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Water Sports in Abu Dhabi

Updated on 28.04.2018

Coastal city, Abu Dhabi is an ideal platform to practice a large number of Water sports: Kayak in the mangrove, kytesurf on the beach of Saadiyat Island, windsurfing, catamaran, wakeboard and water skiing, jet ski. Their practice is often confidential, so it is not easy to find the spots to pratice these sports. This article will give you a few tracks.

Water sports in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Practical information and rates listed in this article are for informational purposes. Check with your service providers to have more precise information.

Kayak in the Mangrove

The Noukhada company propose guided kayaking excursions in the mangrove of Abu Dhabi and educates to the preservation of the ecosystem of the mangrove. The cost is 220AED by adult and 170EDA by child of less than 10 years and the tour lasts a little more than 2h. Reservation compulsory. More information on their Internet site.

Divemahara proposes a similar activity with a duration of 1h30 from 150AED by adult and 100EAED by child. Find more information on their Internet site

There are often special offers on the website Groupon Abu Dhabi to practice this activity at a discounted price. #Hotel:The hotel Anantara Eastern Mangrove|7689# has also this activity in its catalog.

All of these companies offer similar benefits. A starting point is communicated the day before, not far from The hotel Anantara Eastern Mangrove and the factory of desalination. Of the Canoes and a single kayaks are available. Price per person remains the same for a canoe (2 persons) or a kayak (1 person). A long boating on the sea will lead the group of a dozen of people close to the mangrove, with an incursion on the inside to a hundred meters. The instructor will give in English a few explanations on the ecosystem of the mangrove and its program of conservation. And then the group will return to the starting point.

Kite surfing on the beach of Yas Island

Despite a moderate wind, kytesurf is a common sport in Abu Dhabi. The enthusiasts meet on a beach well known to the inhabitants near Yas Island. The site is built so it is preferable to go there with equipment with off road vehicle. It is better to bring a wide sail better adapted to low winds.

For courses or to purchase equipment, companies kitepro, kitesurfinguae can assist you.

The company Maritime Duco based in Dubai can organise kite courses on Abu Dhabi. It should be noted that the site of Al Dabayyah, outside of the city, is another spot recognized for kitesurfing.

The practice of kytesurf is tolerated by the authorities on the sites indicated; therefore it is not recommended to do on the other beaches of the city.

Wakeboard and water skiing

The perfect place to learn and practice water skiing and wakeboarding is the watersports complex of 'Al Forsan which has circuits on cable on two lakes, providing an ideal platform or beginners and experts. Regularly international competitions take place in Al Forsan. If this is your first time, ask the coach advice and start with a kneeboard on the left-side circuit, and then try with a wakeboard. For the most advanced levels, you can rent more sophisticated material and jump on the springboards. For experts, go directly to the circuit of the right much faster. All the equipment is supplied, it is just enough to have a swimsuit and a towel.

To practice in sea behind a boat with an engine, contact watercooled.

Stand-up paddle

Tous les samedis à 16h l’activité Yoga et Stand Up Paddle est proposée par la société WaterCooled dans le cadre d’un « meetup » pour la somme de 100AED. Vous pouvez louer en journée le matériel pour 90AED de l’heure.

#Link:Noukhada|Http://noukhada.ae/adventures/stand-up-paddling/sup-lessons/ # offers introductory courses and excursions in the mangrove to 250AED by person.

Windsurfing, catamaran, dinghy

On Yas Island Noukhada rents windsurfs and catamarans.

On the corniche watercooled offers recent materials of very good quality. Access by the beach club of The hotel Hilton - Reservation compulsory.

Jetski and flyboard in Abu Dhabi

The practice of jetski on the corniche has been suspended for security reasons but there are other spots in Abu Dhabi to practice.

Very often there are special offers on the groupon sites and Cobone Abu Dhabi. Otherwise a quick search on a search engine will give you many contacts for rent a jet ski or to practice the flyboard.

Cruises and fishing trip

Several companies offer cruises on the day or half-day on a luxury catamaran or motor boat, as belevari, The yellow boats, Lulu boats, butinah cruising.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving and snorkelling: Abu Dhabi is not the best spot in the region, prefer the Bani Yas Island, Fujairah, Musandam and Oman. In Abu Dhabi freedivinguae may assist you.

It should be noted that in Al Ain, the amusement park wadiadventure is designed for kayaking and rafting on artificial river, and to learn or to practice the surf in the giant wave pool.