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Feel the rush

Thrill seekers in search of their next adventure are in luck, as we explore some of the best attractions in the emirate to get your adrenaline fix.

SPEED RACER

Speedsters, get ready to fasten your seat belts and hit the track in a range of epic race cars that have made waves for their performance features. Dubai Autodrome boasts a circuit spanning over five kilometres including indoor and outdoor karting arenas. Try your hand at drifting, whizzing around lanes with the circuit’s range of Audis or experience the thrill of single-seater racing at this state-of-the-art facility.04 8062220

A RIDE TO REMEMBER

Whether you choose to try out Fomula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, loop through the air on Flying Aces, the world’s highest roller coaster, or get behind the wheel of a racing car simulator, there’s something at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to suit every level of adventure. Junior enthusiasts, too, can take to the track at the theme park with several scaled-down, supercar experiences. 02 4968000

ON A WIRE

For those in search of an adrenaline-fuelled adventure among the mountains, Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais Via Ferrata is a must-try. Certainly not for those who dread heights, this experience takes you through a kilometre-long climbing, trekking and zip-lining route while being anchored to a steel cable that traverses the UAE’s tallest mountain. 07 2046250

GO AIRBORNE

To fly over Dubai is truly one of the best ways to take in the stunning combination of blue waters, golden sands and architectural marvels. While there is no dearth of aerial experiences in Dubai, a helicopter flight with Helidubai will give you the chance to soak it all in within a short span of time. 04 2244033

FLYING WITHOUT WINGS

A relatively new activity on the airborne adventures block, Dubai is among the few locations worldwide offering paramotor flights. Bringing this unique excursion to the city is Skyhub Paramotors, allowing adrenaline junkies the chance to soar in tandem with a pilot over a hundred metres above the cityscape or desert dunes in a flying machine that partly resembles a kart, a jet and a parachute. 052 9833642

TAKE FLIGHT

For the next chapter in your adventure diaries, embark on an aerial excursion with seaplane tour operator Seawings and take in the city’s stunning sights from a unique vantage point. Hopping on a seaplane and relishing the thrill of a water take-off and landing is an experience in itself. Considering that some of the UAE’s attractions are best seen from the skies – from Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah to the rugged landscapes that dominate the capital’s islands – this is an adventure not to be missed. 04 8070708

UNDER THE SEA

There’s no need for expensive equipment or a dive certificate if exploring the beauty beneath the ocean’s surface is on your destination hit list. All it takes is a snorkel and a pair of fins to get up close with the incredible array of marine life that calls the UAE’s coastal waters home. Boasting some of the best natural reefs in the world, the emirate of Fujairah offers plenty of snorkelling options around famous sites like Snoopy Island, Dibba Rock and Shark Island. With Al Boom Diving’s packages, you can enjoy your very own aquatic adventure, swimming alongside schools of fish in a rainbow of colours. 04 3414940

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