Dubai is known for being one of the most luxurious cities in the world, with a number of jaw-dropping high-rise buildings, deluxe shopping malls, roads ruled by sports cars, and – surprisingly – some of the most daring and thrilling experiences, sports and activities adrenaline junkies could only dream of! If you’re looking for the adventure of a life time, you’re in luck:
motiongate™ DUBAI is a movie-inspired theme park that brings together three of the largest and most successful motion picture studios in Hollywood together to create an attraction with numerous thrill rides based on some of the most popular movies of the last few years. Some of the thrill rides include The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase and the Capitol Bullet Train (based on The Hunger Games), both of which are roller coasters, as well as Underworld 4D and Panem Aerial Tour (also based on The Hunger Games) which are exhilarating motion simulators. If this is your ideal thrill, you can purchase a theme park pass that allows you to visit as many times as you like.
Do you think you’re brave enough to jump out of a plane and wait for your parachute to open? If so, Skydive Dubai is the thrill you’re looking for. Once in the air, you will be flying 4 000 metres above the ground and teetering on the edge of the helicopter’s door with a spectacular view right in front of you. Jump Zone at Skydive Dubai offers adrenaline junkies the chance to get their adrenaline pumping while looking out over the unforgettable view of the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island. If you are an experienced skydiver, you can jump on your own, and for those who are new at throwing themselves out of a plane, you can take the leap knowing that you’re strapped to an expert.
Hit the Race Track
Those adventure seekers who have a need for speed should take the time to hit the race track at Dubai Autodrome. This experience is open to anyone who has had a valid driving license for longer than twelve months, and is the closest a regular driver will get to experiencing what Button or Hamilton do for a living. When seated in an 80 BHP single-seater, drivers will go from 0 to 100 kilometres an hour in just 4 seconds. Those who would prefer to drive an Audi TT 2.0 Turbo will reach that speed in 6.5 seconds. However, drivers do not only get to experience the speed – they are assisted by an instructor who talks them through each lap, getting faster every time until they finally match the speed of a race car.
Another attraction for adrenaline junkies, bungee jumping is not for the faint hearted. Gravity Zone brought bungee jumping to the city of Dubai in the form of a 50-metre drop off a crane. Surrounded by awesome views of the city, ocean and desert, jumpers take to the sky in a steady crane, and once they are at the designated height are strapped up and secured before taking the plunge – either by themselves or with a partner.
With the great variety of exciting experiences on offer in Dubai, daredevils, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies will feel right at home as they push themselves to the limit and take home the bragging rights.