You know all those 4x4s you see queuing to get into shopping malls at the weekend? They’re actually powerful off-road vehicles more suited to bouncy drives through the vast desert than aggressive parking in multi-storey car parks. If you own a 4x4 then it is your obligation to take it for a spin in the inland dunes of Dubai. If you don’t have a truck of your own, or are too nervous about tipping your prize possession, then book a desert safari drive with one of the many tour operators in the city. The experience is something between a rollercoaster ride and a dodgem race and it is one of the more social extreme sports activities you can try in Dubai. Read more about desert driving in the UAE here.To see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.