Skating DXB Tour

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Around Dubai

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3HRS

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SUMMARY

The skating scene of Dubai is growing quickly. With loads of skate parks and streets in fantastic conditions, skating in Dubai is more than possible, its amazing. In this tour, we connect you with some of the OG skate spots in Bur Dubai, new high-tech parks and introduce you to the skating history & culture of Dubai.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

This tour is a walking tour through Dubai. Along the way enjoy some refreshments. All our tours are for free! Self-explore the city like a local using our stop-by-stop navigation, video guidance and enjoy discounts along the way. Don’t forget to hashtag #RealDubai & #StreetLifeAE and share with us your experiences and new discoveries.

PREPARATION BEFORE THE TOUR

Skateboard. Cash for water and snacks.

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Arta Ashraf

I’m a Dubai raised skater and photographer. Over the years, the Dubai’s skating scene has grown incredibly. I remember the early days of Dubai, with a hand full of skaters making moves. Since there were no ramps, we took to the streets. Thankfully, I was raised in Deira, where Dubai culture started. Together, we made Union Square our home. Join me to discover some of the best skating spots in Dubai. I hope we are able to take some dope pictures as well.

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ITINERARY

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Union Square
Welcome to the most OG skating spot in Dubai! Union Square is as important for Dubai’s history as it is for Dubai’s skating scene. In the early years of Dubai, there were no skateparks or designated skating areas. Instead, the handful of skaters would go to the street. Since skating was not welcomed, the residents would throw down tomatoes on us skaters and beg us to stop bothering them. In turn, Union Square became the hotspot to meet and practice. I suggest popping by on Fridays and Saturdays when Union Square is ram-packed with rookies and semi-profs.
Omar Ali Bin Haider Mosque
On our way to our next skating spot, let’s check out one of my favourite mosques in Dubai to take a wicked picture. Omar Bin Al Haider Mosque is a beacon in UAE’s Islamic architecture known for its unique shape and symbolic design. It is also one of the oldest mosques - established in 1952 by Omar Ali Bin Haider and renovated in 1985. If you are appropriately dressed, check out the interior. It fits 1000 people, the acoustics are so great you can hear a whisper from one side to the other, and a single chandelier hands from the Calderon with Quranic verses in turquoise and gold. A beautiful mosque for worshipping.
Juice World
I think a refreshment is highly needed right now. Juice World is exactly what we need. They have every type of exotic fruit you could imagine. Choose several different fruits and the size, and they will mix it right up.
Al Rigga Road
Al Rigga Road is one of the bigger avenues in Dubai with loads of restaurants and stores. If you find something exciting, check it out and share a picture using #StreetLife. To me, this street is the most important since I was raised here. And these exact benches are where my brother and I learnt to grind. We don’t suggest skating here, as the resident will call the police or throw eggs or tomatoes for ‘disturbing their peace’.
Bank Street
After around 5 minutes of skating, we cross a pedestrian bridge where you can take some real cool images. On the way down, don’t lose control, it can get very fast. Once you successfully cross the street, keep going straight. Here we are at the infamous, OG bank street. We gave it the name because it has loads of banks for endless tricks; flip tricks, slides, grinds, gaps and more. Just watch out for the cracks. If you need a refreshment, pass through the building, and you will get to a small grocery store / kiosk.
ESFAHAN BERIANI RESTAURANT
Time for a well deserved meal, no? Directly back at Union Square, lets grab some Iranian Food. Beriani Esfahan Iranian Restaurant has good food at great prices. Get a full meal for only 35 including a salad, soup, yoghurt and a drink. It’s one of my favorite Iranian restaurants because the chicken is so tender and the spices just blend in with everything. I suggest trying their drink - laban with dried mint.
Business Bay Skate Park
We have done loads of street skating now, lets hit some ramps. The recently constructed Business Bay skate park is one of the best spots. Its central position in the midst of Dubai makes it an attractive place for people to spend their late afternoons. The concrete ramps and steel bars make the skate very street like – my preferred style. Plus, around the area, are loads of shops and restaurants to get refreshments and grab a bite.
The Block D3
The latest skate park developing in Dubai, The Block in D3. The beautiful architecture of the stake park with a view of the Dubai Canal, make this a super nice place to ride. However, the ramps are quite large – probably better suited for BMX’ing. If you want to check out some local streetwear and get a new pair of sneakers, definitely head to FRAME. Check out our Streetwear tour for more info!
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Union Square
Welcome to the most OG skating spot in Dubai! Union Square is as important for Dubai’s history as it is for Dubai’s skating scene. In the early years of Dubai, there were no skateparks or designated skating areas. Instead, the handful of skaters would go to the street. Since skating was not welcomed, the residents would throw down tomatoes on us skaters and beg us to stop bothering them. In turn, Union Square became the hotspot to meet and practice. I suggest popping by on Fridays and Saturdays when Union Square is ram-packed with rookies and semi-profs.
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Omar Ali Bin Haider Mosque
On our way to our next skating spot, let’s check out one of my favourite mosques in Dubai to take a wicked picture. Omar Bin Al Haider Mosque is a beacon in UAE’s Islamic architecture known for its unique shape and symbolic design. It is also one of the oldest mosques - established in 1952 by Omar Ali Bin Haider and renovated in 1985. If you are appropriately dressed, check out the interior. It fits 1000 people, the acoustics are so great you can hear a whisper from one side to the other, and a single chandelier hands from the Calderon with Quranic verses in turquoise and gold. A beautiful mosque for worshipping.
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Juice World
I think a refreshment is highly needed right now. Juice World is exactly what we need. They have every type of exotic fruit you could imagine. Choose several different fruits and the size, and they will mix it right up.
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Al Rigga Road
Al Rigga Road is one of the bigger avenues in Dubai with loads of restaurants and stores. If you find something exciting, check it out and share a picture using #StreetLife. To me, this street is the most important since I was raised here. And these exact benches are where my brother and I learnt to grind. We don’t suggest skating here, as the resident will call the police or throw eggs or tomatoes for ‘disturbing their peace’.
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Bank Street
After around 5 minutes of skating, we cross a pedestrian bridge where you can take some real cool images. On the way down, don’t lose control, it can get very fast. Once you successfully cross the street, keep going straight. Here we are at the infamous, OG bank street. We gave it the name because it has loads of banks for endless tricks; flip tricks, slides, grinds, gaps and more. Just watch out for the cracks. If you need a refreshment, pass through the building, and you will get to a small grocery store / kiosk.
Stop 5
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ESFAHAN BERIANI RESTAURANT
Time for a well deserved meal, no? Directly back at Union Square, lets grab some Iranian Food. Beriani Esfahan Iranian Restaurant has good food at great prices. Get a full meal for only 35 including a salad, soup, yoghurt and a drink. It’s one of my favorite Iranian restaurants because the chicken is so tender and the spices just blend in with everything. I suggest trying their drink - laban with dried mint.
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Business Bay Skate Park
We have done loads of street skating now, lets hit some ramps. The recently constructed Business Bay skate park is one of the best spots. Its central position in the midst of Dubai makes it an attractive place for people to spend their late afternoons. The concrete ramps and steel bars make the skate very street like – my preferred style. Plus, around the area, are loads of shops and restaurants to get refreshments and grab a bite.
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The Block D3
The latest skate park developing in Dubai, The Block in D3. The beautiful architecture of the stake park with a view of the Dubai Canal, make this a super nice place to ride. However, the ramps are quite large – probably better suited for BMX’ing. If you want to check out some local streetwear and get a new pair of sneakers, definitely head to FRAME. Check out our Streetwear tour for more info!
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The skating scene of Dubai is growing quickly.
With loads of skate parks and streets in fantastic conditions, skating in Dubai is more than possible, its amazing.

In this tour, we connect you with some of the OG skate spots in Bur Dubai, new high-tech parks and introduce you to the skating history & culture of Dubai.

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