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Set sail on yachting adventures in Dubai

Tue, February 1, 2022

Whether you're looking for a sophisticated cruise or yacht rentals for fishing trips, there's plenty of fun to be had on the water.

Whether you're looking for a sophisticated cruise or yacht rentals for fishing trips, there's plenty of fun to be had on the water.

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Adventures with Xclusive Yachts

Whatever aquatic delights you might want to tick off your bucket list, this well-known yacht operator will deliver. With a fleet of 22-125ft boats, Xclusive can do everything from sightseeing trips to fishing excursions, though thrill-fuelled expeditions are always popular. They'll kit yachts out with jetskis, banana boats, inflatable donuts and parasailing parachutes to amp up the action.

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Fishing fun with Ocean Active

If you're hooked on deep sea fishing or even keen on shorter excursions at designated fishing spots such as Al Maktoum Bridge and Dubai Creek, Ocean Active will ensure you get the catch of the day. Increase your haul by heading out overnight on a trip planned by these specialists who have adapted all their gear to the local environment, ensuring you never come home empty-handed. 

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Into the deep with Al Boom Diving

Al Boom Diving Dubai

Serious divers have been attracted by Dubai's all-year sunshine and temperate waters to brush up on their skills, but novices can start from scratch to become a certified underwater diver with the Al Boom team. Take a yacht out to explore what's under the sea, spot barracudas in the Zainab Wreck near Palm Jumeirah, or venture further and check out secret sites guided by your skipper.

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Learn new skills with Scubatec

This diving centre – the first to establish itself in the city – lets you hit the high seas onboard their yachts for freediving and instructor development lessons. Those looking to further up-skill can also sign up for specialty courses on underwater photography, navigation, night diving and more. The team here are incredibly skilled, and you'll be guided every step of the way.

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All-in fun with Al Wasl Yachts

Experienced anglers and novice enthusiasts keen to go fishing can get the complete package – from rods and bait to crew and refreshments. All that's left for you to decide is who to invite. You can also swap fishing for sunset cruises to admire the city's sparkling coast – up to 50 people can be accommodated in Al Wasl's 85ft yacht, making it a great choice for celebrations.

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Brunch aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht

What could be better than taking in a sunset on a spectacular yacht? Adding brunch to the mix too. The Lotus Mega Yacht, which features pool decks, multiple viewing platforms and an in-house cinema, serves up delicious brunches that will wow even the most seasoned boating fan. There's even the option of hiring this 220ft yacht for private gatherings.

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