Activities in Dubai
Dubai offers a range of sporting activities such as well as leisure and adventure activities including art, dancing, music, yoga, golf, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, mountain climbing, shotgun shooting, go-karting, bowling, ice skating, indoor skiing and sand boarding among others. Camel races, horse races, falconry are all special ways to discover the heritage of the emirate. Desert safaris are the most popular recreational activity.
Skydive Dubai is a premier skydiving location, near The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Breathtaking views of Dubai can be seen during a skydive experience.
- Located in Dubai Marina
- Amazing views of The Palm Jumeirah
- Packages with and without videos
For the performance arts aficionados, Dubai Opera offers a matchless world class experience in one of Dubai’s most prominent location that brings music and arts to life.
- Unique world class live performances
- 2000 seat multi-format theatre
- Stunning rooftop restaurant
Desert Safari in Dubai
Enjoy a thrilling journey over the rolling dunes deep into the heart of the desert, as you leave Dubai's cityscape. After the adventurous safari ride, retire to the camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Relish a scrumptious barbecue buffet in mystical Bedouin tents, with traditional music and belly dancing as entertainment. As the full moon bathes the dunes, lie back under the canopy of stars to make it the perfect end to a beautiful day.
The waters around Dubai offer a considerable range of attractions and a variety of options for both novice and expert scuba divers. With a minimal tidal flow, the Arabian Gulf waters are safe for beginners. The visibility is good most of the year, marine life is rich and there are interesting wrecks to explore in the UAE's coastal waters. Divers wishing to use the facilities must possess valid and recognized documents, such as a dive card or log book.
Dubai boasts some of the finest golf courses in the world and was voted as the leading golf destination by the International Golf Tour Operators Association more than once. The courses have been designed by leading golf professionals and offer teaching and practice facilities by PGA golf professionals.
Jebel Ali Equestrian Club
Arabia’s age-old association with horses continues to this day as Dubai stages the annual Dubai World Cup, local racing events, stable tours and horse riding experiences. In addition to private and group horse riding, the Jebel Ali Equestrian Club organises gymkhanas, dressage and jumping competitions on a seasonal basis. During school holidays young riders can sign up for ”Stable Management Mornings” and “Stable Sleepovers”.
Discover this amazing indoor ski resort which offers several activities including skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. Classes for skiers for all levels are provided in Ski Dubai, located in the Mall of the Emirates. Penguins march several times a day and little ones can enjoy penguin encounters.
Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
Experience cruising on Dubai Creek in a fascinating dhow or traditional boat. Bur Dubai and Deira are on either side of the Creek, offering views of the city’s trendiest landmarks as well as old and traditional sights. Many companies provide cruises that include dinner and entertainment. Our concierge will help you to choose the best option.
Motor Racing & Go-karting
The Dubai Autodrome and Business Park is one of the first fully integrated automotive and motor sportings facilities in the Middle East. The 5.39 km track and its facilities are amongst the most modern in the world. The facility is designed to allow three circuits to operate simultaneously, safely and independently from each other. In addition, an indoor and outdoor go-kart track is available, offering the latest generation of go-karts.
Fishing in Dubai
Thanks to its rich marine life, fishing was once the main resource for the local economy. Kingfish, red snapper, rock cod (the popular hammour), barracuda, sailfish and other species are often caught commercially and for sport. Fully equipped deep-sea fishing boats with a crew are available for hire. The best months for fishing are from October through April.
Falconry is a sport known to the Arabian world for ages. Falconry in Dubai is somewhat like a culture that is rooted deep in the generations. Although the sport has roots in many other countries, including Mongolia, China, Pakistan and Russia, it is admired throughout the Arabic world especially in our country, the United Arab Emirates. While in Dubai you can make the most of this unique opportunity and learn about falconry and participate in this sportings activity.
Hot air baloon
Hot air ballooning over the desert of Dubai is a unique experience with great photo opportunities. You can go up in the hot air balloon individually or in a group. Dubai has some of the most advanced and largest balloons in the world.