Dubai is everything you can’t imagine. From the best in the world glitz and glam to the calm mosques, the vastness of the desert to the best of Dubai watersports; The city never ceases to surprise you. What makes it even more indispensable is the fact that it has something on offer to everyone. No matter the interest or the preferences, Dubai is not going to disappoint you.
In spite of being a desert city, water activities in Dubai are one of the best in the world. The sheer volume of Dubai water sports activities will take you by surprise.
Here’s for all the adventure enthusiasts, some of the best water activities in Dubai that is sure to make your trip even more enjoyable.
1. Snorkel in the blue lagoon
If want to see the beautiful aquatic animals in the Dubai shoreline, snorkeling is the best option. The chances of spotting marine life are high in Dubai’s shoreline because of the spiky sea trenches. The major locations for snorkeling in Dubai are Dibba rock, Snoopy rock, and Musandam Peninsula that’s near the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
After the brief instructions on how to do snorkeling from the instructors, you can enjoy this sport under the guidance of the trainers.
2. Go Jet Skiing
Zooming at the speed of 70 kmph, you can feel the adrenaline rush building in you. Blue waters all around, and a high-powered Jet ski between your legs, what else do you want? Just go splashing water with this refreshing sport. Though, in Dubai, jet skiing is a restricted sport, there are beaches that allow jet skiing. Some of the places in Dubai are Jumeirah two and three beaches, Dubai Marina, and Umm Suqeim one and two beaches. A distance of 300 meters must be kept between swimmers and skiers.
After a briefing from the experts, you can zoom on a jet ski easily showing off your skiing skills.
3. Scuba dive and be reborn
Explore the Arabian Gulf by going for scuba diving. The rich biodiversity under water is going to rejuvenate you. The colorful fishes swimming past you in the blue water is a sight to behold. The ultimate silence under water makes you feel as if you are the only one in this world. Scuba diving is one of the best adventure sport in Dubai carried out in the presence of world class professionals. Many agencies and hotels offer scuba diving packages for amateurs and professionals. Home to over 65000 marine animals, the underwater lagoon includes sharks, rays, and shoals of exotic fishes.
4. Catch some real big fishes with Deep Sea Fishing
The big coastline of Dubai makes fishing a major part of Dubai’s heritage. Being one of the biggest sailfish destinations of the world, Dubai has played the role of being a host for many renowned sea fishing enthusiasts and mariners in the middle East. The latest equipment and techniques ensures you get the best catch. A perfect sport for many to relax, deep sea fishing is enjoyed with family and friends. If you’re lucky you may catch fishes such as Blue Fin Tuna, Trevally, Sultan Ibrahim, Barracuda King fish, and much more.
5. Go for Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) excursion
If you want to escape from the chaos of city life and enjoy the scenic beauty of the blue waters, then take the Stand-Up Paddle excursion and relax. Our knowledgeable crew provides SUP excursions with safety tips and minimal but required training. Just hop on your SUP board and paddle along the calm waters while enjoying the view of the Dubai shoreline. The only prerequisites for this activity are that you should know swimming and must have completed 16 years of age. You might think you will not be able to balance over the SUP board, but with few attempts you will be able to effortlessly nail the balancing process.
6. Bring out the hero with Flyboard
An amphibious invention, the Flyboard allows you to swim underwater, surf the sea, and even fly up to 10 meters above the surface of water. An easy to learn and an adrenaline pumping activity the flyboard is a must try while in Dubai. A coach and a jet ski will be tailing you through-out making it extremely easy. The best part of this sport is that it is favorable on all days so no worries about the climate. As this sport is not held in deep waters you can very well enjoy this sport as a safe bet.
7. Hone your wakeboarding skills
Wakeboarding is a combination of water skiing, surfing and snowboarding. You have to stand on the wake board and get towed by motor boat to learn and master the art of wakeboarding. There are award winning instructors offering you wakeboarding sessions. Whether you are a professional or a beginner enthusiast, wakeboarding in Dubai is a must try. This sport can be experienced on all the days of the year subjected to the weather conditions.
8. Surf the waves
Hop on the surf board for some amazing surfing sessions in the waters of Jumeirah Beach and Arabian Gulf. Professional surfers from all around the world come to Dubai for some beautiful surfing sessions. Catch the waves while leaving behind the Dubai shoreline. A bit difficult to catch up for the beginners, once you get a hang of the sport, it’s hard to keep yourself away from the waters.
9. Go Kayaking
A perfect way to soak up the beautiful scenery along Dubai shoreline, Kayaking will let you unwind the stress of the chaotic lifestyle. Experience is not required for this sport, so after the brief safety session from the expert trainers, simply hit the water. To be able to enjoy you need to be 16 years or older and your weight must fall between 45 kg and 100 kg. As soon as you hit the waters on a kayak, you get unmatched views of Dubai’s modern and beautiful architecture and landmarks. Either go on a solo kayaking trip or join in with your mate to elevate the fun filled experience. We offer some exceptional Kayaking tours which you can book online or call them.
10. Explore the sea on your own personal submarine (Seabreacher)
Ride in the personal submarine that can go under water and glide on the surface with a mind-boggling speed of 100 kmph. The personal submersible submarine moves like a dolphin. And guess what, this submarine is air-conditioned like most of the things in Dubai. Designed like a shark, you can hire this beast at Rixos The Palm, JBR, and The Beach. Get into one of these and experience the adrenaline rush building up in you. This surely is one of a kind experience.
11. View Sharks and Rays safely through sea tank
Want to see sharks, and rays up close and personal, but are afraid to do so? Not anymore, you can get up close and personal with sharks, rays and other tropical fishes safely by entering in a transparent tank. After a briefing session with the instructors and learning some hand signals, you don your wetsuit and helmet, you can enter the transparent tank which is then immersed inside the water infested with these beautiful fishes of all sizes. The helmet is a state of the art one which helps you breathe freely. You are accompanied by the instructor throughout the session. If you want, you can record your session for an additional cost as a souvenir. Watch the exotic colorful fishes and sharks circle you at the depth of 4 feet inside the underwater zoo.
12. Like flyboarding but using Jet pack
Soar at the height of 45 feet above the blue waters with this 30-minutes jetpack flight experience. Propelled by the power of a jet pack, you fly above the turquoise waters while having a beautiful view of the JBR beach. You will get personalized attention while performing stunts. After the brief instructions on how to use the jet pack, you will begin flying. You have to wear a helmet and a protective vest even though the jetpack floats on water. The propulsion is given by the instructor you are ready for, after viewing your skill level before and during the session.
13. Take a Wonderbus tour
Take a magical tour of the Dubai in this wonder bus, an amphibious vehicle that can go on land and water alike. Manufactured in the US, this bus is the first of its kind introduced in the Middle East. Highly safe, this 44-seater vehicle is completely air conditioned and has state of the art sound system, washroom, and professional tour guides who can speak English, Arabic, and French fluently. This magical bus trip ensures you get to see the amazing Dubai Courts, Sheikh Khalifa Road, Seef Road, etc. and also splash along the waters of Dubai Creek.
14.Ride Bananas with the Banana Boat Ride
This is considered to be one of the most exciting water rides in Dubai. In this ride, you sit on a banana shaped boat that is attached to a motor boat. As the motor boat drags the banana boat to the middle of Dubai’s turquoise drenches, you splash through the water against the cool wind blowing on your face. The ride will leave you filled with adrenaline rush. With a capacity of up to 6 people, this ride will ensure you cling on to the boat with your family and friends while having wild fun. Take along your loved ones and enjoy this wild water ride with us.
15. Parasailing in Dubai
Afraid of skydiving? Yet want to fly as a bird? Go for parasailing in Dubai. Our team organizes the most safe and unforgettable parasailing sessions in Dubai. You ride starts after you board the purpose-built speed boat that takes you to the middle of the sea waters. Then you are seated to a harness that’s hooked to the parasail yoke. When the speed boat zooms on water the air slowly fills your parachute and the rope stretches out. At the height of 150 meters above water you get to see the visual treat of beautiful waters and the iconic marvels of Dubai. After this beautiful glide through the air you are slowly pulled back safely into the boat in the sitting position itself.
16.Wipeout Flowrider adventure
Go to the Wild Wadi waterpark’s body boarding setup and most likely you’ll enjoy the best body boarding activities of all time. After a brief training session by the instructors, you lie on a surfing body board and enjoy splashing waves in the torrent of seven tons of water every second creating a sheet for you to surf upon. The adventure is to see how long you last on the board before being pushed out of the board and into the water.
17.Kite surfing for the love of water
Although it’s an irresistible water adventure activity, you need a tutorial session of at least eight to ten hours before you actually be able to get a hang of this interesting sport. But no matter the time, the experience of kite surfing on the calm ocean of Dubai is worth cherishing for a lifetime. This is a sport where wind conditions may not always be on your side and to know the art of balancing it is what makes the sport really gripping. There are special kite schools that offer special learning sessions on this increasingly popular sport of Kite surfing.
18.The Donut ride
Shaped like donuts (with some interesting variations in designs), these inflatables are comfortable and comes with strong handle grips to help you stay afloat when the motor boat drags you at the back in high speed. The ride is everything you can think of when it comes to adventurous excursion. However, you must know swimming, as there’s always a risk of losing the balance and falling off in water. All in all, it is one of the most preferred activities of families and friends in Dubai.
19.Wild Wadi Water Park
No discussion of Dubai water scene is complete without the mention of the Wild Wadi water park. Included in the list of the best waterparks in the world, the Wild Wadi water park is the best place to have ultimate fun with water. It is a distinguished theme park with scary, enjoyable, and adventurous water rides and slides that often test your guts beyond imagination. Some of its slides are included as the best in the world. Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj are amongst the most adrenaline-fueled rides at the park. It has a separate section for kids that ensure they enjoy the best of time at the park. While it may not be the biggest waterpark area wise, is not the largest park in the world area wise but in a compact area it has 30 rides and 8 master blasters, which is the more than any water park in the world. The park is expected to reach a mark of 20 million foot falls by the year 2020.
20. Aquaventure waterpark
Giving tough competition to many other waterparks in the world, the Aquaventure waterpark stands out for its incredible rides and adventurous water excursions. For a city that has a baking hot weather, Aquaventure water park offers a natural leisure destination with the world class amenities, exhilarating rides, adrenaline fueled slides, various entertainment options, and a lot more. To avoid waiting into the long queue for tickets, contact us and enjoy a trip to your favorite waterpark hassle-free and in utmost comfort.
Get up and pack your bags for an incredible Dubai water excursion. There’s nothing that should now hold you back from enjoying these amazing water adventure sports. Come on board, see you soon.