As one of the world’s most luxurious places to both visit and live, with a sea of high rise buildings consisting of innovative and breath-taking architecture – including the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa – a number of the world’s largest shopping malls, and glamorous hotels that are perfect for a yearly vacation.
The UAE is also home to a number of thrilling attractions and adventures for those who like to get their adrenaline pumping. In this article we are going to look at five of the UAE’s thrilling attractions, giving you the information you need to make a decision on what you want to do while you’re on holiday:
Get wet and wild at Aquaventure Water Park
Put on your swimsuit or swimming trunks and get ready for an epic day riding some of the most exciting water slides and attractions you will ever have the opportunity of riding at Aquaventure – a Dubai Water Park – located at Atlantis, The Palm. Known to be the number one water park in the Middle East and Europe, the water park in home to a number of rides and slides at The Tower Of Poseidon and The Tower of Neptune. At the Tower Of Poseidon you will find the Aquaconda – the world’s largest water slide – Zoomerango, and Poseidon’s Revenge. The Tower of Neptune offers riders the chance to explore the dark and mysterious tunnels before being catapulted into the Shark Lagoon, as well as a number of water coasters that will push you to your limits. If you’re a real thrill seeker, don’t miss out on the Leap of Faith, a plunge that will have you screaming until you reach the bottom.
Ski in the desert at Ski Dubai
I am sure that you never thought you could ski in a country as hot as the UAE – but it is possible! Ski Dubai, located at the Mall of the Emirates, is the Middle East’s first indoor ski centre and is the perfect place to retreat to and shelter from the heat outside. The cool attraction offers travellers the chance to enjoy a day in the snow as well as a number of exciting, adrenaline pumping activities that the whole family can enjoy. From tube slides to slopes, an interactive 3 000-metre Snow Park and Zip wire, as well as a chair lift and five exhilarating fun runs (including the world’s first indoor black run for the more experienced skiers and snowboarders), there are a number of exciting activities that you, your friends and your family can take part in.
Take to the water
With the warm climate, there is no better place to enjoy an array of fast and invigorating water sports than the UAE. A number of resorts and hotels offer their guests the chance to book and take part in a number of thrilling water sports – including jet skiing, wind surfing, surfing and sailing – with ease, offering day trips and excursions that will satisfy the thrill seeker in you. If you would prefer to watch your friends, family or partner have a good time instead, there are a number of beaches along the coast that offer lessons and the appropriate facilities that can be used while you sit back, relax and work on your tan.
Anything is possible in the UAE, and there is no better time to try something new, go on an adventure, or take a risk than while you’re on holiday. What are you waiting for?