Top 10 Adventure Bucket List for Outdoor Addicts in the Middle East

When was the last time you got an adrenaline rush from chasing your fear back into the shadows? No matter what you call yourself, you’re up for a rush and likely love the outdoors. 

We’ve rounded up 10 brilliant and bizarre things to do to add to your adventure bucket list to inspire your heart-thumping escapade and unleash the adventurer in you while you galivant in the Middle East. Go on, take the leap…

Feel the Adrenaline of Driving an F1 at the Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain
Slide into the driver seat of an actual Grand Prix racecar and bring your off-road driving fantasies to life at the Bahrain International Circuit. Renowned as the venue for several motorsport events, especially for Grand Prix and drag racing, the challenging and high speed F1 circuit is where you can sample the world of formula car driving.
Go Quad Biking in the Red Sand Dunes, Riyadh
Feel the wind in your face and cruise the shifting sands of the Red Sand Desert in an unforgettable adventure desert quad experience in Riyadh. Red Sand Desert, also known as Thumamah is a popular family entertainment enclave and offers a great vantage point. Navigate the tricky terrain as you experience the adrenaline rush of off-road quad biking, dune bashing, sand-skiing, and cap it off with a desert safari!
Challenge your Endurance Rock Climbing in the Ruins of Jerash, Jordan
As one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East, Jerash is not only chock full of Mediterranean archaeological wonders, but has also retained a local charm of the Arab orient all these years. Jaresh has several established climbing routes through picture-perfect sandstone canyons with intrusions and basalt mountains.
Dive the Depths of the Magnificent Blue Hole, Egypt
On land or in the water, there’s something for everyone in Egypt. One of the numerous things that sets Egypt apart from other Middle Eastern countries is the abundance of most unique marine life and diving spots. One such brilliant diving spot is the Blue Hole. Located north of Dahab, the Blue Hole is a stunning submarine sinkhole, popular with both casual and professional divers.
Zipline the Via Ferrata on Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
Take your open-air adventures to new heights by ziplining the Via Ferrata on Jebel Jais – home of one of the most thrilling zipline courses
Go Wreck Diving & Snorkelling Around Snoopy Island in Al Aquah Beach, Fujairah
Described as the diving and snorkelling capital of UAE, Fujairah is home to colourful corals, beautiful marine life and waters dotted with shipwrecks. Head to Al Aqah beach, one of the finest beaches in Fujairah, for a unique underwater exploration snorkelling amidst reef sharks and dive around a couple of small shipwrecks. Dibba beach and Khor Fakkan beach are few of the most popular Fujairah beaches in the emirate where you can get yourself on the road for some underwater adventure.
Go Wreck Diving & Snorkelling Around Snoopy Island in Al Aquah Beach, Fujairah
Described as the diving and snorkelling capital of UAE, Fujairah is home to colourful corals, beautiful marine life and waters dotted with shipwrecks. Head to Al Aqah beach, one of the finest beaches in Fujairah, for a unique underwater exploration snorkelling amidst reef sharks and dive around a couple of small shipwrecks. Dibba beach and Khor Fakkan beach are few of the most popular Fujairah beaches in the emirate where you can get yourself on the road for some underwater adventure.
Take on the Fastest Roller Coaster Ride in the World at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
If you are a true adventure junkie, then you must pay homage to the world-famous Formula Rossa – the fasted roller coaster ride in the world. Today, Abu Dhabi-based Ferrari World – the world’s largest and the first Ferrari themed amusement park –  offers the most unique thrill rides as on date. The tummy-turning, heart-thumping ride reaches its top speed of 240kph in a mere 4.9 seconds!
Hit Top Speeds Sandboarding the Wahiba Sands, Oman
Known as one of the best sandboarding sites in the Middle East, Muscat’s Wahiba Sands offers acres of golden dunes that are perfect for sand boarders of any skill level. The rippling, windswept hills stretch away into the horizon, offering a breathtaking vantage point for sunrise/sunset. Visitors can take a 4x4 desert excursion, go dune bashing, or even quad biking. The steeper the dunes, the more the adrenaline rush!
Skydive Above the Surrealistic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Tipped as the ultimate aerial adventure thrills in Dubai, Skydiving is sure to have your heart soaring and adrenaline pumping. Nothing can beat the stunning views of the Palm Jumeirah – world’ largest manmade islands – especially not when it’s all being seen from above in the most uniquely exhilarating way imaginable. So, what are you waiting for! Experience the unique thrill of freefalling at over 120mph from 13,000 feet above ground level!
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