your diving ability is, you can have this experience in a variety of ways suited for everyone.

Dirt Biking

Get off the tarmac and deep into the Dubai desert with Just Gas It ( The company offers thrilling dirt bike (KTM) rides that take on Dubai’s biggest sand dunes and desert trails. Due to the challenging nature of this ride, it is best suited for someone with prior bike riding experience. Depending on the riding skills of the group on each tour, the terrain chosen can range from mild to wild! Just Gas it also offers guided off road Polaris Buggy tours for those with no bike riding experience.

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