Summer is here and the word is out that the temperatures in Dubai are going to hit 50 degrees Celsius, in the coming few days. It has already been recorded that 2016 is the hottest year in decades. Setting a foot out in that kind of heat is an impossible task. Indulging in sports activities in Dubai’s scorching heat is the worst decision that one can ever take. On the other hand, the people of Dubai, as we know them, are health conscious and love a little sport in their lives. So, here’s an idea, why don’t we take our sports activities indoors until the weather cools down?
To make your life a tad bit easier, we have listed down a few indoor sports complexes that you can head to this summer!
United Pro Sports Club
Address: Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, Dubai
Number: 04- 340 1122
Opening hours: 10:00am – 2:00am
This multi-sports indoor training centre has four cricket pitches, two football grounds, a mini basketball court, volleyball court, badminton courts and a mini tennis lawn. The club offers professional coaching for various sports activities. The facilities are available for rent to organisations and schools to conduct tournament and leagues. United Pro Sports also hosts competitions and participates in different championships in and around Dubai, giving its members various opportunities to gain exposure and excel at the sports of their choice.
Website Link: http://www.unitedprosports.ae
Dubai Sports World
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Number: 04 306 4000
Opening hours: Timings Differ
Football, basketball, cricket, ping-pong, rugby, tennis, badminton, you name it and this sports club has it! This complex has an indoor arrangement for indulging you with all your favourite sports activities. The club organises summer camps and welcome all ages. It hosts its own events, as well. Dubai Sports World, not only gives you a platform to have fun and stay fit but it is also an opportunity to meet new people who share similar interest towards the sport of your choice. Their sports arenas are in a huge hall, divided by fences and nets. All you need to do for inspiration is look around. They have different rates depending on their timings and days of the week. Sunday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm (regular peek hours) and Friday and Saturday, 8:00am to 12:00 midnight (regular peek hours), ping pong, badminton, running and gymnasium are free of cost!
Website Link: http://www.dubaisportsworld.ae/pages/dswhome
Address: No. 78, RKM Ware House, 4th Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Qouz 3, Dubai
Number: 04 347 5833
Yet another well facilitated indoor sports club, which allows sports players to partake in sports activities of their choice. This club is one of the rarest indoor arena that has a hockey field and offers coaching sessions for the same. Similar to most other clubs, InSportz also hosts its own tournaments and summer camps. Although it is slightly over-priced, the quality of their service makes up for the money that is spent. The club also rents areas and the bowling alley for birthday parties.
Website Link: http://insportzclub.com
Hamdan Sports Complex
Address: Exit 611, Opposite to Global Village, Emirates Road, Dubai
Number: 04 306 2666
A government owned entity; Hamdan Sports Complex is one of the biggest multi-purpose facilities in the world. It has arrangements for both, outdoor and indoor water and land sports. The complex connects with the Al Qudra Road Cycle Path. It hosts a series of water and land related sports events. They also accommodate karate championships, concerts, international exhibitions and conventions. They have a 10 lane Olympic sized swimming pool in a stadium with a seating capacity of 15, 000 spectators.
Website Link: http://www.hamdansc.com
Football Center Dubai
Address: 15 A Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, AlQouz
Number: 04 348 3869
Specifically focusing on football, this indoor complex is just the place for all football maniacs to beat the summer. They not only encourage on-the field football practices, but also are just as keen about teaching free-style football. They have an award winning team of coaches who encourage healthy living.
Website Link: http://www.thefcdubai.com/about-fc
Bounce Middle East
Address: Building 32, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Industrial Area 1, Dubai
Number: 04 321 1400
Working put alone can get boring. Everyday sports become mainstream, sometimes. On such days, heading to bounce for an ultimate experience of fitness and fun with a group of friends is just the thing to do! Located in Al Qouz, Bounce is a huge hall every inch of which is covered with trampolines. They even host fitness sessions on trampolines, which are nothing like your everyday fitness routines. There is a separate area for beginners and another for professional acrobats and freestylers. Big Bag, Slam Dunk, The Wall, Dodge Ball sessions are some of their specialities.
Website Link: http://bounce.ae
Al Nasr LeisureLand Ice Rink
Number: 04 337 1234
There couldn’t be a cooler place to head this summer! With indoor squash, gymnasium, ice-skating and bowling areas, along with other leisurely facilities Al Nasr Leisure Land is the definition of a healthy family day out. Summer camp, sports coaching, food court, you name it and they have the facilities. You can either become a member or visit and pay for the facilities you wish to avail, on hourly-basis.
Website Link: http://www.alnasrll.com/sports.php
The Play Mania
Address:Majid Al Futtaim Malls
No it’s not a place, there are lot of places located under the roofs of malls owned by Majid-al-Futtaim. Ski Dubai, Yalla! Bowling and iFly. If you yearn for indulging into some indoor extreme sports, Majid-al-Futtaim malls are the places to head!
There are personalised training sessions conducted at Ski Dubai for all those who wish to learn the skills of skiing. Fun needs no coaching to master, go bowling with family and friends at Yalla! Bowling in Mall of the Emirates. You won’t even realise when you’ve had worked out for the day between all the activities. There is something for all ages.
Website Link: https://www.theplaymania.com
Address: Dubai-Al Ain Road
Number: 056 942 4551
Here is something we haven’t covered yet, horse riding. There aren’t very many indoor, air- conditioned horse-riding pavilions in Dubai. Hoofbeatz just happens to be one. Now, you don’t have to pull the rein on your horse-riding schedule to avoid the heat. Their general charges are Dhs175 per person for group sessions. They even host events based on horse riding. Horse riders can also become members of the horsemanship club. There is a lot more to take from Hoofbeatz apart from horse riding, such as, harmony amongst humans and horses, playing as a team, responsibility and entertainment skills.
Website Link: http://www.hoofbeatz.com
The Dome Football Academy
Address: Dubai Sports City
Number: 04 448 1555
A football academy consisting of a full- size indoor pitch with FIFA 2-star approved competition turf and two outdoor football pitches. Along with programs and training The Dome conducts leagues for all ages. If you’re a football enthusiast who is being held back by Dubai’s summer, let nothing stop you.
Website Link: http://www.footballacademydubai.com