Fathers' Day in Dubai
It’s Fathers’ Day on June 20, so check out our top 10 dad-style days out with a difference
1 Skater dudes
Why? You were a ’70s child – a time where there was no-one more hip than the kid with the afro who could flip quarter pipes and jump the fun boxes. Here’s your chance to relive your youth.
How? Book an early morning lesson with an instructor who can put you and Marty McFly Junior through your paces at Rage Skate Park’s outdoor arena. Be warned, though, you will need plenty of padding (a beer gut doesn’t count) as this is a sport where falling over is all part of the learning process.
Instructor, Sid De Labaz, says; ‘Skateboarding is great exercise and most kids start learning at around eight or nine. It’s a good activity to get into over the summer because we have the indoor Rage Skate Bowl at The Dubai Mall, which is fully equipped and air-conditioned.’ Kader Hadri, a professional skateboarder and marketing manager for Rage, says, ‘You can pick up the basics in about three lessons because you learn much faster if you’re getting the right advice from a professional. The basics would enable you to ride the skateboard and do certain turns. Tricks take longer to learn, but skateboarding can be learnt by anyone at any age. We do have dads and their kids who come and practise at The Dubai Mall Rage Skate Bowl together.’
How much? Dhs50 for an hour-long lesson
Contact: (04 336 9007); www.rage-shop.com
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