The Grand Slam season is almost at an end, with the current US Open inspiring a new league of tennis players the world over. For experienced players, and those just now embracing the sport, the UAE has plenty of tennis courts and facilities to hone, improve and learn new racquet skills. From manicured hardcourts at five-star hotels to indoor air-conditioned centres to see you through the summer months, here are the best tennis courts in Dubai.
The best tennis Courts in Dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage
As one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, it’s only right that One&Only‘s three flood-lit tennis courts are groomed to perfection. Play on courts lined by palm trees in the shadow of Marina towers, available for day or night rental, or improve your skills with tailored lessons from the resort’s array of coaches, available in Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic and for 30-, 45-, 60-minute timeslots.
60-minute court rental day AED225 weekdays, AED250 weekends; court rental night AED250 weekdays, AED300 weekends. Private lessons from AED270 for 30 minutes. Al Sufouh Rd, Jumeirah Beach, oneandonlyresorts.com
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Perfect your shots at one of the most perfect tennis courts in Dubai, the waterfront hardcourts of Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Practice your swing overlooking the sands of Jumeirah Beach or book a private lesson with an on-site coach from Peter Burwash International, a leading tennis management company. The tennis courts are open from 7am to 9pm daily and the hotel also offers a re-stringing service for AED105 (excluding strings).
30-minute court rental AED150, 60-minute court rental AED250; Private lessons from AED300 for 30-minutes. Jumeirah 2, fourseasons.com
With locations in leafy Meydan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, DWTC, Safa Club 1 and Dubai Sports World, Tennis 360 is one of the most popular and respected tennis clubs in Dubai. The company offers tennis courts at each location, as well as padel, beach tennis and mini tennis, and intensive group and private tennis coaching, as well as mini leagues, competitions, group sessions, tennis cardio workouts, socials and children’s coaching and classes. During the summer months, the company moves indoors to Dubai Sports World, where they offer perhaps the most competitive price for indoor tennis courts in Dubai. Head to their local clubs during the cooler months to make use of their great facilities, coffee shops, pro shops and flood-lit courts open until 10 pm. The club also offers racquet rental (AED25) and re-stringing (AED65).
Outdoor court rental AED150 for 60 minutes, private lessons from AED210 for 30 minutes. Indoor court rental AED210 for 60 minutes, private lessons from AED380 for 60 minutes. Various locations, tennisthreesixty.com
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
A beautiful setting for a sunset tennis match, the hardcourts at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah back onto the Arabian Gulf and overlook the Palm Jumeirah and Marina skyline. Private and semi-private lessons and court rental are available, and the hotel has partnered Rackets Academy, one of the most respected academies in the UAE. Prices are available upon request.
POA, East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, hilton.com, +971 4 818 2222
Dubai Creek Resort
Head to the lush and leafy grounds of Dubai Creek Resort for Peter Burwash International, a renowned school that has managed some of the world’s top tennis resorts and clubs for 50 years. Here, guests will find two full floodlit courts, along with two more under construction, which are available for a whole host of tennis activities, from court rental and lessons to matchplays, adult clinics and social initiatives like ‘doubles and bubbles’ and ladies’ coffee mornings. Racquet and ball machine hire is also available and the court is open from 6 am until 11 pm.
60-minute court rental AED200; private lessons from AED240 for 30 minutes. Social tennis AED150. Dubai Creek Resort, dubaicreekresort.com, Jake.firstname.lastname@example.org, +971 4 2054666.
Danube Sports World
As the largest indoor sports centre in the UAE, Danube Sports World is the perfect spot to enjoy tennis this summer, without battling the heat. Along with padel, badminton, boxing, football, cricket and table tennis, the centre has one ITF approved tennis court available for private lessons and court rental. Users can opt for live broadcast and/or recording on request, to look back and review skills, and also request a referee to keep competitive matches fair.
60-minute court rental AED250. Business Bay, danubesportsworld.com.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Located on the rooftop of the resort’s sports centre, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa’s tennis courts are open to both hotel and external guests for up to one hour at a time. Court rental and private lessons and coaching for both children and adults are on offer, along with tennis ball machine rental, managed through the hotel’s partner Rackets Academy. Courts are open daily from 7 am until 10 pm and offer a glimpse onto the white sand and Arabian Sea.
POA, East Crescent Road, Rackets Academy, +971 52 992 8595, email@example.com
Dubai Sports World
Dubai Sports World is another fantastic venue for indoor sports in Dubai, offering, alongside tennis, football, basketball, padel, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, cricket, pickleball and other fitness activities. There are two indoor tennis courts open daily from 8 am to 12 midnight.
60-minutes for AED210, Za’abeel Halls 2-6, Dubai World Trade Centre, open until 10 September, dubaisportsworld.ae
Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Open daily from 6 am to 11 pm, Al Habtoor Polo Resort’s tennis courts are located in the heart of Dubailand, an equestrian-inspired retreat that transports visitors away from Dubai. The hardcourt offering invites guests to book a court or make reservations for a tennis lesson, working with professional coaches from ISM Sports throughout the week. Private, semi-private and group programmes are available for adults and children with discounts for hotel guests and residents.
60-minute court rental AED130 (AED100 for guests and residents), private lessons from AED300 for 60 minutes. Emirates Road, Wadi Al Safa 5, habtoorpoloresort.com
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Another five-star resort with ocean-front tennis courts is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. The resort is home to two tennis courts with hardcourt service offering both lessons with professional instructors and court rental.
POA. East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah. firstname.lastname@example.org, exoticadubai.tajhotels.com
Al Habtoor City
A stone’s throw from Downtown Dubai, the tennis complex at Al Habtoor City has a total of 11 hard courts and the UAE’s only indoor air-conditioned tennis pavilion allowing for year-round tennis. Courts can be rented per hour, there’s a team of highly experienced coaches for both adults and children and the club offers a range of competitions for all levels, adding a social aspect to the game.
60-minute outdoor court rental AED225, indoor AED555; private lesson from AED325 for 45 minutes. Sheikh Zayed Road, alhabtoortennisacademy.com
JA Palm Tree Court
All-inclusive beach resort JA Palm Tree Court is the perfect place to improve your game, offering four floodlit courts with ATP-certified professional tennis coaches. The courts offer group and individual coaching with discounts for block bookings. Tour favourite and world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas recently visited the courts during his stay at JA The Resort, so if it’s good enough for Tsitsipas…
AED350 for 60-minute private lesson, AED220 for 60-minute group lesson. JA Golf Resort, Mina Jebel Ali, jaresortshotels.com