Abu Dhabi is known for its many sports events, including the yearly Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but also cycling events and padel events. In the past few years, Abu Dhabi has grown fond of padel and nowadays, a lot of padel courts can be found around Abu Dhabi. 

Is Padel Popular In Abu Dhabi? 

We can give you a very short answer to this question because yes, padel is indeed very popular in Abu Dhabi. Whilst most people had never heard of this sport until about five years ago, it has grown out to be one of the most played sports in Abu Dhabi. Padel is most likely one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and it’s great to see padel becoming more talked about in The Middle East. In the hotter months, indoor padel courts in Abu Dhabi are great as they often provide air conditioning and you won’t have to play in the burning sun. Saves you some sunburn, too!

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Padel Courts In Abu Dhabi

For the most amazing padel courts in Abu Dhabi, ensure to keep reading as we’ll list our favourite courts here. If you’re looking for a place to play a game of padel with your friends, these courts are our absolute favourites. 

Let’s Padel Academy

Remember that indoor padel court we were talking about? You’ll find it at Let’s Padel Academy in Abu Dhabi. They offer four padel courts, a shop with high quality padel equipment such as padel rackets and shoes, and they have a café for a post-padel drink! Always make sure to book a court before you go, because, with ‘only’ four courts available, this location is often booked up.

Zayed Sports Academy

For padel beginners who are looking for padel lessons to help them get started and work on their technique, Zayed Sports Academy is the perfect place to start off. Their website makes it super easy to book a court or book a private padel lesson, whatever you’re feeling like. 

321 Sports

For outdoor padel courts at a great location, 321 Sports is one of the absolute best you’ll find in Abu Dhabi. There is only one padel court available at the facility, but it’s a popular choice, so definitely make sure you book your spot!


This facility has three padel courts and is great for both padel beginners and those who have been playing for years. ACTIVE in Abu Dhabi is a place to enjoy various sports, including padel. And a top tip, if you book online, you can get 10% off padel courts!

Hotels With Padel Courts In Abu Dhabi 

At the Ritz-Carlton in Abu Dhabi, you won’t only get to enjoy the luxury of the 5 star-hotel, but you can also play a game of padel. The padel court at the Ritz-Carlton offers multiple courts to play padel with your friends or family, and a certified padel academy where you can learn the ins and outs of padel.  

Another hotel where you can play padel is the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. They offer three padel courts at the hotel where you can get together with your sports buddies. The courts are also available for public booking, so even if you’re not staying in the hotel yourself, you can still play a game of padel!

Padel Tournaments In Abu Dhabi

Alongside playing padel with your friends, it’s also possible to compete in padel tournaments in Abu Dhabi. Check the calendar on WeSport’s website to find out when an event is taking place and confirm your entry! Every month, there are multiple padel tournaments and events in Abu Dhabi, so you don’t have to worry about missing out.

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