United Arab Emirates offers a variety of exciting sporting events and activities to indulge in. from horse riding to shooting, there are unlimited options to choose from.
Enjoy races, skating, bowling and a lot more. Here’s a list of some of the most thrilling games and sporting activities you can participate in.
1: Horse Riding
Horses and riding have been an integral part of the local tradition and is upheld today by several active riding centers including the Dubai Equestrian Centre, The Jebel Ali Equestrian Centre and Jebel Ali Hotel Riding Stables. Rides through the desert are organized regularly. Dubai is also famous for its world famous and the richest Horse race known as the Dubai world cup.
Dubai has the Middle East’s first fully equipped indoor Formula One facility. Outdoors, an active go-karting fraternity races regularly at the track beside the Jebel Ali Hotel whereas visitors can try this exhilarating sport on Fridays, from October to May.
Visitors who wish to fly are required to have a PPL or must be accompanied by an instructor and planes may be hired from the Emirates Flying School at Dubai International Airport.
4: Shooting and Archery
The Jebel Ali Shooting Club, a floodlit facility, is approximately 35 minutes’ drive from the city center and offers pistol, skeet and trap shooting as well as a laser shooting simulator. The Hatta Fort Hotel has supervised clay pigeon shooting and archery ranges, open to visitors and non-residents.
Ahmed al-Maktoum a UAE national has also become the first Olympic gold medalist from the United Arab Emirates in shooting.
Dubai has two ice rinks located at Al Nasr Leisureland and the Hyatt Regency Galleria and are open year round. Skates may be hired and timetables should be consulted. The rinks are closed to the public during special instruction periods. The other newest hype in Dubai is the first ever indoor Skiing dome at the Mall of Emirates. The skiing dome is all set to provide the fun and excitement of skiing under the desert sun.
6: Ten-pin Bowling
There is a 20-lane bowling center in Dubai with restaurants, arcade games, and a pool and snooker hall. Ten-pin bowling is also available at Al Nasr Leisureland. There are various other bowling alleys all over the UAE in different shopping malls and leisure centers.
Dubai is flat and spacious with many parks and un-crowded beaches and pavements, which makes it ideal for joggers.