Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Dubai is mostly famous for all the malls, glamorous restaurants, and indoor places you can visit. There is so much more to do than these mainstream outings, and this is where we come to help you learn more about the best outdoor things to do in Dubai. 

Kite boarding in Dubai


Enjoy one of the most adventurous things to do in Dubai that gives you a major adrenalin rush! Jump from a plane from an average altitude of 4,000 kilometers and don’t worry about breaking your neck. You will have a parachute to save yourself, so really no need to worry.

Places for Skydiving

Here are some of the places where you can go skydiving:


Skydiving starts from about AED 1700.

Skydiving in Dubai

Dubai Theme Parks

Get on a roller coaster, have some water adventures, or visit movie-themed parks! There is so much more than just that! Theme parks are some of the most fun outdoor places to visit in Dubai.

Another great thing about theme parks is that they have the coolest outdoor activities for kids in Dubai, as well as adults.

Dubai Theme Parks

  • Legoland Dubai

Ticket prices start from AED 275

  • Wild Wadi Waterpark

Ticket prices start from AED 220

  • Aquaventure Park

Ticket prices start from AED 260

  • Laguna Waterpark

Ticket prices start from AED 69

  • Motiongate Dubai

Ticket prices start from AED 275

Motiongate Dubai Theme Park

Speed Boating

This is one great outdoor adventure in Dubai where you can feel the thrill of speed and take a tour around the city. It’s so easy, it’s easier than a banana boat ride in Dubai!

All you need is to get on the boat and watch the many amazing sites in Dubai, for example, Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Jumeirah, and more. It is really one of the simplest water activities in Dubai.

Places For Speed Boating

Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina are where you can enjoy an exciting speed boat ride tour around the different places in the city. Here are some of the best places to book a tour:

  • The Yellow Boats
  • HERO OdySea Dubai Boat Tours
  • Nemo Boat Tour Dubai
  • Splash Tours.


Tour prices start from about AED 100.

Speed boating in dubai


You’re on a boat with some ropes attached to some sort of a parachute. The boat moves fast, too fast, and you press the button to open your parachute, then bam! You’re flying in the air, but don’t worry! You are still attached to the boat.

If you are scared of heights and you can not skydive, yet you still want to experience flying, then this is the sport for you.

Places For Parasailing in Dubai

The best places for parasailing are Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina. You can check out any tourism company, for example, Thrillophilia, Traveller’s Choice, and others, and book a trip with them. 


Parasailing trips in Dubai Marina are for around AED 300.

Parasailing in Dubai


Looking for another thrilling adventure in Dubai? We totally recommend kitesurfing. You hold a big kite that pulls you to surf gracefully in the sea; sounds like a blast, right? It is a little riskier than parasailing, so you may need to learn before you start.

Places for Kitesurfing

Here are some places where you can take kitesurfing lessons:

  • Kite N Surf
  • Kite Zone Dubai
  • Kitesurf School Dubai
  • Dukite SUP, Surf School, and Online Shop.


Kitesurfing lesson prices start from AED 250.

kite surfing in Dubai

Swimming with Dolphins

Dolphins are seriously one of the most adorable creatures ever! Imagine how cute they will be to swim with! Talk about fun! This is absolutely one of the best outdoor activities for kids and adults in Dubai!

Places for Swimming with Dolphins

Here are some places where you can enjoy swimming with the friendliest creatures ever:

  • Atlantis, The Palm
  • Dubai Dolphinarium – Dolphin and Seal Show.


Ticket prices start from around AED 475.

Swimming in dolphins in Dubai


Ever tried a hoverboard? Flyboarding is somehow a hoverboard but on water. You stand on this board on the water and you push a button; the water then splashes from the bottom of the board and you fly in the air! 

It’s like when Coyote tries to fly to chase Road Runner but with water, not fire. Just painting the picture!

Places for Flyboarding

Here are some of the best places where you can experience flyboarding even if you never tried it before:

  • Hydro Watersports JBR
  • Sun and Fun Watersport
  • Sky & Sea Adventures
  • Shark Jetski Rental Marina
  • SeaRide Dubai
  • Nemo WaterSports Jet Ski Dubai and Flyboard.


Dubai flyboarding prices start from about AED 294.

Flyboarding in Dubai

Scuba Diving

Discover the secrets the sea holds while you swim in the depths, surrounded by sea creatures that will amaze you. If you have never gone sea diving in Dubai before, no problem, as a professional diving guide will take care of everything. 

Places for Diving

Here are some of the places where you can go diving or take scuba diving for beginners in Dubai if you want:

  • Scuba Shade for the best scuba diving in Dubai
  • Bermuda Diving Center
  • Dive Garage
  • Nemo Diving Center 
  • Scuba Tech Diving Center
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Deep Blue Sea Dubai Diving Center.


Diving fees start from about AED 300.

Scuba Diving Dubai


This is another great activity that children also can enjoy. All you need is a kayak, which is a boat with paddles, and you paddle this boat to move. It’s fun and a good leg workout. 

Places for Kayaking

Here are some of the places where you can enjoy kayaking in Dubai:

  • Dubai Creek
  • Kayaking in Dubai Marina
  • Sea You Watersports Center
  • Sea Hawk Watersports & Adventures
  • Hatta Dam
  • Kayaking in Dubai Palm Jumeirah.


Kayak rental prices start from AED 30.  

Kayaking in Dubai


Seabreacher is a popular watersport in Dubai where you get in a boat and pretend to be a fish! How awesome is that? Exactly, pretty awesome. The boats are so technologically enhanced that they enable you to drive them like they were actual fish! 

Places for Seabreacher

Seabreacher UAE, Al Nasr Palace, Oud Metha, Dubai.


Prices start from about AED 600.

Seabreacher Dubai

Outdoor Karting

Karting is another awesome outdoor activity that you can do in Dubai. What is Karting, you ask? It is a sport for those who are passionate about car racing. You drive a car that is a bit like a cart with four wheels, and you fly on the road with crazy speed to win the race.

Places for Karting

You can enjoy outdoor karting at Dubai Autodrome. It is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.


Ticket prices start from AED 137.

Outdoor Karting Dubai


Another watersport that does not even require the ability to swim! Here is how; you get on a boat, you put your goggles and breathing tube on, and you watch the beautiful fish and their breathtaking colors. If you can’t swim, you can use floaters or a life jacket.

Snorkeling in Dubai is definitely wonderful!

Places for Snorkeling

Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah, Dubai.


Snorkeling in Dubai prices start from about AED 370.


Paddle Boarding

Another gripping activity that can be done outdoors in Dubai is paddle boarding. Paddleboarding is one of the extreme watersports in Dubai that are so much fun but need a bit of training before you start. 

What you do is you stand on a board and paddle your way to where you want to go, which only sounds easy in theory, but it is quite challenging in reality. 

Places for Paddle Boarding in Dubai

As previously mentioned, you need to take classes before you start for the first time, so here are places where you can take classes:

  • Watercooled
  • Sea You Dubai
  • Kite N Surf Dubai
  • Surf House Dubai.

You can paddleboard at Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.

Paddle boarding in Dubai

Jet Skiing

A jet ski is like a water motorcycle. A jet of water pushes the, let’s call it, boat/cycle forward with great speed. The splashing water, the jet ski sound, and the fast pace you are moving in will give you an amazing thrill.

You can also get on a jet ski tour to see different wonders in Dubai. It sounds like the best way for a tour really!

Places to Ride a Jet Ski

  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Dubai Marina
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Burj Al Arab. 


Jet ski rides in Dubai prices start from AED 320.

Jet skiing in Dubai

Water Skiing

Water skiing is one of the totally exhilarating water sport activities in Dubai! Beware though, you need practice before you try it for the first time, so don’t be a daredevil and just do it, unless you did stand up paddleboarding in Dubai or elsewhere, then you’re almost good to go. 

What you do is you put on stand what looks like snowboards, you hold something like a handle attached to a rope, which is attached to a boat. The boat pulls you at a great speed about 32 kilometers per hour! 

Places for Water Skiing in Dubai

  • ISki 
  • Sky and Sea Dubai
  • Water Adventure


Water skiing prices are about AED 330

Water Skiing

Dubai outdoor activities are definitely just as cool, if not even cooler than, the indoor activities that people are more familiar with. Widen your horizon, and check out the city from another perspective.

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