BloKarting in Nad Al Sheba Try your hand at one of the quirkiest sports in Dubai: a combination of karting and windsurfing. Dhs125 (20 minutes), Dhs275 (one hour). Lessons take place at Meydan, Nad Al Sheba. Dreamdays, www.dreamdays.ae (800 2080).Cricket league Sign up to this new recreational cricket league for men. Also on Mondays. Dhs600 individual, Dhs5,000 team of eight. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 27. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
A recreational league where teams play a match every week. If you don’t have a team, sign up as an individual and you’ll be placed in an existing one. There are also competitive sessions on Mondays. Dhs550 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 18. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Midweek special rates at Dubai Creek Golf Club The 18-hole championship course at Dubai Creek Golf Club is offering special rates for UAE residents and Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) members from Sunday to Thursday throughout May, allowing players to take advantage of the mild weather for less before summer kicks in. Rounds can be booked up to seven days in advance, and the price includes cart hire and range balls. Dhs420 (UAE residents), Dhs399 (EGF members). Until May 31. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, email@example.com (04 380 1234).
Swimming lessons Mina Seyahi Watersports Club offers swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as stroke improvement sessions. Group classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday, and private classes are also available. Group lessons hs980 for 10, private DHs1,200 for 10. From 4pm. Mina Seyahi Watersports Club, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.canadian-swimacademy.com (055 139 5861).
Take a cruise for less with Xclusive Yachts
Enjoy a one-hour cruise around the coast of Dubai on a 2012 Bow Rider yacht, taking in sights including Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab. The price includes refreshments and towels. Dhs299 for up to five people. Ongoing. Xclusive Yachts, Dubai Marina (04 432 7233).
40km team time trial The Probike cycling time trial series continues with this team session. Dhs200 per team. From 6.30am. Dubai Academic City, www.premiermarathons.com (04 325 5705).
Hilton Dubai Tower Race Run up 36 floors (that’s 730 steps) to raise money for the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Foundation, which puts money towards school fees for underprivileged children. Dhs100 per person. From 8am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR, www.premiermarathons.com (no number).
Join the Dubai Diggers and try your hand at dragon boating The Diggers meet three times a week for practice, and always welcome new members. Phone the team in advance, and they will make sure you get access to the hotel’s beach to join them. Sessions are also held every Mon and Wed, 6am-7am. First five sessions free. 7.30am-9.30am. Pavilion entrance, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 718 5104).
Night diving in Dibba Easy Divers Emirates offers a wide range of different diving services. If you already have your PADI dive certification, join the group for a night dive off the Omani coast. Dhs350. Times vary. Ongoing. Emirates Easy Divers, The Lakes Club, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 447 2247).
Enjoy a traditional pearl diving experience with Jumeirah Step on board a traditional dhow and try your hand at pearl diving the old-fashioned way, at depths of three to five metres. If you’re lucky enough to find a pearl, you can keep it (although they’re not usually worth more than Dhs100). The trip also includes a typical Emirati fish and rice lunch, as well as singing and story-telling. Weather permitting. Dhs700 per adult, Dhs500 under 12s (children are not permitted to dive). Tue and Sat, 9am-3pm. Ongoing. Pick-up from Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8828).Try Jebel Ali’s new watersports centre Watercooled Watersports Centre offers rides and activities including Zapcat powerboats, waterskiing, wakeboarding and much more. Advance booking essential. Day beach access fees do not apply. Zapcat from Dhs170, waterskiing and wakeboarding from Dhs145. Ongoing. Open daily 9am-5.30pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5555).
Beat-the-heat golf rates at The Montgomerie Weekday rates go down as the mercury goes up at this golf course, with great May rates, and even lower ones from June until the end of September. Dhs395 per round per player until May 31, Dhs200 from June 1 until September 30. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).Men’s competitive football league Both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign up for one of Duplays’ more competitive football offerings, with the Premier 7s II league. Also on Tuesdays. Dhs500 individual, Dhs3,750 team. Until June 14. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Etisalat Cup Final It’s the final of this football series tonight, with Al Shabab and Al Ahli facing off for the last time this season. Prices vary. Kick-off 7.45pm. Al Maktoum Stadium, Oud Metha (04 337 5500).
Sign up for this indoor volleyball league, which starts today. With temperatures creeping up outside, it’s expected to be popular, so book your place now. Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,500 team of six. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until July 1. DAA and Raffles West, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).Media Moguls Cup Duplays’ roster of corporate football tournaments now features this league for media professionals. As with the other footie leagues, individual sign-ups are not permitted. Get a team together and contact your HR department to enter. Dhs3,500 per team. 8pm-11pm. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).Monday night pro football Join Carlton Palmer and his fellow football professionals in their adult football league every Monday evening. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team – the academy will find you one. Men only. Dhs60 per person or Dhs300 per team (maximum six players). 7.15pm-8.15pm. Ongoing. Repton School, Nad Al Sheba, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 349 5976).
Athletics coaching Regular coaching by professionals in track and field events for athletes of all ages, running throughout the summer months. Also on Sundays 5.30pm-6.30pm. Dhs40. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, email@example.com (050 225 7024).Oil and Gas Football Cup II Only open to companies in the energy sector, there is no limit on the number of players per team, but each will need to provide proof of employment with the company whose team they are setting up or joining. Individual sign-ups are not permitted. Dhs3,500 per team. 8pm-11pm. Until June 12. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).Touch rugby league This ‘Touch&Go II’ league is open to both men and women. Matches also take place on Wednesdays. Dhs450 individual, Dhs3,600 per team. 7pm-10pm. Until June 7. Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).