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Water Sports to Try Out on Your Vacation to Abu Dhabi - Hitting the Ocean!

The desert oasis Abu Dhabi may not be your first choice for watersports. Not many people know that it has plenty of fun and adrenalin pumping water activities to experience.


Wakeboarding in Abu Dhabi

If regular surfing is not your thing then wakeboarding is a good alternative. You can let the powerboat take the strain and simply focus on balance and staying upright. Abu Dhabi has some of the best beaches in the Middle East for water sports such as wakeboarding so make it an adventure during your stay. The Al Forsan International Sports Resort is the first park in the country to offer wakeboarding as well as a few more extreme water sports. You find two freshwater outdoor lakes here, one for newbies and the other for veterans. This is one of the most fun watersports one can experience. If you stay at a hotel such as Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, you can get all the necessary details about where you can go wakeboarding from the hotel information desk.


Flyboarding in Abu Dhabi

Did you ever want to soar up to the sky or walk on water? Well, now you can! Flyboarding is one of the most thrilling activities to hit the watersport industry in Abu Dhabi. Flyboarding is a relatively new sport in the world and it requires safety clothes and equipment as well as proper instructions by professionals. You can try this extreme but fun water sport during your stay in Abu Dhabi. This is more suitable for those who are looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure or has a knack for extreme watersports.


Scuba Diving in Abu Dhabi

The plethora of colourful marine life in Abu Dhabi makes it the ideal place for scuba diving. Explore the offshore reefs and come face to face with some of the most beautiful sea creatures of Arabia. Dive sites are suitable for all levels of divers from juniors to advanced divers. Diving is one of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi. You find many exciting shipwrecks in the Arabian Gulf and most of them are within range for recreational scuba divers. This is will be ideal whether you are travelling in a group, as a couple or solo. An experienced guide will accompany you especially if you are not an experienced diver. A short ride on a sea boat from the shore will take you to some great dive spots!


Kite Surfing

Get your adrenalin pumping with an extreme watersport like kite surfing. Kite surfing is basically a mix of windsurfing, wakeboarding and paragliding wrapped up into a single exhilarating package. In Abu Dhabi, you can find schools that work on teaching kite surfing from an amateur level. Many public beaches in the country have kite surfing options so if you are ready to pump some game then head to the nearest beach. This is one of the best watersports to try out du your time in Abu Dhabi.