IF YOU’RE INTO TEAM SPORTS, THE UAE HAS A SECRET UNDERWORLD OF FANTASTIC FACILITIES 365 DAYS A YEAR.
Over the last decade the United Arab Emirates has attracted expats from all over the world. It is not only the employment opportunities that have lured people to coming to the UAE but also the lifestyle – the sun shines 364 days a year after all. What you may not know is that the UAE has a growing team sport community! Both locals and expats enjoy sports and it truly brings communities together.
No matter what sport you want to play, you can find a team. One of the best organizations to checkout is www.duplays.com. Duplays have over 70,000 members across 8 cities and they offer a number of team sports including touch rugby, soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, cricket, golf, netball, tennis and much more. Plus they organize all the competition events and social events. So whether you are a serious competitor or just want to meet people, Duplays will ensure you are having a good time. You can either sign up your team or just sign up yourself. Pricing ranges from AED 300-500 for seasons that are around 8-10 weeks long.
Another great place to go to find a football team is www.go-prosports.com. This is a Dubai based website that offers a number of football leagues for kids or adults. They even offer coaching from ex Manchester United professional Kirk Hilton. To find out costs contact the website. InSportz Club is another indoor sports facility in Dubai that offers a range of sports including cricket, football, rugby, badminton, basketball and more.
Dubai Sports City is a brand new complex which offers a number of team sports for all abilities and ages. This complex is brand new and has new tennis courts, football grounds, golf courses and much more. For a full list of sports head to www.dsc.ae. Contact the website for prices.
Zayed Sports City
In Abu Dhabi you can’t go past the world-class sporting Hub – Zayed Sports City. Zayed Sports City won the best sport and recreation facility at the Sport Industry awards in March.
During Summer (June – August) - Dubai Sports World
We recently wrote an article about the awesome Dubai Sports World facility that runs during the summer months.
More Sports Facilities
UAESPG (UAE Sports Guide)
Another great resource for finding sports facilities in UAE is UAE Sports Guide – a website dedicated to team sports in the UAE.
So no matter if you just want to watch sport or play it, the United Arab Emirates offers all sports. So there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Author: Claire Trojkovic
Author Bio: Claire is a personal trainer from Australia and one of the top Nutrition Souq editors. She’s a fitness and travel expert with a degree in Literature and a Certificate 4 in Fitness and Nutrition. Her particular interests are yoga, bodybuilding, diets, weight loss, herbal remedies and travel. She also manages and writes on her own blog and has written guest articles for various online fitness publications.