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Water Sports in Dubai
Written by Sairam on April 24, 2020 Share on

The 12 best water sport activities in Dubai

Okay let’s be honest, Dubai is not the first name that usually comes to our minds when we think about water sports destinations. But, Dubai probably is the first place that comes to our mind when we think about adventure and fun. And that is exactly what Dubai’s water sports are. 

While Dubai is a desert destination, It is also home to a long Arabian coastline and beautiful pristine beaches. With excellent beach facilities, top-quality adventure water sport activities, Dubai is soon becoming a major water sport destination. 

List of best water sport Activities in Dubai

The water sport activities in Dubai are not only enticing for the families and children but also the purists and adventure junkies. Speed has always been synonymous with Dubai, and it is no different when it comes to their water sports as well. Let’s jump right into the list of best water sport activities in Dubai. 

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1. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most chill and most sought after water sport activities in Dubai. Especially by the families and children. A special parachute is attached to a speedboat and soars in the sky as the speedboat accelerates. As the parachute rises in speed you get to see the vastness that is the Dubai skyline. Soaring high in the sky with the Dubai skyline in front of you is quite the feeling. 

2. Jet Skiing 

Jet Skiing is one of the most fun and adrenaline rushing water sport activities in Dubai. It is one of the most sought after adventures, especially for people visiting with friends or as a couple. As the powerful motor splits the water and heads into the ocean, the adrenaline is sure to kick in. the Nemo watersports near Burj Al Arab is one of the best places to experience this. 

3. Speed Boating

Whilst Jet skiing is the preferred activity when going with your friends or partner, speed boating is the adventure of choice for people visiting with their families. The speed boat is an exhilarating experience that can be done with up to 4 family members in one boat.  A speed boating tour takes you to a lot of important locations where you can click pictures and enjoy the view. 

4. Fly Fishing 

Fly fishing is one of the cheapest and safest adventure water sport activities that are majorly aimed at children. The fly fishing is done in an E shaped inflatable balloon which rises with the speed of the boat. Up to two people can be strapped onto the balloon. As it rises with speed, one gets a beautiful view of Dubai with the wind on their hair. Your kids are sure to love it, but it is not restricted to only kids. 

5. Flyboarding 

Flyboarding is for the people who want to get into some real action hero zone. Flyboarding is super a super enjoyable adventure water sports activity. You stand on top of a jetpack and the propeller in the jetpack takes you high up in the sky. Do not worry while it may sound like voodoo magic, it is a simple mechanism that can be learnt and understood in minutes. You will initially have an instructor teaching you the basics, before letting you have all the fun.

6. Sea Breacher

A Seabreacher is this monstrous-looking metallic shark machine. It is symbolic to a 2 seater fighter plane. This activity starts by going on the surface of the water at high speed and then plunging into the depths of the water. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? It does not end there. Once it reaches a certain depth, it turns upwards and flies straight up into the air for about 18 to 20 feet. This makes me want to try it out right away and I am sure you feel the same way. 

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7. Kitesurfing 

Kitesurfing is one of the most popular and favourite water sport activities among locals and visitors alike. You hold on to a parachute tied to the waterboard which guide you over the waves. With Dubai being a breezy destination, the speed of the breeze is enough to glide you over the waves. It is a sport that can be learnt with just a little time a practice. There are also tandem kitesurfing activities for kids and adults in Dubai. 

8. Scuba Diving

The Atlantis Palm is home to one of the largest aquariums in the world. The aquarium is home to almost 60,000 marine species including manta rays, fishes and even sharks. Did you know you can go scuba diving inside the aquarium and explore the mini marine world? How cool is that! Make sure you go with a trusted instructor.

9. Water Skiing 

Water Skiing is one of the most exciting and best water sport activities in Dubai. The waterski is where in your are tugged on by a speedboat and ski through the water depending on the speed of the boat. It is something that will please the adventure lover in you. JBR watersport park is one of the best places to experience this. 

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10. Wakeboarding 

Wakeboarding is the advanced version of water skiing. Both of your legs are strapped onto a skateboard and you are tugged on by a motorboat in open waters. This is a much more challenging water sport than water skiing and manoeuvring in the water makes it interesting. This is the water sport for you if you are into stunts.

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11. Windsurfing 

Windsurfing is one of the most famous water sport activities in Dubai. This watersport activity predominantly takes place in the Jumeirah region. With the winds being really strong in Dubai, this aids in windsurfing out on the waters, making it one of the local favourites. Windsurfing is a combination of sailing and surfing. This local favourite can be enjoyed by everyone in the Jumeirah beach. 

12. Swimming with Dolphins

Yes, we have saved the best for the last. Dolphins are one of the cutest and friendliest creatures on this planet. Dubai is not only a place where you can get close to them, but you can also swim with them. Though this is not necessarily an adventure sport activity, it is still one of the most enjoyable ones. This activity can be done in the creek park in Dubai. 

With Dubai being one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, water sports are one of the most ways to enjoy and at the same time cool down yourself as well. Reach out to the destination experts at Pickyourtrail to customize your own adventure-filled Dubai Vacation

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