Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Well, the closest feeling can be achieved by trying Stand-Up Paddling (SUP). This is a relaxing activity many embrace to escape their hectic city life, and also serves as a wonderful aerobic workout for all ages. With roots in ancient Hawaiian culture, SUP is now an exciting sport practised worldwide including by many vacationing and living in Dubai. All you need is a board, paddle, and leash, along with the ability to balance; but, don’t worry, this last part can be learned quickly!
On this tour, the experienced SeaYou team will begin with a 15-minute lesson covering the basic techniques, safety, and methods of turning and handling the SUP board. Once you’re “standing on” water, you will push off on an exciting hour-and-a-half paddle with your instructor & guide; the tour leaves behind the Sofitel Hotel beach to admire the Atlantis Hotel and surrounding views of the Dubai Marina before returning. Surrounded by quite calm, you will quickly forget your hectic urban life and watch your stress dissipate into the crystal-clear-blue water at your feet.
SUP board with an adjustable paddle
Lifejacket (all sizes) and a leash
English-speaking instructor & lifeguard
Outdoor showers only
What's Not Included
T-shirt to wear under lifejacket
Sun hat or cap
Sunblock (high SPF recommended)
No access to hotel facilities – except, only access to outdoor showers available
For the two-hour SUP tour, meet at the Sofitel Hotel Dubai, on the Eastern Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, where the session begins with a 15-minute lesson on the beach to cover the basic techniques, safety, and methods of turning and handling the SUP board. Once comfortable with balancing on the board, the group will paddle for an-hour-and-a-half with an experienced instructor & guide; the tour takes the group to the Atlantis Hotel and, on the return, reveals fabulous views of the Dubai Marina. All required equipment will be provided including a SUP paddle and board; specifically, RTM 9'6, a stable and fast Stand-Up Paddle board which will ensure you have a pleasant paddle on the calm waters of Palm Jumeirah.