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.
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.
MyTriClub, as part of My Sports Academy, is offering people young and old in the UAE a chance to achieve their full potential as a triathlete.
Self-proclaimed as the first triathlon club in Dubai to adopt a long-term development model that allows triathletes to get the most out of their abilities, MyTriClub provides a safe point of entry into the sport of triathlon regardless of experience level.
The club operates under My Sports Academy, which is a sports coaching provider in the UAE. Since being established in 2011, MSA has highly-qualified, educated and certified coaches who work with children and adults on long-term athletic development in a positive and fun environment.
MyTriClub is broken into five different training groups, each with a set criteria so athletes can train at a level appropriate to their abilities and experience.
In Try Tri Beginner, athletes will get a grasp of the fundamentals needed for the three disciplines of triathlon, including swimming stroke, cycling and running technique, while focusing on aquathlon.
In MyTri Development, athletes will improve their speed and endurance in swimming and running, as well as bike handling and an understanding of gears and cadence, with transitioning on and off the bike introduced.
In Junior Performance, athletes, who are already adequate at swimming and running, will learn to cycle using shoes and cleats.
In MTC Performance, the focus is on competition, with athletes competing at a Sprint Distance of 750 metres swim, 20 kilometres bike ride and 5km run.
The final level, MTC Elite, is for athletes who want to compete at a national level and beyond.
Training sessions are delivered by experienced coaches, including three international athletes. Equipment and facilities are also top-notch, especially with Technogym having donated 15 Mycycling units.
Once athletes have improved their knowledge, skills and fitness levels, they can then challenge themselves to compete at a higher level as part of MyTriClub’s performance team.
Interested athletes can take part in sessions at 10 various locations throughout Dubai, including Jebel Ali School and North London Collegiate School.
Visit www.mysportsacademydubai.com/mytriclub to learn more about MyTriClub and to register.
What: MyTriClub by My Sports Academy
Where: Sessions at 10 locations across Dubai
When: Running throughout the week
Contact: Visit www.mysportsacademydubai.com/mytriclub
On Thursday, June 14 and Friday 15, drivers will be able to test their skills on the same track that Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel speed on every November, go head-to-head with friends and even try out the venue’s new North Circuit.
But, the offerings don’t end there.
On Saturday, June 16, friends, families and racing fans alike can also jump behind the wheel of any one of the experiences available and take advantage of discounted rates of up to 50 per cent.
There’s plenty of opportunities to accelerate in a Aston Martin GT4, Mercedes-AMG GT, Jaguar F-type S Coupe or Formula Yas 3000 on the famous circuit.
Or, if that doesn’t rock your boat, slide down their custom build drag strip in what promises to be a thrilling spectacle for all petrolheads.
The 800-metre Yas KartZone track will also be open daily from 20:00 until midnight, with prices starting from as little as Dh60 for kids and Dh120 for adults.
There are many, many packages on offer, including the North Circuit Premium Karting option.
This gives people the chance to try out the brand-new track layout at the venue and is inclusive of the hiring of essential racing gear such as helmets, gloves, overalls and safety covers. As part of the cost, a full safety briefing is conducted by experienced Yas Marina Circuit instructors.
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And, to make things that little bit more competitive, you will be also provided with your race results at the end of every session so you can compare how you got on with everyone else! That is sure to get the juices flowing.
To take part, drivers must be aged 18 or over, however you don’t need to be an expert racer or even own a driving licence to hit the tarmac. Due to the popularity of Premium Karting, participants are encouraged to book in advance to guarantee their spot.
What: Eid Al Fitr racing offerings
Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.
When: June 14-16
Contract: For more information, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or call 800 YAS (927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800 to check for availability and to make a booking.