FitRepublik’s Summer Camp offers host of sports to stay active and social

Dhruv Nair 30/05/2017
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The camp also incorporates martial arts into its programme.

With the school year finishing and summer dawning upon us, children can continue to stay active and social by joining FitRepublik’s Summer Camp.

Held at the fitness centre in Dubai Sports City, the camp is for kids aged five to 14 and runs from July 2 to August 31, with today the final day to register for the early bird discount promotion.

Take part in the summer camp for daily fun and excitement, with it promising to be a great experience where kids will enjoy their escape from the scorching heat.

Core activities will include aquatics with ‘Wibit’ – an inflatable assault course in the pool – as well as a wide variety of offerings like martial arts, gymnastics, CrossFit and different styles of dance.

The kids also have an opportunity to engage in action sports, take part in an array of challenges and team races, as well as explore their creativity with arts and crafts projects.

Some of the other exciting activities which will take place at the summer camp are cricket, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, rugby, tag, ultimate frisbee, egg/spoon races, obstacle course, three-legged races, tug-o-war, sack races, wheelbarrow races and more.

All activities will run at the FitRepublik and at Dubai Sports City’s The Dome, an air-conditioned indoor pitch. Children will be grouped by age from five-seven years, eight-10 years and 11-14 years, with one group leader for every 15 campers.

Early-morning aerobics to get the pulses racing.

Early-morning aerobics to get the pulses racing.

Prices for FitRepublik’s Summer Camp start at Dh250 for a full day, Dh1,000 for mornings only throughout the week and Dh1,200 for full days all week long.

Make sure to take advantage of the early bird promotion, expiring today, to receive a 20 per cent discount for the mornings only and full days all week packages.

There’s also a sibling discount, with 10 per cent off if signing up two siblings and 15 per cent off if signing up three siblings.

Lock in the early bird promotion now and register for the camp by calling 04 5561800.

The camp will run Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 15:45, with drop-off starting at 08:30 and pick-up ending at 16:15.

Begin your journey to fun where it’s all about making new friendships that will last a lifetime.

WHAT: FitRepublik’s Summer Camp
WHERE: FitRepublik, Dubai Sports City
WHEN: From July 2 to August 31, from 09:00 to 15:45
CONTACT: Visit www.fitrepublik.com for more information and call 04 5561800 to register

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Sport in the UAE - Going Out - Keep fit this summer at Dubai Sports World

Jay Asser 26/05/2017
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Various city-based academies are part of Dubai Sports World.

It’s that time of the year again when the temperatures soar and athletes head indoors to the oasis of Dubai Sports World, where the action never stops.

This year will mark the seventh edition of the region’s largest indoor summer sports arena, in association with Dubai Sports Council, which opens on Thursday, June 1 and runs until September 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Whatever your preferred sport or activity, Dubai Sports World features an all-encompassing, air-conditioned space that hosts multiple pitches and courts across 25,000 square metres.

Badminton lovers are in luck this summer as there are now 12 badminton courts on offer by Shuttle Time Dubai, up 50 per cent from last year, while once again there are four pitches for 5-a-side football, four pitches for 7-a-side football and rugby, six basketball courts, three tennis courts, a mini-cricket pitch, a regulation-sized volleyball court, a state-of-the-art gym, a fitness studio, a cycling studio, a running track and a free Table Tennis Zone.

There’s also a skate park for extreme sports enthusiasts, a ninja warrior course, a trampoline park, padel with the Zayed Abbas Tennis Academy and a ‘Just Play’ sports camp for children. That’s in addition to Dubai Sports World partners such as IFA Football Academy, Tennis360, , KAFO Academy, Rage and more.

Saeed Mohamed Hareb, general secretary of Dubai Sports Council, said: “Each year, we are delighted with the exponential growth and success of Dubai Sports World at DWTC, as it attracts more visitors, who are encouraged to follow a healthy, fit and happy lifestyle.

There are 12 badminton courts at DSW this year, up from eight last year.

There are 12 badminton courts at DSW this year, up from eight last year.

“Dubai is a leading destination for international sport and is recognised as a city that champions health and well-being through various initiatives.

“Furthermore, DSW has emerged as a unique platform to nurture young talent and spring-board professional sporting careers to a national, regional and international level.”

While there is no entrance fee to access the venue, visitors must register onsite and book to use a court or pitch, which can be done online through www.dubaisportsworld.ae.

With Ramadan currently going on, Dubai Sports World’s timings will be from 08:00 to 01:00 daily during the Holy Month.

Escape the heat this summer and keep your skills sharp while staying fit at Dubai Sports World.

WHAT: Dubai Sports World
WHERE: Dubai World Trade Centre
WHEN: Open from June 1 to September 2
CONTACT: Visit www.dubaisportsworld.ae for more information and bookings

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Come to Yas Marina Circuit this Ramadan and feel the need for speed

Denzil Pinto 22/05/2017
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Yas Marina Circuit is offering some superb driving experiences this Ramadan.

With Ramadan approaching, Yas Marina Circuit have lined up exciting car and karting experiences that will keep you and your friends busy over the Holy month.

Their popular DriveYAS and Yas KartZone activities have been a massive hit since being introduced on the YMC calendar and although the weather’s getting hotter, that shouldn’t stop you from having a fun evening out.

Get behind the wheel in some of the iconic and luxurious cars including the Ferrari 458 GT, Aston Martin GT4, Mercedes-AMG GTS, Jaguar F-type S Coupe or Formula Yas 3000 and drive around the iconic track used by Formula One stars Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

All sessions, which start from Dh700 and must be booked in advance, will be under the guidance of YMC expert instructors and are held between 19:30 to midnight.

“Our passenger and driving experiences at Yas Marina Circuit are very popular and have been with both tourists and people that live throughout the UAE since we launched them back in 2010,” said Faisal Al Sahlawi, head of retail development at YMC.

“As Yas Marina Circuit hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the circuit this makes the experience unique as those that take part get to drive on the same track as the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, all under the watchful eye of our expert instructors.”

Living life in the fast lane: Drive the iconic F1 track.

Living life in the fast lane: Drive the iconic F1 track.

As always, your safety is paramount to YMC in enjoying the driving experience. He added: “The length of experience varies on what experience you choose but each session starts with a safety briefing from our instructors, expert information about the car you are driving (or being a passenger in) and then you will be kitted out with all the safety gear you need.

“Once you are ready our instructors will take you onto the track as a passenger or get you behind the wheel to feel the thrill of Yas Marina Circuit.”

If cars aren’t your thing, then head to the KartZone for some karting fun. Taking place from 20:00 to 02:00, it’s a chance to drive around the iconic track as well as the specially designed karting course. Kids aged between eight and 12 will be charged Dh55, while it’s Dh85 for teenagers between 13-18 and Dh110 for adults. There is also a 20 per cent discount for students, who must show their valid student ID.

Al Sahlawi insists not to waste time as the kartzone will be closed from July 1 to September 1 for maintenance.

“The Yas Kartzone is extremely popular and throughout the year we have families, friends and young people visiting us from across the UAE,” he said. “Our activities and karting experiences cater for the whole family, whether you are a first-time driver or have experience, we have something for everyone.”

WHAT: Driving and karting experiences
WHERE: Yas Marina Circuit
WHEN: During Ramadan
CONTACT: For more information, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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