Being a coastal city with year round sunny weather and calm seas Dubai is increasingly recognized as a great tourist destination that offers a range of exciting water based activities as one of its top attractions for serious sportsmen and as recreation.
Whether it is diving and snorkeling in the waters around the UAE, sports fishing or sailing, Dubai offers opportunities to suit all levels of experience. Reefs, shipwrecks and interesting underwater landscapes lying just a short distance away from shore are easily accessible to divers. Recreational sailing is another very popular activity. Dubai’s excellent well equipped sailing clubs offers mooring, catering facilities, accommodation and yacht and boat charters by the hour, day or week with or without crews. Several well patronized local, national and international sailing events and boat shows are hosted by Dubai’s sailing clubs throughout the year. They also offer members and guests access to kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, power boating, jet skiing, snorkeling and diving. The Gulf waters are also known to offer exciting opportunities for sports fishermen. Marlin, sailfish, barracuda, mackerel, tuna, jack and bonito are some of fish that can be snagged here. September to April is the best months for fishing expeditions as the weather is much cooler during this period. Fishing charters can be arranged to suit individual needs.
Dubai’s unspoiled beaches are one of the biggest attractions among vacationers in the city. While the main public beaches are located along Jumeirah Beach Road, several beach clubs and hotels also have their own beach areas. Visitors while enjoying the soft white sandy beaches and calm blue sea can experience fun activities like dinghy sailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, donut rides, water skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, surfboarding, snorkeling and scuba diving which are among the many adventurous ways to spend a day in the sun.
Dubai’s aquatic themes parks with their thrills and spills tinged with danger are on most people’s ‘must visit’ list. Aquaventure is the newest addition with a 27.5 meter freefall slide known as the Leap of Faith, river rapids, speed slides and swimming with the dolphins among other activities. Wild Wadi at the Jumeirah Beach Resort with up to 24 rides and slides including one of the tallest and fastest freefall slides is another destination favoured by adventure seekers. Dreamland aqua-park a little out of town on the other hand is favoured by families with small children.
The city now has approximately 453 miles of coastline as a result of the amazing offshore projects that has added several hundred miles of coastline and beach area to the meager 43 miles of the country’s natural coastline. This will indeed offer myriad water sports opportunities to all who own property in these new developments.
Stay at the Ascott Park Place Dubai located in one of the most fashionable areas with easy access to business, shopping and entertainment destinations and city transport links. Enjoy the selection of one, two and three bedroom contemporary well appointed serviced apartments ideal to be used as a base to enjoy the city for leisure or business visitors. As one of premier Dubai serviced apartments guests are offered all modern amenities and facilities necessary for their comfort and convenience. These Dubai apartments offer all the features of a good quality hotel at very reasonable rates.