We tried something absolutely NEW in town (in the region actually!): padbol! Do you know what padbol is? We didn’t before yesterday and were extremely happy to find out!
Padbol is a sports discipline, a fusion of football, volleyball and padel tennis/ squash. It is typically played in doubles on an enclosed court with the scoring system the same as tennis and using a ball that is slightly smaller and lighter than a football.
Created in 2008 in Argentina, padbol is now played in more than 30 countries. It was brought to our region and in the middle of our city, Al Quoz area, by Emirates PadPro Sports Academy. This complex is the world’s largest offering 7 padbol courts! And extremely friendly coaches to guide the kids (and the adults) into the game.
We arrived at PadPro complex around 2.00pm with the intention of trying it out (without absolutely not knowing what to expect) for an hour or so. The children got so happy and into the game that we ended up staying 3 hours instead. It was hard to leave even after 3 hours.
Emirates PadPro coaches were all the time guiding and making the game very enjoyable for the kids.
There is a cafeteria inside with nice food options. We tried very tasty turkey and cheese croissants and fresh lemonade.
How to book and price
Emirates PadPro offers a padbol academy for the 6-17 years old, which takes place every weekday from 5.00-6.00pm, aiming for the kids to improve their football and team skills.
The sports complex is operational from 7.00am to midnight.
There is a booking system where the padbol courts can be booked per hour. A court is booked for up to four people starting from Dh200 for a 60-minute game.
As the weather gets hotter, padbol is a nice indoor option for both adults and children and we are sure you will have an amazing experience there!
If you would wish to have fun, play a new sport or have a good workout session you won’t get disappointed!
EmiratesPadPro is the world’s largest padbol sports complex and located in Al Quoz, the facility is home to 7 courts, a café, and a lounge area operational from 7 am-midnight. Even if you may not be the sporting type; padbol is a great workout and EmiratesPadPro also has showers, changing rooms, and lockers for those looking to scoot before or after work.
Designed to be played in pairs with 4 players and a scoring system the same as tennis; don’t let this brand new sport in the region intimidate you as the friendly team at EmiratesPadPro will be able to guide you through it all.
To encourage the younger generation to play and enjoy Padbol, they have also launched activities for kids that would be great to keep them busy while they learn a new skill, especially over the summer including:
Camps for Kids: for kids 3 – 14 years
Kids Academy: for kids 6 – 17 years to learn and improve on technical football skills
Our first playdate is here!!! Emirates PadPro Sports Academy is inviting us on Wednesday, 27th of April, from 10.00am-12.00pm for 2 hours of fun for both kids and mums.
Yes, ladies, you are invited to play PadBol either with your kids or just with fellow mums if your kids are in school. And if your kids are too small, we have some babysitters available so you can have some fun!
You have a free coffee and 25% off at the cafeteria. Special price for us: AED 75/2h.
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the age of the kids and phone number. Let’s have some fun!!!