Celebrate Eid in style with your friends and family at Dubai Sports World

Denzil Pinto 15/06/2018
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Dubai Sports World has been a big success since it was opened

Eid Al Fitr is now upon us and you can mark the occasion in style by getting active with a series of sporting activities at Dubai Sports World.

With football, basketball, tennis, cricket, volleyball, badminton and table tennis just some of the sports on offer, you won’t be short of options over the festive season.

While padel, street basketball, cycling and running also available, for those who want to unleash their inner Ninja, you can do exactly that with their Ninja Warriors assault course.

There will also be Battle Park shooting games featuring two themed fields: the laser-based iBattleField and iTarget, an electronic auto target system – both perfect for mastering every paintball skill.

On top of that, golfers can also get into the swing of things by trying out a virtual golf course. It’s the perfect opportunity for avid golfers and newcomers to experience a virtual golf environment through cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) sports interface.

For basketball players, they won’t want to miss out on the Street Basketball Champions tournament when it begins on July 14. Players will get a chance to slam dunk their way to the top and not only be crowned champions but will cash prizes of up to Dh10,000. Entry is Dh1,000 per side with matches on Saturday and Sunday evenings 21:00 to 23:00.

Volleyball is one of the sports you can play

Volleyball is one of the sports you can play.

Dubai Sports World has already attracted big numbers and Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council said:The exciting display of sporting spirit and collaboration between different members of the community at the parade is a perfect example of what the UAE stands for; which is tolerance, respect, and togetherness. In fact, as we celebrate the Year of Zayed, it is important to remember that our founding father emphasized on inclusiveness and urged people of different nationalities, gender and religions to come together to create a vibrant society.

“We are committed to continuing his legacy and providing a platform for the residents and visitors to come together in an environment where they can play their favourite sports and enjoy new activities,” he added.

What: Dubai Sports World

When: From June 15 until September 8

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Contact: For more information, visit www.dubaisportsworld.ae.

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Watch the World Cup on the big screen with showings at Novo Cinemas

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Novo Cinemas is showing the World Cup across the UAE.

There is no greater pleasure than watching ‘the beautiful game’ on the big screen and for the ultimate sporting experience, Novo Cinemas will be screening the world’s biggest football tournament in selected locations across the UAE.

Fans will be able to watch their favourite countries and players at the World Cup – which kicks off on Thursday and runs until July 15 – in the magical movie theatre setting, complete with unrivalled picture and sound, as well as comfortable seating.

And no game would be complete without refreshments, which is why Novo Cinemas are offering a ‘Game Day Bundle’, including a small popcorn and Coke with every ticket bought.

Ticket-buyers can also indulge in their favourite cinema snacks such as nachos, candy, beef hot dogs and ice cream whilst watching the games.

The matches will be screened in six locations across the UAE, including World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, Megaplex Ibn Battuta Mall and Festival City Mall in Dubai.

The action gets under way on Thursday with the opening match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia at 19:00. Other key showings include Portugal v Spain on Friday and Brazil v Costa Rice on June 22.

Tickets, including popcorn and Coke, start from Dh90 for group matches and Dh120 for the final.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit www.novocinemas.com.

Whether you’re cheering for your country’s colours or rooting on your favourite players, like Lionel Messi at Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal, Novo Cinemas is the place to let your World Cup fandom loose this summer.

What: World Cup viewing at Novo Cinemas
Where: Six locations across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
When: Available throughout the tournament, from group matches to the final
Contact: Visit www.novocinemas.com for more information and to book tickets

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Where to watch the World Cup: Manzil Downtown has two options for football fans

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Place to be: Nezesaussi Grill, Downtown Dubai

There’s just days to go ahead of the World Cup in Russia and venues in Dubai are busy jostling for business. Some are looking to pack tents and marquees full of fans but that’s not everybody’s cup of tea, so here we have two more relaxed, but still lively atmospheres to enjoy over the next month.

The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown offers a relaxed atmosphere and you’re guaranteed to get a good view of the game. Large TV screens will be showing all the action in the nicely air-conditioned outdoor setting. Over the next month The Courtyard is offering a special World Cup menu to keep your bellies full on match days. The adjacent Boulevard Lounge fun zone features PlayStations, foosball and face painting.

Where: The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown

What: World Cup games on large LED TV screens in a unique air-conditioned outdoor venue.
Date: June 14 until July 15.

Time: 12.00pm until 5.00am.
Price: Minimum spend of AED 150 per person.

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An ideal sports bar to catch all the action is the Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, with screens aplenty and walls adorned in sporting memorabilia. There’s sport on in here 24/7 and there’s enough room to sit and watch the games without fear of being bumped into, or drinks flying everywhere when a goal goes in. What’s more, there’s a wide variety of food to enjoy while the games are on. Plus, you’ll get a free World Cup gift when you spend AED 99 – which also includes two house beverages. The food portions are large and the service is quick, so you’ll be all set to catch all the World Cup action.

Where: Nezesaussi Grill Downtown Dubai, Manzil Downtown
What: The ultimate football destination with walls adorned with sports memorabilia and food to enjoy the game.
Date: June 14 until July 15.
Time: 12.00pm until 2.00am.
Price: AED 99 per person including two drinks and special world cup themed gift.

For reservations or more information, please visit mydubaifootball.com or contact 04 888 3444.

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