Get your adrenaline on in Dubai with POCO

You might not know this, but there is a whole other side to Dubai than glitz and airconditioned glamour. Dubai is actually home to a huge variety of extreme sports and adventure activities that are hard to find elsewhere in the world. The combination of desert, mountains, sea and city makes Dubai a unique playground for adrenaline junkies. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate thrill or something that just pushes you slightly out of your comfort zone, you’ll be able to find the ideal activity here in the desert city. Read on to find out about the many thrills available during your stay so you can get that adrenaline fix booked in advance.

From living on the edge to dipping your toe in the danger zone, here are the top 20 extreme sports in Dubai that will give you once-in-a-lifetime memories.

  • Skydiving, indoors and outdoors
  • Ziplining
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Skiing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Kite surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Flyboarding
  • Microlighting
  • Hiking
  • Jet skiing
  • Indoor climbing
  • Race car driving
  • Water Jetpack riding
  • Jetovator riding
  • Parasailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Quad biking
  • Dune buggy riding
Dubai Extremsports

Desert Warrior Challenge

If you are up for a real physical and mental challenge, Dubai has its own obstacle course called the Desert Warrior Challenge. The arduous course is an acid test of stamina, endurance and tenacity where warriors run, crawl, jump, carry, climb and slide. The obstacle course is available in four modes from the children’s course of about 1-2 km to the extreme warrior course which is a 20 km timed race with more than 30 obstacles.

Hot air balloon ride

Taking it down a notch, you could just soar quietly in a hot air balloon over the endless sand dunes with the city and the Persian Gulf in the distance, a unique landscape that will be imprinted onto your memory for a long time to come.