The bustling emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is a great travel destination and place to rent a boat. Many visitors head to Dubai every year and will require things to do while in the city. If you plan on bringing your children with you, check out this local guide to traveling to Dubai with kids.

Want to get out on the water during your stay? There are tons of water experiences and boating opportunities to enjoy in Dubai, with some of the top captains on GetMyBoat.

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Yacht Charters and Boat Rentals in Dubai

Tourists looking for luxury in Dubai shouldn't think twice about booking a yacht charter. Cruising in this modern city of skyscrapers is the ultimate way to enjoy a trip to Dubai. Captained charters are a popular choice in Dubai. They enable non-experienced boating enthusiasts to have all the joys of boating, without the stress of controlling the boat.

Yacht charters and boat rentals in Dubai can include all sorts of luxuries, like food and drinks on board, water toys, stops for swims, and sightseeing the hot spots of Dubai. Dhow dinner cruises are an especially popular option - enjoy delicious food while watching the sunset on board. Renting a boat in Dubai is a great thing to do if you're traveling with kids or if it's a couples trip and you're looking for a romantic cruise.

Sightseeing by yacht in Dubai is a popular choice since you can sit back and relax instead of trekking through the sun and heat. Enjoy sights like the Sheikh Palace, the lagoon, skydive, the World Islands, the idyllic Dubai marina, and the Atlantis Hotel. All these places in Dubai are quite a sight to behold from the water.

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Staying overnight on a yacht instead of a hotel is also an option for visitors to Dubai - cruises can even go to Oman, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and other nearby destinations. Sleep in a lovely estate room and journey around amazing cities in the Middle East on overnight yacht charters from Dubai.

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Jet Ski Tours in Dubai

One of the most popular tourist activities in Dubai is a jet ski tour. Nothing beats flying around at high speeds around the sights of Dubai, crashing through the waves and enjoying the breeze of the Persian Gulf. Rent a double jet ski in Dubai to ride around with your travel partner, or find a jet ski for one to enjoy some solo exploring. Group jet ski tours are a fun way to see the sights and jet skiing is a surefire way to get the adrenaline pumping. Watch skydivers tumble out of planes above you or check out the World Islands, and get an incredible view of the Dubai waterfront from the perspective of the waves.

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Water Sports in Dubai

Dubai is a hub for extreme sports enthusiasts. Skydiving, parasailing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, and more await you in Dubai, perfect for adventurous travelers who like to push their limits in a new place. Explore under the water in Dubai on a scuba diving excursion, earn your PADI scuba certification on a scuba charter, or even get up-close with predators of the deep on a shark tour. Wing diving is another way to enhance your snorkeling experience, or you can fly (literally) over the waves with a parasailing tour in Dubai.

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Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals in Dubai

For active travelers who enjoy exercise during their adventures should consider renting a paddleboard or kayak to power yourself around the Dubai waterfront. Get in a workout while seeing the sights, leaving from Palm Jumeirah and see the Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, and the Burj Khalifa, all the spots you'll want to snap some photos of during a visit to Dubai.


See all of the top tourist attractions in Dubai from a boat rental or yacht charter and have a splendid time cruising around this city. There are so many things to do and see, and enjoying them on the water is going to make your trip to Dubai one you'll never forget.

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