Make this Father’s Day Extra Special
Whether your dad is a hopeless motorhead, who finds the sound of an engine revving more relaxing than any day at the beach, or someone who loves to take on rollercoasters and waterslides with a Peter-Paan-like sparkle in his eyes, make sure to remind him just how extraordinary he is. Our experts recommend saving the chocolate boxes and shaving kits for another occasion and going for something a bit more extravagant this Father’s Day.
Keep reading to get your ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for the UAE and treat your dad do a day he’ll cherish forever.
Full speed ahead
If your father happens to suffer from a serious case of need for speed, we’ve got you covered! Leave Dubai in the rear-view mirror and head to Abu Dhabi. The Yas Marina Circuit provides the perfect place to put the pedal to the metal. The Polaris Drift Sprint Experience comes as a welcome gift for those with a competitive streak. Hop in one of the off-road inspired vehicles and go head-to-head with your dad as you sprint and drift on a unique racing track.
For fathers appreciating a more classic style of a vehicle, the Caterham Seven Driving Experience should do the trick. Watch your dad master the track in a vehicle once deemed as ‘too fast to race’ and leave smiling like a kid in a candy store.
To give your father a taste of luxury, treat him to a driving experience at the incredible Ferrari World. Nothing quite like a short voyage in a Ferrari to send serotonin levels towards the stars. If you’re looking to fuel up on even more speed-sponsored experiences, check out all the fun activities available at the Ferrari World.
A treat for thrill-seekers
When it comes to the UAE, there are options galore for dads on the hunt for a bit of adrenaline. Why not start the day with a fun-filled HERO Boat Tour along the beautiful Dubai coastline? For a more thrilling experience, opt for a jet ski tour guaranteed to get the pulse racing and the head of the family giggling like a kid.
If you want to make your father feel like the superhero he is, send him flying over the water on a fliteboard. Be warned, however, after finding his wings he might not want to travel any other way.
Take the adrenaline up a notch and your adventures beneath the surface as you head to Fujairah for an unforgettable snorkelling trip. Let your father discover the fantastic underwater world and share some of his best dad jokes with the non-suspecting aquatic creatures.
For those looking to treat their fathers to enough thrills to last for a lifetime, the Edge Walk at Sky Views is just the spot. Your fearless hero can take a leisurely stroll over 200 metres above ground and witness the amazing city below him like never before. If this doesn’t make him feel like he’s on top of the world, we don’t know what would!
Releasing the Inner Child
They say men will always be boys. This is your chance to test that theory and let your favourite grownup kid channel his inner child. Get the whole family and head to Aquaventure for a day full of fun, sun, slides and splashes. Even the most serious of dads won’t be able to help but burst into belly laughs and kid-like squeals taking on the Trident Tower.
For a more chilled experience, make your way to Ski Dubai where a snow-filled day awaits. Whether your dad is more of a skier, snowboarder or a hot-chocolate and some bob sledging kind of guy, Ski Dubai promises a world of fun for the entire family.
If a theme park is more up the main man’s alley, a visit to Motiongate Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts will be a definite hit. Let your dad be the main character for the day as he re-enacts the scenes from movies like John Wick, The Hunger Games and Ghostbusters. Add some high-speed rollercoasters and immersive attractions to the mix and you’ve set the scene for an unforgettable Father’s Day.
For those looking to take the action to Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World is a must-visit. Witness your dad turn into Peter Paan as he takes on the thrilling rides and interactive family-friendly attractions at the mega-park. As a bonus, you’re guaranteed to have just as much fun as the hero of the day.
Tickle the Taste Buds
Who doesn’t love a good gift of the gastronomic kind? Treat your father to a family dinner like no other as you indulge in a luxury dinner cruise along the Dubai Marina. Feast your ears, eyes and bellies, whilst enjoying an international dinner buffet, with a side of spectacular city views and some live music.
If your father likes the finer things in life, he’ll surely appreciate a tasting experience by The Tasting Class. For whiskey-lovers, a tasting along with delectable bites and fascinating facts in amazing company will definitely deliver an evening to remember. For the local vinos, a wine tasting tour in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a unique event accompanied by delicious dishes and gorgeous views.
If you’re feeling over-whelmed by all the amazing options and struggling to choose the perfect fit for your father, our expert tip is to go for a My City Expert gift voucher. With hundreds of experiences from cooking classes to friendly golf competitions to choose from, this one’s a definite hole-in-one!