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5 Must Do Adventures in the Land of Adventures – Abu Dhabi

Posted by Akshay Koranne on 02/12/2016
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Abu Dhabi is a land of adventure. If you live for the adrenalin rush, Abu Dhabi is the place to be. From the world’s fastest roller coaster ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, to deep sea scuba diving, Abu Dhabi has many wondrous experiences for those who love adventure. Of course, there are adventures like sky diving, hiking, surfing, etc. But these can be done in any country. In Abu Dhabi, partake in adventures that can be only found here. Although, it would take a long time for you to do it all, so here’s a list of 5 must-do adventures in Abu Dhabi that you should try.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is located on the marvellous Yas Island. This is the first and only Ferrari themed adventure park in the world. They have some of the most thrilling rides that are based on car racing. Therefore, you can imagine all these rides being super fast. And the fastest of them all is the Formula Rossa. It is the world’s fastest roller coaster ride. It reaches a stunning speed of 239 km/h (149 mph), and you will experience 4.8 G-force. You’ll feel speeds and gravitational force real Formula 1 drivers feel. If you love speed, you have to visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi at least once.

Tour & Drag Racing at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit
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Not far from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the Yas Marina Circuit, the only Formula 1 circuit in the Middle East. If you are lucky enough to be in Abu Dhabi during the race, be sure to witness Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Seeing Formula 1 cars race each other at speeds of more than 300 km/h is an experience like no other. However, if you are in Abu Dhabi any other time of the year, you can take a tour of the track. There are tours of the racing track, which stop at certain points, so you can get down and see the track yourself. But if still you want the thrill of speed, you can check out the drag racing circuit nearby, and catch one of the many drag races.

Off-Roading

off roading in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi s one of the world’s foremost off-roading destinations. The Emiratis love SUVs, and they have some of the most powerful and luxurious SUVs in the world, and many of them are used for off-roading. Since Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah are such developed cities, where is the rough terrain for off-roading? It’s right there in the desert. Most 4X4 SUV’s are used for dune bashing in the desert. This amazing ride is no less exciting than a roller coaster ride. Another great place for off-roading is the Hajar Mountains. This mountain has rough terrain, forests, caves, and wadis, making it a fabulous place for off-roading and other adventures activities like hiking and biking.   

Desert Camping

Desert Camping in Abu Dhabi
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This is a more mellow adventure. There are many tour organizers that organize overnight desert camping trips. During the day, you can experience activities like dune bashing, quad biking, camel riding, etc. but in the evening, you get to camp under the stars, sit by a bonfire sipping Arabian coffee, eat a BBQ dinner, and enjoy a ravishing performance by professional belly dancers. In the night, you get to sleep in sleeping bags and tents. Overnight safaris are quite popular, and a great way to unwind and experience the life of the Emiratis  

Sea Kayaking

 

Sea Kayaking in Abu Dhabi
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Now this is exciting. You might have done kayaking elsewhere but nothing like this. The West Coast is full of protected mangroves containing amazing marine and wildlife. You can kayak through these mangroves and explore the natural beauty. Then you can head to the Musandam Coast and kayak along the coast exploring inlets and coves, and even discover isolated beaches. Kayaking in the vast expanse of the sea will be something you will never forget.

The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the most popular adventure in Abu Dhabi, but there are so many others. You can also try your hand at kitesurfing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and wreck diving. The options are endless. So, book you Abu Dhabi tour and head for your life’s most memorable adventure.