The 7 Top Water Sports To Stay Fit in The UAE This Summer


The most common question is “where do I go to learn that?” The good news is we have done the hard work for you, and all you will need to do is find the water sport and the area you prefer.

1. Kitesurfing

Kite surfing is a new water sport in the UAE scene.

It is a great way to build leg and arm muscles while burning 300 – 500 calories an hour. Being the new water sport on the block, it could be difficult to find a place to kite surf. However, we were able to locate these places to get you kite surfing today:

2. Kayaking/Canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to stay fit burning 280-480 calories an hour, while working the arms, abs and back muscles. Luckily, you don’t have to travel half way across the world to kayak. You can do it right here in the UAE in these great places where you can also learn how to kayak or canoe:

3. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is another great way to get some water fun while burning calories and working on that summer body. You can burn 350-550 calories wakeboarding, and also exercise the arms, legs and core mucles. Here are some places where you can start your wakeboarding education:

4. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a great way to see the beautiful landscape under the water while still staying fit and active. It allows you to burn about 300-500 calories an hour. In addition, exploring the underwater life allows you to use all of your muscles giving you a great full body work out. Here are the best places to learn snorkeling in UAE.

5. Jet Skiing

The thrill and fun that you get from the Jet Ski and unmatched. Learning to Jet Ski is like learning to bike; once you learn it, you never forget it. Because of that, there are not places that give jet skiing lessons per say, but most places that rent jet skis out will tell you how to ride them. Please make sure that you use a life vest or something similar when you are out on the water. An hour on the jet-ski will burn 300 – 500 calories.

6. Boating

Boating is a great way to relax and enjoy your time in the water. Depending on the type of boating that you are doing, you can easily burn 150-300 calories an hour. The muscles you work will also depend on the type of boating that you intend to do. Here are some of the ways that you can use to boat.

  • Sailing
  • Boat Racing
  • Paddle boats

7. Surfing

Surfing is a fun water activity that many are growing to love. Luckily, you surfing is also a great way to burn 600-800 calories an hour while working most body muscles. This way, you can have a great time while staying fit and toned. Here are the places to go if you want to learn to surf regardless of your level:


Water sports are the perfect summer activity. You get to have your summer fun doing new activities, while working on those summer abs. Getting active in the water is also a great way to get social while getting fit and tan. For more great ways to get fit and stay fit in the UAE feel free to check out some of our other articles here.


Author: Amna El Tawil
Author Bio: Amna is a Health & Fitness Editor at Nutrition Souq. Her specialties are health eating, diet, weight loss and fitness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. She has contributed to several publications sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo in addition to two self-help books for the John Maxwell Organization. She also worked as a full time journalist for the largest media network in the Middle East: MBC.