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There’s even more reason for footballers to have a kickabout this Ramadan by taking advantage of Abu Dhabi Cricket’s (ADC) 50 per cent discount on their five-a-side football pitches for hire.
ADC’s Soccer City has only been opened for two months but their brand new facility has already been a huge success with plenty of people taking to the field for a fun game of football.
The football pitches are just the latest in a series of improved facility offerings from ADC including two new FIFA-approved floodlit grass football fields, a 40 per cent expansion of the Zayed Cricket Academy and LED floodlighting on the cricket ovals, increasing community cricket capacity by 30 per cent.
The five-a-side pitches fits in line with Abu Dhabi Cricket’s vision of getting more people involved in sport.
Aref Al Awani, general secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “We are thrilled to build new world-class facilities in Abu Dhabi with a view to increasing sports participation here in the emirate. Projects such as these are key to ensuring that the entire Abu Dhabi community is able to participate in year-round sports offerings.”
And Ramadan is no different. Instead of paying Dh300 an hour for a five-a-side pitch, ADC are offering a massive 50 per cent discount, meaning you can play with your friends for Dh150 up until 02:00.
Matt Boucher, CEO of ADC, added: “Initiatives such as these (the football pitches) will remain a priority for Abu Dhabi Cricket and will continue to form part of our long-term strategy as we target audiences from outside of our core cricketing fan base.
“Being a multi-sport facility will enable us to become one of the premier community hubs in Abu Dhabi. My thanks to Abu Dhabi Sports Council and His Excellency Aref Al Awani – their pioneering support towards community sport in Abu Dhabi is unmatched.
“It is thanks to their efforts that we are able to offer more sport here at Abu Dhabi Cricket, ensuring we have a direct benefit on the community and individuals by promoting sport as a lifestyle.”
What: Ramadan promotion on five-a-side football pitch.
Where: Abu Dhabi Cricket
When: During Ramadan
Contact: For more information or to book, visit www.abudhabicricket.ae
This year The Els Club and Butch Harmon School of Golf are making it even easier for avid golfers or those who want to take up the game, thanks to their Summer Privilege card and unlimited golf lesson packages.
The club, currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary, is offering individuals and families unlimited golfing seven days a week, money off food and beverages at the award-winning 261 and The Big Easy restaurants, discounts at the pro shop, and access to partnership venues like the Palazzo Versace. On top of that, there are also special rates at other Troon managed facilities throughout the Emirates.
The Summer Privilege Card, which is available until September 30, costs Dh5,195 per person or Dh7,845 for a family including VAT.
For those looking to improve their swing, fine-tune their putting or practice their pitching, the Butch Harmon School of Golf will be offering unlimited golf lessons for two months as part of their ‘Own Your Pro’ packages. The offer, which runs until September 1, costs Dh4,000 including VAT.
Previous years of the summer promotions have been a big hit and Karl Whitehead, Els Club general manager, insists 2018 will be no different.
“Each of these promotions have proven to be very successful indeed,” he said. “Our Summer Privilege Card has reached its third year of operation and continues to go from strength to strength. We have seen significant growth each year, and more so, with the number of members that then upgrade to our annual membership. This really is the goal – to offer an opportunity to taste our membership experience.”
“The Own Your Pro offer was a late addition last summer, however the immediate interest and traction that we experienced was huge. To have unlimited golf instruction with some of the leading golf instructors in the region is a truly unique concept that many seemed to relish. Following the fantastic feedback and uptake, it instantly became a firm fixture in our 2018 strategy.”
With the offers running until September, Whitehead believes there’s plenty of reasons why people should take advantage.
“With regards to the Summer Privilege Card, there are many reasons to take advantage. At truly great value, you have the opportunity to taste our unique membership experience. With unlimited golf access along with a variety of privileges, there are not many better ways to beat the heat and enjoy some early morning or late afternoon rounds of golf.
“For the Own your Pro promotion, the team will tailor the summer instruction around your golfing goals and furthermore, it can be structured to cover all aspects of your game.”
What: Summer Promotions
Where: The Els Club
When: Now until September
Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.theelsclubdubai.com.