Travelers planning a trip to Dubai can get ready to let their adventurous side loose. Home to some of the most magical theme parks the world over, the UAE offers a unique playground for adventure-seekers of all ages. And with a stay in 1 of 5 Radisson Blu properties in Dubai, you can make the most of the action – with complimentary entry to legendary leisure destinations Dubai Parks and Resorts and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. Ready for a fun and thrilling time? Travelling in the winter can add an extra thrill factor to your trip as Dubai stays warm and sunny all year round. In fact, you'll manage to escape the extreme heat! So, check out the exciting attractions that will guarantee you a good time filled with fun and adventure!
Go Skiing in Dubai
Yes, the title is correct. You can actually go skiing in Dubai! At the Mall of Emirates, there is an indoor snow resort with an incredible 22.500m² hill of real snow all year around. Ski Dubai offers an amazing mountain-themed winter-y setting with five different slopes of varying difficulty and length. Both something for the experienced skier and the beginner in you. If you are new to skiing, you can join the Ski School where professional instructors will show you what great fun it is to slide down the snowy hill. The longest slope is about 400m and there is also a Freestyle Zone with jumps and rails for those who would like to test their skills.
And if you just want to play around in the snow then play away! Ski Dubai has the largest indoor Snow Park in the world with an amazing 3000m² of snow. With several activities, like the twin track bobsled and a snow cavern filled with interactive experiences, this is a perfect place to enjoy winter wonderland in Dubai. This becomes even more special when you see there are snow penguins here as well! The temperature inside is about minus 1-2 degrees Celsius (30-28 degrees Fahrenheit). However, don't worry about getting too cold as both ski clothing and equipment is provided. So if you're in the Dubai in the winter but actually want a real winter experience, look no further than Ski Dubai!
Ride the wave
Over 20 water slides and attractions, spend an unforgettable time with your family and friends at LEGOLAND® Water Park in Dubai. Although the park is designed specifically for children aged 2-12, there's something in store for everyone! Build your raft, customized with soft LEGO® bricks before heading down a slow river in the middle of the park at Build-A-Raft-River. Or head to Joker Soaker where you can enjoy an incredible immersive experience with the entire family with slides for every member and a downpour of nearly 300 gallons of water for a guaranteed soak. Definitely something to plan for during your winter escape to Dubai!
It is also possible to ski outdoors in Dubai’s desert; something else you probably never imagined. Join a safari and go sand boarding, which is actually one of the most popular sporting tours and activities in the desert. Travel across this arid landscape in a 4x4 vehicle with a private guide who will take you to some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the desert around Dubai. Sliding down the sand dunes is a very special and exciting experience you won’t want to miss out on!
Do you dream of skydiving but don’t want jump out of a plane from 4000m up in the air? At both Inflight Dubai and iFly Dubai, you can experience the thrill without ever boarding a plane. A vertical wind tunnel blowing air upwards lifts you up giving you the exhilarating feeling of weightlessness. Inflight Dubai’s wind tunnel is about 5m across and 21m high, while iFly Dubai’s is about 3m diameter and 10m high, with an acrylic glass wall. Before you enter the tunnel and feel the adrenaline rush, you will be provided with a flight suit, safety goggles and a helmet. Even though you need to gear up, do not worry about safety as you will get proper instructions on how to maneuver yourself when flying and you will be closely monitored while in air. The indoor skydiving is an extraordinary experience for everyone; even young children can join in on the fun!
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Looking to experience some epic loops? Hollywood blockbuster-inspired roller coasters at the theme park Motiongate will plunge, dip and dive you into the world of Ghostbusters, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more. And if you REALLY are a thrill-seeker, an adrenaline junkie, or a horror movie fan, you'll want to check out Dubai's first haunted attraction, Hysteria. Here you are sure to have a spooky time with zombies, krampus, ghosts and more. Be sure to check the website beforehand to decide the attractions you are ready to face. Warning: this one is not for children!
Stay close to the action
Arrive at Radisson Blu Residence Dubai Marina and Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City and within just 20 minutes by car you will be ready to hit these rides at Dubai Parks and Resorts. If you're looking for a more scenic stay, then the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek provide stylish comfortable accommodation with a view over Dubai's top spots.