Dh10 per vehicle: Inside the UAE's newest adventure park

Dubai - Fujairah Adventure Park is a perfect getaway for those who seek thrills.



KT Photo: M. Sajjad
KT Photo: M. Sajjad

By Abdul Karim Hanif

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 6:11 PM

Last updated: Fri 12 Mar 2021, 10:37 AM

We are almost halfway through the month of March and can already feel the mercury rising. To make the most of the pleasant weather, Fujairah’s new Adventure Park could be worth exploring during the weekends. Set amidst the backdrop of the picturesque Hajjar Mountains in Fujairah’s Al Faseel area, it has a natural lake that can be picked as one’s next camping spot.

It is located just over a two-hour drive from Downtown Dubai on the outskirts of Fujairah city. It is also accessible by a saloon car; however, one will have to rely on the Google maps navigation, as there are no road signs guiding one to the new hideout from the main motorway. Furthermore, it is quite pocket-friendly with only a Dh10 charge per vehicle, to take part in all the activities and excursions on offer.

Skateboarders and roller skate fans will be well acquainted with the area as this is where the Fujairah Skating Park is based, featuring the UAE’s first pump track. Now referred to as the Bay Avenue Skate Park, the 18,000sqm asphalt surface is open for all skill levels. It first opened for the public in 2019 as a standalone attraction, and now falls under the boundaries of Fujairah Adventure Park and is joined by hiking trails and tracks for mountain bikes, to navigate through the Rumaila Mountain trail that stretches for around 10km.

Those looking to showcase their extreme adventure skills can hit the new ramps to test out their abilities on the bikes to scale new heights. There is a separate section for the young ones to learn how to ride in a safe environment, whilst parents can keep an eye on them, from the coffee shop right next to it.

The new adventure retreat aims to offer something for everyone as it will soon be adding other activities, such as kayaking, snorkelling and archery.

Our verdict

The Adventure Park is a welcome new attraction to add to the list of things to do while in the emirate. The picturesque surroundings are pleasant for an Instagram-worthy photograph and is a stone’s throw away from the Fujairah City Centre, should certain members of your group opt to stay away from the rugged terrain.

It is an attraction that is light on the pocket and appeals to thrill-seekers, hikers and those looking for a casual stroll in the outskirts. If the weather is a concern, then you have an option of heading there in the evenings, as it is open till around 10pm on weekdays.

abdulkarim@khaleejtimes.com


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