Dubai Sports World is officially open and we’re all warmed up for the indoor, free, fun fitness gains.
As of literally right now, Dubai Sports World (DSW) is back at Dubai World Trade Centre and filled with fresh things to do for 2019. Swoosh.
Ever fancied trying out the trapeze or turning backflips at acrobatics? Got a head for heights? Climbing and parkour classes will take place at the indoor, air-conditioned venue. Bad day at work? You can give martial arts a go.
Dare to Zlatan? Dubai’s AC Milan Academy also makes its debut at the ninth edition of DSW, taking place until 10th September.
A bunch of academies will be coaching those looking to up their game, with Ball Above All, Just Cricket and Centerline Academies representing basketball, cricket and volleyball. There’s also the IFA Football Academy, Juventus Academy Dubai and LaLiga Academy, as well as professional badminton coaching, advanced tennis lessons, quality cricket coaching with G-Force, and elite basketball training.
For those who like to energy in their exercise, the challenging Ninja Warriors course is back by popular demand. Here’s what happened when we tried it out.
For team players, the 25,000 square metre venue has three pro-standard pitches for five-a-side football; three pro-standard pitches for seven-a-side football and rugby; six basketball courts; three street basketball courts; 18 badminton courts; two tennis courts and a table tennis zone; three volleyball courts; two cricket pitches; cycling and fitness studios powered by Reebok and LesMills; a padel court and a gym fitted out by Technogym.
Using the gym will cost you AED 10 per session, or you can buy a season pass for AED 200.*
You’ll also need to pay to rent the pitches and courts. Beat the queues by downloading the Dubai Sports World app, or book online at www.dubaisportsworld.ae, where you can also enrol in DSW’s summer camps for kids.
Good news, this year DSW has showers. Find them near the badminton courts, but remember to bring your own towels and toiletries. There are free lockers to stash your stuff in too.
Best of all, DSW is open every day from 8am-midnight, so there’s no excuse for not making some time for fitness over the long, hot summer.
Until 10th September. Dubai World Trade Centre. DSW is a short walk from Trade Centre Metro on the Red Line. Free and paid-for parking (from AED 5 an hour) is available nearby, behind the Sheikh Rashid Hall.
*Dubai Sports World contacted us on Friday, 19th July, to advise its gym is not free this year. We’ve happily updated our information. Sorry for any confusion caused!