UAE: New Emirati-made app to connect padel tennis community – News


Expertise contains devoted function to assist ladies discover female-only session

Printed: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 4:44 PM
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A brand new platform, created by two Emirati entrepreneurs AbdulAziz AlZarooni and Saeed Ahli, is about to attach the rising neighborhood of padel lovers taking on the trending racket sport throughout the UAE.

The expertise features a devoted function for feminine contributors trying to observe the game at women-only periods.

Go Padel is an revolutionary cell software that gives an built-in scheduling and reserving system, permitting padel gamers to seek for obtainable courts and reserve their most well-liked time and site, all in a number of seconds.


The expertise was developed in response to the sport’s rising reputation all through the Emirates. The system is the primary of its variety on the earth to cater to feminine gamers by means of a women-only filter.

Rochester Institute of Expertise (RIT) graduate AbdulAziz explains, “Padel is a fast-growing sport that merges tennis and squash. With its rising reputation, notably for the reason that finish of lockdown, it grew to become more and more troublesome to safe court docket bookings and we discovered the one option to verify availability was by calling every membership, which was a prolonged course of. We realized then that there was a spot out there, and we determined to begin conducting some analysis to collect totally different views on the way to deal with this.”

Constructing on their market analysis, AbdulAziz and his co-creator, Saeed Ahli, began improvement work on the brand new platform in January 2021.

He additional says, “The expertise to help the system was constructed totally in-house, and the interface is purpose-designed to be fast and straightforward to make use of. We knew that it might be notably troublesome for girls trying to entry courts for women-only periods, so we added that filter as a function from the outset. The app additionally contains the choice so as to add pals to your recreation, permitting every participant to pay their very own share of the associated fee.”

Enterprise graduate AbdulAziz started his diploma at RIT in New York earlier than returning to the UAE to finish his research when the college opened its campus in Dubai.

He’s nicely established on the earth of expertise by means of his day job because the supervisor of ICT Enterprise Growth for du, and he believes his college schooling and the encouragement of the UAE Authorities are the inspiration for his enterprise into entrepreneurship.

“RIT presents a unique form of schooling primarily based on real-life situations and studying by doing, which actually hones the entrepreneurial bent of thoughts,” AbdulAziz says.

“The UAE is the most effective place for me to construct on this. With all of the help and sources the Authorities supply us as residents and the worldwide market that the nation has established, we’ve got the chance to construct domestically developed merchandise like this to succeed in a world scale.”

As Dubai just lately hosted its inaugural Padel Cup, AbdulAziz hopes that the Go Padel software will contribute to rising the game’s neighborhood even additional within the UAE.

“It is a sport for individuals of any age and it is nice for bringing collectively individuals from totally different nationalities and breaking down boundaries between cultures,” he says.

“I hope that our platform encourages extra individuals to hitch the sport within the UAE, to expertise this sense of neighborhood by means of sport.”

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