Entry spaces for this endurance event might have sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t head down to Jumeirah Public Beach and cheer on your gym buddies as they tackle a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run. The event is a qualifier for the European, Middle East and Africa TriClub Championship Series.
The series starts on Thursday January 11. Jockeys go head-to-head for the chance to win a massive US$10 million (Dhs36 million) at the Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 31, 2018. Ticket prices to be announced. 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com.
Get ready for the return of the world-famous 24-hour endurance race. Professionals and amateurs are welcome to take part. Free (register online). 3pm-3pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.24hseries.com.
The best players on the planet will be in Dubai to compete for their share of a US$1 million (Dhs3.6 million) prize fund. Can last year’s men’s singles winner Viktor Axelsen of Denmark hold onto the title for another year? Ticket prices to be announced.
You don’t have to run the full 42.2km with the Olympic and World Champions – though, the prize for the winner is US$200,000 (Dhs734,000) if you fancy your chances. There’s a 5km fun run and 10km distance if you’re serious but not pro. The top prize for the latter is Dhs4,000. Dhs440 (42.2km Marathon). 6.30am; Dhs293 (10km Road Race). 9am; Dhs183 (4km Fun Run). 11am. Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubaimarathon.org.