Offbeat and Unique Gift Experiences in Dubai
Gifting someone a unique adventure or an enthralling experience is sure to bring a smile to their faces.

Gift an offbeat & thoughtful Dubai experience

to someone close to you with this curated list that will work like a charm on anybody.

1. Cloud Dining

Cloud Dining Dubai Image Credit: dinnerinthesky

Well, this can be a reality. For all the people looking for some adventure, black tie meals, and luxury as their core in their gift, Dinner in the Sky tickets can be a truly memorable experience. You will be etched in the person’s memory block forever with this gifting experience from AED 629 onwards per person.

2. Explore the Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink

This super cool environment is perfect for couples and families celebrating special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. You can book this icy adventure for AED 110 onwards per person as this will give you some respite from the heat and help revitalize your batteries. You can even work on honing your skiing skills with the mentoring sessions provided by the experts.

3. Indulge in some deep-fishing experience

deep-fishing experience in Dubai

It is a perfectly relaxing and offbeat experience for people who love fishing. You can gift someone this amazing experience for AED 1500 onwards per person. So gift your dear ones some family time out as they relax, bask in the sea ambience, and wait to catch hold of the prized sea animal.


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4. Discover the Grand Arabian Desert

Arabian Desert

The Dubai Desert Safari is one of the best unique and offbeat experiences, perfect for stargazing enthusiasts and Valentine’s Day gifts. The Dubai Desert camp offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the desert life and spend a night under the star-studded sky.

5. Set Out on a Glitzy Dubai Dhow Cruise

Dubai Dhow Cruise

Spend a date or invite your loved ones for an unforgettable dinner cruise along Dubai’s water onboard a traditional dhow. It is a great way to spend a memorable time with scrumptious gourmet food and plenty of entertainment. Get your gift for AED 204 onwards per person. The Canal cruises are the best for a luxurious experience.


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6. Racing a Formulae 1 Car

You heard it right. For motor sport enthusiasts, this is the ultimate gifting experience they can ever indulge in their entire lifetime. Dream Racing Dubai lets you try your luck by giving you the chance to drive a Formula 1 car. This luxurious experience starts from AED 19,900 onwards per person.

7. Ticket to the Infinity des Lumières

des Lumières

Art lovers and enthusiasts would fall in love again after visiting the Infinity des Lumières – the Middle East’s first digital art gallery. We can bet on this gifting experience being one of the most memorable ones for all the art appreciators. So get this amazing art experience for AED 125 onwards per person.

8. Take a Helicopter Ride

Helicopter Ride Dubai

A helicopter ride is perfect for browsing through the iconic Dubai landmarks with amazing views from the top. Witnessing Dubai through a helicopter ride can be an experience to remember. This luxurious adventure can be yours for AED 646 onwards per person.

9. Time to Race with the Horses

The Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club hosts horse riding and adventurous sessions for all the polo enthusiasts and horse lovers. You can brush up your horse ride skills or even learn it from scratch here. . Enjoy a fun game of Polo based on your taste and requirements. Get your adventure booked for AED 1800 onwards per person.

10. Take a hot air balloon ride

Dubai Hot Air Balloon in the Desert

Looking to browse through the major landmarks of Dubai in an hour while floating 4,000 feet above ground level? Then, this is your perfect adventure gift. This hot air balloon ride can be perfect for celebrating an anniversary or enjoy a family day out. Get this quintessential Dubai tour for AED 1250 onwards per person.

11. The magical experience of La Perle

 La Perle dubai

Art and music enthusiasts would love this magical experience. La Perle brings you this musical extravaganza for AED 259 onwards per person. Witness the best of aquatic acts, aerial and acrobatic stunts, and acting chops, all with a technology-forward lighting system.

12. Seaplane adventures


For people who want to take off and land on a water body, the Seaplane adventure is a perfect gifting option. You can gift them for AED 1800 onwards per person wherein your loved ones get the chance to hover over the celebrated Dubai landmarks aboard a state of the art seaplane for 20 to 40 minutes. So get your pulses and nerves racing as you enjoy stunning views of the Dubai heritage.

13. Skiing in the Dubai Emirate

Skiing in Dubai is quite possible all through the year and is one of the best gifts you can give someone as it provides a perfect break from the scorching heat of Dubai. The snow wonderland of Dubai is perfect for people who are looking to experience some fun, show, and adventure. So get your adventure for AED 263 onwards per person.

14. Indulge in the Nerve-Wracking Skydive

Skydive dubai

Jumping off 13,000 feet is no joke. Hence, make sure your loved one or friend is a true adventure junkie. We guarantee you that this experience can be unmatched by anything. Feeling the wind blowing against your face as you go down requires nerves of steel. So, get this thrilling and fun gifting experience for AED 2300 onwards per person.

15. Enjoy a Relaxed Spa Treatment

Luxury Spa

A massage is the perfect response to a tiring day and probably all the problems in life—a perfect way to recharge your batteries. The Palm and Pearl Jumeirah hosts some of the best spas in the region for a rejuvenating experience. Get your massage booked for AED 495 onwards per person.


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16. Staycation

Gifting someone a staycation is a perfect way to give them a good break from their routine life. With several organizations opting for a hybrid work model, your loved ones can refresh mentally with this change in environment. So gift it to working couples and people who barely get to spend time together with their loved ones.

17. Enjoy a Supercar ride

 Supercar ride

Your dream of driving a supercar like a Ferrari, a Porche, or a McLaren GT has become a reality. If you have this on your wish list, then satisfy your need for speed with the motorsport experience that will be perfect for some offbeat fun and adventure, all for AED 2500 onwards per person.

18. Swim with the dolphins

Atlantis brings a splendid opportunity to enjoy a swim with ultra-friendly dolphins. You can use this experience to gift someone for their birthday or as a children’s day gift to the little ones. So get up close with these adorable dolphins from AED 105 onwards per person to get a sneak peek into the life of these friendly mammals.

19. Cruise on the longest zipline

 longest zipline Dubai

If daring adventure and amusement is your thing, Dubai offers endless options. A ride on the Jebel Jais Zipline from Dubai for AED 370 onwards per person is the perfect adventure gift for someone who wants to fly with speeds of 120-150 km/hr for a 2.83 km zipline—not recommended for people who fear heights.

20. Experience Dubai’s Fascinating Theme Parks

Theme Parks Dubai

Each of Dubai’s theme parks has a story to tell. It makes up for a great gifting experience for children’s day or for celebrating a special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Gift this thrilling adventure for AED 335 onwards per person. Look for some theme park combos for the best deal.

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Madhura loves traveling, and her love story with traveling started when her parents took her on her first holiday when she was 5 years old. Madhura is either constantly thinking about her next destination or writing about her previous travel expedition.  

  • 10 thoughts on “20 Offbeat and Unique Gift Experiences in Dubai
    1. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      Surprised my husband with a dinner date at a dhow cruise, and it was amazing. The food, entertainment, and the views made for a very memorable night.

    2. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      Promised the kids if they did well in school, I would take them to Motiongate Dubai. They did and we all had the best family time. It’s a wonderful place.

      • Avatar for Madhura Shedge

        Dubai also has many other amusement and water parks like Wild Wadi, LEGOLAND, etc. that you can try with your kids

    3. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      My hubby likes adventure so I gifted him an exciting ride on the Jebel Jais. I too took the ride and it was the most exciting thing we have ever done.

    4. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      I am thinking of taking my wife on a hot-air balloon ride. How is the experience? She has a fear of heights, so is the whole operations safe?

      • Avatar for Madhura Shedge

        Yes, sir. Hot-air balloon rides are very safe, and it can be quite a romantic experience as well. Go for it.

    5. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      My friend loves F1, so I surprised him with a F1 driving experience at Dream Racing Dubai. He was happy as a child. Though expensive, it was worth it.

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