American University of Sharjah

Athletics and Recreation

Indoor sports facilities

Indoor Sports Facilities

The AUS Sports Complex has something for everyone.

Whether you are looking to get in shape or participate in team sports such as soccer, basketball, cricket, handball and volleyball, the AUS Sports Complex is the place to go. The Sports Facilities are open to students, faculty and staff for a variety of recreational and competitive athletic activities. The Student Athletics and Recreation Department staff also actively pursue developing and improving the level of sports in the UAE through athletic championships, symposia and training courses. Everyone in the AUS community is entitled to make use of the extensive facilities and opportunities provided by the Student Athletics and Recreation Department.

Sports Courts and Multipurpose Halls

Our gymnasium features two indoor courts that can be used for playing basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton or tennis in both organized sports and free recreation. Designed to be flexible for different sports activities and needs, it is equipped with bleachers capable of seating 300 people, an electronic scoreboard and a mechanical divider curtain that acts as a partition for special occasions.

Apart from the sports courts, smaller multipurpose halls are located in the east and west sides of the Sports Complex. These rooms are equipped with table tennis tables, mats and aerobics equipment. They can be used for a variety of activities such as aerobics classes, martial arts training, dance lessons and much more. A locker room featuring storage lockers, changing cubicles and showers is conveniently located in between the sports courts and multipurpose halls.

Swimming Pool

On the north corner of the building is a 50-meter Olympic indoor pool for lap swimming, training sessions and competition. Men's and women's facilities featuring storage lockers, showers and restrooms are available in the pool area.

Lifeguards are available during operational hours and make the final decision on all safety and hygienic matters.


Two saunas are available for use. They are conveniently located in both the men's and women's pool locker rooms.

Fitness Centers

Our fitness centers are located on the east and west sides of the Sports Complex. They have a wide range of exercise equipment (free weights, and weight training and cardio machines) backed up by aerobic classes and fitness programs designed to suit individual needs.

All members of the AUS community can use the equipment and participate in fitness courses for free. Additionally, friendly and qualified fitness trainers are available daily to provide guidance and supervision, as well as to answer all questions regarding fitness, nutrition and safety.

Squash Courts

Two courts are located on the south corner of the complex. The official design of these courts makes them well suited for training sessions and competitions.

Exercise Hall

Aerobics sessions and circuit training are conducted in our exercise hall, which has all the relevant equipment such as mats, exercise balls and a built-in sound system and radio for listening to music. The exercise hall also offers members of the community a large space to exercise individually.

Reception Area and Lounge

General queries and information on facilities, programs and activities are available at the reception desk. Facility reservations and locker assignments are administered here as well. Next to the reception area is the lounge, which is furnished with a plasma TV, dining tables and sofas for refreshment and relaxation.