Registrations are now open for Term 2 of McDonald’s Junior Padel Academy!

DUBAI, UAE – 05 September 2023

  • Academy registrations open on September 6th, while the academy is scheduled to start on September 23rd
  • Running for 10 weeks across 6 padel clubs in in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, the sessions will be guided by experienced coaches and give young padel enthusiasts the chance to learn the popular sport
  • Parents will have the opportunity to enroll kids aged 8-12, with a registration fee of AED 100 to secure their kid's place, while the complete academy program will be subsidized by McDonald’s UAE

McDonald's UAE is extending a warm invitation to parents with kids aged 8-12 to enroll them in the second term of the Junior Padel Academy. Building on the success of the first term and responding to growing demand, the new term promises an expanded network of participating clubs, a higher number of coaching sessions, and an exclusive McDonald's padel kit with accompanying accessories for all participants. McDonald's UAE will cover the academy expenses related to clubs and coaching, with parents only required to pay a nominal registration fee of 100 AED to secure a spot.

The academy aligns with McDonald's UAE's commitment to providing accessible social experiences for everyone and offers kids the opportunity to engage in the rapidly growing sport of padel, which has gained immense popularity in the region. Parents eager to enroll their children in an enriching program that promotes physical activity and skill development are encouraged to visit the registration link on September 6th to secure a spot.

The 10-week course offers quite the menu of training, from initial introductions on the sport to in-depth lessons around technique and skill, ending in an awards ceremony. The academy offers weekly 90-minute sessions every Saturday, fostering team spirit, keeping the children active, and offering them the chance to acquire a new sporting skill. Parents can choose from among the six clubs located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, each offering various timing options to suit their convenience.

Commenting on the term 2 academy launch, Walid Fakih, CEO at McDonald’s UAE, said, "The Academy focuses on keeping kids active while helping them develop their sports and social skills to enhance their overall well-being. We are delighted to introduce more courts and coaches this term, enabling us to welcome even more kids into the program. As a padel enthusiast myself, I truly recognize the value of this sport and all the fun it brings!"

Claim a spot at the 10-week unique McDonald’s UAE Junior Padel Academy by visiting the website on Wednesday 6th September.

For more information, please visit .

Note to Editors:

Participating Padel clubs include:

  • Dubai
    • Padel Art: 1:00PM – 2:30PM or 2:30PM – 4:00PM
    • Central Padel: 2:00PM - 3:30PM or 3:30 - 5:00PM
    • Padelae: 10:00AM - 11:30AM or 11:30AM – 1:00PM
  • Abu Dhabi
    • Rebound: 9:00AM - 10:30AM or 10:30AM – 12:00PM
    • Padelae: 10:00AM - 11:30AM or 11:30AM – 1:00PM
  • Sharjah
    • Padelae: 10:00AM - 11:30AM or 11:30AM – 1:00PM

About McDonald’s UAE:

Operating in the nation since 1994, McDonald's UAE caters to the local community across more than 190 restaurants, geographically located to service customers in many areas. McDonald’s UAE is committed through its food trust promise, to maintaining the high quality of the products it serves at each restaurant, and across its McCafé offering.

McDonald’s UAE prides itself on being a local member of the community and has been committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen since its arrival to the nation. Following an active social responsibility agenda, it is a long-standing partner of Emirates Red Crescent supporting its charitable and humanitarian initiatives.

To further contribute to the wellbeing of the communities, creating wider environmental benefits, McDonald’ s UAE and Emirates Environmental Group work in tandem to spread green values and bring to life sustainable initiatives, reducing the nation’s carbon footprint. Driving this is the launch of its biodiesel initiative in July 2011, which sees 100% of McDonald’s UAE’s used cooking oil collected from restaurants and converted into 100% biodiesel, in turn powering the company’s logistics fleet. As a result, the trucks have traveled over 23.6 million km on 100% Biodiesel since the partnership began, saving over 25 million kg CO2e emissions.

For further information about McDonald’s UAE please visit: or contact: Varsha Muckatira from Weber Shandwick on or +971 4 445 42 22