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A fun and family-friendly sports and leisure destination that’s a bit of a hidden gem, the state-of-the-art Al Forsan International Sports Resort is home to Arabia’s first wakeboarding, waterskiing and kneeboarding cable ski parks. Featuring a huge overhead cable erected around the banks of the purpose-built ‘pro’ and ‘beginner’ lakes, the cable travels between 29 to 38kph (depending on the level of experience), pulling participants around the lake on their chosen board or ski, specifically wakeboard, wakeskate, kneeboards, mono ski or water ski. The cable system can accommodate multiple riders at a time (13 per minute), giving you more action and less waiting time. Described by the World Wakeboarding Association (WWA) as “one of the most amazing cable facilities in the world”, Al Forsan International Sports Resort is also home to exciting events. www.alforsan.com

The Jalboot Watersports Centre is an exceptional waterfront, lifestyle and leisure destination operated by Jalboot and Wake up Adventure. Offering an impressive range of motorised and non-motorised activities, including wakeboarding, wake surfing, SUP yoga and more, Jalboot is guaranteed to offer you the adventure of a lifetime out on the water.

Wadi Adventure is a fantastic family-friendly adventure park that sits at the base of the majestic and history-rich Jebel Hafit mountain, Abu Dhabi’s tallest peak, about an hour and a half away from the city in Al Ain. Home to the Middle East’s first man-made white water rafting channels, measuring 1,100 metres in length and perfect for rafting and kayaking, Wadi Adventure also has a surfing wall, wakeboarding facilities, swimming pool and splash pool. Action fans will love the park’s exhilarating aerial adventure course that includes an 18-obstacle, two-level airpark, 1,200-metre long zip line, vertical climb line and 14-metre high giant swing. www.wadiadventure.ae