Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

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Dubai is a fascinating city known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with aquariums and indoor ski slopes. But the city has many cultural highlights. Here listed the Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

1. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is a beautiful residential district with wide range of amazing activities. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas of the marina, including the Marina Walk, special skyscrapers, artificial bay where there are lots of luxury yachts, a beachfront paved walkway with 305 outlets and 69 restaurants with cuisines of different nations and lots of shops.

The easiest way to get to Dubai Marina is to use public transport. Take the Dubai Metro, alight at Jumeirah Lake Towers Metro Station and walk across the overpass to get to Dubai Marina Mall.

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Contact No: 971 4 436 1020

2. Camping

One of the popular camping spot for families & kids is Ajman Desert, offers cooler temperatures than most of the UAE’s other desert destinations.

Ticket Price: Free

Opens daily

Location: Off Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Ajman

Another amazing spot is Al Qudra Lakes, a mere 48 km from Dubai. Birdwatchers can spot 130 species of birds.

Ticket Price: Free

Opens daily

Location: Al Qudra Road, Dubai

The next one is Sedr Trailers Resort, the 13 shiny metal American-style airstream trailers in the marvellous mountain scenery (especially from the viewing deck). There will be on-site food truck, or fire up the barbie for some DIY dinner.

Ticket Price: Dhs 698 a night (two sharing – or two adults and two kids under eight)

The Starlight Camp UAE features a crystal-topped tent and fantastic facilities, offers a romantic retreat.

Ticket Price: From Dhs1,940 per tent per night

Contact No: 050 345 5358

JA Hatta Fort Hotel is another amazing spot offers loads of outdoor activities. There are BMX pump track, an outdoor survival training course and a life-size ‘human maze’ filled with hidden traps, spider webs, mirrors and puzzles to solve. You can also be-come Robin Hood for the day with a spot of archery, or live out your ’90s TV dream and challenge someone to a pugil stick Duel, Gladiators-style.

Ticket Price: Dhs 275 for two, Dhs 549 for four (two hours)

Weekdays 6 pm-8 pm

Location: JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Dubai

Contact No: 04 814 5400

3. Al Qudra Cycle Path

Al Qudra Cycling Track is a popular destination among Dubai’s adventure seekers. The track is 86 kilometres, boasting amazing views of the desert. It’s utilised by weekly cycling clubs, world-class athletes, and leisure riders. You can rent your ride at Trek UAE bike shop – located at the end of Al Qudra Road. There are resting stations along the way that offer benches and shade and you can find restrooms located where Bab Al Shams Road meets Al Qudra.

Contact No: +971 800 900


4. Dubai Safari Tour

Desert safari in Dubai, an exquisite travel experience embodied by camel safari, dune bashing, watching the desert wildlife, exotic nightlife and more. The exciting adventurous rides, Arabian music, thrilling night safari, wildlife-watching on a Land Rover and sumptuous food make a desert safari in Dubai a memorable experience. Some of the most popular safaris includes:

  • Evening Desert Safari
  • Morning Desert Safari
  • Overnight Desert Safari
  • Dinner in the Desert
  • Extreme Adventure Safari
  • Dune Buggy Safari
  • Private desert safari

Contact No: +971-4-2087-466

5. Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s biggest natural flower show extravaganza, located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013, occupies over 72,000 square metres, featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. Dubai Miracle Garden displays a new set of innovative theme and sculptures.


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Contact No: +971 4 422 8902



6. Kite Beach

Kite Beach is a hub for water sports, where Beachgoers & kitesurfers unite. It’s a favourite beach spot for friends, families and fitness fanatics. You’ll find high quality watersports equipment, with kitesurfing, wakeboarding and stand-up paddleboarding gear from Jumeirah’s main street.

Contact No: 800-637227 (800 MERAAS)



7. Dubai Water Canal

Dubai Water Canal is the longest waterway in Dubai, the 3.2 km extension ranges 80 to 120 m in width, cuts through the Sheikh Zayed Road, across Safa Park and into the residential Jumeirah district, connecting with the Arabian Gulf.

Dubai water canal is open twenty-four hours and for the travelers there are daily trips of the ferry from 10am, 12.00 am, and 5:40 pm starting from Jaddaf Marine Station. If you want to see the Dubai water canal waterfall, the timing is between 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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8. The Green Planet

Green Planet is a botanical museum featuring an indoor rainforest with living plants, animals & birds. Interact with a whole new world of exotic flora and fauna in the indoor vertical rain-forest in Dubai. The attractions include:

  • Australian Walkabout
  • Bug Encounter
  • The Sloth Encounter
  • Reptile Encounter
  • Sugar Glider Encounter
  • The Bat Cave
  • Bird Encounter
  • Piranhas

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9. Dubai Creek

You can enjoy the great cultural experience and enchanting night views. The  amazing dhows decorations reflect the tradition and values of ancient Bedouin. Apart from that an amazing spread of traditional Arabic food is waiting for you, start with a welcome drink, followed by delicious food that includes both vegetarian & non-vegetarian. Another specialty is Barbecued starters & Arabic coffee. The guests will be entertained by talented artists, music & dance.

Duration: 2 hours

Timings – 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Pick up Time: 7:00-7:30 PM

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10. Marina Beach

Marina Beach is Easily accessible from within the city. A perfect spot for sunbathing, strolling around and playing volleyball, and attracts cyclists, joggers, families & children. The beach is always lively with Water sports like jet ski. There are many lovely cafes and restaurants that serve mouthwatering snacks, meals and drinks.

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