Best time to visit Dubai

Kayaking and Canoeing

One of the best ways to explore artificial islands and posh resorts of Dubai

Kayaking and Canoeing in Dubai - Best Time
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Beautiful beaches and lagunes of Dubai are perfect for all kinds of water sports. Kayaking is one of the easiest ways to explore the coastline, and it doesn't require previous experience. Gliding through the waters of Palm Jumeirah in your kayak under the clear blue sky is indeed unforgettable.

Kayaking and Canoeing in Dubai - Best Season

Many hotels such as Hilton Dubai Jumeirah have rentals offering kayaks for one, two or more persons. Open ‘sit-on-top’ kayaks are most popular in the UAE. Wetsuits and helmets are also available. You can take a group kayak lesson learning how to navigate your transport with your body or go for a guided tour.

Best time for Kayaking and Canoeing in Dubai
Best time to see Kayaking and Canoeing in Dubai

If you would like to visit other places along the UAE coast, you can take kayaking tours from Abu Dhabi, explore the mangroves, Corniche Beach, and northern emirates.

Abu Dhabi mangrove
Abu Dhabi mangrove

One of the best canoeing trips runs Khor Kalba, a nature reserve based on a mangrove swamp. Tour operators provide a two-hour drive to the start point, and then participants can enjoy exploring the nature of Khor Kalba.

The best time for kayaking and canoeing tours runs from October to April when the temperatures are not too high.

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