DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A local surf company is taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings the UAE has to offer, by developing a day package where guests are able to explore the coastline of Dibba Aloha Arabia. A division of Dubai based Surf Shop Arabia is expanding its product offering of its usual ‘Surfaris’ (a surfing adventure) around the UAE and to Oman, to now offer up another way for people to enjoy the ocean. Earlier this month, this innovative watersports company took their first group of paddlers to Dibba, where the morning was spent learning how to SUP, followed by paddling around Dibba Rock with some snorkeling around the front side of the island too. To finish it all off, a lunch was provided overlooking the bay, after which the group were transported back in the popular ‘Surf Bus’. Carl de Villiers, founder of Aloha Arabia says, “We’ve seen an incredible response from the community to our Surfing trips that we organize to Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah, with the Oman Summer Surfari’s being one of our busiest seasons. We’ve always wanted to develop Aloha Arabia to offer a range of board riding sports for people to enjoy here in the region. We’re now very excited to be launching the next board riding trip, this time on a paddle board, to beautiful Dibba.”
SUP Tours now being offered by Aloha Arabia. | Photos Courtesy: Aloha Arabia
SUP Tours are being offered by the company twice a month to start, predominantly on a Friday and/or Saturday which will become more frequent as the trips gain popularity amongst residents and tourists alike. Each trip is fully inclusive and offers customers return transport from Dubai, a SUP lesson (for beginners and first timers), paddle board rental (you can also bring your own), free use of snorkeling gear, snacks and drinks throughout the day and a buffet lunch.
“Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing watersport on the planet, and we’re just touching the surface of concepts we’d like to introduce to the UAE. This day trip offers people a relaxed environment to enjoy Stand Up Paddle Boarding, meet new people and also enjoy getting outdoors for the day and experiencing more of the nature that the Emirates has to offer,” says Mari de Villiers, Marketing and Communications Manager for Aloha Arabia.
Aloha Arabia takes you to explore the beauty of the UAE. | Photos Courtesy: Aloha Arabia
The next SUP Tour to Dibba Rock with Aloha Arabia will be on Friday 18th December 2015, from 7:00am-14:00pm. For more information on these new SUP tours and to find out what other adventure travel packages Aloha Arabia has to offer, check out www.alohaarabia.com.
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About Aloha Arabia
Aloha Arabia is the Adventure Travel division of Surf Shop Arabia, formed out of their passion for travel, adventure and board riding sports, by founders Carl and Mari de Villiers. Aloha Arabia was born out of the demand for people wanting to ‘surf travel’ around the region so tours kicked off initially to the rustic and beautiful country of Oman, followed by neighboring countries Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Aloha Arabia offers fully inclusive Surfing tour packages (a.k.a Surfari’s) to these neighboring countries of the UAE, accommodating people of all levels of surfing to join in on the action.
In addition to crossing the borders for Surf Travel, Aloha Arabia has adapted the business locally to offer board riding tours in the UAE through the popular ‘Surf Bus’! This 15 seater van is key in developing the local board riding tours around the Emirates such as SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) tours, Skateboarding tours, Surfing tours to Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah - Snowboarding, Flowriding and Wakeboarding Tours too.
Aloha Arabia is the Adventure Travel division of Surf Shop Arabia. | Photos Courtesy: Aloha Arabia
Aloha Arabia is all about spreading the stoke of ‘Aloha’ (a Hawaiian greeting meaning hello but also interpreted as affection, peace, compassion, and mercy) across the Middle East, through the board riding sports that are ingrained in Founders Carl and Mari’s lifestyles. Aloha Arabia strives to provide an enjoyable, safe and fully customizable adventure travel service to people living in the UAE as well as those abroad who’d like to enjoy these board riding sports in the region.
For general information on Aloha Arabia, please call us on 056 471 6180, email us on [email protected] or visit the following Website and Social Media groups:
Aloha Arabia is part of the holding company Surf Shop Arabia (www.surfshoparabia.com), which also owns the UAE’s favorite Surf School called Surf School Arabia (www.surfschoolarabia.com).