The United Arab Emirates is a good and generally inexpensive place in which to learn scuba diving. As an example, the Sandy Beach Diving Centre (see my "Hotels & Accommodations" tip about the Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort) is a PADI training facility which offers diving courses from the novice to instructor levels. Dives take place off Snoopy Island (pictured here), which is only 22 yards (20 meters) from the shore. The center's dive boats depart twice a day to the best dive sites along the east coast. And the center offers a full range of equipment that can be rented or purchased.
The United Arab Emirates is bordered on the north and west by the Persian Gulf and on the east by the Indian Ocean. The waters are warm and consequently contain abundant marine life of a wide variety.
The Persian Gulf is shallow and has only one narrow outlet to the open ocean, so it has a low level of water exchange, resulting in high salinity. It also has a wide temperature range, from 95 degrees Farenheit (35 degrees Celcius) in the summer to 50 degrees Farenheit (ten degrees Celcius) in the winter. Because of that, the number of marine species found in the Persian Gulf is relatively low. Although there are about 50 species of coral that grow in the Persian Gulf, most coral reefs are too far from shore and too widespread to be easily accessible to divers.
On the other hand, the waters of the Indian Ocean off the east coast are less saline and the sea life is more abundant. Diving sites off the coast of Fujairah, Dibba, and Khor Fakkan are close to shore and feature easily accessible coral reefs with coral gardens and anemone gardens. Sea life in and among the coral reefs includes, among hundreds of other species, lobsters, rays, barracuda, kingfish, tuna, cuttlefish, octopus, sea snakes, and moray eels
There are many stables in Dubai and in the other emairates.
I have learned horse ridding @ Nad Al Sheba
there are group classes which I took when I was in the collage with horse ridding club and then I took my own privat classes.
Charges are 75 Dhs.per privat class.
Desert Palm is another new stable in dubai, for horse ridding and polo.(( I will try to collect more info and pic next time i go ))
There are different classes group, privat,semi-privat and kids too.
Childern 2-3-4 years 15 mins/ 30 mins rid. cost 30 Dhs
Equipment: wear the right boots and u can hire a hat in the stable .Related to:
- Horse Riding
Climbing @ Pyramids
The first ever in Dubai, users of this facility will enjoy the combined thrills of climbing and benefits of cross-training - flexibility, strength and co-ordination.
If you are a member in the gym the cost will be 30 Dhs 40 for nin-member.
There is a trial class which will determine your level and in which group to joine
(( Thats if u thought of staying more in dubai ..make sure u expolre more ..)))
Equipment: They have the whole equipments and if there is anything more you need u can still buy it from there..
Another thing u may need is a small bag with your personal clothes, so that once u r done u can still enjoy the suna room inside the changing area.
There is a small bar inside the gym for snacks and drinks and fresh drinks too.
Desert Ride with "Maalek"
That crazy driver half African, half Omani, "Maalek" is one of the best people I ever met, so cultured so gentle, so professional, and knows 5 languages, most of all he was an assistant next to Michael Schumacher, I will never forget those ups and downs we did like summersault stuff in that Desert cruiser, it was lots of fun and loads of adrenaline in Blood, thanks for that warning before your madness man, when you were saying: OH OH!!!Related to:
Dubai desert Calssic 2003
Dubai is well known for GOLFING as it always held alot of compitions. And this year compition is running next month (( MARCH))...4 Tiger Woods Lovers catch him in dubai
Equipment: Bottel of water, sun screen and a hat !!!
The new walker club !!!
This is new Club for walkers !!! it may sounds funny but belive me ..yes this is for people who wants to lose more weight or get fitter..get motivated ...
joine them @ Safa Park Gate 4 every Monday
Equipment: Sport wear
Its all sports, fun and frolic.
United Aarb Emirates is all sports, fun and frolic. National soccer matches between teams of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are a treat to watch. When Abu Dhabi's two teams Al Wahda (The Unity) and Al Jazeera (The Island) play against each other, tempers go wild.
Although UAE team is only good in soccer, some sports events of international importance that are held here include:
Car Racing: Desert Classic
Cricket: Sharjah Triangulars
Derby: Dubai World Cup
Golf: Dubai Classic
Horse racing: Endurance Cup
Power Boating Champianship
Tennis: Dubai Open
Find out here.
What's On, a monthly magazine covering the United Arab Emirates and Oman, will give you information on sporting events, clubs and activities.
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