Dubai Sports & Outdoors

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    Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai

    by TheTravelSlut Updated Mar 18, 2013

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    Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for both family and adults and its theme is based on the tale of Juha from Arabian folklore.

    Breakers Bay is the largest wave pool of the Middle East where swimmers can enjoy crossing and parallel waves, which are almost 5 feet high and splash in all directions.

    The Jumeirah Sceirah is the tallest free fall water slide and there are pool surfing simulator rides also that allow riders get to feel the effects of knee board surfing, body board surfing or other types of surfing.

    There are many traditional downhill slides in Wild Wadi Water Park and include – the Falcon Fury, Tunnel of Doom, Rushing Rapids, Tumble Falls, and the Thunder Rapids and a family ride that involves Rushdown Ravine in which riders are taken on a 560 ft downhill slide.

    Wild Wadi Dubai also has two gift shops within the theme park, three restaurants, several snack stands and can host family events too.

    Equipment: Wear comfortable water-friendly clothes and since Wild Wadi is a family-oriented environment dress in appropriate attire at all times (Including locker rooms).

    Frequently asked questionsJuha has prepared a list of questions that are frequently asked by our guests! If your question is not in the list, please contact us and let us know!

    Admission to Wild Wadi includes unlimited use of all the water rides, as well as the use of rubber rings, lifejackets and body boards

    Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, UAE Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, UAE
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    Golfing in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Classic Golf Destination

    Dubai is the pioneer of golf in the Middle East with championship standard grass courses to challenge the skills of even the most experienced players.

    Nad Al Sheba Club

    Dubai’s third grass course, with its links course straddling the Nad Al Shiba horse racing circuit and venue for the annual Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. The club offers the only fully floodlit 18-hole course along with a floodlit driving range in the Middle East and night-time golf has proved very popular.

    The Course

    The only fully floodlit 18 hole course in the Middle East.

    18 holes, par 71-6428 yard course.
    Built around eight lakes, three of which are for irrigation.
    The golf course layout has all the characteristics of a Scottish links, with rolling fairways and deep pot bunkers. The course is generally flat with the new front 9 holes featuring elevated tees

    Equipment: The three-storey blue-tiled clubhouse offers panoramic views across the race track and golf course.

    Built in the traditional style found at British golf courses, the interior features panelled walls and leather sofas.

    Facilities at the superbly equipped clubhouse include a Pro Shop, bars and a 100-seater Steakhouse restaurant.

    Ten first-floor hospitality suites offer corporate entertainment facilities on golf and race days.
    Golf instruction available from five qualified members of the PGA.

    Rules of Play

    Visitors are welcome on a “pay-as-you-play” basis, as well as to use the public driving range.

    The dress code requires collared shirts and golfing shorts and proper golfing attire.

    All players must have a handicap of 28 or less for men and 45 or less for women.
    Profession of a playing certificate from any of the Dubai golf courses also qualifies.
    All golf courses in Dubai are apikeless.


    Nad Al Sheba Club,
    PO Box 52872, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tel: +971-4-3363666 . Fax: (9714) 3363717
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    Rugby 7's

    by ozibird Updated Apr 25, 2007

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    Rugby is definitely a contact sport at the Dubai Rugby 7s held every December. It’s a 3 day event with 150 teams. Very fun as the short games keep it interesting as do the spectators. In 2006 the massive but rare rain made the action slippery and unpredictable.
    29 Nov 2007 - 1 Dec 2007

    Equipment: Taxi - bring good cheer

    2006 in the rain

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    Try the Human Pretzel Poses in Fitness First

    by rachelleiris Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    “If you are still alive, you can challenge yourself to do the next yoga pose”.. that’s how our über flexible yoga instructor tries to lighten things up when he sees our faces disgruntle with confusion. But after surprising ourselves with being able to execute those human pretzel poses, we come out of the class rejuvenated – ready to take on yet another physical challenge – which could either be in the form of body jam, body combat, salsa or maybe marathon eating, hehe.

    In not so many words, Fitness First is a must for a Dubai resident (Read: Going to the gym is really an effective stress-buster). But for tourists who have an international Fitness First passport, you can just pop in anytime, make yourselves at home and enjoy all the facilities (unlimited coffee, wifi, sauna among other things) and classes that you don't wanna miss even if you're away from home.

    cobra pose arm balance bridge pose
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    Birdwatching Tour Agencies in Dxb & UAE

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 16, 2006

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    Birdwatching Tour Agencies and Environmental Group

    The Birdwatcher’s Paradise:
    Khor Dubai
    Mushrif Park
    Emirates Golf Club
    Jebel Ali
    Al Habab
    Qarn Nazwa
    Specialities site-by-site guide

    Khor Dubai:
    Western Reef Heron
    Greater Flamingo
    Spotted Eagle
    Lesser Sand Plover
    Broad-billed sandpiper
    Terek Sandpiper
    Mushrif Park:
    Bruce’s Scops Owl Yellow-throated Sparrow
    Emirates Golf Club:
    Red-wattled Lapwing Pacific Golden Plover
    Pintail Snipe
    Chest nut –bellied
    Isabelline Shrike
    Jebel Ali Area:
    Socotra Cormorant
    Grey Francolin
    Black-crowned Finch Lark
    Hoopoe Lark
    White-cheeked Bullbul
    Purple Sunbird
    Al Habab:
    Cream-coloured Courser
    Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
    Hoopoe Lark
    Black-crowned Finch Lark
    Lappet-faced Vulture
    Bonelli’s Eagle
    Sand Partridge
    Desert Lark
    Pale Crag Martin
    Hume’s Wheatear
    Scrub Warbler
    Desert Lesser
    Plain Leaf Warbler
    Pale Rock Sparrow
    House Bunting
    Little Green Bee-eater

    Birdwatching Tour Agencies and Environmental GroupHobby,
    P.O. Box 50394,
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Tel/Fax: 9714-8820655
    Mobile: 050 - 6503398
    Birdwatching tours organized by Colin Richardson.

    Dubai Emirates Environmental Group,
    P.O.Box 7013
    Tel: 3318100
    Fax: 3328500

    Emirates Bird Records Committee,
    P.O.Box 50394,
    Tel: 3472277
    Fax: 3472276

    Emirates Natural History Group,
    P.O.Box 2380,
    Abu Dhabi
    Tel: 02-6654057
    Fax: 02-6654057

    Equipment: Miscellaneous Equipment

    You should bring the following binoculars, shoulder bag / small rucksack, lens cleaning tissues, sun glasses, field guide/s, notebook and pencil, personal medication.

    Optional: telescope & tripod, camera lenses and film, spare binoculars and spare spectacles ( in case of loss or damage ).


    The climate and light is ideal for wildlife photography in the UAE.

    There are few security restrictions, except around government or military installations.

    Print film is cheaper than in many other countries, although it is best to bring a supply of slide film.

    Dust and humidity are a problem and you should pack camera equipment in dust-proof bags for protection.

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    One Big Auto Show on the Streets of Dubai 2

    by machomikemd Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Part two of my One Big Auto Show Tips with more pictures

    If you are an auto show afficionado and love to go to international auto show in you country, you would be surprised that Dubai like is one huge auto show and you can see lots of auto eye candy for the auto enthusiasts as dubai has the combination of cheap fuel, low international taxes and lots of rich foreign expatriates and these translates to various car eye candy in the streets, the highways, the parking lots, the valet services at hotels and big shopping malls.

    you would see lots of cool and expensive cars like ferraris, porches, bugattis, lamborghinis, rolls royce, alpha romeos, BMW's, Mercedes Benzes, Bentley's, Hummers and a lot more.

    you can take tons of pictures of these cool cars as you want.

    Equipment: lots of luxe and sports cars as eye candy

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    Ski Dubai

    by zuyao Written Apr 8, 2007

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    Visit Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates for skiing. Yes... in this opulent desert country, you can find a ski slope in this mall! This place makes a good training ground for amateurs. With real snow and temperatures below 0 degC, this is the best place to experience a real winter in the Middle East.

    Opening Hours:
    Sun - Wed 10am - 11pm
    Thurs - Sat 10am - 12MN

    Entry is Dh60 for the snow park. For access to the slope, the fee is Dh150. Lessons are also provided for a fee!

    Equipment: Normal gears can be rented. If the ski slope pass is purchased, it comes with the usual gears like ski, jacket, snowboard, etc.

    Ski Dubai

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    Extreme Sports in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 16, 2006

    Shooting and archery

    The Jabel ali Shooting Club, approximately 35 minutes' drive from the city centre, offers pistol, skeet and trap shooting as well as laser-shooting simulator. The floodlit facility also provides tuition at its shooting academy.

    The Hatta Fort Hotel has supervised clay-pigeon shooting and archery ranges, open to visitors and non-residents. The sport of shotgun shooting recently received a royal boost in Dubai when Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum won the gold medal for the double trap event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

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    Tennis in Dubai :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Dec 16, 2006


    With all the glorious sunshine, tennis is one of the most popular sporting options, particularly during the cooler winter months. Courts are available at all major hotels and there are several other facilities dotted throughout the city. The Dubai Tennis stadium at the Aviation Club is also home to the ATP Dubai Open that attracts many top male and female international stars.

    Aghasi while playing on top of Burj Al-Arab in Dxb Dubai Tennis Stadium, Aviation Club Wanna play?? :-) First timer!! :-)
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  • racist club

    by sailorboykhalid Written Nov 9, 2007

    Sailing in dubai is good but one club to avoid is Jebel Ali Sailing Club ! The sailing manager lady does not like arabs . being of arab origion i recommend Dubai international sailing club for arab tourists .

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  • dubai kitesurf

    by dukitebeach Written May 8, 2010

    Dubai kitesurfing is the most active kitesurf spot in the Midle east. Located at 100 meter from the only 7 star hotel in the world.
    Most of the kiter ride from that spot to ride to the world island or the palm island.

    Equipment: From Jumierah road turn right from Saga world, the spot is easy to recognized.

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    Playing squash

    by Gard Written Apr 22, 2003

    I enjoy playing squash here in Norway. When I got to Dubai I came across a great offer when it comes to a Wilson racquet that I bought. This also allowed me to play a little bit in Dubai. The Hyatt hotel has two courts that hotel guests have access to. But for 50 Dhs it is possible to use the squash courts together with tennis, gym, sauna/spa and so on. The squash courts had concrete walls by the way and I’m not really a big fan of that.

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    Desert Adventure

    by euzkadi Written Nov 25, 2004

    If you haven´t spent some time in the arabian desert you haven´t truly experienced Dubai. There are a lot of tours speeding over the dunes in 4x4 cars. An amazing adventure.

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    Qarn Nazwa.

    by euzkadi Updated Jul 2, 2005

    The nearest largest dunes near Dubai are located at Qarn Nazwa, on the Dubai Hatta road. Its a great experience.

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