The dads we know love to dream up far-flung nautical expeditions with their kids. If your dad is the same, give him a chance to steer a real vessel with the Abu Dhabi Sailing Academy’s sailing lessons. The hour-long sessions on open water cover the basics on a sail around the marina and Yas Island channel under the supervision of a real-life skipper. There’s a 20 per cent discount during Ramadan. From Dh150 per hour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.