Blessed by fabulous winter temperatures Abu Dhabi has developed a strong outdoors and sporting culture. Here's some of the things you can try your hand at and bone up your skills while visiting the emirate.
With three, championship standard, all-grass 18-hole courses within a 25 mile radius, golf is becoming synonymous with Abu Dhabi. And the playing options are diverse from the Arabian Gulf's only 'ocean' course on Saadiyat Island, to Abu Dhabi Golf Club's famed national course - home to the annual European Tour-backed PGA Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to the country's only Links course on Yas Island. These are supplemented by a nine-hole facility in the centre of town and a challenging 18-hole sand course close to Abu Dhabi International Airport. [35% Discount on Golf in Abu Dhabi]
The diversity is almost mind boggling and hardly surprising coming from a destination with a rich maritime heritage which has always been at one with the sea. It's really a case of whatever watersport you're looking for, you're likely to find it here - so come on it, the water's great!
Most five-star hotels have courts for guest - often with a floodlighting facility.
Get out into the desert to test your skills under supervision on amazing sand dunes or take to the track at Yas Marina Circuit, home to the annual F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
You can try your hand at this under expert supervision at the Caracal Shooting Club - one of the most sophisticated around.