Watercooled and Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa sign an agreement to change the face of watersports in Dubai.
Watercooled Watersports, the global provider of “5 star” watersports equipment and instruction centres has signed an agreement to provide watersports to the guests staying at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa together with day visitors to the hotel and its Club Joumana.
Watercooled will bring their unique brand of high-tech, high-spec watersports equipment and top quality instruction and training to one of Dubai’s favourite beach destinations.
Watercooled’s new watersports beach “Club House” embraces style, quality and functionality for a new generation of watersports enthusiasts. Together with Watercooled’s top-of-the range equipment, suitable for all age-ranges and experience levels, the Centre will provide tuition and training from experienced and fully qualified instructors, whilst the accreditation of internationally recognised qualifications will also be possible.
The different watersports on offer from this exciting new centre will include dinghy sailing (RS Quba, Feva, Vision), Hobie Catamaran (Tatoo), stand up paddle boards, windsurfers, kayaks, kite-surfing, water-skiing, wake boarding Zap Cat thrill rides and towed inflatables. Watercooled is investing in the ever-desirable, tow boat of choice, Mastercraft to use for all its towed watersports.
The Centre will provide basic kit hire (fully assembled and rigged for convenience and assurance) for free-sailing (rates available by the hour, day or week) or organised individual, group or school lessons for those needing instruction. Corporate programmes and events can also be accommodated. A programme of sailing events with a racing schedule for enthusiasts wanting to take their watersports to the next level is currently being planned, together with a variety of improver sailing courses and workshops. Meanwhile for those who just want to relax whilst afloat, yoga on a stand up paddle board courses will also be available. Tim Adams Managing Director for Watercooled said “This is an exciting new phase for Watercooled. By bringing one of our centres to the award-winning Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa we are offering the international guests within the hotel, together with the local residents something truly unique to Dubai. We hope to attract guests at the hotel and visitors who live locally who have never tried watersports to come and enjoy the Watercooled experience. Or for the experienced, we want our Club to be a place where they can come and enjoy themselves, try out the great kit, meet like-minded sailors for a bit of a chat and also take part in some weekly dinghy racing”.
The beach at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect location for this exciting watersports centre offering a safe environment to learn, yet with enough space for more experienced sailors to fulfill their potential. The ethos of Watercooled is very much focused on safety first which is achieved by maintaining the equipment thoroughly to ensure the highest of standards and by offering tuition from staff that are fully trained to RYA (Royal Yachting Association) levels. Watercooled also has its very own accreditation in place allowing guests to improve their qualifications or ‘pick up where they last left off’ at any of the Watercooled watersports centres worldwide. The Centre in Dubai is due to open mid March 2012 and bookings are open shortly.
The Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa incorporates two hotels, namely the Jebel Ali Hotel and the luxurious Palm Tree Court & Spa and is part of the Jebel Ali International Hotels group which also includes the Hatta Fort Hotel, the Al Sahra Desert Resort, Bateaux Dubai and the Oasis Beach Tower. The 128 acre resort’s General Manager, Fredrik Reinisch said that he was “extremely pleased to welcome Watercooled to the shores of the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa” and felt that “the new cutting-edge watersports centre will make an outstanding addition to the facilities at our resort. We pride ourselves on being a family resort and believe our partnership with Watercooled adds to our resort ethos. The contemporary and fun design of the centre plus expert tuition, high calibre equipment and welcoming staff, will make the club a very popular place to enjoy, participate and relax in.”
The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa cemented their position as a family-friendly resort through several award wins in 2011 including the World Travel Award for ‘World’s Leading Family Resort’ and the ‘Best resort/hotel in the world for families’, voted at the UK and Ireland Travel Agent Choice Awards.
For more information please visit http://www.watercooleddubai.com