Abu Dhabi is a very sporty city (click here for more details about how to get involved) but we don’t always feel like putting trainers on ourselves. Luckily we can still enjoy the buzz and the lively vibe by being part of the audience! From ice hockey to volleyball, from tennis to golf, geography and weather are no boundaries to what we have been able to watch.
The capital is host to a wide range of international and local sporting events and festivals, which are a great chance to see the best of the sport’s world showcased in front of our eyes:
- Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (blog post)
- Fifa U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
- Formula One Grand Prix (blog post)
- Mubadala World Tennis Championship
- Volvo Ocean Race
- Wake Park World Wakeboarding Championship
- TAQA GCC Hybrid Electric Challenge (blog post)
- Red Bull Air Race (blog post) (blog post)
In Abu Dhabi there are many sporting venues where to watch our favourite sports, such as Zayed Sports City, the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, the Yas Marina Circuit, and many more.
The Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club also periodically organises races. (blog post)
If we want to support a local team, we are spoiled for choices: click here for a more detailed list of sports and sport teams always happy to have new supporters cheering from the audience.
And here is what we have learned about traditional sports in the UAE.