- Water Sports
If you want to make a splash, there's nowhere better equipped than Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental. Whether it's high-adrenalin and action-packed or something more relaxed and serene, the resort have you covered. In partnership with Abu Dhabi Marine, the city's best water sports facilities can be found at the Water Sports Centre. From high-tech X-JetBlades to smooth sailing, you can choose from catamarans, windsurfing boards or wakeboards for a fun-filled day at sea. The beach club offers complimentary water sports activities, including kayaking and paddle boarding.
Beach volleyball is the ultimate sport on the sand, whether you're having fun with friends or perfecting your serves in a competitive match. Situated adjacent to the west pool, the beach volleyball court is the perfect place to set, spike and smash your way to victory, with balls provided by the Beach Club.
There's no better place to play cricket than Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental's beautifully manicured pitch in the East Wing. Bask in the majestic façade of the Palace, the perfect backdrop to your game, whether it's a friendly hit around or corporate sporting event. Spectators will love it too, thanks to the beautifully landscaped gardens that provide a scenic sitting area around the pitch. The staff will provide everything you need, from bats, balls and other games equipment to club car services and food and beverage arrangements.
Golfers at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental are spoilt for choice, with four world-class championship courses within 45km. The concierge team are on hand to organise tee times, transportation and more at the following four prestigious clubs, all of which offer club rental and other equipment as needed.
- Horse Riding
Awaken your inner equestrian with a ride along the 1.3 km private beach overlooking the Arabian sea.
Every Thursday, 6:30am - 12pm
AED 300 per 30-minute ride, guided by a groom
Helmet is provided for safety
Padel is one of the world's fastest-growing sports. Whilst the ball used and the scoring system are the same as in tennis, Padel is typically played as a doubles game on an enclosed court about half the size of a tennis court. Similar to squash, the ball is played off the walls as well as on court. The resident professional tennis coach offers a one-hour introductory lesson for newcomers to the sport. Court time, racket hire and balls are complimentary for in-house guests and beach club members.
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm
- Fitness & Wellness
Rediscover your inner tranquillity with the 60-minute vinyasa and hatha yoga classes, available at both beginner and intermediate levels. The yoga classes offer a whole new level of relaxation as you stretch, bend and breathe in the serene surroundings of Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi.
- Jogging and Cycling Trails
Whether you're after a scenic bike ride or a light jog, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental 6.5km trail caters to every need. The manicured gardens, cricket pitch, white sand beach and the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Marina are just some sights you'll encounter along the route. Bicycles are available for rent from the East Wing and West Wing Beach Club daily from 7am until sunset.
Open daily from 10am - Sunset
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi's AquaFun Park sits in a gentle bay 70 metres from the shore. Fully supervised and open to all guests, this playground on the water is the perfect way to make the most of the sun-soaked days. Open to hotel guests, beach club members and day pass users. Swim vests must be worn, and a minimum height is required.
- Kids Play Zone
The Kids Play Zone, located by the West Pool, hosts children aged 4 to 12. They can enjoy a variety of memorable educational experiences, fun games and sports activities. Most activities and amenities are complimentary, but some may have a small fee. Parents are advised that children must be registered for the following:
-Games, books, toys, and video games
-Kids' tennis programmes