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 snorkelling 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 its 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
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
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 snorkelling experience which is also quite an exciting activity to indulge in.
Price – AED 375 onwards
Jet Blade, also known as Flyboarding 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? Flyboarding is one activity that can make you feel up in the air – and it is unbelievably easy.
Price – AED 350 onwards
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
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