The idea of romance and courtship have shifted drastically over the last 20 years – although many of us believe in keeping it traditional. Grand gestures, poems, expensive gifts are all good, but nothing compares to sharing an experience to boost intimacy.
Ditch the roses and candlelit dinners and take your honey out for a real spin. We’ve compiled a list of air, water and ground adventurous ideas so you can bond with your date with blood pumping harder through your veins.
Here are 5 unbeatable adventurous date spots in Dubai:
1. Halfpipe Canyon ride @ Sega Republic- Dubai Mall
Hop onto the fun-filled Halfpipe Canyon snowboarding simulator in pairs and coordinate to experience some cool moves like 360 degree spins. The ride will make them giggle for sure. It’s also a good test on a first date to see if you’re compatible – and coordinated.
Where: Sega Republic- Dubai Mall
When: Sun- Wed 10am- 11 pm, Thurs- Sat 10am- 1am
How much: AED 30 per ride per person, or AED 160 for a full day pass
Best for: Adrenaline rush seekers
Restrictions: You should not weigh more than 120 kg, and be minimum 140 cm in height for the ride. Also, avoid the ride if you have any neck or back ailments.
2. Go Crazy at @ Flip Out Dubai
What’s more fun than letting go on trampolines? Visit the newly-opened trampoline park [Middle East’s largest] with 200 interconnected trampolines and 10 trampoline-based attractions.
A great conversation starter for intimacy too – what are your favorite memories from the playground?
Where: Al Quoz 3, Dubai
When: 10am – 10pm
Best for: Experimenters
Age Restriction: Anyone can do it, given that you and your partner are older than 3 years (but we’d expect that really)
Reserve: Call 600 567568
Tip: Booking in advance is always preferable.
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3. Go Karting @ Dubai Autodrome
Get a shot of adrenaline at Autodrome’s Kart track. Compete with your partner and try to beat their score. Racers who complete the course under 1 min and 14 seconds get to drive the super-speedy RX 250 Karts. Exciting, right?
A good option for long-term relationships, where the competitive fires don’t burn the house down.
Another option is Emirates Kart Zone, located in Al Wasl Sports Club
Where: Dubai Autodrome near Arabian Ranches.
When: Arrive and Drive session- Daily from 9am- 12am (Opens at 8am Thursdays and Fridays)
How much: AED 130 for a 15 min session (Exclusive of AED 10 annual registration fee)
Best for: Speed demons
Age Restriction: 13 years or older (ID is required)
4. Paintball @Paintball Dubai
If you’re sick of them, shoot them.
It’s a great stress-busting activity to share with your mate and other mates between 10-30 minute sessions. Opt in for paintball at Paintball Dubai if you have to meet their friends for the first time [that way some of them are already on your side].
Where: Persuit Games Paintball Dubai (Jabel Ali Shooting Club and Centre of Excellence)
When: Sun- Sat 10am- 10pm (Late night games are also available)
How much: From AED 90 per person
Age Restriction: 13 years and older
Best for: Meeting their friends
Tip: Wear protective clothing to make sure you don’t get hurt bad. The paintballs may seem small, but the impact is hard.
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5. Snorkeling in the World Islands:
Dive into the waters of the Arabian Gulf with your date and get a chance to see Angel fish, grouper, hammour, snapper, clown fish, sting rays, barracudas and even a turtle or two if you are lucky.
The package includes two stops at two reef sites close to the World Islands. Refreshments are also available on boat. Great for celebrating a milestone such as an anniversary.
Where: Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road
When: Fridays- 10am- 2pm
How much: AED 250 per person
Best for: Experimenters
Age restriction: 10 years and above
Reservation: Call +971 4 342 2993 (Al Wasl), +971 4 341 4940 (Al Quoz)
Have you been to any of these places? What was your experience? Have any other date spots in mind for adventurous folk? Tell us in the comments.
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