Dubai Beach trips

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Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

1. Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

Experience the wonders of scuba diving on this 2-hour activity at Jumeirah Beach. This is a great opportunity for first-time divers to experience what it's like to actually breathe underwater. Marvel at the colorful coral and tropical marine life just off the beach without the need for a certification course. The certified scuba instructors will guide you step by step, providing safety and equipment briefings, as well as basic and practical demonstrations when in the water. When you’re ready, descend together with the instructor up to one meter under the water. Have time to get used to breathing through your regulator. After establishing breathing patterns, then descend another few meters. The gradual dive allows you to get accustomed to breathing with a regulator and familiarize yourself with being submerged. Your experienced dive instructor will lead you by the hand on your Introductory Scuba Dive around the Dubai dive site once you signal that you are ready. Here, you’ll enjoy up to 45-minute dive to a minimum depth of 5 meters (15 feet) and a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet). Underwater photos will be taken during your dive and posted on the company’s Facebook page. With a ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor, you'll enjoy personalized attention.

Dubai: Laguna Waterpark Admission Ticket

2. Dubai: Laguna Waterpark Admission Ticket

Nestled in the central area of La Mer beachfront neighborhood, Laguna Waterpark features five main areas including a retail store. It also provides you with direct access to the beach where you can have carefree fun by the sea. The unique water slide complex is the first of its kind. Try the triple looping body slide of the Free Fall, stand to face each other as the floor drops out from underneath and you race to the bottom. The saucer, the second one in the world, will slide you through a dark tunnel around steep open turns, with an optical illusion of going over the edge. Overhead showers and rapids make the lazy river not so lazy after all! The WaveOz is a unique surf experience to the UAE offering a 180-degree, entirely inflatable ride surface that spans 187-feet wall-to-wall along the top. Fins on the surf boards give you greater control on the wave and a more extreme experience. Children of all ages can enjoy the park, with a dedicated Splash Pad for the toddlers to join in the fun and Aqua Play for children from 4 to 12 years, with looping slides and a tipping bucket. Whilst the children play, adults can relax in a high-end pool lounge with direct access to the beach.

Dubai: Jet Ski Adventure

3. Dubai: Jet Ski Adventure

See the sites of Dubai from the water on this Jet Ski tour along the city’s waterfront. Take in views of the city’s skyline while following an instructor. Make stops in front of the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Glide past the Westin Hotel, Barasti beachfront, and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Meet your guide and get familiar with handling a jet ski, and receive all necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip. Then, admire the impressive buildings of Dubai Marina as you speed past sights such as the Burj Al Arab and the super-size yachts of Palm Jumeirah. See the towering Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai from a different viewpoint. Marvel at the Sheik’s island and private yacht. Enjoy a short stop at a beach on Palm Jumeirah for some free time to take pictures of the skyline of Dubai Marina. Admire some of the city’s other iconic landmarks including the Westin Hotel, Barasti Beach, and Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

4. Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

Try something different during your time in Dubai and get bird's eye views of the city on a parasailing activity with up to 3 of your friends. Soar through the sky as you are towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing known as a parasail. Benefit from all necessary equipment and safety gear as you are pulled by a brand new boat with an amazing music system. Speed above the water as your parasail is attached by a harness to a boat powerful enough to accommodate 2 or 3 people parasailing at the same time. Rise up to an altitude of about 500 feet (150 meters) for extraordinary views of city sights, such as Dubai Marina, the luxury waterfront homes and buildings of Jumeirah Beach Residence, and even the iconic Burj al Arab. The Parasailing ride will take 8min to 10mins depends on the wind condition.

Dubai: Parasailing at Jumeirah Beach Residence

5. Dubai: Parasailing at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Witness Dubai's unique skyline flying over the beaches of the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Ride alone or side-by-side with a friend as you enjoy views of Ain Dubai and Palm Island in the distance. Your experience will start with a short boat ride. The instructor will go over a quick safety briefing with the group and show you the hand signals used to communicate once in the air. Next, strap on your life jacket and get ready to take flight. The parasail is connected to a winch, which will be released slowly by the crew. Rise up to an altitude of about 500 feet (150 meters) and be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of Dubai. After 8 - 10 minutes of flight time, you will return to the boat.

Dubai: Private Guided Tour

6. Dubai: Private Guided Tour

If you're a foodie, an architectural buff, or just passing by, there's a Dubai personal tour for you. Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world can be visited away from tourism mass. Learn informative, entertaining, and special facts about the country and its people, and discover true Dubai with your tour guide. You can discuss your interests with the guide in advance and suggest places that you would like to visit. Whether you take a tour of the Emirati golf courses or simply through the city, your tour guide will show you the city and region in an entertaining way. You have the option of seeing local markets, enjoying a boat ride, exploring the desert, taking a horse or camel ride, experiencing a helicopter tour, or enjoying a shopping tour.

Rent a Guide for a Day Out in Dubai

7. Rent a Guide for a Day Out in Dubai

Experience a chilled-out day out with a cheerful Arabian man, who’s open-minded, active and likes to meet new people and make new friends from around the world. He can be your guide if you're looking to learn about Dubai’s landmarks and its transformation from a desert town into a modern metropolis and popular holiday destination. On this 5-hour program he’ll show you the unique architectural styles and the skyline that make for a diverse urban landscape. Stop at the beach if you wish but don’t forget your swimsuit so you can enjoy seaside activities. Maybe you’d prefer drink at one of the fantastic pool bars, while enjoying the atmosphere at the Jumeirah Beach Residence. You might like to explore the lively metropolis of Dubai by night. Admire the city’s illuminated skyscrapers, the luxurious yachts at the Dubai Marina, the Palm islands, and the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah. As an option, you might like to visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Get insider tips on where to drink and party and enjoy the cool breezes of the Gulf as you dance the night away. Grab your dancing shoes and your most glamorous outfit, and experience just what Dubai’s nightlife has to offer. End the night at one of the city’s favorite beach spots and dance some more, under the stars. As your amazing experience ends you’ll hop in the luxury SUV for the ride back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,257 reviews

Saji and Balan were incredible. So friendly and such lovely guys, really made the experience even more fun for us. They made us feel comfortable and at ease and strived to make sure we had the best experience possible. I can’t recommend them enough, thank you so much both and hope to see you both again soon!!

We had great fun! I wished there would have been large variety of slides, but still was amazing and we had great fun. We spend a full day there!

The experience we've had was unique and the instructor was friendly and patient.

Hassan was a brilliant instructor. My son and I really enjoy the diving.

So much fun!! Amazing views!! Would definitely recommend to anyone