There is more to Dubai than luxury shopping and spa days. This Emirate is filled to the brim with adventure tours, sport-like adventures and luxury accommodation, making it an ideal destination for a boy’s only weekend. We’ve gathered some of the best, most manly activity options that will get the guys excited and encourage a little bonding time while you’re at it.
As guys, we love to marvel at things that are man-made. Everything from big machines to buildings to islands that we created for man, by man. One of these man-made marvels in Dubai is the Palm Islands. Made up of Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, these artificial islands hold entertainment centres and accommodation, including the luxurious Atlantis the Palm, a beach resort in Dubai with endless activity options including cruises, diving, clubbing and live music just to name a few. The best part about these man-made islands? They can be seen from the International Space station!
What could be better than heading out into the desert with the boys in a 4×4? Riding up and down the sand dunes at full speed with friends is the only way to spend an action-packed afternoon in Dubai! Make a day out of it by adding on optional extras like sandboarding, a ride on a camel, an epic quad biking session and more. This is the real way to see Dubai and get away from the city for the day and after these activities, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep in your suite!
There’s exploring the city of Dubai and then there’s really exploring the city, the real guy-way. How, you ask? By supercar, of course! A full day tour will include getting the chance to ride in all 5 Supercars including a Lamborghini LP700 Aventador, a Ferrari 458 Spider, Mclaren MP4-12C Spider, a Mercedes SLS AMG and a Lamborghini LP560 Gallardo. The tour will also include expert driving instruction, a photoshoot and breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
There’s no better way to experience a new city than seeing it from above. This can be done in the form of a helicopter tour that will take you flying over the Dubai city skyline and past various exciting tourist attractions including the Burj Khalifa, the Palm Islands and more. The great news is that with this tour, the helicopters leave from Atlantis the Palm hotel, so you can walk out of your Dubai accommodation and onto the helicopter!
The game of polo is sophisticated and fun, and what better way to give it a try, than on the back of a camel! This Dubai-esque activity lets you try your hand at swinging the mallet on the back of a camel, a sport unique to Arabia. Not to be taken too seriously, a day of polo is great for team building, family outings and of course, a boy’s afternoon of play (and healthy competition).