Sports and clubs in Saudi Arabia
(golf, snooker, swimming, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, gym..)

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 8:11 PM by
There are gyms for women in Saudi Arabia, but the options are less compared to men. All the Hotel sports clubs in Saudi Arabia are open exclusive to men. Members are offered different time periods ranging from a period of 1 month to 1 year. As the registration charges keep fluctuating, it’s wise to check with the respective hotel regarding the current rate and special offers before making a decision.

List of public sports and clubs located in Riyadh:

Ladies Spa & Entertainment Section
Located within the Panorama Mall, Riyadh

Al-Khozama Hotel Sports Centre, Tel: 4654650
Facilities: gym, tennis, swimming, sauna, steam-room, squash and bowling.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Sports Club, Tel: 4791234
Facilities: sauna, steam-room, swimming, table-tennis, exercise room.

Inter-Continental Hotel Recreation and Sports Club, Tel:4655000
Facilities: gym, steam-room, Jacuzzi, tennis, squash, indoor and outdoor swimming. There is also a nine-hole golf course at the hotel as well as a bowling alley for a rate of Saudi Riyal 9/game.

Marriot Hotel Sports Club, Tel: 4779300
Facilities: sauna, steam-room, swimming, table- tennis, exercise room.

Minhal Holiday Inn, Tel: 4782500
Facilities: gym, sauna, squash, swimming, message

Sheraton Hotel Sports Club, Tel: 4543300
Facilities: swimming, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, exercise room, sauna, steam-room.

Diplomatic Quarter Sports Club, Tel: 4881010
The extensive and beautifully-landscaped club of the Diplomatic Quarter is open to families. Separate days are allotted for men and women to use the indoor and outdoor pools. The kids love this place for its well laid-out play areas.
Facilities: tennis, squash, football, karate, snooker, table-tennis, sauna, steam-room, gym, artificial wave pool (open in summer only, popular amongst children only)

FAL Sports Complex, Tel: 4543901
This complex offers its facilities for men and boys only.
Facilities: ice-skating, bowling, billiards, snooker, table-tennis, bar football, darts.

Men can go watch football matches at the club stadium in Riyadh. The National stadium, to the left of the Dammam Highway going east out of town, holds international matches from time-to-time.

Nine hole golf courses are available at the Inter-Continental Hotel, Arizona Compound and the Dirab Golf & Recreation Center; each has a pro shop with golf club, sports-clothes and balls. Arizona and Dirab also have driving ranges and the Inter-Continental arranges group golf lessons for children during May, June and july. Call the clubs for current information on memberships, competitions andd schedules.
1. Inter-Continental Golf Cours, Tel: 4655000 – Ext: 6146
2. Arizona Compund, Tel: 2483657 – Ext:454
3. Dirab Golf and Recreation Center, Tel: 4980018

Shisha corners are where men of all nationalities meet for a coffee or water pipe to talk about business or any other matter of interest. You can find these parlors on the outskirts of the town.

P.S: The author has no commercial interest in any of the companies mentioned.
The information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of writing.



  1. Posting sports club with "shisha" is like promoting smoking and clean air!

    Shisha kills, be aware! It's worse than ten cigarettes @ once!

  2. Hi Anon,

    Thank You for visiting the site.
    The brief on Shisha outlets has been striked out from this post.

    - Anita

  3. Hi everyone,
    i heard there is Lilttle Gym here in riyadh ,is this true??
    if not, i need someone to tell me a place for my little girl to learn ballet dancing.
    thank you.

  4. Hi Anita,

    You blogs been of great help... I was wondering if you could help me with club facilities for Tennis and swimming at Jeddah....

  5. Hi
    Thanks a lot for this Blog.. i have got the info what i want.. and one think please try to add RAMADA HOTEL. i heard about it as it is good one. i will let u knw if u need it.. thnkx Imran khan

  6. Thank you for visiting the Site Imran, I'm glad the Blog has helped You. And Yes, you may drop in the details on RAMADA hotel here and I'll add it to the above list.

  7. We're so grateful for your blog-the best yet!

    I tried to find somewhere for my teenage sons to learn and play soccer but so far can't find anything-do you have any ideas?

    Many thanks again


  8. Thanks Jake, Where in Saudi Arabia are you located?

  9. Hi again
    I am looking for women beauty saloon (good one)
    i knew one near Malik Tower named German Beauty Center i went with my wife but i didn't locate it
    even i don't know if its good or just a saloon!!

  10. Sami, check out the ladies section in Panorama Mall, it's got all you need.

  11. Awesome post, I want to check out a couple of your other messages. Thank you!

  12. hi thank u for the blog ^^

    Please, I want to know where I can get tennis lessons ..
    Places allow girls to inter

  13. Me too...please tell me where can i have tennis lesson and let me know how much....only available during weekends...please...

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  15. I have been living in riyadh for 4 years now and have 2 little girls. My problem is that I can't find any sports clubs that provide swimming lessons or any other kind of sports facilities for women and girls. No matter how much I ask and search the only answers I get are the manahil club and one or two others exclusively in the DQ area. This is very frustrating as I live very far away and do not have the time nor the luxury of a private driver. Does anyone know of any other facilities elsewhere? I live near exit 8.

  16. Is there any gym for teens that offers gymnastics course in Riyadh? Please reply ASAP and thank you.

  17. Have you got any football clubs for 11 year olds in riyadh because my son wants to become a football player and i need a club that will actually make him become one

    Thank you and please reply

  18. Hi,
    I will be moving to Riyadh in a couple of months & would like to know if my daughters can get training for Gymnastics, tennis or other sports.

    Thanks in advance.

  19. I am not living in Riyadh but a Jordanian friend wants to find an affordable swimming club for his young children (boy and a girl). I taught the girl only once and she has great potential. I would appreciate it if anyone could email me if they have any information on the

  20. Hi,
    I wanted to ask if anyone knows a place that trains basketball in riyadh
    Thanks in advance

  21. Hi,
    I wanted to ask if anyone knows a place that trains basketball in riyadh
    Thanks in advance


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