Cricket: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the third Test match of the Mobilink Jazzcup 2011 cricketing series. Price TBC. 10am. Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (04 542 2991).
Dubai Marina running club If you want to join a running club and don’t mind an early start, this could be the club for you. Sessions are available for runners of all fitness levels. Club members run around the Marina. Free for Original Fitness Co crew members or Dhs50 per person for a casual session. 6am. Ongoing. JBR car park, www.originalfitnessco.com (04 311 6571).
Play tennis like a pro Clark Francis Tennis offers intensive training with former national and international-ranked coaches, helping you to improve your game. Dhs40 (Aviation Club members), Dhs60 (non-members). Daily 7am-9am. Ongoing. Clark Francis Tennis, Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (050 650 3140).
DMX Round III The Dubai Motocross race kicks off, with competitors entering both two-and four-wheeled vehicles. It’s sure to be a thrilling day out. Free. Timings TBC. Jebel Ali motocross track, near Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (050 452 6489).
Go diving in Musandam Enjoy two dives in the Leema Rock area of Musandam. Dhs300 tank and weights, Dhs350 full kit (plus Dhs150 for transport from Dubai), including breakfast and lunch. 6am-6pm. Ongoing. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, email@example.com (04 342 2993).
IYT small power boat and RIB master/personal watercraft courses Learn theory and practical information on small power boats, dinghies and RIBs on a two-day course, or pick up everything you need to know to be a responsible jetski rider during a single-day lesson. Powerboat course Dhs2,750, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm; personal watercraft course Dhs1,500, Fri 10am-5pm. Weekday courses on request. Ongoing. Al Barsha Business Centre, www.marine-charter-concept.com (055 960 3030).
Badminton ‘Shuttle Fun III’ league Join Duplays’ mixed open two-a-side badminton sessions. Dhs50 per session, or Dhs400 for 10. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Raffles West campus, Umm Suqeim, www.dubai.duplays.com/sport/badminton (055 224 0187).
Kayaking tours Noukhada Adventure offers regular kayaking tours to the stunning waterways and coastline of Umm Al Quwain. Directions to the tour site will be provided. Dhs200 per person. Daily 7am and 4pm starts. Ongoing. www.noukhada.ae, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 721 8928).
Nomad dive trips Nomad Ocean Adventures offers three-day diving package trips with accommodation in Musandam from Thursday to Saturday. Includes full-board on Thursday and Friday nights and free Nitrox for certified divers. The trip includes three dives on Friday and two on Saturday. Dhs1,100. Departs 5pm every Thursday. Ongoing. Nomad Ocean Adventures, Oman, www.discovernomad.com (+968 2 683 6069).
Balloon Adventures Emirates Now that the weather is cooler, why not watch the sun rise over the desert from a hot air balloon? Packages include pick-up and drop-off in Dubai. Dhs950; Dhs800 (kids aged five to 12). www.ballooning.ae (04 285 4949).
Fantastic Four golf Discover The Montgomerie’s Fantastic Four offer. Four friends can enjoy playing the links-style championship course four days a week, Sunday to Wednesday. Also, the ladies’ coaching programme offers coaching for ladies of all levels from fully-qualified PGA professionals. Dhs444 for Fantastic Four offer, Dhs975 for ladies’ coaching. Sun-Wed. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Take up dragon boating Join Dubai Flying Dragons every Monday and Wednesday at Barasti Beach in Dubai Marina. Dragon boaters at the other side of the city can join the Falcons on Sunday and Wednesdays at 6.30pm or Fridays at 8.30am at Festival City. A newbie session takes place on Saturdays at 4pm. Prices vary. Mon and Wed 5.55am, Sat 4.30pm. Ongoing. Various locations across Dubai, www.dubaidragonboat.com (050 763 4008).
Adult football at Carlton Palmer Academy The young people’s training academy is now running football sessions for adults, with an increasing number of team and individual sign ups each week. If you don’t have a team, you can be placed in one. Dhs60 per person. 7.15pm-8.15pm. Ongoing. The Carlton Palmer Football Academy, Repton School, Nad Al Sheba 3 (050 284 5061).
CNCF-Barracuda Paddlers women’s dragon boating The CNCF dragon-boat team trains on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Free for first session, Dhs50 for second and third session (fee goes to charity), Dhs1,000 for annual membership. Mon, Wed and Sat 7.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Marina, next to Dubai Marina Yacht Club, email@example.com (050 738 3949).
Night diving End the day with a night dive at Jumeirah Beach to see the fish, relax yourself, get some exercise and meet some new dive buddies. Dhs150 with full dive kit and transport to the beach; Dhs50 with tank and weights. Mon and Wed 6pm. Ongoing. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road (04 342 2993).
Audi night driving Experience night driving in an Audi TT and R8 around the International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome. Audi’s certified instructors will put you through your paces with challenges and techniques to improve your driving, including vehicle handling, cornering techniques and progressive lapping. Dhs2,450 per person. 6pm-9.30pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.audidriving.net (050 283 4053).
Indoor kart track Check out the revamped indoor kart track at Dubai Autodrome. The track is now longer and more technical, adding an extra 13 seconds to the old lap record of 33 seconds. Dhs100 for a 15-minute arrive-and-drive session, plus Dhs10 for membership. Mon-Sat 7.30pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Autodrome, Dubailand, www.dubaiautodrome.com (04 367 8700).
ABRaS new runner night This group training club offers year-round structured training, perfect for those who need a push. Runners interested in joining the group are asked to attend a Wednesday session first – all you need to do is turn up. Free for first three sessions. From 6.30pm. Ongoing. Gate 2, Safa Park, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do a night dive Explore Dubai’s underwater nightlife. Open to those with Padi Advanced Open Water certification or above, this twice-weekly dive lasts 45 minutes and follows the small reef off Jumeirah Beach. Dhs150 including tank and weight, Dhs250 including dive kit, torches available for rent for Dhs100. Mon and Wed 5.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Al Boom Diving, Jumeirah (04 342 2993).
Polo lessons Ever wanted to play the sport of kings? Lessons are now available for all levels, from novices to more experienced riders simply aiming to brush up their skills. Dhs770 for individual lessons, Dhs550 per person for group lessons. Mon-Sat 6am-10am, 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (050 887 9847).