It is a well known fact that adventures to Dubai are a little out of the ordinary, partly because of the ‘anything is possible’ attitude that attracts visitors to the most populous of the UAE’s cities. But just how out of the ordinary can you make your visit to Dubai? Here’s the top 5 crazy things we’d recommend:
1.) The Leap of Faith
Dubai is home to one of the world’s largest waterparks at the Aquaventure Waterpark on the Palm Jumeirah. This waterpark is home to the Leap of Faith – a single slide that is nearly 30m high. But that’s not the craziest bit; this vertically propelled thrill seekers’ dream sends it’s occupants through a shark infested water tank. Pretty crazy, right?
2.) Break Out the Skis in Forty Degrees
Ever fancied skiing in the desert? Probably not – it’s a bit of a strange thought. But Dubai’s unstoppable imagination has made it possible. Escape from the sweltering heat of the Arab desert, and visit Ski Dubai for an adjournment to the slopes. Whether it’s skis, snowboards or spectating that takes your fancy, the icy cold building in the heart of the desert will be a refreshing break from the aridity of Dubai’s outdoor areas.
3.) From Standstill to 150mph in 5 Seconds
Now, chances are, if you’re an adrenaline addict – you’ve visited UK theme parks such as Thorpe Park and Alton Towers to tackle the eye-wateringly speedy Rita and Stealth – but Dubai has a trump card to both of these rides. Taking a trip to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi gives travellers the chance to accelerate to over 150mph in 5 seconds! The Formula Rossa is the ride that generates this speed – this crazy creation took over 36 months to construct, and the numbers aforementioned tell you just why!
4.) Have a 24 Karat Gold Facial
Rich in antioxidants, Gold has been used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians as a healing material on skin. It’s benefits extend from aiding sun damaged skin to removing impurities from the surface of skin cells; but at a cost of £5500, this is a real extravagance – perhaps the perfect icon of the ‘stop at nothing’ lifestyle that many in Dubai enjoy.
5.) Hire a Supercar
For many in the UK, closely monitoring how economical our cars are is something we do on a day to day basis, simply because of high petrol prices in the UK. In Dubai, however, petrol is a fraction of the cost. Even better, supercars are affordable to hire whilst you’re out there, too. So why not indulge yourself? Hiring an Audi R8 starts at around $500, whilst the larger Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is available for $2000 and the simply supreme Bugatti Veyron is also available to hire – if you’ve got $13,000 to expend.