Looking for the best spots to go kayaking in Dubai and Abu Dhabi? We got you! Whether you want to kayak with incredible mountain views, or paddle past the iconic Atlantis hotel via Dubai Marina, here are some of our favourite kayaking spots in the UAE…
1. Hatta Kayak at Hatta Dam
Hands-down our favourite spot for kayaking in Dubai! Hatta Kayak is one of the most stunning kayaking trips in the country! Each person gets their own kayak to paddle their way around the peaceful Hatta Dam, surrounded by mountains. If you haven’t been yet, umm… what are you waiting for?
Contact: Hatta Kayak
Cost: AED 60 for as long as you like (single kayak)
2. Kayaking in Palm Jumeirah
This one is great for tourists who want to explore Dubai from the waters. SeaYou offers guided tours around the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Starting from Sofitel the Palm, you will paddle past the Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, and you’ll even get to spot the Burj Khalifa.
Cost: AED 230 for 2h 30 mins (single kayak), AED 345 for double kayak
3. Kayaking at Eastern Mangroves
This picturesque kayaking trip is in Abu Dhabi, but it’s totally worth the one-hour drive. The UAE is well-known for its large Mangrove forest, which is a natural habitat for many birds and marine life. At Eastern Mangroves, you’ll be able to peacefully kayak through the forest, and you may even spot some little fish!
Contact: Sea Hawk Water Sports
Price: AED 110 for 3 hours (single kayak), AED 160 for 3 hours (double kayak)
4. Kayaking at Wadi Adventure
Ever been to Wadi Adventure? This awesome adventure park is tucked away in Al Ain, and is home to some insane water sports! Whether you’re a complete beginner or a total pro, head there with a group of friends to try kayaking in the rapid white waters of Wadi Adventure. Besides kayaking, the water park also has white water rafting, surfing, wakeboarding, zip lining and more!
Contact: Wadi Adventure
Cost: AED 150