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Our most recommended Dubai Outdoor Activities

Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

1. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

Embark on a cruise around Dubai to see its highlights from the water. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on board, depending on the option chosen.   Receive a red-carpet welcome upon boarding your yacht. Juices and water will be available, and the crew will help you with any requirements. Spend quality time networking aboard the 64-foot vessel. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and 3 beautiful cabins with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. 

Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

2. Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

See Dubai from the water on a adrenaline-filled speedboat tour. See Dubai's key landmarks in a unique and fun way as you cut through the waters from the marina to the beach. This thrilling round-trip journey departs from the famous Dubai Marina. The host has an office on the Marina where a red carpet awaits to greet you. Once you have checked in, your guide will run through a safety briefing, so please arrive 15 minutes early. Choose from a 90 minute full tour of the sights which will cruise through the marina up to Jumeirah Beach. From here, this unforgettable tour is full of great views and fun facts of all the coastline hotels, beaches, and of course Dubai's top landmarks, including:  • Dubai Marina • The Dubai Eye Wheel • Jumeriah Beach • The Harbour Project • The Huge Palm and its hotels • The Atlantis • Dubai Rulers Private Island • The Burj Al Arab

Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

3. Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and spend the morning in the surrounding desert trying your hand at some of the adventure activities on offer here. Benefit from a convenient pickup at your hotel in Dubai, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort with a safari driver to the desert. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing and guidelines on how to operate a quad bike. Hop aboard and conquer the sand dunes during an amazing 60-minute quad bike ride. Dive deeper into your desert adventure and try your hand at sandboarding. Stand on a board and glide over the slopes of the desert dunes to witness its natural beauty from a different perspective. Next, experience life like a Bedouin of days gone by and ride a camel across the desert sands to get yet another perspective of the amazing landscape. Travel back to Dubai and get dropped off at your hotel or chosen location on arrival.

Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

4. Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

Head out of Dubai and into the desert for an all-encompassing guided tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned Jeep. Enjoy an exhilarating drive through the desert and experience spectacular landscapes on a quad bike ride. Visit a Bedouin camp for a traditional meal and entertainment. After a safety briefing, follow your guide into the desert and feel the adrenalin rush as you tackle challenging sand dunes on a quad bike. Then, head to a traditional Bedouin camp as the brilliant sun sets. Relax on Bedouin-style seating and enjoy an aromatic shisha pipe to relax into the evening's festivities. Feast on a traditional barbecue dinner of grilled meats, fresh salads and local sweets, savoring each flavor. Watch an rapturing belly dancing performance and a tanoura dance show during and after your meal, feeling the true welcome of Middle Eastern hospitality.

Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

5. Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

Hop onboard the boat for a relaxing 60-minute cruise through Dubai Marina starting either at sunset or after dark. This is a perfect and affordable way to take in views of the city’s spectacular skyline by night from the water. Treat yourself to a special cruise from Dubai's Marina for a great price. Bring your family or friends along to discover Dubai Marina and JBR. Witness the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai, from a special vantage point on the sea. Experience red-carpet treatment from the moment you’re welcomed on board. Get ready to experience the iconic buildings of Dubai illuminated after dark and the pleasant breezes from the open-air deck.

From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

6. From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

Indulge your inner adventurer as you escape the big city on a half-day trip from Dubai. Experience some of the most thrilling activities the desert has to offer, including a short camel ride and a self-drive quad bike drive through the dunes. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel in a 4x4 vehicle and head southeast of the city center to the desert. On a clear day, admire the Hajjar Mountains. After a 1-hour drive, stop for your exciting desert activities. Before starting your quad bike adventure, listen to your guide as he gives a full briefing with safety instructions. Then, enjoy a thrilling 30-minute self-drive across the high sand dunes. Then it's time to get to know the camels, and even enjoy taking a short ride. Next, try some sandboarding over the desert dunes. Similar to snowboarding, this activity gets your adrenaline pumping and tests your balance skills as you attempt new tricks and turns.

Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

7. Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

Experience the beauty of the desert sand dunes and the thrill of sandboarding on this unique Land Cruiser tour from Dubai. Keep cool in an air conditioned vehicle and enjoy cold mineral water on your tour.  Your morning safari begins with a pick-up at your hotel in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Head off with your local guide into the desert, just a 30-45 minute ride from Dubai. Along the way, the driver will take you up and down the dunes in the morning sun. Marvel at the beauty of the desert at this time of day. The first activity gets the adrenalin flowing, bashing some high Red Desert dunes, driving up and down in a Land Cruiser. Afterwards there's an opportunity to try sandboarding, one of the most exciting sporting activities in the desert. After your sandboarding experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

8. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

Soak up the views of Dubai from the water on a 30-minute jet ski ride along the marina. Glide across the sea and admire city highlights from the Burj Al Arab to the Burj Khalifa. Upon arrival at the marina, close to the Burj Al Arab, a guide will explain how your jet ski works and provide you with all the necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Take a leisurely ride through the marina to the iconic 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Pick up speed as you pass Sheik Island, and marvel at the millionaires’ yachts. There will be opportunities to stop and take photos of some of Dubai’s landmarks. Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, you can ride at your own pace and with an instructor to ensure you have a safe trip.

Dubai: Evening Dune Buggy and Desert Adventure

9. Dubai: Evening Dune Buggy and Desert Adventure

Uncover the beauty of the desert on an exhilarating ATV tour from Dubai with private and shared options. Choose to include a visit to Bedouin camp and experience the joys of local hospitality. Upgrade your experience with the option to include mouth-watering BBQ dinner. Ride one of the twin-seater dune buggies and set off on this unique adventure around the Dubai desert. Explore the region’s majestic sand dunes, climbing up and over peaks and valleys and taking in the amazing scenery. Your guide will show you the best routes to take and will make sure you ride at a pace that you find comfortable. If you’re feeling a bit tired, stop for a breather and some refreshments before heading off into the sand dunes once again. For your comfort and safety, each dune buggy comes equipped with a full roll cage, bucket seats and a full safety harness. This adventure can be experienced as a solo passenger or as a couple sharing the buggy for an hour. Finally, once the buggy adventure is done, the 4x4 vehicles will be waiting for you, to take you to the Bedouin camp in the middle of the desert for some live entertainment and a BBQ Buffet dinner.

Dubai: Skyline Jet Ski Tour with Burj Al Arab & Burj Khalifa

10. Dubai: Skyline Jet Ski Tour with Burj Al Arab & Burj Khalifa

Discover the impressive coastline of Dubai along with all of its towering skyscrapers on a fun cruise and exciting jet ski adventure. Meet your guide at Jumeirah Fishing Harbour 2 for an escort to the Jet Ski station. Set off on your adventure from the well-known Jumeirah Fishing Harbor 1. Enjoy a free ride for approximately 10-minutes with a backdrop of the skyline of Dubai and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. While experiencing the adventure of jet skiing, if you wish to enjoy the beauty of some of the other best attractions, you can select 1 of the options provided, depending on your preference. These options include 30-minute and 60-minute rides.

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What people are saying about Dubai

We had a really great experience with Xclusive Yachts. It was super relaxing and good value for money. The team showcased all the tourist attractions on route and made sure there was plenty of photo time. The only thing to note is that the AC inside the yatch wasn’t working very well which wasn’t the best for a super hot day. Other than that, I’d recommend to anyone looking for a yacht tour. Big well done and thank you to Barack, Captain Rama, Niraj and team!

What an amazing trip!! Barack and his crew (Chandra, Davan, Jaya, Niraj) were very welcoming and took very good care of us. The trip consisted of stopping off at various landmarks and the crew took soo many good pictures of us. The food was amazing, there was burgers, hot dogs and various salads. Would definitely recommend if coming to Dubai for the first time

Superbly organised Waited in a air con lounge prior to boat trip Captain and staff were very attentive, took photos if required. Photographer on board was not pushy Food was brilliant , 3 different types of chicken kebabs, burgers, sausages, salad. Water and soft drinks included in price. Free slippers for comfort. Definitely recommend

3rd time using xclusive yachts and another Great trip! Barrack was amazing at explaining everything, they gave us plenty of time to take photos and helped us! The food was great! Thanks so much

Omar was a fantastic guide and we had a great time on our desert safari!