We all have those days when we want to take a break from the mundane nature of our lives, and indulge in thrill-seeking activities. XDubai, the new hub for extreme sports in the region, is an excellent place to challenge ourselves and experience that heady flow of adrenaline. Adventure sports in Dubai and XDubai have become almost synonymous over the years. If you are the kind of person who likes indulging in high-octane adventures, a visit to XDubai is a must!
No matter what your sports skill levels are you can easily visit the XDubai skatepark or XDubai zipline for an unforgettable experience!
All about XDubai
XDubai is the home of extreme sports in Dubai. It offers different experiences to test your limits and give you a fun-filled adventure in Dubai. While there are many events organised for special occasions by XDubai, there are also gravity-defying experiences available throughout the year for thrill seekers.
What are the things to do at XDubai?
From seriously thrilling activities such as slingshots and ziplines, to the more mellow family-friendly experiences including skating, there are plenty of XDubai activities for every type of adventurous soul.
How would it feel to be propelled to a whopping, 120 metres at a speed of 100 km/h? Visiting the XDubai Slingshot is a great way to find out! Human slingshots may sound a little sinister, but when you visit XDubai, it is an amazing experience with all the necessary safety precautions in place. Get ready to scream as you are pulled back and literally propelled into the air!
Here’s some useful information to keep in mind before trying the this Slingshot in Dubai.
What is the ticket price of XDubai Slingshot ride?
This single rider exercise costs AED 280. You can also get a GoPro video of your ride for an extra AED 19. Sounds like a good deal, right?
What is the location of XDubai Slingshot booth?
The XDubai booth is located on Kite Beach.
How to book XDubai Slingshot ride?
You can book tickets on their official website or onsite on a first-come-first-served basis. Unless you are living in a rental apartment in Al Safa and can arrive at the booth an hour or so early on the day, we suggest you book your slot online. Remember, XDubai is a widely popular tourist attraction and is usually booked pretty early.
What are the days of operation and timings of the XDubai Slingshot ride?
- Days: Thursday to Saturday
- Session 1: 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
- Session 2: 02:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Are there any requirements for the ride?
Yes. You must fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for the ride.
- Weight: 45 – 90 kg
- Height: 140 – 200 cm
- Age: 16 – 65
- No pregnant women
- No pre-existing medical conditions, e.g. back problems.
- Flat closed back and closed toed shoes.
- Cameras, mobile phones and selfie sticks are NOT allowed.
Set in the heart of Dubai Marina, XLine Dubai is the longest urban zipline in the world. It is 1km long, with a 16 degrees incline. Hang tight as you travel at 80 km/h, which makes this an exhilarating ride.
Dubai is a city of astonishing architecture and design. Being suspended high in the air, you get a unique opportunity to view the stunning sights from up above. Zip past the Princess Tower and Cayan Tower and see Dubai Marina from a unique vantage point.
Here’s all that you need to know before you visit XDubai to enjoy the zipline in Dubai.
What are the ticket prices for XDubai Zipline?
Single rides for the X Dubai Zipline are priced at AED 650. You can also take the ride with a friend or family member for AED 1,200 if the thought of doing it on your own is a little frightening.
When can I visit XDubai to inquire about Xline?
You can visit the office between Thursday to Tuesday: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm. The offices are closed on Wednesdays.
Session timings can change depending on the weather. If you book the ride online, any changes would be communicated via registered email or SMS.
How to book tickets to the Xline Zipline?
You can book tickets on the official website. Or you book them from PlatinumList, their partner merchants in the UAE. Also, those staying in the flats for rent in Dubai Marina can easily visit Dubai Xline booth to book their tickets. By being there, you will get the feel of the surroundings, which would be helpful on the day of the activity.
Can more than 2 people go on a single ride?
No. This ride is for a maximum of two individuals at a time.
How long is the total experience?
From registering at the booth to completion of the zipline experience, it will take 90 minutes.
Can I take my mobile to capture videos and pictures?
For safety reasons, your personal belongings will be put in a safety locker at the booth. But this doesn’t mean you can’t relive your experience. A camera is attached to your helmet so pictures and videos will be emailed to you within a few days.
Are there any requirements for the Xline Dubai?
Yes. There are certain conditions one has to meet to be eligible for Dubai Zipline experience.
- Age 12 to 65 (Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian)
- Minimum Height: 130 cm
- Weight: 50 to 100 kg
- There’s a quick safety briefing before you take off for the ride.
Have some family-fun with these activities at XDubai
A 3,100 sq.m skatepark is an ideal place for skaters. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional, you will have a lot of fun when you visit XDubai skatepark. Located on the beachfront in Kite Beach, this recreational venue comes with a low-intensity option for beginners and a more intensive one for well-trained skaters.
XDubai Skatepark for beginners
If you are a novice at skating, worry not. At XDubai Skatepark, the low-intensity skate plaza is dedicated to beginners. It has street elements to it and there are transitional areas with blocks, quarter pipes and banks. You can get lessons from experienced coaches as well. Three different packages are offered which have been detailed below.
So, you can start your skating journey here. Try, fall, learn and advance through the stages. The final goal should be to make it to the skate bowl.
XDubai Skatepark for seasoned skaters
Experienced skaters use the central space of the plaza. This arena has pole jams, banks, steps, rails, vertical walls and ledges. And of course, the skate bowl. The bowl is 3.2 metres deep and is one of the most thrilling features of the park. Even for professional skaters, it is quite a challenge, so mastering this will feel even more special!
What is the cost of skating at XDubai Skatepark?
- Day pass: AED 45
- Yearly membership: AED 1,000
Can I rent skates at the park?
Yes, skates are available on rent for AED 40 (per hour).
What is the timing of XDubai Skatepark?
- Friday – Saturday: 08:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Sunday – Thursday: 03:00 pm to 11:00 pm
What are the practice rules at XDubai Skatepark?
- Wear protective gear at all times
- No snaking
- Kids under 4 are not allowed
- No 3 wheels or folding scooters allowed
- A helmet must be worn in the XBowl
- Kids under 10 are not permitted from 12:00 pm until day end on Fridays and Saturdays
Can I register for skating lessons at XDubai?
Both novices and experienced skaters can improve their skills with one-on-one skating lessons that last 60 minutes.
- For members, the fee is AED 150, while non-members will have to pay AED 175.
- Moreover, you can get extended coaching lasting 5 sessions or 10 sessions. The fees for availing of five coaching sessions is AED 650 for members, and for non-members, it’s AED 750.
- For 10 sessions, the fee for members is AED 1,200; for non-members, it’s AED 1,300.
You can take these sessions with your mate as well and get a discount.
- One group lesson (with 2 people) for members cost AED 270 and for non-members, it’s AED 315.
- Members have to pay AED 1,170 for 5 sessions or AED 2,160 for 10 sessions.
- Non-members will have to pay AED 1,350 for 5 sessions or AED 2,340 for 10 sessions.
Celebrate a Birthday Party at XDubai Skatepark
Kid’s birthdays are always a special and memorable occasion for parents. You can make it extra special for your child by celebrating it at XDubai Skatepark. Invite all their friends and give them a party they won’t forget!
Price: AED 2,000
- 15 kids for 2 hours
- Access to skatepark including skateboards and/or scooters
- Party tables and chairs
- Additional kid for AED 45
This is a natural playscape alongside Kite beach for kids. A visit to XPark Jr will connect your toddler with nature. Since we spend a lot of our time indoors, for young kids, it is imperative that they have some time under the sun. With swings, climbing nets, slides, mud play area and a petting zoo, your young one will have a lovely time here creating adventures.
XPark Jr also offers an Urban Forest School Programme to connect children with nature. You can also arrange a birthday party for your child at XPark Jr for AED 95 per child. You could also have a picnic under teh canopy of trees for an additional cost. To know more about these add-ons, please contact +971-54-582-5561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday to Wednesday: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Thursday to Friday: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
- Saturday to Sunday: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
- 45 AED (for a child and an accompanying adult for 2 hours)
- 25 AED extra for the second adult
Events at XDubai
Apart from these regular activities there are also a few events organised by XDubai. This includes festivals, XDubai skating competition, XDubai yoga, XDubai triathlon, XDubai spartan races, XDubai skydive, XDubai jetpack etc. You can subscribe to their mailing list to get emails about all upcoming events.
There are different XDubai shops where official merchandise can be bought. Shop locations are as follows:
- XDubai Skatepark
- XLine, Dubai Marina Mall
- XPark Jr. (XDubai Kite beach)
- XDubai Slingshot arena
- Dubai Mall
- La Mer
You can also buy merchandise online.
Adventure lovers will love trying out these exciting activities at XDubai. Also, there are quite a few other activities to destress in Dubai that you can try if things are feeling a little monotonous. If spending a relaxing weekend with family is something you’ve planned, there are also plenty of activities to try out on the beautiful Dubai beaches. To keep tabs on all the fun happenings in the UAE, stay tuned to MyBayut.