Top 5 Water Sports You Must Try In Dubai This Summer

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Here’s a chance for you to get up, close and personal with the magnificent aquamarine life. If you have a thrill for the underwater chills Dubai has the best to offer. From snorkeling to deep sea diving, here are some water sports perfect for the summer.

1. Hatta Kayaking

Breeze through the scenic views of Hatta dam on a kayak. Kayaking is the new-age water sport and Dubai seems to have got the sport bang on.  Explore the wide expanse of Hatta Dam and it’s mesmerizing surroundings while cruising on a kayak. Contrary to misconceptions, kayaking does not need rowing experience or expertise as the still waters are quite comfortable to row through. Plus, there will be instructors to help you out while you figure out things.

Along with the regular kayaks, there are other types of boats like electric boats, tour boats and doughnut boats, for you to explore the area.

Price – AED 60 (single kayak), AED 120 (double kayak)

Timings: 7 am- 10:30 am, 4:00- 10:00 pm

Photo Credits – Visit Hatta / Facebook

2. Banana boat ride

Aboard the wildest ride you would have ever experienced. Ride along the tepid waters on a banana-shaped boat. The boat can accommodate 6 to 8 people for a 15 to 20-minute ride. With ample training from professionals prior to the ride, this ride is a rather smooth one. Also, it makes for a great bonding day out with your friends/family. A must do on your adventure checklist.

Price – AED 150

Photo Credits – Banana Boat Ride / Facebook

3. Aqua Trek

Walking underwater amongst over 50,000 aqua creatures is an experience one will never forget, isn’t it? Atlantis The Palm Dubai lets you enjoy this life-changing experience. And what’s even better is that you can indulge in this activity without any diving experience. All you need are a wetsuit and a helmet! Amazing, right?

You can combine this with their snorkeling experience which is also quite an exciting activity to indulge in.

Price – AED 375 onwards

Photo Credits – Atlantis the Palm / Facebook

4. Fly boarding

Jet Blade, also known as Fly boarding is one of the most thrilling experiences in the water sports arena. Ever wondered what it would feel like to fly above water and dive right back into the waves? Fly boarding is one activity that can make you feel up in the air – and it is unbelievably easy.

Price – AED 350 onwards

Photo Credits – Shangri La / Facebook

5. Deep sea fishing 

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, this is something you cannot miss. Board a fishing boat with the equipment and get your hands on the grandest catch ever.

Price – AED 650 onwards

Photo Credits – Fishing Trip Dubai / Facebook

This article has been contributed to Curly Tales by Sweta Swaminathan. If you wish to contribute your travel story, please drop an email here

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