Kiteboarding The first official Kiteboarding School has been launched in the UAE, with a fully dedicated centre for kiteboarding lessons and equipment rental, available to people living and visiting the Emirates. The Kite School is open 6 days a week and has everything a beginner, intermediate or advanced kiteboarder needs. KITEBOARD LESSONS: Kiteboard lessons are available for beginners and intermediates with the 3 levels of IKO Certification offered as well as various packages to suit your needs. The bay where kiteboarding lessons are taught is a large area of open flat water, safe and spacious with plenty of room for kiteboarders to practice and learn without being concerned about other bathers and water users. The Kite School operates from the Watercooled Centre on the beautiful beach of the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Marina in Dubai. FULLY LICENSED & INSURED: The Kite School is also fully licensed and insured and has a dedicated Kiteboard Instructor who is IKO Certified and available 6 days a week from 09:30 – sunset, depending on the wind conditions. ADDED FACILITIES: Changing and wash facilities are available for pre and post kiteboarding sessions, with the option to also store your equipment at the Watercooled Centre on the beach. For those wanting to make a day out of it, food and beverage options are also available at the various cafes and restaurants at the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort as well as day pass access available to the hotel as part of the paid Kiter’s Pass. KITE SCHOOL PRICELIST: Level Time Price (AED) PRIVATE TUITION (1 person) Level 1 Private 1 Hr 350.00 Level 1 Private 2 Hr 700.00 Level 1 Private 3 Hr 950.00 Level 2 Private 3 Hr 950.00 Level 3 Private 1 Hr 350.00 GROUP TUITION (2 -4 persons) Level 1 Group 1 Hr 300.00 pp Level 1 Group 4 Hr 900.00 pp Level 2 Group 4 Hr 900.00 pp Level 3 Group 1 Hr 300.00 pp EQUIPMENT RENTALS Full Kit 1 Hr 250.00 Kite Only 1 Hr 200.00 Board Only 1 Hr 100.00 Harness Only 1 Hr 50.00 Buoyance Aid / Helmet 1 Hr 50.00 Due to safety reasons, equipment rentals are available for Level 3 Kiteboarders only. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Pump, Launch, Recover & Clean (includes Supervision / Safety on water – Level 3 required) As required 150.00 Storage (based on 6 month minimum package) Monthly 100.00 per month ZERO TO HERO COURSES Private 9 Hrs 2800.00 Group (2-4 pax) 12 Hrs 2650.00 pp Level One on land (2-4 hours)Level Two in the water (6-8 hours) Level 1A Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting Know hazards on a spot Set up a trainer kite Know the use of safety systems Level 1B Have basic flying skills with trainer kite Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite Walk and change directions while flying the kite Know the wind window Level 1C Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system Pre-flight check of equipment and settings In flight check of equipment and settings Understand and use the international communication signals Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite) Level 1D Control the kite hooked into the harness Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite Show full control of de-power systems in flight Level 1E Pull quick release and activate leash Recover the bar and kite Level 2F Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite Water re-launch the kite First body drag downwind Maintain correct kite position in the wind window Change direction to the left and right while body dragging Recover the kite and bar in the water Level 2G Upwind body drag to recover board Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging Level 2H Know the power stroke for a water start Know the safety rules and theory for water start Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start Level 2I Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance Come to a controlled stop Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects Determine the wind strength, direction and quality Know the right of way rules Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions We are open daily from 09:30 until sunset, for more information call 04-887 6771.