Extreme Adventure Sports In Abu Dhabi

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd. Do you like challenges? Do you like pushing off the limits even further? Well, some believe that adventures are the best way to learn a thing or two in our lives. Adventures like jumping off the place at an altitude that puts the Everest to shame or riding a car that almost glides in mid-air. Down below is a list that consists of a place that is internationally recognized as the home to the some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports. Also known as Abu Dhabi. From skydiving to river rafting, Abu Dhabi gives you all sorts of adventure sports. Let’s take a look.

Desert Quad Biking

Quad biking is one of the Motorsport adventures we’ve all yearned for once in our lifetime. We all have seen Salman and Shah Rukh doing the same in movies and wondered what fun it is. You don’t have to look too far. Dubai has probably the best Desert Quad Biking in the world. And to support this statement, we’d like to clue you in.

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Adventure Sports In Mountains


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A four wheel ATV quad bike is going to be yours for the day. In addition, you’d be allowed to traverse across the golden shinning sand dunes of Dubai. And the best part is you won’t have to worry about your safety either. Everything is under professional supervision. Just some information for you – Tel Moreeb aka the hill of horror i.e. around 1,000 feet tall is the best spot to test your biking skills.

Dune Bashing

Dune Bashing

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The most unique Motorsport has to be Dune Bashing. Ride in an SUV and let the sand dunes excite you. These dunes will awaken the butterflies in your tummy making your heart pound at the rate of 10x. These SUVs aren’t just any SUVs. These are specifically built and customized for this particular Motorsport only. Another inviting element of this Motorsport is the view of the oasis which to some is an unbelievably beautiful experience.

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Formula One Racing


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Seen enough of the desert? How about hitting the road? Only this time, you’d be riding inside a stunning sports car. Not just any sports car, we’re talking about the curved beauties here. Mercedes AMG, Chevrolet Camaro, Jaguar F type racing or the Aston Martin GT4, you name it. They have it all. Don’t forget the seatbelt, those beauties are outrageously fast.

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In addition, you could also navigate the circuit from the passenger’s seat with Yas Radical SST passenger experience assisted by professional drivers. You’d be feeling like a champion as you accelerate through the laps. Surely, Abu Dhabi will unleash the Schumacher in you.

Kite surfing

Kite Surfing

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This one is probably the most exciting adventure sport in this list and it’s not exactly for everyone. Kite surfing requires a certain experience and practice but once you’ve have tamed the beast, you’re ready to fly across the waters.

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Kite surfing is the only sport where you can enjoy playing with the water, wind and speed all together. In this scenario, the Kite guides the surfboard. Also, we’d to like to add the fact that Abu Dhabi even has a specific spot for Kite Surfing known as the Kite Beach on Yas Island.

Whitewater Rafting


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Despite the fact that Abu Dhabi is not home to any of the rivers but the very moneyed Emirates doesn’t seem to be bothered. On the contrary, Wadi Adventure in Al Ain is a man-made whitewater rafting area located in the middle of the deserts. Just another example of the level of unpredictability Abu Dhabi offers. Also, beginners don’t have to worry about the safety measures as you get professional help during this sport.

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Moreover, Wadi Adventure also offers other water adventure sports such as Kayaking, wake boarding and surfing. In short, Wadi Adventure is definitely among the best pit stops you could try while in Abu Dhabi.

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Sky Diving


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Undoubtedly the best adventure there is. This adventure is going to make your heart explode into pieces and will make you feel like Superman at the same time. The feeling of free falling and watching birds flying way beneath you will stimulate every tissue present inside you. Also known as the most dangerous adventure sport in the world, Sky Diving has the ability to make you fly, and rightfully so.

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This adventure requires a lot of precautions and prerequisites norms to be taken care of before you spread your wings. Beginners can enroll themselves into one or two day courses before advancing further. Despite how dangerous it sounds, people from all over the world come to Abu Dhabi to enjoy the thrill of this sport!

By all means, Abu Dhabi is the best place all the adventure aficionados love. So what’s stopping you?

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