And just like that, padel became the UAE's most popular way to spend time.
We have to admit, we can't stop playing Padel – the latest sporting phenomenon to sweep through Dubai. It's a fast-paced and exhilarating racket sport (combining all of our favorite elements of tennis and squash in one game) which also happens to get our cardio racing while we work up a sweat without even realizing it. It's played on an enclosed indoor or outdoor court, making it a great game all year round, but what truly makes it special is that it can be played – and enjoyed – by players of all ages and skill sets.
From improving fitness and coordination to fostering community and providing a dynamic workout, Padel offers a host of advantages that have contributed to its growing popularity in Dubai. Whether you're a seasoned player or a beginner eager to try something new, these Padel studios will provide you with top-notch facilities, expert coaching, and an unforgettable sporting experience.
Certainly one of the coolest and trendiest clubs, Matcha has two locations: one in Al Quoz and the other in Meydan. We love these courts for the aesthetic landscaping and serene design, as well as the options for kids' courts, and more importantly, delicious food for a post-game treat. Nette in Al Quoz is a great spot for a healthy juice or cup of coffee, and Hattem Mattar's Fiya in Meydan supplies the barbecue reward for a well-played game of Padel. If you need a stretch, you can even partake in one of the yoga classes.
Central Padel Dubai
Central Padel Dubai takes Padel very seriously. With a boutique to get all the gear you need, world-champion coaches to train you no matter what level you’re at, and frequently the hosts of international Padel tournaments, it’s where you go when you’re serious about the game.
Emirates Golf Club
Emirates Golf Club has a total of 10 padel courts that you can rent for 90-minute games. Since you did build up all that sweat, it might be worth it to splurge on the 'Padel and Pool' promotion, which gives padel players access to the club's pool after a solid game.
International chain PadelX brought its padel court to Dubai... but built it floating on the water. Need we say more?
Just Padel might just be your go-to Padel court anywhere in the city, both indoors and outdoors. From courts on the sand at Kite Beach to the Ripe Market, Dubai Ladies Club, Kent College in Meydan South, Mirdif, Port Rashid, and more, Just Padel is the largest provider of padel courts in the UAE. Reserve your court on the app. It's that easy.
Padel Pro UAE
So many courts to choose from, and so little time. But one thing Padel Pro UAE has going for it is that it truly fosters a sense of community among its members.
Along with padel courts located in both Al Furjan and Palm Jumeirah, Smash has a fully-fledged fitness studio, meaning you can smash leg day (see what we did there?) and then catch an easy game of Padel with your gym buddies before or after. It's a win-win.