6 wildlife experiences to try in Dubai
If your Google search for ‘must-try animals experiences in Dubai’ came up with no substantial results, don’t worry! We’ve come to your rescue with a list that won’t disappoint. Besides being extremely memorable, these experiences will also provide for some great pictures. Have fun!
Ideal for water babies, this shallow water interaction lets you interact with dolphins. Confident swimmers can opt for something a bit more adventurous – the dolphin dorsal tow where the aquatic mammals will push your foot as you ride a boogie board through the depths of the lagoon. The ticket include access to the water park.
Where: Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm
Commonly referred to as the ‘ship of the desert’, camels are a key part of the UAE’s heritage. Arabian Adventures provide a guided ride at sunrise where you are not only introduced to camels in their natural habitat but also learn more about the desert and its wildlife. The ride ends with a picturesque picnic, lakeside.
Where: Arabian Adventures in the Dubai Desert
Price: from AED313
This is your chance to come face-to-face with some of the ocean’s most fascinating predators. One of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, the 10-million litre tank in The Dubai Mall is home to the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. Suspended in a diving cage, you will be centimetres away from sharks as feed divers lure them towards the enclosure with buckets of fish. The best part – you don’t need to have any diving experience.
Where: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The falcon is the national bird of the UAE so, it’s only natural that falconry is taken very seriously in Dubai. At Platinum Heritage’s private falconry experience you will discover the history of falconry as well as ancient and modern training techniques. Plus, you will get to watch falcon trainers fly a selection of sought-after falcons (we are told that they come from a prominent family’s private collection). The experience includes breakfast at the luxurious Al Maha Desert Resort with a side of Arabian Desert views.
Where: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Price: from AED3,500 for two people
Take to the snow at the region’s first indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai. Here you can interact with snow penguins – the Gentoo and King Penguins. Packages include a play and training session with the penguins as well as a chance to swim with the lovable animals. With the latter being available only once a week for up to two people, this could well be the activity for you and your significant other.
Where: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Price: from AED510
The Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club specialises in all disciplines include riding, dressage, show jumping and polo, so there could be no better place to try horse riding than here. From pony rides for little ones to private and group classes for adults and stable tours with breakfast, this place offers it all in the heart of Dubai.
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Price: from AED180