Head to the track at Meydan, check out camel racing and catch the women's tennis
Basket Hunters basketball league A new men’s recreational basketball league. Dhs275 individual, Dhs1,900 team. 7pm-9pm. Until February 27. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Champions Trophy cricket league Join this new recreational men’s cricket league. Play is already under way, but latecomers can join an existing team. Whether they ask you to chip in for the team fee is at their own discretion. Dhs475 individual, Dhs3,950 team. 7pm-11pm. Until March 13. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Golf meal deal at The Track Take on the Track’s golf course with a midweek tee time or weekend night golf, and enjoy a burger and cold drink afterwards at Qube Sports Bar all for one price. Dhs295. Until February 28. The Track, Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).
Al Marsa’s weekend getaway offers Al Marsa is running three special diving packages every weekend. The first is a discover scuba-diving experience (DSD), the second an open-water diving course (eLearning OWC) and the third an advanced open-water course that includes five adventure dives and a certification upon completion (AOW). All include a two-night stay with meals. DSD Dhs1,350, OWC Dhs2,750, AOW Dhs2,400. Trips depart on Thursdays from Dibba Port. Until February 28. www.almarsamusandam.com (+698 2683 6550).
Racing at Meydan Meydan Racecourse hosts another meet of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Also on Friday. Free admission, Dhs25 (premium seating), Dhs75 (parade ring lounge), from Dhs295 for dining options. Gates open at 5pm. Until March 30. Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2100).
Coast to Coast cycle ride The Coast to Coast Ride returns, and this time it’s raising money for charity. Though registration is now closed, you can still cheer the cyclists on along the way, or welcome them at the finish line. Free for spectators. From 5.30am. From Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah to Le Méridien Al Aqah, Fujairah, www.dubairoadsters.com (04 339 4453).
Join the Reebok running club This run club takes in a route around Dubai Marina. Contact Urban Energy or visit the Reebok store in Marina Mall to register. Dhs50 per session. Mon 8.30am, Fri 7.30am. Ongoing. Marina Mall, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
RAK Half Marathon Take part or support participants in the seventh edition of the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon. There’s also a pasta party from 6pm the night before. Dhs250 (adults), Dhs200 (under 18s). From 7am. Al Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah, www.premiermarathons.com (no number).
Softball tournament Take part in this one-day ‘Before the Creek Spoils it’ HAT softball tournament. The idea is teams are assigned at random, and the level is better than pick-up, but not as competitive as a tournament where you bring your full, finely-tuned team. Dhs100 individual. 9am-7pm. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Take a hike This rock-climbing trip is for beginners and improvers, with a location to be chosen once the group is confirmed. Dhs475 per person. Meet at 8am. Meeting points in The Springs and Arabian Ranches. www.arabiaoutdoors.com (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. He’s joined by Brian Murgatroyd, Ben Jacobs and Zulf Hyatt-Khan among others. Free. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Barasti, email@example.com (04 399 3333).
XL Volleyball Challenge Every Saturday, XL Beach Club hosts a volleyball challenge. Mixed teams of four battle it out to win prizes, which go to the winning team, player of the day and the liveliest participant – in some cases you might get a prize just for turning up. Free. 12.30pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Corporate beach volleyball league Open to companies in any industry, this mixed recreational league starts today. Dhs2,000 team. 7.45pm-9.45pm. Until March 10. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Dubai Camel Racing Festival This 12-day festival gets under way today, and sees thousands of highly-trained camels of different ages and breeds from across the region come to compete and win significant prizes. Free. 7am-5pm. Until February 28. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Al Ain Road (055 676 0006).
Fit Lab’s new membership offers Sign up to Fit Lab before Friday February 15 and get a free personal training assessment and a free Kettlebell, TRX and circuit training class, plus a one-day pool access pass for a guest. From Dhs600 per month, membership available as three, six or 12 month packages. Ongoing. Fit Lab, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Go diving in Dubai Aquarium Dive with sharks in the enormous Dubai Mall aquarium, which is packed with aquatic creatures including sand tiger sharks, rays and all manner of fish. PADI-certified divers can also take a course that includes an insight into marine conservation, underwater photography and much more. Dhs590 shark walker, Dhs1,875 speciality dive package. Ongoing. The Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).
Personal training offers from Healthy 4 U Anyone who signs up for ten sessions of personal training, and refers a friend who books themselves ten sessions, will get three free sessions. The client with the most referrals gets a one-night stay in a five-star hotel in the UAE, while second and third place get a Dhs500 and Dhs250 voucher to spend in The Dubai Mall. Personal training Dhs250-350 per session. Ongoing. Various locations across Dubai, www.dubai-personal-training.com (050 157 3552).
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Women’s Open The women’s tournament starts today, with some of the world’s highest-ranking players taking to the courts throughout the day. These first days are a great opportunity to see big names at a very reasonable price. Tickets are very limited, so arrive early. Dhs50. 2pm and 7pm. Until February 23. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com (04 417 2415).
Dubai Roller Derby Whether you’re a novice or pro, take part in this skate fitness and derby training session, which runs every Monday and Wednesday. There are also positions for skating officials and referees. Dhs30 per session, Dhs175 for monthly subscriptions. 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Tennis 360, Meydan Tennis Academy, next to Meydan Hotel, www.facebook.com/dubairollerderby (055 889 1725).
Charter a private yacht Head out for a day on the high seas. There are a number of private charter options available for different budgets and group sizes, with trips running from the marina along the coast of Dubai. From Dhs299 per hour. Ongoing. Xclusive Yachts, Dubai Marina, www.xclusiveyachts.com (04 432 7233).
Tribal bootcamp Tribe Fit may be yet to open its Dubai Marina gym, but it’s already getting the word out with free fitness classes five days a week. There’s bootcamp on Tuesdays and Sundays, running club on Thursdays (both in Dubai Marina), Bodypump on Wednesdays, and Bodycombat and TRX on Mondays (at Regent International School). Call to book your place. Free. Sun and Tue 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina and Regent International School, The Greens, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).