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Sporting in Dubai has become a well-known feat. Dubai sports and leisure facilities, including a number of international-class complexes and courses have been built here. There are plenty of activities in Dubai for tourists to get involved with. You can sit back and enjoy your favorite game, or if you wish to participate in some of these exciting sports, then Dubai has your answer.
Plenty of Dubai leisure activities for people of every age are found. Cinemas, bowling alleys and indoor sports abound. In the last few years, outdoor Dubai sports gains popularity as well. However, traditional sports are still enjoyed, including horse racing, camel racing and falconry.
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Another favored pastime of Dubai is racing; Camels, Boats, Cars, People.....you name it and the Dubai locals will watch! The more traditional Dubai horse racing is still the most popular though and several equestrian clubs are dotted around the city, with the main ones being The Jebel Ali Equestrian Club and the Dubai Equestrian Center. Both offer basic training and lessons, with trail rides and show jumping also available for the more experienced rider.
UAE Horse racing has become a world class event. The city's main track and perhaps the largest track in Dubai is located at the Naad Al Sheba. Its spectacular surrounding is home to the famous Dubai World Cup, which is the world's most prestigious horse race.
Dubai Camel racing is an old traditional sport that is still famous among Dubai locals. It starts from October to May and is held on Thursday and Friday afternoons. The 10-kilometer-long camel race track is located on the southern section of Al Hadlga Road. Visitors will be provided with an opportunity to observe local Emirates in their traditional surroundings.
Despite the popularity and choice of the sports that have been mentioned, the most favorable sport in Dubai is actually Golf. For years it has been the golfing worlds best kept secret, but is now recognized as one of the premier golfing destinations in the world. There are several world class standard golf courses around the city, with the famed Emirates Golf Club leading the way as it is the destination for one of the more significant courses in the European Open, the Dubai Open Classic. The Nad Al Shiba Club provides the perfect getaway from the ferocious sun as it is open 24 hours a day and contains a floodlight, 18 hole, championship golf course. Dubai Race Course and Golf Club, the Emirates Golf Club and the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club are among the best golf courses in Dubai. These 18-hole courses boast distinguished architectural features, including the Bedu Tent shaped Emirates clubhouse. The Montomerie and Emirates Hill is one the city's most popular courses as well.
For a unique experience, enjoy a desert safari to explore the outdoors and to meet other friendly people. You can also learn more about the Arabic culture by having an overnight stay with the locals in their Bedouin tents. A traditional activity after an exciting drive is to enjoy the spectacular sunset views while you have an Arab barbecue for dinner. It is made even more pleasurable with some great Arabic music and cultural performances under the stars.
There are numerous Dubai water sport activities as well, as the city has some of the best beaches in the world. Sea temperatures are a little high, however, you can still enjoy diving, boating, swimming or just lying on the soft, sandy beach.
One may be surprised about the vast selection of sporting activities that are on offer in Dubai, but the Emirate’s superb climate and modern facilities provide the perfect environment for enjoying the outdoors. From the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai Cup at Nad-Al Sheeba to the Dubai Tennis Championships, there really is something for everyone in this sizzling paradise. Visitors will be nearly swamped with the amount of live shows and events that are on offer including the Rugby Sevens World Cup, the Dubai Desert Classic Golf Tournament and the Grand Prix Power Boating Championship.
Dubai Outdoor Activities
If the practical side of sports is more appealing to you, then why not participate in one of the countless sports activities that are on offer in the “jewel of the Middle East.” From mountain climbing to wind surfing, camel racing to abseiling, on offer is a world class selection of outdoor Dubai activities.
Dubai is home to the Wild Wadi Water Park, the largest water park in the Middle East. Just a 20-minute drive from the city center, this park consists of dozens of high octane rides, water rapids, slides and chutes along with numerous “normal” swimming pools for the less adventurous. For the budding surfers, there is a “wave machine” that re-creates waves that you would find in the ocean, to help with your surfing preparations.
For a real life wind surfing experience, along with other Dubai water sports like paragliding, kite surfing, jet skiing and sailing, why not head down and pay Jumeirah Beach a visit. This is the water sport enthusiast’s dream; an entire stretch of beach that has actually been put aside and is now known as "Kite Surf Beach". The pristine, white sand beaches and the azure blue water of the Arabian Gulf provide an almost surreal setting. Jumeirah Beach is also home to some fantastic spots for scuba diving, with vibrant coral reefs and some old wreck sites close by, offering diving for those with all levels of experience.
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