x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Sky and water tours for the brave-hearted

Three of the best action-packed deals in the great outdoors

Razan Alzayani / The National
Razan Alzayani / The National

Hot air balloon flight: Dh995

Benefits: Wake up early and take a one-hour hot air balloon ride to capture the sunrise over the desert. The deal with Balloon Adventures Emirates is available from Cobone.com and includes return transfer to and from the Dubai take-off site and cold refreshments on landing.

Watch out for: The offer is not suitable for pregnant women and children under six, and is only valid for 180 days from the date of purchase.

Powerboat tour of the Corniche: Dh249

Benefits: Enjoy a 50 per cent discount on a private powerboat ride for up to five people around Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Those taking up the offer from Groupon.ae will have an Arabic and English-speaking guide on hand to point out dolphins as well as the capital’s famous landmarks. Water and soft drinks are included.

Watch out for: The deal is for weekdays only and children count towards the limit.

Parasailing ride: Dh250

Benefits: Get the best view of Dubai’s coastline with a parasailing ride with Nautica 1992. Marketed by cobone.com, the ride starts from Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa. Children can take part from the age of five but must be accompanied by an adult, although the total weight for two on the parasail cannot exceed 120kg.

Watch out for: Check the weather as you can’t take the ride in windy conditions.