Whether you want to watch football or play yourself, there’s plenty of ways to get involved with the beautiful game in the capital
Where to play and watch football in the capital.
Play a game Get your mates together and form a team
Duplays Some 70,000 people in the UAE have signed up to have a crack at sport through Duplays, and they organise leagues for teams to play in, and even sort out the schedules and supply equipment and refs.
duplaysabudhabi. playpass.com Abu Dhabi Football A Meetup group of football fanatics who use the website to organise matches all over the emirate. It currently has 421 members.
meetup.com/Abu-DhabiFootball-Meetup The Club Abu Dhabi’s expat club has been organising five-a-side tournaments for more than ten years. They play on Monday nights from 7pm to 10pm. Guests of Club members are also welcome.
The Club, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, Mon 7pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 6731111. Taxi: British Club, Near Port Zayed. the-club. com/football Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi’s sporting arena has 14 pitches available to hire and they’re floodlit as well, meaning they’re popular during the evening when temperatures are a bit lower.
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 6am to 11pm, Dhs550 per hour. Tel: (02) 4034222. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. zsc.ae/ en/52/football/
Zayed Sports city