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Outdoor activities in UAE
There is a reason why the United Arab Emirates is one of the top tourist destinations. This is due to its picturesque landscapes and a myriad of adventurous outdoor activities such as ocean surfing, cycling, and desert safaris.
The United Arab Emirates is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a fun, quality vacation destination. Here’s a list of all the outdoor activities you can enjoy when visiting the Emirates. Read on!
1. Camping in the Desert
Everyone needs a little digital detox from time to time when the pressures of modern life seem to overwhelm them. The best way to do this is to load up the car, head to the desert, camp out, and soothe your soul in the sand.
With its artificial lagoons and fantastic wildlife, it is hard to believe you are a few miles from the heart of the city, but it is so picturesque. In addition, it is dangerous to drive through the desert and camp in a random place.
However, in Al-Qudra, the more people there is the more room for everyone. Glamping is an option, but if it is the wilderness, why not pitch a tent for two, have a barbecue, and relax with your loved ones as the sun sets and the stars begin to twinkle?
2. Explore Palm West Beach
The Palm West Beach is a beautiful beachfront promenade and has become one of the most popular attractions in the UAE. With restaurants, bars, entertainment, and water sports along the beach, this “sunset destination” will tell you when it is time to party.
In addition, the mile-long boardwalk and beach are pet-friendly and feature 300 palm trees lit at night. Coco Bay, a Bali-themed beach bar and restaurant, Lucky Fish, a hip beach club and restaurant, and Senor Pico, a Mexican restaurant, are all popular, with more opening soon. Grab your camera to take pictures and enjoy beautiful views with your family or friends.
3. Cycling Adventures
In Abu Dhabi, you can cycle through miles of blacktop roads and endless desert-like areas. Take a bike to the empty neighborhood, ride down mountainous dunes, tackle the 4,068-foot summit of Jebel Hafit, or cycle the six-mile Al Fudayyat Island trail watching the picturesque city.
4. Walk around Liwa Fort
Spanning 60 miles of greenery, Liwa Fort offers 360-degree views of the palm plantations of the Liwa Oasis and the dunes beyond. The seven mud-brick forts and fortresses that once protected the region’s water supply are a must for courageous travelers and history enthusiasts.
5. Mangrove Kayaking
Abu Dhabi’s mangrove reserves are close to the city, and a kayaking trip is the perfect stress-relieving activity. A 90-minute kayak tour takes you through the mangroves east of the capital. You can also opt for Al Raba’s Mangrove Eco Tour to learn more about this unique ecosystem. There is also a night tour where you can observe the local marine life with the help of LED lights attached to the bottom of the kayak.
5. Wadi Adventure
If you prefer water sports or walking in the desert, this is the place for you. Wadi Adventure is one of the best places for white water rafting. In addition, this adventure sports facility is one of a kind in the Middle East. We love white water rafting on a man-made river, and you should do the same because it is fun and adventurous. Moreover, it is a beautiful outdoor area for families with kids.
Snoopy Island is a place you don’t want to miss. You can spend all day exploring the incredible coral reefs. The waters of this island are crystal clear, and you can feel the tranquility. In addition, Snoopy Island in Fujairah has rocks shaped like the famous cartoon dog lying on his back.
The best way to experience the wonders of this island is to stay at the Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort. There are several other hotels near Snoopy Island, but this one deserves a special mention. With Mount Hajar in the background, this hotel overlooks the sea and the Beach of Fujairah Snoopy Island.
The endless outdoor fun activities UAE has to offer will undoubtedly make your stay worthwhile and a lifetime of tremendous experience with your family and friends. Until next time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.