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Experience high-altitude fun in Dubai

Mon, September 13, 2021

From skydiving sessions to rollercoaster fun, conquer new heights with these power-packed experiences in the city.

From skydiving sessions to rollercoaster fun, 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 above 13,000 ft with Skydive Dubai. Take this once-in-a-lifetime adventure featuring two settings, the urbanscapes of Palm Jumeirah or the swathes of 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.


Coffee breaks with The Flying Cup


Sip on a hot cuppa, perched 40m above the ground. Serving a not-so-regular coffee experience since 2018, The Flying Cup at The Beach invites plucky caffeine-lovers to strap themselves onto a seat at a table, hoisted high above the sand. Enjoy unmatched views, 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 Dubai Marina runs flights from 170m up the Amwaj towers at Jumeirah Beach Residences across to Marina Mall on the other side, every day of the year.


Take flight with Falcon Helitours

Falcon Helitours

Set off on a special sightseeing adventure with Falcon Helitours from one of the top spots in the world – the famous Atlantis, The Palm beach resort. You’ll get to admire the sprawling city skyline below while enjoying many in-flight luxuries as each helicopter is customised for the ultimate in comfort, including panoramic windows and spacious interiors. Choose between six routes, from a quick 12-minute jaunt to an hour-long escapade over key neighbourhoods and remote desert stretches.


Climb higher 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.


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.


Daring drops 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 fun, 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 free fall drop tower! If you'd like more fast-paced thrills, don't forget to read our guide to the city's best rollercoasters.


Sky walks at 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.


Terrific terrace views at TOMO


Savour new heights of culinary brilliance with a Japanese menu at the TOMO in Raffles Dubai. Whether you choose to dine inside, at the TOMO Views lounge or the popular Tatami Terrace complete with low tables on an authentic tatami floor, 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.


Island awe from 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, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels and a gift shop. To further elevate your sky-high sightseeing experience while here, step up to The Next Level – at 250m above ground, the private, barrier-free space is the island's highest vantage point.

Elevated leisure at Ain Dubai

The latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of world record-breaking attractions, Ain Dubai stands at a staggering height of 250m, making it the highest and largest of its kind in the world. This giant observation wheel on Bluewaters Island offers unrivalled 360-degree views of the urban skyline in a relaxing yet mesmerising 38-minute journey via three different pod offerings. For the ultimate luxury, guests can book a VIP pod that hosts dining experiences as well as customisable private events.
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