For speed-fanatics there is nothing better than riding a jetski. And with a backdrop like the skyline of Abu Dhabi, the whole experience should simply not be missed.
You can chose between riding and jumping the waves outside in the open sea or just stay in the artificially created breakwaters of the corniche. There is something for every taste. You can even add a little sightseeing to your jetski ride and pass by the Presidential Palace or the iconic Emirates Palace Hotel.
Renting a jet ski is not a big deal in Abu Dhabi. You only need to show your passport or Emirates ID and the driver must be above 18 years old. After a short introductory training, you are set to go.
The numerous canals and protected offshore islands are ideal for jet skiing, both for professionals and for beginners. If you want to test your limits, you can of course steer your jet ski to the open sea and prove your skills on higher waves.
The jet skis are being offered in various designs, engine power and prices. They are mostly supercharged with 1100ccm, 1800ccm and 1800ccm. Those who value performance and speed should fork out a bit more money and better opt for one of the more powerful models.
The ideal starting point for a jet ski trip is Port Zayed beside the Mina Fish Market in Abu Dhabi. The harbor itself may not be the most beautiful, but from here you can access the sheltered canals in front of the Corniche beach without having to drive across the open sea.
The protected canal at Lulu Island is also directly accessible from Mina harbor. Here, the water is usually flat and ideal for testing the maximum speed. Of course only for those who dare ....
Prices vary and we recommend checking out different providers to try and get the best bargain.
There is another place in Al Bateen to rent a jet ski just left of the bridge to Al Hudayriat Island and of course most of the hotels with beach access rent jet skis to guests and non guests.
AVERAGE PRICE AT HOTEL
AVERAGE PRICE IN MINA DHOW HARBOR OR AL BATEEN
If you want to rent the jetski for more than 1 hour it is recommended to bargain for the best price. A fixed rate of around AED450 is normal for upto 3 hours.
Fuel is charged separately and sometimes a deposit is required.