Plan Your Visit - Zabeel Sports District


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

What is Padel Tennis?

Padel Tennis is a cross between tennis and squash and is a great social and physically rewarding game. The game was invented in Mexico in 1974 and has since become very popular in Spain and Latin America. In the past ten years, padel has spread rapidly in the past 10 years and is now a part of Zabeel Sports District.

What is Basketball?

Basketball is a team sport where two teams, usually consisting of five players on each team, play against each other on a rectangular court. The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard on the opponent’s side of the court, while preventing the opponent from shooting it into your team’s hoop. Basketball players mainly use skills such as dribbling, shooting, running, and jumping which is known as dunking.

What is Badminton?

Badminton is a sport played over a net using rackets and shuttles with stroking techniques that vary from relatively slow to quick and deceptive movements. It is considered the fastest court game in the world: professional players can hit the shuttlecock at speeds of up to 180mph (288kph) toward their opponent. However, whilst stamina and agility are important, anyone can play badminton at a competitive level, and the sport is a popular choice for people of all ages and fitness abilities.

What is Cricket?

Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams, 11 players each, on a field which has a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch in the centre. The purpose of the game is to score more runs than your opposing team. A Cricket match is divided into periods called innings. It is decided before the game begins, if both teams will have one or two innings. During the innings one team bats while the other fields. All 11 players on the fielding team are on the pitch at the same time however only two batsmen are the field at any one time.

What is volleyball?

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. Appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels, rules for pickleball are simple, making it a great introductory sport. It can also be quite the challenging, fast-paced, and competitive game when people become more experienced at playing. So, if you’re looking to bond with your family and friends, pickleball makes it easy to do just that while also giving you the ability to fit in a fun workout.

How Can I Play at Zabeel Sports District?

Whatever your experience, age or ability level, all are welcome to join our sports courses and social sessions, take a lesson with a qualified coach or the book any of the courts/pitch for a match with friends.

What are your main COVID-19 safety measures and regulations?

Our safety rules follow the guidelines set out by the relevant Government of Dubai Authorities. You can find out more about our COVID-19 safety measures and regulations here.

Can I enter the facility without a prior booking? Do I have to pay at the entrance?

You are welcome to come with your friends to hang out and enjoy our healthy juice parlour. However, you need to book a time slot in advance to use your selected facility. Entrance is free; you will pay only when you make a booking to use one of our courts.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

We do not offer refunds against cancelled court bookings. However, you can reschedule your booking for another day. Any cancellations that occur after the 24 hr hr deadline will not be refunded and will be charged a cancellation fee that equals the full booking fee.

What if I book an activity but don't turn up, or if I need to cancel at the last minute?

Our terms and conditions state that those who book a court or a pitch but don’t turn up, or who cancel within 24 hours of the activity taking place, will be charged a cancellation fee that equals the full booking fee. Please see our cancellation policy.

What is the age limit to using your sports facilities?

All ages are welcome at Zabeel Sports District. However, children under 14 should be supervised by an adult (one adult can accompany a group of children under 14 if they are coming together to play at one of our facilities).

What sort of clothing is acceptable across the venue?

Appropriate sporting attire, including shoes, should be worn on court and shirts must be worn at all times. Guests are encouraged to dress modestly and appropriately while at the venue.

Where are the washrooms located?

You can use the washrooms available next to the courts.

Do you have showers and changing rooms?

We don’t have showers. However, we do have changing rooms.

Are there locker rooms to store personal belongings?

Lockers are available at our facilities.

Are photos allowed at Zabeel Sports District?

You can take pictures or post videos for your personal use as long as you are respectful towards the privacy of others. Zabeel Sports District is not responsible for any issues that may arise if you post content without the permission of others. Professional photography or videography of a game or a match is not permitted without prior consent from the Emaar Security Management.

Can I rent sports equipment?

Sports equipment can be rented on-site. A valid ID will be required and you can collect it upon returning the rented gear.

Is there a prayer area inside the venue?

Prayer areas are available at The Dubai Mall Zabeel. We also have a prayer room next to the courts.