Where to get your dose of energetic footballing fun
For anyone feeling inspired by World Cup fever, there are plenty of places in Dubai to play a variety of sports. If you simply fancy an impromptu football game with friends, head over to Allstar Sport on Umm Suqeim Road – which offers five-a-side and seven-a-side options, as well as holiday camps and academy training for young players. Sportsmania in Jumeirah Lakes Towers is another great pick for five-a-side action, as well as being the home of the Juventus Academy Dubai.
If you’d like to make your football meet-ups a more regular fixture, there’s the option of joining a weekday league – meanwhile various corporate packages round out the centre’s impressive proposition. Other major footballing venues in the city include the 25,000 square metre Dubai Sports World in the Dubai World Trade Centre, with six indoor pitches for five- and seven-a-side matches, plus the eye-catching Koora Dome, which is part of Al Wasl Sports Club and boasts three indoor pitches with FIFA-approved artificial turf.
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