Outdoor Adventure Dubai

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There’s no doubt that, right now, the weather is pretty good: cooler days, blue skies and just a hint of evening chill in the air (we’ll ignore the recent freak rainstorms). We’re looking forward to spending more of our weekends outside as winter sets in. But where to start? If you want to try something new, check out the inaugural Outdoor Adventure Dubai show, an exhibition dedicated entirely to the world of outside entertainment.

Held at Dubai World Trade Centre’s The Plaza – a new state-of-the-art outdoor exhibition area – from December 17 to 19, it promises to provide plenty of pre-Christmas fun for the adventurous. With a huge array of equipment and hands-on demonstrations in diving, climbing, paragliding, archery, amateur flying and more, plus info on planning action-focused holidays, there should be lots here to keep even the most avid adrenaline junkies happy.

With much of the event focusing on hands-on activities, visitors will have the chance to get stuck into all sorts of pastimes that let them explore their more adventurous side, including a climbing and abseiling wall and a demonstration diving tank. The first UAE National B-Boy Championships will also take place at the event, showcasing some of the country’s best breakdancing and bodypopping talent. Organised by the Urban Roots Society, the championships follow a year of monthly meets at Mall of the Emirates and should be a pretty impressive spectacle.

‘The show is the first and only complete outdoor adventure and sporting event of its kind to be held in the UAE,’ says Dubai WTC senior vice president Trixee Loh. ‘It features more than 40 participating companies, representing some of the biggest international consumer brands.’ Sounds pretty good to us – we’ll see you at the climbing wall.

Outdoor Adventure Dubai is at Dubai World Trade Centre on December 17-19, 4pm-10pm. Adults Dhs20; under 12s go free. Joint entry tickets for the show and the Dubai Motor Show are Dhs50. Call 04 308 6362 or visit www.outdooradventuredubai.com

By Chris Lord
Time Out Dubai,

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