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Water Sports at Sir Bani Yas Island – Desert Wilderness

Sir Bani Yas Island established as a nature reserve, taking over half the island, protects a range of endangered species, while the Arabian Gulf circling the island promises water adventures galore.


Mangrove and Sea Kayaking Thrills

Some of the best Abu Dhabi villas are found on Sir Bani Yas Island including the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts which offers guests a chance to enjoy the thrills of sea and mangrove kayaking. An adventure that will prove to be unforgettable, these tours promise one sights of flamingos in hues of pink and orange feeding in the shallows while flying fish seem to add a touch of magic to the entire adventure, as you paddle along. The kayak tours are highly recommended for the adventurous nature lover, eager to experience the flourishing and exotic wildlife that live both on land, sea and the mangrove forests that skirt the island.


Take on Some Stand Up Paddle Boarding – SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has taken over the world of water sports; ideal for surfers as well as the non-surfer, you do not need to rely on waves to enjoy this adventure. If you are in pretty good physical shape do take on a SUP tour, as paddling along the glistening ocean on a board similar to a surfboard has many allures. Besides, the views are amazing since you are standing up, enjoy vistas of the stunning horizon, coastline as well as, sights of marine life skimming around the surface of the sea.


Snorkelling is Quite a Pleasure

Book yourself a snorkelling tour and set off to some of the most exotic snorkelling locations around the island. Ideal for observing the varied marine life that thrive around the island, these tours are often punctuated with sights of sea turtles and visits by curious dolphins, eager to have some fun and show off some acrobatic skills. The water is warm and visibility excellent for shore snorkelling as well; if you are a confident swimmer take off from around the shores of the island, and you will encounter the Hammour the famous Arabic fish, as well as, sea urchins and a number of colourful coral fish.


Enjoy Banana and Tube Boating

If you are too lazy to work at water sports, take it easy and hop on a banana or tube boat and enjoy the thrills of being whizzed across the Arabian Gulf. Nothing is more thrilling than having the warm sunshine beat down on you as a powerful motorboat pulls the float you are seated on across the ocean.


Wakeboarding, Water Skiing and More

Sir Bani Yas Island is well established as a top tourist resort, hence, there is no shortfall of thrilling water sports to enjoy. The resorts are well equipped to offer novices a chance to learn the ropes, while plenty of modern equipment and excellent weather conditions mean you can spend endless days of fun, water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding etc. around the glistening bay of Sir Bani Yas Island.