– I, personally, always had a bit of an affinity towards finding things that’re unexpected. So, I find it incredible that, here in Dubai, we do have this world-class surfing community, and we do have waves. Dubai’s typically known for the high-rises, and five-star luxury. I think this kind of bohemian, underground surf-culture, mixing with that, is just a pretty beautiful thing. (tinkling ambient music) My name is Scott Chambers, and I’m the founder and CEO of Surf House Dubai.I was born in Sharjah in the UAE. The UAE was a very different place back then, in the ‘90s, and yeah, surfing culture was really non-existent at the time. Over the last 25 years, the surf community’s grown tremendously. Dubai actually sits in the ideal location to pick up the best swells that come through the Arabian Gulf. It just makes it a very favorable place to learn how to surf. My friendship with Fahim started 20 years back, when we were in high school together. We shared a love for the water and for surfing. – Scott and a group of his friends were the first surfers in Dubai, a long time ago, uh, and I saw them out in the water, and I wanted to do what they were doing. And I remember paddling out for my first time, and catching that first wave, and I was totally hooked. As Scott grew the surfing community, there was an opportunity for me to come on board as a partner in the business, and us to create this new embassy, for the surfing community.Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is a place that supports small businesses to grow, and for people to really create really innovative concepts. The exhilaration and the connection with the ocean is something that just can’t be described. It promotes that ocean culture, that ocean-minded, uh, consciousness, of, of our environment. Surfing transcends cultures, nationalities. It’s so amazing to see, you know, Emiratis and non-Emiratis both get out in the water, and have an absolutely great time, sharing the same experience. – At the end of the day, we’re trying to share this love for the sport, and we do teach Emiratis, as well as eastern and western expatriates, and once you’re in there, you never wanna get out. .