What you need to know about Dubai's Sportsmania which opened April 15
As Dubai residents become more fitness and health conscious, Sportsmania’s mission is aligned with the government’s directives for boosting sports and creating a comprehensive sports environment.
Here's what's on offer at Sportsmania as well as the benefits of experiencing and active lifestyle with them.
Visit www.sportsmania.ae or by calling us on 052 2424 789
Sportsmania is designed to inspire athletes to achieve their sports and fitness goals with leagues, academies and one-on-one coaching sessions taught by many of the country's top sports and fitness instructors.
The center also caters to female athletes in Dubai and the Women’s leagues are open for registration. Alternately the pitches can be booked on an hourly basis for friendly matches with special opening offers.
Conveniently located in Jumeirah Lake Towers and within a 5 minute drive from major landmarks of Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina, Media City, Emirates Hills and Barsha areas, Sportsmania is easily accessible from anywhere in Dubai.
The center’s exceptional amenities include spacious male and female changing rooms and lockers, retreat Area for R&R, a comfortable lounge area with large screens for viewing the latest live local and international sports matches, a function room for events and birthday parties, free Wi-Fi throughout the venue, ample parking for all members and the café & Sports Memorabilia Shop.
Basketball • Builds physical endurance • Burns between 630 and 750 calories per hour of play. • Improves balance and coordination • Develops concentration • Builds shoulder, arm and leg muscles
Basketball and handball courts are made to international specifications at Sportsmania.
The football courts are rubber-less and give the experience of playing on real grass, the FIFA-standard facilities include the latest shock pad technology to soften joint impact ensure the highest standards of quality and safety found on no other synthetic fields in the UAE.
"I believe the center will be a key supporter in advancing women's sports especially football and will act as a important hub to attract the growing number of female athletes in the UAE,” said UAE pro-football player Nehal Abdel Aziz.
Boasting more world-class pitches than many other center in Dubai, Sportsmania will be offering men and women of all ages as well as businesses, schools and the wider community a superior sporting experience, whether they are experienced or beginning players.
Beach Soccer • Beach Soccer increases proprioception. • Increases strength and agility • Lowers hip, knee and ankle impact pressures resulting in lower risk of injuries • Improve your stamina • Greatly improves stability
Beach Volleyball • Beach volleyball boosts your metabolism. • 45 minutes of beach volleyball can burn up to 585 calories – that's over 27 kilograms of body fat if played consistently throughout the year. • Naturally builds upper-body strength in the arms and shoulders. • Tones and strengthens the cardiovascular and respiratory system. • Drastically improves hand-eye co-ordination. • Improves the body fat to muscle ratio of the body. • Enhances health of bones and joints. • The improved circulation you get from playing volleyball sends more oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Tennis • Helps aerobic fitness by burning fat, improving cardiovascular fitness and maintaining higher energy levels. • Increases alertness and tactical thinking and creates new connections in the brain. • The average point in tennis can make you change your direction 5 times in 10 seconds and so the more you play tennis, the more your agility increases. • The stretching and maneuvering to return the ball towards your opponent increases your flexibility.
Handball • Improves arm muscles and upper body strength. • Develops agility of hands and feet, through sudden changes of pace and direction • Boosts the body's flexibility • Improves mental focus and self-confidence • Provides the body with a good cardiovascular workout, feeding more oxygen to the muscles via the bloodstream
5-a-side Football • 5-a-side football is better for you than full-scale football as every player gets a vigorous workout as you touch the ball more often, there are more goals and no time out. • Reduces cholesterol more than running or weight training • Increases bone density twice as much as running • Builds calves, thighs and glutes • Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
Outstanding amenities include: • Free, spacious, and secure parking • Free Wi-Fi throughout the facility • Well appointed male & female changing rooms • Bookable VIP changing room • R&R lounge • Fully equipped conference room • Multi-purpose in-door room • Large screens for viewing the latest matches • Sports Shop • Sports Bar
Sportsmania Fast Facts: • 1 Sports Center • 6 of the most popular sports in the world • 10 state-of-the-art and highest standard fields • 2 Prayer rooms – male and female. • 3 changing rooms – male, female and VIP private • 16 individual showers • 114 individual lockers • 67 neighboring Schools and Universities • 30,000 neighbouring companies • 350,000 neighbouring residents
“We designed Sportsmania to provide an unparalleled athletic experience to sports enthusiasts in a unique setting where they can enjoy their favorite sports with friends, family or colleagues. We are confident that Sportsmania will become the Dubai community’s new home for sporting excellence and health and fitness,” said director Fouad Ghandour.
“With the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes, we certainly hope that the schools who are not able to offer the children sporting programs because of lack of facilities will benefit from our center,” concluded Fouad.
Choose your preferred day and time and book your field for playing with friends and colleagues on the website www.sportsmania.ae or by calling 052 2424 789.
The Kids Sports Academy provides an exciting environment for kids of all abilities, from five to 14 years old to play their favourite sports with their friends, learn new skills, improve their fitness, share their passion of the beautiful game and enjoy their time at Sportsmania.
Companies wishing to promote corporate wellness and boost the team spirit can create their own private leagues or alternately defend their colours against other companies by joining the Sportsmania Corporate League.