This outdoor-adventure operator is a one-stop shop for exploring the raw beauty that lies beyond the UAE's high-rise cities. From kayaking to Hajar Mountains hiking, there's a range of activities at levels from beginner to advanced, with many suitable for families. As well as private excursions, Absolute organises regular group trips (usually on Fridays).

Many of Absolute's activities take place around Dibba, in Oman's Musandam Peninsula (a 90-minute drive from Dubai) with a number of different hikes and mountain-biking trips plus rock climbing (from Dhs475) and deep-water soloing (from Dhs875). Other options are mountain biking and hiking in Wadi Helo near Kalba, kayaking amid the mangroves at Khor Kalba, and hiking in Ras Al Khaimah. Check the Facebook group for trip announcements.