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Best Outdoor Adventures in Dubai

By Viator, July 2014

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Dubai may be best known for its ultra-luxurious hotels, upscale eateries and world-class shopping, but the city packs a major punch when it comes to outdoor adventure as well.

As you might expect from a city lying in within the Arabian Desert, many of the area’s outdoor attractions revolve around sand. Sandboarding, one of the most popular sports in the desert, has become a quintessential Dubai experience in recent years.

After making the journey via four wheel drive into the scenic desert, you’ll strap on a board for the fun and exhilarating coast down an Arabian dune. Another adventurous option for visitors who prefer to stay behind the wheel is taking on the dunes on an ATV or dune buggy. Extend your desert safari overnight for the chance to sleep under the stars.

Seeing Dubai from above might just be more impressive than seeing it on the ground, and one of the most thrilling ways to capture that bird’s eye view is in the basket of a hot air balloon. On a sunrise ride, you’ll be able to see for miles across the red dunes and desert oases, and you might even be able to spot a wandering camel or two.

With a location sandwiched between the desert and the Arabian Sea, Dubai enjoys a full range of water sports in addition to the desert offerings. All along Dubai’s beaches, you’ll likely see windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and scuba diving.

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4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 935 Reviews

Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 5-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.05

Dubai Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

See the highlights of Dubai and its surrounding desert on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! Enjoy a city sightseeing tour by ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $109.33
$121.90 Save $12.57

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

Spend a day in the desert with a private guide, and enjoy a camel ride and sandboarding session as well as a BBQ dinner and show under the stars! After leaving ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.97

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Glide up, up and away in a hot air balloon over Dubai Desert Conservation Revservation! After traveling from your central Dubai hotel to Margham by minibus, ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $276.41

Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise

Jet around the spectacular Palm Jumeirah on a speedboat during an exciting 2-hour cruise from Dubai Marina! Choose from three start times and hold tight as ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00

Dubai Desert Hummer Adventure with BBQ Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Embark on an exciting off-road excursion through the Arabian Desert on this Hummer safari in Dubai. Cruise through desert sand dunes aboard a H2 Hummer with ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00

Dubai 4x4 Sandboarding Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Give one of the most popular desert sports a go with this 4x4 sandboarding safari from Dubai. Board a comfortable 4x4 and travel to some of the best and most ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.26

Luxury Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities with Transport from Dubai

Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience! Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.00

Self-Drive Desert Buggy or Quad Bike Experience with Transport from Dubai

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Combine sand and speed on a thrilling 3-hour desert ride through the sun-baked plains that surround Dubai! After a pickup from central Dubai, from your chose ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00

Private 4x4 Adventurer Safari Including Sandboarding

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Try your hand at sandboarding on this private, 4-hour 4x4 sandboarding safari from Dubai. Settle into a 4x4 with your private guide and drive to some of the ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.10

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