x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

General information

Gyms

Abu Dhabi Country Club
www.adhfc.com
Corner of Al Saada and Karama Streets
02-657 7777

 

The Club
www.the-club.com
Mina Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
02-673 1111 
enquiry@the-club.com

 

Lifeline 
www.lifelinefit.com

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
www.adlc.ae

02-666 2228

One to One hotel
Off Al Salam Street
02 495 2070

Tickets

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).

Social Sport

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.

 

Rugby
Palms Sports Resort, home of the Al Ain Amblers
www.palmsportsresort.com

 

Abu Dhabi Harlequins

www.abudhabiquins.com
Richard Harris, chairman
chairman@abudhabiquins.com

+971-50-2370812 

 

Tennis

Zayed Sports City International Tennis Complex. See stadia map for contact/event details 

Falconry

The Emirates Falconers Club
www.uaefalconer.com
02 -575 5194

 

Wakeboarding
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 rudi@emirates.net.ae

Jazira-waterski
Jazira-waterski offers holiday packages and training in conjunction with The Tulip hotel.

www.jazira-waterski.com

Hotels offering wakeboarding include the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, the Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort and Hiltonia Beach Club.

 

Diving

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

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.