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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: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

2. 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: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

3. Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your escort-guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.

Dubai: Marina Landmarks Guided Speedboat Tour

4. Dubai: Marina Landmarks Guided Speedboat Tour

Glide through Dubai Marina by speedboat, marveling at its spectacular modern skyline, the exclusive yachts, and the vibrant urban lifestyle. Soar past the Yacht Club, the five-star hotels along the beach, and the fabulous JBR Walk. Discover Dubai’s new development the Bluewater Island, located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach. Located alongside two hotels, admire the high-end restaurants, residential apartments, and the famous Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. See the iconic Atlantis Hotel, one of the most expensive hotels in the world. Get an ideal view of this magnificent building from the water — ideal for photos. • The Original Tour of Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, The Atlantis, and Palm Jumeirah Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, JBR, Atlantis, and Burj Al Arab • The Atlantis Tour  Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, JBR, and Atlantis • The Marina Cruise  Key Sights - Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, and JBR Go for an up-close photo opportunity with the help of your skippers at one of the key sights to immortalize this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Dubai: Jet Ski Tour including Burj Khalifa and the Marina

5. Dubai: Jet Ski Tour including Burj Khalifa and the Marina

Meet your guide at the jet ski station near the Burj Al Arab. Set sail from the famous Dubai Fish Market. Stop in front of Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7-star hotel and have your photo taken by your guide. Enter the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. Cruise through the lagoon and admire the Dubai Marina skyline and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Marvel at Ain Dubai, the world’s biggest wheel. Pass by the sheik’s private island, a sight that few people get the chance to see up close. Enjoy an amazing view of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Take in the downtown Dubai skyline as you make your way back. Set your own pace—there’s no need to rush through all the beautiful sights. Up to two people can ride one jet ski, making this a great activity for couples, friends, and family.

Dubai: Sea Cruise: Swim, Tan, and Sightsee

6. Dubai: Sea Cruise: Swim, Tan, and Sightsee

Cool off from the heat of the city and escape to the sea on a cruise from Dubai. Climb aboard a luxury boat and marvel at the legendary attractions from the water. Choose between a 1-hour cruise, seeing the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, or the 2-hour cruise to admire the luxury developments of Palm Jumeirah and see the Atlantis the Palm Hotel and more. Get privileged views of the Burj Al Arab and other iconic monuments. Available as a non-private and a private option for up to 6 people, the cruise includes a stop to swim in the sea and a good stereo system on board the boat to listen to your favorite songs. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a picnic out on the water. Top up your tan in the Persian Gulf, as you are never fully dressed without some color. Create great memories with your family and friends as you experience Dubai without the stress.

Dubai: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

7. Dubai: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

Witness the beauty of the Dubai Marina from a unique perspective with this luxury cruise. Begin with a meet and greet at the Dubai Marina Walk, then head to your very own luxury yacht. Onboard, discuss the details of your cruise with your friendly crew, let them know the landmarks you’re particularly interested in seeing and if you’d like to go for a swim. Set sail onto the glistening waters of the bay and enjoy a refreshing drink while marvelling at the epic views. Admire the shining coastline with its many landmarks including the Ain Wheel, Bluewaters Island, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and the impressive Palm Jumeirah. Make unforgettable memories with your friends as you soak up the glorious sunshine on deck or cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in the sea. At the end of your luxury adventure, gaze at the last of the coastal views before arriving back at the start point.

Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

8. Dubai World Islands: Lebanon Island Full-Day Access

Spend the day at Royal Island Beach Club, the 1st development on Dubai’s World Islands to open its doors to the public. This modern wonder is located just 7 miles off the coast, and at its heart lies the unique outdoor Lebanon Island. Your full-day access to the pool is ideal for the restaurant and 2 fully-stocked bars. Enjoy round-the-clock sunshine and attentive service from the staff. Volleyball pitches are available for the energetic, while those who prefer to chill can relax to soothing Balearic beats on comfortable sunbeds. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak by the hour. Come evening, the pool is the ideal location for an intimate dinner or party celebration, with breathtaking views of Dubai's lights as a backdrop.

Dubai: Jet Ski Tour of Burj Al Arab

9. Dubai: Jet Ski Tour of Burj Al Arab

Admire sweeping views of the Dubai skyline from the water while enjoying the excitement of riding a jet ski on this tour. Feel safe with a local guide and a lifejacket as you cruise along the water to see sights like the Burj Al Arab hotel.  Have the chance to book a half-hour tour past the architectural wonder of the Burj Al Arab hotel or extend your tour to an hour. See the manmade Palm island and the Atlantis theme park on the extended tour. You can also choose to take a full 2-hour tour that includes a journey past the Burj Al Arab hotel, Palm Island, the Atlantis theme park, Dubai Marina, and Dubai Ain. Meet your guide at the marina and set off on your adventure. Cut through the water on a powerful jet ski. Splash through the water while the Dubai skyline hangs as a backdrop. Admire the towering Burj Khalifa skyscraper and the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel before you head back to the marina.

From Dubai: 2-Day PADI Open Water Course in Dibba Fujairah

10. From Dubai: 2-Day PADI Open Water Course in Dibba Fujairah

Take an open water diver course on a 2-day training program. Gain the knowledge and skills to become a certified diver. Start with an online learning course in advance which you can complete in the comfort of your own home, which is followed by in-water training for 2 days.  Be picked up from Dubai and travel to Dibba Fujairah for your 2-day course. On the first stay, revise the theory in class through interactive presentations that include video, audio, and reading materials. Then take part in some practical sessions in confined water at the diving center, where you will master the basics. The instructors will help you apply your new knowledge and skills in the swimming pool before proceeding to open water dives. On the second day, embark on 4 open water dives off the coast of Dibba Fujairah. The final dive will take place at Dibba Rock, where you can explore the underwater world and spot a variety of marine species. After you successfully complete the program, receive your 18-meter certification that allows you to dive anywhere in the world.

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I enjoyed my experience for the desert tour and my tour guide Faisal was amazing! He really made to sure to help out every step of the way and I highly recommend him because he consistently made sure everything went well! He made my first desert tour a memorable one that I will cherish forever!

It was an amazing experience, and Rashid the driver was very patient and funny. I had fun while riding the bike and the camel ride was fascinating.

Amazing and talented guide Bishi is definitivly the best guide we've never met! thanks for this unforgetable experience

The guide Mohammad was great and responded to every request! Always my pleasure!

Fantastic fun. Easy to drive boats and great tour. It was fab.