It’s that time of year to hit the beach in Dubai! Some people like sunbathing, while others like sipping drinks by the sea. Then there are those who love water sports. For this last group of people, there is a variety of spots in town where you can practice water sports and have an exciting day in the ocean whilst appreciating the beautiful views that Dubai has to offer.
For those who love all kinds of water sports, from stand-up paddle boarding to sailing, Watercooled has a vast array of options. Located on the road to Abu Dhabi, in the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, this company offers people a little getaway from the city. The hotel has its own private beach, allowing visitors to enjoy privacy and fantastic food and beverages during their visit. Watercooled markets themselves as offering a five-star watersports experience, which is great for the whole family.
Watercooled, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 887 6771
Surf House Dubai
There’s no doubt that the Surf House Dubai is the main hub for all surfers in the region. Located by Sunset Beach, with one of the most epic views of the Burj Al Arab in town, this spot is the ultimate place for all things surfing. Here, people can rent both surfboards and stand-up paddle boards and even take classes. With the surfing scene becoming increasingly popular in Dubai, the Surf House Dubai has become one of the hottest venues in town to bring the surfing community together.
Surf House Dubai, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 321 1309
For those looking for some truly unique water sports, Fahrenheit Beachsports is the place to go! Located in the stunning Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa in the heart of Jumeirah, the venue offers all the motorised activities for which one could hope. However, what sets Fahrenheit Beachsports apart from the rest are the awesome stand-up paddle board activities that the company offers. Here, visitors can try out SUP Polo, SUP Yoga and even fitness classes atop of a paddle board.
Sea Riders UAE
While most water sports in the city take place on the beach, Sea Riders UAE allows people to get wet in the waters of the Dubai Creek. One of the most iconic bodies of water in Dubai, the Creek is part of the history that makes the Emirate what it is today. Sea Riders UAE solely focuses on wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and by doing so, it has become the most experienced destination in town for both of these activities.
Sea Riders UAE, Dubai, UAE, +971 52 840 3587
Atlantis The Palm
This next spot seems like an unlikely place to try out water activities; Atlantis The Palm is better known for being one of the most popular and luxurious hotels in Dubai. The epic hotel, however, offers something that makes it stand out, a chance to go scuba diving in its aquarium. Known for its massive aquarium populated by sea life, people can book a chance to dive into the Ambassador Lagoon and interact with the fish that live in it.
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 426 2000
Water Adventure has a few different spots in town, including Jumeirah Beach Residences and the Palm Jumeirah. However, its place at THE BEACH in JBR allows people to enjoy one of the most fantastic public beaches in the Emirate and admire the view of the construction of the Dubai Eye Ferris wheel, which is set to become the largest one of its kind in the world when it opens. Water Adventure is best known for its WAD Shark and Jet Skis, offering a thrilling experience for visitors.
Water Adventure, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai, UAE, +971 50 911 4559
Wild Wadi Waterpark
This waterpark has been around for over a decade and has become one of the best tourist attractions in the city for those looking to get a bit wet during their stay in Dubai. With 30 different rides that are appropriate and fun for all ages, Wild Wadi is the ultimate destination for the entire family. It is a great place to both relax by the lazy river as well as try out surfing in their high-tech wave pool, and it offers one of the closest views of the Burj Al Arab that a person can get.
Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 348 4444