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Looking for a fun and healthy day out that’s perfect for the whole family? Sea Hawk Water Sports & Adventures offers three-times daily, two-hour kayaking trips through Abu Dhabi’s vast mangrove forests that characterise Abu Dhabi’s pristine coastline. Prices start from AED 160 for adults, and AED 130 for kids aged three to 12. Learn more at www.sea-hawk.ae

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. For AED 160, try either a low- or high-tide one-and-a-half to two-hour kayaking tour or, for something different, book a Full Moon Tour at AED 210 per person. Noukhada also offers half-day island exploration tours for AED 250 per person, or you can opt for a beach barbecue for AED 350 per person, or overnight camping stays for AED 450 per person. Noukhada also operates from Yas Beach where kayaks, SUPs, windsurfing boards and sailing boats are available to rent, or for tours and lessons. Learn more at www.noukhada.ae

Bringing water and adrenaline-filled adventure together, Wadi Adventure is home to the region’s first man-made white-water rafting, kayaking and surf facility, set in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafit mountain in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city and heritage heartland about 90-minutes drive from the capital.

Kayaking

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. Learn more at www.wadiadventure.ae

The Desert Islands Watersports Centre offers incredible kayaking expeditions through a major non-fishing zone that stretches eight kilometres along the shores of nature-based destination and wildlife sanctuary Sir Bani Yas Island, one of eight desert islands that make up the Al Dhafra area. Learn more at divemahara.com