James Corporal

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Adventure is the game; thrill is my name! Ever the keen traveller, since my young days as an enthusiastic adventurer I always looked out for the most stimulating activities to be enjoyed. From cliff-diving to mountain-climbing and dirt biking; outdoors is where you'll find me most of the time, it's my natural element and where I endeavour to spend most of my time.

My style of travelling revolves about finding exciting activities that inspire and stimulate the senses in as many ways possible. I seek out experiences that are as soul-enriching and enlightening for the mind as they are challenging and invigorating for the body. My interests are mainly of the rough and rugged kind. I like to put on a backpack and take for the hills, the mountains or the desert dunes. I'm a happy camper who'd pitch up his tent pretty much anywhere, alone or in good company, all that matters is breathing the purest of airs, taking in amazing views and having the opportunity of conquering a challenge, a fear or a personal to-do in my bucket list– the sky is definitely not the limit!

From rolling up and down the world's most feared rollercoasters to partaking in extreme sports, such as rafting in the trickiest of rivers and doing pretty much anything that requires a certain degree of physical and mental challenge, I'm up for it! I live for thrills and I like to try out as many adventures as possible during my lifetime. I like to do so whilst travelling around the world, so that's my two passions put together: travelling and daring! The description of living on the edge is certainly befitting of my persona and I wouldn't change it for it the world.

Although I wouldn't say no to the more refined experiences if the adventure allowed (or called) for it, that's not where I revel the most. If you're seeking luxury hotel reviews, look elsewhere, I don't spend much time in these. Even if I do enjoy the occasional creature comfort now and then and the rare sit-down meal – you're still most likely find me out and about, exploring all there is to be explored and trying to find an inspiring activity to stimulate the senses with that bit of a kick.

James Corporal

James's Been There Done That

  • Ventured across the desert on an adrenaline-packed dune buggying experience
  • Hiked through scenic wadis and climbed the rugged landscape of the Hajar Mountains
  • Mountain biked my way through undulating desert dunes with Hot-Cog's extreme biking group
  • Did some pretty intensive High Altitude Training at Madinat Jumeirah's The Quay Healthclub
  • Tried indoor skydiving and dive-bombed down the 10-metre-high tunnel at Mirdif City Centre
  • Dirt biked my way around some of Oman and the UAE's most remote areas on a four-day adventure
  • Tried snowboarding at Ski Dubai, the largest indoor ski park in the Middle East with real snow!

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Dubai's conservation areas: The side of the emirate you haven't explored...yet

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Bedouin culture - how to embrace Dubai

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