Sports Activities in Abu Dhabi

In a country with year-round sunshine, there are plenty of opportunities to engage in outdoor sports activities for both children and adults.


Surrounded by two hundred islands, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for water sport activities, and at the same time is a place of unlimited possibilities including exceptional leisure activities on Yas Island, and at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.



Scuba diving is one of the most fascinating adventure sports in Abu Dhabi. The clear and placid water of the Arabian Gulf is home to the most exotic marine life, and the region offers a rich abundance of sailfish, marlin, spotted eagle rays and barracuda, just to name a few. Dive sites are suitable for all levels of divers from novice and junior divers to very experienced and advanced divers. Weekday and weekend excursions are offered from different dive centres across the city.

Recommended dive centres are the Dolphin Bay Company, Abu Dhabi Sub Aqua Club and Arabian Divers and Sport Fishing Charters.

All dive centres are located approximately twenty five minutes by car from the resort.

Our concierge will be pleased to assist with your reservation and special packages. Equipment rental is priced at AED 150 and a one hour session costs around AED 370.

For further information, call +971 2 407 1234 or email

Freediving UAE
The only company specialising in freediving training and courses in the United Arab Emirates, Freediving UAE currently runs a basic Discover Freediving course which is tailored to introduce newcomers (of 18 years and older) to freediving and requires no open water diving. In addition, three AIDA accredited courses for the more advanced divers are available.

Costs for the one day introductory 'Discover Freediving' course is AED 800 (US $218), the two day AIDA foundation course is AED 1,850 (US $506) and the three day intermediate and four day advanced courses are AED 2,881 / 3,344 (US $790 / 916) respectively.

For further information, click here.

Flyboard UAE
This is one of the most thrilling water sport activities to hit Abu Dhabi. If you have ever wanted to soar into the sky or jump in and out of the water like a dolphin, fly boarding is definitely for you.

The first company of its kind in the region offers fly board sessions with a professional coach. Individuals and groups are welcome. A fly board session includes all safety clothing and instructions.

Timings (Abu Dhabi Yas Island): 11:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday

Booking required.

Packages and prices:
30 Min. Flyboarding – AED 300 (US $82) per person
60 Min. Flyboarding – AED 500 (US $136) per person
Group discounts (minimum of five people) are available.

For further information, call +97150 817 3071 / +97150 233 1177 or click here.

Sea Hawk Water Sports
Sea Hawk Water Sports (owned by an Emirati PADI Master Diver) offers the full spectrum of PADI certified courses from Junior to Master, and they are tailored to suit every visitor’s need. Special intensive courses can be arranged to complete certification in just four days, perfect for visiting overseas guests. Utilising unique local knowledge, Sea Hawk also offers daily dive packages to five locations off Abu Dhabi’s expansive coastline; from exploring mysterious ship wrecks to getting up close to the emirate’s teeming macro life.

For visitors wanting to stay on top of the water, Sea Hawk also offers two-hour kayaking trips through the vast mangrove forests thrice daily, which explore Abu Dhabi’s coastline. A perfect day out for the whole family.

Prices start from AED 150 (US $41) for adults, and AED 130 (US $30) for kids (3-12 years).

For further information, call +9712 673 6688 or click here.

Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced circuits in the world. The Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsport venue in the world where all of the grandstands are covered, and part of its pit lane exit runs underneath the track for premium motorsport events. Visitors can engage in a complete driving experience, with tuition and driving packages available at the Yas Racing School, Yas Drag Racing Centre and Yas Kartzone.

Yas Marina Circuit is open daily from 9am to 6pm, and prices start from AED 650.

Distance from Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas: 15 km (9.3 miles)

Located approximately fifteen minutes from the resort by car, this is one venue where you can spend an entire day.

Our concierge will be pleased to arrange your Yas Driving Experience.

For further information, call +971 2 673 6688 or click here.

Yas Kartzone

The Yas Kartzone offers a fleet of cadet karts for youngsters aged 8 to 12, and senior karts for people aged thirteen years and above.

Located approximately fifteen minutes from the hotel by car, group karting can be arranged by contacting our concierge. Experience a fun time on the track, from Tuesday to Sunday, 3:00pm to 11:00pm; starting from AED 55 up to AED 110.

Distance from Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas: 15 km (9.3 miles)

For further information, call +971 2 407 1234 or email


The Abu Dhabi Corniche and The Club at Meena Saadiyat offer year-round wakeboarding experiences. Located approximately fifteen minutes from the hotel by car, the park at Abu Dhabi Corniche is open to the public from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and is free to use. Sessions at The Club at Meena Saadiyat start from AED 250 per person and have to be booked in advance.

This venue can be reached within five minutes from the hotel by car. Our concierge will be pleased to assist with your reservation.

For further information, call +971 2 407 1234 or email



The best season for fishing is between September and April. Commonly caught fish include dorado, kingfish, queenfish, sailfish and tuna. Arabian Divers and Sportfishing Charters offers sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sightseeing boat charters daily. All charters are conducted aboard coast guard approved boats, with certified captains and appropriate safety equipment. Group fishing trips for half a day at 10.6 m (35 ft) depth cost AED 3100.

Our concierge can assist with arrange fishing excursions from Abu Dhabi, departing from Al Bateen, which is a twenty minute drive from the hotel.

For further information, call +971 2 407 1234 or email


Ice Skating

The Abu Dhabi Ice Rink is an excellent way to escape the heat in the city. Located near Zayed Sports City and approximately twenty five minutes from the hotel, the ice rink offers lessons throughout the week and special events on a seasonal basis. There are also lessons for ice hockey on the weekends, as well as special ladies days on weekdays.

The Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is an excellent way to escape the heat for a few hours. Lessons are available.

Timings are subject to change, please contact our Concierge team for session booking.

For further information, call +971 2 403 4333.

Ice Rink Marina
The Marina Mall Ice Rink is the perfect venue for the whole family to spend a great time together, whether to skate or simply enjoy some of the exciting ice shows throughout the year.

Priced at AED 40 for a one hour skating session. Helmets are mandatory for beginners.

Distance from Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas: 20 km (12.4 miles)

For further information, call +971 2 407 1234 or email

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