Watch the DP World Tour Championship or go hiking in Hajar
Flexibility training and yoga for cyclists Spinning studio Flywheel believes flexibility training is one of the most overlooked parts of strength training and conditioning. Following Flywheel cycling classes, these sessions with instructor Barry will help improve flexibility and assist quick workout recovery. Also on Fridays at 11.30am. Free with Flywheel classes, Flywheel sessions from Dhs110. From 8.15pm. Ongoing. Flywheel, Burj Views, Downtown Dubai, www.dubai.flywheelsports.com (04 423 2544).
Go paddleboarding The water is perfect for paddleboarding just off Umm Suqeim beach. Grab a board from Surf Dubai early in the morning for the flattest seas – you might even spot a turtle. Paddleboard hire from Dhs75 per hour. Ongoing. Surf Dubai, Villa 12a, Street 3a, Umm Suqeim 3, www.surfingdubai.com (050 504 3020).
Handball league Sign up to play in men’s Handball Mania II league, which starts today. Dhs250 individual, Dhs1,650 team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 12. Al Safa School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
DP World Tour Championship The Race to Dubai culminates in this tournament on Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course. As well as the chance to follow a whole host of golfing greats, the event provides live entertainment, golfing lessons and plenty of places to relax in the sun with a cold drink. Free, register online. From 7am. Until November 25. Jumeirah Golf Estates, Emirates Road, www.dpwtc.com (04 375 9999).
The 9th Asian Swimming Championships This week will see the diving and water polo events take place in morning and afternoon slots. Call ahead for detailed timings for each day’s events. Regular ticket Dhs20 per day, Dhs80 for season ticket; VIP Dhs40 per day, Dhs160 for season ticket. Water polo from 10am and 5pm,diving from 1pm and 2pm. Until November 25. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Dubai Bypass Road (04 306 2665).
Racing at Meydan The Meydan Racecourse hosts its second meeting of the season. Free admission, Dhs25 (premium seating), Dhs75 (parade ring lounge), from Dhs295 (dining options). Gates open 5pm, post time 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 427 2110).
Beat Diabetes walkathon Sign up for the free walkathon, which aims to raise awareness by enlisting members of the public to march 3.1km, wearing blue hats and T-shirts. Last year saw more than 12,000 participate in the Dubai event, so do your bit and sign up to take them past that figure for this year. Free. T-shirt collection from 7am, walk starts 8am. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.beatdiabetes.me (no number).
Hajar Mountains foothills hike Arabia Outdoors will be conducting a hiking trip in the foothills. All you need to bring is sensible footwear for hiking, sun protection, lunch and snacks, and wear moderate clothing. Dhs150. From 7am. Meeting point is Arabian Ranches petrol station, www.arabiaoutdoors.com (055 955 6209).
Nike We Run Dubai 2012 Sign up for a 5km or 10km run, taking place after dark. The registration fee also entitles you and a friend to join in the post-race celebrations Dhs165. Registration from 6pm, race starts 7pm. Aquaventure car park, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.premiermarathons.com (056 788 7722).
The Donut 10 Now in its sixth year, the annual 10 mile (16km) road race in Mushrif Park takes place today, organised by the Mirdif Milers running club. Dhs130. From 7am. Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif, www.premiermarathons.com (050 955 8519).
CrossFit fundamentals Attend a three-hour introductory class and you’ll be ready to take on a beginners’ CrossFit workout session. Dhs400. Noon-3pm. Ongoing. Reebok CrossFit LifeSpark, Concorde Tower, Cluster H, JLT, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Introduction to polo This fun 90-minute introduction to the game is perfect even for non-riders, and gives a comprehensive insight to the skills involved in playing the sport of kings. Dhs750 per person. From 3pm. Ongoing. Dubai Polo Academy, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (050 887 9847).
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. He’s joined by Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs and Zulf Hyatt-Khan among others. Expect top guests, prizes and, of course, plenty of sport. Free. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, email@example.com (04 399 3333).
Volkswagen Track Day Owners of Golf GTI, Golf R Scirocco and Scirocco R cars bought from Al Nabooda Automobiles are invited to test the limits of their vehicles on a race track. The event includes training with expert instructors, as well as a chance to win an iPad 3. There will also be a family fun area on the sidelines to keep the kids entertained. Free. 8.30am, 11am and 2.15pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (055 980 0121).
Bodylines gym promotion Sign up for a 12-month gym membership at Bodylines in the Amwaj Rotana and you’ll get a month’s free access for your partner or friend, 20 percent discount in the hotel’s restaurants and on massages, one free 60-minute massage, a free body assessment and two free personal training sessions. Annual membership from Dhs3,800 single, Dhs7,200 couple. Until December 31. Bodylines, Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 2000).
Men’s football league Join Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s league. Also on Tuesdays. Dhs525 per individual, Dhs4,000 per team. 7pm-11pm. Until December 4. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
UAE resident rates for night golf Residents can enjoy special rates for night golf at Emirates Golf Club’s Faldo course, making the idea of getting outdoors in the evenings even more attractive. Book a four-ball any time from Sunday to Thursday, and pay for only three players. Dhs425 per person. Last tee time for 18 holes 8pm, nine holes 10pm. Until December 31. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 380 1234).
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. 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).
Volleyball league This beach volleyball league is open to both men and women. Dhs250 per individual, Dhs1,800 per team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 19. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Battle of the Banks football league Employees from Dubai’s financial services industry form company teams to fight it out in this eight-week league. Dhs3,500 per team. 8pm-10pm. Until December 14. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Five-a-side women’s football league Join this brand new women’s football league, called Victorious Secret, which kicks off today. Dhs200 per individual, Dhs1,600 per team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 11. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Ultimate frisbee league Join the Spin Doctors V ultimate frisbee league, which is open to both men and women. Don’t have a team? Fear not, you will be placed in one. Dhs200 individual, Dhs1,400 team. Gems World Academy, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).