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Wednesday 22

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2012: Women’s Day 3
With some tickets still available at the stadium, the world’s best players battle it out. The semi-finals and finals are sold out, so make the most of this opportunity to see them go head to head.
Dhs50. Matches start 2pm and 7pm. Until March 3. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.

Pick up some surf skills with a lesson at Surf Dubai
Experience the thrill of surfing the Arabian Gulf with Surf Dubai, which offers private lessons seven days a week and group sessions at weekends. Blustery weather means the water is often perfect for a surf at the moment.
From Dhs125 for express sessions. 8am-5pm. Ongoing. Surf Dubai, Umm Suqeim Beach (050 504 3020).

Sign up for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Registration is now open for the Desert Challenge, which takes place from Saturday March 31 to Saturday April 7 in the Liwa desert. The motorsport challenge sees entrants compete with motorbikes, quad bikes, four wheel vehicles and trucks.
For entry details, contact info@atcuae.ae (04 296 1122).

Thursday 23

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2012: Women’s Day 4
The world’s best players battle it out. Tickets are now sold out, but catch the action live on Dubai Sports and Dubai Sports HD. Matches start 2pm.
Until March 3. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.

Dubai World Cup Carnival: race meeting 11
The stars of thoroughbred racing compete in the run-up to the Dubai World Cup on March 31.
Free, seating packages from Dhs100, hospitality packages from Dhs395. Doors open 1.30pm, race starts 3pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).

Jazz Cup T20: Pakistan v England
Pakistan and England meet again in the first match of the T20.
Tickets from Dhs30. Doors open 6pm, match starts 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.timeouttickets.com

Take on the Faldo course at night
Enjoy a round of golf after dark on the 18-hole Faldo course. It’s open to both members and the public, with tee times as late as 9.55pm.
Night clubbing access card from Dhs1,500 for three months. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).

Visit the falconry centre and try a heritage sport
Guests are given a glove to enable them to participate in flying the birds during a two-hour falconry experience. The trip also includes a tour of the new falcon mews.
Dhs900 (adults), Dhs750 (children). From 8am. Shaheen Xtreme Falconry, Falcon Mews, Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah (04 435 6550).

Friday 24

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2012: Women’s Day 5
The world’s best players battle it out. Tickets are now sold out, but catch the action live on TV Dubai Sports and Dubai Sports HD. Matches start 2pm.
Until March 3. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.

Dubai World Cup Carnival: race meeting 10
More horse-racing action in the run-up to the Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 31.
Free, seating packages from Dhs100, hospitality packages from Dhs395. Doors open 1.30pm, race starts 3pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).

England v Scotland Football Legends
A host of ex-international players will play in the UAE’s first ever England v Scotland Legends game. Among the names on the pitch will be Gary McAllister, John Collins, Lee Sharpe and Des Walker. The game will be preceded by a five-a-side tournament open to all ages and ability level – call to sign up.
Dhs55 (adults), Dhs25 (under 16s), Dhs1,000 for five-a-side team sign-up. Game starts 6pm. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence (04 883 0828), www.timeouttickets.com

JBR Fitness Weekend
Dubai gyms host fitness classes, MMA challenges, inflatable sumo wrestling, autograph sessions with MMA pros and more.
Free, top fight tickets from Dhs100. 8am-6pm, fights from 7pm. The Walk, JBR (02 553 4224).

Nike Run Club Dubai
The club offers three free training sessions each week, plus professional coaches from PTX on hand to offer advice. Attend 10 sessions and you’ll get a free Nike T-shirt. Also on Tuesdays at 6.45pm at Festival City, and Saturdays at 7am at Al Fattan Towers, JBR.
Free. 7.45am. Until April 30. Burj Park Island, Downtown Dubai, www.facebook.com/nikerunningmiddleeast.

By Holly Sands
Time Out Dubai,

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