Action and Adventure this Summer

In the summer months there’s lots to see and do in Dubai and the UAE. Cool off in one of the amazing waterparks, stay close to the water on a thrilling boat ride, or head into the desert to drive the latest desert dune buggies. Take a day to visit the East Coast of the UAE and explore quaint fishing villages, mountain canyons and beautiful beaches. In this blog, our adventure experts share more on each of these summer options and Dubai tourist attractions.

East Coast Tour

Depart Dubai and cross the scenic Hajar Mountains en-route to Fujairah. Stop at the Friday Market, open daily, to browse the ceramics, carpets and fresh produce. Visit the Bidyah Mosque, the smallest and oldest mosque in the UAE, before stopping at a beachside hotel for an optional swim. See the Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Museum before starting the road trip back to Dubai.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

With over 30 rides and attractions for the entire family, a visit to Wild Wadi Waterpark is not to be missed. Located next to the Jumeriah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab, the waterpark has both waterslides and a beach. The adventurous can dare to try the adrenaline-fueled rides Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj. Get your Wild Wadi Waterpark tickets from Arabian Adventures today.

Aquaventure Waterpark

Wild Wadi waterpark in dubai

Located at Atlantis, The Palm, the Aquaventure Waterpark has 2.3km of interconnected river rapids and over 30 waterslides. Younger children, under 1.2m in height, have a dedicated area, Splashers Island while aspiring surfers can practice their skills on the Wave Rider. Take the Leap of Faith, a nine story high mega-slide, or relax on the private beach, the choice is yours! Secure your Aquaventure Waterpark tickets from Arabian Adventures.

Boating adventures

Sightseeing Boat Ride in Dubai, UAE

Take a thrilling sightseeing boat ride in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and stay close to the water.  In Dubai, start your trip at the Dubai Marina and set sail into the open water, where you will cruise around The Palm Jumeirah, taking in Instagram-able views of the Dubai skyline, Atlantis, The Palm, the Burj Al Arab and more. In Abu Dhabi, on the 90-min tour, see the Presidential Palace, the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and more.

Desert Dune Buggies

Desert Dune buggy ride in Dubai, UAE

Head into the desert dunes in the early morning or late afternoon for an adrenaline-filled adventure driving the latest four-seater off-road dune buggies. After a safety briefing, with all safety gear provided, follow your guide on a fast-paced drive across the dunes. See the beauty of the desert and enjoy the ride. Stop for refreshments and snap photos to share.

Adventure and action await on land and around water this summer in Dubai and beyond. Make the most of your stay in Dubai and the UAE, and enjoy the outdoors. Browse our website for photos, more information and special offers today. Book at, call us on 800-ARABIAN (2722426) or email