An ideal itinerary – as selected by our editors every week
Our picks of the week
1 Learn to surf with Surf Shop Arabia See Mon 17.
2 New basketball leagues at Duplays See Wed 12.
3 Take a tour of the stables at Meydan Grandstand See Tue 18.
4 Cycle coast to coast with the Dubai Roadsters See Fri 14.
5 Ladies, join the SUP Sisters at Ignite Surf School See Fri 7.
New men’s basketball league with Duplays Sign your team up now for this new recreational league. Dhs2,400 per team. Wed 7.30pm-10.50pm. Collegiate American School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 472 394).
Membership deal at Fidelity Fitness Sign up now for a new membership at this high tech gym and get two months for free. Phone or visit the gym to apply. From Dhs2,599-Dhs6,599 for 12 months. Sun-Thu and Sat 6am-11pm, Fri 8am-8pm. Until November 30. Fidelity Fitness, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Other location: Al Fattan House, JBR, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 451 1133).
Urban Energy Reebok Run Club If you want to improve your running technique or have just signed up for your first marathon, join this running club, which aims to get you prepared for 5km, 10km, and marathon distances. Packages from Dhs1,400 for 3 months. Various locations including Al Barsha Pond Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
Dubai Roadster’s Coast to Coast challenge Athletes can take on a 216km cycling event from the Dubai coast to Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort on the north coast of Fujairah. Register online to take part. Dhs225. 5.30am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, www.dubairoadsters.com (04 339 4453).
COEGA Mina Mile Series Race One This event offers swimmers of different ages and abilities the opportunity to test their skills and limits in the calm waters off Barasti Beach over 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,600m. Participants can choose their preferred distances and youngsters are welcome to participate too. Dhs100. 7am. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.supersportsdubai.com (050 657 5021).
Pulse Rides with Cycle Hub Ideal for beginners, this group 20km mountain bike ride takes an off-road route and is a fun and social way to get into cycling in a safe environment. All rides are faciliated by a member of Cycle Hub staff. Helmets are essential. Free. 6.30am. The Cycle Hub, Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 6555).
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).
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 20. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).
Sprint Club at FAST This new sprint coaching class is run by a former competitive sprinter. The sessions will help ambitious athletes learn how to sprint efficiently and effectively to get the most out of your time on the track and avoid injuries. The classes are held on an Olympic-sized track. Free (members), Dhs50 (non-members). Sun and Thu 7am. Ongoing. Al Quoz Pond Park, www.trainwithfast.com (04 355 5181).
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).
Stable tours at Meydan Get up close to the beautiful racing horses at Meydan with stable tours, which include a five-star breakfast and meet and greet with the trainers. Dhs250 (adults), 150 (children). Tue-Wed 7.30am. Meydan Grandstand, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydan.ae (04 381 3405).
SUP Sisters Join this women’s-only stand-up paddle boarding class and learn how to paddle and get fit on the waters around the Palm. Dhs125 per session, Dhs1,000 for ten sessions. Tue and Thu 8.30am-9.30am. Fri 9am-10am. Ignite Surf School UAE, operating from Riva Beach Club, Shoreline Apartments Building 07-08, Palm Jumeirah, www.surfschooluae.com (055 601 0997).