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Ultimate Guide to Watersports in Dubai

People enjoy a variety of water sports; some are solely for relaxation, while others are enhanced when shared with others. Certain activities are pursued purely for leisure or recreation, whereas others are pursued much more competitively. Here are some of the most popular water sports in Dubai.


Sailing or yachting can be done recreationally (cruising) or competitively (racing) (racing). Sailing is a type of water sport that can be easily taught to your children and enjoyed as a family activity. Dinghy sailing and yacht sailing are the two main types of sailing, each requiring a unique set of skills and, most importantly, a unique set of clothing and sailing accessories.

There are more water sports options in Dubai than you could possibly imagine. Including:

Jet Skiing | Wakesurfing | Parasailing | Banana Boat Ride | Scuba-Diving  | Bumper Ride | Wakeboarding | Kayaking | Speed Boat Ride

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Kayaking can be done alone or with friends. They can be quite strenuous for beginners depending on the course, so a good level of fitness is required. There are two types of kayaks: traditional sit-in kayaks and new, improved, and easily accessible sit-on-top kayaks. Both require paddling with a double-sided paddle. Kayaking is appropriate for both calm, sedate waters and faster whitewater rivers, depending on the ability of the individual. Sitting in kayaks necessitates skill and training, which can be obtained through courses. Sit-on-top kayaks, on the other hand, only require common sense; if you fall off, you simply get back on.


Surfing is primarily a sea or ocean sport in which the surfer rides moving waves towards the shore on a surfboard. Surfboards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as a classic fish shape with a widened tail block or a soft board with a set of ultra-safe rubber fins.


If you have access to a speedboat or live near a cable park, you can enjoy the thrills of wakeboarding. This is a board sport that will get you in shape because it requires very strong core muscles. A wetsuit and an impact vest are required pieces of equipment. If you have access to a cable park, you can rent the equipment and wakeboard.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is underwater diving in which the diver uses a self-contained breathing apparatus containing compressed air that they carry with them. Scuba divers can move underwater thanks to fins attached to their feet. Other water sports equipment required includes a mask that allows the diver to see underwater and buoyancy control apparatus.

When it comes to cruising, sailing isn’t as demanding as some other types of water sports. As a result, as long as everyone is dressed appropriately for sailing, it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Because this water sport is quite relaxing and tame, it is frequently enjoyed as a family activity. Cruising can also include coastal sailing (where you are always in sight of land) or longer offshore trips.