Things to Do in Dubai
The 4-hectare Wild Wadi Waterpark is part of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel complex, Al-Jumeriah Road (Tel: (04) 348 44 44. Internet: www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/Wild-Wadi) and is a paradise for children and adults with its fantastic 24 connected water slides.
In most hotel swimming pools, non-guests can swim for a small fee.
There are some tennis clubs that are also open to the public. The Aviation Club, Al-Garhoud Road (Tel: (04) 282 41 22), as well as the Dubai Tennis Academy, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al-Jumeriah Road (Tel: (04) 406 88 11), has public tennis courts.
A variety of water sports can be practiced in the Persian Gulf. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim Road (Tel: (04) 348 00 00. Internet: www.jumeirah.com) offers jet skiing, and water skiing is part of the program at most hotels on Jumeira Beach. You can learn to dive and dive in the Sand Beach Diving Center (Tel: 92 44 55 55. Internet: www.sandybm.com).
It may seem strange, but Dubai also offers opportunities for ski fans of all ages. A huge ski hall (Tel: (04) 409 40 00. Internet: www.skidxb.com) offers real winter sports fun on five slopes for beginners and professionals on 22,500 m².
For a country made up mostly of desert, Dubai has an incredible selection of top quality golf courses. Golf in Dubai offers an overview of the golf courses ( www.golfindubai.com).
The Emirates Golf Club, Junction 5, Sheik Zayed Road (tel: (04) 347 32 22) was the first grass field to host championships in the Middle East when it opened, and non-members can go out of season for a green fee play.
The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Al-Garhoud Road (Tel: (04) 295 60 00) welcomes guests on a “pay and play” basis.
The Dubai Golf and Racing Club, Nad al-Shiba Road (Tel: (04) 336 36 66), has a floodlit Scottish-style golf course where visitors can also play a round without any problems.
The Montgomerie (Tel: (04) 399 99 55. Internet: www.themontgomerie.com), Emirates Hill, at Sheik Zayed Road, was opened in 2002 by the famous Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie.
Impressive leisure facilities are offered in many luxury hotels. There are also private leisure clubs that cater to the city’s western foreigners.
The Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa (Tel: (04) 346 11 11. Internet: www.dxbmarine.com) has tennis courts with floodlights, two outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool, squash halls, a sports hall and a wellness spa and can also be used in the evening be used by non-members.
The Le Mirage Health & Leisure Club (Tel: (04) 399 55 55) at the Le Meridien Jumeirah Hotel is also open to non-members for a fee.
Sports are very popular in Dubai, and since the Emirate has few internationally successful athletes and teams, foreign teams are often flown in to take part in abundantly sponsored friendly matches. Important sporting events are also listed with lucrative prize money to attract famous athletes.
Every year, the PGA Dubai Desert Golf Classic (Internet: http://dubaidesertclassic.com/), the Dubai Tennis Championships (Internet: www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com) and the Dubai International Rugby Sevens (Internet: www.dubairugby7s) are found in Dubai . com) carried out.
Horse racing is also very popular with the Dubai, who buy horses themselves and use them in races. The Dubai Racing Club (Tel: (04) 332 22 77. Internet: www.dubaiworldcup.com) organized Dubai World Cup always takes place in March, and with 15 million US dollar prize money is the world’s highest-endowed horse race. A more traditional event is the annual Emirates Championship Cup, a 130 km endurance horse race through the blowing desert sand.
Dubai has no central ticket organization for admission tickets; However, visitors can often get tickets for sporting events through their hotel.