The city of contrasts, set as an oasis of concrete wonders in the middle of a scorching desert, Dubai seamlessly blends the wonders of tomorrow into a fascinating global destination. Though sought as a stopover destination or family destination with plenty of activities and recreations to indulge in, Dubai has emerged as a happening spot for all ages including teens who can explore an abundance of attractions and thrills.
- Desert Safari and Camel Riding
Popular with tourists around the world, Desert Safari and Camel Rides are off beaten adventures teens can enjoy away from the city. Come face to face with a camel and hop on its back for a wobbly delightful ride through the sand dunes. Get set for a thrilling safari experience that gives you a firsthand experience of all the excitement happening in the open desert. Take in the dramatic change of the scenery as you venture into the vast desert and over the tumbling dunes. Enjoy some of the roughest, most varied landscape in Dubai and try your hand at some desert adventures like sand boarding, dune bashing, quad biking and sand skiing. Visit: https://www.raynatours.com/city-tours/tours-by-type/Desert-Safari-Tours-11694.aspx
- Water Theme Parks
A great refreshing way to spend the sunny days is at some of the fantastic water parks of Dubai filled with splashing water lagoons, exciting waterslides, and innovative rides with speeds that dare your courage for adventure. Enjoy the thrill of Aquaventure and Lost Chamber at Atlantis The Palm – known as the largest and most exciting water parks in the Middle East. The Aquaventure has loads of attractions including adrenaline pumping state-of-the-art rides and encounters with marine lives like shark safaris and ray feeding. Journey into the Lost World of Atlantis to explore the mysterious ruins and underwater spectacles where you are surrounded by countless aquatic life. The Wild Wadi Water Park set nearby Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach takes you to a splashing Arabian adventure with around 30 thrilling rides & attractions and is a great way to escape the summer heat in a fun way.
- Ski Dubai
Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and gives you the pleasure of rolling in cold snow all year around amid the desert land. Another marvellous feat accomplished by Dubai, the Ski resort is a mountain themed resort and comes with an amazing setting including tube slides, chairlifts and high level slopes to enjoy snow activities like skiing and snowboarding. The activities to choose are abundant and you can try zorbing, ziplining, snowbullet and much more.
- Dubai Mall
The ultimate shopper’s paradise, the Dubai Mall has more to offer than just exquisite range of brands and varieties to shop till you drop. The ground level of the mall welcomes you with an astounding sight of a large suspended aquarium tank with a display of numerous colourful marine species. The Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo offers an incredible close-encounter experiences with some of the most fascinating underwater species and gives you an unforgettable aquatic experience. Get your dose of indoor fun at Sega Republic, Middle East’s largest SEGA indoor theme park housed in the Dubai Mall which features 14 thrilling attractions and more than 170 games - a visually stimulating treat for thrill seekers.
- I Fly Dubai
Defy gravity and enjoy some moments in mid air at the I Fly Dubai. Set in City Centre Mirdif, here you can experience the sensation of being airborne in a state of the art wind tunnel which elevates you mid air up to three meters giving you a feel of what floating in sky feels like . A challenging, safe and thrilling experience in guidance of experts, this indoor exciting experience is a not to miss adventure for teens.
- Observation Deck at Burj Khalifa
The tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa is a sight of marvel for all Dubai visitors. Get to the top of this magnificent structure for an unforgettable glimpse of Dubai. A high speed elevator soaring to the 124th level takes you to the world’s highest observatory deck where an unmatched panorama takes your breath away. The observation deck offers you a spacious place to enjoy the remarkable unobstructed 360-degree view of the city - a bird’s eye view of the soaring skyscrapers that shrink down to dwarf size and the endless span of desert around the city. Enjoy the sights as night falls, when the city lights up to its vibrant beauty.
- Dubai Autodrome
Gear up for a ride of a lifetime! A thrilling experience for youngsters who are crazy about motor sports and high class cars, Dubai Autodrome offers you a dream chance to experience an adrenaline rushing ride in classy cars such as Audi and McLaren and get into the shoes of ace drivers and be a race driver of a F1 style race car for a day. The Dubai Autodrome is UAE’s first multipurpose motor sport arena and features a wide range of motor sport experience and hosts world class motor sport events year.
- Fly Boarding & Jet Ski Tour
Craving for some water adventure? Give Fly boarding a try – a new, unique water sport experience which is creating rave among youngsters seeking thrill in Dubai. Soar above the surface of the sea in one of a kind exhilarating experience as you hover above the water and if confident enough can try some back flips and other tricks. Another satisfying experience is a Jet ski tour – a fast, fun way to tour around Dubai’s water ways and taken in beautiful views of the city.
- Global Village
Get a gist of world’s best cultural experience at Global Village -Middle East’s first multi cultural, entertainment and shopping destination. A collection of international pavilions which represents their cuisine, culture and handicrafts welcomes you to a plethora of experiences packed into one whole happening arena. A visit to the Global Village gives you endless possibilities to visit special attractions such as the 3D Haunted House, Illumination World, The Fantasy Island with thrill rides varying in intensity and excitement, unique shopping experience with over 3000 stalls of global and local handicrafts, entertainment ranging from thrill shows, street concert and cultural shows from across the world and a memorable dining experience with a long list of lip smacking menus from the best of the world’s cuisines to choose from.
- Dubai Creek Park
With serene creek side settings, , the Dubai Creek park is a refreshing sight with patches of greenery and cool breeze shrouded amid old Dubai. The park is a nature retreat with beautiful gardens, sculpted mazes, nature trails and ample recreational options. Enjoy an exciting cable car ride to take in the vistas of the old Dubai or spend some time at the planetarium. Set some time aside to visit the Dubai Dolphinarium set in the park which offers an unforgettable experience of swimming and interacting with dolphins and incredible performances by dolphins and seals along with other wonderful shows.
With Dubai’s escalating urge to come up with new innovative attractions, the destination certainly is packed with amazing attractions and adventures that appeal the younger crowds making it one of the most enlivening destinations for teens to indulge in a variety of activities and spend some fun filled leisure time.
Author: Resham, sharing articles and blogs from last few years on travel, cooking and restaurant topics.