An adrenaline-pumping month of ‘SportFest’ activities at du Forum, Yas Island, will feature a world-class cast of international sporting super stars.
Readying for ‘SportFest’ appearances are Tim Henman, the English tennis ace hero of countless Wimbledon Championships; Robert ‘Big Shot Rob’ Horry, a seven-time NBA Champion and former Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs player; former Manchester United and England striker, Andrew Cole, part of the Red Devils’ historic treble-winning team of 1999 and the second-highest goal-scorer in English Premier League history; 18-time UAE badminton champion and former Iranian national team captain, Afshin Bozorgzadeh; and the UAE’s world jiu-jitsu brown belt champion Faisal Al Ketbi and Mohammed Al Qubaisi (blue belt).
Running throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan from July 10 to August 3, ‘SportFest’ will feature sporting events, tournaments and celebrities coaching masterclasses at the air-conditioned du Forum. Open to a variety of age groups, the weekly activations will see weekly winners awarded one-off master classes with genuine sporting giants.
Three dedicated ladies’ nights featuring one focus sport will take place on July 16 (volleyball), July 23 (basketball) and July 30 (football). Ladies’ nights will also feature yoga classes, badminton and tennis options. ‘SportFest’ ladies’ nights will be open to all women and completely free to attend. Women are welcome to bring male children aged five-years-old or younger, although there will not be child care services provided.
July 10-12, 8pm-11pm: Jiu-jitsu / Intermediate Clinic with Al Ketbi and Al Qubaisi (two-hour sessions, open to over-12s; AED 50 per participant)
July 13-15, 8pm-11pm: Tennis ‘Racket Week’ with Henman (three-our sessions, competitions include men’s doubles and mixed doubles; AED 50 per participant)
July 18-20, 8pm-11pm: Badminton with Afshin Bozorgzadeh (singles men and women competitions and mixed doubles contest; open to over-12s; AED50 per participant)
July 24-27, 8pm-12am: Basketball bonanza with ‘Big Shot Rob’ Horry (men’s-only, open to over 14s; AED400 per team)
July 31 – Aug 3, 9pm-1am: Five-a-side football festival with Andrew Cole (men-only; open to over 16s; AED400 per team)
July 16 (volleyball), July 23 (basketball) and July 30 (football): Ladies’ nights
To enroll in ‘SportFest’ sessions, visit https://abudhabi.duplays.com/summerfestabudhabi
for more details.
To find out more about SummerFest Abu Dhabi, visit www.summerfestabudhabi.ae