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FOOT­BALL Arse­nal Soc­cer School Dubai.

Want to learn how to play foot­ball the Arse­nal way? Come down to the Arse­nal Soc­cer School Dubai. It’s a great way to make friends and pol­ish foot­ball skills, with an­nual meet and greets from first-team stars to help stu­dents per­fect their skills. T: 04 809 6679; M: 050 950 9794; E: ar­se­nal­ad­min@emi­; W: www.playt­hearse­nal­ dubai

Al­liance Academy.

It is a youth foot­ball or­gan­i­sa­tion that is aimed at pro­vid­ing su­pe­rior and com­pet­i­tive youth foot­ball train­ing for chil­dren aged from (5-18) years old. We do not con­sider our play­ers as “Foot­ballers”, we treat them as in­di­vid­u­als who want to be­come Foot­ballers! Weekly train­ing ses­sions are held at Sun­marke School, Ranches Pri­mary School and Je­bal Ali Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence. E: info@al­liance­foot­ball­ M: 056 3930007

KAFO Academy.

Join Fred­eric Ou­mar Kanoute and the KAFO T.E.A.M and im­prove your game now! Our tai­lored, 10week pro­grammes fea­ture tech­ni­cal train­ing, com­pet­i­tive matches, de­vel­op­ment squads and per­sonal guid­ance from one of the game’s greats!

Our mis­sion is to of­fer the youth of UAE an op­por­tu­nity to be part of a pro­fes­sional academy which fo­cuses on the key as­pects of foot­ball. Our highly qual­i­fied coaches will en­sure max­i­mum po­ten­tial is reached from each player at our Dubai and Shar­jah venues. T: 050 778 0758; W: www.face­­cademy; E: info@kafoa­

FCBEs­cola Dubai.

Pro­fes­sional foot­ball train­ing for boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 years, su­per­vised by our Span­ish Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tors and FCB cer­ti­fied coaches. Three branches in Dubai: Welling­ton In­ter­na­tional School, Dubai Bri­tish School, GEMS Na­tions Academy. Train like a cham­pion at FCBEs­cola. T: 055 887 6344/055 877 1648; E: info@fcbesco­; W: www.fcbesco­

Span­ish Soc­cer Schools.

Award win­ning pro­gramme run by UEFA ac­cred­ited coaches at Dubai Sports City Foot­ball Academy, fea­tur­ing FIFA-ac­cred­ited nat­u­ral and ar­ti­fi­cial foot­ball pitches. Over­seen by Real Madrid and Spain leg­end Michel Sal­gado. Train­ing pro­grammes for kids at Un­der-6, Un­der-8, Un­der-10, Un­der-12, Un­der-14, Un­der-16 and Un­der-18 level. Sep­a­rate pro­grammes avail­able for goal keep­ers as well. Em­pha­sis on play well for foot­ball, play well for life. Pro­grammes avail­able at Dubai Sports City Foot­ball Academy and In­ter­na­tional School of Choueifat. Call 04 448 1555 or email foot­

E-Sports Foot­ball Club.

EFC are the lead­ing foot­ball academy in the Mid­dle East with over 10 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in de­liv­er­ing first class pro­grammes to as­pir­ing foot­ballers in the UAE. Ses­sions are avail­able at more than 15 venues for girls and boys ages 3-16. In ad­di­tion EFC run sev­eral tour­na­ments and leagues for girls, boys and adults for teams to get in­volved. For your free trial ses­sion and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact: T: 056 271 9608; E: ef­cad­min@es­ports­

La Liga Academy.

As the re­gion’s only scout­ing academy, LaLiga Academy UAE of­fers boys and girls aged 5-18 the high­est stan­dards of Span­ish foot­ball train­ing, with a path­way to pro­fes­sional foot­ball ca­reers at LaLiga clubs and schol­ar­ships to the best uni­ver­si­ties in the US and UK. All Academy coaches are UEFA pro cer­ti­fied LaLiga coaches from Spain, de­liv­er­ing the trade­mark LaLiga coach­ing ap­proach that has cre­ated the world’s best play­ers, fo­cus­ing on foot­ball tech­nique, skills and fit­ness as well as phys­i­cal, emo­tional and men­tal strength de­vel­op­ment. Con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Reg­is­ter to­day. Lim­ited spots left. W: ae.LaLi­ga­; M: 055 509 9489; T: 04 392 6610

SWIM­MING Prime Star.

Pro­vides swim­ming lessons for Be­gin­ners, In­ter­me­di­ate, Ad­vanced Level and Adults. Be­gin­ning at four years through to adults. We pro­vide Learn to Swim Pro­gram for be­gin­ners, de­velop com­fort in the wa­ter, ba­sic skills to pre­pare them for swim­ming, wa­ter safety skills, wa­ter con­fi­dence, stroke tu­ition and cor­rec­tions for in­ter­me­di­ate, and squad train­ing for pro­fes­sion­als. Wel­come to our swim­ming fam­ily. Lo­ca­tions in­clude Muhais­nah, Al Qu­sais, Oud Me­hta and Ham­dan Sports Com­plex. M: 055 200 7182; E: info@primes­; W: www.primes­

Shar­jah Golf & Shoot­ing Club.

En­joy the sparkling crys­tal clear wa­ters of the beau­ti­ful in­fin­ity pool. Out­stand­ing re­lax­ation and idyl­lic views of our stun­ning golf course. We also have a pool side bar with a wide range of foods and drinks. Full range of swim­ming cour­ses avail­able. T: 06 548 7777; W: www.gol­fand­shoot­ing­

Hamil­ton Aquat­ics.

Join Hamil­ton Aquat­ics, the lead­ing swim­ming academy in the Mid­dle East, with over twenty con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions spread across Dubai. Ex­pe­ri­enced and fully qual­i­fied to UK stan­dards, our teach­ers and coaches en­sure the best pos­si­ble learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for swim­mers. Our swim­ming pro­grammes start from just three­months and go through to com­pet­i­tive train­ing at Olympic level. Our new on­line sys­tem, Hamil­ton Bay, makes reg­is­ter­ing, book­ing and track­ing your child’s swim­ming progress eas­ier than ever. Join our swim­ming fam­ily to­day! T: 04 450 8832; E: en­quiry@hamil­ton­aquat­; W: www.hamil­ton­aquat­

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Speedo Swim Squads.

swim­ming po­ten­tial with Speedo Swim Squads. Join our swim­ming pro­grammes at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Dubai. We cater for all ages and abil­i­ties from six months to three years in our Adult and Child pro­gramme and from three years through to adult in our teach­ing and com­pet­i­tive train­ing pro­grammes. High qual­ity pro­vi­sion de­liv­ered by fully qual­i­fied teach­ers and coaches to UK stan­dards. T: 04 354 9525; E: info@speedoswim­; W: www.speedoswim­

FitRepub­lik Aquat­ics.

An of­fi­cially reg­is­tered and af­fil­i­ated club with the UAE Swim­ming Fed­er­a­tion, caters to swim­mers across dif­fer­ent ages and lev­els. The Aquat­ics club of­fers a wide range of classes with Olympic level coach­ing in its 50-me­tre Olympic-sized swim­ming pool. The club takes part in con­tests on a na­tional level in the UAE. Lo­ca­tion: The Acad­e­mies, Dubai Sports City, next to In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil Academy. T: 04 556 1800; E: info@fitrepub­

Ab­so­lute Swim­ming Academy. All

ages and abil­i­ties ex­cel with Ab­so­lute Swim­ming Academy. We pro­vide the full range of swim­ming pro­grammes at con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the North­ern Emi­rates to em­power you to reach your aquatic goals. Our highly ex­pe­ri­enced spe­cial­ist baby swim­ming in­struc­tors will en­sure that your baby will love the wa­ter from as young as six months. Lo­ca­tions in Aca­demic City, Al Barari, Al Bar­sha, Al Garhoud, Jebel Ali, Jumeirah, Mirdif and Sheikh Zayed Road. T: 050 494 5041; E: emma@ab­so­luteswim­min­ W: www.ab­so­luteswim­min­

MO­TOR FA­CIL­I­TIES Dubai Au­to­drome.

Based in Mo­torcity, Dubai Au­to­drome is a sta­teof-the-art mo­tor sport com­plex fea­tur­ing an FIA-sanc­tioned 5.39 km track & ex­ten­sive Kart­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The venue also in­cludes our Race & Drive Cen­tre, pro­vid­ing all those seek­ing thrill and ex­cite­ment the op­por­tu­nity to get be­hind the wheel of our range of cars such as the Audi R8 V10 thrill, drive a thor­ough­bred with a McLaren Sprint Ex­pe­ri­ence, or get to grips with Drift­ing for the first time with the Easy Drift Ex­pe­ri­ence. Visit www.duba­iau­to­ to view our full range of ex­pe­ri­ences avail­able.

Dubai Kart­drome.

The Dubai Kart­drome venue based in Mo­torcity, fea­tures two fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties boast­ing both in­door and out­door tracks with ar­rive and drive ses­sions run­ning daily, en­sur­ing a great time all year round. For those look­ing for some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent, In­door Kart­drome also fea­tures fu­tur­is­tic Lasertag arena and RaceRoom Sim­u­la­tor ses­sions for groups to en­joy. Kart­ing costs start­ing from AED 110 per per­son. W: www.duba­iau­to­ T: 800 KART­ING

GOLF The Els Club.

Lo­cated at Dubai Sports City, The Els Club prides it­self in of­fer­ing the most in­no­va­tive fa­cil­i­ties and for pro­vid­ing un­par­al­leled hos­pi­tal­ity to mem­bers and guests. Backed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf man­age­ment com­pany, mak­ing this a truly five-star golf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences at The Els Club Dubai re­flect Ernie’s own eclec­tic tastes. Book on­line at www.elsclub­ T: 04 425 1000; For more in­for­ma­tion reser­va­tions@elsclub­

JA Jebel Ali Golf Re­sort.

A lus­cious 9-hole 36-par cham­pi­onship golf course. Sum­mer Swing Card golf­pack­ages in­clude un­lim­ited use of the golf course, cart hire and range balls for the pack­age du­ra­tion. Pack­age op­tions: • Sum­mer Swing Card:

Seven days a week for five and a half months (15 May – 31 Oct 2017) Price – AED 3,395 per per­son • Seven days

a week for 4 months (1 Jun – 30 Sep 2017) Price – AED 2,900 per per­son •

Mid­week Sum­mer Swing Card: Sun– Thu (Ex­clud­ing Public Hol­i­days) for five and a half months (15 May – 31 Oct) Price – AED 2,495 per per­son. Ad­di­tional pack­age in­cludes pool and beach ac­cess to the stun­ning JA Jebel Ali Golf Re­sort for fam­i­lies of up to two adults and two chil­dren. Price AED 1,450. Book­ings can be made 12 days in ad­vance of the day of play and are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity. T: 04 814 5023; E: golf.tee­times@jare­


Butch Harmon School of Golf.

Harmon fam­ily have over 80 years of suc­cess in golf coach­ing, in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple ma­jor, US and Euro­pean Tour win­ners. BHSG Dubai of­fers in­di­vid­ual lessons, les­son pack­ages, golf fit­ness ses­sions, group and ju­nior group in­struc­tion avail­able at a world class fa­cil­ity with a team of hand-picked, highly trained in­struc­tors. The golf school is home to all mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and the team will de­liver your golf­ing goals. T: 04 425 1040; E: reser­va­tions@butch­har­mon­

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

In­cor­po­rates an 18-hole re­sort-style cham­pi­onship golf course, 9-hole par-3 course, renowned golf academy and 18-hole putting course. T: 04 205 4555; W:

Emi­rates Golf Club.

Host of the fa­mous Omega Dubai Desert Clas­sic, EGC of­fers 36 holes of world­class golf on the Ma­jlis and Faldo cour­ses, in ad­di­tion to a 9-hole par-3 course and golf academy. The Faldo is also the only 18-hole course in Dubai to of­fer night golf, with tee off times avail­able un­til 9.55pm. T: 04 417 9800; W:

The Track, Mey­dan Golf Dubai.

Man­aged by lead­ing Golf man­age­ment com­pany Troon Golf, The Track has proven to be a pop­u­lar choice among the golfers of Dubai. With its unique pay and play struc­ture, which is one of its kind, the no-mem­bers ap­proach has been the rea­son for a wel­com­ing and ac­ces­si­ble en­vi­ron­ment to all lev­els of golfers. Another as­pect of its pop­u­lar­ity is its fully flood­lit golf of­fer­ing, open till 23:00 to beat the heat. The course is de­signed by renowned golf course ar­chi­tect Peter Har­ra­dine and prom­ises great chal­lenges and wa­ter fea­tures. For be­gin­ners, the Mey­dan Academy by Troon has just the pro­gram for you re­gard­less of skill and age. To top it all off, the 19th hole is one of the best in Dubai at Qube Sports bar with de­li­cious menus to choose from along with in­ter­na­tional sports pro­gram­ming on its gi­ant cube pro­jec­tion screens. Open daily from 06:00 un­til 23:00. No mem­ber­ship fee. Sim­ply book a tee time to take on the stun­ning 9-hole course. Low­est green fee rates avail­able on­line at www.mey­dan­ T: 04 381 3733; E: info@mey­dan­

SHOOT­ING & ARCHERY Shar­jah Golf and Shoot­ing Club

The in­door shoot­ing range, fea­tures 25 and 50-me­tre ranges where one can en­joy a vast va­ri­ety of pis­tols, ri­fles and re­volvers from var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional brands such as Ber­retta, Glock, Sig Sauer, and much more. The range has a friendly and re­laxed at­mos­phere with safety of para­mount im­por­tance. En­joy in­door and out­door Tar­get Archery com­plete with the lat­est equip­ment and qual­i­fied per­sonal train­ers that caters to all lev­els of archers. T: 06 5487777

Shar­jah Paint­ball Park

The park

at Shar­jah Golf and Shoot­ing Club has three out­door and two in­door fields fea­tur­ing bunkers, huts, trees, air­crafts, cars and more. It is fully grassed and flood­lit, al­low­ing one to play through the night. The main build­ing has chang­ing rooms, show­ers, a Grab ‘N’ Go Café and a pro shop sell­ing the best paint­ball equip­ment and ac­ces­sories. T: 06 5487777; Lo­ca­tion: Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Zayed Road, Shar­jah.

Ed­u­ca­tion in foot­ball: Span­ish Soc­cer Schools pro­grammes are over­seen by Real Madrid.

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