Armed Forces Officers Club
Call: (02 441 5900)
Location: Near the Grand Mosque.
Timings: Daily 10am-10pm. per game
Dhs8 (non-members), Dhs6 (members), show hire
More info: This huge sports complex
has four bowling alleys and boasts an Olympic-size
E-sports Abu Dhabi Football Academy
Call: (050 698 0048)
Location: Taxi: Al Ghazal Golf Club
Timings: Sun 4.30pm-5.30pm Tue 5pm-6pm
age 11 plus. Dhs 450 once a week, Dhs800 twice
a week for 12 weeks. Kit not included.
Call: (02 697 9302)
Location: Beach Rotana Hotel &
Towers. Anything from backstroke to butterfly,
so book the kids in.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Call: (02 644 6666)
Location: Le Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel.
Call Mr. Tawfiq on 050 782 1337 to book
Timings: Daily 8am-9pm Dhs110 for
a single child, Dhs65 per child for two
children. An outdoor children's swimming
pool is available.
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
Call: (02 445 5500)
Location: Nr Immigration Office, Al
Timings: Private lessons Sat-Thu 7am-10am.
Group lessons Sat-Wed 4.30pm-8.30pm. Compulsory
annual membership Dhs500. Private lesson from
Dhs175 per hour. Group lesson (about 10 people)
Dhs50 (non-Emiratis), Dhs30 for Emiratis.
Abu Dhabi Ice Rink
Call: (02 444 8458)
Location: Zayed Sports City, Old Airport
Road, after Carrefour.
Timings: Sun (ladies only) 9am-12noon;
12 noon-5pm as normal; Mon-Tue 10am-5pm; Wed
10am-7.30pm. Thu ladies only) 10am - 10pm;
Fri-Sat 10am -10pm. entrance Dhs5, ice skating
More info: An Olympic size ice rink,
with French café, arcade entertainment,
shops and children's area. Lessons available.
Abu Dhabi Combat Club
Call: (02 443 0355)
Location: Near Immigration Office,
Timings: Sun-Thu judo 5pm-6pm, kick-boxing
7pm-8pm. Dhs150 per month.
More info: Judo for younger children
and kick-boxing lessons for the over 14s.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Call: (02 697 0272)
Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel
& Resort, Corniche Road East.
Timings: Sat 6.30pm-7.30pm; Mon 6.30pm-7.30pm;
Wed 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dhs225 for 10 classes
(non-members), Dhs180 for 10 classes (members
and juniors). Introductory class Dhs25 (non
members), Dhs20 (members). Karate classes
for all levels.
Abu Dhabi International Sailing School
Call: (02 681 3446/50 681 1743) Location:
Taxi: opp. Marina Mall, next to Havana Café
More info: Lessons from Dhs100 for
two and half hours and from Dhs800 for eight
lessons. The school, which is part of Abu
Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, is
now open to the public. The focus is on sailing
lessons for children over eight - they must
be good swimmers.
diving and snorkelling
Call: (050 716 9081/02 562 9100) Location:
Al Jazira Beach Resort and Hotel Bungalows.
Taxi: Ghantoot, midway between Dubai and Abu
Timings: Daily 9am-10pm.
More info: Junior Diver (12 years)
Dhs1,500; Open Water (15 years) Dhs1,500;
Bubblemaker Dhs160; Discovery Course Dhs320;
Day Safari to Hatta Pools Dhs250; Day Safari
to Oman Dhs400. One to six dives Dhs110; six-20
dives Dhs100 each; more than 20 dives Dhs90,
all per person.
Certified diving courses for beginners and
advanced divers (SSI, CMAS, PADI). Courses
available to children aged eight years and
above at the Mermaids Club.
Abu Dhabi Health & Fitness Club
Call: (02 443 6333)
Location: Saeed bin Talmoon Street,
between the Department of Immigration and
the Abu Dhabi Race & Equestrian Club,
Class times and prices vary. Taekwondo, swimming,
tennis and a basketball team.