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Golf

Dubai has been named the number one golf destination worldwide by the International Golf Tour Operators Association. The Emirates Golf Club in Dubai was the first grass golf course in the Gulf. There is also the Abu Dhabi Golf Club whose facilities include two 18-hole grass courses and a floodlit driving range, the Dubai Creek Golf Club and the Nad Al Shiba Golf and Racing Club.

Water sports

Boats and water-skiing are available for hire. Sailing and windsurfing are popular around Dubai. The waters off Dubai are considered among the best areas in the world for scuba diving. There are dive shops in main centers and a wide range of equipment is available for hire. Swimming is available in the many hotel pools or beaches. There is plenty of game fish and fully equipped boats with crew can be hired from the Jebel Ali Hotel marina for deep-sea fishing trips.

Spectator sports

Boat racing is a traditional sport that is increasingly popular. Horse and Camel are held at various racetracks. Football is popular and can be seen in most large towns and there are three rugby clubs in Dubai. Falconry is very popular among Arabs.

Other sports and activities

Horse riding is available at several riding centers. Rides through the desert are organized regularly. The larger hotels and clubs have tennis courts and squash courts are available for play in the main centers. Some hotels and clubs have Bowling alleys.