Dubai is a magical city that attracts tourist every year from across the globe. Home to some of the biggest malls in the world, a number of five-star hotels, warm weather, indulgent restaurants, and golden beaches – to name just a few – the city offers travelers a vacation full of memories they will never forget. What’s more, the city is the perfect destination for thrill seekers, as it is home to a number of thrilling attractions that will get even the most experienced thrill seekers’ adrenaline pumping. Here are four hair-raising attractions in Dubai for those who love a thrill:
The Burj Khalifa
The tallest building and man-made structure in the world, The Burj Khalifa is not for those afraid of heights. Standing at 829.8 meters tall, the journey to the top is an exciting one. Visitors enter the fastest lift in the world – that travels at 10 meters per second – that takes them to “At The Top”, an observation deck located at 555 meters on the 124th floor! Here, visitors are able to view Dubai’s impressive skyline from floor-to-ceiling glass walls that give them a breath-taking 360 degree view. Additionally the deck is home to a number of special telescopes that provide visitors with views that lie further than their eyes can see.
Dubai Parks & Resorts
A monster-sized theme park in Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts is made up of four incredible individual theme parks – motiongate™ DUBAI, Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® DUBAI, and LEGOLAND® WATER PARK – and depending on what kind of rides you enjoy more – whether water rides and slides or roller coasters – you can choose which one suits you better. For those who are more interested in roller coasters, motiongate™ DUBAI is home to a number of adrenaline pumping coasters that are based on an array of popular movies, some of which include: The Green Hornet- High Speed Chase and the Capitol Bullet Train – a 360 degree thrill ride that is based on The Hunger Games, which can launch its riders backwards, forwards, and upside down.
Aquaventure Water Park
If you think you can handle a 9-storey, near vertical drop that sends you through an acrylic tube surrounded by sharks and cow nose rays before reaching the bottom in a mere second, its time you visit Aquaventure Water Park located at Atlantis, The Palm. The Leap of Faith is just one of the many rides that will take your breath away, with an array of other heart-stopping, adrenaline pumping, record breaking rides and slides waiting for you to pluck up the courage to conquer them all. Step into the capsule for Poseidon’s Revenge and wait for the moment the floor falls out from underneath you plummeting you 60 kilometers an hour to the bottom. Or you can enjoy a number of the park’s water coasters – some of the wildest water slides around.
A cool retreat from Dubai’s blistering mid-day heat, Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski center located at the Mall of the Emirates – just one of Dubai’s luxury malls. Ski Dubai is home to the world’s first indoor black run (which is just one of five runs the center has to offer) where both skiers and snow boarders alike can take to the snow, as well as a 150-meter long Zip Wire, chairlift, tube slides, toboggan run, trick rails, and more, assuring there is no shortage of adrenaline pumping activities for the whole family to take part in.
If you are seeking the ultimate thrill, Dubai has too many to mention, making it the perfect place to get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing.
Don’t forget to smile 🙂 !