6 Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi

In an earlier post, we shared about the best places to go cycling in Abu Dhabi. Today, we are going to take things up a notch, and feature several activities for thrill seekers… extreme sports!

You heard that right! If you’re looking for some fun, action, and excitement — you’ve come to the right place! Water sports, racing, skydiving… all of these await thrill-seeking tourists and adventurers in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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Top 6 Extreme Sports Activities in Abu Dhabi

Without further ado, here is a rundown of the top extreme sports in Abu Dhabi. Take note, however, that these activities are not for the faint of heart!

1. Free Diving

There’s scuba diving, and then there’s free diving — an activity where people go diving without any scuba gear or breathing equipment. Yes, there is such a thing! Free diving involves breath control, depth training, and hours of practice!

In Abu Dhabi, you can go to Freediving UAE to take lessons and join their free diving activities. Who knows? You just might be the next free diving world record holder!

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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2. Wakeboarding

Another extreme water sport that you could try is wakeboarding. In Abu Dhabi, there are two popular places that offer wakeboarding lessons and activities: Jalboot Watersports Centre and Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Khalifa City. Notably, Al Forsan happens to have the first wakeboarding cable ski park in the entire Middle East. Cool!

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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3. Racing

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a race car driver? Well, now is your chance to fulfill that dream! Just go to the Marina Circuit on Yas Island. They offer karting lessons for people of all ages, including beginners and experienced racers. For more information about learning lessons and go-kart activities, visit the Yas Marina Circuit website.

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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4. Sand Boarding

As you may have guessed, this is just like wakeboarding, except that it’s done on sand, not water! If you check out the website of Abu Dhabi Desert Safari, you’re going to see their desert sand boarding package, which comes with private transfers and cool drinks. Aside from sand boarding, you can also try their quad biking packages.

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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5. Skydiving

If you’re up for the challenge, why not try skydiving? Just head to Skydive Abu Dhabi for the experience of a lifetime! If you’re a beginner, don’t worry because you can try “tandem skydiving.” On the other hand, if you’re an experienced skydiver, you can opt for “free diving.” Awesome!

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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6. Indoor Skydiving

Let’s say that you want to go skydiving, but you’re not really up for the “outdoor” kind. How about indoor skydiving? Consider going to CLYMB Abu Dhabi at Yas Mall. It features the largest indoor skydiving chamber in the world, and it’s open to beginners and expert skydivers. We guarantee that you’ll enjoy every minute of it!

Best Extreme Sports in Abu Dhabi
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Indeed, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting activities in Abu Dhabi, especially if you’re looking for the ultimate thrill! Be sure to try the above activities whenever you come to the city. In addition, here is a list of more fantastic places to visit in Abu Dhabi!