For many people a holiday to the United Arab Emriates or UAE conjures up images of absolute luxury and excess, from shopping at some of the best designer shops to eating at some of the best restaurants in the world. But what many holidaymakers overlook is that the popular holiday destinations in the UAE, such as Dubai, are also a fantastic place to enjoy a number of activities on the seas, such as sailing, which is not only very popular with the locals, but also the tourists too.
If you really want to do something different during your time in Dubai, whether you're there for a few days, a few weeks, or even if you're planning on staying there indefinitely, then going sailing is an activity that you will find extremely satisfying. Not only is it incredibly peaceful, thanks to the gentle waves and lack of other people, it can also be a great place to just getaway from the mainland, and really explore the real Dubai at you own pace, without the stress of having lots of other tourists there.
If you're not lucky enough to own your own yacht, then you can charter one, with it's own crew, and let them sail the seas for you. Because sailing is incredibly popular in Dubai, there is no shortage of sailing clubs and yacht chartering companies to choose from, but as there are so many available, make sure that you go with the right company for you. Do you research before you go on holiday, and see what sailing clubs and other companies have been recommended by other holidaymakers, and how much it will cost to charter a luxury yacht from one of Dubai's outstanding marinas. When it comes to chartering a yacht, it also helps to have some local knowledge on your side, and depending on your hotel, you may find that the staff at the hotel will be willing to recommend a company or club, or may even have links with certain companies that will be able to help you fulfil your wish of sailing in Dubai.
Depending on your dates of travel, there may be certain sporting and sailing events taking place while you're in Dubai, which will, of course, make it much easy to get on board a yacht of your choice, and go on a day sailing trip across the sea. Always remember to take into account factors you can't control such as the weather, and the sailing conditions on the day that you're going to be sailing, so pack sensible clothing, such as waterproofs, walking sandles or other sturdy shoes for getting on the boat and remember to pack such essentials as sun protection, a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water, because the last thing you want on your maiden voyage is to get sunburnt, or worse, sunstroke.
There are many opportunities to go sailing in Dubai, just make sure that you're well prepared for it, and if it's you first time going sailing, what better place to go that in Dubai, which has some of the most beautiful marinas in UAE.