At Laguna Waterpark, make a big splash by taking part in the record-breaking World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

David Cooper 19/06/2018
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Head to Laguna Waterpark at La Mer on Thursday and be part of the record-breaking World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL).

Taking place from 18:00 to 18:30, this official day assigned by the World Waterpark association, various waterparks and water associations all over the world will unite to educate people on the importance of swimming lessons for children and its vital role in the prevention of drowning.

It will be the ninth time that the WLSL will host the lesson with Dubai just one of many locations in more than 20 countries in five continents on the list. So far, more than 236,000 children and adults have participated since the initiative was launched.

To mark this important occasion, Laguna Waterpark is offering the chance for guests to take part in the free activity and as part of the Dhs99 admission price.

All guests who are at the park on the day can register to take part to ensure a place for them and their child. Prior to and after the lesson, participants are free to enjoy the pursuits of Laguna and all it has to offer.

Anyone who visits will not be short of options in the UAE’s newest waterpark. Only opened in May, it has been a huge success with hundreds flocking to the venue. Thrill-seekers can experience the heart-dropping adventures of the Free Fall, while the laid-back folk can relax in the infinity pool with juice bar, and the young ones can play at the AquaPlay. If all that fun gets tiring, they can re-fuel at the various food spots spread across the waterpark.

Along with this, participating guests will receive a certificate for their contribution and participation in the event.

To take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Laguna Waterpark, guests can sign up at Guest Services at the gate prior to and on-the-day. Access is on a first-come-first-served basis.

What: World Largest Swimming Lesson

Where: Laguna Waterpark, Dubai

When: Thursday at 18:00 to 18:30

Contact: For more information on Laguna Waterpark visit www.lagunawaterpark.com

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Join Fit on Click's new football tournament where corporates can swap the office for the pitch

Denzil Pinto 19/06/2018
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Chalhoub Group are defending champions

With the World Cup fever now upon us, footballers can lace up their boots and take to the pitch for Fit On Click’s brand new football tournament next month.

To be held at Dubai Stars Sportsplex from July 13, a total of 16 corporate teams will battle for glory in the five-a-side format.

The event is the eighth edition with organisers Fit on Click also holding various football and cricket tournaments before. It fits in line with their vision to providing exciting platform for corporate employees to be fit and active.

Every edition has been hugely successful and next month’s is set to be no different.

“We started with 16 teams in our 1st edition of corporate football tournament Dubai in 2017 and since then corporate teams are eagerly waiting for the next edition to launch,” said Ben Samuel, founder and CEO of Fit on Click.

“More and more corporates participating in the tournament itself is a success. The feedback we got from all our corporates who participated has been positive.”

He added: “’Through this and other sports engagement activities, we encourage corporate employees in UAE to maintain a healthy lifestyle by playing a sport they enjoy in a fun and competitive environment.”

Teams will be split into four groups of four with each side guaranteed a minimum of three games. The top two sides will then advance to the knockouts ahead of the finale on July 20. Entry fee costs Dh4,200 which includes jersey tops for 10 squad players.

Besides the winning trophy, there is plenty to play for cash prizes up for grabs as well as individual accolades including best goalkeeper and highest goal scorer.

With a few weeks to go until the tournament begins, Samuel believes it will be one not to miss.

Previous tournaments have been a huge success

Previous tournaments have been a huge success

“Although it’s a football tournament and prizes can be won, most important thing a corporate can achieve through this tournament is stimulated teamwork,” he said. “It enhances confidence among the team players, improves communication and working relationship in the office and all of this can have a positive impact on the company.

“Fit On Click Tournaments are the most professional tournaments in the region where teams can not only have fun but also network with other leading corporates participating. We invite them to be our 2nd champions after Chalhoub Group and win the Corporate cup and cash prizes.”

What: Fit on Click Football tournament

Where: Dubai Stars Sportplex

When: July 13 and 20

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.facebook.com/fitonclicksports or contact 0543454132

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Take advantage of Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club's summer promotions

Denzil Pinto 17/06/2018
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The temperature may well be rising but you can still get into the swing of things by taking advantage of some special promotions at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club this summer.

Their deals have been hugely popular since it started on May 15 and with it running until September 30, there’s still plenty of time to see for yourself why it’s highly rated.

Their four and half month membership costs Dh2,950 for full, while their Midweek is priced at Dh1,575. For Country Membership, it costs Dh950.

For those who want to practise their skills on the greens, guests can play 9 or 18 holes from Dh125 while the price for Midweek and Country members varies between Dh55 and Dh105. For those who hold a Loyalty Pass or is a members’ guest, can play 9 or 18 holes from Dh85.

The price for the 4 Ball format starts from Dh340, and for off-peak 9-ball and 18-ball peak time is Dh700.

On top of that, you’ll also get 50 per cent discount off subscription value against any annual membership after the summer. This includes their gym, crossfit, pool, tennis and basketball facilities.

“Like other clubs in the UAE, we have summer offers each year though this is the first year we have done this specific promotion for four and a half months. Fifty per cent of the subscription can be redeemable against annual membership after the summer,” said Martin Duff, director of golf at the venue.

“We have been getting a lot of interests since we launched it and many of them have already joined.”

He added: “The membership rates are fantastic and apart from the golf course and academy facilities, they also include access to our health club facilities and basketball courts.

“As the golf course is floodlighted, players are not restricted to endure the sizzling temperature and can enjoy their game at night when it’s much cooler. Members have the opportunity to play competitive golf throughout summer when there’s considerably less golf activities held around UAE clubs. There are various membership options available to suit every golfers need.

“The best feature of the summer membership this year is that 50 per cent of the subscription fee will be redeemable against any annual memberships come October when we will also have our annual October membership offer going on.”

What: Summer promotions
Where: Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club
When: Today until September
Contact: For more information and to purchase, visit www.golfandshootingshj.com

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