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Dubai is a stunning city of the United Arab Emirate. It offers several travel experiences to its visitors including a plethora of water adventure activities. This includes snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and more. Explore scuba diving and snorkeling in Dubai at some of the popular places.

Top Places For Snorkeling In Dubai

Here are the most popular places to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in Dubai:

1. Ambassador’s Lagoon

Ambassador’s Lagoon

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Swim with thousands of colourful marine fish, sharks and rays under the guidance of trained experts. The Palm is the largest ever built sand island. The model of the peninsula was the myth of the sunken continent “Atlantis”. The Ambassador, the “The Lost Chambers” and the luxury resort with its own water park (“Aquaventure”) are parts of the sand island. With a total of 11 million liters of water and a depth of 10 meters, the “Ambassador Lagoon” is the largest ever created aquarium world. During your visit to the “Ambassador Lagoon”, you have the opportunity to see the sea creatures of the Arabian Gulf at close range. Admire, for example, fish species such as the grouper and the sunfish as well as other species of the marine diversity with the Dubai City Pass.

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2. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Discover underwater adventures in the Arabian Gulf with one of the leading dive centres in the UAE. Al Boom Diving have passionate professionals who are eager to share their dreams of exploring the deep waters of the UAE with you. Classes are suitable for both beginners and those looking to advance their skills. The dive groups are always kept small, ensuring the diving experience is always safe and manageable. On your guided tour under the sea, you’ll find rich marine life and fascinating wrecks to explore. The centre also provides a one-of-a-kind Shark Tank dive experience at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

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3. Fujairah


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Swim amongst the colourful sea life of the Gulf of Oman on a snorkelling adventure in Fujairah. Benefit from round-trip transport from Dubai city centre, and then observe the beautiful sea creatures of the gulf up close and personal.

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Are you excited to snorkel in this stunning city of the United Arab Emirates? Plan a trip to Dubai right away and head to explore the marine life.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Snorkeling In Dubai

Is snorkeling any good in Dubai?

It’s decent. One cannot enjoy real snorkelling in Dubai. You can find plenty of fish and a turtle or two (if it’s your lucky day). However, one cannot spot corals directly off the coast of Dubai.

Can you dive in Dubai?

There are 2 sites for diving, Dubai Coast & Fujairah. Dubai centre currently does not have a boat so divers cannot access the West Coast sites. Centre will arrange for transfers to the East Coast for diving.

Can you swim with turtles in Dubai?

Depends on the season. Dubai has turtles and reef sharks but you can only spot them from time to time. If you’re lucky enough, you can also spot leopards and whale sharks. Those who are really keen, can visit the Dubai Aquarium and swim with sharks, sea turtles and many other underwater species.

Can you drink alcohol in Dubai?

Tourists & visitors can buy alcohol from licensed liquor shops, clubs & hotels. Liquor licences are not available to non-residents. The drinking age in Dubai and all other emirates besides Sharjah is 21. It is illegal to drink alcohol in Sharjah.

Can you wear shorts in Dubai?

Yes, provided they are knee length and not too short. You can wear mostly everything in Dubai that you can wear in the West. Just take care that you do not wear ultra-revealing clothes, mini-skirts or too low-cut tops in Abu Dhabi.

Do and don’ts in Dubai?

Don’ts in Dubai – Don’t drink-drive or take drugs – Don’t roam in swimwear, other than pool or beach – Don’t take photographs of government buildings – Don’t eat or drink in public during Ramadan · Do’s in Dubai Bargain before you buy from the local market.

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