1 Row, row, row a boat
Trust us, there’s little better in Dubai than whooshing down the Creek as you ease your oars through the gently ebbing water. Er… but you do have to get up at 5am.
2 Wake up!
Wakeboarding, if you can master standing up on a plank while being pulled along by a speedboat, is incredibly addictive. It’ll leave you on a real adrenaline rush all day.
3 Check out a few dives
For a real high, kick start your mornings down underwater with a quick diving session. If you’re already trained you can become associated with the Emirates Diving Association and you’ll get updates and information about local diving news.
4 Become a soldier
If you’re looking to get toned and honed but haven’t got the willpower to do it on your own, boot camp is the magical solution. Well, it must be, as this gimmick just isn’t going away.
5 The hole truth
Surely sunrise at the golf course beats the rush-hour. Squeeze in 18 holes and arrive at the office refreshed before your morning meeting. Or, better still, why not have that meeting right there on the course?
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 205 4646) Al Garhoud. Dhs300 (Sun-Wed); Dhs400 (Thu-Sat) for 18 holes.