Indonesian personality, Mischa Chandrawinata, recently visited Dubai and had the chance to discover some of the best adventure activities in Dubai. With year-round sun and a dramatic combination of both the desert and beach, Dubai is the perfect setting to be swept away by high- adrenaline activities.
From a private and luxurious accommodation in the middle of Dubai desert, free fall from a plane, dine in Celebrity Chef’s restaurant and riding a vintage Land Rovers across the golden desert, Mischa’s adventure is all unforgettable. Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands just out of the coastline.
Here some of the highlight of Mischa Chandrawinata’s Dubai experience:
Stay in Style at Al Maha Resort
Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. Al Maha showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins and also offers a sense of desert adventure. The distinct animal of Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions in the reserve.
The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all Villas. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay.
The private desert event site situated away from the hotel is available for weddings, special celebrations and group functions for up to 300 guests. It is the perfect location for family events.
Seek Thrills at Skydive Dubai
Soar like a bird over one of the most spectacular drop zones in the world with Skydive Dubai! Step out of a plane at an altitude of almost 4,000 metres and enjoy the rush of the wind. The whole experience is a full- scale immersion of the senses. With instructors who have collectively logged well over 220,000 jumps, you’ll be in good hands – and harnesses – as you jump above this iconic city. To make sure you remember the experience forever, a cameraman documents the fun.
The free fall lasts around a minute before your instructor pops the chute and you begin a leisurely five- minute descent. This is your time to take in the incredible views as you swoop over the Palm Jumeirah towards the landing turf. Want to skydive above the dunes, too? Skydive Dubai has a second drop zone in the desert, with a campus that’s located about 35 kilometres outside the city.
Dine Like a Star at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Mirroring the lively warehouse style of Gordon Ramsay’s famous Bread Street Kitchen in London, comes the Dubai edition located in Atlantis, The Palm. Serving a delectable British European menu and well known classic beverages with some more innovative and fun cocktails, Bread Street Kitchen Dubai is the trendiest place to be seen.
The restaurant serves a British European menu featuring dishes from its London counterpart using specially imported British artisanal products with local influences supplied from the very best producers. On the other side, the popular bar is perfect for pre-dining drinks, a gathering with friends or just a quiet coffee and presents an array of amazing cocktails and beers.
Several favorites including the house signature’s Wagyu beef burger with monterey jack, pickles, chimichurri mayo & fries, Alaskan king crab & apple cocktail with baby gem & pink peppercorn and Pineapple carpaccio with kiwi, passion fruit & coconut sorbet.
Explore with The Pro at Platinum Desert Safari
A must for everyone who is visiting Dubai is experiencing the Desert Safari. This tour will take you on a Land Rover that will departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive. Before the sun goes down, your driver will stop in a secret spot for you to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet.
Before returning to Dubai, you will have a chance to watch a belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.