Your Dubai tour will be anything but conventional if you experience the best that the Emirate has to offer! Picture magical, adrenaline-pumping and exhilarating experiences, ranging from swimming with the sharks to sky diving, camel rides and riding in hot air balloons this place has ample things to stunned you. Sounds amazing right? It is just the tip of the iceberg when you are in Dubai! Here’s your guide towards the craziest things that you can do on your trip.
Let’s Start Your Dubai Tour in a Quirky Way! Make your Dubai tour more memorable by indulging in as many of these thrilling activities as you can.
Experience the Thrill of Shark Dive at Dubai Aquarium
One of the key Dubai tourism highlights is the gargantuan Aquarium, home to the biggest collection of sand tiger sharks in the whole world! Now if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, there’s more!
This 10 million litre marvel houses 33,000+ aquatic animals including a rainbow blend of exclusive reef fish and stingrays. An Open-water certification will allow you to experience the special Shark Dive where you can get up close and personal with nurse, zebra and sand tiger sharks among other varieties. Don’t have a diving license? Fret not! You can still watch these magnificent predators closely from a diving cage. The shark encounter experience takes things up by a few notches, putting you in the cage while the sharks are being fed!
Skydiving in Dubai
Make your Dubai tour extra memorable with a thrilling free-fall at more than 190 kilometres per hour. You’ll be soaring over the world’s 8th wonder, the Palm Jumeirah, the iconic manmade island. Regarded as one of the best skydiving spots in the whole world, it will give you an amazing view of the city’s skyline. This is a lifetime experience to say the least!
Sand Dune Bashing
Dubai offers fascinating safari adventures in 4×4 vehicles over the mystic sand dunes. Going dune bashing is the craziest and most enjoyable activity in the city. Fasten those seatbelts and enjoy the thrilling ride, venturing down steep sand dunes while experiencing drifting at its finest! This is a unique rollercoaster to be sure although people with motion sickness should exercise extra caution.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Dubai offers hot air balloon rides while you capture stunning views and see the horizon coming alive with specks of sunlight. Lucky ones can often spot beautiful wild gazelles on the desert sands. Enjoying the falcon show with the UAE’s national symbol, the peregrine falcon, being the showstopper is quite a fun! From Bedouin breakfasts to vintage Land Rover journeys, the add-ons are simply epic!
Camel Rides in the Desert
Getting into the heart of the quintessential Arabic experience is not too difficult when you’re in Dubai. Give your Dubai tour a new dimension by indulging in a wonderful camel safari through the desert. Let the ship of the desert guide on a lovely trail before you are treated to authentic Middle Eastern delicacies at a Bedouin camp. Savor belly-dancing, Tanoura shows and other cultural shows with a hookah for company! Free henna painting is also part of the experience!
The World’s Only 7-Star Hotel
Another landmark in the Dubai tourism circuit is the Burj Al Arab, the unofficially proclaimed and only 7-star hotel in the whole world! Opening in 1999, the ultra-luxurious hotel has long been the favourite haunt of the stars. Spending a night here will be a captivating experience. What’s more, staying in a suit with a personal butler, admiring 2 tons of actual golden furniture, will be another level thrill for sure. Now that’s what we call bling!
In Case You Haven’t Heard of Indoor Skiing
As surprising as it may initially sound, Dubai does offer exciting experiences in the skiing departments. Explore Mall of Emirates and its popular Ski Dubai, one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world! This can be overwhelming to experience temperatures below -2 degrees Celsius, penguin watching, zorb balls, bobsleds and skiing lessons!
Photography at the Burj Khalifa
Arguably one of the craziest and most adrenaline-rushing activities in Dubai, venture to the observation decks on the 124th and 125th levels of the Burj Khalifa. Take photographs from record heights at the tallest building in the world! The highest observation deck in the world is also at level 148 if you are feeling more adventurous. The views cannot simply be described in words!
Camel Milk Odyssey
You’re journeying through the land of camels and trying their milk is one of the craziest things that you can ever do! Add that extra special element to your Dubai tour by visiting joints like Al Majlis café at the Dubai Mall or Arabian Tea House in Al Fahidi. Sampling their camel milk will be a different experience for you. And yes, it comes loaded with Vitamin C and iron which is good for your body!
Abra Rides on the Creek
The beautiful Dubai Creek is best explored like the locals, i.e. in an abra. You’ll feel like you’re on the set of a gorgeous movie with the wind in your hair, the beautifully shimmering waters and real sights and sounds of Dubai. Venture to the vibrant Bur Dubai at the end of the journey near Al Fahidi Station. Check out the famous textile market and bargain hard for woven bags, pashmina scarves, accessories, lamps and a lot more.
The Fastest Roller Coaster in the World
The very name of thrill is the fastest roller coaster ride in the world. Formula Rossa is a huge draw at Ferrari World in Dubai. Adrenaline junkies will love this test of nerves, particularly when they come across warnings flashing last chance to exit and the dizzying speeds up to 240 kilometers per hour within only 4.9 seconds. Yes, you read it right! This is a lifetime experience that you do not want to miss!
Take a Fast and Furious Detour
Does Emirates Palace sound familiar? It is where the iconic Fast and Furious 7 movie was filmed!
The franchise itself is one of the most popular movie collections in the world! The Palace sprawls over a whopping 100 acres with picturesque architecture, gardens and lovely fountains. The interiors will leave you equally spellbound with tons of chandeliers, gold, crystals and carpets everywhere! From unparalleled views of the skyline to award-winning global cuisine and personal butler services, you will literally be in 7th heaven!
Experience a Cruise Dinner
How about a relaxing end to your adventure-filled Dubai tour? A 5-star dinner cruise is another way to get the actual feel of the Emirate. Go for a luxury cruise vessel on the Dubai Marina and feel the luxury. More than 148 structures are lined up alongside the Dubai Marina including Ain Dubai, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis the Palm resort. You can enjoy global buffets here that will tantalize your taste buds to the hilt! Both sunset and dinner cruises are available. You can reach the boarding spot from Sheikh Zayed Road itself. Pier 7 is your destination for this enthralling experience!
The Big Daddy of Them All
Crazy and insanely exciting things have long been the hallmark of Dubai tourism; but how about the biggest of them all? Try the Leap of Faith. There are good reasons behind the nomenclature. You will really need all of your nerves and faith to clamber off the 9 storied drops, entering a transparent tube that is packed with live, real sharks! This is the biggest adrenaline pumper in the Aqua-venture Waterpark at the famous Atlantis the Palm resort.
The Scariest Water-ride
The Leap of Faith lies positioned over a structure that is magnificently shaped like an ancient Mayan temple. It is one of the scariest global waterslides with the free-fall hovering at approximately 60 feet in all. You can also check out The Lost Chambers Aquarium when you’re excitedly recovering from the experience, checking out 65,000+ marine creatures. In fact, feeding the rays and scuba diving are two other must-dos here!
Sleek Limousine Rides
Yes, a limousine ride symbolizes the glamour, sparkle and luxury of Dubai like no other! Wondering why it’s in our list of crazy things to do in the city? This is because nothing spells crazy than giving into the most epic whims and fantasies while you’re on your trip! Ending your trip to Dubai in the best way possible is through a sleek limousine ride or even party! Get a pick-up from your hotel in an uber-luxurious stretch limousine. From professional chauffeurs and free-flowing beverages to surround-audio and supreme comfort, you’ll be in the thick of things in no time!
The Final Tour!
So, what’re you waiting for?
Let’s plan for an exotic Dubai tour and feel the enthralling experience for a lifetime!