Boat trips and excursions along the lakes and canals of Dubai are a great chance to see the city from a completely different angle.
Cruising the Persian Gulf, anchor off World Islands, a man-made archipelago shaped like a map of the world. On one of its islands - Lebanon - there is a popular beach club known as the Island Beach Club. You can get a tan here or have dinner at the restaurant Toro Blanco. In the evening, an amazingly beautiful panorama will open up before you: a colorful Arabian sunset reflected off the skyscrapers of Dubai in the distance.
New Adventures on the Artificial Archipelago The World
Vacationers have long chosen the coast of Dubai for water trips in kayaks and canoes. There are also excellent beaches for surfers here. One of them is Sunset Beach. On Nikki Beach, which is located on the island of Pearl Jumeira, there is a surfing club called Surf House Dubai. You can rent a surfboard, receive training, as well as take part in competitions and other events there. A healthy breakfast can be ordered at the cafe inside the club.
Surfing on the Beaches of Dubai
The Dubai Water Canal is one of the most ambitious projects in Dubai. The newest three-kilometer canal runs through the center of the city, connecting the Persian Gulf, Safa Park, and the Business Bay area. Pedestrian bridges cross the canal. On one of them - Sheikh Zayed Road - there is an artificial waterfall with illuminations and a motion sensor: when ships approach, the curtain of water "spreads apart."
Trips Along the Dubai Water Canal
Hatta Dam wadi (lakes) are located in the mountain town of Hatta. Venture out onto the lake in a single or double kayak, and if you come here with a group, then rent a big yellow boat or a catamaran designed for three people. For outdoor enthusiasts, we recommend trying out a mountain safari on an off-road vehicle, as well as zorbing and zip-lining at the Hatta Wadi Hub tourist center.
First and foremost, you can explore the famous Dubai Creek, a narrow canal of water that links the city to the Persian Gulf. Here you'll encounter small fishing boats passing by luxury yachts. This is the embodiment of the unique combination of Dubai traditions and the modern world. As you sail along the canal, you can admire graceful buildings such as the Dubai Creek Tower and the Deira Twin Towers. From Deira Corniche and Al Ras, you can then head to Al Shindagha and Dubai Creek Park.
Lively Atmosphere of Dubai Creek