Parkour to Zumba: Try a new sport this summer at Dubai Sports World
What’s On has details on how to beat the heat and learn the coolest sports this summer at Dubai Sports World open at DWTC from June 21 to August 29.
This temporary temple of sports is back at Dubai World Trade Centre with loads of new sports and activities to lace up for. What’s On takes a look at the latest additions as well as some old favourites.
NEW TO DUBAI SPORTS WORLD
If you’ve ever had a yearning to try your hand at Freerunning then now is your chance.
The team from Against Graviti has brought their Parkour and Streetworkout classes to Dubai Sports World at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the summer.
Within the safety and air-conditioned space of the Middle East’s largest indoor sporting venue people can go it alone or sign up for hourly classes and learn the basics of calisthenics on the dedicated Parkour obstacle course.
From keen first-timers to those more experienced folk, anyone can choose between two different group classes: Streetworkout for Strength focuses on developing physical strength, while Parkour For Flow teaches all the impressive moves as well as the important safety information – namely, how to land properly. Hourly courses start at Dhs60.
Wire World Adventure Park
Four metres up in the air, children can take on the challenge and navigate their way through a meandering course of wooden platforms, bridges and ziplines. If that’s not enough, then there’s also the chance for a five-minute session on the bungee trampoline. For children 3-12, One hour, Dhs30
Skateboarding and BMX
Dubai’s very own extreme sports retailers Rage has once again partnered with Dubai Sports World to bring us a fun and fearless skate park, packed with ramps, rails and grind boxes. Day pass Dhs30, All summer pass Dhs500
New to DSW this year, Fitness First is holding a jam-packed schedule of group exercise classes across the summer, including BodyPump, Pilates, yoga, spinning as well as a ladies-only Zumbathon just to name a few, as well as one-on-one training sessions with a qualified trainer.
Inspired by the upcoming Wimbledon Championships? Dubai Sports World not only has two tennis courts to book, but has teamed up with Tennis 360 to run private and group classes for all ages. From Dhs100 per day.
You can play table tennis, football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, badminton, or try skateboarding and cycling. You and your team can join leagues or just book, pay and play individually. Check the website for prices but as a guide, a basketball court is Dhs125 for one hour, and a five-a-side football pitch is Dhs450 at peak times. The gym, the running track, table tennis and badminton are free and there’s even a café and showers.
June 21 to August 29
Dubai World Trade Centre, 8am to 1am daily during Ramadan, 8am to midnight after Ramadan. Tel: (04) 3064000. Metro: World Trade Centre. dubaisportsworld.ae