What to watch and where to get on the pitch and play
Our picks of the week
1 Watch the horse races at Meydan Grandstand See Thu 6.
2 Push yourself at Wadi Adventure Race 7 See Sat 8.
3 Watch beach football at Jumeirah Beach See Wed 5.
4 Get a free running assessment at Reebok See Thu 6.
5 Play beach volleyball with Societe at JBR See Fri 7.
Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final 2014 Watch the leading 45 players tee off for the big money prize fund. Golf fans can also participate in a free academy on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Free. 8am-5.30pm. Until November 8. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, www.europeantour.com (04 601 0101).
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 November 6. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).
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).
Dubai Off-Road and Adventure Show This exhibition will showcase all the latest gadgets, sports, equipment and tours for exploring the great outdoors. Dhs50 per person, Dhs100 for a family pass (two adults, two children). Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-9pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.dubaiadventureshow.com (04 447 2030).
Dubai Racing Club season starts at Meydan The horse racing season restarts at Meydan Grandstand with regional horse racing for a spot in the prestigious Dubai World Cup. Fans can also get up close to the horses with stable tours, which include a five-star breakfast and meet and greet with the trainers. Races free. 6.30pm. Stable tours Dhs250 (adults), 150 (children). Tue-Wed 7.30am. Meydan, Grandstand, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 381 3405).
Reebok running club exploration session Athletes can have their running style and foot strike analysed by sports experts and get advice on the perfect running shoe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your slot. Free. 2pm-5pm. Reeebok Store, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (050 902 7601).
Dubai International Triathlon Cheer on the athletes as they take on this epic challenge. More than 1,000 athletes from 63 nations will be taking on the first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the UAE. It will feature a 1.9km swim followed by a 90km cycle then a 21.1km run. Dhs850 per person to enter, free to spectate. 6.30am-3pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.premieronline.com (052 712 8950).
Dubai Women’s Run 2014 Ladies get your running shoes on and take part in the annual 5km and 10km races. Medals will be given to all participants. Register online to take part. Dhs100. 7am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim Road, www.dubaiwomensrun.com (no number).
Societe Volleyball Contest at JBR Nightspot Societe is hosting a day of free beach volleyball for over 21s. There’s no need to register, just turn up and play. Free. 1pm. In front of the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR, www.societe.ae (050 357 1126).
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).
Wadi Adventure Race 7 This event marks the start of the new WAR season. This tough 10km obstacle course has been revamped for this season, and promises to test your limits. Dhs225. 9am-noon. Wadi Adventure, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (no number).
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).
Surfing lessons with Surf Shop Arabia Wannabe surfers can learn how to ride the waves with these one-hour lessons. The group meets in Dubai but lessons are held in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. Locations vary according to conditions. Dhs275 (including travel, surfboard rental food and drinks). Daily, times vary. www.surfshoparabia.com (056 471 6180).
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).