How about paddling your way around the UAE, and exploring new places and hidden coves? Get into your kayaks and splash through beautiful lagoons, narrow channels, and even under the full canopy of the mangroves!
Yes, kayaking, which is almost similar to canoeing, is one of the most popular marine sports around the world. In the UAE, it will be your chance to know local flora and fauna while diving, fishing, and exploring its coasts closely.
Kayaking also gives you access to narrow lagoons that are often inaccessible, which gives you a fresh perspective on exploring.
So get ready with your life jacket, safety tools, and a trained guide to explore the immense beauty of nature. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast to avoid tides and high wave.
Typically, the kayaking vessel is designed for a single paddler; however there are also tandems made for two and even three paddlers. You can rent or buy a kayak, and go on a group trip or head out to sea solo.
The most stunning mangroves and archipelagos are in Abu Dhabi and Umm Al Quwain. You can watch out for turtles and even flamingos! Al Jazirah Port in Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah is also another location for a scenic view of fishing fleets and lofty rocks in the middle of the sea. The East Coast is a bit far but ideal for kayaking and exploring islands and coves. And if you don’t feel like exploring too far and wide, head to the Kite beach for an hour of paddling on a rented kayak.
There are no age limits for this recreational sport so get going!