SPORT AND LEISURE

What's On (Abu Dhabi) - - 50 THINGS -

Bor­row a bike

Abu Dhabi’s Cy­a­cle Bike­share scheme lets you ex­plore the cap­i­tal on a bi­cy­cle for Dhs20 per day, or Dhs50 for three days. The ini­tia­tive started with dock­ing sta­tions on Yas Is­land and Al Reef but has re­cently ex­panded to Reem and Saadiyat Is­lands and the Cor­niche.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Cor­niche, Mas­dar City and Al Reem Is­land, Abu Dhabi. Dhs20 to Dhs50. Tel: (800) 292253. bike­share.ae

Head to a beach club

The fam­ily-friendly Bayshore Beach Club has a spe­cial Dhs50 ac­cess rate for ladies and chil­dren on week­days.

In­terCon­ti­nen­tal, Al Ba­teen, Abu Dhabi, 8am to sun­set, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: In­terCon Al Ba­teen. ihg.com

Tame the drag­ons

The Cap­i­tal Drag­ons, Abu Dhabi’s dragon boat rac­ing team, are on the look­out for re­cruits – the first three train­ing ses­sions are free.

Abu Dhabi Sail­ing And Yacht Club, Break­wa­ter, Abu Dhabi, first three ses­sions free. Tel: (050) 7230966. Taxi: near Ma­rina Mall. cap­i­tal­drag­ons.wee­bly.com

Hit the wa­ter with SUP

Lo­cal ad­ven­ture com­pany Noukhada hold SUP (stand-up pad­dle­board­ing) classes at the Eastern Man­groves Ma­rina. It’s a great full-body work­out that also boosts core strength.

Eastern Man­groves Ma­rina, Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs50. Tel: (02) 5581889. Taxi: Eastern Man­groves Prom­e­nade. noukhada.ae

Try a Haddins class

Haddins is one of Abu Dhabi’s most well known gym chains and through­out April you can try one of their classes at the re­duced price of Dhs40.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 9.30am to 3.30pm, Dhs40. Tel: (02) 4034233. haddins.com

glide across ice

Get some ex­er­cise by go­ing ice skat­ing. The price at Zayed Sports City in­cludes boot hire.

Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 10pm, Dhs45 to Dhs50. Tel: (02) 4034222. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. zsc.ae

R&R on Yas Beach

Head to Yas Is­land’s beach – it’ll only set you back Dhs50 and un­der-12s get in for free.

Yas Beach, Yas Is­land, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 7pm, Dhs50. Tel: (056) 2420435. Taxi: Yas Beach. yas­beach.ae

Join a run­ning club

Abu Dhabi Strid­ers are one of the more ac­tive clubs in the cap­i­tal and host weekly runs down­town and off-is­land.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Yas Links, Yas Is­land, Abu Dhabi, free. Taxi: Yas Links, Yas Is­land. abud­habistrid­ers.com

Check out a new canal

Take a stroll down the new canal on Reem Is­land. It opens this month, is 2.4km long, is home to 450 trees and cov­ers an area of 46,000sqm.

Al Reem Is­land, Abu Dhabi, free. Taxi: Reem Is­land, near Shams. al­reemis­land.info

Sun­bathe on Saadiyat

The 40m-long Saadiyat public beach is a great place to spot dol­phins and has more than 100 loungers.

Saadiyat Public Beach, Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi, 8am to 8pm, Dhs25. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach. bakeuae.com

Learn wa­ter polo

You can try wa­ter polo with Abu Dhabi’s Ham­mer­heads ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening. There’s just one rule: you have to be able to swim if you want to take part.

rmed Forces Of­fi­cers’ Club, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, Wed 8.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs50. Tel: (056) 1605363. Taxi: Armed Forces Of­fi­cers’ Club on Khaleej Al Arabi Street. afoc.mil.ae

Try Muay Thai

Learn how to fight in the tra­di­tional Thai way at the Muay Thai And Capoeira Sports Club, one of Abu Dhabi’s old­est and most re­spected in­sti­tu­tions. First class is free.

Na­tional Cinema Build­ing, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, tim­ings vary, first class free. Tel: (050) 9017528. Taxi: Na­jda Street. abud­habi muaythai.com

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