Discover the outdoors at the mega-sporting facility.
PARTNER CONTENT: The temperature is finally beginning to cool down, which can only mean one thing; it’s time to head to the great outdoors and grab some fun for you and your family.
And the perfect place to head to is Al Forsan International Sports Resort where, with its outstanding outdoor activities, a fantastic time awaits the entire family.
From wakeboarding and swimming to clay shooting and horse-riding, there are incredible things to do outdoors at this mega-sporting facility this September and beyond.
Nothing says ‘outdoor activity’ more than a dip or two into water and at Al Forsan International Sports Resort, you have the opportunity to hit the blue at its incredible pro and beginner lakes. The first place in the Middle East to introduce a water cable park system, hold on and thunder across the water as you practice new moves on your chosen board or ski. You can even enjoy the experience with a friend as the system can accommodate multiple riders meaning more action and less waiting.
Prices for wakeboarding start at AED 137 per hour. NOTE: All participants must be able to swim.
It’s time to satisfy your need for speed as you get behind the wheel of a go-kart at the Motor Sports Centre at Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Challenging you on a 1.2km Commission Internationale De Karting approved track, you can master the twists and turns on a track that has the potential to host future world championships.
But who said the kids can’t have fun behind the wheel? Children aged three to six can also get in on the action with special electric karts on the Kids Karting Track. With a maximum of 10kmph, you can inspire the next Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton. And for kids aged between seven and 11, they can join mum and dad on the adults track in a specially designed kart.
Prices start for adults at AED 126 for a 15-minute drive. All participants on the adults’ track must be a minimum height of 1.5 metres.
Take your shootings off the PS5 and showcase them at Al Forsan’s incredible outdoor paintball arena. Presenting players with numerous scenarios that are played out on a themed field, you can become a hero by capturing the flag, taking on one flag in the middle, partake in president revival or chest revival.
With prices starting for AED 100 for 20 minutes and 150 paintballs, you can customise your own experience with Al Forsan’s bespoke packages.
If you are in the mood for some competition, swing round to Al Forsan’s two outdoor padel courts located near the lakes of the mega-sporting facility. With prices starting from AED 147, you can enjoy a 60-minute game.
ZIP LINE, VIA FERRETA AND TRAMPOLINE
It’s time to leave the safety of terra firma and get the adrenaline pumping as you take your outdoor activities at Al Forsan skywards. First take a leap of faith with a zip line as you fly over the lakes below. Next bounce around and perform acrobatics on the huge trampoline before getting your rock climbing boots on and tackling the via ferrata.
AED 42 (trampoline – 10 minutes); AED 42 (via ferrata – one game); AED 63 (zip line for two rounds).
Leave the smooth roads of Abu Dhabi behind and take to some tough terrain instead as you strap yourself in for a wild ride on Al Forsan’s off-road buggy.
Prices start from AED 189 per person for 15 minutes.
Who doesn’t love a dip in the pool and at Al Forsan, you can fulfil all your swimming needs at its high-quality 25-metre swimming pool? Offering swimming classes to all levels, both adults and children, you can master the water under the tutelage of Al Forsan’s swimming instructors.
AED 84 (weekdays); AED 105 (weekend).
Take aim with a bow and arrow at Al Forsan’s shooting range in the form of archery. Perfect for a group or as a family activity, take your place on one of seven outdoor lanes and let fly at the target.
AED 126 (30 minutes – unlimited arrows).
Test your shooting skills at Al Forsan’s Outdoor Sporting Clay Target Ranges. Great for team building or family bonding, the range has hosted the ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final and Asian Shotgun Championships.
AED 230 (25 shots).
HORSE RIDING & PONY RIDES
Trot, gallop, race… whatever your level (or preferred horse speed), you can enjoy an unforgettable session of horse riding in Abu Dhabi at Al Forsan’s stables this September.
AED 84 (kids pony ride – 20 minutes); AED 105 (adults – horse riding).
For reservations or for more information visit alforsan.com
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