What to watch and where to get on the pitch and play
Our picks of the week
1 Learn the rules of golf at Al Badia Golf Club See Mon 3.
2 Sign up for a triathlon at Atlantis The Palm See Fri 31.
3 Run for your life at Contagion Run See Fri 31.
4 Play a round of mini golf at Jumeirah Lakes Towers See Fri 31.
5 Push your fitness limits at the Ice Warrior Challenge See Sat Nov 1.
Dubai Camel Racing Festival Head out to the desert to see one of the oldest sporting traditions in the UAE. Free. 6.30am-8.30am. Until October 30. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).
Street workout Get fit with this unique fitness class. Using your own body weight and traditional exercises such as push-ups, this class will help you shape up in a dynamic way. Free. Sun, Tue, Thu 7pm. Ongoing. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/street-workout-extreme-calisthenics (052 862 6510).
Wild Wadi Haunted Heights In time for Halloween, thrill-seekers can experience the first haunted house in a waterpark. Haunted Heights offers a walk-through that tells the story of revenge-seeking former resident Djinn who’s out to spook the visitors. Dhs295 (adults), Dhs235 (guests under 1.1m) including single admission to Haunted Heights. 1pm-6pm. Until November 8. Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Contagion Run at Nad Al Sheba Sign up for Dubai’s scariest run. Enter as a zombie or survivor and get through the 5km obstacle course. The survivor’s objective is to complete the race with at least one of the three flags given to them at the start, while zombies lie in wait to steal flags. Dhs50 (zombies), Dhs300 (survivors). 4pm. Nad Al Sheba bike and jogging track, www.premieronline.com (050 718 5104).
Register for the Dubai International Triathlon Sign up now to take part in the The Dubai International Triathlon, which takes place on Friday November 7. Registration closes on October 31. This will be the first half iron distance triathlon to be held in the UAE. Featuring a 1.9km swim followed by a 90km bike then a 21.1km run. Dhs850 per person. 6.30am. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.premieronline.com (052 712 8950).
HDS Mini Golf at Jumeirah Lakes Towers Play 18 holes at a new all-weather miniature golf course. The course is floodlit and has fun themed holes with plenty of obstacles and ramps. Dhs35 per person for a 45-minute session. Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 2pm-10pm. HDS Mini Golf, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.hdsgroup.org (050 924 3456).
Saturday November 1
Dubai Desert Road Run Check your long-distance running progress at this event. The road run occurs throughout the season to give new and experienced runners a chance to test their legs over 3km and 10km distances. From Dhs50. 7am-9am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.premieronline.com (050 624 5095).
Ice Warrior Challenge at Ski Dubai Take on a unique fitness challenge in sub-zero temperatures and help raise money for The Dubai Centre for Special Needs. Dhs250. 7am. Ski Dubai, Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha, www.facebook.com/skidxb (04 409 9257).
Membership offer at Gold’s Gym Ibn Battuta Gate Check out the latest high-tech gym in the Gold’s group. New members can enjoy three months free when they sign up for a 12 or 18 month membership. Dhs3,499 for 12 months. Sun-Thu 6am-11pm Fri 9am-10pm. 11th Floor, Ibn Battuta Gate, www.goldsgym.ae (04 277 5465).
Trampoline Cardio at Optimal Fitness Give your fitness a boost with this bouncy workout. Using individual mini trampolines, this class will improve your balance and aid weight loss. Book in advance to attend. Dhs80 per session. Sat 10.30am. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Women’s basketball at Duplays If you have a team or want to start one and play against other competitive women, sign up for this new basketball league. Play is already under way, but teams can absorb you at their discretion. Dhs3,000 per team. Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Until November 9. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim 2, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
R&A Rules School three-day course at Al Badia Golf Club Golfing enthusiasts of all levels can take part in this course run by the prestigious school. Golfers will learn the intricacies of the sport’s rules. Dhs200. Mon 1.45pm-6.30pm,Tue 9am-5.15pm, Wed 8.45am-3.15pm, www.egfgolf.com (04 295 2277).
Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Teams from all over the world, including top-ranking Russia, will be heading to Jumeirah Beach for a week of thrilling beach football. Free. 4pm-9pm. Until November 8. Jumeirah Beach, Umm Suqeim, www.beachsoccer.com (04 324 4446).
F.I.T Touch Rugby Men’s leagues Sign up for the new touch rugby league. Women are also welcome to train on Tuesday nights, but there is no obligation for teams to field them. Dhs2,700 per team. 8.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 16. Wellington International School, Al Sufouh, www.duplays.com (04 472 394).