Al Maya Island Resort
Hop on a boat to reach the private island and you will find wakeboarding, kitesurfing, banana boat rides, kayaks and more watery fun awaiting you.
Al Maya Island Resort, www.almayauae.com (02 667 7777).
Bayshore Beach Club
As well as a comprehensive dive training school, you can rent kayaks, pedalos and paddleboards alongside a whole range of boat experiences.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, www.Intercontinental.com (800 4642).
As with everything at this premium hotel, the facilities are plentiful and of a high quality. Guests are able to try kayaks, windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and more.
Emirates Palace, www.mandarinoriental.com (02 690 8888).
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
Although it is a relative newcomer it should come as no surprise that this hotel, with its 400 m private beach, has watersport facilities. As they are of the more quiet, non-motorised, variety you might even see the occasional dolphin come near as you kayak, paddleboard or even surf.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island, www.jumeirah.com (02 811 4444).
Zaya Nurai Island
A comprehensive menu of motorised and non-motorised watersports includes banana boat, jet ski, kayak, paddleboards and plenty more. All in the waters of a private island.
Zaya Nurai Island, www.zayanuraiisland.com (02 506 6222).