If you’re looking to add some action-packed excitement or even more laidback recreation to your holiday in Dubai, then here are popular water sports you should look to try.
Water-skiing, Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding
If you love speed and experiencing an adrenaline rush, then these three water sports are for you. While water-skiing offers conventional thrills, wakeboarding and kneeboarding give you a chance to try some fancy manoeuvres once you have mastered them! Ideally, look to be based at residences in Dubai that offer easy access to such activities that can be enjoyed in the Arabian Gulf against the backdrop of the Palm Jumeirah.
Banana Boat Rides
A favourite amongst families and friends, a banana boat ride is another speedy water sport you can look to try when staying at properties like Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. The concept is simple; you need to straddle a banana-shaped inflatable which is pulled along by a speedboat; hold on tight as you experience an exhilarating ride with twists and turns thrown in too!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking
For a more relaxing option, you can also look to enjoy stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. Both these water sports are ideal for some coastal exploration; stand-up paddleboarding also provides a unique opportunity to try yoga poses while on the water, while kayaking is great for adventures by yourself or with a partner. Best of all, you get an effective cardio workout as well!
Another great activity to engage in here would be fishing with the Arabian Gulf being home to diverse marine species that you can catch; these include barracuda, hammour, sailfish, tuna, tilapia and more. Some resorts will offer such fishing excursions with an experienced fisherman guide and state-of-the-art equipment as well as the chance to have your catch grilled for you once back on shore.