Kids can get behind the wheel and take to the karting track during the school holidays thanks to Dubai Kartdrome’s Summer Camp.
In partnership with Gulf Star Sports, children aged between 7 and 15, can get fantastic driving tuition from the experts at Dubai Autodrome. As well as testing your driving skills in the kart, the camp will also include many opportunities to race against others, developing your knowledge and beat your best lap times as the week goes by.
On top of that, it isn’t all about go-karting. Kids can have a blast with laser tagging in the medieval maze, while there will be also plenty of activities to keep them busy with race room simulators, billiards tournaments, playstation alley and fun games.
Gulf Star and Dubai Kartdrome are no strangers to hosting summer camps with their previous editions proving hugely popular and 2018 looks set to be no different.
“Gulf Start have been organising this summer camp in partnership with Dubai Autodrome for the past five years and every time they have been successful,” said Matthew Ralton, senior operations manager at Gulf Star Sports.
“Children take part in the main activities which include go-karting, laser tagging and race simulators. Children actually receive karting tuition from the highly skilled instructors at the Dubai Kartdrome and gradually improve their lap times as the sessions continue throughout the week.
“Additional activities include billiards, playstation alley, team games, quizzes, challenges and much more. At the end of the week, children are rewarded throughout the week with certificates and medals for their achievements and their behaviour.”
Running in July and August, the camp timings are from 09:00 to 13:00 with 08:00 drop-off also available. With a few weeks to go until the camp begins, Ralton insists there are plenty of positives for parents to enroll their children.
“Camps are extremely popular and spaces are limited, so parents are encouraged to act fast to book their child spaces,” he said.
“The Dubai Kartdrome camp is one of the best camps in the UAE. Kids arrive excited and leave each day with a sense of achievement and joy. Staff are well trained professionals who focus heavily on child well-being as well as providing the backdrop for an incredibly fun and high energy camp.”
What: Dubai Kartdrome Summer Camp
Where: Dubai Autodrome
When: July and August
Contact: For more information, visit www.gulfstarsports.com
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.
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.
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