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Exciting Water Sports in Abu Dhabi – Entrancing Thrills on the Waters

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi offers a myriad of attractions for the visitor. These include an array of exciting water sports such as kayaking, jet skiing, banana boating, surfing, paddle boarding and white water rafting for the thrill seeker.



Kayaking will be a great choice amongst the water sports that can be enjoyed in Abu Dhabi. The whole family will enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable kayaking excursion which will take you into the extensive forests of mangroves that can be found along the coastline of Abu Dhabi. You will have the opportunity to visit the numerous small islands that can be found near the coast where the mangroves are found, whilst admiring the splendid skyline of the city. Visitors will also have the chance to experience the Yas Islands' verdant greenery and the Jebel Hafeet's striking foothills on a kayaking excursion.


Jet skiing

If you choose to go jet skiing in the waters of Abu Dhabi you will be able to spend some time engaging in an exhilarating activity that is sure to capture the imagination of the thrill seeker. The stresses and strains of the modern existence will melt away as you glide serenely across the gleaming waters of the Emirate on your obedient jet ski. You will feel the refreshing sea breezes wafting around you as you jet ski in Abu Dhabi amidst the picturesque surroundings. If necessary experienced staff will assist you as you learn the ropes of jet skiing.


Banana boating

Banana boating, on the other hand, is a very different water sport that does not require any specific skills or experience. All that you will have to do is to put on your trusty lifejacket, sit astride the banana boat and relax on your speedy and exciting ride. You will experience an adrenaline rush as the banana boat gathers speed and the driver of the motorboat towing you takes thrilling manoeuvres. As you hold on tightly you will have the opportunity to enjoy the entrancing surroundings all around you.


Stand-up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding is an entirely different water sport that may seem relatively sedate, yet offers captivating and rewarding experiences for those who engage in it. The clear and placid waters that you will find at Abu Dhabi will be a great setting for this interesting water activity. Stand-up paddle boarding will also attract the interest of health enthusiasts as it offers a good workout for the core muscles. As you enjoy sightseeing in Abu Dhabi, an accommodation choice to consider where you will have the opportunity to engage in stand-up paddle boarding would be Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort.



Surfing is a well-established water sport that counts innumerable enthusiasts around the globe. Although the waves in the waters of Abu Dhabi are generally rather low, you will still have the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding surfing session at Saadiyat Island which offers some favourable wave conditions. If you happen to be a novice in surfing there is no need to worry as you will be able to gain the necessary skills under expert supervision at Wild Wadi Park.


White water rafting

There is no sensation quite like that of white water rafting which is a popular adventure sport around the world. In Abu Dhabi, you will have the chance to experience white water rafting at Wild Wadi Park. This park offers rapids of three distinct levels, which means that rafters of all abilities will be able to indulge in this water sport here. Since you will be under the supervision of experienced guides, you will have a safe and enjoyable rafting experience here.