City Walk – Exploring The Dog Island

Yes! we finally have water sports in Karachi. The place is called Dog Island which is not a Pakistani answer to Langkawi or Sentosa Island but certainly has potential to become a tourist spot. The island itself is pretty close to DHA coastline (Golf Club to be specific) but Adventure Water Sports (The enterprenueral venture) has its office behind PAF-KIET in Korangi Industrial Area (10 min ride from CBM). From AWS office you get a boat ride (painfully slow lasting 45 min one way) to the Dog Island. The island is highly polluted and full of dogs (How they ended up there and how do they survive and multiply is still a mystery) but offers quite a few attractions. There are sand dunes, delightful mangroves, and vast empty space for wandering. Sadly you cant go near Mangroves because of shallow water level during the day and submerging of majority of island during the night. AWS package includes Jet ski ride (They only ‘ve two Jet Skis with high probability of one not operating), crazy ride (see the picture) and Parasailing (an overstatement as it is not done with a boat but at a stationary point). Lunch is available for a reasonable cost of mere 500 rupees which is a must.

With the dearth of entertainment activities and increasing cost of doing business in Karachi, AWS has surely done a commendable job and Dog Island excursion is highly recommended. Lets sincerley wish that it proves to be the stepping stone to more sophisticated entertainment activities for public (and not limited to a select few) and does not vanish away from the scene, the way go-karting did (hold on! Apparently its back with a bang. Check here.).

Enjoy the pictures from Dog Island below.

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10 Comments on “City Walk – Exploring The Dog Island”

  1. Ugly Shoelace
    July 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    0175 is a good picture :)

    • farooqsoomro
      July 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

      help me locate it :P

  2. Ugly Shoelace
    July 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Bummer, I thought you took it :P

    • farooqsoomro
      July 3, 2010 at 7:20 am #

      na .. I took all of em but there is no 0175. never mind. next time will elaborate em instead of relying on camera generated numbers.

  3. Ugly Shoelace
    July 3, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    heh. Hm, I was talking about the second last picture :P

  4. farooqsoomro
    July 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    gracias :) i like the last two best but could not avoid handshake. could not afford to take tripods for such shots with low light.

  5. July 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Nice. But you’ve uploaded the pics twice! :)

  6. Sameer
    December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    Good sharing, Karachi being the biggest city but the entertainment activities are very limited. Hope this island can be developed and people can have more fun.

  7. hamza
    February 1, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    kindly temme da price of da whole trip n whn is it done ?

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