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T:  +971 56 471 6180  



At Surf Shop Arabia we are not just a retail store but a community support system for all manner of board-riders so we like to offer a comprehensive range of services that support all our board sports.

Here is a list of what is also available:

IGNITE Surf School UAE - Lessons, Rentals, Programs

As an addition to the Surf Shop, we also run the UAE's Premium Surf School which is partnered with the UAE’s Premium Fitness company, Ignite Fitness & wellness. We offer a variety of Surf and SUP related activities so get in touch and get on the water:

Surf Lessons & Surfboard rentals:
Surf lessons are available through the Surf Bus, an exciting new business we’ve launched which transports people around the UAE to find the best waves! Lessons are taught to anyone from 5 years old, with a requirement of being able to swim. All equipment is provided for. For more information on Surf lessons, click here or drop us an email at

Surfboard rentals are available from our Surf Shop. We have a variety of boards from 5'10 to 9'1 so come on down and choose your stick! Half day and Full day rentals are available, please call +971 4 379 1998 for more information.

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Lessons & rentals:
We currently offer SUP lessons and rentals from our location on The Palm Jumeirah, operating through Riva Beach Club. We’re open 6 days a week (closed on Sundays) from 9am to 5pm (timings change depending on the season).

SUP Rental:
Hourly board rental - 85 dhs p.p

Express lesson:
15 mins tutorial, 45 mins board rental - 125 dhs p.p

Private lesson:
1 hour with a coach, dedicated to show you SUP technique and get you paddling with confidence! - 250 dhs p.p

Kids SUP Parties:
Kids SUP Parties are a healthy and alternative way to celebrate a child’s birthday! These take place on The Palm Jumeirah at our Surf School location inside Riva Beach Club.

Our Parties are 3 hours in duration and can accommodate from 10 - 40 kids, from 5 years of age with the ability to swim.

Download the Information pack and pricelist:
Info Pack
Signup Form

SUP Sisters:
SUP Sisters is a girls only SUP Class, which focusses on getting fit, toning your body through specific core exercise done on the SUP, and exercising to increase your cardio…all while paddleboarding on the ocean!

Classes are currently held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am - 10:00am at our Surf School location at Riva Beach Club. Weekend classes are also in development so keep an eye out for this.

Suitable for Beginners and Intermediates. Class prices are:
Drop In Class:
125 dhs

10 Session package:
100 dhs

To sign up for SUP Sisters or receive more information, please drop us an email at

To View a detailed Rate Card on our full set of SUP Services, click here

For more information on our Surf School or to make a booking, call +971 55 601 0997 or visit our website

To view a map to our Surf School location at Riva Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah, click here

Repair Centre

We have the best Repair Center in town and offer a quality repair service for Surfboards, Paddleboards, Kite boards or basically any kind of board you have. We guarantee all our work and our prices are the best value for money around. Just bring your damaged board in and our lads in the Repair Center will get it fixed and back on the water ASAP. For a small fee, we can also collect and deliver if need be.

Dedicated SUP Centre

We are Core board-riders and as such we like to share our knowledge and can assist you in all aspects of SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding). We run Clinics, offer lessons and have the best range SUP equipment available in the UAE, at the best prices too! We can offer you solid advice on which board to use and help get you started if you’re a first timer, or if you’re really getting into your paddleboarding and want to challenge yourself, we can give you the best advice to get that race winning edge. Come visit us, see the range and talk to our experts.

Free Local & Travel Surf Advice including Surf reports

We love travelling and we know where to find the best waves so feel free to pop in and get free advice on when, where, how to get there and what time of the year to surf. We love getting newbies set up and into the water so we are happy to help you out and point you in the right direction. We also work with SwellMap which is the most comprehensive surf report for the UAE. We have made it our mission to keep surfers hooked into the best surf the region has to offer so if you want to know what is happening with the surf, get in touch with us on Email, Facebook or just call the store on +971 4 379 1998.

Board Rentals

We rent Surfboards from the Store and Paddleboards from our Surf School locations so if you are a travelling surfer or just want to rent a board, pop in and grab one. We have longboards, mini mals and fishes and can offer you half and full day rentals, as well as long distance rentals for travel to Oman.

Custom Surfboards

We offer a unique service to the Middle East whereby you can order a tailor-made surfboard to your own specifications from some of the world’s leading surfboard manufacturers – Channel Islands, Lost, DGS, Hydroflex, Spider, Sandstorm and more. You can now add your own artwork, have a board made specifically for your experience, weight, height and surfing location as well as a choice of fin boxes. Custom surfboards are offered on all our surfboard brands and can be delivered within 4 - 6 weeks with your name on them and exactly how you want. All boards are shaped by board making professionals and technical details can be discussed in store with our experts or directly with the shaper. We only supply boards that LAST and boards that BLAST!

Used Equipment

We have a large collection of used Surfboards, Paddleboards, Kiteboards and Surf ski's in the UAE. We have them in all shapes, sizes and for all budgets. We can also take goods in on consignment and sell them for you - please come talk to us about this option. We also consider trade-ins on new products if you want to get rid of your old board for a new one.

Community Access

Are you new in town? Do you want to meet like-minded people for surf sessions or Surfaris' abroad? Want to find the best deals in town or perhaps join an event like a surf movie night, a beach clean-up or a group skurfing day? Get in touch with us as we have super interactive Facebook groups where our community likes to talk and share! We are the founders of the Dubai Surfriders Club, support the Pinoy Surfers of Dubai and are involved with all Surfriding Federations and Associations. We'll get you hooked up with all the right people and organizations, and get you stoked to be part of this passion we share.

Channel Islands Lost
Sandstorm Spider
DGS Hurricane
Coreban Sector 9
Sticky Bumps FCS
Famous Futures
Quickblade Gas Fins
Fanatic Starboard
Solarez Surftech
Kinetik Body Glove
F-One KM Hawaii
Jimmy Lewis Mystic
Vew-Do Kahuna Creations
Surf Trip
Surf School
Repair Centre