Going Out: Soak up all the action from Euro 2016 at EGC

Jay Asser 27/06/2016
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Take your pick: Various offers on beverages and snacks are available.

The venue, located at the iconic Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, is very much true to its name as the viewing destination for all things football.

First and foremost, it’s an easy spot to get to as it’s located right near the Nakheel metro station and has ample parking on-site.

Fans will also immediately soak up the atmosphere when they make their way through the giant tunnel entrance, simulating the experience of entering a football stadium.

Space won’t be a concern as the venue can accommodate 2,000 people with their indoor seating and outdoor area.

If you’re inside, you’ll have 22 LED televisions at your disposal to choose from, while two big screens will ensure easy viewing outside.

As always, supporters of all nations are welcome, but expect to see many fans decked out in England, Wales, Germany and France gear.

Football Central are offering a number of packages for guests to enjoy as they combine football with cold beverages and delicious food.

Get two beverage vouchers, one snack voucher and a fan t-shirt for the price of Dh80 each, or get a beverage and a burger for Dh99, four beverages for Dh160 and a bucket of five beverages for Dh200.

Go for it: Catch all the Euro action at the EGF venue that can hold 2,000 people.

Go for it: Catch all the Euro action at the EGF venue that can hold 2,000 people.

You can also pre-book with different table packages to ensure you have a seat to watch all the world-class football.

Choose from a table of four with one snack platter and 16 beverage vouchers or a table of 10 with two snack platters and 40 beverage vouchers.

For golf lovers, you can play 18 holes on the Faldo course before 16:00 on any day until the Euro final on July 10 and receive one fan package at Football Central – inclusive of two beverage vouchers, one snack voucher and a t-shirt – for Dh295.

Visit www.dubaigolf.com for more information and contact 04 417 9999 for reservations.

Don’t miss your chance to view the top eight nations in the Euro battle it out in the quarter-finals before the final two clash for coveted trophy and European supremacy.

WHAT: European Championship at Football Central

WHERE: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai

WHEN: Screening the tournament until the final on July 10

CONTACT: Visit www.dubaigolf.com for more information and call 04 417 9999 for reservations

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Going Out: Fun comes first at Dubai Kartdrome summer camp

Denzil Pinto 27/06/2016
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Get round the track at Dubai Kartdrome.

Children will not be short of options for entertainment over the next three months thanks to Dubai Kartdrome’s Summer Camp.

In partnership with Gulf Star Sports, the camp got under way on Sunday, and runs in weekly sessions (Sunday to Thursday) from 09:00 to 13:00 until August 25.

Open to youths between seven and 15-year-olds, the kids can look forward to plenty of fun and exciting activities.

On the agenda during the five days, includes indoor karting, laser tag, simulator racing and billiards competitions, while there’s prizes up for grabs.

The Dubai Kartdrome and Gulf Star Sports are no strangers to organising summer camps. Now running in its fourth year, it has gone from strength to strength attracting hundreds of youths over the summer.

Considering there are 40 places available per week, it’s for that reason that parents should not wait long in enrolling their children.

Information:

  • What: Dubai Kartdrome Summer Camps
  • Where: Dubai Kartdrome
  • When: On-going until August 25 (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Contact: For more information or to register, email [email protected] or phone 050 429 4860/050 798 1407

“Gulf Star Sports have been offering summer camps in partnership with Dubai Autodrome for the past four years and every year, these camps have proved to be very popular,” said Matthew Ralton, senior operations manager of Gulf Star Sports.

“The first few weeks of the summer generally sell out so we advise parents to contact us quickly to book. The kids always go home happy, and we find many of them return throughout the summer.”

He added: “The Kartdrome camp will act as a welcome change from the normal multi-sports summer camps where kids tend to be tired of the same games and wide age ranges.

“With us, the kids will experience a high adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish. We are unique in that we are the only summer camp offering go-karting and laser tag during the day.”

Prices are Dh1,150 per week, while sibling discounts and day passes are also available.

With the camps already proven to be a big hit, Ralton insists there’s plenty of advantages for children.

“Parents who want their kids to enjoy fun activities this summer should definitely consider the Kartdrome Summer Camp. They have the opportunity to learn new skills with fantastic tuition from the experts at the Dubai Autodrome, under the guidance of expert coaches and qualified teachers at Gulf Star Sports,” he said.

“They will make new friends and we ensure that every child thrives within this competitive environment. Kids never leave this camp disappointed and they only leave wanting more.”

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Going Out: Take in Euro 2016 at the Real Madrid Cafe, Dubai

Jay Asser 25/06/2016
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Perfect spot to watch the action: Real Madrid Cafe.

Real Madrid supporters are used to seeing their club collecting trophies, but Dubai’s home for watching the Spanish giants is also the place to catch your favourite Real players compete in the European Championship.

Real Madrid Cafe, located on The Beach, JBR, is screening the tournament up until the final on July 10 as the action heats up with the last 16.

Two of Real Madrid’s finest will be in action today as Luka Modric’s Croatia tangle with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, with the winner potentially meeting Gareth Bale’s Wales in the quarter-finals.

On the other side of the bracket, Sergio Ramos will be a key contributor on the Spain squad looking to defeat Italy on Monday, while Tony Kroos and Germany clash with Slovakia on Sunday.

Even if you’re not a fan of Los Blancos though, Real Madrid Cafe welcomes supporters of all nations and the atmosphere will be buzzing as the stakes continue to rise.

The venue can accommodate up to 150 people with dinner tables and an upstairs area, or up to 175 with their stadium-style layout.

Information:

  • What: Euro 2016 at Real Madrid Cafe
  • Where: The Beach, JBR, Dubai
  • When: Until the July 10 final, opening for iftar 
  • Contact: Visit www.realmadrid-cafedubai.com or call 04 227 5625 for reservations

No matter where you station yourself, you won’t miss out on the action taking place on the pitch as two jumbo screens, sized 1.5 metres by 2m, will have you covered.

Adding to the atmosphere is Real Madrid Cafe’s extensive range of club merchandise, which includes over 40 exclusively-signed memorabilia pieces. It’s your one-stop shop to gear up and show off your fandom while watching the exciting matches.

Whether you purchase a jersey at the retail store or wear one of your own, you’ll receive a 15 per cent discount on the total bill.

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Real Madrid Cafe also offers a special iftar menu, coinciding with a special Euros menu during the tournament.

Enjoy some of their signature dishes, including the Real Madrid salad for a taste of Spain and the Real fans sharing platter, with pub favourites like nachos, sliders, wings and fries. Other items featured on the menu are sandwiches, pasta, risotto and pizza, while the beverages range from coffee to milkshakes to juices and mocktails.

The venue’s timings begin with iftar and run until the final whistle of the last game of the night.

Visit www.realmadridcafedubai.com for more information and contact 04 277 5625 for reservations.

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