Underneath Abu Dhabi’s bright blue skies, you’ll have the time of your life kayaking, swimming or diving. The emirate is a haven for all water sport enthusiasts – whether you arrive as one or not! Calm waters and artificial facilities make Abu Dhabi ideal for those learning the ropes, while those with more experience can enjoy the more challenging sites.
Visitors can choose from wakeboarding, water-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking and surfing, as well as swimming, snorkelling and diving. A new favourite in the state has also emerged, the leisurely pastime of stand-up paddleboarding.
Kayaking is one of the best activities to try in Abu Dhabi. You can take to white-waters for a fast and furious day out, or try a slower tour through the breath-taking mangroves. Explore the islands around Abu Dhabi, or get up close and personal with the nature that visits the emirate’s waters in no-fishing zones.
A visit to Al Forsan International Sport Resort will result in the whole family learning how to wakeboard, water-ski and kneeboard, while Al Gharbia’s Western Marine Sports Club offers a range of acitivities including wakeboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, sailing, parasailing – or just relaxing on floating loungers and inflatable bubbles!
Abu Dhabi is a perfect destination for snorkelers and divers. A selection of sites are easily accessible from the city, including deep water dives, reef dives and wreck dives. You can dive year round, and you’re likely to bump into lots of different marine animals, including barracuda and stingrays!
Swimming in Abu Dhabi’s glittering, turquoise waters is magical, and with beachfront facilities, public and private beaches and swimming tours around the islands you’ll never want to leave the water. You’re guaranteed clean water and safe swimming wherever you are in Abu Dhabi, so make the most of the beautiful weather and dive right in!