From ziplines to action-combat simulation or a huge climbing wall…

Calling Dubai’s adrenaline junkies, if you’re looking for a way to satiate your need for thrills, there’s tons of new action-packed activities that have opened up across the UAE in 2019. From ziplines to live-action combat simulation or the world’s tallest climbing wall, the UAE has everything you need to get that adrenaline pumping.

Here’s 6 action-packed activities that have opened in the UAE this year…


Step into one of your favourite video games with Ibattle, a high-tech combat activity that emulates the fun of paintballing without the mess, uniform and next day’s bruises. IBattle is based on real life situations, and uses technology used by army officials to help in training. The 500,000sq ft park houses 8 themed zones which include Zombie Wards, Urban Assault, Junkyard Raid and Desert Storm.

IBattle, Battle Park, Dubai Sports World, Abu Dhabi, 9am to 12am daily, from Dhs60 per game. Tel: (800) 228853.

The Smash Room

Ever felt like you’d love to smash something just to beat out some pent up anger? Well, you can do just that at The Smash Room. The brand have just opened up their second branch at the new Action Park at The Last Exit. Nothing is off limits as you smash up TV’s, batter computers, tear up printers, hurl glasses at the wall and spray paint whatever you choose on a glass panel before shattering it to smithereens. Trust us, it definitely releases those endorphins and burns off tons of calories too.

The Smash Room, Action Park, Last Exit AUH Bound, Sheikh Zayed Road E11, Dubai, packages from Dhs99 to smash 10 glass items.

Action Paintball

Paintballing fans used to have to go as far as Sharjah to get their action-packed fix of the adrenaline-fuelled game, but not anymore as Action Paintball is set to open imminently at Action Park at Last Exit. If you’re a big fan of Call of Duty, this one’s for you as you’ll be able to choose from loads of different scenarios like Attack The Sniper Camp, Rescue The President, Defuse The Bomb and Attack and Defend. 

Action Paintball, Action Park, Last Exit AUH Bound, Sheikh Zayed Road E11, Dubai, coming soon.


This one’s for the serious adrenaline hunters. Xstrike is a live-action combat simulation experience that combines paintball and laser-tag. If you were one of those kids who ran around in your combat gear playing army, you’ll get to live it (almost) for real. The set has two playing fields set up like movie sets, a military themed base camp, special effects and loads of lifelike props making you feel like you’re a real life character in an adrenaline-pumping action movie.

Xstrike, Al Quoz, Dubai, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 12am, Friday and Saturday 10am to 12am, from Dhs89. Tel: (800) 9787453.

CLYMB Abu Dhabi

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Many a thrill-seeking UAE resident have long been awaiting the opening of CLYMB Abu Dhabi. In true UAE style, the new attraction at Yas Island is a record-breaker, boasting the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber and world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, which stands at 141 feet (43 metres). You’ll be able to mimic the experience of skydiving in the flight chamber which has a width of 32 feet (10 metres) and height of 82 feet (25 metres).

CLYMB, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays, indoor skydiving from Dhs215, climbing from Dhs120. Tel: 600 511115.

Jebel Jais Zipline Tour

Ras Al Khaimah already plays host to a number of action-packed activities including the world’s longest zipline, Jebel Jais Flight, and Via Ferrata but now they’ve added some more strings to their bow. They recently launched the “Jebel Jais Zipline Tour” which consists of seven ziplines that create a course that sees participants fly over the cliffs and canyons of Jebel Jais at up to 60kmph.

Jebel Jais Zipline Tour, Ras Al Khaimah, priced at Dhs295 per person on Sundays, Wednesday and Thursday, and Dhs345 per person on Friday and Saturday.

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