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Kayaking in Abu Dhabi is a fantastic way to see natural wonders and an opportunity to get up close to the emirate’s surprising nature and wildlife

One of the UAE’s most popular kayaking spots is Abu Dhabi’s mangrove forest. Its dramatic scenery and abundance of wildlife are a hit with animal lovers and keen photographers. Beyond the tranquillity of the mangroves, there are options for adrenaline seekers. The fast-flowing water channels of Jebel Hafit are a haven for those who want to kayak at speed. 

Whether you’re looking to leisurely row through the mangroves or take to white water rapids, make sure you experience the waters of Abu Dhabi with the pros. Explore the trusted kayak rental spots and tour operators below and plan your day out on the water.

Daily mangrove tours

Husaak Adventures Abu Dhabi

Looking for a fun and healthy day out that’s perfect for the whole family? Husaak Adventures Abu Dhabi offers three-times daily, two-hour kayaking trips. The trips take you through Abu Dhabi’s vast mangrove forests that characterise the pristine coastline of Abu Dhabi.

Prices start from AED 160 for adults, and AED 130 for kids aged three to 12. 

Unique kayaking experiences


A pioneer of Abu Dhabi’s kayaking tours, Noukhada takes you through the capital’s natural mangrove forests, with trips exploring the lush habitat dotting the plethora of islands in view of the rising city skyline. Noukhada offers a range of experiences including short trips, island explorations and even full moon tours. Beach barbecues and overnight camping excursions are also available to book. If you’re down at Yas Beach, stop by Noukhada to rent kayaks, SUPs, windsurfing boats, and sailing boats. 

Prices start from AED 130 for tours and AED 50 for rentals.  

Extreme water sports

Wadi Adventure

Bringing water and adrenaline-filled adventure together, Wadi Adventure is home to the region’s first artificial white-water rafting, kayaking and surf facility. The park is a 90-minute drive from the capital and set in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafit mountain in Al Ain. The park’s 1.7-kilometre kayaking channel network is the world’s longest, with lessons provided by certified trainers covering all competency levels. Guests can bring their own equipment, rent, or buy gear from the resort’s shop. 

Packages start from AED 215 per person.

An island adventure

Desert Islands Watersports Centre

The Desert Islands Watersports Centre, located on Sir Bani Yas Island, is a must-visit for those who love to get active in the water. From scuba diving to sailing, you’ll find something perfect for you or your group to get involved with. 

Experience incredible kayaking expeditions along eight kilometres of shores that border this fascinating island. The nature-based destination and wildlife sanctuary is one of eight desert islands that make up the Al Dhafra area. Experience it in a truly unique way on the water. 


Frequently asked questions about Kayaking.

 Yes. Abu Dhabi offers plenty of kayaking tours for those looking to explore the city by water.

Prices vary, however the average price for adults is AED 160 and AED 130 for children.