With a comprehensive array catering to every preference, experience the finest of leisure activities whilst making the most of Abu Dhabi’s warm climate and glistening waters.

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, we have you covered. From high-tech X-JetBlades to smooth sailing, you can choose from our catamarans, windsurfing boards or wakeboards for a fun-filled day at sea. Our beach club offers complimentary water sports activities, including kayaking and paddle boarding.


For reservations, please call +971 50 818 1240 or email


Beach Volleyball


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 our 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.


For reservations, please call +971 2 690 7310 or email



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.


Our staff will provide everything you need, from bats, balls and other games equipment to club car services and food and beverage arrangements.


For reservations, please call +971 2 690 7720 or email


Golfers at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental are spoilt for choice, with four world-class championship courses within 45km. Our 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.


For more information or reservations, please call +971 2 690 7150 or email
Abu Dhabi Golf Course
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi's largest golf club offers an 18 and a 9-hole course and has hosted 16 consecutive Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship editions.
Abu Dhabi Golf Course
Saadiyat Golf Club
The 18-hole, par-72 Saadiyat Golf Club, was the first ocean course designed by legendary South African golfer Gary Player.
Abu Dhabi Golf Course
Yas Links
The 18-hole Yas Links is located on the west shores of Yas Island and offers a luxurious clubhouse, gym, swimming pool, spa and floodlit practice ranges.
Abu Dhabi Golf Course
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club
Abu Dhabi's skyline is the backdrop to the oldest golf course in the United Arab Emirates. Located in the city's heart, just 9 km from Emirates Palace, golfers can also book a twilight round.

Horse Riding


Awaken your inner equestrian with a ride along our 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


For reservations, please call +971 2 690 7311 or email



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.


Opening hours: 7am - 10pm


For reservations, please call +971 54 311 3388 or email