Dubai’s first floating padel court now open in JLT

Padelx, a Swedish floating padel court idea, has established its first outpost in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT). Cluster I’s court is now open to the public.

There are two padel courts floating over the lake with views of the nearby high-rise skyscrapers. The facility offers two premium courts that can be reserved through the app for AED200 for 60 minutes each court.

“We’re incredibly excited to be launching our first floating court here in Dubai. Our first floating court in JLT is just the first chapter of a, hopefully, long and wonderful story for us and a channel to build the ecosystem sport itself here in the Middle East. We believe an active lifestyle should be fun, and this special court is a testament to that,” said Sofie Källström, the Chief Executive Officer of Padelx.

The floating club will also serve as a venue for firms and brands to display product launches, events, and shows. Padelx has set out to inspire a “movement of move” in the UAE, with former Al-Hilal football players Christian Wilhelmsson and Sami Al-Jaber as partners, and padel is considered as the ultimate sport for doing it in the simplest way,” Källström noted.

“I think sports should be a good force in people’s lives. Padel is easy to learn, fun to play and rewarding. Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better sport than padel to inspire the youth, and everyone else for that matter, to play, have fun and achieve a healthier lifestyle,” said Christian Wilhelmsson, Executive Business Developer at Padelx.

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