24-hour gym, horse championships, Twenty20 cricket and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Check out Dubai’s new 24-hour gym TK Fitness Lounge describes itself as a personalised gym, offering one-on-one training with pro instructors. It’s all about the details, down to the selection of music and DVDs to motivate each guest. Workouts are by appointment, and there is no joining fee. Entry by donation. Dhs450 per session, Dhs3,000 for ten sessions, price on request for ten platinum sessions (private hire of full gym, with limo pick-up and drop-off). Ongoing. Barsha, www.tkfitnesslounge.com (04 452 1456).
Hire a boat at Dubai Marina Yacht Club Choose from cruising itineraries that include trips around the marina, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab on the 13-metre Carver yacht. Hire rates include soft drinks, nachos and a brie platter, with a captain and hostess, and room for 14 guests. From Dhs2,200 for two hours. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Personal training offers from Healthy 4 U Anyone who signs up for ten sessions of personal training, and refers a friend who books ten sessions, will get three free sessions. The client with the most referrals will win a one-night stay in a five-star hotel in the UAE. Personal training Dhs250-350 per session. Ongoing. Various locations across Dubai, www.dubai-personal-training.com (050 157 3552).
Discounts on golf for two at The Track The Track golf course is striving to make the sport affordable in the city, with ever-changing offers, and March is no different. Golfers at Meydan this month get a two ball for nine holes during midweek tee times at a discounted rate. Dhs222. Sun-Thu 7am-4pm. Until March 31. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, email@example.com (04 381 3733).
Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship This competition is a chance for owners of purebred Arabian horses to showcase their beasts’ beauty, agility and heritage, and runs alongside an equestrian business fair. Free. 11am-8pm. Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 6528).
FINA/Midea Diving Series 2013 The UAE Swimming Federation hosts this year’s FINA World Diving Championship, with men and women competing across four categories. From Dhs20 per day. 8am-noon, 5pm-8pm. Until March 23. Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, Dubai Bypass Road (04 264 8717).
Dubai Autodrome 10k Take on the challenge of a 10 km run around the Dubai Autodrome race track. Dhs150 (adults), Dhs70 (students and under 18s). From 6am; race starts 7am. Dubai Autodrome, MotorCity, www.premiermarathons.com (050 624 3213).
Emirates Airline Twenty20 Watch cricket stars Rahul David and Shaun Tait in action at the event, which sees Lancashire take on Fly Emirates XI, followed by Sussex versus MCC. The champions of each match will qualify for the final, held at 2pm. There will be a free shuttle service to the event leaving every 30 minutes between 9am and 2pm from the car park in front of Lulu’s Supermarket in Karama. Dhs15, free for under 12s. The Sevens, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 321 0008).
Sign up for White Collar Boxing Dubai’s best-known amateur boxing event returns this June, but competitors only have until the end of this month to sign up to take part and get training. All entrants must be approved by the organisers before they will be officially taken on board. Visit the website to register. Free. Until March 31. www.whitecollarfightnight.com.
Try a free class at the Cake and Calories event There are calorie-guessing competitions, free fitness classes and entertainment throughout the month during this event. There is a free cycling challenge today from 5pm until 8pm and a free Zumba class from 5.30pm, plus power yoga from 8pm, and much more. Free. From 5pm. Until March 31. Festival Square, Dubai Festival City, www.festivalcentre.com (800 332).
Bungee jump in Dubai A new extreme sports centre has opened in Al Quoz, offering bungee jumping and a catapult. It will soon add a zipwire and abseiling to its portfolio. Book in advance. Bungee jump from Dhs339. Gravity Zone, Power Play Football, Al Quoz, www.gravityzone.co (056 364 7997).
Nivea Sun Beach Games This high-octane beach extravaganza is open to all. Sign up a full team of eight to ten players, or join as an individual and be placed in one. Each team must include a minimum of three women, and there will be four sports to compete in throughout the day: beach volleyball, beach dodgeball, flip cup and tug of war. Dhs100 individual, Dhs800 team. 11am-5pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 399 3333).
Go wakeboarding with SeaWake This fun watersport is becoming increasingly popular, and is relatively easy to learn. SeaWake also offers wakesurfing, with a boat big enough to make waves you can surf without holding onto a rope. Dhs200 wakeboarding, Dhs220 wakesurfing. Ongoing. SeaWake, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Join a ladies’ basketball league Sign up for this all-female recreational league, Dynamite Divas. Teams have already been chosen, but they can absorb you at their own discretion if you’re a late sign-up. Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until May 5. Jumeirah Bacclaureate School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Callaway Short Game Challenge at Arabian Ranches Golf Club Over the next two months, players can take the short game challenge. Coaches will aim to help you reduce your handicap, with six 30-minute lessons dedicated to short game and improved scoring, plus access to the par 3 academy course. The person who records the biggest reduction by the end of April will win three Callaway wedges. Dhs980. Until April 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, email@example.com (04 366 3000).
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. 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).
De-stress with cardio boxing Take your frustration out on the pads and start your day feeling de-stressed. From Dhs40 introductory class, Dhs60 single class. 8.30am. Palm Jumeirah Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
Join a badminton league The Mirdif Shuttle Masters league starts today, and is open to both men and women looking to play at a recreational level. Dhs50 per session, Dhs500 for ten sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until May 28. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sign up and get training for The Dubai Vertical Marathon 2013 Challenge yourself (and your legs) with this race up the 52-storey Emirates Towers office building, which takes place on Friday April 5 in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. Dhs500. From 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.premiermarathons.com (052 911 0661).