Abu Dhabi Country Club
Corner of Al Saada and Karama Streets
Mina Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
HC Floor, Renault Building, Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi
02 644 1666
Second floor, Middle East Specialized Medical Center building, Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi
02 445 9542
Abu Dhabi Ladies Club
One to One hotel
Off Al Salam Street
02 495 2070
If you want to attend specific sporting events in the UAE, the best way to find information is from the event's website. But as a general rule, it is worth checking Time Out (www.timeouttickets.com) or Box Office ME (http://www.boxofficeme.com).
There is a thriving social sports scene in the Emirates and it's unlikely that you won't be able to find something to suit you.
Duplays (duplays.com) organise and run a large number of sports tournaments. You can register as a single and they will endeavour to find a team for you.
Palms Sports Resort, home of the Al Ain Amblers
Abu Dhabi Harlequins
Zayed Sports City International Tennis Complex. See stadia map for contact/event details
The Emirates Falconers Club
02 -575 5194
Wakeboarding is an ideal sport for those looking for excitement off Abu Dhabi’s coast. Developed from a combination of surfing, water skiing and snowboarding, the wakeboarder stands on a board and is pulled behind a speedboat. It has grown into a popular sport in the Emirates and continues to grow.
RJ Performance Marine
This is a small operation run by four people. For Dh250 you get a day of wakeboarding. including the use of equipment.
The leader of the group, Rudi Du Plessis, can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazira-waterski offers holiday packages and training in conjunction with The Tulip hotel.
Hotels offering wakeboarding include the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, the Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort and Hiltonia Beach Club.
The UAE is an excellent place to dive. The waters in the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean are rich in marine and coral life and its warm waters allow for diving all year round. Expect to see an abundance of barracuda, small sharks, sea turtles and much more. Diving centres have classes for all abilities with diving groups running from The Club, the Al Jazira Dive Centre and the Intercontinental hotel.
Abu Dhabi Sub Aqua Club 02-673 1111
Al Jazira Dive Centre 02-562 9100
Arabian Divers & Sport Fishing Charters 050 614 6931 www.fishabudhabi.com
Blue Dolphin Company LLC 02 666 6888
Emirates Diving Association 04 393 9390
Fishing on the Arabian Gulf is a popular pastime in the UAE. The best time to fish is in the cooler months from September to April and you can catch anything from a sailfish to a jack. Deep-sea fishing is also available.
In Abu Dhabi, the Beach Rotana, Intercontinental, Sheraton Corniche and Golden Tulip Al Jazira hotels run fishing trips.
Al Dhafra (02-673 2266) also have traditional Dhows for charter from around Dh150 an hour.