Abu Dhabi – Sporting options

Cycling options plenty to select – but cost?

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Models are plenty for cycling enthusiasts. But, too costly for quality cycles with options.

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Winners Takes it all

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Winners Takes it all

Indian Sports and Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi (ISCC) encourage sporting activities amongst its members and public. Here is a display of trophies waiting for winners of an annual event.

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The focus now change to Yas Marina circuit and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010.
The photos are from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2009.
Yas Marina Circuit is owned by the Executive Affairs Authority of the government of Abu Dhabi and operated by Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management. It employs about 180 full-time staff, supported by up to 200 part-time workers and volunteers at peak times.
Right next door is the iconic Yas Hotel, a luxury marina, yacht club, six other hotels, the Yas Island golf links and the Ferrari World indoor theme park, set to open in late 2010. The international airport is close by and only 25 minutes away is the thriving city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, largest of the seven Emirates and one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world.
 How to Get There
Yas Marina Circuit is easily accessible by road or air from the UAE and internationally. Situated on a natural island, visitors traveling by road from Abu Dhabi city can reach Yas Marina Circuit in around half an hour, while Dubai is just over an hour away. Access to the circuit is via a 12-lane highway which can be accessed from the Sheikh Maktoum (E10) highway from Abu Dhabi, or the Sheikh Zayed (E11) highway from Dubai. For overseas visitors, Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 15 minutes away by road.
 Key facts and figures
The Formula 1™ track is 5.55 km long and can be split into two smaller tracks of 3.1 km and 2.4 km, which can operate simultaneously where desired.
Approximately 50,000 spectators can view the action on the circuit from the comfort of permanent, covered grandstands and air-conditioned VIP facilities. Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world where all the grandstands are covered.
 To know more about it, please visit Yas Marina circuit. online.

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Al Wathba Camel Race Track

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Al Wathba Camel Race Track

Al Wathba is one of the most prominent racetracks in UAE  and hosts a camel festival along with camel racing.  
Camel Racing is an integral part of Sports in UAE and it also reflects the unique culture of it’s citizen.
The sport attracts everyone from members of the royal family to local and foreign visitors.
Prominent races are held during the winter season on Thursdays and Friday mornings, at specially designed racetracks. The winner of the race is given huge amount of money therefore camel racing in Abu Dhabi is incredibly competitive and exciting.
Al Wathba is one of the most prominent racetracks in UAE  and hosts a camel festival along with camel racing.  
It is situated on the Abu Dhabi Al-Ain highway.
Location : Al Wathba Camel Racetrack – 24.237020N , 54.653290E

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi built at a cost $22 million is one of the world’s finest cricket grounds. Opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup during November 2004.
The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.
Regular club and international matches are played here.

Ramesh Menon
Post 7  Dt.  27.10.2010

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Ice Rink at Marina Mall

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Ice Rink at Marina Mall

The Ice Rink at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi is a wonderful place for family union. It is open from Saturday to Wednesday (10:00 am to 10:00 pm) and on Thursday (10:00 am to 11:00 midnight and Fridays (11:00 am to 11:00 pm). It has quality equipments and cost is about Dhs. 40 per hour.

To know more about Marina Mall, please click here.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
Post 4  21.10.2010

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Eastern Corniche

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 Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Eastern Corniche

One of the most scenic places in Abu Dhabi, Eastern Corniche, is a place to visit and walk during early morning and evening hours. It is located on the

Salam Street (Street No. 8).
The view towards the mangroves from the long walk way has been an integral part in the life of many Abu Dhabi residents for many years. However, like other infrastructure, this section is also getting transformed as part of the Salam Street development project and one wonders what will be the shape of it, once the project is completed.
It is a must to visit and walk around, especially if you are a photography enthusiast before it disappears.
Early morning during week-ends you may find many coming to this area for fishing. The area has useful spots for playing football and week-end parties.
Ramesh Menon
Post 3  21.10.2010