Most of us know about the exotic desert adventures that this glorious land of sand has to offer. But who says that it’s just a sea of sand that’s waiting to be explored in spectacular Arabia? Get ready to plunge into a whole new world of adventure with these spectacular water-based activities in the UAE and Oman that’s bound to put a splashing spin to MICE in Arabia!
Make a big catch with our customised fishing tours
Along with year-round sunshine, Arabia is also perfect for fishing 365 days a year! If you are looking for unique ways for teams to break the ice and bond, a fishing trip is just about perfect. From complete newbies to experienced fishing enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone to explore with some fishing escapades in the UAE and Oman. The Arabian Gulf is a prime hunting ground for exotic fish of all sizes, so the competitive sorts will definitely love making a splash with this exciting adventure in Arabia. A relaxing sojourn away from the bustle of the city, guests can take in the refreshing sea breeze and indulge in a spot of relaxed entertainment.
Glamping on a luxury yacht cruise in Dubai
In Arabia, luxury is guaranteed, whether it is on the sun, sand or sea. To experience Arabia’s luxurious offerings on a whole new turf, cruise along the magnificent waters of the Arabian Sea on board a luxury yacht and take in unrivaled views of the ocean accompanied by some foot-tapping music and gourmet delicacies for a truly glamorous MICE event in Arabia.
Cruise the rapids with a white water rafting adventure in Al Ain
Located at the base of the imposing Jebel Hafeet Mountains in Al Ain, Wadi Adventure is home to the Middle East’s first man-made white water rafting adventure! White water rafting may seem like an unusual pastime in the desert, but Wadi Adventure has made it a happy possibility by creating three white-water rafting and kayaking runs, which boast a combined length of 1,133 metres! After cruising the rapids, corporate teams can also get their adrenaline pumping at the spectacular surf pools, obstacle courses or even zoom past in a zip line! If it’s more aquatic adventures your MICE group is looking for, the kayaking trips at Wadi Adventure are also fantastic opportunities to build camaraderie.
Try out some gravity defying rides at the UAE’s award winning water parks
Did you know that three of the world’s top 10 water parks are in the UAE? That’s an impressive statistic even here in the land of superlatives. Yas Waterworld, Aquaventure Water Park and Wild Wadi have all been featured in the list of top 10 water parks in the world. More recently, Yas Waterworld was recognised as the leading waterpark in the world by the World Travel Awards! That’s certainly reason enough to beat the desert heat with the work family in one of these
exciting water parks in the UAE. To make things more exciting for the water adventure enthusiasts, it’s not just these three water parks that are on offer. There’s Legoland Waterpark in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Laguna Water Park in La Mer, Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain and Ice Land Water Park in Ras al Khaimah to add to the plethora of options! Check out some of the highlights of the high octane rides that water lovers can explore in these iconic parks:
- Hurtle through a see-through tunnel in a shark filled lagoon, after a 27.5m vertical drop at the Leap of Faith in the Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis the Palm, which true to its name, is not for the faint of heart!
- Yas Waterworld is home to the world’s longest and fastest tornado water slide, not to mention the first looping waterslide in the region!
- WaveOz 180 FloRider, at Laguna Water Park in La Mer, a ground breaking surfing machine, that allows you to ride the waves for hours on end, which is the first and only one of its kind in the GCC and one of only three in the world.
Take a dip in Oman’s Bimmah Sinkhole
The inviting turquoise waters of the natural sinkhole in Bimmah are definitely one of the must-try things for water lovers traveling to Arabia. Filled with pure green-blue waters and surrounded by rocky formations and palm trees, the natural sinkhole has become a popular spot for tourists to take in a relaxing swim, after which they can head up and watch the stunning views of Oman’s mountainous terrains.
Make some marine friends with a snorkeling trip
Put on your snorkeling masks and discover a dazzling underwater world with snorkeling tours in the UAE and Oman. The stunning blue waters of the Arabian Sea are home to some of the most exotic marine life you will ever encounter. From majestic sharks and rays to cute turtles and gorgeous shoals of fish, there’s plenty of aquatic life to encounter with the snorkeling trips in the UAE and Oman. As a great way to introduce corporate groups to diverse adventures in Arabia, these trips include a short training session to acclimatize guests with the equipment on hand and short instructions on how to make the most of their snorkeling experience.
Some of the popular locations for snorkeling include Dibba and Musandam, and these trips can even be customised to include scenic cruises and other special events to make things even more memorable!
Take in the beauty of marine life at the Dubai Underwater Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
If getting hands on with a snorkeling trip does not seem like your cup of tea, worry not, for you can still marvel at the majesty of marine life through the safety of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, in The Dubai Mall, is home to thousands of aquatic animals including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world!
Explore the marine realms with a scuba diving adventure
Whether it’s the crystal clear waters of Oman’s pristine seas or the dazzling blue expanse of the UAE’s iconic beaches, there’s a beautiful unexplored ecosystem of marine life waiting to be discovered through the deep sea diving adventures that both countries are known for. A great activity to bring the whole team together, these have been expertly curated to cater to all skill levels, with a team of highly experienced professional divers and trainers who will make sure your team is more than ready to take the plunge! The rainbow hued aquatic life that swims around you is truly a sight to behold – sharks, rays and shoals of other exotic fishes will stream past you as you marvel at the sheer beauty of creation!
Popular locations for scuba diving in the UAE and Oman include Dibba, Snoopy Island and Al Aqah in Fujairah, Musandam and Salalah, all of which have some stunning beach resorts for guests to relax in after their adventurous turn.
All experiences will include professional training and all safety requirements will be catered to.