Stepping into this large warehouse you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into a jumble sale reminiscent of your local village hall. On closer inspection, though, the Sun & Sand Sports Factory Outlet has a far more obvious remit than a Saturday free-for-all – to provide the people of Dubai with quality sporting goods at knock-down prices.
As you walk the maze of aisles, you soon realise just how many bargains are on offer. Anyone familiar with T.K. Maxx in the UK will draw comparisons – but there are no random sweets at the tills. All the major brands are here, with Nike and Adidas the headline attractions, ably supported by the likes of Timberland, Vans and Puma.
Football fans are well catered for, with a good choice of replica shirts from all the top teams (and Man United), while there is a huge selection of training kits and boots to give you the look of a pro without needing Lionel Messi’s bank balance.
However, it’s not just lovers of The Beautiful Game who should head here. Fitness freaks will find a variety of workout aids on offer, including running machines and weights, while boxers, golfers and even surfers all have their place.
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, making the whole experience all the more rewarding, but if you’re not a fan of queueing, don’t rock up to the Al Quoz outlet during the sales or you could be forced to take out your frustrations on one of the array of punch bags.
Sun & Sand Sports Factory Outlet