10 of the Best Indoor Activities in Dubai

From paintball to ice-skating - beat the heat this summer by staying indoors!
ByRashmi JeetendraThursday , 14 August 2014
10 of the Best Indoor Activities in Dubai
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Club Impulse

We know it’s hot outside! All right, it’s blazing. And we understand you exuberant people need an alternative way to unleash your energy. So, here’s a list of 10 indoor-activities we want you try out this summer. It may not give you that celeb-worthy tan, but you’ll definitely have a fantastic time!

1. Club Impulse

If billiards, foose ball, PS3, goose-bumps inducing music and a delectable menu of food is the kind of rush that gets your pulse pumping, search no more, scuttle over to Club Impulse! This place is a definite must-see, whether it’s the exceedingly innovative interior design, the soul-throbbing music system, the ultra-cool in-built space defying gaming stations, or the scrumptious food, the club is bound to leave a lasting impression. Club Impulse is a definite treat for the senses. So, if you’re searching for some serious in-door summer indulgence this is the place for you. Plus the music is played on request, making you the in-house DJ!

INFO: Oud Metha Road, Dubai, 056 769 6096

2. Golf and Shooting Club

Did Lethal Weapon tickle your adrenaline gland; did you ever fancy holding a fully loaded gun? Well, we have a safer and, of course, a much less dramatic option for you action junkies. Point your compass and head to the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, which provides a first class facility for Rifle & Pistol Shooting. Now, we know most of you grasshoppers have never held a gun before, but fear not! Keeping your safety in mind a well experienced (and patient) instructor will be awaiting you, making sure you don’t accidently open fire on the unsuspecting crowd.

INFO: Emirates Road, Sharjah, 056 5487777, www.golfandshootingshj.com

3. Bounce Middle East

All right, bunnies, hop on aboard to BOUNCE Middle East, where free-jumping has been revolutionised to a whole new level. A warehouse crammed with interconnected trampolines, Bounce is a spring-loaded urban playground, a fantasyland for free jumpers. If you’re looking to train for air-sports acrobatics or just a fun platform to burn some summer fat then bounce is the place to be.

INFO: 32, 4B Street Al Quoz, 04 3211400, www.bounce.ae

4. Tee and Putt

If mini golf doesn’t sound exciting enough, try glow-in-the-dark mini golf! We know what you’re thinking, golf just got harder, but what’s life without a challenge? Better yet, a summer challenge! So, get ready to play the trickiest dim-lit 18-hole miniature golf of your life, all while entering  into a world full of fun, imagination and  mystery with some serious competition!

INFO: WAFI Oud Metha Road, Dubai, 04 357 3290

 5. Pursuit games

If you’re the kind who likes competing in packs then this is definitely the place for you. Paintballing is an exciting sport that incorporates gun skills where in two teams compete in games of capture, elimination or stealth. Did the Gladiator awaken a combatant in you? Then head on over to Pursuit games paintballing centre, and display your strength and valor. Claim your victory by marking your opponent with a paintball gun and smudging them in colorful gore. But beware! The Pursuit games will test you, and if you aren’t strong enough it will smear you in paint. If you’re feeling competitive go check out this thrilling paintballing centre.

INFO: 04 3244755, pursuitgames@eim.ae


 6. Arabian Wildlife centre

If you have a keen eye for the untamed then make your way to the Arabian Wildlife centre. Not only does the Centre house the world's largest collection of Arabian wildlife but it is also the only zoological park in the Middle East to be completely indoors, making it perfect for a day out, regardless of the weather. The Wildlife Centre has been divided into various sections, each dedicated to a group of species including; reptiles, invertebrates, birds, nocturnal animals, ungulates and large carnivores. For the perfect wild summer adventure, visit the unique wild life park and don’t forget to bring your friends and family!

INFO: Sharjah, 065311999, www.epaashj.com

 7. Thrill Zone

Appealing to almost all age groups, laser tag is one of the world’s most popular team games. Thrill Zone is a Jurassic Park themed arena designed by professionals to accommodate more than 20 people! Players are divided into teams of two and have 15 minutes to score as many points as possible for their squad. UV lights, techno music, fog and a jungle themed arena come together in creating an invigorating ambience to play Laser Tag. Wearing special vests, equipped with high-tech laser weapons, invading each other’s team base, the players have only one objective - total annihilation. Are you game?

INFO: Oasis Centre Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 3883551, www.thrillzoneuae.com

 8. Abu Dhabi Pottery

Did the art of pottery ever intrigue your senses? We have the perfect place for you to visit, Abu Dhabi Pottery centre, here you can learn the exquisite art of moulding clay. On taking a course you will learn to make a pot on the potter’s wheel as well as hand building techniques, and /or improving your current skills, also learning to throw larger better pots, also learning all aspects of glazing. Moreover, you will be introduced to various methods and techniques of pottery and ceramics; and you can work at your own pace and choose your preferred technique. This summer learn an age-old  craft and give your mind a new challenge, go visit the pottery centre!

INFO: Abu Dhabi, 02 6667079, www.abudhabipottery.com

 9. ifly Dubai

Did the movie Gravity give you chills? Fancy defying the law of physics? At ifly Dubai, everything that goes up doesn’t always come down. This inventive play station gives you an opportunity to spread your wings and fly, without having to physically jump of an air-suspended plane.  At ifly, a vertical wind tunnel that moves air up in a vertical column, offers the best possible flight experience for indoor skydiving. If you’re a newbie, don’t worry there’ll be an instructor on hand to guide you every step of the way. No experience is necessary and it’s great fun for all ages, offering an opportunity of endless excitement and adventure!

INFO: Play nation, Mirdif City Center, 04 2316292, www.theplaymania.com

10. Al Nasr leisureland Ice Rink

What better way to beat the heat then spending the day on ice! Become the Dubai’s ice prince or princess at the Al Nasr leisure land ice rink. The massive ice skating platform is the perfect place to unleash your energy and, of course, your inner figure skater. This ice rink plays host to casual skating, as well as ice hockey and figure skating. One of Dubai’s less busy rinks, so a good place for those not so steady on ice, in which case feel free to hold on to the barrier!

INFO: Oud Metha Road, 04 337 1234

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