Sailing and Windsurfing is one of the most popular pastimes in Dubai. Fixed keel, dinghy and board sailing are all available. Conditions are near perfect with minimal tides or currents in the Gulf. Winds are usually predictable and reassuring for the beginner but strong enough to challenge the Experienced sailor.
Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort
P.O.Box: 9255, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-8836000 . Fax: 8837084
A number of windsurfers and lasers available for hire at around Dh.50 ( approx. US$14) per hour. Instruction will be Dhs.40 (approx..US$11). Catamarans are available at Dhs. 80 9 approx.US$22) Per hour. Sailing is best in the afternoons when the offshore breeze generally increases.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
P.O.Box: 24970, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3995555 . Fax: 3995999
Hobie Cat sailing available for Dhs.100 ( approx.US$28) per hour. Also available windsurfing at Dhs.50 (approx.US$14) for 30 minutes, Dhs.80 (approx..US$22) per hour. Windsurfing lessons and equipment are available on request. Also available creek trips cruises and deep sea fishing.
The Jumeirah Beach Club
P.O.Box: 26878, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3445333 . Fax: 3446222
This private club on the Jumeirah beach offers a variety of beach sports to members and guests Staying at thr Hilton International Dubai and at the Hilton Beach Club. Windsurfer hire is around Dhs. 100 (approx.US$27) per hour with free instruction; also provided is an instruction course at Dhs. 700 ( approx.US$190) for 8 hours. Sailing water- skiing scuba-diving and deep sea fishing Can be arrange through the Beach Club.
Metropolitan Resort and Beach Club
P.O.Box 24454, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3995000 . Fax: 3994547
This beach-side hotel has a small selection of windsurfers available for hire. Kneeboards available for Dhs.100 ( approx. US$27 ) per half hour.
Sheraton Jumeira-Beach Hotel and Towers
P.O.Box: 53567, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714 3995533 . Fax: 3995577
Inflatable wake rider is at Dhs.100 ( approx.US$28) for 15 minutes, Dhs.160 (approx. US$44 for 30 minutes and Dhs. 280 (aprox.US$70) per hour. A Laser sail boat is available at Dhs. 70 (approx. US$20) for 15 minutes and Dhs. 100 (approx..US$28 per hour. Hobie Cat sailing available for Dhs. 120 (approx.US$33) per hour, Also available kayating, windsurfing, body boarding, knee boarding.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
P.O. Box: 11416, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3480000 . Fax: 3482273
Selection of Hobie 15 Catamarans, Lasers, and Pico’s. Windsurfing boards for beginners to advanced, Including junior size boards and sails. Lessons available in all the above ,Parasailing. Custom-built Parasailing boat from USA. Passengers take-off from and land on boat flight deck.
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
P.O.Box:24883, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3993333 . Fax: 3993000
Sailing and Windsurfing available. Details on request.
Oasis Beach Hotel
P.O.Box 26500, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3994444 . Fax: 3994200
Sailing and Windsurfing available. Details on Request.
The Ritz Carlton, Dubai
P.O.Box: 26525, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3994000 . Fax: 3994001
Sailing and windsurfing available. Details on request.
Royal Mirage Jumeirah Beach Dubai
P.O.Box: 37252, Dubai U.A.E.
Tel: 9714-3999999 . Fax: 3999998
Hobie Cat Sailing available for Dhs. 200 ( approx.US$54) for 90 minutes. Also available-kayaking, Windgliding, wake boarding, knee-boarding, donut-riding. Instruction free of charge.
Dubai also has two private sailing clubs primarily for members with their own boats or boards:
Dubai offshore Sailing Club
Tel: 9714-3941669 . Fax: 3941596
Jebel Ali Sailing Club
Tel: 9714-3995444 . Fax: 3995291