Roller skating, a century-old sport, has a fan following of its own. It is a great lower body exercise that works your calves, quads, and glutes. Well, forget the benefits; it is a fun activity to relax our minds. Recently, roller skating has been resurfacing more on the internet due to the pandemic lockdown. To break the boredom, noobs are learning the rink etiquettes while the pros are dancing around in their skates. Dubai has well-laid sealed roads and spacious streets. But don’t be tempted to cut loose your skating skills as there are many locations off-limits to skating. To help you avoid penalties and enable you to skate your calories away, we’ve listed safe places to roller skate in Dubai.
Places to Roller Skate in Dubai
Al Mamzar Park
Do you want to learn and showcase aerobic skate moves? Al Mamzar is your joint. They’ve got a big ramp where you can wow your mates on a skate-off. The first smart park in Dubai is located close to the highway and hence accessible to the northern Emirates.
Location: Al Mamzar Beach Street
Operating Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 8 am – 10 pm / Thursday – Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
Bay Avenue Skatepark
An Instagram picture of you roller skating in the backdrop of the majestic Burj Khalifa? Do you like the sound of that? The open-air skate track at Bay Avenue should be your choice. They have ramps, ledges, and rails for advanced skaters to show off as well as concrete slopes for beginners.
Location: Business Bay
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Are you a skate amateur? Mushrif Park can wait. Try other places and master the art of skating before coming to the Mushrif track. Because the rink here has some steep slopes which would be suited for advanced skaters. Word on the park is, it is better suited for inline skating than roller skating.
Location: Al Khawaneej Street
Operating Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 8 am – 11 pm / Thursday – Friday: 8 am – 12 pm
This neon pink Disco-themed skate rink is the latest addition to serve Dubai’s skate fanatics. Founded by a community of skaters, Roll DXB is a prime example of collective learning. They also take private as well as group classes for beginners. On Wednesdays, they have ‘Ladies Only Night’
Location: Mina Rashid
Operating Hours: Friday-Saturday: 10 am – 1 am / Thursday: 2.30 pm – 12 pm / Sunday – Wednesday: 2.30 pm – 10 pm
If you’re looking for a place to practice skate tricks? Welcome to XDubai, one of the biggest skates parks in the UAE. They have a range of ledges, rails, ramps, banks, blocks, XBowl, and 23 other features. XDubai is a powerhouse that will rush your adrenaline and make you a skating star.
Location: Kite Beach
Operating hours: 8 am – 9 pm
There are few other locations where you’re allowed to skate. Try the glitzy Downtown Dubai Boulevard, JML with lake backdrop, the glistening Dubai Marina, and the bustling Dubai Water Canal. Avoid the area after Sheikh Zayed road bridge, Palm Jumeirah Crescent, La Mer, and Al Seef as they are off-limits to skating.
What are you waiting for? Put on your helmets and knee pads, lace up your skates, roll away and open your arms wide. Feel the propulsion, breathe the fresh air, and skate your calories away.