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Mall of Dilmunia opens Bahrain's first indoor soccer facility

MANAMA, October 25, 2020

Mall of Dilmunia, a unique family-centric mall concept, has joined hands with Tekkers Academy and Malaeb app to launch Funscape Sports Zone, the first indoor soccer facility of its kind in Bahrain, within its entertainment destination Funscape World.
 
A captivating establishment that redefines the shopping experience, Mall of Dilmunia is located at Dilmunia Island in Muharraq. The mall has a total built-up area of 125,000 sq m and a gross leasable area of 47,300 sq m including a spacious underground car-park. 
 
The new Funscape Sports Zone was mainly launched to enable families to easily reserve playground and training sessions online. 
 
It is being set up with the help of the Malaeb application, a Bahraini company which is designed to enable users to create and join football matches more seamless, as well as book available nearby sport venues online. 
 
The app was built with the local community in mind, to encourage the local community and athletes to come together while enjoying a game of football.
 
Located on the third floor at the Mall of Dilmunia, it comprises two five-a-side football spaces with FIFA-approved grass-turf, along with other sporting facilities, sports simulators, changing rooms, private locker services, complete with a robot-goalkeeper challenges. 
 
The entertainment facility has a spacious area of 1,848 sq m and is designed to accommodate a wide range of sports, giving guests a freedom of choice when visiting the facility, said Mall of Dilmunia in its statement.
 
The co-operation with Tekkers enables students enrolled in the academy to attend football coaching lessons and training courses at the Funscape Sports Zone. 
 
Participants in these courses will have the opportunity to develop their skills and gain comprehensive knowledge of the methods and techniques of the game in an indoor airconditioned pitch, it stated.
 
Added safety and health precautions have been put in place to safeguard the health of visitors during the current situation, in order to provide families with an integrated entertainment center that is safe, it added.
 
In addition, Funscape Sports Zone also gives sport fans the opportunity to rent out up to two football pitches to compete in their own personal matches. 
 
CEO Shaikh Mohammed Bin Duaij Al Khalifa said: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of Funscape Sports Zone, a state-of-the-art indoor sport center in  Bahrain, which brings friends and family together."
 
"As a result of this collaborative effort between Mall of Dilmunia, Tekkers Academy and the application of Malaeb, we are able to provide the ultimate sports and entertainment services to our valued guests," stated Shaikh Mohammed. 
 
"We are proud of the cumulative efforts which has led to inaugurating this center while taking all necessary preventive measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our visitors," he noted. 
 
"Participation is made simple with the digital applications thanks to the Malaeb application, whereas Tekkers Academy will provide exceptional football lessons for student, all while taking the necessary health measures to assure the safety of all," he added.



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