January 15: What's On in the UAE
If you are new to the UAE or just want to try out a new sport or pastime, check out Sport360°'s guide to the latest events.
If you are new to the region or just want to try out a new sport or pastime, check out Sport360°'s listings page for the latest events in the UAE.
Whether you're into boxing, football, karting or maybe even falconry, you will find up-to-date details of where and when you can exercise your every sporting want below.
Australian Rules Football
Abu Dhabi Falcons: Australian Rules team train every Monday night at Zayed Sports City from 7pm with AusKick every Friday morning (8.30am) downtown at the helipad park near Muroor road and 15th streets. Tel: 056-1092346. Web: www.abudhabifalcons.com.
Abu Dhabi Country Club: Get your kids coached here. There’s a team for adult members. Tel: 02-6577777. Open daily 7am-11pm. Near Immigration Building, 19th Street, Al Saada.
DUPLAYS Bowling: Mixed 4-a-side. 10-week season. Tues 7.30pm-9pm. Individuals Dh300, teams Dh1,200. Tel: 055-2240186. Sign up through www.duplays.com. Zayed Sports City Bowling Centre.
Khalifa Bowling Centre: Family-oriented place with over 40 lanes to test your skill. Open daily 9am-1am. Tel: 02-4498325/ 4498332. Web: www.zsc.ae. Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadia.
Emirates Bowling Village: Has 28 public and four private lanes. Open daily 10am-2am. Tel: 02-6811185. Web: www.ebv.ae. Lower basement, south entrance, Marina Mall, Corniche.
Haddins has a new fully equipped gym with Olympic sized boxing ring. Come try our boxing, kick boxing and other great fitness classes with world leading instructors. All levels and abilities welcome as sessions are catered to suit. Kids and women only programmes also available. Contact: [email protected] or Tel: 050-8006492.
Original Fitness Co: Get fit in style with our Personal Training sessions starting from Dh270 for a one-on- one session, or try out our Boot Camp, Combat fitness (Punch, Kick, MMA fitness), Cross fitness (Crossfit, TRX, Kettlebells), Group fitness (Yoga, Pilates, Run fitness), Kids & Women’s Fitness, starting from Dh100 for a one-off group session. Enquire about our monthly rates. All equipment is provided across Abu Dhabi (tel: 02-406 9404) and Dubai (tel: 04-311 6571). Web: www.originalfitnessco.com Email: [email protected]
Abu Dhabi Sub Aqua Club: The ADSAC offers opportunities to dive in the cool, blue waters all over the Emirates. Tel: 02-6731111. Web: www.abudhabisubaqua.com. Al Mina Zayed, Tourist Club Area.
Al Mahara Diving Center offers PADI scuba diving courses forgroups, kids, private courses, swimming lessons and AIDA free-diving courses. Tel: 050-8369530. Web: www.divemahara.com, [email protected]. Mussafah.
Divers Down: Offers a full range of training, from beginners to those who want to teach. Discover scuba diving Dh350, open water Dh1,850, advanced Dh1,400. Two dives with full kit Dh290; two dives with just tank and weight Dh200. Tel: 09-2370299. Web: www.diversdown.ae. Khor Fakkan.
Dragon Boats Alive: The city has a growing number of Dragon Boat teams made up of 22 members each. Anyone can join and teams vary from serious to social. Membership includes all equipment, training and is usually held either at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri or Abu Dhabi Marina, near Abu Dhabi Mall. Tel: 050-9262764 or 050-8150802
Haddin's Fitness: Highly qualified fitness consultants. Their knowledge and motivation skills combined with their commitment ensure results. Sessions at Raha Gardens and Zayed Sports City. Web: www.haddins.com.
Yas Marina Circuit: Train under lights at support pit building car park one evening a week. A safe and friendly training ground for runners and cyclists. Open to all clubs, friends and families. Every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm, free of cost. For updates on timings and training tips visit www.yasmarinacircuit.ae.
Abu Dhabi Football League: Sanctioned by the UAE Football Association for UAE nationals and expatriates living in UAE. The event offers a total of Dh50,000 in prize money. Categories: 7-A-side amateur men, 7-A-side amateur women, 5-A-side corporate men, 7-A-side junior U14, 6-A-side junior U12. Venue: The DOME @ Rawdhat, Abu Dhabi. Amateur men playing on Mon and Tue; Corporate men and Amateur Women on wed; Juniors U 16, 14, 12 to start on Feb 10. For more information: Tel: 02-449 8480; email: [email protected] or visit www.adfl.ae
International Football Academy: Junior coaching sessions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Age 3&4 Dh45 for 30-minute session; age 5-14 Dh75 for 60-minute session. Tel: 04-3371698. To view all venues and times go to web: www.ifasport.com
Haddins active kids programmes at Zayed Sports City. Sunday to Thursday from 3pm – 6pm, with many sports to choose from: Football, kids gym, dancing, kids combat, netball plus many more. All conducted by industry leading instructors in world class facilities. To register contact, [email protected] or Tel: 056-733 9730.
IFA Adult 7-a-side League: Runs the largest adult 7-a-side league in Abu Dhabi. Those interested should call tel: 04-3371698.
Manchester United Soccer Schools: Learn to control and create the United Way commences from January 8, 2011. Course price is Dh1650. Tel: 02-4498480 or register at www.manutdsoccerschools.ae
Absolute Adventure: Several half and full-day trekking tours in the Musandam and East Coast area with fully qualified outdoor guides. Trips for all ability levels. Tel: 04-3459900 Web: www.adventure.ae email: [email protected]. From Dh350 per person including water and packed lunch.
Al Ain Raceway: High octane action. The raceway has two tracks, 700 metres and 1,600 metres long. For the former prices are Dh100 for 15 minutes, Dh175 for 30 minutes and Dh300 for an hour. The bigger track costs Dh150 for 15 minutes, Dh250 for 30 minutes and Dh400 for an hour. Open Mon-Wed 2pm-10pm, Thu 2pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-midnight. Tel: 03-7686662. Web: www.alainraceway.com. Al Ain Sportplex, Al Ain.
Abu Dhabi Combat Club: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and other deadly arts are taught here by trained teachers within the premises of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Tel: 050-8273934. Web: www.adcombat.com. Near Immigration Office, Al Mushrif.
Cobra Muay Thai: Offers training in both Muay Thai and boxing for all levels, from fitness through to fight training. Beginners: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Fighters training (invites required): Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 7:30pm to 9pm. Mixed levels: Friday 9am to 10:30am. Zayed Sports City Football Stadium entrance between gates 35-36. Tel: 055-6160996.
Abu Dhabi Harlequins: Established in 1969 and is a founding member of the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union. Practices for men Sundays 7pm, Tuesdays 7.30pm. Practices for women Sunday 7pm and Wednesdays 7.30pm. Contact chairman Rory Greene on 050-3159274 or club captain David Stolzenburg on 050-5920717 for details. Web: www.abudhabiquins.com. Al Ghazal Golf Club, near Abu Dhabi International Airport, Capital City.
Dubai | Sharjah | N. Emirates
Dubai Archers: Sessions on Fridays from 8am-10am advanced and 10am-noon for beginners. Dh70 entry includes equipment. Tel: 050-5880951. Web: www.sharjahwanderers.com, email: [email protected]. Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club, Basheer bin Saad Street.
Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club: Quite a few options on offer. Carry National ID card or passport. Open daily noon-10pm. Tel: 06-5487777. Web: www.golfandshootingshj.com, email: [email protected]. Emirates Road.
Balloon Adventures Dubai: Tailor-made hot air balloon rides. Dh950 adults and Dh800 for kids above age five for a five-hour, early morning start trip including refreshments. Tel: 04-2854949. Web; www.ballooning.ae, email: [email protected]. Behind bin Sougat Shopping Centre, Rashidiya.
High 5 Basketball Academy: Since 2000. For ages 8 to 19. 12-week terms (Jan, Apr). Sessions are 1 1/2 hrs. Highly qualified staff. Matches, tournaments. Located off Al Wasl road. Web: www.highfiveevents.net or tel: 04-3692517, 050-4561912
B2b Fitness: Offers health and fitness solutions including rehabilitation and nutritional advice. Dh600 for eight sessions, Dh800 for 12 sessions. Tel: 050-3275606. Web: www.b2bfitness.me, email: [email protected]. The Palm, Jumeirah Open Beach and Safa Park.
Nikky Sports: Fitness Camp. Safa Park Gate 5 on Sundays and Wednesdays 6:45pm. Mondays and Tuesdays 7:45pm. Dh50 per session. Contact Nikky directly on tel: 050-4507762 for more details.
DUPLAYS cricket: Outdoor 8-aside. Fri-Sat 6.30am-1030am. Wed 7pm-11pm. Team Dh3,900 or individual Dh450. Tel: 055-2240187. Web: www.dubai.duplays.com/sport/cricket. Nad Al Sheba.
e-sports: A new academy offering a professional 10-week coaching for those aged four to 16. Dh45 per hour. Tel: 055-4193074. Web: www.esportsdubai.com, email: [email protected]. Aviation Club, Garhoud.
Maxtalent has four cricket training centres spread across the UAE providing training at the grassroot level. For details log on to www.maxtalent.org or contact Sudhakar Shetty on 050-6251547, Maria on 04-2831705.
Shaheen Xtreme: Brand new, state of the art Falconry Centre, part of Banyantree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, exit 119 on the Emirates road. Guests get the opportunity for a Saker Falcon to land on their gloved hand. Dh225/Adult & Dh125/Child. Two-day certified introduction to Falconry courses. Intensive 8hrs/per day with tea and snacks twice a day. Dh2000/course – max 2 persons. Tel: 050-8745725. Web: www.shaheenxtreme.com. Email: [email protected].
Academy Super Sports: Soccer-tots: 4 to 7 years & Skills 'n' Thrills: 8 to 10 years. Private and group classes, beginners to advanced levels. Professionally qualified & experienced instructors. Rates from Dh60 per session. Tel: 050-6575021. Web: www.supersports-dubai.com. Conveniently located venues at Safa Park, Mirdiff, Al Razi School Jumeirah.
Ajax Football Academy: Under-8's to Under-16's. Coaching from the world's most successful academy, includes specialist goalkeeper coaching. Saturdays Jumeriah Baccalaureate School (formerly the American School) Al Wasl Road, Dubai. Register online at www.onecamp.ae.
Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai: Learn to play the Arsenal way. Run by Uefa licensed coaches and based at the Sevens on Al Ain road. Open to kids aged five to 18. Tel: 04-8096679. Web: www.playthearsenalway.com/dubai, email: [email protected]
Athletic Football Club: Club run by ex-French pro footballer Frederic Roux. At Dubai Men's College every Saturday. Kids 4pm-6pm, Adults 6pm-8pm. Highly qualified staff, goalkeeper coaching, private sessions (4 to 6 players). Tel: 055-3505502. Email: [email protected]
Barclays Academy: Has FA-qualified coaches and UEFA training programmes for children aged 4 to 14 at various locations in Dubai. Tel: 04-3371698. Web: www.intlfootballacademy.com.
Dubai Football Academy: This is E Sports academy trains at more than 30 different venues across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, coaching all levels. Also runs a junior league with more than 65 teams. Tel: 050-2861041. Web: www.esportsdubai.com, email: [email protected]
Soccer Circus: Located in Playnation, Mirdif City Centre. Beginner to advanced players can enjoy a series of interactive skill games in the Training Academy or five-a-side football, cricket, volleyball and badminton facilities in the three pitches at Team Zone. Web: www.playnationme.com, tel: 800386
Stadia5: Hosts adult football leagues 7-a-side +2 subs, every Monday & Tuesday evenings in Barsha1. All abilities welcome. Register online at www.stadia5.com, email: [email protected], tel: 04-4470711
Emirates Equestrian Centre: Fully approved British Horse Society riding and training centre offering lessons for all levels. Open Sat-Thu 7am-7pm. Tel: 050-5537986. Web: www.emiratesequestriancentre.com, email: [email protected]. Next to Bab Al Shams Resort.
Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa: Dh250 for a 45-minute lesson. Dh200 for one-hour desert ride. Tel: 04-8145555. Web: Jebelaliinternational.com. Jebel Ali.
Mushrif Equestrian and Polo Club: Offers classes for all levels as well as showjumping, polocrosse, desert rides. Open 6am-8am and 5pm-9pm. Classes Dh85-Dh200. Tel: 04-2571256. Web: www.mushrifec.com, email: [email protected]. Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif.
Al Nasr Leisureland: Open daily 9am-midnight. Dh25 for two hours plus Dh10 to hire skates. Ice skating lessons available. Tel: 043371234. Web: www.alnasrll.com, email: [email protected]. Oud Mehta Road, Dubai.
Dubai Ice Rink: Olympic-sized skating rink. Skate hire and two-hour session Dh50. Open daily 11.15am-11.45pm. Tel: 04-4373111. Web: www.dubaiicerink.com, email: [email protected]. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Kartdrome: Leisure karting on state-of-the-art tracks both outdoor and indoor. Dh110 for a 15-minute session at the wheel of the Sodi R7 kart or the more powerful Sodi RX250 karts. Open Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 10pm, Thursday 9am to midnight, Friday & Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday & Monday 4pm to 10.30pm. Tel: 04-3678744. Web: www.dubaiautodrome.com. Motorcity across the boulevard from Dubai Autodrome.
Emirates Kart Centre: Costs Dh100 for a 30-minute session. Tel: 04-2827111. Near Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali.
Aikido Club Dubai: Offers classes in this Japanese art for all levels. Call 050-7952716 for timings and locations. Web: www.aikido.ae.
Colosseum Health and Fitness Club: Specialises in Thai boxing, kick boxing, boxing and karate. Personal training and special classes available. Tel: 04-3372755. Web: colosseumuae.com. Zabeel Road, Karama.
Dubai Polo Academy: Introductory polo lessons are available for everyone. No previous riding experience required. Dh550 for a 40-minute group lesson. Tel: 050-8879847. Web: www.Dubaipoloacademy.com, email: [email protected]. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches.
Desert Hash House Harriers: A social and running group that takes a different route every Sunday evening. Tel: 055-7897943. Web: www.deserthash.org.
Dubai Creek Striders: Meets every Friday morning at 6am by the open air car park in front of the Novotel, behind the World Trade Centre. Tel: 050-5589066. Web: dubaicreekstriders.com. Dubai Road Runners. Meets every Saturday at 6.30pm. Dh5, students free. Tel: 04-3403777. Safa Park, Jumeirah.
Nikky Sports: Running training. Fri-Sat 8am and Tuesdays 6:45pm. Contact Nikky on tel: 050-4507762. Safa Park Gate 5.
Dubai Softball League: Has been played at the Metropolitan diamond since the 70s. Men’s A is for long-time players, men’s B for beginners. There’s also a women’s league. Tel: 050-1679381. Web: www.dubaisoftballleague.com. Next to Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Nikky Sports: Conducts clinics for men, women, juniors and also a mixed clinic. Dh60 per session. Private individual lessons also vailable. Contact Nikky directly on tel: 050-4507762 for more details. Jumeirah Beach Hotel Sport Pavilion.
Academy Super Sports: Private & group classes, morning, afternoon & evening sessions, 4+ years to adults, beginners to advanced levels, professionally qualified & experienced instructors. Rates from Dh55 per lesson. Tel: 050-6575021. Web: www.supersportsdubai.com.
Al Nasr Leisureland: Coaching sessions for kids, groups and individuals. Floodlit courts available to play late into the evening. Call for details. Tel: 04-3371234. Web: www.alnasrll.com, email: [email protected]. Oud Mehta Road.
Clark Francis Tennis: Private and group lessons available seven days a week. Tel: 04-2833444. Web: www.clarkfrancistennis.com. Venues all over the city including the Tennis Stadium in Garhoud, Grand Hyatt, Le Meridien, Wafi and Arabian Ranches.
DUET organises individual and group tennis lessons for children of all levels from ages 4 to 14. Special training programmes for advanced junior players. web: www.dubaiunitedexpattennis.com, email: [email protected], tel: 055-8811974.
Libra Sports Academies: For children and for the young at heart, spread across the UAE. Activities: Tennis, swimming, football, rugby, martial arts. Email: [email protected]
Mahesh Bhupathi Academy: Offers tennis lessons for all age groups and levels at their Mirdif academy next to the new City Centre. All programmes are conducted by qualified ITF/ PTR certified coaches. For details and timings call 050-4958645/ 055-7134164. Or email: [email protected]
We are keen to keep this page updated with the latest listings throughout the UAE, and will continue to do so on a regular basis. If you wish to add details of your event please email [email protected]