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Sports in UAE

A country full of golden sand dunes of the desert, there are a variety of sports, other than camel and horse racing, played in the United Arab Emirates. Also, there are a lot of main international sporting events taking place in Dubai and UAE all round the year and your hotel or travel agent can help you out in getting the tickets of various sporting events hosted in UAE. If you are tired of lying down at the pool or on the bed of your hotel and if you wish to play the sports then don’t worry as there are a lot of sporting and recreational activities conducted by a lot of tour companies for the tourists. Don’t miss running in the Dubai Marathon if you are fit and healthy!
Horse Riding
Horse Racing
Horse racing is a more popular as compared to camel racing in the UAE. Horse racing can be enjoyed at most of the major clubs. The Dubai World Cup horse race is the world’s richest horse race and can be revered in Dubai. People can also enjoy horse riding at the various clubs and the essential equipments are provided on request. Also, there are lessons conducted for the interested. The Abu Dhabi Tourist Club, Abu Dhabi Hunting & Equestrian Club, Ajman Equestrian Club, Club Joumana, Jebel Ali Equestrian Club, Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club and the Umm al-Qaiwain Marine Club and Riding Centre are a few of the horse racing clubs located in UAE. Have an exclusive look of the Meydan Race Course City which will be inaugurated during the 2010 World Cup and is touted to be the largest one in the current horse racing scenario.

Football
Football or soccer is one of the most popular and favourite sport after Camel racing and Horse racing. There are a lot of stadiums spread across UAE. Zayed Sports City is the largest sports complex in the country.

Cricket
As most of the population in UAE comes from the Indian sub-continent, cricket is easily become the popular sport in the country. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium hosts the annual matches for the cricket world cup.
Camel Racing
Camel Racing
Generally takes place on weekend’s mornings in winter, Camel racing is a different sport and has become an essential part of the UAE tradition. The race takes place on special tracks and the atmosphere is completely enthusiastic during public holidays. Al Wathba Racetrack, Al Ain Racetrack and Nad al-Sheba camel track are a few of the racetracks located in UAE.

Golf
UAE has many golf courses and three of them are PGA championship golf courses. Almost all of the courses are managed by the UAE Golf Association and most of them are also found in the major hotels of the country. Dubai Desert Classic event takes place in Dubai and is marked by the world’s best golf players.

Tennis
The popularity of Tennis is taking its pitch high up and there are a lot of private clubs and hotels hosting their own tennis courts. The annual Dubai Tennis Championships is hosted in Dubai and is a WTA and ATP event wherein the top tennis players compete.
car rally
Car Rallying
Most of the cars rallying events in UAE are organized by the Emirates Motor Sports Federation. The Desert Challenge is always held in the first week of December.

Polo
Dubai Polo Club offers a chance to play polo for the polo lovers. They also provide all the equipments on rent. The polo season is hosted in the country in between Mid-October to April.

Rugby
Rugby fans can play and enjoy watching rugby matches held throughout the year across the country. Dubai hosts Six Nations Rugby Tournament in April and Dubai Rugby Sevens in November and December.

Rock Climbing
There are some interesting rock-climbing routes on the UAE Mountains. Also, you can try out indoor climbing at the Pharaohs Club, Qud al-Mehta and Pyramids in Dubai.
sailing
Sailing
There are a lot of beach clubs and hotels offering an option of sailing through the waters of the Gulf for the short-time visitors of the UAE. For a true experience you can endow the sailing dhows or wooden crafts swaying off across the Indian Ocean. Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, Abu Dhabi Catamaran Association, Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Dubai International Marine Club and the UAQ Tourist Club provide sailing equipments for the sailors.

Ice-Skating
You can enjoy ice-skating when the sun always shines in the country. The Abu Dhabi Tourist Club has got a big ice-skating rink with floodlights and TV screens. Dubai has got two ice rinks, Hyatt Regency Galleria and Al Nasr Leisureland and you need to check for the activities before going.

Other Sports
Besides the common sports you can enjoy bowling, polo, rock climbing, canoeing, athletics, chess, archery and much more. Popular water sports include boat racing, powerboat racing and jet skiing.

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Laura
Very amazing sports and games.. Nice pictures.. freelance website designer in Pakistan

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