As life returns to normalcy after a few months in lockdown, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) steps up their efforts to re-start the sporting activities with a unique festival.
ADSC begin phase two of resuming sports and training activities with a summer festival under the banner of “Fit in Abu Dhabi” starting from 1 July and until the end of August.
The festival consists of 13 different sporting and training activities and at several venues in the capital city.
The events include tennis, both training and competitions, at the International Tennis Centre, and jiu-jitsu at the Mubadala Arena, both at the Zayed Sports City.
The community school project in cooperation with the Ministry of Education will conduct several sports and fitness activities, and health awareness programmes for children and parents.
Cricket training will be conducted at Abu Dhabi Cricket while swimming lessons will take place at the Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Clubs, Frontline Sports and Seahawks, and Yas Marina Circuit for cycling adventures.
Yousef Roushdy will conduct athletics training four days a week from Sunday to Wednesday from 7.30pm at the Zayed Sports City.
The Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination will provide 24 training sessions over eight weeks with three training units per week via interactive platforms.
A cycling parade will be held in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Cycling Club at Al Hudairiyat Island every Wednesday starting from 8 July to 26 August.
Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club are organising a sailing race as well as training sessions in the modern sail.
The Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club offers training sessions on Wake Surf and Flyboard on Sundays and Tuesdays from 4-6pm, along with water skiing and moto surfing on Monday and Wednesday also from 4-6pm.
Archery classes will be held at Al Dhafra Club, Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club and Al Bahia Club.
Abu Dhabi Chess Club will conduct an educational chess program for beginners and the Yas Mall will host indoor running races over 10km, 5km and 2.5km distances on 18 July, 1 and 22 August.
His Excellency Aref Al Awani, ADSC’s General Secretary, said it was a day that everyone has been waiting for but insisted everyone had a responsibility to ensure they adhere to the health and safety standards related to the Covid-19.
“First, we owe a massive thank you to our the frontline medical staff and all those who have worked tirelessly that has paved the way for us to gradually start our sporting and training activities,” he said.
“The festival is obviously an occasion to welcome back our community members to begin their routine training and our community events, particularly in outdoor activities.”