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Top 5 Experiences in Dubai for Adrenaline Junkies

Updated on May 16, 2014

Take a look at the top 5 experiences in Dubai designed especially for adrenaline junkies:

1. Bungee Jumping

This wild experience is provided by Gravity Zone and it's quite a new adventure for Dubai. The thrill starts from the moment you enter a cage which will be lifted by a crane until you reach an altitude of 50 m. From there on everything is an avalanche of emotions. There is nothing but the adrenaline rushing through your body and the spectacular views which mix with the excitement and fear. Then you just make the leap with a speed of 60 miles per hour towards the earth. Exciting?! The adventure is also available for a tandem jump or a backwards jump. Enjoy!

2. Sky diving

What better way to capture the splendor of Dubai than from the sky? Sky diving is definitely one of the top 5 experiences any adrenaline junkie should try, combining the adventure with the chance to see the city from a bird's eye view. From the beautiful Palm Jumeirah Island to the chandelier-like hotels, Dubai is always prepared to amaze regardless the angle of view. Jumpers usually take off from Dubai Marina and an instructor accompanies them during the jump. They land on the Palm Drop Zone, an area built especially for this purpose. For a tandem sky diving experience you should check the Dubai Flight Adventures offer. If you want to prepare for your jump, you can take sky diving lessons at iFly Dubai, situated inside Mirdif City Center. This center features a wind tunnel that simulates the sky dive. A lesson lasts about 35 minutes.

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3. Car racing

Dubai Autodrome is one of the most modern race car circuits in the world and offers plenty of reasons for an adrenaline rush. Its high-speed straights and technical corners that can be found along the 5,9 km circuit create three racing circuits and six different configurations. The cars waiting here are a F1 style single seater, Audi R8, Audi TT and a Subaru. Those who also want to try the karts can find a Kartdrome in the vicinity of the Autodrome.

4. Dune bashing

Explore the wilderness of Dubai desert by a dune buggy, quad wheeler or a 4x4 vehicle. There are plenty of tour companies that offer the chance to experience a desert safari. If you want to discover the Bedouin lifestyle and to feel the authentic desert thrill, you should check out the Bedouin Budget Backpacker Adventure. The tour includes a Land Rover transfer to a Bedouin camp where you will enjoy traditional music and cooking, local entertainment and the chance to discover the desert sceneries. The tour also includes a camel ride and a night spent in an Arabic tent.

5. Water sliding

Yes, we know that water parks are for children, but the Wild Wadi Waterpark is totally different from all the water parks you have ever visited. Besides the numerous water slides, wave pools, aquatic roller coasters and water surfing, this water park is home to the Jumeirah Sceirah, the largest free falling waterslide in the world. If this is not "cool" enough for you, how about a swim with the sharks in Dubai Aquarium, situated at the Dubai Mall.

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