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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

East Africa is beautiful so trips to Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania are must-do's. You can also travel easily to Seychelles, Mauritius, and Dubai. - Jun 14, 2016
a go-kart track but I haven't been yet. - Aug 14, 2015
Go to the beach, snorkel/scuba, kite surf, sand surf, go boating, etc. - Feb 28, 2013
Whale sharks, beach, boat trips. - Apr 13, 2010
Visit the mountains. Monkies, baboons, camels... in forests filled with different varieties of acacia trees. Visit the lowest point in Africa, Lac Assal. See the flocks of flamingos and the funky hoodoo formations of Lac Abbe. Travel regionally to Yemen, Ethiopia, and Kenaya and Tanzania. - Aug 15, 2008
Diving and fishing. - Apr 1, 2008