The impressive fortress style architecture as you first enter,makes the Jebel Ali International Shooting Club an imposing sight from the very start. This indoor and outdoor shooting academy, built to exacting international safety standards, makes the exciting sport of recreational and competitive shooting easily accessible to all.
The club features outdoor floodlit Trap, Skeet and Sporting ranges, as well as a Pistol and Archery range.
If breaking clay makes your day then this is for you. The five floodlit clay shooting ranges are equipped to cater to all three Olympic disciplines: Trap, Double Trap and Skeet.
In the days of live pigeon shooting, the word 'trap' was used to describe the box the live target was released from. Today , the word is still used to describe the device which throws clay pigeons. 'Trap Shooting' is the name of a specific type of clay shooting which uses a similar layout and shooting technique to the old live pigeon shoots. The difference with modern-day trap shooting is that the shooter generally shoots with the gun pre-mounted on the shoulder, which was not always the case with live pigeon shooters.
Skeet, another popular form of clay shooting, was invented around 1910 by three enthusiastic American game shots who sought a way to practice their shotgun marksmanship out of season. They came up with the idea of shooting 'round the clock' in which a single clay pigeon trap was positioned on the edge of a 25-yard radius circle divided as a clock face into hours. The trap was at 12 and threw its target towards 6. The game was to move positions and thus shoot around the clock. In doing this a wide variety of angles were shot and any flaw in the shooter's technique was revealed.
Sporting Shooting Pistol Shooting
In sporting shooting, a wide variety of targets are presented to the shooter. The basic idea, not always adhered to, is that the targets should simulate the flight of live quarry birds. Thus, on a typical sporting layout one might be confronted by a 'crossing pigeon', 'high pheasant', 'spring teal' and the bete noire of many a sporting shot, 'bolting rabbits'.
A fully air-conditioned 25-meter range with 10 shooting lanes.
The 5,000 square metre archery range can accommodate 12 archers at a time. Professional Instructors are on hand to teach the sport of kings.