Xperience Team

26 Apr 2024 - 4 min read

Unforgettable Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Dubai is known as one of the most luxurious islands as well the utmost paradise for visitors from all around the world at all ages that offers a wide range of entertainment perfect for tourists from anywhere at all ages. It is a dream-like island where you will be able to find various luxurious shopping malls, high quality delicacies, thrilling adventures and enjoying a glimpse of Arabian culture. Besides, Dubai is also well known for its flourishing in nature where it houses a number of breathtaking beaches that can be said as one of the best beaches ever in the whole world. Dubai truly has everything that will cater to all your needs.

There are numerous things that you can do in Dubai which is rich in thrilling outdoor activities that you hardly find anywhere else. From exploring the stunning golden sand of the desert, trying out the adrenaline pumping skydiving and many other activities are waiting to be explored.

Here, Traveloka has listed down some of the outdoor activities that are very much worth trying during your stay in the paradise of Dubai Island.

1. Embark in Desert Safari

If you’re talking about having a trip to Dubai, then exploring their desert is a must-try activity during your stay where you get to experience the depth of the stunning golden sands of the Arabian desert.

At the Dessert, there are various fun and exciting activities that you can do such as riding an adrenaline-pumping vehicle as the expert drivers navigate through the steep inclines and sharp descents, or riding a camel which is a traditional way of transporting around the desert, or to immerse yourself in various shows from the Falconry shows to the authentic belly dancing performance around the desert area.

Dubai Desert Safari Tour


USD 189.33

2. Challenge yourself on a Skydiving Adventure

Would you like to know how it feels to jump out of the perfectly good airplane? Skydiving in Dubai offers a completely unique experience that you hardly get anywhere else, that offers an adrenaline pump rush, breathtaking panoramic views and unforgettable memories that will make you proud of yourself because of your bravery in challenging yourself.

Skydiving will let you experience the ultimate freefall as you jump into the earth at over 120 miles per hour where you get to feel the wind rush past your skin as your heart pounds in excitement. If you have no experience, there is no problem because skydiving in Dubai also offers a jump where you will be securely strapped to a professional instructor that allows you to experience the skydiving even without prior training.

Skydive Dubai - Skydiving Experience

3. Enjoying the Scenic Scenery on Hot Air Balloon


Another unique experience that you can get in Dubai is riding a Hot Air Balloon and soar into the sky. By experiencing the hot air balloon adventure, you will be able to witness the beauty of the gold sand Arabian desert from up above the sky.

As you ascend slowly into the sky, you will start to see the vast desert beneath you, and as you soar high enough you will get to see the majestic Hajar Mountains, The sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic tallest building in the whole world, the Burj Khalifa. Many of the hot air balloon companies also offer a luxurious experience that provides a ore-flight refreshment, mouth-watering breakfasts that can be enjoyed after landing and transportation to and from your hotel.

4. Begin your Hiking Adventure on Hatta Mountain


Another option for those of you who love to hike and enjoy the serene lush green of the jungle. Located inside the majestic Hajar Mountains, Hatta mountain offers a refreshing escape for hiking enthusiasts where they can embark on an adventure that offers the stunning views of the breathtaking landscape, various wildlife, and numerous historical landmarks.

Hatta Mountain is well reserved where you can still find many birdlife that are soaring through the skies, and if you are lucky enough you might also be able to witness a mountain goat or an adorable desert fox. Not only that, it also houses a number of historical structures such as the ancient watchtower that once guarded the trading routes and a ruin of an old village that will give you a glimpse of the past.

5. Explore the Wadi Wurayah National Park

A hidden gem that should be more renowned not only among locals but also among the tourists from all over the world. Having around 12,000 hectare land, Wadi Wurayah National Park is housing a wide-variety of biodiversity of over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles as well housing for more than 300 different species of plants including the iconic and native plants named ‘Helleborine Orchid’.

There are many things that you can do in this vast lands, from hiking that are suitable for any different levels of skill of the visitor from beginner to professional, wildlife watching where you can see numerous wildlife such as eagles and hedgehogs, picnicking with your friends and family, and even swimming in their naturally made pools that can be found along the trails.

6. Relax on the Beach and trying out various Water Sports


Dubai is already well known for their pristine beaches that are very well-preserved and beautiful. It is also being said that Dubai has the most beautiful beach ever in all around the world. Every beach on this paradise island has its own uniqueness such as the Jumeirah Beach Park that is suitable for families which offer numerous facilities, and Sunset Beach that offers stunning views and a more relaxed atmosphere. As for a luxurious experience you can also consider visiting the private beach of some Dubai’s five-star hotels.

If you’re talking about beach, then of course there are plenty water sports and activities that you can do in the beach such as sunbathing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, parasailing and even the exciting Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, all can be experienced on the Beaches in Dubai.

Flight to Dubai


Start from US$ 65.85

Riyadh (RUH) to Dubai (DXB)

Mon, 19 Aug 2024


Start from US$ 67.11

Riyadh (RUH) to Dubai (DXB)

Sun, 21 Jul 2024


Start from US$ 76.22

Kuwait (KWI) to Dubai (DXB)

Mon, 29 Jul 2024

Here are all the outdoor activities that you can do in Dubai, from exploring the beautiful golden sand desert, to diving and enjoying the underwater creature by diving into the crystal clear ocean of the famous Dubai’s Beaches. If you would like to visit Dubai soon, Traveloka would gladly help you in booking the flights, hotels, and numerous tourist attractions and activities mentioned above with the best price! Now, what are you waiting for? Grab yours fast where various entertainment locations are waiting to be explored!

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