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Experience high-altitude fun in Dubai

Tue, August 22, 2023

From skydiving sessions to roller coaster thrills, conquer new heights with these power-packed experiences in the city.

From skydiving sessions to roller coaster thrills, conquer new heights with these power-packed experiences in the city.


Freefall with Skydive Dubai

Skydiving in Dubai over the Palm

Go all in and book a tandem jump from 13,000 feet with Skydive Dubai. Embark on this unforgettable adventure above either the urban wonders of Palm Jumeirah or the rolling desert dunes. Fret not as experts offer a comprehensive safety briefing to prepare you for what’s in store and will even help you suit up. Prefer to stay onboard? Consider the two-seat gyrocopter ride with views of Dubai Marina.


Enjoy a unique coffee break at Flying Cup Dubai


Sip on a hot cuppa, perched 40m above the ground. Serving a not-so-regular coffee experience since 2018, Flying Cup Dubai invites plucky caffeine-lovers to strap themselves onto a seat at a table, hoisted high above the sand. Enjoy unmatched views from The Beach opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence, as you turn around to spot Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah. Not a fan of coffee? Don't worry, there are plenty of other refreshing options to choose from.


Zip ahead with XLine Dubai Marina


Adrenaline junkies can soar through Dubai's finest skyscrapers, as the world’s longest urban zipline takes you 44 floors above Dubai Marina. You will reach speeds of up to 80km/h as you hurtle across the water, so it is not exactly an activity for the faint-hearted. The team at XLine runs flights from 170m up the Amwaj towers at Jumeirah Beach Residence across to Dubai Marina Mall on the other side, six days a week.


Test your climbing skills at Aventura Parks


Enjoy high-altitude family-friendly activities including rope challenges, tree-top surfing, a Tarzan-style rope swing and wall climbing at Aventura Parks. Covering 35,000sqm in a natural ghaf tree forest at Mushrif Park, this is one of Dubai's greatest outdoor experiences. Choose from five levels of rope courses including the 30cm high course for four to seven year olds, and a 8m-high course for adults.


Take in great views from At The Top, Burj Khalifa


Ride up the minute-long elevator to the observation deck on the 148th floor of the world's tallest building. Admire unmatched sunset views from 555m up at the world’s highest observation deck, with an outdoor terrace for panoramic cityscapes. Little ones will enjoy 'zooming' in with HD telescopes, or the ‘Falcon's Eye View’, which flies you around Dubai's most prominent landmarks.


Feel the rush at Dubai Parks and Resorts


You can have a whole day of fun at Dubai Parks and Resorts, but when it comes to sky-high thrills, nothing beats the Zombieland Blast-Off ride at MOTIONGATE Dubai. Set in an abandoned theme park, visitors can explore the derelict funhouse as terrifying zombies chase you down. You'll have to rely on makeshift weapons and survival tips scrawled on the walls, until you realise the only escape is a 58m-high freefall drop tower! If you'd like more fast-paced thrills, don't forget to read our guide to the city's best roller coasters.


See the past, present and future at Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame

Located in Zabeel Park, Dubai Frame is an architectural delight. Designed to resemble a giant picture frame, it lets visitors enjoy views of old Dubai on one side and new Dubai on the other. Stroll along the 150m high Sky Bridge, crafted using high-tech transparent materials, to enjoy scintillating views all around – look down and it'll seem like you're walking in the sky. Don't miss the immersive gallery on the mezzanine level to explore a simulated version of Dubai in the future.


Treat yourself to terrific terrace views at TOMO


Savour new heights of culinary brilliance with a Japanese menu at TOMO in Raffles Dubai. Whether you choose to dine inside, at the TOMO Views lounge or on the popular Tatami Terrace, you'll get to enjoy stunning views of the city's iconic skyline along with artfully-plated dishes. Remember to book in advance, especially during the cooler months. Adventurous couples can also make more memories by booking a table at one of Dubai’s top rooftop lounges.


Take amazing snaps from The View at The Palm

The View at The Palm
Enjoy incomparable views of one of Dubai’s most talked about landmarks at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never seen before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline in the distance. The View at The Palm is located on level 52 of The Palm Tower, which also houses a café, a creative exhibition that showcases the development of the island, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels and a gift shop. 

Dangle over Downtown at Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai edge walk downtown

At 219.5m above ground, Sky Views Dubai is sweeping visitors off their feet with mesmerising perspectives of Downtown Dubai's pristine expanses below and the sublime city skyline beyond. Perched atop the Address Sky View hotel, this architectural marvel comprises three distinct offerings for unforgettable and thrill-inducing sightseeing escapades — the Observatory, Glass Slide and Edge Walk.

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