Abu Dhabi Sports Festival (ADSF)
The second edition of ADSF is underway with activities like basketball, football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, gymnastics, bungee trampoline, gyroscope, acroball, jiu jitsu, zipline, fitness and kids summer camp.
When: Until August 31
Timings: 10am-11pm, 7 days a week.
Cost: Activity specific. Ranging from Dh50 to Dh100
Contact: Register for activities at www.adsf2017.ae
Emirates National Auto Museum
The museum features a collection of 200 cars which include off-road vehicles, classic American beauties and the Mercedes ‘rainbow’ collection.
Where : Hamim Road, Off E11, Al Dhafra
Timings: 9am-6pm seven days a week
Cost: Dh50, children under 10 enter for free
Contact : 055-749 2155
Experience the pure exhilaration of a freefall or skydiving without jumping out of an aircraft or using a parachute.
Where : Abu Dhabi Country Club, Shakbout Bin Sultan Street
Cost: Dh180 for 2 minutes (per person)
Contact : 02-657 7777
Join a session here for all things related to fitness and wellness. The club offers a range of activities including yoga, pilates, dance and meditation.
Where: Zayed Sports City
Cost: Dh70 per session
Contact: 02-444 4945. For class schedules, go to www.the room.ae
Tasleeh Battle Zone
This is a zone for shooting enthusiasts with softball, dynamic and group shooting encounter games.
Where: Yas Mall
Timings: 10am–10pm (Saturday – Wednesday) 10am – 12am (Thursday & Friday)
Cost: Group games Dh165,
target shooting Dh170 (single)
Contact: 02 5555303
Tee and Putt
It is the only ‘glow in the dark’ mini-golf centre in Abu Dhabi and features an 18-hole golf course.
Where: Delma Mall, Musaffah
Timings: 10am–10 pm (Saturday–Wednesday) 10am – 12am (Thursday & Friday)
Cost: Dh50, Dh45 for children
Contact: 800 MINI GOLF (800 6464 4653)
Inner Space Centre
It offers free meditation sessions including s beginners’ course. Classes are offered in English and Arabic.
Where: Bain al Jessrain Coop Building
Timings: 9.30-10.30am and 7.30 to 8.30pm
Cost: Free (but you can contribute any amount you like)
Contact: 050-515 9646
Observation deck at 300
Located at the 74th floor of the Etihad Towers, this observation deck gives breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi’s skyline and the surrounding islands.
Where: Tower 2 at the Etihad Towers complex
Cost : Dh75 with Dh50 redeemable as F&B vouchers
Abu Dhabi Summer Season
The ongoing festival offers plenty of sporting and gaming activities including basketball, mini-golf, Connect 4 and Operation Skill game.
Where: Deersfields Mall, main atrium and level 4
Timings: Daily 2pm onwards until August 20
Contact: 02-501 0826
ZSC Academy Ice Skating Camp
Stay cool at the ice rink while certified coaches teach tricks and techniques to help you skate better within a week.
Where: Zayed Sport City Timings: 9am-1pm until August 24
Cost: Dh750 per week (inclusive of all activities and two snacks)
Contact: 02-403 4333
The writer is an Abu Dhabi-based freelancer