Many holiday goers love Dubai for its pristine white beaches and the unlimited water sports. Water sports are fun for the ones who know how to swim. But what water sports could a non-swimmer like me and many others can enjoy in Dubai?
Tried to dig deep into this, and found indeed Dubai is great. They have water sports for non-swimmers too. Doesn’t matter if you can swim or not, Dubai water sports are fun for all.
Under Water Walking – Walk under the water; come closer to nature in Dubai
So, what if you can’t go snorkeling? Don’t worry. Trust us; underwater walking is fun as much as snorkeling. You will get a chance to touch the ocean floor, walk on the ocean floor with your feet. All you have to do is to wear a see-through oxygen mask so that you can breathe under water. No swimming, just plain old walking!
Difficulty Level: It is very safe, and an instructor is always with you.
Location: Dubai Water Canal Walk
Address: Water Canal – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
Jet Skiing – A heady cocktail for anyone
Speed, thrill and the beautiful waters of Dubai – a heady cocktail for anyone. Jet skiing is the most popular water sport in Dubai, and yes, you don’t require to be an excellent swimmer to rev up the engine.
Pro Tip: Wear a life jacket, and coast guards are always on alert so even if you fall; you would easily float on the water until guards rescue you.
Difficulty Level: Easy to ride after a briefing by the expert.
Location: Nemo Water Sports Jet Ski & Flyboard Dubai
Address: Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour، Umm Suqeim 2, Jumeirah Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 8 AM–6PM
Banana Boat Rides – Fun & frolic on the banana boat!
A boat in the shape of a banana! Well, who wouldn’t want to get on board that? Once you get on the boat, you are secured safely to the boat (so that you don’t fall off), and you go on a ferry ride on the frothing waves of the ocean. Go bananas!
Difficulty Level: Easy to ride and safe
Location: Xclusive Yachts Rental Dubai
Address: Dubai Marina Yacht Club – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
Big Game Fishing – Relax and go fishing at the beautiful beaches in Dubai!
Dubai is a heaven for those who love fishing. Although less promoted and less known than the other exciting water sports in Dubai, fishing is an excellent way to relax and have fun at the same time.
Difficulty Level: Very easy and a good option to relax
Location: Go Fishing
Address: Marina Sail Tower – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 8 AM – 10 PM
A perfect activity for thrill seekers who wish to beat the heat while engaging in an exciting adventure. Ride the waters aboard hydro dynamically shaped knee boards for an alternative view of The Palm.
Difficulty Level: A bit tough but exciting!
Location: Dubai Kennels & Cattery (DKC)
Address: Street 34, Umm Ramool – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Opening Hours: 9 Am – 5 PM, Weekends: Friday (Closed), Saturday 2 PM – 5 PM
Whew! See, there are a plethora of water activities that you can enjoy in Dubai, and you don’t need to be a swimmer for any of them. All you need to do is to book your flight and hotel for Dubai.
Grab your cameras, a bathing towel, swimming gear, and your adrenaline for these awesome adventures!