How to Experience Water Sports in Dubai

Dubai is a city located in the UAE and is a leading tourist destination in the Middle East. The city is located off the Persian Gulf in the Indian Ocean. Did you know there’s a wide range of Water Sports in Dubai that you can choose from while vacationing in the city? With the region having a hot desert climate, these fun water sports will also help to cool off as well as have a great time.

Water Sports in Dubai

Arabia Horizons Tours offer a variety of water sports in Dubai that will leave you wanting for more. Get adventurous and try out any of the following water sports during your Dubai vacation:

Water Sports in Dubai

Banana Ride

This is a 15 minutes ride on an inflated Banana boat. The banana boat is tethered to a motorboat and the riders are towed through the water. The banana boat has a minimum capacity of four riders and is, therefore, a perfect activity for those travelling as a group. The speed of the boat is dictated by the riders and can be slow for children or fast for those seeking to have a more thrilling experience.

For more information about the Banana Ride, see Link.

Donut Ride

The donut ride is another tethered boat activity where an inflated donut boat is towed through the water by a powered watercraft. The banana boat has a minimum capacity of 2 people and the ride has a duration of 15 minutes. The speed is also dictated by the riders and can, therefore, be slow or fast according to the rider’s preference.

For more information about the Donut ride, see Link.

Dubai Jet Ski

A Jet ski is one of the most popular Water Sports in Dubai and the world, you will also enjoy while in Dubai.

The Jet ski ride includes packages of up to 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and of course shared tours. This not an insured activity so riders have to ensure their own safety during the Jet ski Ride.

For more information on the Dubai Jet Ski ride, see Link.

Dubai Parasailing

Parasailing is one Water Sport in Dubai that you will definitely enjoy. You will get to fly in the air and enjoy the most beautiful views of the Jumeirah beach.

While parasailing, you will sit on a parachute which is then towed to a motorboat. As the boat gains speed, you will be lifted up in the air and get the chance to fly over 200 metres above the ocean. The ride lasts 10-15 minutes and is an absolute thrill.

For a safe Parasailing experience, you will also be briefed on all safety procedures before the tour.

For more information about Dubai Parasailing, see Link.

Fly board

The fly board is an exciting Water Sports in Dubai where you get to ride aboard powered by a powerful water jet. Your feet are attached to the board which launches you above the water as the water jet shoots down in high pressure. All you need is a little balance and you will be able to soar in the air like Iron Man! The ride duration is between 20 to 30 minutes.

  • The following requirements should, however, be met for Flyboarding;
  • Rider must know how to swim
  • Rider must be 15 years old and above
  • Minimum weight for the ride is 45- 135 Kg

For more information on Flyboarding, see Link.

Fly board

Fly Fish

A fly fish is an inflatable sideways boat shaped like an E. The boat is pulled by a speed boat and you have to hold on real tight for the ride. The fly fish ride usually lasts 15 minutes.

For more information on the fly fish, see Link.


Kayaking is a Water Sports in Dubai that uses a Kayak to move through the water. A Kayak has a closed cockpit and uses a two bladed paddle to wade through the water. While using the Kayak, you should sit at the bottom of the boat with legs extended outwards.

You can enjoy this water sport for an hour while wading across Dubai’s pristine waters.

For more information about Kayaking, see Link.

Knee Boarding

In kneeboarding, you will be towed to a high-speed motorboat while riding aboard. Your knees and heels have to be on the board while your thigh is strapped to the board’s deck.

The duration for the ride is 15 minutes and you will have to hold on tight on this whirling ride so that you don’t end up falling in the water! 

For more information about Kneeboarding, see Link.


This is a thrilling Water Sports in Dubai that you should try out. This water sport was developed by combining water skiing and snowboarding while incorporating surfing techniques.

Wakeboard involves the rider being pulled across the water surface by a motorboat. You start off in a squatting position and you have to use the motor boat’s power to wake up and ride the board. You will definitely have an exhilarating time riding across the waves. The ride takes 15 minutes to ensure that you have your fill of this fun activity.

For more information on Wakeboard, see Link.


Water Skiing

Water skiing is another water sport that involves the rider being pulled by a boat. You can use one or two finless skis for the sport. If you are an apt water skier, you can add to the fun by performing gymnastic stunts while skiing. The duration for water skiing is also 15 minutes.

For more on water skiing, see Link.

Water Sports conditions

For safety purposes, the following conditions have to be adhered to;

  • Water Sports can be cancelled during extreme weather conditions.
  • Children below 10 years old are not allowed for all water sports.
  • For Jet Skiing, riders should have relevant insurance and take this tour at their own risk. 

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To enjoying all these thrilling water sports in Dubai, you can book either of the following packages on Arabian Horizons tours. We have a wide range water sports suitable for all visitors who are looking to have a great experience in Dubai.

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