Travelling to new places is always fun and exciting, and adding a bit of adventure and thrill is surely going to make your trip all the memorable. The United Arab Emirates is a most certainly a place for all adventure sports enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. If you’re planning a visit to the capital soon, then there is no doubt that you’ll find a plethora of adventure activities to choose from. Here’s a list of all our top picks of the adventure activities in Abu Dhabi.
Desert Safari- Sand Dune Bashing
Experience the Arabian Sands at their best by booking a Sand Dune Bashing tour during the evenings. Enjoy the rough SUV ride while enjoying great music and stopping by to witness the golden sands of the desert come alive during sunset. Most desert safari rides are scheduled for in the evening, when the temperature drops. Most rides last for a solid hour on the desert, followed by barbecue and dinner at a desert camp. This is one experience that people from all age groups are sure to enjoy!
Timings: 4:00 p.m. to 9;30 p.m.
Price: AED 250 p.p. onward
Wakeboarding/Wake surfing and Paddle boarding
The perfectly serene still water of the UAE provides for great water sport adventures including wakeboarding and paddle boating. There are many places in Abu Dhabi that give out lessons for these activities and organize them. Watercooled UAE is one such internationally acclaimed centre that is known for its water sport activities. Simply rent out a wake-board if you’re aware of the activity or take a short course on learning the basics.
Where: Watercooled UAE and Al Forsan Club
Price: AED 140 p.p. onwards
Skydiving or SpaceWalk
There isn’t really a proper skydiving facility in Abu Dhabi, however, if you want to experience something fun but aren’t willing to take the risk yet, the SpaceWalk is the place for you. Just fly in a vertical wind tunnel that produces enough wind to life an average adult body. What is best is that if you’re scared of heights, then don’t worry, you’ll only be a few feet above the ground. There is a quick introductory class that explains you everything you want to know before your flight, so fly right in!
Timings; 12;00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Price: AED 180 Onwards
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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Unknown to many, there is a plethora of jubilant marine life in Abu Dhabi’s deep blue waters. The corals, wrecks and fishes make up for an exciting underwater adventure. There are many Dive operators in Abu Dhabi that offer a full beginners course for first-time divers. Revel in the treasures of the underwater world by enjoying snorkeling or diving in Abu Dhabi.
Where: Al Mahara Diving, Emirates Diver’s Club
Price: AED 500 p.p. onwards
Yas Marina Circuit Driving Experience
Experience the thrill of racing cars in the Yas Marina Circuit. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place in Yas Marina Circuit. If you’ve always wanted to have a ‘Fast & Furious’ moment, then this is your chance. Attend the Driving School and get to ride one of your dream cars in none other than the F1 circuit. A more economical option is to go Go-karting and enjoy a fun race with your loved ones!
Price: Karting: AED 130 onwards
Drive Course: AED 1100 onwards
Want to fly high above the pristine water of Abu Dhabi? Well look no more than to try flyboarding. This water adventure sport is a relatively new one and is certainly worth a try, especially if you’re hoping to have some fun showing of cool moves! There are various Water Sport Operators in the UAE that let you hire a Flyboard on an hourly basis and teach you how to use them as well. If you want to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Arabian land of Abu Dhabi and want your adrenaline rushing at the same time, then this is a sport that you just simply cannot miss.
Who: Flyboard UAE, Time out Abu Dhabi
Price: AED 300 onwards
This is a perfect sport for you to enjoy some family time outdoors! Kayak through the mangrove forests of Abu Dhabi’s coastline and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Hire a guided team to know more about the marine life and let your kids get all the information about the eco system while watching exotic extra-terrestrial animals and birds. There are a number of tour operators that you can choose from to go kayaking, and it’s advisable that you start booking in advance! Kayaking is relatively less risky and a fun way to interact with nature, which makes it an ideal sport to enjoy with loved ones. So, do take full advantage of Abu Dhabi’s coastline and embark on a memorable tour with your special ones.
Who: Sea-Hawk operators, Noukhada Adventure, Wadi Adventure
Price: AED 160
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