Kayaking is a popular pastime for outdoor lovers. Those who enjoy kayaking may agree that there’s nothing better than paddling through rivers, lakes or seas, surrounded by water and wildlife which will help you develop an even deeper love for the activity and for nature. To some people, kayaking is an opportunity to bond with loved ones and create lasting memories in new locations.
Besides, it’s a pleasant way to stay fit on holiday.
UAE has an abundance of worthwhile places for kayaking, so it can be challenging to choose your next kayaking adventure. In this post, we’ll show you some of the best kayaking destinations in the UAE to help you discover all of the incredible sea destinations you can paddle through.
1. Eastern Mangroves | Abu Dhabi
Apart from being the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has no scarcity of tourist attractions to keep visitors and travellers of all age groups entertained and Eastern Mangrove National Park remarkably is one of them.
The novel Eastern Mangrove National Park, is a shelter to approximately 60 species of birds, a thriving habitat for turtles, marine mammals and a myriad of shellfish, fish and crabs with Sea Hawk Water Sports & Adventures!
Mangrove kayaking is a captivating experience which you have to encounter at least once in your lifetime. Glide through calm waters full of wildlife and get a chance to explore the picturesque Eastern Mangroves with beautiful marine life of Abu Dhabi with a kayaking tour.
The tour begins with your choice of departure and mainly depends on the tide and weather conditions on that particular day. It takes about roughly 2 hours and you will be provided with all the kayaking equipment, along with expert guidance from the trainers before you begin the journey. You will be paddling through the mangrove canal after a safety brief in no time. The well-informed guide will take you through the channels and brief you regarding all the birds and marine life around.
2. JBR | Dubai
Dubai Marina is one of the perfect spots for kayaking with remarkable waterfront views of glistening skyscrapers.
You can choose a fleet of single or double seat kayaks available for hire that will give you the opportunity to explore the Kite Beach area at your own pace. Professional guidance provided by expert instructors along with safety equipment will always be available.
3. Dukes the Palm , a Royal Hideaway Hotel | Dubai
Located in the exclusive Palm Jumeirah area, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is the ideal destination for a once-in-a-lifetime family experience in a relaxing, magnificent, and welcoming setting. It boasts a collection of 279 immaculate guestrooms and suites, and 285 serviced apartments with stunning views of the Palm, Dubai Marina, and the Arabian Gulf.
With an indoor pool, infinity pool, lazy river, and private beach, this comforting retreat promises unrivalled experiences.
Stable kayaks guided by trained personnel in calm sea conditions are provided.
Children can also participate here. They should be five years of age or older in a tandem kayak with one or two adults. To operate a solo kayak, the child must be at least twelve years old. You can choose a fleet of single and double-seat kayaks available for hire that will give you the opportunity to explore the Kite Beach area at your own pace.
4. Marjan Island | Ras Al Khaimah
Al Marjan, located in Ras Al Khaimah is a series of four man-made islands extending 4.5km into the turquoise waters of Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost emirate, and so named because the complex resembles coral (marjan in Arabic) from above. With three resorts and its own music festival, there’s plenty of entertainment and relaxation.
You’ll find water sports on offer at all the resorts, plus kids clubs, evening entertainment and excursions to visit the wonderful attractions of Ras Al Khaimah. The island has a wide boulevard dotted with coffee shops that’s perfect for a sunset stroll, plus a running track and a cycle track.
As part of a vacation, Ras al Khaimah is the perfect kayak rental destination.With the professional guidance of an expert team, even beginners can learn how to paddle an advanced sea kayak.
5. Al Aqah Beach | Fujairah
Fujairah is best known for its pristine beaches and majestic mountain ranges. You will find a number of picture-perfect beaches and beach resorts in the emirate. One of the most popular beaches that you should definitely visit in Fujairah is the Al Aqah Beach. This beautiful place has clear blue waters and soft sand, making it perfect for those looking for a relaxed day by the sea.The gorgeous, cerulean waters of the Al Aqah beach offer the perfect retreat from the bustling city life.Al Aqah Beach is also one of the most unique coastal locations of the UAE, with impressive views of the Hajar Mountains.
It is located 45 kilometres north of Fujairah City, on the Gulf of Oman. It is one of the best beaches in Fujairah and a haven for people who love snorkelling and scuba diving. The beach is also easily accessible from the top resorts in Fujairah.
For those seeking a thrill, Al Aqah is popular for water sports, ranging from stand up paddle boarding to snorkelling. People can get wet in the area’s clear waters and take the opportunity to interact with the regional marine life, including anything from jellyfish to turtles.
There are also some thrilling watersports and activities that you can enjoy if you fancy something adventurous.
Another reason why you should visit Al Aqah Beach is that it is relatively less crowded than the other beaches, especially the popular beaches in Dubai. If you are looking for a more serene and isolated environment, you can certainly give it a try.
It offers a huge fleet of kayaks that consist of single kayaks, double kayaks, family kayaks and kids kayaks that you can rent anytime.
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