Dubai for the curious junkie: 5 unique activities to try

So you want to be different. You've been to every tourist destination in Dubai and even shopped in all of their malls, including Dragon Mart and China Mall. And now you're looking for something that nobody else, or only a few people, have done or been to. Where do you start?

1. Ice, ice baby

Chillout – Ice Lounge, Foursquare.com

Ice bars are a new rave these days. And in a country as hot as the UAE, having an ice bar is next to selling soda in movie theaters. Visit this quaint ice cafe and imagine yourself inside a fridge, surrounded by ice.

Name:
Chillout - Ice Lounge
Address:
Times Square Center (Sheikh Zayed Road), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TEL:
+971 4 341 8121
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Bounce, bounce, bounce!

Imagine a gigantic trampoline. If you've ever been on one, then you know how nice it actually feels and how it's also a great exercise. Now imagine a trampoline park of sorts. This is what BOUNCE Dubai offers.

Who comes up with these ideas? Really, you'd feel a thousand times better once you've bounced and jumped for an hour or so.

Name:
Bounce
Address:
United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Suspended gravity

iFly Dubai, Foursquare.com

If you would like to know how it feels to have air being blasted on your whole body so strong it actually carries you up, then you'd have to try iFly. You will be entering a wind tunnel and you'd experience "flying" for a short bit. It also is a practice for your upcoming ultimate adrenaline rush activity.

Name:
iFly Dubai
Address:
Mirdiff City Centre (Emirates Road), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Barbecue whilst on water

BBQ DONUT Park Hyatt Dubai, Foursquare.com

Imagine barbecuing. Then imagine floating on a donut. Then imagine that the grill, the table and chairs, and an umbrella are on a donut. Then imagine that this donut with all of it's barbecue paraphernalia are on the water.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Dubai. This aqua donut is a part of Hyatt Hotel's services, though there are some other areas in Dubai where you can rent them. Some options even come with the meat to barbecue.

Name:
BBQ DONUT Park Hyatt Dubai
Address:
Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. SKYDIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, Foursquare.com

Well, first you need the courage. Then you need the money as this isn't a cheap thing to do. But it's all worth it. And if this doesn't give you an adrenaline rush to burn out your curiosity, I don't know what else will.

Name:
Skydive Dubai Desert Campus
Address:
Dubai (Near Margham), United Arab Emirates
TEL:
+971 50 154 2992
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

These are activities that not all tourists do whilst staying in Dubai. So go and try these things to satisfy your curiosity.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?