The invention of bungee jumping is typically credited to the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, a group of like-minded adventurers at the famed university in the middle of the 20th century. Alongside hang-gliding and BASE jumping, it remains one of the more popular Dangerous Sports Club activities among adventurers today.
That’s a good thing: it means a city like Dubai can offer plenty of extreme sports activities to travelers looking for a thrill. Home to the first permanent bungee jumping platform in the Middle East, Dubai’s Gravity Zone offers single or paired jumping of up to 160 feet, meaning bungee jumpers can reach speeds of 60 mph. If going untethered is more your speed, Skydive Dubai will let you taste adrenaline as you drop above the city, taking in its sights: the enormous skyscrapers, glittering white sand beaches, the beautiful Arabian Gulf. The Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford would be proud—and jealous. Explore all of the amazing adventure sports Dubai has to offer here.
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