Join a corporate basketball league or go rock climbing
Ladies-only classes at Dubai Ice Rink Dubai Ice Rink is now offering women-only classes every Wednesday, with female coaches. Dhs550 per person for five group lessons (includes free entry to public session after class). Wed 12.15pm-12.45pm. Ongoing. Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).
Play hockey Play in Duplays’ indoor hockey league, which is open to men and women who are looking to play in a fun, recreational format. Dhs250 per individual, Dhs1,650 per team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until October 10. Emirates International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Urban Energy’s running programme This new training programme gives participants the chance to achieve their goal of running 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon distances. Training lasts between ten and 21 weeks depending on individual goals, and includes two running classes and one fitness class per week, as well as nutrition tips, motivational meetings and plenty of goodies from Urban Energy and Reebok. From Dhs1,000 for 5k training programme. Urban Energy Fitness, various locations (050 657 1182).
Deals at Dubai Creek Golf Club Get discounts on one-month unlimited driving range and par 3 access, with lessons also offered at lower rates until the end of September. From Dhs695 for unlimited par 3 and driving range access. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, email@example.com (04 380 1234).
Groups and societies promotion at The Els Club Groups who book a day of golf before Sunday September 30 get a special rate, which includes 18 holes, a main course in the restaurant and two beverages, plus a golf cart, water, towels and tees, use of the club’s practice facilities and prize presentation. Dhs535 per person. Until September 30. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City, www.theelsclubdubai.com (04 425 1000).
Ladies’ nights at Wild Wadi Every Thursday evening, women and boys aged under nine have the run of the park. Try the new Jumeirah Sceirah. Dhs205. Thu 8pm-midnight. Until October 31. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Bowling league Get competitive by joining Duplays’ new mixed bowling league, which launches today. Dhs200 individual, Dhs1,000 team. 4pm-6pm. Until October 19. Dubai Bowling Centre, Business Bay, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Corporate basketball league Round up some colleagues, sign it off with your HR team and join this competitive men’s league, which starts today. Dhs2,800 per team. 5pm-10pm. Until November 2. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Etisalat Pro-League: round one Al Ahli face off with Al Jazira. Prices vary between clubs. From 8.15pm. Al Ahli, Al Nahda Road, Al Qusais (04 298 8800).
Go cycling with Dubai Roadsters Improve your fitness and hit the road with Dubai’s best-known cycling group. You’ll need your own gear (including helmet), and must be prepared to make an early start. Dhs200 annual fee (payable at Wolfi’s Bike Shop, Sheikh Zayed Road). From 5.30am. Meet at Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubairoadsters.com (04 339 4453).
Wadi Taybah hike Hike approximately 8km along tracks through one of the UAE’s finest wadis, taking in mountain scenery, local villages and small farms. Suitable for all abilities and families. Dhs150. Timings TBC. Meeting point arranged once booked (055 955 6209).
CrossFit fundamentals Attend a three-hour introductory class and you’ll be ready to take on a beginners’ CrossFit workout session. Dhs400. Noon-3pm. The Box, Star International School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (050 556 5640).
Rock climbing day Head out on a rock climbing trip to one of a number of locations around the UAE. The location for Saturday’s climb will be decided nearer the time. All abilities are welcome, and equipment is supplied. Dhs450. Timings TBC. Meeting point arranged once booked (055 955 6209).
The Grill Time Out columnist Tom Bushell forms part of the sporting panel on Dubai Eye’s live sports show, broadcast from Barasti every Saturday. Each week expect top guests, expert commentary, prizes and, of course, plenty of sport. Free. 5pm-8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 399 3333).
Beginner golf coaching Want to join a golf league but not quite up to your desired standard? Try this coaching offer, which will help get you in shape in plenty of time for the start of a new league. The first session will take place on Monday October 8. Dhs1,200 for eight sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until November 26. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Men’s football league Join Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s league. Also on Tuesdays. Dhs525 per individual, Dhs4,000 per team. 7pm-11pm. Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Women’s basketball league The Duplays Lady Ballers IV league is now in its second week. Dhs200 individual, Dhs1,575 per team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, email@example.com (055 224 0187).
Join Dubai Jebel Ali Dragons Rugby Club This rugby club offers social training as well as a competitive team. Training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays, with games held on Fridays starting in September. Dhs900 for season membership, including training gear. 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, follow signs for Jebel Ali Golf Resort Hotel, then for Jebel Ali Shooting Range, the ground is at the shooting range site. www.jebelalidragonsrfc.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Play golf at The Track Meydan’s relatively new nine-hole course not only offers excellent value, but it’s also open from 6.30am to enable you to play before work. From Dhs103.50. Open daily 6.30am-sunset. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).
Take a trip on a Wonder Bus See the city by land and water on this yellow and blue boat-shaped coach, which cruises around town and along the creek, passing many of the city’s best-loved landmarks on the way, and some hidden gems too. Dhs140 per person. Rides daily from 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm. Burjuman, Bur Dubai, www.wonderbustours.ae (04 359 5656).
Cheap weekday bowling rates Head to Dubai International Bowling Centre during the week for lower lane rates when you play before 4pm. Dhs10 per person. Sun-Wed 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Next to Century Mall, Al Mamzar, www.dubaibowlingcentre.com (04 296 9222).
Nike Run Club This free running club’s winter season features weekly sessions at Safa Park on Tuesdays at 6.45pm, JBR on Saturdays at 7.45am, and Downtown on Fridays at 7.45am. Attend ten sessions and you’ll be given a free Nike T-shirt. See the Facebook page for updates. Free. 6.45pm. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.facebook.com/NikeRunningMiddleEast.
Try motocross at dawn If you have your own bike, head to Dubai Motocross Club, which opens from 5.30am to help riders beat the heat. Dhs50 per rider for full day, Dhs25 for half day. Open daily 5.30am-10am, 4pm-sunset. Ongoing. Next to Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, www.dubaimotocross.com (050 695 0764).