Enjoy tennis and volleyball at Sea Breeze Play on JBR Beach
You’ve picked your spot, plonked down your towel and all that’s left to do is to grab an ice cream and stare dreamily out to sea. Blissful, right? True, but beach days don’t have to be just about working on that tan. Get active – the gang at Duplays will show you how.
For they have teamed up with Red Events, Rackets Academy and Meraas to bring us Sea Breeze Play, Dubai’s newest beach-based sports venue. Complete with four floodlit courts built for beach tennis and volleyball, this facility on JBR is about more than just fun and games.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11, Dubai Sports Council’s Hessa Al Kous spoke of the need to use sport as a way of eliminating obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the emirate.
On a lighter note, though, the ever-social Duplays team believe Sea Breeze Play will help Dubaians make new friends while taking up a new hobby. And if you have a competitive streak, make sure you sign up for one of the tennis and volleyball leagues and tournaments they’re setting up.
Derv Roa, co-founder of DUPLAYS, tells Time Out: “This a great addition to Dubai’s drive towards more people taking up sporting activities. With a goal to provide people with opportunities to get active and practise different sports, Sea Breeze Play is an ideal venue for sports enthusiasts of all ages. Since the launch we have witnessed a positive response both from our members and those who haven’t signed up yet.”
And even if you’re no good at either sport, this shouldn’t put you off as you can book some training sessions so that your service is up to scratch. Prices vary. Open daily 10am-11pm. JBR Beach, www.duplays.com.