Besides exploring all the world-famous attractions like Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, and the Dubai Mall, you’ll have plenty of other things to do in Dubai during your holiday spent in this glamorous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This fascinating city has undergone an amazing transformation over the past few decades and is now one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world. It is also well-known as the business hub of the Middle East region. Every year, millions of business and leisure travellers arrive in this city from different corners of the globe.
While enjoying your Dubai holidays, you’ll get to experience some thrilling activities that would make your time spent in the city worth cherishing. Here are a few of them:
- Desert Safari
Among the things that come into the minds of many travellers with the mention of Dubai is a desert. Although the city has completely transformed itself into an ultra-modern metropolis today, it has not forgotten its origins. It still has retained its desert and the magnificent golden dunes are the places where you can enjoy some thrilling activities by embarking on a desert safari. Some of the popular activities that are offered by the tour operators arranging desert safaris are sand-boarding, dune-bashing, and camel rides.
There are very few things that would give you the kind of thrills as jumping off a plane from a height of nearly 4,000 metres above the ground. You can experience this highly adventurous activity with skydiving. Many of the tourists who visit this city often include this activity in their bucket-list. If you’re experienced enough, you can go for a solo dive. Beginners would be helped by an experienced instructor, who would jump off the plane with them and float in the air over the Palm Islands or any of the other attractive places in the city.
- Mountain Biking
Over the years, this activity has grown in popularity among the adventure-seekers visiting the city. If you wish to indulge in this exciting activity, you can head straight to the Hajar Mountains on your ATB or all-terrain bike, leaving the city behind. Upon reaching the mountains, you’ll be greeted by an adventurous terrain, where you can test your skills with the presence of multiple levels of difficulty. For enjoying this adventure, all you have to do is rent a bike from any of the operators providing bike-rentals in the city and go on a ride towards the rugged terrain of Hajar Mountains.
- Hot Air Ballooning
You’ll be delighted to witness the awe-inspiring sights of the desert from greater heights by taking a hot-air balloon ride. This activity has grown in popularity among many tourists in recent times. The calm winds and unobstructed spaces make for ideal conditions for this outdoor adventure. The views that you would get to savour from above would give you some memorable moments of your holiday in the city. The tour operators arranging such rides would have several packages available with them. Some of the packages include a premium hot-air balloon ride with breakfast, falcon show, and desert safari included.