What’s On has a Dubai Sports World guide, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, June 11 to August 31. Get your guide to the event.
Nobody wants to play outside at this time of the year, so let’s hear it for Dubai Sports World, which has all your favourite outdoor sports, indoors.
Sprawling across 20,000sqm in Dubai World Trade Centre, the emirate’s largest indoor summer sports venue offers 11 weeks of family-friendly sports in a temporary, air-conditioned space. Now in its fourth year, last year’s event attracted more than 100,000 sporty types, from children to seasoned athletes.
Prices per hour range from Dhs50 for a badminton court to Dhs300 for a seven-a-side rugby pitch. As well as tournaments, open days, clinics and training sessions, Dubai Sports World will host a series of Sporting Weekends, featuring local, regional and international sports stars. So now there’s no excuse to forgo outdoor hobbies just because the outdoors is a no-go.
Box fit with David Haye on June 21 – register here
Former heavyweight champion David Haye leads a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest ever boxing fitness class. Open to all, the session is choreographed and led by Haye himself. Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to the Rashid Centre for children with special needs. The current record stands at 498. We can beat that, right Dubai?
Zumba for charity on June 21
Join a two-hour Zumba Marathon at 11am and get fit for a good cause. Dhs100 per person.
DUBAI SPORTS WORLD IN NUMBERS
Two foosball tables
Three basketball courts
Six badminton courts
12 table tennis tables
Four pool tables
One tennis court, volleyball court, cricket pitch, skateboarding/BMX park, climbing wall and gym
Eight football pitches for five- or seven-a-side games or rugby
600-metre running track
1,200 seats for spectators
June 11 to August 31
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3064000. Metro: World Trade Centre. dubaisportsworld.ae