Football, golf,running and more sports to watch in Dubai this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Register now for the Nike+ Training Club Tour Ladies can sign up now for the Nike+ Training Club Tour – a women-only six-hour workout – which comes to Dubai’s South Ridge Park. The event has the capacity for 1,000 participants and will feature dance, spinning and yoga drills. Dhs100 registration fee. The event takes place Friday May 15, 4pm-11pm. South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai, www.gonike.me/NTCTourDubai (no number).
Icons Cup 2015 This unique golf event brings 24 of the biggest names in the world of sport together in a Ryder Cup-style format with Team USA – captained by golfing legend Fred Couples – taking on Team Rest of the World, which is captained by Ryder Cup-winner Darren Clarke. Register online for free admission. Free. Thu April 23, 7am- noon; Fri April 24 10am-noon. Until April 24. Dubai Creek Golf &Yacht Club, Deira, www.iconscup.com (04 295 6000).
Football Fives World Championships 2015 This international five-a-side tournament returns to Dubai for its second year. Spectators can watch the best amateur teams from 48 countries compete to become the Football Fives World Champions 2015. Free to spectate. Thu-Fri noon-10pm. Until April 25. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.f5wc.com (04 276 6336).
Meet the king penguin chick at Ski Dubai Check out the new arrival – a baby king penguin. Guests taking part in Exclusive or Ultimate encounters can see the chick as part of the behind scenes tour. Dhs500 (Exclusive package), Dhs850 (Ultimate package). Daily noon-9pm. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.skidubaipenguins.com (04 409 4242).
National Winter Tournament 2015 This competition – a 50-metre swimming race – is open to all ages from clubs across the UAE. Free to spectate. 9am-noon, 5pm-8pm. Until April 25. Hamdan Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (04 264 8717).
Urban Ultra’s 2XU Wadi Racer This light-reflective course is just a 45-minute drive from Dubai and takes you over varying terrains including Jeep trails and goat tracks. Also expect short, sharp climbs. Athletes can choose to do 10km, 20km or 30km distances in the dark, donning a head lamp. Sign up online to participate and see full kit list. Dhs200. 5am. Wadi Showka, Sharjah-Kalba Road, Sharjah, www.urbanultra.com (052 831 0017).
Dubai Desert Road Run This regular event allows runners to track their progress throughout the year and socialise with other athletes. The race includes a 10km run for adults. There’s also a 3km untimed fun run that’s open to all ages. Register online to get involved. Dhs85 (10km race), Dhs50 (3km fun run). 7am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.premieronline.com (050 624 5095).
Sign up for unlimited golf at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club The Summer Pass provides players with unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course with cart hire and a 30-minute golf lesson. Pass holders can also use the gym and swimming pool, the floodlit Par 3 course, Pearl Putting Course, driving range and get discounts on food and drinks. Sign up before Saturday May 23 and receive four weekday guest vouchers for 18 holes on the Championship Course (subject to availability). Dhs4,350 per person. Daily 7.30am-10pm. Pass is valid from June 1 until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).
Wadi Adventure Race 9 Sign up for the last WAR race of the season. This challenging 10km obstacle course is designed to test all levels of fitness. Dhs225. 9am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.wadiadventure.ae (03 781 8422).
Aquaventure birthday package Make a splash for your birthday at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark. This offer provides all guests with free entry to the park on their birthday. Register online to take advantage of the offer. Until February 29, 2016. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.aquaventurebirthday.com (04 426 1000).
Core at Engine Fitness Work on getting a flat stomach in this session dedicated to toning and strengthening abdominal muscles. Dhs55 (non-members), Dhs450 (monthly group exercise package), free for members. Mon 6.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.ehf.ae (04 381 9999).
Emirates American Football League (EAFL) off-season training Sign your kids up for off-season training with the EAFL. The session aims to help kids aged five to 18 develop their American football skills. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. From Dhs525. Sun and Tue 6pm-7.30pm, Pitch 1, Dubai Sports City Rugby Park, www.eafl.ae (050 659 0994).