The very first-of-its-kind park has inclines for everybody from novices and regular thrill seekers to advanced professional skaters.
If you’re looking for some adventurous activities and ways to beat the summer heat, the Zoo Skate park could just be the place for you.
Well-known as UAE’s first indoor skate park that spreads to 5,000 square foot is an air-conditioned facility in Al Quoz. The state-of-the-art sporting zone is the latest attraction in town.
Zoo Skatepark, as its fun name symbolizes the spirit of the place as guests can have a great time together. Klynsmith, the manager said “The skatepark’s licensing partner IGNITE Extreme from Australia believes in educating people about physical activity and bringing different concepts to the community. We identified that there was a void for people to do extreme sports in a safe air-conditioned environment. This is the first concept for Ignite Extreme and we have partnered with the best brands in the region such as DC, Rage and Surf Shop Arabia for the purpose.”
Ramps for all
The beginners and professional skaters who are older than four are allowed to skate in the park and use the ramps for everyone ranging from small to intermediate to advanced. The ramps can accommodate 25-30 people at a time.
Beginners can choose for individual or group lessons and advanced skaters can continue to enjoy the ramps on their own. Skating without lessons costs Dh30 an hour or Dh75 a day while hourly group classes cost Dh135 per person and one-on-one classes Dh195. The fee covers hiring of equipment and protective gear.
The skate park is already visited by more than 300 kids and have signed up for our summer classes and we will be having competitions and tournaments as well.
The organizers are already working on developing the park into a creative space and take account of offerings like a birthday party area on the mezzanine floor, a shop selling all equipment and tools, a fun restaurant, live DJs and music. Two refrigerated vending machines dispense water and soft drinks.
There’s a reason why the skatepark is being developed as a ‘hang-out’ avenue. “Ours is a lifestyle sport. It’s a sub-culture where people have a typical way of speaking and dressing,” said Klynsmith.
The park is open all week from 1 to 7pm on weekdays and noon to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Zoo Skate Park is conveniently located only a few minutes from the First Gulf Metro station The Zoo Skate park can be found at Warehouse number 1, Al Manara Street, right next to Surf Shop Dubai.