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Outdoor Activities to Do in Dubai: 12 of the Very Best

Experience the most out of Dubai's outdoor activities, one adventure at a time, with our guide!

Posted on

3 October 2023

Last updated on 2 April 2024
12 Best Outdoor Experiences in Dubai and the UAE

Discover the best Dubai outdoor activities with us.

Sure, the UAE's sweltering desert heat tends to have a lot of residents and visitors preferring indoor activities. But, when the sun goes down and the weather gets cooler, Dubai's outdoors is just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

Whether it's kayaking alongside your friends, a hot air balloon experience over the emirate's golden dunes, or horse riding with a professional, Dubai has endless outdoor fun to offer!

Now is a great time to enjoy some outdoor activities. Get your fill of fresh air and excitement with our guide, featuring fabulous deals from Cobone!

1. See Dubai from new heights with a hot air balloon ride

Adventure awaits up, up, and away! Soar above the emirate from an all-new angle onboard a hot air balloon ride in Dubai.

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2. Enjoy Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Enjoy a full-day of waterpark fun, sunshine, epic slides, and make unforgettable memories at Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, located in Atlantis, The Palm.

Get your full-day access through Cobone.

3. Get an adrenaline rush at Wild Wadi Waterpark

If you can't enough of Dubai's waterpark thrills, head over to the iconic Wild Wadi Waterpark, where there's something for everyone. UAE residents get unlimited access to 30 exciting rides and attractions.

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4. Banana Rides, Donut Boat Rides, and Wake Boards

Feeling adventurous? Ride around the waters of Dubai on a Banana ride, Donut Boat ride, or Wake Board! Bring your friends or family along for this heart-pounding experience filled with shrieks of delight.

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5. Saddle up for a horse ride in Dubai

Enjoy an equestrian adventure with a horse riding experience in Dubai. No experience? Not a problem, as there will be a professional who'll guide you along the way.

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6. Stroll along the Dubai Garden Glow and Parks

Visit an enchanting park in Dubai that comes to life when the sun sets. Featuring an exciting dinosaur park with life-sized statues, an art park, and more, Dubai Garden Glow and Parks makes for a lovely day out with family, friends, and loved ones.

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7. Race to the finish line at Dubai Mall's rooftop

Got a need for speed? Rev up for some electrifying e-kart racing action at the Dubai Mall with Ekart Zabeel! Your session includes a safety briefing, jumpsuit, helmet, lap-time recording and sharing, and adrenaline-pumping races against other drivers!

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8. Enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of Dubai Marina

See a gorgeous view of Dubai Marina with a 15-minute ride on the Flying Cup, inclusive of delicious snacks! Be sure to bring your phone along to snap some memories of this exciting experience!

Get a special offer from Cobone to experience the Flying Cup!

9. Feel the thrill of a jet ski ride in Dubai

If you've jet skiing on your bucket list, get the taste of adrenaline on the waters with a 30 or 60-minute Yamaha jet ski ride experience in Dubai!

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10. Explore the best scenic places in Dubai on a guided boat tour

Check out some of the best spots in Dubai and admire the scene beauty while cruising on a speedboat guided tour !

Book your guided tour through Cobone, here.

11. All-day water thrills at Aqua Fun Waterpark

Expect nothing but funny, thrilling, and priceless moments with friends and family at one of the world's largest inflatable water parks, with an all day pass at Aqua Fun Waterpark in Dubai! Challenge yourself with their obstacle courses, swim, bounce, and make unforgettable memories.

Click here for your all-day access, from Cobone.

12. Al Fresco Dining in Dubai

We are entering al fresco dining season in Dubai! Bid goodbye to summer and tuck into a delicious meal outdoors, while feeling the cool winter desert breeze.

There are plenty of restaurants, hotels, and cafes in the emirate that offer spectacular views when you choose to dine outside.