Head down to the Corniche skatepark next to Family Park if you want to get outside on your board. There’s a great community atmosphere, and BMX riders and inline skaters are also welcome. Don’t worry if you’re a novice either, because being part of the community means there’s always someone on hand to show you how to master that kick flip you’ve been struggling with, or impart some advice on how to drop in on a half pipe correctly every time.
For those looking for the newest spot in town though, the place to be is Adventure Zone at Adventure HQ in Dalma Mall. Built specifically to cater for the city’s rapidly burgeoning skater scene, the park has all the facilities and obstacles Tony Hawk wannabes could ask for, including half pipes, bowls, a wall ride and an exciting street section designed to allow riders to showcase and practise their own style.
Want to get involved but you’re lacking some key equipment, say a skateboard or safety kit? For the latest ranges in skateboarding kit head to Rage in Al Wahda Mall. You can buy complete boards or decks, trucks, wheels and bearings separately and build your own setup. It also sells BMX bikes if your whip of choice has two wheels instead of four.
Adventure HQ: Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Level 2, Dalma Mall, Mussafah. Contact Adventure HQ (02 445 6995) or Adventure Zone (02 445 8903) for more information. Rage: Open Sun-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Al Wahda Mall (02 443 7617).
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